Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Stafford, Royal Baths, 1955

The view reproduced overleaf is from the Francis Frith Collection archieve, containing over 300,000 views of 4,000 towns and villages in Britain between 1860 and 1970.

I visited this lovely place ~ Stafford in year 2002. The first impression for me about the town is 'Tranquil'.

Monday, August 25, 2008


Rock 'N' Roll Series

Mars introduced Spangles in 1948, becoming one of the swinging flavours of the 1950s and 1960s

Spangles : Small tubes of individually wrapped sweets, they were available in various flavours - blackcurrant, strawberry, barley sugar, Old English (whatever were those supposed to taste like?) and a mixed fruit pack which for years contained one in a white wrapper covered in question marks which was the "Mystery flavour". Eventually the question marks were replaced by little cocktail glasses, but I've never yet had a cocktail that tasted like a Spangle.

Jane Willis

Monday, August 18, 2008

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Barcode Art ~ Marilyn Monroe

This unique Barcode Art Postcard is given FREE from Scott Blake.

Twelve faces to choose from: Jesus, Oprah, Andy Warhol, Bill Gates, Ronald Reagan, Bruce Lee, Madonna, Elvis, Marilyn Monroe, Charles Manson, Schwarzenegger, and Ozzy Osbourne.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Australia _ Melbourne

One of my colleague send me this postcard during her travel to Australia ~ Melbourne.

As quoted in the postcard
"The city comes alive at night. It's landmarks include Flinders Street Station, The Victorian Arts Centre Spire, Crown Tower.
@ Scancolor Australia "

I've never been to this country before. But luckily with the help of internet. I can read more about the places.

See what I have find out

Flinders Street Station is among Melbourne's most recognisable landmarks and is the oldest station in Australia (1910) although the first station on this site opened in 1854!It is the best-known railway station in Australia. The design was selected by an architectural competition held in 1902, and the red brick and golden cream stucco building was constructed between 1905 and 1910. After more than 95 years of serving the community, any building would be in need of a revamp. Therefore, Flinders Street Station is undergoing a $10 million upgrade to ensure the building remains a structure of which all Victorians can be proud. The upgrade involves a two-year capital works program to improve the station's facilities, make it more accessible and enhance its visual appeal.

Victoria Arts Centre Spire located in the heart of Melbourne's leisure and entertainment precinct. The tower remind me about the Eiffel Tower in Paris :)

Crown Tower is
located on the southern bank of the Yarra River in Melbourne, Crown Towers sets the benchmark for luxury hotels in Australia.

Look for the map here.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

China_One World One Dream

I'm so impressed with the opening ceremony of Beijing Olympics 080808.

Especially the Giant Footsteps embark in the dark sky.

On the night of August 8, 2008, the sound of heavy footsteps thundered across the "Bird's Nest" as colossal burning "footprints" marched in the sky along Beijing's central axis all the way through the Olympic Green to the National Stadium. As the last "footprint" lit up the sky above the National Stadium, spectators all over the world began a virtual tour of Chinese culture; what they saw was ancient China and young China, a nation wishing to build a harmonious home together with friends from all parts of the world.


Friday, August 8, 2008

United Kingdom_Middlesbrough (mima)

I received this postcard from Middlesbrough, England.

As quoted by LYNMCF (my swap sender) ,
"mima is a newly opened art gallery. They hold a lots of free events to bring art to the general population. Kids are especially welcome. There is permanent workshop area, with trolleys of art materials. "

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Thursday, August 7, 2008

Malaysia_Rubber tapping

Malaysia is one of the Rubber exporter country.

Rubber tapping is the process by which rubber is gathered. An incision is made in the bark of a rubber tree, which cuts through the latex vessels that flow between the bark and the cambium. The latex then drips into a vessel.

Each night a rubber tapper must remove a thin layer of bark along a downward half spiral on the tree trunk. If done carefully and with skill, this tapping panel will yield latex (white liquid) for up to 5 years. Then the opposite side will be tapped allowing this side to heal over. The spiral allows the latex to run down to a collecting cup. The work is done at night so the latex will drip longer before coagulating and sealing the cut.

The collection of latex is carried out before sunrise in order to prevent the latex become harden (high temperature).

Depending on the final product, additional chemicals can be added to the latex cup in order to preserve the latex for longer. Ammonia solution helps prevent natural coagulation and allows the latex to remain in its liquid state. This form of latex is used as the raw material for latex concentrate, which is used for dipped rubber products or for the manufacture of Ribbed Smoke Sheet grades.

* Some information abstract from Wikipedia

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Malaysia_Night scene of KLCC

Our famous Landmark ~~~ Petronas Twin Tower or also known as KLCC.

The 88-storey & Soaring 452 metres into the sky, the world's tallest twin structures. KLCC located in the heart of the capital city, the crown of the Kuala Lumpur contains a complex of office buildings, conference halls, a sprawling park and an upmarket shopping complex.

The twin tower is inspired by the geometric shape found in Islamic architecture, this gleaming mega-structure was designed by Argentinian-American architect Cesar Pelli.

Stretching out to one side of this architectural masterpiece is the spacious and beautifully landscaped KLCC Park. Other attractions at KLCC are Suria Shopping Complex, Petronas Philharmonic Hall, Petrosains Science Centre, Petronas Art Gallery and Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, where The Aquaria Oceanarium is situated.

If you have chance to visit Twin Tower, visit it's skybridge is a must program. The admission is free but just need to queue up for number.
The schedule for visit is as follows :-
Visit Days: Tuesday to Sunday (closed on Monday)
Visit Hours: From 9 am to 7 pm (closed for Friday Prayer from 1pm to 2:30pm)

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

My first post in Travel Postcard

I love Postcard !!

And I collect them either thru post it to myself when I traveled / friends whom travel send me some or via swap with other postcard lover.

Somebody may laugh at me, " What !? You send yourself a postcard !!". But, I'm don't think that that's something wrong with me. I love to write down my feeling during my trips and send them back. May be this is my own way to collect M E M o R I e S.