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Personalities in Postcards: Michael Jackson

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The King of Pop, Michael Joseph Jackson

I really like famous personalities on postcards, although I do not have a lot in my collection. I swap with friends from everywhere whenever I find something of interest and here is but another one of my favorites among the few people in postcards I have collected.

Michael Jackson is one of my favorite artists, so when the opportunity to swap for a couple of his postcards arrived, I grabbed it instantaneously! This card features Michael Jackson of the late 80’s and the early 90’s {you know how his looks have changed drastically over time}. I thought he is one person that needs no further introduction as we all know who he is and what a brilliant singer/songwriter/performer he was during his time. After all, he will never be dubbed as the “King of Pop” for nothing.

Among my favorite Michael Jackson hits are “Remember The Time,” “Rock With You,” “Heal The World,” and his iconic “Thriller,” and “Billy Jean.” From what I remember he performed in Manila for a couple of times but I was not lucky to catch any of those shows. They were huge hits among Filipinos and people will always remember how Michael fired up the stage like no one else did. He’s got dazzling fireworks, larger than life production numbers, breathtaking musicality and instruments like amplifi and a whole lot more, the works! It would’ve been an experience of a lifetime to have been in one of his shows in the Philippines.

Michael Jackson’s family released a posthumous album in memory of the King of Pop, but I have mixed emotions about the project. Those were a collection of his unreleased music and I thought they have remained unreleased for a reason. I do not think Michael will be happy for the world to hear what he has not intended to release to the public in the first place. But that is just my two cent!

Thank you, Arnold for sending this MJ card, i really love it!

Do you also love Michael Jackson and what is your favorite MJ hits? Would you love to have this card in your collection, too?

Personalities in Postcards: Marilyn Monroe

postcards, postcards of interesting people in history, official cards, USA Who wouldn’t be fascinated with history and the illustrious personalities that make history all the more colorful and appealing? I know, I used to complain about how studying history can be quite a daunting task, but there is something infinitely interesting about it, that probably draws historians and enthusiasts to dabble in it with gusto.

This same thought process ran into my mind when I first started postcrossing, and how it will not only help me brush up on my geography, but also allow me to revisit history whenever I received a card and read further about the subject and the place where it came from. This is the same when I decided that people in postcards are the next thing I would like to collect! They are indeed fascinating lot especially when I get to receive well known personalities like Nelson Mandela and John F. Kennedy, for example.

Marilyn Monroe is the recent personality I got through an official card that came all the way from the UK. Born Norma Jean Mortenson on 01 June, 1926, Marilyn Monroe is probably one of the most distinguished women in modern day history. She is a famed American actress, as well as a model, a singer, and went to star in numerous successful films in the 1950’s and 1960’s. Back in the days, she must have been as sough-after and popular as these Hot Deals. She got a Golden Globe nomination for her outstanding performance in the 1956 film, Bus Stop, and went on to win a Gold Globe Award for her unforgettable performance in the film, Some Like It Hot in 1959.  Continue reading

Nelson Mandela Postcard

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I received this postcard late last year briefly before it was in the news that Nelson Mandela has already passed away. He was one influential and inspirational personality that people from different parts of the world and different walks of life mourned his death and celebrated the full and meaningful life he led.

Here is a brief trivia about Nelson Mandela from Wikipedia:

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela {18 July 1918 – 5 December 2013} was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician, and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was South Africa’s first black chief executive, and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election. His government focused on dismantling the legacy of apartheid through tackling institutionalized racism, poverty and inequality, and fostering racial reconciliation.

Mandela was a controversial figure for much of his life. Denounced as a communist terrorist by critics, he nevertheless gained international acclaim for his activism, having received more than 250 honours, including the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize, the US Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Soviet Order of Lenin and theBharat Ratna. He is held in deep respect within South Africa, where he is often referred to by his Xhosa clan name, Madiba, or as Tata (“Father”); he is often described as “the father of the nation”.

This is a great addition to my collection of postcards of interesting people in history. Thank you Ruhan for sending this card from South Africa, my very first from that country!