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
you write the sponsored posts very entertainingly and i hope you get paid well but i hate the whole idea of 'emReplyDelete
what we really do need is proper paying sponsorship for book blogging. i have been talking to one proactive bookshop prepared to pay good money for a sidebar banner. hope the idea takes off.
More reason for me to quit those sponsored posts then. It was good money, but then Google punished me by ranking me back to 0, which affects sponsorship opportunities. :DReplyDelete
Bookshops sponsoring blogs is a wonderful idea! But as far as I'm concerned MPH and Kinokuniya are already sponsoring me by giving me free books... maybe I should put up some banners to show them some love!