Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Think About It (5)

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On a day I'm suffering from a terribly upset stomach (what the hell did I eat?), this Eve Ensler quote cheered me up:

"Cherish your solitude. Take trains by yourself to places you have never been. Sleep out alone under the stars. Learn how to drive a stick shift. Go so far away that you stop being afraid of not coming back. Say no when you don't want to do something. Say yes if your instincts are strong, even if everyone around you disagrees. Decide whether you want to be liked or admired. Decide if fitting in is more important than finding out what you're doing here. Believe in kissing." 

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"Go so far away that you stop being afraid of not coming back."

Ah! Signs.

Monday, December 03, 2012

Moo Postcards - helping keep mail alive

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The last weekend was super exciting. For one, I signed up for the first ever Bohri Mohalla Food Walk on Saturday, 1st December 2012 organised by prolific food blogger Kalyan Karmakar, a.k.a. @finelychopped on Twitter. Kalyan's blog is a veritable resource of food, glorious food. So, go look it up till I put together my thoughts on the walk itself. The other reason for my joy was a package that arrived from moo.com - a cool printing service that prints business cards, minicards, postcards and more. I ordered a set of 60 postcards from them which had 60 photographs from my travels printed on them. Cool, na?

Here are some pictures of the package and its contents:

This is what the package looked like inside the bubble-wrap envelope.

"Moo Postcards - helping keep mail alive" - Love the tagline!

Slide off the outer cover and there's a plain white box with slits to add your business card. Moo gives you this option in case you're re-selling the cards/package or handing it to a client/buyer. Thoughtful.

Opening...

And voila! Here they are...

Now to figure out who needs to receive these postcards.

Yes, these are photos that I have clicked around Bombay and some places I have visited. The back of the card remains standard with lines for the address, a box for stamps and blank space for your message. At the bottom, I was able to add my name with a copyright sign and the link to my Postcrossing profile. That's what I really intend to use my postcards for. Quite happy with the quality. But this was expected as I had first availed of Moo's service when they ran a promo offer of 50 business cards (using your Facebook cover photos and information) for free. They didn't even charge me a dime for shipping. And the delivery of the postcards came in almost 20 days earlier than the scheduled date. 

I paid for these postcards in foreign currency (burns a hole in the pocket when you calculate the exchange rates!) and it seems a tad expensive than standard postcards. But the joy of seeing your own photos in print and to be able to share them with someone else is beyond all that. Off to write the first one...

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