we’ve got mail

postcard one


cross-posted from runningthroughrain

Remember sulz‘s postcard project from last month? Well, we registered right away and it’s arrived and we finally got a scan for your delectification. Yay, we’ve got a penpal in Malaysia! Unfortunately, half the text is in Malay and my Malay is just the teensiest bit rusty. Can anyone help a sister out?

The text on the reverse reads (at least I think it does: her writing is very neat but the postmark goes right over parts of it):

Helo raincoaster!

Apa khabar? Bagaimana dengan statistik blog hari ini? Ada makan sos mumbu baru-baru ini tak? =P

Terima kasih banyak-banyak kerana menyertai projek blog saya!

Dear raincoaster,

Have fun figuring that out! =)

I’ll toss in one more:

Saya harap postad ini tela meyerikan hari anda!


Which means, as far as I can make out:

Hi raincoaster, how’s it going? Are your blog stats doing well? Have you eaten any bum sauce lately? Thanks for participating in the postcard project. Now I know where you live, fool! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Upper Yankistan, here I come!

Or something like that.

You can see our post about the project here, and her original post announcing the postcard project here. Officially it’s closed, but if getting a postcard from a total stranger in a foreign country would brighten your day a little, this might be just the thing…or it might inspire you to do some postcarding of your own. sulz has used the WordPress.com contact form so that people can post their information and it remains confidential, going straight to her private email. Don’t ask people to put their addresses in your comments section, because you just never know who’s reading it; confidentiality matters.

Think about this the next time you look at your stats and see nothing but a gaggle of numbers. Each of those little blips is a person, some of them people you’ve never met (maybe ALL of them people you’ve never met), each one with a beating heart and a hope that reading your blog will inform, entertain, educate, or cheer them. Don’t be afraid to get real with them; the postcard project is a great way to start. Didn’t Griffin and Sabine start this way, after all?

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10 thoughts on “we’ve got mail

  1. thanks for the many link love! got 3 hits from here already. though how has this got to do with your cthulhu makes me scratch my head…

  2. Where the hell did my comment go? I swear I posted it.

    Steve, you reminded me: I actually KNOW this snake! There are very few albino boa constrictors that pose with showbiz celebrities, and Lucy is the only one in the Greater LA area. That snake belongs to two friends of mine. This is seriously bizarre. A picture of my friends’ pet comes to me on a postcard mailed from Malaysia? Not only that, but I’ve never met the two friends in LA, they’re forum pals. And I’ve never met sulz either. But somehow I feel I know Lucy so much better than any of them…

  3. bum sauce, lol, brings back memories of rain and her beloved bumbu.

    you guys have heard of pocari sweat too?? the first time i saw it was in macau, and i thought it’s a really really strange name for an isotonic drink. mean, who wants to drink sweat?? i suppose pocari must be some legend figure whose sweat has energetic powers or something. in malaysia, the equivalent is called 100plus. recently saw pocari sweat in malaysia too.

  4. I bought some in Indonesia, and it’s better than Gatorade I must say. But still, what a name. I wonder what kind of animal they harvest it from?

    Racehorses? that’d be kewl!

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