• Hospitals

    What could be more appropriate during these trying times than a few words about hospital postcards.  The category is so important, we actually have two:  Hospitals, and Asylum/Sanitarium.  Don’t get bored yet!   No, a hospital isn’t just a hospital.  Browse through the cards and you’ll see several different types:  private, university, state, military, specialised […]

    Date posted: 6 April 2021 | Comment (2)

    Hospitals
  • Tatiana

    Long-time readers know that we give special shout-outs once in awhile about friends who’ve made significant contributions to the site, or to our knowledge of postcards in general.   This time, we’re writing about Tatiana in Romania, someone we’ve never met in person, but come to know well after years of correspondence and postcards and recipes […]

    Date posted: 5 March 2021 | Comment (1)

    Tatiana
  • Mail

    This virus is like the house guest who promises to stay for three days, then not only doesn’t show any signs of leaving but starts inviting relatives over too.  Most of us — and we include you, wherever you are — are learning to accommodate all the small and big changes, restrictions, and effects of […]

    Date posted: 13 February 2021 | Comment (2)

    Mail
  • Of course … the virus

    We thought — like SARS — that COVID-19 would have gone away by now.  Clearly not.  If you’re thinking “what does this have to do with postcards?”, we’ll tell you.         We don’t know where all our readers live.  You probably already know, though, that we’re based in Hong Kong.  Compared to […]

    Date posted: 28 December 2020 | Comment (3)

    Of course … the virus
  • Manga ( 漫画 )

    If you don’t know about Manga, our best advice:  get your cup of coffee and head immediately to the Wikipedia entry that explains everything yet nothing.  The thing is, if you’re Japanese or Chinese or Korean you probably know all this anyway.  If not, of course you might already be a fan.  Or, you could […]

    Date posted: 14 December 2020 | Comment (0)

    Manga  ( 漫画 )
  • Thanksgiving

    For this short entry, we won’t send out the general notice.  If you are seeing it (in a timely way!) you will know the message is especially for you  … as we wish our American readers in particular a very Happy Thanksgiving.  While it sometimes seems there’s not a lot of joy around, we know […]

    Date posted: 26 November 2020 | Comment (0)

    Thanksgiving
  • Ad cards (Part 2)

    A few months ago, we wrote about the ad card we published for ourselves.   Now it’s time to explore the whole category — love them or hate them.   We can’t speak for anyone else, but we like to think of ad cards in three groups.  First, the older ones, whose historical context and artwork […]

    Date posted: 25 October 2020 | Comment (1)

    Ad cards (Part 2)
  • Swaps

    We have a friend we shall call “L”.   No identity of gender, location, age, nothing — because L does not know about this website (we think) and, with luck, never will.  You might wonder:  what’s that all about?  We’re about to tell you.   A long time ago, we briefly joined an online postcard group […]

    Date posted: 28 September 2020 | Comment (1)

    Swaps
  • Sand

    Back in the Dark Ages, we had a friend who was a celebrated travel writer.   He was in hot demand, by publications large and small.  No subject, however trivial; no location, however obscure, was beyond his skill.  Except one:  beaches.  He hated sand in all its forms, and more than once we heard him say […]

    Date posted: 21 August 2020 | Comment (1)

    Sand
  • Now the “New Normal” in Hong Kong

    Ah, Hong Kong, our home.  Definitely, the past year, it’s not been boring here.  Not at all.  Especially not in the past week.   This will be a short entry.  We need to make a small adjustment to some cards on the site.  (If you’ve been following the news, you can guess which cards they […]

    Date posted: 4 July 2020 | Comment (1)

    Now the “New Normal” in Hong Kong