...Brown paper packages tied up with string
these are a few of my favorite things...
I love getting stuff from the mail. Living in another country means that sometimes, there is just some stuff that is hard to find here. Like freshly grated coconut, exotic spices, local chocolates and snacks from Manila... sigh. Good thing that I belong to several internet communities and have exchanged care packages with friends.
So far, I have sent a Korean clay pot, Korean nutty goodies and candies, "gochujang" (red pepper paste), sparkly celphone accessories, metal chopsticks, etc. And in return, I have gotten packages of gravy mix, US chocolates and candies, "lokum" (Turkish Delight from actual Turkey - thanks Sazji!), asthma relief aids, my beloved Terry Pratchett books (his latest) and lately...
TimTam chocolate cookies and Milo bars from Australia!
Thank you so much Sephie! My friend, from the Terry Pratchett Message Board, sent me these goodies from Down-Under. We were talking about the delights of eating Milo powder (kinda like Ovaltine and Hershey cocoa powder) straight from the jar. She promised to send me Milo bars and thought of sending these 3 kinds of TimTam cookies. Sephie also instructed me to make a Timtam straw and that I would have to do before I gobble up all the cookies.
I sent Sephie my favorite chocolate covered cookie here in Korea, plus some other goodies too.
By the time my goodies from Australia arrived, another package turned up in my mailbox. It was from the US, sent by my Singaporian friend Edwin who was vacationing there. I asked a favor from him if he could send me cayenne pepper spice. A tiny bottle of cayenne pepper costs about $7 here. And Edwin was nice enough to send me two.
I can't wait to do another goodie-swap with an internet friend. Sometimes, the best things do come from the mail.