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Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Have a Merry Christmas! 2013

Be greeted by this green pig from Angry Birds! This card is an official card, sent by a lady from Finland. She has put the Christmas Finnish stamp in it too :D

This card was sent by a Korean, who also studied in the Philippines two years ago.

This is the Christmas card sent by our mother in Australia. It also has a Christmas stamp on the envelope.

This was sent by Ms. Annika from Sweden, for the Ugly Cards lottery.
There are no reindeer for this Santa Claus - he's arriving by boat. Local resident Ed McGinn, who owned the first service station in Cape Coral, was the first boat-going Santa, and none of the kids guessed who he was.

This lovely Christmas card was sent by Ms. Mandi from Las Vegas. She even included bookmarks in the card :D  Thank you!

 nmugirl sent a very cute Hello Kitty Christmas card!
Inside, she taped a Christmas penny, and included a bookmark and stickers :)
Thank you!

Ms. Lange sent a Stonehenge Christmas card. I really didn't thought that it was a Christmas card, until I realized that it was a folded card. 
Stonehenge - Winter Sunset

This was sent by Mooshi the cat :)

Thank you so much for this adorable letter, and the Christmas tags!
They really made me happy!

Here's my Christmas Homework.. I really wanted to share it with you guys :

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Malaysian and Philippine Covers

Today, I got the following in the mail:

This one is from Tita Anette Sunga (jts). She has sent a lovely cover of stamps. Inside are mint stamps for the travelling envelope. I really loved the USA ones.

As for this envelope, this one is filled with nontouristic postcards. wishfulkelly was so nice to send 7!

Thank you

Monday, October 28, 2013

Mail for the Month of October

Good Morning!

Okay, so October is my Birthday month... and for this post, I'll be showing you guys the different postcards I have received.

This is the last year that I will be celebrating my birthday in my university.

My first letter for the month of October was a penpal letter, from The Netherlands. I got it on October 2, a day after my birthday.

October 9 was World Post Day. I wasn't able to join PHLPOST's first celebration of it in the SM Malls, nor did received any mail that day...

But I got 2 (or 3) postcards the following day, having the OCTOBER 9 postmark.

The first is this card:

This was sent by Miku for the "Japan - Rest of the world" tag. She sent this card because she saw that I like owls in my profile. So she got this card for me. As her message said, this is a Japanese style art work. She saw the author's artworks at a museum, and have mentioned that it has moved her. This artwork is one of her favorites. 

The first stamp features a red rose. There's also a QR code there. 
The stamp below is an old stamp. It was printed in the year 1972. And yet, another flower stamp.

SOUTH DAKOTA'S BOUNTY is displayed in the beauty and abundance of its natural resources, as well as in the indomitable spirit of its people. Black Hills, South Dakota

 This South Dakota card was sent by Tito Ron (CaptainSoul) as his gratis offer. I haven't received a South Dakota card yet, and this one is a great part of my collection :3 
These stamps are soo cool! They are lighthouse stamps. The one on the right is the New London Harbor in Connecticut, and the one in the middle is Point Judith at Rhode Island. 
To be honest, I am not really a fan of lighthouses, but somehow, I get to appreciate them when I saw their variety in these stamps. :3

Thank you Tito Ron for your generosity!

Then for the last card for October 10, I got this Bretagne card sent by my postcard pal from France.

On this card, it says "The magic of Broceliande Forest".
Honestly, it seems like one of those you see in the movies. As for my perception, the watery part seems edited for me. I think, the whole picture is edited (colors of the leaves, trunk, etc... well, the font is obvious). But it's still beautiful, right ;)
And this is the stamp. I really do not know what this features... seems like a reception center? 
Kinda cool and unique.


This year, I got two pieces of mail for my birthday. The first one was a very sweet envelope sent by Ana from Portugal. Sorry, but I don't have that much pictures... but she sent a very nice mail art envelope (with a personalized stamp) - stamps, cute band aids, teabags.

Then the next one is from HGG (?) I'm not sure, but nmugirl sent this birthday card, together with confetti, a Happy Birthday sticker, and a couple of bookmarks.

On the inside of the card, it says

"Life is too important
to be taken seriously."

