Oh heck! One fine day...
Pardon the over-aged drama queen in me if I kind of overreacted when I won a gotochi postcard from a guessing game hosted by a fellow postcard hobbyist, Clarissa Candido last week. It may sound a bit childish but I really was over the moon *blush*, I even had this to say (see highlighted in orange)
Who wouldn't be? Gotochi postcards are special and a lot of postcard collectors fancy them ... well, I find everything in and about Japan special, why I've lived there for two years so I'm not just saying that, I can attest to that. (:
Anyway, lemme tell you how I won through a series of screen caps. Let us call this moment...
[MUSIC UP & UNDER]
Serendipity. *giggles~ ^__^
As you can see, I aimed my shot in the dark right away, strike while I'm hot WHAAAT?
by the way I am Toni Antonio (Hi, hello, I'm pleased to meet you). I was supposed to be the first one to participate and my guess was Russia, but after 5.44457 nanoseconds (to be exact... Haha. just kidding, of course I know nothing about numbers except when I'm out shopping ) I changed it to Belarus, and with fingers crossed, I typed a heart icon <3 and hit enter. Final answer --- my heart told me so, not that I trust my heart that much, you see it has been broken for seven countless times (7 x ∞ = you do the Math) but you know... ^__~
kidding aside, lemme continue
Meanwhile, while waiting for Clarissa's hundredth official postcrossing postcard to come her way, I stalked the post for every single comment to see what the other members' presumptions were
Anxiously waiting for the day Clarissa would register the much-anticipated hundredth postcard, I posted another comment expressing my apprehension, stating that I'd surely regret it if the 100th card would be from Russia:
and again I say, I can't believe my eyes so I looked for proof everywhere, as in Every freakin' Where. ^_*
Sweet Belarus, it is. And oh, don't forget this icon, it brought luck ---> <3
And then, finally, the victory (the victory, victory??? isn't that so big a word? well, it felt that big though) has sunk right in.
Please scroll back up and take a look at the first photo for the reaction shot. ^__^
YEAH BABY YEAH!!!