Here's the awesome journal astarael sent me; it was well worth the wait for the long trip from Australia! Get ready for a picture overload (come on! she worked hard and deserves a real gallery!! )
She said it's decorated with joss papers (hope I spelled that right), which are burned for religious offerings to deities &/or ancestors in some Eastern religions.
some of the pages are also joss papers:
she also made me a great bookmark with some Chinese or Japanese writing on it (I don't know which since I can't read either):
last but not least are three pens she sent in as a nice extra (sorry for the blurriness--stinkin camera phone!):
Thanks astarael--I really like the creative way you included my interests in this fab journal!