- Oscar Wilde


Hihihi... speaking of which, there's also this Facebook Riddle about giraffes...


This one will be the card that I will send for a Chain Card. I haven't sent it out yet. It's kinda glittery you know. I got this together with a 2005 anime planner from a thrift shop.

North American Wildlife

#11783 Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus). The bald eagle is a striking raptor whose appearance is quite unmistakable. It is one of the largest birds in North America. It's distinct white head and tail are its trademark. It evokes strong feelings of patriotic pride as the national symbol of the United States. It was chosen as the official emblem of the United States in 1782.
I got this postcard from a direct swap (Beverly).
Read what she wrote down:

"Back in 1812, a large earthquake hit the northwest corner forming a large lake called Reelfoot Lake. It is the largest lake in Tennessee and is the home to many species of birds including the National Bird of the United States, the bald eagle. 

Thank you! This will be added to my eagle cards collection.

This is my first card from UGANDA! It was sent from Kampala. Uganda is located in Africa.
Thank you so much Kimmi!

According from her story, she and her husband are in Uganda for a year to work with a school for teacher professional development. They also have a Canadian charity that does projects that focus on education, sustainability and empowerment.


This is a postage paid postcard sent by corinnacr. She has hosted "superman lottery" in the forum, and I was one of the winners of the Superman Series postcards :) It's very cool!
I would like to feature this sometime when there will be another Superman movie :D

DATE ISSUED: September 10, 2013

Even this part looks very nice!

For this part, I am showing you a Studio Ghibli card.

This card was in my favorites wall (2010). It was favorited 30 times.
I rarely get SG cards, so I am really happy :D
According to Fukiko-san, Hayao Miyazaki retired from making movies. Aww..
Studio Ghibli - wishlist tag ( sent by Fukiko/b-island)

On the right features bird stamps, while on the left features World Bonsai Convention in 1989.

I just want to show to you guys, this very beautiful royalty stamp from Thailand. It was sent by my penpal.

I also received cat letters that day.
That's Mooshi.

 Sometime around October 22 or 23 (Tuesday/Wednesday), I also have received other mail.

There was a long chain card from kikawa (already passed to the next), a package of stroopwafels (not sure if the date was right), a periodical from Korea, and this postcard.
This cute bunny postcard was sent by tingtinga2002 from SB. Honestly, I remember that this used to be in my favorites wall. It's for the swap "AR - Postcard Swap #9".

Thank you so much!

And for the stamps, here you can see a Diving Beetle stamp on the left (I remember that we use to play beetles or salagubangs) and a Common Redbolt on the right (which for me is a dragonfly).
Singaporean stamps have this effect, that when the light hits the stamps, it kinda shines. It really makes me think of phosphorus. 

I also want to share to you my stroopwaffle experience, sent by a Dutch postcrosser. Hihih! Too bad, I already ate it, as I was veryyy famished that time, and I can't bear the acidity.

Please don't forget to leave comments :D 

Thank you for reading! Hope you enjoyed!

Monday, October 7, 2013

Canberra Maxicard from Australia

Good Morning Everyone!

Today, I am posting this maximum card that I received last Friday. For the month of October, I got my first piece of mail from a penpal from Netherlands. The day after, nmugirl, sent me a Birthday card! She was very sweet to remember my birthday last October 1st.

Thank you so much Ate Esther for sending me this very beautiful card :)

P.S. I also want to share you sometime the Maximum card of the Royal Family ;) 

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Kotovasiya, Rabbit, Trendsetter, Bookcrossing, Forges les Eaux, Georgia

Hi guys! I missed blogging so much! I don't really that have much for this favorite hobby of mine, as I am currently preoccupied with studying. However, I would just like to share to you some cards that I have received two months ago :)

This card was sent by a friend for a swap, named Galina (Siberian-cat). She's an accountant :)

An official postcard from China :) Thank you laughingnando

This is another official postcrossing handmade card. Thank you Knicky!

This is a very cool adcard from Malaysia (if I'm not mistaken) I wish I could collect this series ;)

Bookcrossing Card :0

From a Postcard Pal from France

And a cool Georgia State Map! 

