From Cici in China

Cici is a 9 year old girl in Guang Zhou, China who (probably with the help of her family) sent me this adorable postcard.

What a cute dog! She also drew on the postcard some flowers and what I believe is the character Totoro. This was very sweet. I love it when Postcrossing becomes a family affair!


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From Yu in Hong Kong

Yu sent me a beautiful postcard showing a night view of Hong Kong.

He must have thought it would take longer to get to me because he spoke a lot about Halloween and his plans for the holiday. He wrote that he’s going to a theme park called Ocean Park for a Halloween event. He also mentioned that the Chinese ghost is different from ghosts that I would know. He didn’t really explain, so I went to the internet to find out more!

One major difference I can see is that ghosts aren’t seen as bad in their culture. We fear ghosts, but it seems like they revere them. If you want to learn more about Chinese ghosts, check out the Wikipedia page I went to.


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Chinese New Year

My husband also receives postcards and this time I am showcasing one that he received in addition to one I received. Both are postcards that celebrate past New Years in China.

The first is for 2008, and it simply says “Happy New Year!” This one was for my husband.

The year 2008 was the year of the rat, hence the cute rat with the snowman on the front of the postcard.

The other postcard that was addressed to me was for the year 2012.

This was the year of the dragon, as it states on the front of the postcard with a lovely image of a dragon. This postcard actually came from Australia, unlike the other that did come from China.

I think these postcards are very neat, and it would be a challenge to collect postcards from as many of the Chinese New Years as possible!


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From Kevin in China

I recently received a postcard from Kevin in China. I don’t really like the postcard itself as much as others I have received, but it’s the accompanying message that made me want to write about this particular card.

The back of the postcard says that this is the Old House and Trees in the evening glow of winter in Baitasi, Xicheng District. But Kevin wrote,

Hi, this is greeting from Beijing. We’ve got very bad air quality here. It is really hard to see a blue sky. Hope that it could be solved soon.

This tugged at my heart. How much we take for granted! I never even think twice when I walk outside and take a deep breath of fresh air while looking at a beautiful sky. But in Beijing, there is so much pollution, that a blue sky would be a treat. Well, Kevin, I also hope that blue skies and fresh air come your way very soon!


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Pokémon Postcards

I have received three very cool Pokémon postcards so far. All three were from different people in different places.

The Pichu postcard was the first I received. It came from Yukie in Japan. I thought it was especially neat that it came from Japan, where Nintendo and Pokémon originated.

The Pikachu and Ash postcard came from Wenyi in China. She wrote on the back, “When I was a little girl, I always watch Poketmonsters on TV after I came back from school, that was a wonderful time!” She said her favorite was Pikachu, who just so happened to be on the postcard she picked!

The Psyduck postcard came from Elena in Russia. Unfortunately, this was a repeat postcard. The first one she sent out did not arrive, so she sent this one to replace it. I don’t know if it was also a Psyduck postcard, but I was so happy to receive this one!

I am a big Pokémon and Nintendo nerd so I love that I have received these postcards. I really hope to receive more in the future!!


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Postcards from the Olympics

So far, I have received two postcards representing the Olympic Games. I think it’s so neat to get postcards like this because it’s historical! I have received postcards for the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics and the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.

Beijing 2008

Beijing 2008

The Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics postcard came from Wenyi. She wrote that she visited the site of the Olympics with her grandparents and it was their first time there. How neat! There are plenty of big name places in the states that I’ve never been, so it’s neat to hear that she and her grandparents had a special experience in such a big place in China.

The postcard shows the Bird’s Net and Water Cube with a wonderful fireworks display. The back of the postcard reads,

On August 8, 2008, the sacred fire of the 29th Olympic Games was lighted up in the Bird’s Net. In the next 16 days, more than 10,000 athletes from 204 countries and regions had challenged or broken world records, leaving a brilliant page in the history of Olympic Games. Especially, the Water Cube, because of witnessing 25 new world records just during nine days, is honored the Magic Water Cube.

Sochi 2014

Sochi 2014

The other Olympic postcard I have received is for the 2014 Sochi Winter Games in Russia. It came from Nadezhda, who explains that she doesn’t really like sports or the Olympics. She did say that she felt the postcard was beautiful, though! There is nothing written on the back explaining the front image that is in English unfortunately. We can read that it is the Fisht Olympic Stadium on the front.

I really loved these two postcards and I hope that I receive more iconic Olympic postcards in the future!


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