Saturday, April 7, 2012

Two Postcards from Taiwan

Happy Happy Saturday Readers! It's a cloudy, dreary day here in the heartland and as Easter Sunday approaches the prospects for something to do with the rest of my weekend are dwindling. On the bright side, I did get some pretty decent mail in. I have two awesome postcards that I want to tell you about tonight so lets get to it!


The first card today comes from Gina Wang in Taiwan. The painting by Kahlil Gibran, entitled "The Prophet"  carries the tag line "We wanderers, ever seeking the lonelier way". The image showcases the plight of foreign brides--women from South East Asia who married in order to live in Taiwan". The Three line poem on the card was written by Chinese poet Li Po

"The moon light reflecting on the earth appears like frost;
I look up to gaze upon the moon
, and look down thinking of my home land"

Thank you Gina for the card as well as the translation! :)

The second card that came to me today makes it's way from Sylvia in Taipei and features one of the most commonly visited skyscrapers!

The Taipei 101 is located in the Xin-Yi district--which is also one of the most prosperous areas of Taipei. With 101 floors, the skyscraper is home to many forms of business but also serves as a shopping mall to the people of the city and thousands of tourists.

Thank you Sylvia for the wonderful card and the background information :)

How exciting to get my first two cards from Taiwan on the same day--and both of them so very different! I hope you enjoyed them as much as I do!

2 comments:

  1. is the second a personalized card?

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  2. Good Morning and thank you for your comment! The card featuring 101 Taipei is not personalized, it's comprised of photos taken and issued by their tourism ministry. xo Randi

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