I've got Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman!
Well, I got the first day cover that commemorates the 35th anniversary of the establishment diplomatic relations between China and Malaysia that I mentioned a couple of posts ago. Except that it's not a first day cover, it's a commemorative cover, which is a slightly different beast. I guess I should read the news article properly next time! The difference between the two is that first day covers are specially-designed envelopes stuck on with specially-designed stamps, and marked with a specially-designed postmark. A commemorative cover is a specially-designed envelope... and that's it. All in all, it's an unremarkable affair, especially if you're used to well-designed first day covers (not that Malaysian first day covers are well-designed... but I digress). Oh sure, a commemorative cover has a stamp printed right on to it but that's just like an overglorified aerogramme. Lame. On the whole, what a disappointment. I haven't been collecting first day cover
so only one sentence today! i suppose you are curled up with it somewhere!ReplyDelete
Nothing beats the feeling of getting the book that you want.ReplyDelete
You're so right, Bibi! Ah, the wonderful joy of getting the book you want... finally. Now if only it were smaller...ReplyDelete
Actually was curled up with my gf instead of the book, since my weekends belong to her. Still have Never Let Me Go though to get through before I start reading Murakami...