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  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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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. 😭 😭 😭