Friday, July 31, 2015

I love window seats




The view about to landing to Cambodia


Happy SkyWatch Friday !

I like window seats because I feel I am so near to the skies ! Those puffy clouds are under me. Never doubt that the view is fascinating !!  Shh...

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Northern Lights in Iceland




 A beautiful postcard send from Iceland, from Valerie. 
She has fulfilled her dream to tour around Europe, 
happy for her.  

The marvelous aurora borealis shimmering over Gullfoss waterfall (or known as Golden Falls).

Notes to Travelers :
  • The best season to see the northern lights in Iceland is from September to Mid-April.
  • The recommended stays at Iceland, min 7 days.
  • Iceland is a small Atlantic island, the weather is rapidly changing from time to time. Suggested to do checking regularly.
More Postcards :

  
Also not forgetting the QR Code look alike Northern Light stamp from Iceland :)

Thank you, Valerie !

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Taiwan Coastal View


A beautiful postcard from Purplesunny Chang of Taiwan.

According to most of the review, the most spectacular coastal scenery can be find in the Northeast and Yilan Coast National Scenic Area (東北角暨宜蘭海岸國家風景區). 
The coastal stretching 102.5km from Nanya, east of Jiufen. 
It could be a good place to visit for a day trip from Taipei or Keelung. 



Friday, July 24, 2015

SkyWatch Friday : KLCC Twin Towers


Happy SkyWatch Friday

The few shots of one late evening (7:40pm+),  when I passed by the KLCC Park and the view of majestic KLCC Twin Towers took my breath away ~ for few seconds :) 

I used to admire at those who are working in Petronas Twin Towers and wish one day I could. 
My wish was granted (thank you Universe) and I have had 3 years of working life at level 68 & 71! 

Here are some of the sneak peek at my cubicle next to full-height glass window , 2013 & 2014

 Now..I have another wish ...shhhh...(finger cross)




























Further Reading : 


Artist depict life in early Chemainus (Canada)

So glad to receive this postcard from Slewy Moores (apology if I'm not spell your name correctly).

Chemainus is located on the East shore of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. 
A town that was born of the hands of labourers.

The postcard shows the masterpiece of artists (clockwise from top left) :-
  • Spool Donkey - Sculptor Elmar Schultes
  • First Schoolhouse 1883 - Artist Kiff Holland
  • Company Store - Artist Dan Sawatzky
  • The Volunteers - Artist Dan Sawatzky
  • Chemainus Outdoor Gathering - Artist Lurene Haines
  • Julia Askew - Artist Elizabeth Smiley



Such a complete beautiful postmark 
& stamp 

Thank you !

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Traditional transportation to travel around Porto

I received this postcard from Celia of Porto, Portugal. 
It is so interesting to learn that to getting around the city tour by using a tram. 

STCP is the company in charge the local transportation system of Porto.
There are three (3) tram routes in the city center are operating for tourism purposes, time between ~ 0930 to 1930. Ticketing is integrated with the metro and buses.  

Notes to Travelers : The trams and buses run on the 'semi-honor system', where the passengers are expected to buy the ticket from the machine and 'load' it with the number of rides you expect to take and the number of zones (separate tickets are needed if you are going to take two-zone rides and six-zone rides).  


Further reading : 





Monday, July 20, 2015

Moomin : An online survey



Yes !! I've received a very cool Moomin postcard from Maua.
Thank you !


If you are interested to get yourself some Moomin product ...

You may response to a survey conducted by Moomin.com.  
The objective of the survey is to find out how the Moomin Characters's brand personality is perceived by the customers.  
The survey is about 5-10 minutes.
The respondents will receive a 15% discount code
and also have a chance to win a Moomin goodie bag (5 lucky winners). 


So, give a try by clicking here for The Questionnaire  

AND not to forget to view my cool collection of Moomin Postcards here.  



Saturday, July 18, 2015

masterpiece of Alphonse Mucha


A postcard sends from Lenka of Czech Republic.
Bières de la Meuse (1897) ~ by Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939), a Czech Art Nouveau painter and decorative artist. 


The poster portrays a woman with a wreath of poppies, wheat and hops in her hair holding a pint of beer. She has Slav features and recalls the figure of Summer from Mucha's Seasons series of the previous year. There are two images at the bottom of the poster that are by another artist, an image of the goddess of the river Meuse and a bird’s eye view of the brewery.

And not to forget the beautiful stamp (Zodiac, Design 2, Ziegler 2010) that Lenka pasted on postcard. Another beautiful artwork piece called "Savonnerie De Bagnolet" , also by Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939).

  The Zodiac image of Mucha was one of his most successful designs, undergoing no fewer than a dozen different uses over the years. In this variant, the zodiac and all the decorations around the perimeter are gone, having been replaced by an 1898 calendarium. 
Replacing the astrological symbols is the text for the soap company. 

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Dumpling



I've received this Dumpling shaped-postcard from Jin Hua of Xi-an , China. 
Dumpling (or 饺子 Jiao zi) is a traditional Chinese food. It's one of the most widely loved foods in northern China, as it's popular in cold weather. The dumplings can be boiled in soup / steamed / fried. The dumplings can be filled / stuffed with anything from meat, vegetable to fruit. 

What tempting me most about dumpling is eating with the dipping sauce. 
My favorite combination ~~ " ginger + vinegar + soy sauce + fish sauce " 

 
Source : 5 easy Dipping Sauce recipe



Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Cologne Cathedral and Romanic churches



Dom und Altstadt von Koln

Cologne Cathedral and the old town


A beautiful night panorama view postcard sent by Elke, Germany. 
The magnificent Cologne Cathedral hovers above the roofs and chimneys of the city. 

Alongside the Cathedral and museum, there are twelve Romanic churches which are also the main cultural highlights of Cologne. The Golden Chamber of St Ursula is amongst one of mystical and creepy. Golden Chamber (a small room at the left hand side of entrance) is filled with the brim with bones and skulls, which is said that these are bones of the 11000 virgins and St.Ursula herself.