Friday, September 16, 2011

Letter from Natasha - II

I received again another letter from Natasha. The stamp is so nice. Thank you so much, Natasha! :)

Monday, August 29, 2011

Letter from Sandra - I

I received a letter from Sandra. She is from Germany. She is also 29 years old, married but do not have kids yet. She works in a museum which is quiet interesting. Based on her letter, she seems to be a nice person. She likes photography and she appreciated my profile picture in Facebook. She also likes to travel and read books.

I hope me and Sandra can get along well and will become good friends, even if we are far away.

Thank you for your letter, Sandra! :)

Friday, June 17, 2011

Letter from Barbara - I

I received a letter today from a new pen pal named Barbara. She is from Austria and she is 23 years old. Although my criteria in finding a pen pal should be aged between 28 to 30 years old, I agreed with her to be my pen pal because I can see and feel that she is sincere and I know she will not stop writing after few letters. She is a collector of postcards and stickers so I am excited to send her some to add in her collection. I hope and try my best so that we will become good friends.

Here is her letter. Her stamps were very nice.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Letter from Simone - I

I received a letter from a guy named Simone, from Cannosa Sanita, Italy. I was so happy to received his letter because I really wanted to have a pen pal again from Italy. I have a pen pal from Rome, Italy before but we have stopped writing (although we still communicate through Facebook and email until now) because of work and other priorities in life...and he is a guy, too. We were quiet close to each other and I like him as my pen pal and I miss his nice and exciting letters. I hope me and Simone will have a great friendship and that we will not stop writing after few letters only.

Thank you for your letter, Simone! :)

Monday, May 16, 2011

A Site Called Sandbook

I came across this page today( I was amazed! There are still a lot of people who are into penpalling, exchanging friendship books, swaps and participating in traveling notebook.

There is this portion in their page that features people about their penpalling experience. They posted their questions there for the interview and published your answers for the readers to read. I want to be featured...but not for now. Maybe soon if I can get back on track with my penpalling hobby.

So here it is:

Pen Pal Interviews

Would you like to be interviewed and share your penpalling experience with over 2500 people world-wide? We would like to question you about your penpalling experience and get to know you a bit better! The interviews will be published in the penpal magazine and of course here on our website.

How to participate?

Copy the questions and answer them! Then select several photos of you, your friends or country and then send us all of the information back to us at raiasandbook(at) (just change the (at) with @).

Interview Questions:

1. Hello there! How are you doing? Tell us more about yourself, your hobbies, personal life, interests.
2. If you have to describe yourself in only 5 words what would they be?
3. Tell us something about your town, city or country.
4. How did you start penpalling? When was that? And why did you decide to start Penpalling?
5. What do you like / dislike about Penpalling/correspondence?
6. How do your friends react when they discover you are into Penpalling? Are they also into it or they give you the “strange” faces?
7. Do you still stay in touch with your first penpal? Tell us about your first penpal even if you have lost touch with them. We might be able to help you locate him/her.  
8.  How many Penpals do you have? Where are they from?
9.  Are you searching for new Penpals? If yes, please give us some contact information that we can publish in the magazine so that people can write to you back.  
10.  What are you looking for in a penpal?
11. Where do you find new Penpals from? Do you rely on FBs or Facebook or other websites/blogs.
12. Tell us a funny/interesting story from your Penpalling experience? 
13. How do you keep track of your mail? Share your tip on how to organize ourselves.
14. Do you swap things? Do you like sending gifts to friends? If yes, what is the funniest gift you have ever sent/received?15. Have you met a penpal? If so, let us know how the meeting went.
16. What do you usually like writing/reading about in the letters?
17. When it comes to making cute and personal letters, everyone has his/her own style. Tell us your trick how to make a letter/envelope unique? Do you decorate it? If yes, how. Give us some tips on how to make the letters more interesting.
18. Where do you buy your stationery supplies from? Do you prefer traditional shops or e-shops? If so, give us some links. 

1) Send us a photo(s) of yourself so we can print it with the article and show that you are a real person! You can also include other photos of your friends and you, your mail and mailbox, etc. anything that you would like to share with us will be more than welcome!

2) Write us a message in your own handwriting (sample handwriting), decorate the message if you like and finally snap a photo of the handwriting/message sample and email it to us so we can print it on the magazine’s pages and of course on our website and blog.

Your contact information:
1) Your Email
2) Facebook user
3) Twitter
4) Blog/website, etc
5) Any other profile or way you want people to contact you.