Parcel Goodness

I received some snail mail goodies and edibles from France and Germany early this year. Slowly getting back to that (favorite) hobby of mine!

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From Germany,  clockwise from left: homemade cookies, Christmas cards, Haribo gummy bears, and Merci mini chocolate.

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Posting this here in just in case! Who knows?

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Handwritten letters make my day. The less you understand, the better… kinda.

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The beeeeeeeeest card ever just because! Ahhh, the super shallow Maita was hyperventilating.

And I was so happy to receive Haribo! Danke for granting my wishes! I first heard about it when Jem introduced it to us when we went to her house. When I have the chance to talk to someone from Germany (say, online), it usually starts with a oh-you’re-from-Germany-I-love-Haribo conversation. True. I know, I really am the ultimate weird conversation starter.

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The sweets were already spoiled the day I got the package box! It took more than a month to get here, and I feel bad since the sender baked these herself. I was actually able to taste a piece without knowing it was expired already. Spoiled chocolate tastes like… spices. Or maybe it’s just me.

To preserve or not to preserve? THE LATTER! Haha.

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Here’s what the parcel from France contained — VSD and Air le Mag magazines, Tele Z, which was a TV schedule guide (how come we don’t have those here?), receipts (yay!), a French paper (I believe it was an instruction manual of something) which I forgot to include in the picture, and Ritter Sport.

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Tell me the Ritter Sport found in the shelves of groceries tastes the same! Haha.

Shameless plug-in: If anyone’s interested to do some snaps, even as lightweight as bookmarks and stickers, or even some candy with a handwritten note maybe, let me know!

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“We all have a friend,” thanks, Google Translate!

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I may be wrong, but I noticed that the French have this thing for Asian culture, which makes me happy actually! When I am on language slash snail mail websites, the French people usually state their interest in Japanese culture and the language… a bit on Korean too, but mostly on Nihon. This page from the magazine explains quite a lot. Hopefully their interest spreads far enough to reach the Southeast Asian islands. Forgive me, I have this in-explainable and undying love for the region (the continent, actually). One day, one day.

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Whether this reaches them or not, the senders deserve a big thank you and a virtual hug! Merci, danke, salamaaaaat!

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