Monthly Archives: May 2013

Prambanan Temple in Indonesia

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I received this card from Postcrossing Enthusiasts member Dini who hails from Indonesia. This postcard is part of this mail surprise I received recently.

Prambanan Temple is the largest Hindu temple in Indonesia and one of the largest Hindu temples in South East Asia. This temple looks a bit different from the other Hindu temples located in Indonesia and boasts of a very impressive structure. What’s even more interesting is that the photograph used for this postcards was taken by an Indonesia blogger, who blogs at www.post-traveller.blogspot.com. Cool, right?  :-D

Thanks for the lovely message you wrote at the back and for swapping with me Dina. I do hope we can swap again real soon!

Once I am done reading all about Matt Booth, I sure will be back to share more of the postcards I received recently. Have a good one!  :-))

Zobel Postcard Book from the Ayala Museum

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I got this Zobel postcard book from Ayala Museum through a private swap with fellow PE member Philip. He sent it through registered mail in January, just so I can be sure to receive them.

These are mostly oil on canvas paintings by Fernando Zobel dated between 1924 and 1984. Don’t you think they are lovely?

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The postcard book is composed of 20 postcards and costs Php150. A very good buy if you’d ask me. You can only buy them from Ayala Museum in Makati City. I am not sure when I can go there so am really thankful that Philip agreed to swap with me in exchange for any 20 postcards from my collection. Thanks ever so much!

I would love to swap these cards for any shaped cards you can offer. You can view the rest of my Zobel postcards album, as well as the rest of my collection for swap, here.

Kiyomizu Temple in Kyoto

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Here is another official Postcrossing.com card {ID#: JP-384859} and it features Kiyomizu Temple in Kyoto. According to the sender, Sheluna, this temple is very famous and has big wooden stage. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage site. She also mentions that a lot of tourists from around the world visit Kyoto and that this historical city is a popular sight-seeing city and is well-known for its beautiful temples and shrines.

This is a really beautiful sight and I love the cherry blossom in the left, too. This card also reminds me of thule ski rack, skiing and snow!

love the Japanese stamps, too! :)

Thank you for sending this card, I simply love it and I would really love to visit this place one day. :heart:

Mailday Tuesday 28 May

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loads of local postcards!

I was able to escape for awhile as my little man attends playschool and made my way through the local Post Office, good thing that it was just walking distance from where I enrolled Jared. It has been awhile since I visited this other Post Office, since I normally visit the main on located in the Capitol Compound, that is why I am surprised to find out that the nice old lady who used to stamp my mails for me have now retired and new faces now man the local postal service. Oh well, it turns out these new people are equally as nice. They even invited me in when I asked about the stamps they have available and I was able to get a few {will be sharing them in the next post! :)}. Ate Reby even got my mobile number so that she can send me a message whenever new stamps are available. I guess I will be frequenting this Post Office branch from now on.

Here’s the list of the postcards I mailed earlier today and I sure hope you find your name in it! Don’t forget to let me know when you received them, right? :-D

the envelopes I mailed that day

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  • Peter G, Germany ~ EDSA Shrine {second card, the first one was returned to sender}
  • Jana K, Slovenia ~ Taal Volcano
  • Ni R, China ~ Taal Volcano
  • Aika, China ~ Pangasinan
  • Julia R, Poland ~ Manila Zoo
  • Anja M, Netherlands ~ Miag-Ao Church
  • Joy B, USA ~ Taal Volcano
  • Chih C, Taiwan ~ Manila Zoo
  • M Svarikeski, Finland ~ Miag-Ao Church

Direct Swap

  • Alvina M, Hongkong ~ Rice Terraces/Miag-Ao Church/Amorsolo Painting
  • Abegail M, QC ~ Miag-Ao Church/Miag-Ao Church small card/Rice Terraces
  • Coucheney B, France ~ Barasoain Church

Envelopes

  • Larissa, Indonesia ~ assorted postcards + keychains
  • Roselyn K, QC ~ Taluksangay Mosque/A Street in Vigan/Corregidor/Villa Maria Esperanza Resort/Bantay Belltower/Pot Making/Palay Threshing {big black cards}

How about you, gone to the Post Office lately? :)

A Festive Card from Czech Republic

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This card made me smile when I got it from the mail a few months ago. This is another official Postcrossing.com card with ID#: CZ-242044. This was mailed from Zlin by a 15-year old student, Yuuki.

This card has all the elements to one perfect celebration, won’t you agree? I particularly loved the bear playing what seems like one of those breedlove guitars from musicians friend!  :-D While his other furry friends join along to create the perfect party sound!

Don’t you just love the animals having a soiree and enjoying themselves? I do and thank you so much Yuuki for sending me this lovely card. How sweet of you to mention my little man on your message, too. And thanks for the beautiful stamp that you used on my card, as well!  :heart: