Update from postcard department! Not so recently (read: long long time ago) I received postcards from a fellow Mundusian, Sandya Rani, and a best friend from Jakarta, Vennie.


I first met Sandy in Jakarta, in an Erasmus Mundus pre-departure briefing, then later in a trip to Keukenhof and Amsterdam last spring (when I found out she’s a friend of Hakiim, a journalist friend; and also junior high school classmate of Aziz, a friend from my senior high school years; I know I know THE WORLD IS SHRINKING TOO FAST! HELP!). Anyway, the postcard is originally from Mulhouse, where she spent the first half of her Mundus program, but sent from Bologna, where she is now. Mille grazie, bella!


The second postcard is from dearest Vennie, friend in good times and bad times, whose fast talk I kinda miss nowadays. The picture depicts Indonesian puppets, wayang golek, a crossover of Chinese-style puppets and Indian epic stories such as Ramayana and Mahabharata. What’s cute is the custom stamp (a good marketing strategy of the declining business of the post office, I must say), with a photograph of the sender and her dearest man, Mario. Aaaaawww.

Thanks, ladies!

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