Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Kiyomizudera Temple, Kyoto

Kiyomizudera was build in 780 at the request of Sakanoue-no-Tamuramaro. The main hall of this temple, built in 1633, is famed mainly for its wide wooden veranda in front, protruding over a steep cliff, from which a panoramic view of the city can be seen.

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Friday, December 16, 2016

2017 Japan New Year Card

I just came back from vacation to Kyoto and Osaka, Japan early of the week. 
It was our annual family trip. However, it is not snowing in Kyoto and Osaka yet. 
In this trip, we even booked to stay at Japanese communities via AirBnb (free $35 credit if you sign up using the affiliate link.) It was a memorable experience trip for our family. 

Japanese is known to be politeness, they greet their customers/passengers 'arigato (thank you)' after each service. Japan appear to be one of tech-advance country, but the Japanese still love handwritten letter/card to express their gratitude. 

One suggestion : It will be good if you can pay to visit to their post office.
You may able to 'hunt' for some nice paper items.  
For the month of December, the new year postcard of 2017 is made available for sale. 

Of course, no one can resist those 'kawaii' card and postcard. 

Other than post office, the new year also available for sales in convenient store (eg. Family Mart) and some train station n(eg. JR).

A postcard that I send to myself during the trip :)
Next year (2017) is the year of Rooster. 

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Whale watching activity at Guishan Island, Yilan

" Guishan Island is the largest island of Yilan County. With the growing popularity of whale watching, Guishan Island has become the hottest tourist attraction."

The shaped board postcard was sent from Lyo, Japan. 
As a postcrosser, we send and received postcards from different countries. 
But I feel so much happier when I received from Japan instead, 
The reasons are 
1) neat hand-writing from the postcrosser
2) the pretty stamps 
3) never-disappointing postcard

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Provence = Lavender

Friend of mine, Valerie able to send me a postcard during her visit to lavender farm at Valensole.

Lavender is the best representation of Provence. It flowers from mid June. 
Many lavender distilleries are scattered surrounding Valensole. 

Saturday, June 11, 2016

First Letterpress postcard from Malaysia

Crafted by one of the oldest forms of printing - letterpress. 
This beautiful postcard is printed by using of the 1960s German vintage presses on premium paper.
It's a notoriously labour intensive process which adds an exceptionally gorgeous, unique touch. 

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Today is a gift

I received a happy mail from a post-crosser, Sjoen.  
In the envelope, she included stamps that is made special for Postcrossing and paper ephemera that I can use for my art journal

What a beautiful day for me and you 

Saturday, June 4, 2016


AKB48 (pronounced A.K.B. Forty-eight) or Akihabara 48, is a Japanese idol girl group named after the Akihabara (Akiba for short) area in Tokyo. 

Monday, May 30, 2016

Greeting send from a reader from France

Gilles Koch very kind enough to send me postcard from France. Thank you !

As I'm not fond with the language, attempt to find some clues of this postcard ...

Schéi Feierdeeg is in Luxembourgish means Merry Christmas. 
Joyeuses Fetes is in French means Happy Holidays 
*** WOW ! It's a Christmas Card ***

Thursday, May 26, 2016