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My First CS Postcard

There’s this group in COUCHSURFING that members send postcards of their country to random people who want it.

Or not.

But who doesn’t want one, especially from a stranger who live far and away and that you are connected with the same purpose: pimping (or rather showing) your country through postcards and making someone SMILE, HAPPY and LOVED?

In this age of Information Technology, electronic communication seems to be the fastest and most practical choice.

Snail mail is out of the question. I read reports that some countries have closed some post offices due to their irrelevant existence and that’s too sad to hear and read.

There’s something about postcards.

Or shall I say, handwritten words.

They’re sweet, if not romantic, in this age slash century.

When you see someone’s handwriting, there’s that instant connection and PERHAPS judgment who and what the person is.

But it doesn’t really matter WHO and WHAT he is. It’s the THOUGHT, as they say.

TODAY, I received my first postcard from Chris of Seattle. He’s also the the moderator / founder of the POSTCARDS Club.

You can also leave your contact on the POSTCARD CLUB contacts website:
Username: postcards
Postcards: post

Thank you, CHRIS, for my very first ever CS postcard.

We may be far apart but someday, somehow, the universe will conspire for us to meet and say, “What a small world, mate!”

The POSTCARDS idea is as brilliant as my GLOBAL WIG Collection. Ok, it’s about me, again. Hehehehe…

Aside from the fact that I’d be exposing my flamboyant handwriting on the back on the postcard, I decided to make MY OWN POSTCARD.

Talk about adding personal touch to it.

Instead of buying it somewhere, I brilliantly thought of printing my best travel photos into a postcard!

Tada!!!!!!!

The ones below are one of those travel photos with a story to tell.

CHOOSE ONE below and leave your address so I can ship it wherever you are!

THE STORY:
I was running as fast as I could in Gobi Dessert just to get nearer to this view. I don’t wanna miss this awesome line of camels that looked magnificent and breath-taking!

It was like a scene of the movie I’ve seen before.

Or, maybe, I was thinking about The Nativity scene in the Bible.

I was a kilometer far and my tiny camera’s zoom function can’t make it clearer and nearer.

I was panting and profusely sweating when I took this shot.

It’s worth it. 😉

THE STORY:
This is I think my best shot from the whole trip to Inner Mongolia. I lied down when I took this photo just to get the shot I wanted. read the whole trip HERE.

The people in this photo are my two students and the one in red is a guide dressed in Mongolian costume.

This photo won 3rd place in an online PHOTO CONTEST sponsored by a travel agency.

And…. for the Queers and the QUEER friendly, you might like this!

THREE FABULOUS individuals in three different countries (Spain, Portugal and The Philippines) merged their super fab powers for their own (sort of) Pride Parade at Simatai Great Wall.

The shot above was taken in the early morning of our climb.

For the whole story of the Fabuloushness, click HERE.

For the VIDEO, click HERE.

So, Ladies and Gentlemen, leave your contact name and address in the LEAVE COMMENT below this blog and you shall receive one. 🙂

Don’t forget to tell me which one you want, dahlins’!

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14 Responses to “My First CS Postcard”

  1. Tibby
    August 12, 2009 at 12:55 PM #

    I sure believe in the power of written words, that’s why I still keep the old skool handwriting diary! Haha but think about that I haven’t recieved/written a letter in while, it’s just saaaaaad!
    But hope you don’t find this retarded, as I’m goin back in a week or so, if you want to, you can give it to me in person fo sho!
    I love the last one, it’s so.. ‘you’ you know!:P And my addy is
    内蒙古呼和浩特市 内蒙古医学院附属医院37号公寓 三单元603 Tibby 010050
    (let me know if those Chinese characters won’t work) 🙂
    Love.

