Sunday, November 30, 2008

Perth , Western Australia

Thank you to EVA for sending this to me.

Perth, Western Australia's Capital City, is famous for being the most isolated city in the World.

Upper : Perth from King Park and South Perth.
Lower : Perth, Kangaroos on the Terrace.

Table Mountain, South Africa

" A classic late evening view of Table Mountain from Bloubergstrand." Cape Town

A unique feature of the Table Mountain National Park is that it is primarily an open access Park with only three points where conservation fees are payable, Cape of Good Hope, Boulders and Silvermine, the rest of the Park is open access and free for all to enjoy.

The flat top of the mountain is often covered by clouds/mist/fog spilling over the top to form the "table cloth".

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Postcard of Kuwait Tower

Kuwait Towers

Colleague bought back this postcard during her trip to Kuwait some years back.

As learned from Lonely Planet, Kuwait, in the cradle of one of the most ancient and most-contested corners of the world, is best described as a city state.

The Kuwait Tower are three towers of reinforced concrete in Kuwait City.
The main tower is 187 metres high and serves as a restaurant and water tower.
It also has a Viewing Sphere which rises to 123 meters above sea level and completes a full round turn every 30 minutes.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Penang Scenery Postcards

I found this treasure in Flea Market @ Amcorp Mall, Malaysia few weeks ago.

I was shocked when saw this wonderful booklet of postcard in one corner.

I really no idea in which year the postcard was printed. But I know it's really very old and antique.

We could hardly found the same scene in Penang now.

The Cover page

Hill Railway Penang ~ The Hill Railway is one of the tourist attraction of Penang, a must for all tourist.

The unique about these postcard, there is another small pictures (beside the main postcard). The purpose of the small piece is enable the sender to make record to whom & where was the postcard send to.

Railway Clock Tower

Mount Pleasure Swimming Pool

Ferry Terminal

Penang Ferry

North Coast

Ayer Itam Pagoda

New Government Building

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Christmas Postcard

Such cute postcard sending along the way from Finland.

Thank you to my postcrosser ~ Henma Puntti

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Handmade postcard : Journey to Northpole

Using paint, distress ink, collage, doodles, stamp on this postcard.

My interpretation on Journey to Northpole. But in view of Polar Bear, this is the way to their heavenly habitat.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Oaxaca , Mexico

Thank you to Belinda for willing to send me this postcard during her trip to Oaxaca, Mexico.

Oaxaca State is located in the south-east portion of Mexico. It is bounded in the north by Veracruz and Puebla, in the east by Chiapas, in the west by Guerrero and in the south by the Pacific Ocean.The name of Oaxaca comes from the Nahuatl word Huayacac. Its roots are Huaxin (kind of acacia) and Yacalt (peak, edge, top), top of the acacias.

Oaxaca, the State Capital, declared Humanity’s Cultural Patrimony by UNESCO, owes its fame to the beauty and harmony of its architecture, the richness of its cultural traditions, the wide variety of its typical foods, and its soft temperate climate, spring-like throughout the year.

And what excited me about.....

Belinda also get me Michael deMeng autograph on the postcard as well.

What a happy day for me :)

* The postmark was stamped on 31 Oct' 08, but I only receive it today :p

Friday, November 21, 2008

Holland, the Netherlands

Holland is a region in the western part of the Netherlands. A maritime and economic power in the 17th century, Holland today consists of the Dutch provinces of North Holland and South Holland.

I was thinking about Tulips, Cheese and Clog.

Thank you to Heddy Annet send from Holland !

My postcard is heading to you :)

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Post-crossing from Germany

It's such a unique postcard !!

Thank you to Annika (Lavenderbee) from Postcrossing.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Florida, A Shell Collector's Paradise

This is one of my most favorite postcard.

Thank you to Michelle for sending the 2nd postcard from Florida.

Whoa !! I admire at her doodle skill !!
It's so much beautiful !!
Thank you so much !! I appreciate a lot.

The State Shell of Florida :
Horse Conch
The horse conch (Pleuroploca gigantea), also known as the giant band shell, has been Florida's official state shell since 1969. This shell is native to the marine waters around Florida and can grow to a length of twenty-four inches. Young horse conchs have orange-colored shells; adults have orange apertures.

At least 535 million years ago, mollusks acquired the ability to secrete a carbonate of lime solution that formed a hard, protective shell around them. The word "conch" comes from a Greek word meaning "shell."

You might interested to visit the follows :-

(1) The Bailey - Matthews Shell Museum in Florida
The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum, a specialized natural history museum, is a collecting museum. Its collection of shells and preserved specimens represents a large fraction of the global biodiversity of mollusks

Open Daily from 10 AM to 5 PM

3075 Sanibel-Captiva Road
Sanibel, Florida 33957 USA
Phone: (239) 395-2233
Toll-free: (888) 679-6450
Fax: (239) 395-6706

(2) Jacksonville Shells Club, Florida

Friday, November 14, 2008

Travel arround the world #6: Nordpol / Northpole

My handmade postcard to be send to someone in the list here.

Katrin describe the Journey to Northpole in her blog.

" Weihnachten steht vor der Tür und kommt ja immer sooo schnell, und da dachte ich mir, es könnte ja ganz interessant sein, zum “Weihnachtsmann” zu reisen. Er ist ja an ganz vielen, unterschiedlichen Orten auf der Welt “zu Hause”: in Deutschland z.B. u.a. in HimmelpfortEngelskirchen, in Finnland/Lappland, in Russland, am Nordpol usw. Also macht Euch auf zum Weihnachtsmann. und

Chrismas is comming so fast. So I thought it would be interesting to travel to Santa Claus. He’s “living” on much cities / areas in the world. In Germany for example in HimmelpfortEngelskirchen, in Finland/Lappland, in Russia and on the North Pole. Up to Santa Claus. :-) und

Regeln / Rules:

- monatliche Anmeldung / monthly announcement
- Anmeldeschluss: 20.11.2008 / deadline 11-20-08
- Einsendeschluss: 20.12.2008 / sending until 12-20-08
- 1:1 Ketting in ausgeloster Reihenfolge / 1:1 swap in allotted order
- Thema / theme:
Weihnachtsmann / Santa Claus
- stempeln, scrappen, Collage - ganz wie Ihr wollt. Aber ein Stempel sollte sich mindestens finden.

