emmnmmmah, United Arab Emirates

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About Emma...

A TLDR version: Emma, 21y.o Chinese, a social science, cultural, history. art, travel and language learning enthusiast.

And if you got time, here's the longer version ;D

I'm Emma/祺云(Qiyun), majoring in development economics, and minoring in peace studies, philosophy, and public policy.

Many postcards I send are customized from pictures I took while traveling to countries surrounding the UAE. I love capturing people at work or socializing, sceneries of clashing modernism with traditional architecture, strange slogans/quotes/things and details of buildings and objects.

I spent my childhood in Xi'an, China, most of my middle and high school in the U.S (WA, PA, FL), and now attending university in Abu Dhabi, UAE. I just returned from study-away semester in Tel Aviv, Israel, focusing on topics including but not limited to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Israeli politics, and biblical archeology. I became a sympathizer of Palestinian Resistance after witnessing the bleak consequences of the Israeli Occupation myself by traveling to the West Bank.

I love visiting museums, cooking, dancing and I try to read at least 50 books a year. Books I finished lately includes The Conquest of Bread by Peter Kropotkin, and I'm revisiting some Marxist works. I've been playing a Chinese instrument called Guzheng(古筝)for 15 years and wants to learn the Qanun (قانون, I got a Turkish one from Mardin).

Some of my favorite themes for postcards includes
History (old photos, posters, advertisements, particularly USSR related)
Cultural Festivals, Ethnic/Religious Arts
Street scenes
World Heritage, Intangible Cultural Heritage
Painting/Art Related (Renoir, Cezanne, Francisco Goya, Ingres, Rembrandt and Fragonard are among my favorites)

Or anything that you are passionate about.
Handmade cards are surely welcomed but no ad cards and no multi-view cards please ;))))

Potential themes of writing might be:
Books you'd recommend
Holidays and traditions
Ongoing political debates/social issues particular to you country
Cultural Cuisine/ your favorite food
Literature, your latest reading
Arts and craft
or anything that you consider unique to your culture or country!

If you are a native speaker in French/Spanish/Arabic, kindly write me in that language if possible.


Thanks for reading till here and happy postcrossing!

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