7 Nov 2014 | From Au of Taiwan
The postcard is hand-drawn by Au - she fondly calls herself Redcicada Au. It is amazing how the postcard reached me in such a good condition after it traveled 986 km from Taiwan to my mailbox here in the Philippines. The paper she used is thinner than a regular oslo paper. Yet it survived the travel.
Au also matched the handmade card with stamps showing traditional Taiwanese pastries. It is said that Taiwanese and pastries are closely tied together. Taiwan pastries fill a wide range of roles in food, rituals, and festive and social functions far beyond just being popular food items. They are used in religious ceremonies and festival celebrations and come in all shapes, colors and sizes.