  That's a drawing :)

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Blog Post w/Fbs

This is another late blog post, but I'd just like to share to you a fellow swapper's blog:

Rainbows under moonlight

The writer, who's Singaporean by the way, wrote quick reviews about the blogs that she has visited, and this site is one of them :)

Well for the mean time, here are some pictures of the mail that I have sent for the month of June:

Postcards, and an aerogram..

These are the friendship books that I sent for 50 grams fb swap. The one with the Domo kun is mine.

I really like how this envelope turned out. I hope she enjoyed the very beautiful stamps that I have put on her envelope.

Fbs, and penpals..

So basically, that's it. These week, I have been receiving postcards, letters from pen-pals, and friendship books from here and there. I also got Filipino friends swapping with me :)

I got a new friend from Cagayan de Oro, and another one from Visayas. :) They're older than me, but I'm happy :) 

Also received very awesome mail from Miku of Japan! I got the fbs that you sent today! Thank you so much for registering them! I really appreciate the effort and money. Going to pass them on soon!

School has been very occupying lately, and here I am.

Do you think I should open up another blog? I'm thinking about it.... 

There are other blogs here and there. I wonder what will by my cutting edge??

Monday, June 24, 2013

100 Ideas - The Finished Part

Okay, so I'm now finished with this swap. See the 2o items that I have crossed out. This is the continuation of 100 Ideas - Keri Smith Inspired

