• Ad cards

    Who’s immune from advertising?  Definitely not us, though our overall lack of visibility makes it look that way.  So it was time to do something about that, and we thought:  ad cards, easy to produce, easy to distribute.  Hah!   The first question:  what picture to use?  We’re in Hong Kong, and even if many […]

    Date posted: 18 May 2020 | Comment (1)

    Ad cards
  • Rojak

    If you’ve spent time in Southeast Asia, you might recognise “rojak” as a kind of salad with everything in it.  The term colloquially also means “a bit of everything,” or — less politely — the dog’s lunch.  And so you are reading a rojak entry now, what comes to mind on this sunny morning.   […]

    Date posted: 19 April 2020 | Comment (0)

    Rojak
  • A cautionary tale

    No, the picture you see isn’t a mistake.  Let us explain, but first:  what’s a cautionary tale anyway?   We can condense Wikipedia’s definition:  there are three essential parts to a cautionary tale.   First, a prohibition;  then,  someone disregarded the warning and performed the forbidden act; and finally, the violator comes to an unpleasant fate.  […]

    Date posted: 25 March 2020 | Comment (1)

    A cautionary tale
  • Fresh start!

    Three years, more than 20 potential developers, and now a profound respect for people who know what they are doing with the technical end of things … we’re back, with this new look and hopefully a structure that will make us more visible online and (umm…) jump-start sales again.  We’re grateful for old customers who […]

    Date posted: 7 March 2020 | Comment (4)

    Fresh start!
  • Coming Soon!

    After wayyyyyyy too many false starts, we think we’re on
    track now to rebuild and redesign the site. Brighter! Mobile
    responsive! Google might find us! More modern!
    ___________________! (We’ll bet you can think of something else that needed doing.)

    Date posted: 29 November 2019 | Comment (2)

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  • Update

    We won’t send out a general notice about this entry, because it’s not really of postcard interest, but if you stumble onto this at least you’ll know we are still alive. We know the lack of mobile responsiveness in the site’s structure works against us, and we really want to fix it. The overriding problem seems to be that we haven’t found anyone who (A) works in Hong Kong, and (B) can migrate all the information into a new format. We’ve written about this many times.

    Date posted: 15 November 2019 | Comment (0)

    Update
  • Scarce Countries

    Now there’s a subjective term. If you live here in Hong Kong, it’s not scarce at all. If you live in (fill in the blank) and can’t find Hong Kong on a map, it might be. But for the sake of argument — ours — countries like Germany and USA are not scarce, but Guyana and Equatorial Guinea are. Let’s go through our own situation.

    Date posted: 24 July 2019 | Comment (0)

    Scarce Countries
  • The Future of Postcards

    A recent article in our major local newspaper, the South China Morning Post, carried the title “Tech-savvy travelers are reshaping city’s tourism”. Well, we knew this already. What caught our eye was the sub-head: “Gone are the days of postcards”. It’s getting harder and harder to disagree.

    Date posted: 20 June 2019 | Comment (1)

    The Future of Postcards
  • Missing out

    If you think our list of 103 themes is long, you can easily find competitors with many more.  We describe cards so that our own search engine will lead determined collectors to what they want.  But even so, here are some categories we wanted to try but that didn’t make the cut.   #6:  Aquariums.  Our goal […]

    Date posted: 22 May 2019 | Comment (3)

    Missing out
  • Post offices

    We have more than a few anecdotes about post offices.  Without them, postcards — and we — would be in big trouble.   Travelling and mailing postcards, not to mention running an online business, inevitably means dealing with post offices around the world.  Just about any highly developed western country’s postal service lands on the honour roll, […]

    Date posted: 20 April 2019 | Comment (2)

    Post offices