My name is Abran from the metro Los Angeles area in California, USA. I'm 40 years old, speak 5 languages and have reading proficency in more than 20. I am a collector of stamps, postcards, traditional culture goods, transit/smart cards and rarities.
I love travelling as I have been to the following countries:
- Ireland (1x)
- Mexico (many times since childhood)
- Australia (1x)
- Canada (3x)
- Malaysia (1x)
- Indonesia (3x)
- Singapore (1x)
And have travelled to the following states in the USA:
-New Mexico (x1)
-New Jersey (x1)
-New York (x1)
My favourite sports teams are the Los Angeles Kings (ice hockey), Los Angeles Lakers (basketball) and Los Angeles Dodgers (baseball)
This year marks my 27th anniversary in postcard collecting. I am honoured to be part and enjoy the Postcrossing site for more cards to come :)
I listen to all kinds of music, mostly 50s to early 90s, house, trance, K-Pop, J-Pop, Spanish rock, music simulation game music, EDM, swing/big band,
instrumental music, cumbia and upbeat stuff.
Favourite things are to visit LA, coastal towns, gastronomy, dancing, photography, karaoke, bubble tea, linguistics, origami making, cooking, ice hockey, hats, purikura (Japanese photo booths), gastronomy, Kamen Rider, history, transit systems, historical and UNESCO Sites, Japan and global things, Guinea pigs, etc.
I like Sailor Moon, Pokémon (Pocket Monsters), Dragon Ball Z/Super, Marvel, DC, Kamen Rider, My Hero Academia, Saint Seiya, Demon Slayer/鬼滅の刄, Card Captor Sakura, Looney Tunes, Tom and Jerry, Tex Avery and Hanna-Barbera cartoons, Jojo's Bizarre Adventure, etc.
I like different kinds of postcards, especially picturesque and unique images based on my interests mentioned. (See favourites for ones I've already received or haven't received yet)
No ad cards please unless it's of something very creative and funny (the only exceptions). I cannot swap anything outside of postcards. No exceptions
I like direct swaps as well. I have no preference where I get them so all are welcome to send me :)
I try to show many folks the beauty of my home state of California, especially Southern California where I live, with the many beautiful postcards I find. Enjoy!
2/4/2016: 500th sent card US-3906218 arrived to UK
14/4/2016: 500th received card US-3956140 from Pennsylvania
18/10/2019: 1000th sent card US-6279638 arrived to Russia
24/10/2019: 1000th received card US-6314823 from Texas
17/2/2021:: 1500th sent card US-7273653 arrived to Finland
23/2/2021: 1500th received card US-7353906 arrived from Oregon, USA