  1. Go for a walk. Draw or list things you find on the the sidewalk.
  2. Write a letter to yourself in the future.
  3. Buy something inexpensive as a symbol for your need to create, (new pen, a tea cup, journal). Use it everyday.
  4. Draw your dinner.
  5. Find a piece of poetry you respond to. Rewrite it and glue it into your journal.
  6. Glue an envelope into your journal. For one week collect items you find on the street.
  7. Expose yourself to a new artist, (go to a gallery, or in a book.) Write about what moves you about it.
  8. Find a photo of a person you do not know. Write a brief bio about them.
  9. Spend a day drawing only red things.
  10. Draw your bike.
  11. Make a list of everything you buy in the next week.
  12. Make a map of everywhere you went in one day.
  13. Draw a map of the creases on your hand, (knuckles, palm)
  14. Trace your footsteps with chalk.
  15. Record an overheard conversation.
  16. Trace the path of the moon in relation to where you live.
  17. Go to a paint store. Collect ‘chips’ of all your favorite colors.
  18. Draw your favorite tree.
  19. Take 15 minutes to eat an orange.
  20. Write a haiku.
  21. Hang upside down for five minutes.
  22. Hang found objects from tree branches.
  23. Make a puppet.
  24. Create an outdoor room from things you find in nature.
  25. Read a book in one day.
  26. Illustrate your grocery list.
  27. Read a story out loud to a friend.
  28. Write a letter to someone you admire.
  29. Study the face of someone you do not like.
  30. Make a meal based on a color theme. (i.e. all white).
  31. Create a museum of very small things.
  32. List the smells in your neighborhood.
  33. List 100 uses for a tin can.
  34. Fill an entire page in your journal with small circles. Color them in.
  35. Give away something you love.
  36. Choose an object, draw the side you can’t see.
  37. List all of the places you’ve ever lived.
  38. Describe your favourite room in detail.
  39. Write about your relationship with your washing machine.
  40. Draw all of the things in your purse/bag.
  41. Make a mini book based on the theme, “my grocery list”.
  42. Create a character based on someone you know. Write a list of personality traits.
  43. Recall your favorite childhood game.
  44. Put postcards of art pieces/painting on the inside of your kitchen cupboard doors, so you can see them everyday (but not become deaf to them.)
  45. Draw the same object every day for a week.
  46. Write in your journal using a different medium (brush & ink, charcoal, old typewriter, crayons, fat markers.
  47. Draw the individual items of your favorite outfit.
  48. Make a useful item using only paper & tape.
  49. Research a celebration or ritual from another culture.
  50. Do a temporary art installation using a pad of post it notes & a pen.
  51. Draw a map of your favorite sitting spots in your town/city. (photocopy it and give it to someone you like.)
  52. Record all of the sounds you hear in the course of one hours.
  53. Using a grid, collect various textures from magazine and play them off of each other.
  54. Cut out all media for one day. Write about the effects.
  55. Make pencil rubbings of six different surfaces.
  56. Draw your garbage.
  57. Do a morning collage.
  58. List your ten most important things, (not including animals or people.)
  59. List ten things you would like to do every day.
  60. Glue a photo of yourself as a child into your journal.
  61. Transform some garbage.
  62. Write an entry in your journal in really LARGE letters.
  63. Collect some ‘flat’ things in nature (leaves, flowers). Glue or tape them into your journal.
  64. Physically alter a page. (i.e. cut a hole, pour tea on it, burn it, fold it, etc.)
  65. Find several color combinations you respond to in public. Document them using swatches, write where you found them.
  66. Write a journal entry describing something “secret”. Cut it up into several pieces and glue them back in scrambled.
  67. Record descriptions or definitions of subjects or words you are interested in, found in encyclopedias or dictionaries.
  68. Draw the outline of an object without looking at the page. (contour drawing).
  69. What were you thinking just now? write it down.
  70. Do nothing.
  71. Write a list of ten things you could to do. Do the last thing on the list.
  72. Create an image using dots.
  73. Do 3 drawings at different speeds.
  74. Put a small object in your left pocket (or in a bag), Put your left hand in the pocket. Draw it by feel.
  75. Create a graph documenting or measuring something in your life.
  76. Draw the sun.
  77. Create instructions for a simple everyday task.
  78. Make prints using food. (fruit and vegetables cut in half, fish, etc.)
  79. Find a photo. Alter it by drawing over it.
  80. Write a letter using an unconventional medium.
  81. Draw one object for twenty minutes.
  82. Combine two activities that have not been combined before.
  83. Write about your day in an encyclopedic fashion. (i.e. organize by subject.)
  84. Write a list of all the things you do to escape.
  85. Cut a random shape out of several layers of a magazine. Make a collage out of the results.
  86. Write an entry in code.
  87. Make a painting using tools from the bathroom.
  88. Work with a medium that is subtractive.
  89. Write about or draw some of the doors in your life.
  90. Make a postcard that has some kind of activity on it.
  91. Divise a journal entry using “layers”.
  92. Divise an entry using “layers”.
  93. Write your own definition of one of the following concepts, sitting, waiting, sleeping (without using the actual word.)
  94. List 10 of your habits.
  95. Illustrate the concept of “simplicity”.
  96. Your Choice - Write a Birthday Message to one who's celebrating her birthday!
  97. Your Choice - Take a picture of one interesting book you see in a bookstore.
  98. Your Choice - Take a picture of your classmates.
  99. Your Choice - Visit a cupcake store.
  100. Your Choice - Show an item that you'd love to buy.

And here's the order on how I have done them one by one.

#25 Read a book in one day.

#64 Physically alter a page. (i.e. cut a hole, pour tea on it, burn it, fold it, etc.)

#70 Do nothing.

#76 Draw the sun.

#94 List 10 of your habits.

#37 List all of the places you’ve ever lived.

#96 Your Choice Write a Birthday Message to one who's celebrating her birthday!

#97 Your Choice Take a picture of one interesting book you see in a bookstore.

#98 Your Choice Take a picture of your classmates.

#99 Your Choice Visit a cupcake store.

This is Everyday Mom located near the office where I'm having my internship. 

#100 Your ChoiceShow an item that you'd love to buy.

#20 Write a haiku.

#58 List your ten most important things, (not including animals or people.)

#69 What were you thinking just now? write it down.

#4 Draw your dinner.

#11 Make a list of everything you buy in the next week.

#12 Make a map of everywhere you went in one day.

#59 List ten things you would like to do every day.

#71 Write a list of ten things you could to do. Do the last thing on the list.

#72 & #62 Create an image using dots.Write an entry in your journal in really LARGE letters.

So far, so good. To my partners, I have enjoyed this swap, but I think it'll be better to have lots of other ideas. I didn't get to play around that much with this swap as I suddenly got schoolwork. Hmm, I hope that I can be more productive.