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
I want to escape to the world where i can have lots of cats.ReplyDelete
Kafka On The Shore, yeah, a masterpiece that i haven't read yet.
Hopefully after i finish with Jonathan Strange And Mr. Norell.
And how are you enjoying Jonathan Strange so far? I'm planning to read that quite soon.ReplyDelete
Kafka's an okay book. Starts very well but a lot of people find the ending quite disappointing.
Not yet reading Mr. Norell actually.ReplyDelete
Not until i'm done with my writing which i plan it all finish during this weekend.
Will go to Them (Jon and Norell) after that.
Hahaha.. alrights. I hope you post your thoughts about it when you're done!ReplyDelete
ALL THE TIME!ReplyDelete
Interesting pic. Book advertising in what looks like a train station tunnel? Is it?ReplyDelete
London Tube if I'm not mistaken.ReplyDelete