  2. Indah
    August 12, 2009 at 9:42 PM #

    Hello Alain !
    Nice postcard that you made.
    Can i have one ?
    I prefer to Inner Mongolia Grassland.
    My Address :
    Indah Prasetya sari
    Jalan Peta Barat No 94 Rt 02/07
    Pegadungan Kalideres Jakarta Barat
    Indonesia 11830
    Tell me about your great journey!
    salam hangat dari Indonesia,
    -Indah-

  3. Juvy Ann O. Guzarin
    August 13, 2009 at 8:21 AM #

    Hi Alain!
    i loved the three shots .. but of course i need to choose one.. i’ll choose GOBI Dessert, i think thats cool for me..but honestly i want all. lolz.. good luck to your journey..
    abby
    heres my address:
    Juvy Ann Guzarin
    24 B. Virgo St. Pamplona Park
    Las Piñas City
    Philippines 1740

  4. Nina
    August 13, 2009 at 12:46 PM #

    Hey!
    Your photos are just great!
    Would love if you could send me one from the Gobi desert!
    Enjoy your trip!
    Nina
    My adress: Nina Wack
    Behringstr. 6a
    54296 Trier
    GERMANY

  5. Dana Norberg
    August 14, 2009 at 12:48 PM #

    Alain, this is a fabulous idea! I will let you decide which one to send – they are all beautiful! Thank you!!
    Dana Norberg
    629 W Crestview
    Springfield, Missouri 65807
    USA

  6. Gay T. Cabuntocan
    August 16, 2009 at 2:45 PM #

    Hi Alain!
    Galing mo talaga. Very nice cards! Want to have them all if it’s ok. Hehehe! My favorite is Inner Mongolia… love the sky. Well, Gobi Dessert too… love nature so much. Miss you! hope to see you soon. Mwaaahhhhh!!!!!
    Lovyah,
    Gay

  7. Nanie
    August 19, 2009 at 2:49 AM #

    They’re all equally beautiful. Surprise me! 😉
    Nanie M. Ali
    295 Jalan E3
    Taman Melawati
    53100 Kuala Lumpur
    MALAYSIA
    Thank you very much – in advance!

  8. kristin hawk
    August 19, 2009 at 12:30 PM #

    hi alain,
    you have seen some amazing places! What a great idea to make your photos your own personalized postcards. please send me the one from the gobi desert – love it and your story…
    kristin hawk
    1832 wilshire avenue, apt.B
    raleigh, nc 27608-2143
    usa

  9. Aleksandra
    August 21, 2009 at 7:12 AM #

    All of your photos are just great !
    Suprise us and we will suprise you back !
    Aleksandra Łobacz & Dennis Schrader
    ul.Korzenna 3/b/4
    81-587 Gdynia
    POLAND
    Be safe, warm greeting from Poland
    Aleksandra

  10. christopher brieze
    August 22, 2009 at 7:44 PM #

    Love Love Love the blog. Great design!!!

  11. Dominique
    August 26, 2009 at 11:17 AM #

    Your photos are great! I’d love to receive one, any one for that matter.
    My address is:
    Dominique Farag
    Königswarterstr. 16
    Zimmer 231
    60316 Frankfurt am Main
    Thanks and have a great trip!!

  12. Rénia Sastrowidjojo
    August 26, 2009 at 10:26 AM #

    Hi Alain, you are on my list when I randomly chose people from the Flexadex to send a card too starting with A.
    I pretty much envy you with this trip you’re doing as you’re going to places i also would like to visit. Do send me a photo like the one in the Gobi dessert (for some reason I’m kind of intrigued by desserts and also by Mongolia which is partially barren.
    Rénia Sastrowidjojo
    Thorbeckestr.69
    3071 XW Rotterdam
    The Netherlands
    Happy travels and stay safe.
    Rénia

  13. alex
    September 1, 2009 at 11:48 AM #

    Hi. Alain 🙂
    I’m Alex from S, korea
    I love your postcard so so so much
    tnx !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    i didn’t know who sent this lovely postcard
    awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    i’m gonna send you a lovely postcard from here!
    lol tnx..!!

  14. Marina
    September 15, 2009 at 2:37 PM #

    Alain,
    Thank you very much for your postcard – great pic from Gobi Dessert! 🙂
    I would like to send you a postcard from Skopje, but unfortunately, I cannot open the link for the postcard club. 🙁 Help?
    Or send me your postal addres to my e-mail.
    Have fun traveling. 🙂
    Marina

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