Monday, March 16, 2015

United by Postcards

“Turn on internet connection please, I will send some emails. It’s very urgent situation.” 

“I’m happy… I found many old friends through social media. Thanks to modern technology.” 

Do you face this situation too, my dear friends? Yes, it’s undeniable that ease of internet connection usage makes us happy. Through personal computer or other modern gadgets (including cellular phone), everybody can access many application easily. Buying something at online shops, sending mails to colleaguas, exchanging happy news with friend through social media, and many more. 

I am part of this euphoria. I really enjoy the situation when I can mingle with anyone I want by turning on my internet connection. Many years elapsed when I realized something. I didn’t have nice memories of those all happiness. Where are my nice friends? Where can I see their warm messages again once connection down? 

 I remember my old hobby : writing to pen pals. When I was on my last grade of elementary school, I wrote many letters to some pen pals. Each time I opened the letter, it’s a kind of special feeling emerged. I still remember how my friends’ warm words made me happy anytime I read them. 

Stucked in the routine of work, I realize that I need something special. Not a communication through internet that I did almost all the time. The messages will be buried by other new ones. So what should I do by this modern technology to get some real messages of happiness? 

Yes, I find old friends in social media. But I just stick around with them. I need new friends to see the whole world. It’s not easy for me to traveling abroad, but I really want to discover many beautiful places out there. I always can see many pictures of special places by easy googling. But what is more interesting than just looking pictures only? 


I like to interact with people, even with new ones. Exchanging many stories will be my best activity in my spare time after hectic times of working and handling home business. Then I start to write postcards. After some times of card swapping, I found a web service that allow me to get surprising card from other place. It brings a new euforia for me. Receiving postcards from France, Poland, Finland and even Guyana !! I never dream to get postcard from Guyana. And it makes me happy so much…. 

Another surprising card came from Malaysia. I already have a postcard pals there. A very generous and kind hearted lady whose name is Anny. She sent some beautiful postcard to me, completed with beautiful stamps too on them. Can you believe that swapping postcard makes the world seemed narrow? ;) 

Ahaa… there are many people out there exchanging postcards, but still my destiny to meet Anny in Postcard United. We are so happy to continue our friendship here. I feel like meeting with my old best friend then. 

Here in my country, Indonesia, there are many postcrosser too. I communicate with them through social media and swapping cards also with them. And it surprised me to receive Indonesian postcard from Postcard United member. Hohooo… it’s really a small world. I believe postcards can really unite us, where ever it comes from and whoever the sender. 

Let’s spread happiness by swapping postcard to everybody. Enjoy our days by sending and receiving postcards. We can use modern technology to relish our old hobby in corresponding. 

Thanks to Postcard United that makes many people unite through postcards.

11 comments:

  1. Tulisannya apik tenan :) dan aku baru tahu tentang Postcard united ini. Makasih sudah berbagi mbak Uniek ^^

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    1. Sama2 Mas Yayan... ini ya mirip bgt sama postcrossing, lupa dulu nemunya gimana trus ikutan aja gitu

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  2. Keren, Mbak Uniek. jempol. ira

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    1. opone sing keren mba hihiii... suwun lho ya udah dijempoli :*

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  3. mak unik jago bahasa enggreeees....

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    1. Laaahh...ga tau apa ya gugeltrensletnya dipantengin terus itu maaak ;)

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    1. Hope someday it will come the time when both of us send the postcard each other

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  5. i will then join this as well...post crossing is fuuuun...

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  6. wah baru tw nih soal postcard united :D

    Kalau minat sama #ROKCELANA nya silakan mampir ya :)

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