August 13, 2013

Goodies In The Mail

Yesterday, I received a notice from Philpost that I had a parcel waiting to be claimed. Somehow, I already knew it was the one from Australia. However, I was shocked to learn that my Dad actually received two instead of one. Isn't that such a wonderful surprise?

The first one isn't actually a parcel from a penpal. It's from this lovely girl I met on Tumblr. Her name is Kristy. She runs a Pretty Little Liars blog. A couple of months ago, she offered to send Tim Tams to her followers and of course, I couldn't resist. I think I haven't mentioned how addicted I am to these heavenly biscuits. If you haven't tried one, you're missing out.

Just be wary of online sellers who overprice them though. The cheapest pack of Tim Tam that I ever bought was from SM Cebu's grocery. It was priced at 170 pesos per pack. Would you believe me if I said I ended up buying four packs? They were the regular-sized ones, mind you.

Incoming mail from Yetta, Hong Kong.

This one is from Yetta, my first penpal from Instagram. She's really sweet because she was the one who offered to send some gum. I was only expecting one, but she was generous enough to add another. Yetta is probably my youngest penpal to date. She's only 15.

I love the way she wrote her letter though. I had no trouble writing a reply because her willingness to share about her life made me just as enthusiastic.

For those who are curious about claiming parcels from Philpost, this is how I went about it:

I wrote an authorization letter for my Dad because he always volunteers to collect my mail for me. (He's the best!) Also, I provided him with a scan of my driver's license. He printed it out and presented this along with the letter to the parcel section in the post office. He paid 50 pesos for each parcel.

Oh, and I'm not sure if it's a requirement but I also handed him the notice I received from the post office.

P.S. Did anyone notice the recent tweaks on my blog? What do you think?

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