Sunday, December 16, 2012

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Jamaican bill from my pen pal Karen :)

New bills! The top two are from Serbia from TeaP on swap-bot and the bottom is from HeatherNicole18 :) Thank you!!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Such a pretty bill from Raluca, my pen pal in Romania! :)

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

New addition to my collection of currencies!

 Today I received some new paper bills from Indonesia and Taiwan! Thank you so much to Bungaalangalang from swap-bot and my awesome pen pal from Taiwan :) (The Taiwan bill is the red one)

My new rainbow of money!

Monday, November 19, 2012

The Holiday Spirit

Today I went to Joann Fabrics to pick up a few things. I got some stickers, craft items, etc. When I went to the cash register to pay the cashier asked me if I had any coupons to use. I said I didn't and the lady who had just paid before me turned around and said, "Is it okay if I let her use one of my coupons?" The cashier agreed and I thanked the nice woman. She got me 20% off my items! It was so sweet of her to do that, and it made my entire day. It's an amazing thing when people's actions are selfless and come from the bottom of their hearts. It motivated me to do something for someone. I don't know who the woman was, but I thank her again. Time to let the holiday spirit show! :)

Alice in Wonderland Painting

An amazing painting done by my 15 year old cousin of my favorite scene from Alice in Wonderland!

Where's Waldo Postcard!

I got this lovely postcard from a swap on swap-bot! Can you find Waldo?

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Box full of letters :)

This is a collage I had to create for my online theatre class. It is of the character Hope Cladwell from the play Urinetown. I saw the play last weekend and it was great!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Pen Pals

I am so happy that I began the hobby of pen palling! It is such a great experience. I love connecting with people from different countries and learning about their cultures. We can really teach each other through our different views and outlooks. I have met so many great people, and learned so many new things! The world is a huge place, and there's so much to learn!

I also love the feeling of opening the mail box and getting a letter from one of my pen pals! It's one of the best feelings there is. :)

This is a picture of my boyfriend Praddy and I at the Taj Mahal in India :)

Currencies around the world!

The different currencies I have received so far from my pen pals! :) So pretty, thank you everyone!

In order: India, South Africa, India, Ghana, Romania, England, Canada and India!

I added India in so many times because I wanted the colors of the rainbow! :)

First post!

Well, this is my first time posting on this particular blog! I used to be a frequent user of Tumblr, but found that it is not my preferred blogging website anymore. I am hoping to use this blog to talk about my pen pals and language learning. :) It's nice to look back on what I've done, and connect with other people who are interested in the same things.

Just a little about myself: My name is Samantha and I am a 19 year old girl living in the United States. I love to learn different languages and about the cultures that they come from. That is why I began pen palling. I have pen pals from various countries around the world, and I love connecting with them! I am a Spanish major in college and I am trying to learn all of the other romance languages at this moment. 

I will be posting here frequently, so don't let this small start discourage you :)