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Pos Malaysia International Postcard Delivery 2022

  It's been a while since I last sent a postcard.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Turning 25


Ahhhh 25. 

The age where you're somewhere and nowhere at the same time. Wondering where the fuck your life went and seriously in denial that you're 5 years away from reaching 30. 

Sunday, September 17, 2017

The Llewellyn Tarot Deck: A Good Deck for Beginners?


This review is ridiculously long overdue. I got my first tarot deck last year from this website for quite a hefty price. Honestly, the Llewellyn deck was not my first choice. I am more drawn to decks that are not traditional in their design but since they were in stock and at the time I didn't have the knowledge that I have now (that Kinokuniya is tarot deck heaven for Malaysians). 

Here are other places you can go to for tarot decks.

Now, I was worried about making this post since I read somewhere that Llewellyn doesn't allow the images of their decks (particularly this one) to be posted around the internet. So, if I ever do get emailed about this, I will take the images down but anyone can still contact me here if you want to see the pictures. But since I still see images of cards from this deck online, I'll post it anyway. 

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Information

The Llewellyn Tarot deck was created by Anna-Marie Ferguson and was published by Llewellyn in 2006. The tarot deck consists of the standard 78 cards (22 major arcana and 56 minor arcana). The Llewellyn deck is created in the traditional Rider-Waite style and this can be consistently seen throughout the deck say for a few minor differences. As the deck was created in the standard Rider-Waite style, the minor arcana consists of the traditional suits (Cups, Swords, Wands, and Pentacles) and court cards (Page, Knight, Queen, King).  

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The Cards

As mentioned above, the artwork of the Llewellyn deck has a similarity to the traditional Rider-Waite system. However, some of the depictions are different.

Here are some of my favourite cards from the Major and Minor Arcana.


The Aces from each suit. 
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Swords
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Pentacles
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Cups
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Wands

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Art, Design & Quality


While has its own unique art style, you can clearly see similar characteristic from the original RW cards. Some aspects of the original RW deck are changed and there are also cards that are named differently such as the Devil card, which is called The Horned One in this deck and the World Card, which is called the Universe. 

Quality wise, the cards are kind of thin but they're thicker than your cheap playing cards. They're thinner than the Zombie Tarot deck and the Wild Unknown deck. 

However, since the cards were packed tightly in plastic, they were slightly stuck together which made some of the edges tear like in the picture. If you're more patient than me, separate them slowly so that tearing doesn't happen. 


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Readings

I spent a week with this deck again recently so I can refresh my memory. I haven't worked with this particular deck as often as I should but it has definitely served me well. Except for that one time when I just got my Tarot del Fuego deck. lol I think it was sulking.


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Price

RM160 on Tarot.biz 

You can also get the deck on these websites:


Book Depository
(+Free Delivery Worldwide)

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Final Thoughts

While I do love the Llewellyn deck since it is my first tarot deck but I rarely ever reach for it because of the art, Plus, the little tears on the back of some of the cards make it easy for me to identify the cards which can affect the cards I draw. The cards are also a little too wide for my short fingers to shuffle comfortably. 

Would I purchase this deck again? As a beginner, I would because the cards still have aspects of the original RW card so you can learn and identify the cards faster once you move on to other decks. 

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Monday, August 21, 2017

Outgoing Postcards for Postcrossing (June 2017)


This time around I'll be sending 15 postcards out. It's the most that I've ever sent out at once. 

I generated all the addresses in one go too, so having to sit down and find the best postcards for each person and writing them a little note was the most tiring thing I had to do. Luckily, I wasn't short of any stories since I had just come home from a 2 week holiday. It was definitely what I needed to get back into a good and productive mood. 

While writing these postcards, I realized that I was short of stamps and had to restock my little metal tin where I store them. I usually buy regular 50 cent ones as it costs 50 cents to send a standard sized postcard overseas. 

I was so surprised to learn that there was a new type of stamp. It had been quite a while since I bought stamps; last year to be specific. So I had to look them up. They're called "International Definitive Stamps". The lady at the counter recommended them as they are made for overseas letters and they are GST free. That's right, regular stamps that do not have the "International" or "Antarabangsa" label are charged GST. Wtf right? It was definitely news to me.

You can read more about the stamps here:



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Here are all the cards I sent out from my collection. I decided to keep a theme this time around and selected cards from different groups in my collection. 


To Anna H. in Austria.

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To Sari B. in Finland.

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To Susagna U. in Spain.

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To Chia Yen C. in Taiwan.

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To Louisa L. in Taiwan.

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To Ms. Laerke P. T. in the UK.

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To Aria T. in the UK.

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To Peter G. in Germany.

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To Nikolay C. in Russia.

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To Margiet B. in the Netherlands.

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To Noora in China.

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To Diane T. in the US.

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To Anna K in Russia.

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To Mary T. in the USA.

