I'm Nina, a Chinese-Filipino from Manila, Philippines. My home city entered 1 year's worth of lockdown on March 16. I can buy groceries, visit malls, dine in al fresco or outdoor restaurants, or exercise outdoors. Because of the increase in COVID-19 cases and the very slow vaccination program, uncertainty looms in the horizon.
Meanwhile, I pass time by decluttering. I cut back on media consumption online and offline to improve mental health. I keep a lockdown journal and sketchbook to record my new normal experiences. Sometimes I play Dungeons and Dragons online through the Discord server. I try to spend at least 30 minutes among the few trees in my neighborhood. I get around by walking and taking public transportation.
Please write the date on the postcard. Mail can be very slow because of the limited postal staff. I have received postcards as long as 5 months or almost a year.
Thank you very much for your postcard and message. I look forward to reading your stories.
Optional: I left this list of my Gotochi and Greetings from postcard collection to avoid duplicates. I don't actively seek them out. But if you decide to send me any that's not on my list yet, thanks a lot! I'll send you a postcard in return.
- Greetings from...(country of origin: https://www.postallove.com/Postcards/Greetings-from-series) I now have Singapore, Italy, China, Norway, France, Poland, Belgium, Portugal, Germany, Netherlands, Thailand, Brazil, Hong Kong, Finland (special edition), Bulgaria, Lithuania, Sweden, Latvia and Serbia.
- Postallove Continents: I now have Europe, North America, and Australia.
- Japan: GOTOCHI (I now have the following [from direct swap and from postcards bought in Japan]: Aichi Nagoya Castle, Ibaraki chestnuts, ALL Gotochi bought in Hyogo, Osaka, Kyoto, Hokkaido