Sunday, 24 November 2013

Mail from kalwina

Mail arrived from Kalwina! She contacted me on my blog! How cool is that! Since I'm quite busy at this moment with lots of end of year style mail and swaps (more about this later :-) she had send me her package first. And I'm very grateful for that, I'm swamped at the moment! But all will be all right in the end :-) After a few emails we discovered we had an Indonesian connection! She is from Indonesia and my great uncle and aunt used to live there! But now she lives in Singapore by the way, not my great uncle, but Kalwina does!

Really cute postage stamps on the envelope! Stamps are like small pictures, I love them!

For Divali she spent her time at her family in Indonesia and collected things to send me. This is what was inside the package! Out of the package came this really lovely smell! It reminded me of my great uncle's house, which was full of sandelwood boxes and teak furniture. An instant mie and a pink and gold bag. I had to laugh about this instant mie, this is so funny! It was all crumbled since it came alle the way from Singapore, but she had written something on the back of it, that made me laugh. Gonna try this next week! When there are no kids around! Or boyfriend for that matter, it's going to be my lunch some time next week (I'm not allowed to eat at this moment due to an intestine inflammation, that's why).

Check this all out!  A letter opener (in style of a Wayang doll), a satin (or silk?) handkerchief with a batik print ( I'm definately not going to blow my nose in it! That would be such a shame!), a small purse (cute!), a hairpin (my daughter wore this today!), a cute batik card, a small tin (that's were all the really nice smell came from!), a small christmas card, oil, ginger drink, a cleansing powder and white coffee.

And what really made me laugh, Kalwina has put sticky notes on the back of almost everything! This is so funny! Love her handwriting by the way! Turns out that the original white coffee is made from beans which are eaten and pooped out by cats and people pay good money for that to drink! I've never heard about that before!

A letter opener! what a good gift for someone who loves mail! No more tears with a knife, but really neat tears with this Indonesian letter opener. Wayang is a traditional style puppet from Indonesia, check out some information about Wayang puppets here!

This small candle is so damn cute! Such a lovely tin with a rose smell! The whole package smelled like this! A small candle but a great smell!

And how weird is this! I'm sick at home with lots of pain in my stomach, and what arrives from Kalwina? An oil that relieves stomach pain! I've had a lot of these coincidences recently through mail. What's the meaning of that! I've tried the oil once now, maybe I should try it a couple of times. You are supposed to rub some on your chest, stomach, hip and footsole. Well, that's were I went wrong! I'm going to do it the right way this time. It smells like fennel! And that's not a bad thing. It's actually for kids, going to try this for my son aswell, he has a lot of stomach ache. But first I'm going to try this on myself, but I'm going to rub it in is as I was supposed to.

Turns out that inside the little purse was a small bracelet! A turquoise one! Since Kalwina knew that was my favourite colour! It has this cute little triangle on it, maybe it's a Christmas tree, well it could be, since Christmas is near, but it's cute anyhow.


  1. Wow, erg leuk! Het kaarsje is echt schattig & inderdaad een heel cool handschrift. Het White Coffee verhaal = yuk! (Maar daarom wil ik het nu ook proeven ;-))

  2. Hi Franka :)) I am so happy that you like the package, It was my pleasure to send it. I hope you get well soon so you can try the Indomie (It's nice!). Thank you for the handwriting compliment, it made me blush :P -- Happy Holidays <3 Will keep reading your blog for awesome craft ideas and stories.


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