I am a South African woman living in Taiwan's capital, Taipei. I love living here, and sending and receiving snail mail.
I set the challenge for myself to send and receive 100 postcards, and then see if I still enjoy Postcrossing. Result: I am addicted! [Updated 2019-03: I am on the other side of 700, and have decided to update my wishlist a little. It helps with organizing postcards.] I love the joy of receiving cards and register them within an hour of receiving them; please do the same with mine - or anyone else's.
The biggest draw for me is receiving Moomin related postcards and stamps, but also Marsupilami related items (SO RARE). Recently, I also love having stickers and washi tape on postcards, so if you have some, feel free to add them. Anyone who has received a card from me, will know my love of decorating the back!
Here is the wishlist (in list form finally):
* Blue Cats by Irina Zeniuk (I have fallen in love with her cat images!),
* Alexey Dolotov's cat images,
* animals (I am looking for animals that are interesting. Have your heard of quokkas, a Spiderman lizard, glass frogs. komodo dragons, or shoebills? My students haven't, so I use the postcards as mini flashcards to teach them about different animals from around the world. Please help me add to my thin folder.)
* Diddle Mice and the Little Mole, (from Germany)
* KPop: SuperJunior, Got7, CNBlue, BTS (I know ELFs, Boice, Ahgases and ARMY are out there),
*Smurfs, Pixar, Disney, Totoro, KDrama related, BT21,
*cartoon-like cards are welcome. I love cute and colorful cards too; especially if they can inspire students to write about them. I have used some cards to have students write creative pieces on what happened before, during or after the scene. Sometimes it works, sometimes we have to try a little longer to come up with ideas...
Also, no envelopes unless you feel it necessary to keep the card safe; I like the traveled look.
Not sure what to say? Try telling me what you had for breakfast, the last thing you searched for on Google, or your favorite word and why.
Please write the date sent and if possible the weather on the day you wrote the card. Please make the postcard ID clear so that I may register it problem free because then you can send a new postcard faster. If you sent me a postcard and it expired, send me a message and I will try to help out. I know how saddening it is to see postcards on the expired list.