Saturday, August 29, 2009


Kamil wrote on the postcard that this card show the Polish song and dance company "Śląsk". The dance company was established in year 1953 and visited 46 countries on 5 continents. 

Friday, August 28, 2009

Puppet Theatre and Aqua-informational center, Ukraine

Puppet theater and Aqua-informational center in Kyiv, Ukraine

Helen wrote to me that this is a very new building in Kyiv. Puppet theater has mosaics outside and inside. Children likes them very much. Aqua-center, mostly know as a museum of aqua.

Skywatch Friday - Season 4 Episode 7

3 photos of the above was taken inside the car.

Can you see the image of little sponge in the 3rd photo ?
It's my tissue box cover.

To see more other skies here.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Multiview of Melbourne, Australia

Polly Woodside, Rialto Towers, Melbourne Museum , Bolti Bridge, Shrine, Luna Park, Southgate, St Kilda Pier and Flinders Street Station Melbourne Australia.


The St Kilda Pavilion is an historic kiosk located at the end of St Kilda Pier built in 1904, originally known as Parer's Pavilion and later renamed Kirby's Kiosk but locally known as St Kilda Kiosk.

An accurate reconstruction of the fire-destroyed heritage St Kilda Pier Kiosk building has been reopened and is welcoming new friends and old to the St Kilda Pier once again.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Mount St Helens

Mount St. Helens is an active stratovolcano located in Skamania County, Washington, in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States.

From the north, the changing landscape of Mount St Helens is seen reflected in the waters of spirit lake.

Renees wrote on the postcard, "This mountain used to look like a regular mountain but in 1980 it had a huge eruption and had an earthquake that created this crater."

Monday, August 24, 2009

Viru Bog & Cliff-lined Coast of Estonia

On your left : Viru raba, Lahemaa
In order to find the track, Tallinn Narva road 51 km 1 km turn Loksa half. The trail is in good condition and marked with white värvitriipudega trees on the track, there are pamphlets, Estonian, German and English.
If a person is accustomed to find a nature tracks of land, the Viru bog is the only one at the beginning. The trail is 3.5 km long, the distance at any time of year. Largely the boardwalk. Ring is 5 km long.

On your right : Cliff-lined Cost of Estonia

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Hungry Ghost Festival

(Picture courtesy borrow from VisitPenang)

Like Halloween in America, Chinese of Malaysia celebrate the ‘Hungry Ghost festival’.

The Ghost Festival is celebrated during the 7th month of the Chinese Lunar calendar.The Chinese believes that on the 7th Lunar month the Gates of Hell will open and the hungry ghosts will be free to roam in the living world for a month. This is the time when the Chinese remember their dead family members and pay tribute to them. Offering food to the deceased to appease them and wards off bad luck.

It is a common sight to see Chinese Opera and Puppet shows performed on outdoor stages in some neighborhoods to entertain the ghost. These events are always held at night. There is a belief that this entertainment would please those wandering ghosts.

You may read here the list of locations for the Chinese Opera or Phor Thor and Puppet shows in Penang island.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Denver, Consolidated City-County

Denver ~~ The most popular City and County the state of Colorado. Denver is a consolidated city-county located in the South Platte River Valley on the High Plains just east of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains.

Denver is nicknamed the Mile-High City because its official elevation is exactly one mile, or 5,280 feet (1,609 m) above sea level.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Mojave National Preserve

The Mojave National Preserve covering 1.4 million acres of land, is a study in varied landscapes that range from mountains and vistas to sand dunes and volcanic wilderness. The preserve can be accesed from Baker, California to the north and the town of Amboy to the south.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

3rd Moomin card received

I'm so happy to receive another Moomin card from Finland.
My 3rd Moomin card.

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Monday, August 17, 2009

Atlantic Ocean : Azores

Sea life from Azores

Salps like this one are found most commonly in warm or equatorial seas.

* The Azores is a Portuguese archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean, about 1,500 km (930 mi) from Lisbon and about 3,900 km (2,400 mi) from the east coast of North America. The two westernmost Azorean islands (Flores and Corvo) actually lie on the North American plate. The Azores' most significant industries are tourism, cattle raising for milk and meat, and fishing.

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Friday, August 14, 2009

Skywatch Friday ~No. 57

Some skies that I took when I make my home trip back to Taiping in July.

See more skies from all over the world here.

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PFF - Moomin Card

Another Moomin card from Finland.
Thank you to Elina. Glad to hear that you are fully recover.

I'm participating this week Postcard Friendship Friday (PFF #28) too.
Hope that Marie Reed (the owner of Cpaphil Vintage) had fully recover from ill.


Thursday, August 13, 2009


Sastamala is a town and municipality of Finland. It was created January 1, 2009, when the municipalities of Vammala, Äetsä and Mouhijärvi were consolidated into a single town. (source : Wikipedia)

Sastamala has a number of interesting places to visit, including a comprehensive suite of cultural events mostly held in the summer. However, the most spectacular sight is Kokemäenjoki (Kokemäki river) and the lakes it forms north-east of Vammala (Rautavesi and Kulovesi) . The water system is one of the twenty-seven national landscapes in Finland.

