Friday, April 22, 2011

Gift wrapping

A little while back I sent a 'Korean Care-package' to the gorgeous Robyn Hobson after she joked around on twitter saying she wanted a signed article of clothing from me. That tweet gave me such joy that I decided to go on a mission for some random things from Korea to send to her...

It was fun to shop for someone I've never met - and most of what I included in the package were very random "korean-style" treasures including coffee-flavoured gum and un-matching-couple socks.

Here is the wrap:

Also, I originally sent the package express to South Africa (to try get it in time for Robyn's trip to Zanzibar). But after about two days I got a call from the Korean post office to say it had been returned since they do not do express delivery to PO Box addresses. 

Post Office conversations in Korea are very funny (especially over the phone when you can't employ charades):


Me: Hello?
Post Office: Herro Post office.
Me: Hello. Post office? (what?)
Post Office: We have packagie
Me: Package for me?
Post Office: No. packagie you are from.
Me: A package to me... from me?
PO: No. Package - you are from! South Africa! NO! 
Me: A package for me ...that's not from South Africa?
PO: No. Packagie you are from. South Africa. NO GO!
Me: AAH! my package is returned!
PO: OK! OK!!!
Me: Ok GREAT!!! (gives secret high-five to phone) Can you please send it then?
PO: No. you come packagie get.
Me: I don't want to get the package. I want it to go to South Africa.

it was a process. 
haha ;)

I'm glad it eventually made it! :) 

You can read the full story about it on Robyn's Blog :)


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