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Tubbataha Reef, Palawan

I have been wanting a Tubbataha Reef postcard for my collection and a couple to swap with friends and fellow enthusiasts. Unfortunately, I was not able to stumble upon a bunch of these postcards in any of the bookstores I frequent. Luckily, one of my fellow Postcrossing Philippines members had a card to spare and agreed to swap with me.

According to Wikipedia, the Tubbataha Reef is an atoll coral reef and a National Marine Park located in Sulu Sea. The reefs are considered part of the island municipality of Cagayancillo, Palawan. It is a marine sanctuary protected as Tubbataha Reef National Marine Park. It was declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in December 1993 and was also nominated for the New 7 Wonders of Nature. The reef got its name from two Samal words: tubba and taha, which means “a long reef exposed at low tide,” when put together.

Thank you so much Roselyn for sending me this lovely card and for the copy of the signatures of those who joined our meet-up last month, which I was not able to join! It was such a clever idea and I love it! It made me want to play one of those exceptional Rico Instruments at musician’s friend even if I do not know how to play! ^_^

My Very First Jetoy Card

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I am not really too fond of cats but who will never fall in love with this beautiful Jetoy card, right? This is the very first in my collection and was sent to me by Kelly, the same person who gave me a map card of Massachusetts.

Since I am not that crazy about cats, I chose this one from her stash of Jetoy cards, I think the pig is just too cute and the horse is too lovely! Jetoy cards originated from Korea and from what I gathered it seemed like the cat characters are based on a local fairy tale or story that features these cats, Choo Choo, who live in the planet called Jetoy.

Thank you Kelly for this beautiful card, I totally love it!  😀

A Self-made Valentine Postcard

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I received this handmade postcard just in time for Valentine’s. I am not so creative that is hwy I am really impressed with everything handmade, especially elaborate ones.

The glittered heart is simply a star won’t you agree?

Sandra, who also sent me this vintage Manila map cards in exchange for 5 different cards wrote this at the back:

Dear Vix,

Wishing you a world full of love on Valentine’s Day and always!

Thank you Sandra for this lovely card!  🙂

edinburgh castle

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Edinburgh, postcards, direct swap

These are beautiful postcards of the Edinburgh Castle + that of the Edinburgh Military Tattoo which was performed inside the Edinburgh Castle ground. The Edinburgh Castle sits atop the Castle Rock + houses the Scottish National War Memorial, the National War Museum of Scotland + the Honours of Scotland.  A royal castle was also believed to have existed in this site even as early as 12th Century during David I’s  reign. Edinburgh is well known for kilts or the traditional pleated, tartan skirt worn by boys + men during ceremonies + important events, + of late, for being the residence of famed Harry Potter author, JK Rowling! 😉

Bagpipers wearing kilts perform during the Military Tattoo ceremony + I bet it is one great festival to behold,  may you be watching live or through a sony bravia 32″ lcd tv in the safety of your own living room.

Ate Rowena, the sister of my dear friend, Moi, sent this lovely postcards last year. She lives in Grassmarket which is located at the left side of the castle. Check out her message:

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I also love the “Queen” stamp that went along with my postcards!

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Thanks Ate Rowena for these lovelies! 😉