Stampin’, scrappin, collage - feel free to use what you want. But one rubber stamp should be on Your work.
- Format / format:frei / free (Postkarte /Post Card)
optional: ein spezielles format für Weihnachten /
special format for Christmas "

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Santa Claus is coming to TOWN

Santa Claus as we know him today first emerged when the Dutch settlers came to Manhattan on Christmas day 1624. In Holland, Sinterklaas (Santa Claus) wore a red robe while riding a white horse, and cared a bag of gifts to fill the children's stockings.

This is a very early Nast drawing of Santa Claus created in 1865.

There is several illustrations appeared in Harper's Weekly newspapers in the years 1863 -1865.

Does Santa Claus really have an address? Who are we trying to kid? Christmas Carnivals is here with Santa Claus address.

And Santa's address is:

Santa has 2 addresses. You can write to either address

North Polar - Santa Claus
P.O. Box 56799 North Pole, Alaska 99705-1799

North Polar - Santa Claus
P.O. Box 56099
North Pole, Alaska 99705-1099


Saturday, November 8, 2008

Australia ~ Puffing Billy Railway

My mom-in-law send us this beautiful postcard during her visit to Australia.


Top right : Locomotive 12A crosses the historic bridge at Selby
Top Left : Beautiful Crimson Rosella
Lower Left : Locomotive 7A crosses the bridge at Cockatoo
Lower Right : Guard waves the all clear.

Santa Special

Very special trains have been organised so that he can meet as many families as possible. Travel aboard a delightfully decorated steam hauled train (Diesel-hauled if a total fire ban is in force) for a journey through the beautiful Dandenong Ranges on a railway line opened in December 1900.
At Emerald, Santa will hand a present to each child whilst Santa’s helpers provide
adults with refreshments (sherry, wine or cordial and Festive Treats).

Santa’s Sunset Special train
Travel as the heat of the day recedes and enjoy the lights of Melbourne at dusk on the
return journey. This train has been less crowded than the day trains in the past.

Doodle Postcard

Doodle Postcard for Swap-bot Swap.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Cayman ~ Pirates Week Festival

(The image courtesy borrowed from

Pirate Week is the national Festival of the Cayman Island.

November 6 - 16, 2008

The Cayman Islands have a colourful seafaring past which is celebrated with pride during this national event. Prepare yourself for days and nights of pirate parades, costume contests, music, fireworks, sports competitions and craft fairs. Don't miss the week's kick-off - a mock pirate landing by bands of rowdy pirates who arrest the Governor in George Town Harbour, followed by a float parade of colouful costumes and local steel drum bands. In the evening the roads are closed in George Town as the whole Island parties the night away, dancing under the stars to locals and guest bands, and enjoying the local food on offer.

See Pirates Week official website here.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Barcode Art ~ Bruce Lee

Can you see the tiny barcode ?

Wood Postcard ~ Bruce Lee

The Squirrel Wood Postcard is not only a totally sendable postcard, but a little work of art! Wood Postcard measures 6" x 4 and requires standard postcard postage. can be sent and received just like a normal postcard! Everything appears to be printed directly onto the a thin "slice" of eco-friendly sustainably harvested wood, complete with address lines on the flip side.

The Bruce Lee's wood postcard send from Taiwan to Malaysia.

Seem thick but light.

You may want to read more about the Wood Postcard here.



You may purchase the blank wood postcard and carved for yourself (Cost about $2.50)

* Thank you to Yik Long allowed me to upload his collection on my blog.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Flower card from Finland

Thanks to Maarif to send me this beautiful flower card.

Postcrossing ~ FI-376572

Monday, November 3, 2008

Heineken Experience

"Refreshes the parts other beers cannot reach".

The Heineken Brewery in Amsterdam, a national monument and listed in the European Route of Industrial Heritage, is an exciting venue for both meetings and events. After the beer production was moved to the new plant in Zoeterwoude, the Heineken Brewery was completely renovated and turned into the Heineken Experience, a tourist attraction and meeting centre. The Heineken Experience takes you on a journey through the history of the company, introduces the different generations of the family to you and of course you will learn all about the world’s most famous beer.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Festival Celebration Nov : Japan ~ Hakone Daimyo Gyoretsu

Feudal Lord's Procession in Hakone

An annual tourist event held on Culture Day (a national holiday), November 3rd, at Yumoto Onsen, Hakone. A procession of a total of 170 people dressed up as samurai warriors and princesses parades over a distance of some 6 km in the hot spring town.

Over 6km are covered on foot as costumed samurai warriors and princesses parade through Hakone for Daimyo Gyoretsu (Feudal Lord's Procession). While dance performances by Geigi and marching bands entertain, the words of 'Down! Down! The Lord comes!' echoing in the hot spring town under the autumn sky.Men armed with spears, bows and arrows or guns march on carrying their Lord, while leaders of the parade chant.

The festival begins at Sounji Temple with various activities carried out on the way before arriving at Yumoto Fujiya Hotel. Marching bands and the Daimyo procession are at the front and very end of the parade.

, unique to the resort, also perform. They are known as entertainers of song and dance at Sake parties. Once the celebration is over, visitors can relieve themselves by bathing in the hot springs.