Monthly Archives: May 2012

sending postcards for national postcard week

postcards, postcrossing enthusiants, National Postcard Week

This week is National Postcard Week, + I couldn’t be more stoked to find out we are having a little game over at our Postcrossing Enthusiasts Facebook Group in celebration of this. Gee, it’s about time we had one of these fun games, it has been ages since the last one! I was spending less time online + I almost failed to sign up for the game, it was a good thing I was still included. 🙂

postcards, Postcrossing Enthusiasts, National Postcard Week

For this project, we are to send 4 postcards to 4 different recipients this week in time for National Postcard Week. There is no theme for the type of postcards to send. In fact, I have chosen beautiful random postcards to give to other participants, including a card of the Manila Zoo for a friend Akhil who is from India, a postcard of the scenic Dinagat Island for Jennefer + Mommy Rubz, + an Obando card with a Malolos Cathedral commemorative stamps for Annie, whom I am sending a postcard for the first time.

I actually have to make a quick stop to the post office before running some errands early this morning just so I can send the postcards within the deadline. Hopefully they reach the recipients on time + hopefully they would love what I sent their way! 🙂

National Postcard Week (or NPCW) has its roots in 1911 when a few postcards were printed to celebrate Postcard Day on 01 May. The current National Postcard Week started in 1984, when the International Federation of  Postcard dealers, along with a host of different clubs, made a postcard to celebrate + promote their hobby. 

What postcards are you sending today? Share them in a comment below. 😉

mum must travel with she’s the juan seat sale

travel deals, seat sale

With Mother’s Day approaching, what better ways to reward the devoted + persevering women in our lives but by a quick out-of-town getaway or a trip to her dream local or Asian destination. + with Cebu Pacific Air’s She’s The Juan! seat sale for all the mums out there, you won’t have any problem pulling this surprise off. Travel to various domestic destinations including Isabela + Laoag, or Bacolod, Butuan, Davao + Cagayan De Oro for as low as Php 88! You can also travel to Legazpi, Mindoro, Virac or Tuguegarao for a measly Php 288 seat fare!

For an even better surprise, you can book mum to one of those international destinations, including Kuala Lumpur, Hanoi or Kota Kinabalu for only Php 888, to Singapore for just Php 1, 4888 or to Bangkok or Jakarta for a very affordable price of Php 1,888!

Hurry + book those seats now, this offer is only up until 13 May, 2012 or until the seats last, for travel period starting 15 June to 31 August, 2012!

For more details + information do check out Cebu Pacific Air’s website,

Sail Away on Adventure Holidays at Sea

travel, destination, sailing holiday destinations

Forget taking a regular holiday this year. Sail away on a real adventure at sea instead. Even complete beginners can fulfill a lifelong ambition to take the stern with Neilson’s range of fantastic sailing courses.

With a course for every ability, there’s no need to feel put off by a lack of experience. Conversely, even experienced sailors can benefit from the Brush Up sailing course or RYA Day Skipper course.

Once you’ve learnt the ropes, adventure holidays at sea await. Flotilla holidays are perfect for beginners as you sail with a fleet and an expert crew is on hand to guide you on your way. You’ll also enjoy a great sociable aspect to the holiday, with a real camaraderie between fleet sailors who are, metaphorically if not sometimes physically, in the same boat.

In fact, Neilson flotilla holidays make it so easy to enjoy an amazing sailing holiday that the most difficult element of your holiday will be deciding where to go.

Greece and Turkey are popular sailing holiday destinations, as the conditions are largely ideal. Choose between northern or southern Ionian holidays, with a northern itinerary taking in the Greek islands, and a southern itinerary taking in traditional Greek villages and bays.

Those who’ve been well and truly bitten by the sailing bug may like to combine both itineraries in a Greek coastal sail from north to south.

Alternatively, Turkey’s Lycian coast also offers perfect sailing conditions, with a wonderfully traditional itinerary taking in Turkish villages where weary sailors are guaranteed a warm welcome.

Whichever destination you choose to take a sailing course or flotilla holiday you’re sure to return home with much more than a good tan. Great friendships, new skills and amazing memories all form part of adventure holidays at sea – so be brave and dive in!

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postcards from cebu + bohol

postcards, souvenirs, CebuMy sister went on a short trip to Cebu in March + apart from the “I ♥ Cebu” shirt + many local delicacies that she brought home as pasalubong or souvenirs ~ including biscocho {toasted bread}, danggit {dried fish}, butterscotch, piyaya + pinasugbu {a sweetened banana treat}, look what else she gave me ~ a stack of lovely postcards from Cebu + Bohol as she knows that I am a collector.

postcards, souvenirs, Cebu, Bohol

Cel got me the following cards:

  • A wide card of Mactan
  • Cebu’s Bantayan Island
  • A scenic photograph from Cebu
  • Tarsier from Bohol
  • The Loboc River

postcards, souvenirs, Bohol

I love all the cards she brought home + they now share a spot with the rest of my beautiful collection + no, I won’t be trading these lovelies as they are such keepers. I’d be happy to find you one in the local bookstore, though, in case you’d want to swap for one one! 😉