Thursday, October 25, 2007

Last Chance for Postcards

Has anyone received their postcards yet? I got off about 10 in Laos and about 25 in Vietnam. I'll get the Cambodia batch going tomorrow morning.

If you want one, just send me your address. My email is angelovillagomez at gmail dot com.

...and if you are reading this, why not send me a postcard?

My address is:

Angelo Villagomez
MINA Executive Director
PO BOX 506645
Saipan, MP 96950

I will scan the front of your postcard and post it on this blog when I get it. I'll send my favorite postcard a Beautify CNMI prize pack.


Gregory said...

Yes, thank you. I just received mine at the Capital Hill Rural Branch post office last night, which means it arrived yesterday, 25 October 2007, or the day before.

I was about to comment at the post where you first offered them, so you have good timing.

The postcard of the temple at Luang Prabang is beautiful (did you know of my religious interests?) and I really like the postage stamp with its map showing the 17 provinces of Laos, and the “People’s Democratic Republic” initials. What’s with the apparent postage-stamp advertizing of an insurance company on it’s 15th anniversary, though? Must be state-owned. (!)

The postmark was at Vientiane on 13 or 15 or 18 October (the cancellation was unclear — can you tell me when you mailed it?) and then through Osaka, where it received a cancellation on 19 October along with a rubber-stamped statement of having been misdirected.

It probably would have been a good idea to put “U.S.A.” under my final address line — I forgot to indicate it in the address I supplied.

I have been thinking of Ian, and indirectly of you, I suppose, every time I hear of another Red Sox victory. I don’t have a connected TV in my house, but the summary of World Series Game One on NPR certainly sounded good for Boston fans.

Thanks again. Prayerful best wishes,

/s/ Greg

The Saipan Blogger アンジェロ・ビラゴメズ said...

Today is October 27th. I just mailed a bunch off postcards from Siem Reap, Cambodia.

I mailed out a bunch from Hanoi, Vietnam on October 16.

The first bunch was mailed out on October 12 from Vientiane, Laos.

Greg Baka said...

Thanks for the unsolicited Vietnam postcard, received election day, Saturday, 3 November 2007. See N.M.I. Const. art. VIII, § 1 ("The regular general election of the Commonwealth shall be held on the first Saturday in November.").

If we ever get a U.S. congressional delegate, that election will have to be held on a Tuesday per federal law. The lack of federal representation reduces the need to conform to mainland electoral scheduling practices.

I look forward to your and Ian's safe return.