Monthly Archives: March 2013

Tinkerbell Shaped Postcard

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Check out this lovely memento I got from the recent Postcrossing Philippines meet-up in Manila. it was a shaped  Tinkerbell card. The special card is also in commemoration of Disney’s 110th anniversary.

Isn’t she lovely? It brings to mind the lovely Disney World, complete with all the beautiful cartoon characters that me and my little man love, as well as the dazzling fireworks, the grand fountains and led pool lights. How I love to visit that place one day! Apart from that, this actually inspired me to collect more shaped cards to add to my growing collection. Hopefully, I can find more people to swap these cards with. I also hope I can find shaped cards locally.

Thank you so much mommy Clang for sending this! ^_^

A Card of Fort Ilocandia, Ilocos Norte

postcards, Ilocos Norte


This is a Valentine’s Postcard sent by my friend Arlene, who blogs at, from Laoag City in Ilocos. She visited the place recently and mailed the postcard from a local post office. This local destination in the card is probably one of the most famous attractions in the area.

Hopefully I can visit this place one day.

Thank you sis Arlene for the very sweet gesture!   🙂

Getting Married Aboard a Cruise Liner – Everything You Need to Know

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Your wedding day is a special celebration of your love and life together as a couple. Why not make the ceremony a unique one by organizing a stunning at-sea wedding on board a luxury cruise liner. If the idea of getting married in style on board or at the exotic location of your choice appeals to you, then here’s a quick guide on what you need to know about weddings on a cruise liner.

One Call Starts it All

Forget the months of stress and worry over organizing the caterers, stylists, photographers and florist. One simple phone call to your chosen cruise line will get the ball rolling on the preparation for your special event. After your consultation with the wedding specialist, they will organize everything for you so that you can just focus on getting ready for the cruise of a lifetime!

Some liners look after absolutely everything in a special package, from flowers and decorations to live music and a beautiful wedding cake. Brides can enjoy premium spa treatments and the services of a professional hair stylist to ensure they look and feel gorgeous for the big day. Whether you’re looking for a lavish celebration or a romantic and intimate affair, the sky is the limit when it comes to having your wedding aboard a cruise liner.

Know Your Liner

Almost every cruising company will offer a unique range of services to get your wedding underway. Some have specific packages that you can choose from, while others prefer to tailor their ceremonies to each individual couple. The Captain will preside over the services on some cruises, while others require you to organize your own minister.

You’ll also need to consider whether you want to be married on board, or if you would prefer an on-shore ceremony. Destinations range from exotic island beach-fronts and sprawling vineyardsto magnificent European castles and even an ancient glacier.

Check out the facilities available and see where the ceremony will be held so you can compare between cruise companies. It also pays to understand their policy on additional guests for the wedding, some liners are happy to accommodate friends and family coming aboard during the celebration, while others don’t support this.

Licences and Legalities

One of the most important things that you will need to organize for your cruise celebration is the acquisition of a valid marriage licence. Some lines will not offer wedding ceremonies at all, some only wed couples while in port at one of the many destinations, whether others have the ability to perform the marriage while cruising at sea.

Always check with local authorities as well as the cruise line to ensure that your wedding will be entirely legal and valid. Sometimes you may have to have the official signing of the papers before departure, then you can be free to celebrate the romantic ceremony once you have departed.

After a little research, you will be able to choose the best cruise liner such as Siversea

for the right wedding package for you and your loved one. Celebrating your special day in style while you cruise through some of the world’s most beautiful destinations is a truly unique and romantic way to start your married life together.

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Yet Another $100 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

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