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First Postcard Purchase this Year

Morning coffee at a small shop in Suyu.
An Americano, cookie and this brilliant postcard.

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I’ve been so busy these days… It’s been a while since I’ve had the chance to actually sit down and write a postcard. Snail mail is a wonderful thing; the reason that I began this blog – but life has taken over and my hobby has been put on the back-burner. As soon as I saw postcards hung all around, I knew it was a sign that I should get back into the swing of things. Perhaps I’ll head back to Cafe NYL some time if I’m ever back in Suyu.

It’s rare to find really beautiful (non-touristy) cards here. Designed by a local South Korean artist, each photo is unique. You can check out some more amazing photos here: 시같은기억! Enjoy!

Postcards from my future Nephews

Every once in a while I’m so moved by the incoming mail I receive. My fiancé, Kiuk, has a beautiful family. They are accepting, kind… just really great people. Kiuk’s older brother and his wife have three little boys. They are 2, 4 and 6 years old and enjoy life in Korea. I was lucky enough to spend time with them while I was living there.

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The day these gems arrived at my house I wasn’t sure who sent them… until I kept reading. “How cute!?” I thought. This is really one of the best gifts anyone has ever sent! I’ll try to translate… the writing is really cute.

from dongwoo

“Dear Aunt Stephanie, Hello! This is Dongwoo the second son.
How are you doing, Stephanie? I miss you. I love you. Bye”

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from beommo

This postcard is from Beom Mo, the first son (eldest).
He writes “Aunt Stephanie, Hello. It’s Beom Mo. Have you been doing well? I am good and the summer was good [or something like that.. haha clearly, my Korean skills aren’t that great]. I went to the beach and the waterpark. Have you been doing well, Stephanie? I really miss you. Next year, I will come to your wedding in Canada. I love you. Bye”

Seriously, I’m so lucky! These little guys are the best – ever! Thank you to my future sister in law, Yujeon Onnie for sending these over. Love and miss you all!

Incoming Mail from Jun in Korea

Korean is difficult and it’s been many years since I began studying. Finally, I’ve found a pen pal who is interested in exchanging postcards that are written in Korean. I must say, this is an awesome way to study a new language. Although my Korean is far from fluent, it’s great  practice and I’m glad that I can write to someone who is willing to help out. She always sends such pretty cards that remind me of beautiful Korea.

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Thanks Jun!
A reply it on its way.