Philis, Singapore
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  • Member since Joined 25th Jun., 2012
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  • icon English, 中文 (读:简/繁体,写:简体), un peu française, ein bisschen Deutsch, 少し日本語
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  • icon 21st August 1995
    (28 years old)

About Philis...

11/11/19, sent 1000th postcard, SG-314289
14/11/19, received 1000th postcard, US-6343837
4/3/22, received 2000th postcard, RU-9030486
9/3/22, sent 2000th postcard, SG-372453
2/7/23, sent 3000th postcard, SG-406736
4/7/23, received 3000th postcard, LT-898208

I am:
-A linguaphile: I love languages! Other than my native ones, I can also read French (A2), German (B1) and Japanese (N4). You can write to me in these languages, but please use simple vocabulary.

-Singaporean Chinese: Despite having similar traditions to Mainland Chinese, we do not share the same history/politics so I cannot comment on those. We have four official languages and English is our first language.

Singapore is a city-state-island-country. We have only one city where the entire population lives. Compare land area (square KM) below:

Singapore: 729
Beijing: 16,411
Berlin: 892
Kuala Lumpur: 243
London: 1,572
NYC: 784
Tokyo: 2,194
Toronto: 630

As of 2022, we had ~5.6 million people: ~3.55 million Singaporeans, ~520,000 PRs, and the rest are immigrants. So there's quite a diversity of cultures on our tiny island! It takes 1.5 hours to travel end-to-end via subway. We have a tropical climate = high temperatures and humidity all year round.

I like:
-Astrology: I'm a Leo!
-Astronomy: I love planets and stars
-Harry Potter
-Horror movies
-Meet up cards: especially the ones from Taiwan!
-Mythical creatures of any kind: cute or scary!
-Pan's Labyrinth: my favourite movie
-Phantom of the Opera
-Playbills or old posters (advertisements, propaganda etc): I love the art style!
-Reading: Feel free to recommend books!
-Tom and Jerry

If you don't know what to write, maybe you can answer this: What is your most hated food and why? Looking forward to hearing from you!

On 21 December 2016, I received my first repeat postcard!


Dear China friends, please stop lecturing me on whether Hong Kong/Taiwan is or not a part of China. I made the list below from memory and it's ARBITRARY, not a political stance. Please take your arguments elsewhere.

I love travelling! Places I've been to:
-Australia (Albany, Cairns, Fremantle, Kyneton, Melbourne, Perth, Tinaroo)
-Cambodia (Phnom Penh, Prey Veng Town)
-China (Beijing, Chengdu, Shanghai, Shantou, Shenzhen, Wuhan, Zhuhai)
-Hong Kong
-Indonesia (Bali, Jakarta, Karawang, Madura, Malang, Surabaya)
-Japan (Kyoto, Miyagi, Nara, Osaka, Sendai, Tokyo)
-Korea (Busan, Seoul)
-Malaysia (Cherating, Ipoh, Johor, Kuala Lumpur, Langkawi, Malacca, Penang)
-Myanmar (Heho, Mandalay, Yangon)
-Pakistan (Kasur, Lahore)
-Philippines (Banguio, Benguet, Manila)
-Poland (Warsaw, Wrocław)
-Sri Lanka (Colombo, Polonnaruwa, Tissamaharama)
-Taiwan (Tai Chung, Taipei)
-Thailand (Bangkok, Chiangmai, Hat Yai, Hua Hin, Khao Yai, Pak Chong, Pattaya, Phuket)
-USA (Des Moines, Johnston, NYC, Union City NJ)
-Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh)

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