MariaZwartkruis(or Maria) is a member from Netherlands . She has been a member for over 2 years (836 days).
My name is Maria and I'm from the Netherlands. I live in a town near Eindhoven. Not many people know this, but this region, called Brainport, was world's smartest region 2011! :)
I just love figure skating, it's my passion! Some of my friends even say I'm totally addicted/obsessed! ;)
I also love photograpy.
My mother is Russian so I can speak (but not fluently) and understand Russian. I can also read Russian, but that takes lots of effort so I need exercise. So if you're Russian or if you speak Russian, please write your postcard in Russian! I can't write Russian myself, so you'll never get a Russian reply from me. A pity, isn't it?
You can write me something about your country or your personal life if you'd like to. I really like cooking and baking, so feel free to tell me a recipe if you want to. :) Or you can tell me about your music taste. I like (indie) rock. For example, I love bands like Moss, You Say France & I Whistle, Blur, The Black Keys, OK Go, Florence + The Machine, Of Monsters And Men and Ewert And The Two Dragons. Check them out if you want to, because they're all awesome! :D
Oh, and another thing: I like moose. So if you send me a postcard, I'd like to know the word for moose in your language, to expand my list. I already have these:
*(Bela)Russian: лось [los with a soft s]
*Serbian: мус [mis]
*Chinese: 麋鹿 [mílù] or 驼鹿 [tuólù]
*Polish: łoś [wosh]
*Korean: 엘크 [elkeu]
*Japanese: ムース [mūsu] or ヘラジカ [herajika]
*Thai: กวางมูซ [kwā ngmūs]
Other things I like are:
- Moose, pigs, squirrels, cows, sheep, meerkats, frogs, seagulls, ladybugs
- Rubber ducks
- Cupcakes, chocolate, fruit and other kinds of delicious food :)
- Flowers (I particularly like close-up photography)
- Matryoshka dolls
- Retro, black and white cards
- Musicians or anything related to music
- ... and other unusual/cute/colourful/funny things :)
I'll be happy with any postcard I receive. You don't really have to stick to my preferences. Surprise me and have fun writing the postcard!
I always try to register the postcard within the day I received it. Please contact me if I did not register your postcard (when the traveling time is getting really long...)!
NL-754889 to martha997 (Poland)
NL-1060388 to kate_koltakova (Russia)