Postcrossing | Chinese Architecture

This straight inclined roofs are commonly seen in “old dwellings” in China. I say old because in urban places, old dwellings were converted into places of tall buildings to accommodate the population. But still when you see one of these, you can still feel the wamth of traditional dwellings.

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The greetings read:

Hi! Nice to meet you! I’m from Zhejiang, China. And I believe in the word of the fate. So I am very glad that I can write you. 🙂 (with smiley) Happy Postcossing! — Dayue / October 31, 2017

So this card has been mailed quite a long time already and I received it just few days ago. Quite a long time, but I am glad it has arrived.

The stamp used is a building with the Great Wall at the background. I still I cannot decide if this is a definitive stamp or a commemorative one.

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Nostalgia (my 11th)

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Stamp Collection

I was still in the fifth grade when i started collecting stamps. We exchanged stamps with schoolmates and classmates. There was even a time when stamp stealing was in that we have to label our stamps with our names. We wrote our name at the back of the stamps we are planning not to swap with anyone. I remember to have have two big envelopes – one for my collection and one for stamps that are to be given away or for swapping. During those years the only foreign stamps i had was from the USA, Libya, Saudi Arabia and other Arabian countries. That means some of my schoolmates fathers are working in the Middle East.

In high school, I was given a box of old (really old stamps) from my boyfriend. I can imagine they were collection of his mom. He gave it to me and the more i was so inspired to continue my collection.

I didnt stop collecting and i think i will continue this hobby until i grow old. hehehe Although the passion is not as much as it was in high school, yet I still grab and swap doubles from friends. And lately, i got these from a kababayan who relocated in Canada.

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I so love this!

I think Emarene (online name) Emma (her real name) read in one of my posts that i collect stamps and she promised me that if someone comes home to Pinas, she would love to share some of her stamps. One day, in Facebook, she asked for my address and indeed i got a parcel. It was already home waiting for me. When i opened the cute parcel, omg! so much stamps gushed out of the envelope. All Canadian stamps.

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Last year, i also got packet of them from Mommy Ebie and am just so happy.  I am also sharing my double copies to one of my colleagues.  He collects stamps and he even have them categorized.  Mine is still in heaps in boxes.  Hopefully one day i can categorized them and album them.

I wish there is a philatelic club here in my hometown, but there is none that i’ve known.  Buti pa sa Bacolod meron.  🙂  I was once a member of the Negros Occidental Philatelic Club. 🙂  That was in 1996.