yirobinson, Netherlands
  • country Netherlands
  • Member since Joined 28th Dec., 2016
  • icon Seen about 4 hours ago

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icon Sent postcards on World Postcard Day in 2020WPD
  • icon Interested in direct swaps
  • icon Mandarin Chinese, English, a little Dutch and Mongolian (theoretically)
  • icon he/him
  • icon 18th October 1988
    (33 years old)
  • icon instagram.com/yirobinson

About Jin...

The Dutch postal service PostNL reports incoming mails with scanned images but won't deliver them all ultimately. So here is a list of possible lost card(s):
US-7806757 (reported on 31st August)


This is Jindi/金地/ᠠᠯᠲᠠᠨ ᠭᠠᠵᠢᠷ. I'm an ethnic Mongol from China and have been in the Netherlands for more than ten years. Now I'm finalising my PhD project in humanities and will be leaving Europe permanently early next year.

In the past decade, I have travelled to most of Schengen zone countries plus Ireland, the UK, and Russia. Apart from the Netherlands, Germany entertained me a lot in the past; NRW is the most frequently visited federal state whereas Saarland and Sachsen-Anhalt remain new to me. Traveling by train, especially high speed train is my first choice. So far I have experienced CRH of China Railway, ICE of DB, Railjet of ÖBB and ČD, Frecciarossa of Trenitalia, Thalys, Eurostar, Sapsan of RZhD, TGV of SNCF, AVE of RENFE, and Pendolino of VR.

Because of my interest in playing and watching football, I have visited many clubs and stadiums across Europe, and have watched matches of World Cup 2018, national friendlies, UEFA Women's Championship, European Champions League, Europa League, English Premier League, German 2nd Bundesliga, French Ligue 1, Dutch Eredivisie and Austrian Bundesliga. Now finger crossed for EURO 2020 in Amsterdam.

On receiving: cards related to culture, politics, history, military, transport, sport, and nudity/eroticism make me particularly delighted. Average tourist cards, basic design stamps and perfunctory texts are significantly less desired. Judgmental, nonsensical, discourteous, provocative and shabby sendings are reprehensible and will be legally refused through 'geweigerd' scheme of PostNL.

On sending: I always attempt to satisfy recipients' wishes and preferences with collectible PostNL stamps and suitable cards. That's a principle of mine and I expect the same goodwill and conduct from potential senders.

On Postcrossing algorithm: DE-ID cards come significantly more often than other countries', which seems not proportional to me. Postcrossing technicians should be thinking about it for the sake of diversity.

On German stamps: Deutsche Post offers a lot of delicate postage stamps. In a sense, PCers using Deutsche Post have more options than PostNL customers. Exploring catalogues of newly designed stamps and buying some of them can be a great fun. If Deutsche Post were able to send its products to the Netherlands, I would be more than thrilled to buy and used them on my sendings bearing DE-ID.


And for Japanese and Korean PCers, please write down your name in Hanja/Kanji instead of transliteration in Latin alphabet. I enjoy knowing names and interpreting their implications.


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