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Postcards that have arrived:
**to be updated as postcards arrive**

Anna H. in Austria - 3 Aug 2017
Sari B. in Finland - 15 July 2017
Susagna U. in Spain -
Chia Yen C. in Taiwan - 21 July 2017
Louisa L. in Taiwan - 25 July 2017
Ms. Laerke P. T. in the UK - 18 July 2017
Aria T. in the UK - 11 July 2017
 Peter G. in Germany - 15 July 2017
Margiet B. in the Netherlands - 3 Aug 2017
Noora in China -
Diane T. in the USA - 14 July 2017
Mary T. in the USA - 13 July 2017
Anna K in Russia -
Nikolay C. in Russia - 5 Aug 2017

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My other articles related to Postcrossing: 




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Saturday, August 19, 2017

10 Things I Love & Hate About the Fidget Cube


First of all, I'd like to clarify that this is a review for a fake fidget cube that I got off Lazada Malaysia. As much as I'd like to get the original one, there is no way I'm going to spend that much money on a toy. I want to relieve stress not cause it, which is what happens whenever I look at my bank account balance these days. 😭 😭 😭

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Life Updates: I am still alive


I feel like I should apologize for neglecting my blog for such a long time but I won't. I can see from my past posts that I have a tendency to disappear for a couple of months at a time so apologizing for the same thing would be redundant.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Incoming Postcards for Postcrossing (July 2017) - Netherlands & Denmark


 These are my favourite postcards that arrived recently. The contrast of the colourful illustration and the black and white of the colouring postcard is particularly beautiful to me.

Sunday, June 04, 2017

How I Saved a Rabbit from My Crazy Housemate


As I'm sitting here writing this, I'm contemplating the possibility that this crazy housemate will come across my blog, read about all the shit I'm going say, seek me out and kill me. On the other hand, I'm pretty sure I did the right thing, so fuck that. Come and get me!

Saturday, June 03, 2017

Friday, June 02, 2017

Jambatan Tamparuli Song, Lyrics & Translation


I was sitting in my room in the other night and was humming this song to myself. Unfortunately, I only knew the first part of the song, which annoyed me and led me to go searching for the song, it's lyrics and reading a bit of history at 2am on a Thursday night.

Thursday, June 01, 2017

5 Places You Can Buy Tarot Decks in Malaysia


I think I must have been around 14 or 15 when I first discovered tarot cards. I don't remember exactly how I stumbled upon them while exploring the Internet that time but I knew that I wanted them. And on my family's next holiday to KL, I found them in a bookstore. They were arranged in large boxes with intimidating art depicting angels, angry looking suns, and strange symbols which I had never seen before. 

Monday, May 29, 2017

Incoming Postcards for Postcrossing (May 2017)


It took a while for mail to start arriving. I was getting anxious thinking that they might have gotten lost or sent to my old address since I recently moved. Thankfully, I remembered to change my address and the postcards started to steadily arrive throughout the past 2 weeks.

Monday, May 22, 2017

10 Reasons You Need to Watch American Gods

I am happy to say I was one of the lucky people who sat down to read Neil Gaiman's American Gods novel before it was made into this amazing TV Show. Back then all I had to enjoy the book and its story was my imagination. I definitely feel so lucky that I'm alive right now to witness this amazing story come to life. 

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

What on Earth is a Fidget Spinner?


Fidget spinners. Chances are you've come across this little thing while you were prancing around the Internet at some point. And if you're like me, you're probably wondering what they are and what makes them so popular.

Friday, May 12, 2017

My Top 5 Japanese YouTubers


I started watching Japanese YouTubers when I was prepping myself for Japan about 4 years ago. I wanted to get used to listening to actual Japanese speakers use the language rather than rely on anime the whole time. Watching the videos definitely helped me improve my listening but I soon found myself unable to stop watching their videos.

***These YouTubers are not arranged in any particular order.***

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PDRKabushikiGaisha

PDR created this channel as a spoof of his younger brother PDS's YouTube channel. I don't remember how I came across Duncan exactly, but I think it was around the time I was going around Youtube looking for people who made videos exclusively about Japan. PDR or Duncan (yes, he has an English name as he is only half Japanese) is the only Japanese YouTuber on the list that has amazing English. It's always surreal to hear him speak in his distinctly British accent as he had spent some time in the UK when he was younger. While he mainly vlogs in Japanese on his main channel, you can expect English subtitles and distinctly Western style humour and great editing. I used to binge watch him all the time. He also has an English channel (he doesn't update often) and a collab channel with his wife Mimei who is also a YouTuber.
 Here's one of his Q&A videos:


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Fischer's (フィッシャーズ)

This is a gem of a channel I came across thanks to YouTube's autoplay function. This channel mainly focuses on the various antics and adventures of a group of friends. From hilarious pranks to investigating haunted spots there are various videos for you to enjoy. While the channel mainly features the group's leader, Silk Road or Shiruku and Ndaho (both screen names), you'll see the other members like Peketan, Motoki, Masai, Daama and Zakao appear on the channel occasionally too. Unfortunately, the videos do not have any English subtitles. :(

I love this video they made for YouTube Fan Fest 2016:


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Gyu Channel (恭チャンネル)

This is another channel I don't know how I came across. I believe the first video I watched from Kyouichiro's channel was him making giant pudding. After that, I just couldn't stop watching him do food reviews. However, he doesn't just eat. He's also a great singer and he does various voice impressions. Kyouichiro's channel doesn't have subtitles either, but unlike Fischer's channel, it can be pretty hard to enjoy and follow unless you have an understanding of Japanese. Kyouichiro has also appeared in various Japanese entertainment shows. 