The most interesting about this stamp ........

Preserve the Polar Regions and Glaciers!

In 2009, Finland, Chile and about 40 other countries will issue stamps on climate change. The common theme is Preserve the Polar Regions and Glaciers. The international stamp campaign is being coordinated by Itella’s Philatelic Centre in Finland.
Each participant country will issue its stamps on its own schedule in the period January-March 2009. Each country will also decide independently on the illustration theme for its issue.

You may see the Belgium one here.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009


Nassau Hall , one of the largest buildings on the Princeton University campus has served many purposes throughout US's history.

During the Revolutionary War, it was a barracks and hospital occupied by British or Continental troops. The British surrendered here in the Battle of Princeton in 1776. Important political gatherings, such as the first legislature of the State of New Jersey and the Continental Congress sessions have taken place here.

Presently, the atrium contains a memorial, of names etched in marble, of Princeton's war dead. The hall is frequently used for faculty and board of trustee meetings and other gatherings.

Thank you to Scoti send this postcard via postcrossing.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Hamburg of Germany

Hamborg is the second-largest city in Germany (after Berlin) and the sixth-largest city in the European Union.

Hamburg's official name is the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg.

Today, the harbor ranks second in Europe and sixth to seventh world-wide. Consequently, one of Hamburg's tag lines is "The Gate to the World". Hamburg is known to be one of the richest metropolitan area in the European Union, like Bruxelles and London.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Reus from Dendermonde

In De Wael from Dendermonde send me this postcard (via post-crossing)

The 3 different costume of the people named
1. Reus Indiaan
2. Reus Mars
3. Reus Goliath

* Dendermonde (French: Termonde) is a Belgian city and municipality located in the Flemish province of East Flanders.

Preserve the Polar Regions and Glaciers!

In 2009, Finland, Chile and about 40 other countries will issue stamps on climate change. The common theme is Preserve the Polar Regions and Glaciers. The international stamp campaign is being coordinated by Itella’s Philatelic Centre in Finland.
Each participant country will issue its stamps on its own schedule in the period January-March 2009. Each country will also decide independently on the illustration theme for its issue.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Ashdod, Israel

My first postcard from Israel.

Ashdod is the fifth-largest city in Israel, located in the Southern District of the country, on the Mediterranean coast. Ashdod is an important regional industrial centre. The Port of Ashdod is Israel's largest port accounting for sixty percent of the country's imported goods.

Thank you to Rachel B. willing to enrich my countries collection.

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Saturday, August 8, 2009

Trojan Horse

This is a very interesting card from Turkey.
You must be heard about the origin "Trojan Horse" or the Troy.

When the Greeks had lain siege to Troy for ten years, without results, they pretended to retreat. They left behind a huge wooden horse, in which a number of Greek heroes, among whom Odysseus, had hidden themselves. The spy Sinon convinced the Trojans, despite the warnings of Laocoon, to move the horse inside the city as a war trophy. In the following night, the Greeks left the wooden horse and attacked the unsuspecting and celebrating Trojans, and finally conquered Troy.

However, there is another "Trojan Horse" or trojan for short in computing world which most people don't like. It is a malware that appears, to the user, to perform a desirable function but, in fact, facilitates unauthorized access to the user's computer system.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Skywatch Firday 56 - Hot Air Balloon at Putrajaya

SKYWATCH Friday : Clear blue sky (after several hazy day).

We enjoyed our last Sunday by bringing our children to Dataran Putrajaya (Presint-2).

There was an occasion held - Floral Fest.

However, the most attractive for our children was not the colorful flowers but the hot air balloon.

(Can you see the little moon)

KXin was so much happy "Hot Hair Balloon" (she still try to get the right pronunciation :)

Hurray !! Another hot air balloon.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Ariel View of Tokyo

Tokyo is Japan's capital and the country's largest city.

Tokyo is also one of Japan's 47 prefectures, but is called a metropolis (to) rather than a prefecture (ken). The metropolis of Tokyo consists of 23 city wards (ku), 26 cities, 5 towns and 8 villages, including the Izu and Ogasawara Islands, several small Pacific Islands in the south of Japan's main island Honshu.

The 23 city wards (ku) are the center of Tokyo and make up about one third of the metropolis' area, while housing roughly eight of Tokyo's approximately twelve million residents.

Prior to 1868, Tokyo was known as Edo. A small castle town in the 16th century, Edo became Japan's political center in 1603 when Tokugawa Ieyasu established his feudal government there. A few decades later, Edo had grown into one of the world's most populous cities.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Desert in Bloom

Exotic brush, cactus and desert grasses in the foreground, as a storm brews over the Southwest Desert.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Hello from ... Florida

My second dolphin from Florida. 

The natives are always friendly in Florida !

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Quatro Islas , South of Leyte, Philippines

Quatro Islas (Cuatro Islas)
Located in the towns of Inopacan and Hindang, Leyte; plus pumpboat ride. Four lovely isles namely, Digyo, Apid, Mahaba, and Himokilan bordered by white sandy shore; surrounded by beautiful coral gardens, the best in Leyte island. A total of 287 species of reef building corals can be found in the islands waters; rich fishing ground.