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Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Featured in See Hua Daily News 2014

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In May 2014, I had been asked by my reporter friend that she would like to write about postcard article especially Postcrossing as she knew that I am postcard collector so she hope that I can sharing my experiences with she. We communicated by massage as she lives in Kota Kinabalu.

As I was shy so I did not give my own picture to her although she request for a picture of me and postcard. Haha..  Lastly, she was so clever that put the illustration of me that she found out at my postcard album. This can be accepted by me as it is not so obvious. Haha..

As on newspaper just has an illustration of me and I thought that nobody will know it. Who know, one of my friends know about it and told me. Seem like the illustration really look like me. Haha..


After few days, she did inform me to buy a newspaper to see it. It is very amazing to see my postcard story on newspaper. The writing of my reporter friend is good.

For those who can read Chinese can read the story which as below:-

明信片之旅:走遍天下

2012年的圣诞夜晚,身为白领一族的健美难得休假就耗在家里,无聊上着网的当儿电脑荧幕前的“Postcrossing”字眼映入了其眼帘。没想到那一刻开始,她就与明信片结下了不解之缘。


“Postcrossing”这玩意儿有何特别之处?其实整个步骤颇简单,只要开设一个账号后网站就会随机从地址群中抽出他人的地址,自己再按照该地址寄出一张明信片,待对方收到明信片后就会把特定的明信片编号在网站里更新和登记代表已经收到。当有人收到自己寄出的第一张明信片后,他人再重复同样的步骤取得自己的地址,之后便可坐享其成等待收到其他人寄出的明信片了。该网站如此一来的系统操作,扩大了整个明信片交换的圈子。健美就是怀着忐忑,尝试的心情,踏出了第一步。而这一小步,后来造就了她对透过邮寄明信片与世界各地人交流的热爱!


话说回头,健美的‘初体验’(等待收获第一张明信片)也是苦等了一个多月之久。原本以为石沉大海没有下文了,但在2013年农历新年前夕的某一天,下班回到家后的健美获得了意想不到的惊喜,她终于得到了第一张明信片回复!该明信片寄自欧洲国家斯洛伐克,那一刻奥妙、神奇的感觉绝非三言两语能够言喻! 


自此之后,健美就陆续邮寄明信片至不同的国家,当中包括了亚洲、欧洲、美国、大洋洲等地方。同一时间,她也收获了许许多多来自世界各地的回复。每一张明信片都寄载着不同的信息、祝福,这一切皆让健美得到无比的满足感。有趣的是,健美还曾经收到一名来自吉隆坡的孩子写的明信片,同时也得知很多父母级的外国朋友同样十分鼓励小孩搭上这一程‘明信片之旅’。


过去的18个月里,健美完全沉醉于这个爱好中,甚至为此做过了别人可能认为有点疯狂的事儿,那就是无论去到哪儿都会寻找当地的特色明信片,还曾经一口气买下15张明信片,然后同一天、一次过邮寄完全部!另外,健美也热衷于亲手画制明信片再邮寄给国外的朋友,她觉得这样非但尽显诚意,更可以创造独一无二的明信片! 


透过明信片介绍美丽的马来西亚给外国的朋友及分享自己个人生活乐趣等,又能了解一些远在世界另一端的国家风土人情,健美深深爱上了这个不可思议的感觉!截至目前,健美收集册中有来自34个国家共342张的明信片,每一张对她而言皆是无价之宝!


后记 ‘明信片小知识’ 

明信片是最早可以直接把图片传送给朋友的发明喔!早在1865年,一位德国画家在纸张上作了一幅画,打算寄送給朋友,但邮政局信封却都无法装下。当时邮政局职员灵机一动,便请画家将收件地址写在画纸背面直接寄出,结果沒有信封的图画也成功寄到了朋友的手上。到了1869年,奥地利便將这种寄送方法列为印刷品邮件,于是世上第一张明信片便正式推出! 


有兴趣向健美看齐,成为明信片达人吗?享受透过明信片传达有关美丽的马来西亚的讯息予全世界、同时又可收获来自世界各地,各式各样外国明信片的乐趣?那么不妨一览www.postcrossing.com启动第一步吧!


For those who cannot read Chinese, I will make a small explanation about Postcrossing.


Postcrossing is a project that allows anyone to receive postcard (real ones, not electronic) from random places in the world.

How does it work?
1. Request an address from the website
2. Mail the postcard to the address
3. Wait to receive a postcard
4. Register the received postcard in the system

To know more about Postcrossing, you can click here to read it.

When sending postcard, you must remember to write down the Postcard ID on the postcard so that the recipient can register your postcard when he/she receive it. When register the Postcard ID, if he/she cannot find your Postcard ID, he/she can ask for help to let the Postcrossing Team to help search the Postcard ID by write down all the information that can get from postcard.

Every Postcrosser has own received postcard picture gallery that may upload by you (after receiving the postcard) or Sender (before send out the postcard). You even can favorite other Postcrosser’s postcard picture that will automatically save in your “Favorite” as a guideline for sender before send a postcard to you.

In Postcrossing, it has statistics for your postcard received and sent. Below is my own postcard statistics:-




It looks fun right? Let Postcrossing!

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