Tea Swap

Who wants to swap tea with me?

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I’m addicted to tea as a lot of my friends know. And I’ve bought a lot of local teas that are available here in the Philippines. I want to taste other teas from other countries so, I’ve decided to make this swap. I made the tea bags and packaging myself, so, expect that they have lots of love! Don’t worry, they’re sanitary.

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I have 10 flavors, 2 tea bags of each. So, I have a total of 20 tea bags to give out

1. Sakura Sakura

2. Ito En

3. Genmai-cha

4. Perk Me Up

5. Chai

6. Apple Pie

7. Berrylicious

8. 1837

9. NY Breakfast

10. Snow

Unfortunately, you won’t be able to choose what flavor you’ll get. It’ll be too complicated and I want to surprise you. Don’t worry, all of these flavors are YUM! So, do you want to swap tea with me? If so, just send me a mail. postallov3@gmail.com

Happy Swapping!

Doctor Who?

For those who don’t know who or what Doctor Who is, it’s a British television program about the adventures of the Doctor. A humanoid alien who travels through time and space, using his ‘TARDIS‘. A time-travelling space ship that looks like a British police box. He also travels with different people, who are called his Companions. Why am I talking about this? For those who’ve already seen the series, you may have seen my TARDIS inspired bookshelf on my past post.

I’m a Whovian (fan of the Doctor Who series), and as I’ve just finished watching the last episode of the seventh season. I felt inspired to do a mail art based on the series. And what does a Whovian like me wishes (and any other Whovian for that matter)? To be the Doctor’s Companion of course!

IMG_9303I was also inspired by one of my favorite calligraphers, Betsy Dunlap.

Now, won’t you go crazy when a Time Lord, the Doctor invites you to travel the space and time with him? Think of all the adventures you’re going to have!

IMG_9309‘You are invited to travel Space and Time with me.

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The Doctor’

Time travel is not easy to comprehend. It is a,

“wibbly-wobbly timey-wimey… stuff”

-10th Doctor

But what the heck, GERONIMO!

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“Bowties are cool.”

-11th Doctor

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I’m a fan of the Eleventh Doctor played by Matt Smith. I suggest you give the series a try and you’ll see what I mean! Already a Whovian? Why don’t you tell me who your favorite Doctor is!

For the meantime, why don’t you check the things that the Eleventh Doctor made cool! HERE.

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Boredom strikes but Creativity flows in!

This is how I handle stress and boredom.

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My so-called room had been a mess for almost a month. So, I finally decided to do some DIY and renovated it. This is how my Adventure Wall looks like now. Sans the TARDIS and Wanderlust chalk drawing. I’ll do that after I get a new bookshelf.

desk1aAnd this is now where I make my calligraphy and mail art. After 4 years, I am finally able to display my paintings!

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Wanderlust

Have you ever desired something so much that you’ll do whatever it takes to get it? Well, my ‘something’ is not tangible, so, it’s not that easy to get.

Adventure. That’s what I long for.

It’s not easy ’cause you need lots of money to travel. I know, I know. There are cheap ways to travel, like ‘working’ abroad (WWOOF and Au Pair). But, I know I’m not the type of person who’ll go for that now. It is a great idea, I may try it in the near future.

This is why I also created this blog. To somehow share or see other people’s adventures through mail.  But, I do know another way on how you could have your own adventures and see other places for free or at least cheap. It’s…

booksREADING, ladies and gents!

My latest hoard of vintage books. And there’s a 90 year old book hiding in there!

You can explore all sorts of worlds, meet different kinds of people and definitely have an adventure of a lifetime through reading. It’s a great way to enhance your vocabulary as well. I have to admit though as to why I bought loads of vintage books. I was planning to use some of them for my mail art. Blasphemous, I know!

Screen Shot 2013-07-05 at 8.39.43 PMThis is the maximum damage I could probably do to a book. It breaks my heart that I did this to a 60 year old book.

Lesson learned! Take care of your books, old or new. So, your future kids or grandchildren can have their adventures with them too!

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A Walk In My Garden pt. 1

Here’s the first part of my ‘A Walk In My Garden‘ posts. I got a lot of postcards, letters, cards, and such this January. Thanks to Swap-Bot, Postcrossing and to the lovely people from Couchsurfing. I was thinking of how I will blog about it since I really got so many. And, I’ve decided that I will do it per category– postcards, letters, swaps, etc. So, first off, batch one of postcards.

Let’s start with this yummy postcard from Brooklyn, USA sent by Caroline.

(1313 Postcard Swap by Swap-Bot)

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l’obsession. Paris vs New York postcard. LOL!

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Isle of Wight, England postcard from Amy.

(Newbie Postcard Swap #2 by Swap-Bot)

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Vintage New Mexico linen paper postcard from Dinna. I’m so in love with this postcard!

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Provence, France from Gabriella. Pretty, pretty colors!

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Anatolia, Turkey from Filiz. I was really happy when I got this. I’ve been dreaming of Anatolia since I was 14 years old!

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California, USA from Judee.

(1313 Postcard Swap by Swap-Bot)

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So, that’s the first batch of postcards that I got this month. I’ll probably divide the postcard posts into four. Since, I don’t want picture heavy posts. We have really poor internet connection here in our country. And I still want my countrymen- Filipinos to be able to see my blog posts without a problem or without the hassle. Ha-ha! Till the next post!

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