Here's Kyou-chan's super catchy channel intro:


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Yuka Kinoshita

This Youtuber was featured in my Oogui post. She's one of my favourite YouTubers. I can't explain why it's so mesmerizing just to watch her eat. Yuka does a lot of food reviews on her channel. She also does livestreams where she eats large meals while hanging out with her fans. She's appeared on various Japanese eating shows on TV and even has her own gaming app. Yuka has English subtitles on her videos so you should definitely go check out some of her videos!

If you're wondering what's so good about watching someone eat, Yuka has an adorable personality. Her random comments throughout the video, awkwardness and sometimes clumsy nature are what make her videos so fun to watch.

Here she is eating 10 packs of Sedaap Indomee: 


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Avantiz (をバンティーズ)

This is a fairly new YouTube channel that I've subscribed to. I've seen them suggested by YouTube a few times but I refused to check them out because I was enjoying Fischer's videos. It wasn't until they did a collab with Fischer's that I decided to sub to their channel. They do basically the same things as Fischer's. There are lots of wtf moments and messing around. If you like watching Japanese guys do stupid things then this is the channel for you. However, just like Fischer's they don't have subs either.

 I haven't been watching them long enough to recommend a video, so here is a one of their pranks: 


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Hajime Syacho was on this list but I lost all respect for him after news of his cheating came out. It just goes to show that you really can't judge a book by its cover. He seemed like a really good guy. You can read more about the scandal here

Another YouTuber that I would have liked to add to this list is Maru the cat's channel but I thought I'd just list a bunch of humans instead.

 If you watch other Japanese YouTubers similar to the ones I've listed above, do share them with me and I'll check them out! I'd love to subscribe to new YouTubers. 😍

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Outgoing Postcards for Postcrossing (April 2017)

It's been almost 2 months since I sent out my last postcards (or made any posts whatsoever on this blog). It takes a while for all of them to arrive at their destinations and I didn't want to send out one postcard at a time since I wanted to make another big outgoing mail post. You can check out my last post here and my other Postcrossing posts here.

So far, 2 of the 9 postcards I sent out have not reached their destinations yet. (┛◉Π”◉)┛彑┻━┻

They might be lost, I have no idea. I believe I have 90 days for the postcards to get to where they have to go before they're considered "Lost".

I've been away from this blog for a while and I have various reasons, I swear but 99.8% of the reason is due to my laziness. So, to kickstart my blogging, I thought I'd do another outgoing mail post. However, the postcards I'm sending out this time around are a little different.

In the past, I did a little experiment to see whether I could stick a stamp on a 3R picture and send it through the mail. You can read all about that in this post but long story short, it worked! The only thing is, Singapore is literally right beside Malaysia. Will a picture postcard make it all the way to the UK? To Africa? To the US?

I'd like to find out, so this time I'll be sending 6 printed pictures turned postcards to 6 different locations, including Malaysia.

I apologise if these are not the type of postcards you were expecting. But #science. 
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Here are the postcards that will be heading out:

To Antje S. from Germany
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To Adriana G. from the USA
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Nikolai M. from Russia
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Agung R. from Indonesia
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Sammi L. from China
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YC T. from Malaysia
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I hope the postcards reach their destinations safely!
If you happen to see your postcard here, please do drop a comment down below! 
I'd love to hear from you!

Likewise, if you're interested and want to try it out for yourself, I'd be happy to try and answer any questions that you have! 

Happy Postcrossing!
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Postcards that have arrived:
**to be updated as postcards arrive**

Adriana G. in the US - 14 May 2017 (17 days)
Nikolai M. in Russia -  EXPIRED - 25 July 2017
Antje S. in Germany - 20 May 2017 (23 days)
Agung R. in Indonesia - 27 May 2017 (30 days)
YC T. in Malaysia - 12 May 2017 (15 days)
Sammi L. in China - 22 May 2017 (25 days)

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Friday, April 28, 2017

Buka Puasa at the Bangi Golf Resort Ramadhan Buffet 2017


It's that time of the year again! 
Ramadhan is right around the corner and as usual, Ramadhan buffets are popping up left and right like mushrooms!

Friday, March 10, 2017

Digi Postpaid 110 Plan | Service Review

Recently, I decided that enough was enough. I couldn't take having to buy extra Internet every time I went back home to Sabah or whenever I travel somewhere that didn't have Wi-Fi.