Fariza is the name.
a 26+ year old snail mailer from Singapore. INFJ. struggling artist. tea addict. horror movie connoisseur. enjoys gothic rock + post-punk + new wave + industrial + metal. I wear black all the time and I love spooky things.

MY BELOVED PALS
Australia/Montenegro: Naomi
Australia/Taiwan: Mel
Austria: Doris
Belgium: Kim
Canada: Ellie
Czech Republic: Michaela
Finland: Kirsi, Pia Andrea
France: Marjorie
Germany: Corina, Jennifer, Verena, Barbara, Hannah, Lioba
Greece: Anastasia
Italy/Slovenia: Martina
Italy/Sweden: Viviana
Netherlands: Tessa
Norway: Mariell
Poland: Marta
Spain: Claudia
Sweden: Pernilla
Sweden/Japan: Jennifer
Switzerland: Fiona
Turkey: Selcen
UK: Zoe, Paul, Louise
USA: Jen
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I'm going to start writing letters to a friend trying to initiate conversation any advice????

Talking about your interests would be a good start and asking questions about their interests too. Or maybe write about where you live, what’s great about it, what’s not. It’s always very intriguing for the recipient to read about another person’s hometown, especially if you and your friend far apart geographically. Adding questions every now and then shows you’re interested to know more about the other person, typically. I hope this helps! ;-D 

Well it’s that time of the week again where I will post all my mail for the week. The mail this week is quite a lot as last week I couldn’t send them out because of public holiday. (Top row): Packages for Marta in Poland and Hannah in Germany. (Bottom row): Letters for my new Aussie pal Mel in Taiwan, new pal Jen in USA, Pernilla in Sweden, Claudia in Spain and Zoe in England. 

Well it’s that time of the week again where I will post all my mail for the week. The mail this week is quite a lot as last week I couldn’t send them out because of public holiday.
(Top row): Packages for Marta in Poland and Hannah in Germany.
(Bottom row): Letters for my new Aussie pal Mel in Taiwan, new pal Jen in USA, Pernilla in Sweden, Claudia in Spain and Zoe in England. 

I was Tagged!

I know this isn’t directly related to snail mail but it does show a little bit about myself and my interest. Sometimes, we find and bond with penpals through mutual interests. In this case, music! Anyway, I was tagged by @novemberhope

♫ You can tell a lot about someone by the music they listen to. Hit shuffle on your iPod/iPhone/iTunes/media player and write down the first 10 songs. Then pass this onto 10 people.
 One rule: No skipping!

  1. New Order - Bizarre Love Triangle
  2. Lorde - Royals
  3. Siouxsie and the Banshees - Christine
  4. God Module - False Pretense
  5. Satyricon - In The Mist By The Hills
  6. Nachtmahr - Tanzdiktator
  7. The Sisters of Mercy - A Rock and A Hard Place
  8. Suede - Trash
  9. VNV Nation - Further
  10. Icon of Coil - Come Alive

I tag: kirppu kisseskimm caseypants twostriptechnicolor mellyhooble red-dynamites nay-louise spiral-nebula nerwenelensar doodlesandpoddles

A little reminder.

Well, my inbox is constantly flooded with penpal requests. Whilst I’m flattered that you girls (and guys) would like to be pals with me, I am a little picky when it comes to taking in anymore new pals. I’ve reached my limit. BUT! If you still would like to try your luck, please send a short intro of yourself. It’s more likely I will consider taking you over a boring “hi wanna be penpals?” or “hi I wanna write letters with you!” I want to know who I’m writing to, a bit of your interests, a bit of yourself. Oh yeah, and age! Please include your age. I’m sorry but it does matter to me. 

So if any of you still send me one of those one-liners, I’m going to ignore those messages because I’d rather write to someone who actually bothered to put some effort in.

Cheers!

Today’s outgoing mail:Kim in Belgium, Selcen in Turkey, Doris in Austria and Viviana in Sweden 💕 Travel safe! 😊 
Sent out 4 and I already have written another letter (to Spain this time). Usually I mail my letters every Monday as that’s my day off but due to next Monday being a public holiday, I will have to post my letters the following week instead. My apologies!

Today’s outgoing mail:
Kim in Belgium, Selcen in Turkey, Doris in Austria and Viviana in Sweden 💕 Travel safe! 😊 

Sent out 4 and I already have written another letter (to Spain this time). Usually I mail my letters every Monday as that’s my day off but due to next Monday being a public holiday, I will have to post my letters the following week instead. My apologies!

Received a very speedy reply letter from Pernilla in Sweden today. It was quicker than I anticipated. Thank you for the Winnie the Pooh notebook! I was just thinking of getting a new notebook since my current one is starting to apart, so it was a thoughtful gift!
Although I would love to answer right away…. Unfortunately, I’m quite behind with my mail so I might have to answer a little later. So sorry!
I suppose as of now, I’m only waiting on 3 more letters from new pals. Also, in case all of you aren’t aware, I’m no longer taking anymore new penpals. For those I’ve agreed to start exchanging letters with, don’t worry, I’m not changing my mind. ;-)

Received a very speedy reply letter from Pernilla in Sweden today. It was quicker than I anticipated. Thank you for the Winnie the Pooh notebook! I was just thinking of getting a new notebook since my current one is starting to apart, so it was a thoughtful gift!

Although I would love to answer right away…. Unfortunately, I’m quite behind with my mail so I might have to answer a little later. So sorry!

I suppose as of now, I’m only waiting on 3 more letters from new pals. Also, in case all of you aren’t aware, I’m no longer taking anymore new penpals. For those I’ve agreed to start exchanging letters with, don’t worry, I’m not changing my mind. ;-)

Happy mail today! I received #letters from Jen in USA, Mariell in Norway, Kim in Belgium and Mel who has just moved to Taiwan from Australia. Thank you ladies! 💜 Please be patient with me, I barely have any free time so my answers may be slower than usual :(

Happy mail today! I received #letters from Jen in USA, Mariell in Norway, Kim in Belgium and Mel who has just moved to Taiwan from Australia. Thank you ladies! 💜 Please be patient with me, I barely have any free time so my answers may be slower than usual :(

Outgoing for today: Letters for Marjorie in France, Louise and Paul in the UK, Martina in Slovenia, Naomi in Montenegro and Michaela in Czech Republic 💜 Travel safe! 

Outgoing for today:
Letters for Marjorie in France, Louise and Paul in the UK, Martina in Slovenia, Naomi in Montenegro and Michaela in Czech Republic 💜 Travel safe! 

Not Looking for Penpals Anymore.

Hello dear followers!

I’m sad to say that I’m no longer looking for new penpals. I have reached the limit whereby I can afford to write regularly and of course, postage stamps. I love surprising my penpals with a little gift every now and then. I treat my pals equally and everyone should get a little something from me but I can’t afford to do that if I take in anymore new pals.

Also, my apologies to those I’ve declined to be penpals with because you’re under 24 years of age. We just have different priorities at different stages in life and I don’t think I can relate to an 18 year old’s nor can she relate to a 27 year old’s. It’s nothing personal. 

Nonetheless, I’m very flattered and honoured by the overwhelming amount of penpalling requests.

Have a great weekend everyone and thank you for supporting my blog! :D