Don't you hate it when you're seeking le mots juste but the damn word just keeps being elusive? What's ironic about this is while I cannot find the word I'm looking for I can however remember an uncommon phrase like "le mots juste". The mind boggles.
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
when it happens to me, i'm doing silly things like getting my feet on a dictionary, so the words would infuse from feet and climb to the head ^^ Eventually it's working !ReplyDelete
I must try that one day! Would you call it a type of "word therapy"? Hoho!ReplyDelete
I have to be careful about it though. Here in Malaysia, it's taboo to put your feet on books because it's considered disrespectful.
It depends how much collector is your book ... ^^ReplyDelete