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
glad about this ted and will come. it's a great listReplyDelete
am worried still about there being too many live lit events on the calendar and lit fatigue setting in.
if raja ahmad is holding this regularly then perhaps i need to scale back readings@seksans.(which i already was thinking of with the poetry slam starting up) can you let me know what the year's calendar is likely to look like?
tried to get to raja ahmad's gallery yesterday to see the malay college exhibition but after an hour and a half in a traffic jam i had to turn back. please let RA and your dad know that at least we tried.
hell btw is not full of flames, it is a bumper to bumper crawl on jalan ampang with a car nearly out of petrol, four fed-up passengers, and a bursting bladder - for all eternity!
Now I use google map-it is much better than before.ReplyDelete
Sharon: Raja Ahmad is planning for this to be a monthly event, but I think it would be a shame for the Seksan Readings to be scaled down...ReplyDelete
Berisman: Wow! I didn't know they updated Google Maps! That is very useful, thank you for notifying me.
i have mailed you about your story.
have emailed you back! check your inbox.ReplyDelete