Date Joined: July 25, 2010
Last Online: March 8, 2011
Birthday: October 26
I'm Frances from the Philippines. I love snail mail and seeing real handwritting from people all over the world :)
I collect postcards and like to see the different stamps of other countries as well. I like them naked too, it's too hot here for an envie haha! :p My favorite postcards are the sketched types. I also enjoy receiving black and white and vintage cards. Funny postcards and postcards from illustrators also makes me smile :)
I am one of those crazy people who bungee jumped and sky dived and want to do them again! :)
I am not allergic to anything other than dust and I don't think anyone's gonna send that :p
My hobbies are travelling, eating, watching movies, reading and photography. I try to visit a new place once or twice a year and I take workshops at least once a year to expand my horizons as well. This year I took up fancy jewelry making :)
I have 20 dogs at home (i know!! soooo many) they make wonderful company :)
I am so excited to join this community! :)
Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, both bu Khalen Hosseini. These books touched my heart and made me cry.
I found the book Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin very inspiring and eye opening.
I also loved The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, told from the point of view of Death. Emotionally stirring. His way of writing is catchy too.
The book that I read most recently is Mornings in Jenin by Susan Abulhawa. I love her style and the story she told, it was an emotional roller coaster.
Books by Paulo Coehlo are always good reads as well.
For times when I want light reading, I read the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney never fails to make me laugh! Sometimes I read my sister's romance novels too (this is true especially when it is raining)
I love tinkering with things, that is why even if I always promise myself to stay away from clutter, it always finds its way to me.
I love colorful pens and cute stickers. And lately, I've been playing with beads and turning them into fancy necklaces and I sell them or give them as gifts :)
I've also got myself some nice colorful fabrics which I turn into pants for my mom :) I don't sew them myself though :p
I also love putting together jigsaw puzzles, for this year I've finished 9 1,000pcs puzzles :) I did 4 of Normal Rockwell's art and 5 by Charles Fazzino :)
Eversince I was a kid, I've always loved The Sound of Music, I still have all the songs on my Ipod :) I don't think I will ever ever tire of that movie.
The most recent movie that I've seen is Inception, and I love it because the ending makes you question whether you understood the movie or not haha! I love unpredictable movies like The Prestige, and Shutter Island.
I also love cartoons!! Disney and Pixar movies make my day. I also love shorts that are shown before the real movie :)
I also cry easily, I cried loads watching My Sister's Keeper and The Bucket List and also "Moment to Remembe" (this is a Korean movie with English subtitles - i watched this 4 times and cried everytime, I think I finished a whole box of tissue put together!)
I also love Avatar coz of the message it sends :)
Action flicks are must sees too! I think I watch almost all genres except horror (which I still sometimes do when I get mental lapses and I sit there hiding wondering why I subject myself to this kind of torture)
I'm not much of a TV fan, but I do indulge myself in watching TV series (once they come out on DVD - I just cannot stand the waiting for what's gonna happen next on a daily basis haha)
I also love watching my dogs run around and play :p and the beach and nature always relaxes the eyes and mind :)
To my future partners in mail, the snail is usually extra slow here in the Philippines so please be patient (I am trying too :p) It usually takes almost a month for cards to reach me but do not worry, I rate as soon as I get the cards :)