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Why You Can’t Skip A Cemetery Tour Next Time You’re In NOLA       

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Metairie Cemetery, New Orleans image via Wiki Commons

Does a tour through the “City of the dead” perk your interest? New Orleans is known for the way locals use over-ground mausoleums to entomb the dead, instead of the traditional below-ground burial used to other states.

If you’re visiting “the Big Easy,” then you have to visit the cities cemeteries, it’s an eerie experience you won’t forget in a hurry. Take a tour in New Orleans through these sanctuaries of the dead.

St. Louis Cemetery No. 3

The cemetery is for the artists. St. Louis Cemetery No. 3, found on Esplanade Avenue close to City Park, Bayou St. John, and the historic New Orleans Museum of Art. This cemetery is one of the city’s largest and home to the final resting place of Storyville photographer E. J. Bellocq.

Take a tour through the cemetery, or wander around yourself and gaze in wonder at the Masonic designs and detailed Greek Orthodox vaults. Accessing this site is possible through the French Quarter via the #91 Jackson-Esplanade bus line.

Metairie Cemetery

Finding a cemetery in New Orleans isn’t as challenging as you think. Hop on one of the Canal St. streetcars marked “Cemeteries” and ride it to the end of the line where you’ll find Metairie Cemetery. After jumping off the tram, take a short walk to the original entrance of the site, at the corner of Pontchartrain Blvd. and Metairie Road. Continue reading

US State Map Cards: South Carolina

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It sure has been particularly quiet around here. This blog, along with the foodie and health and fitness blog, has to take the backseat while I tinker on the mum blog. Nowadays, I was too caught up with mummyhood, the mum blog also has to take the backseat. Been trying my best to draw the little one away from these mobile game apps and youtube, that I am also intentionally keeping myself away from going online, especially when I do not have pressing deadlines and during weekends.

Oh well, I guess it does not help either that our plan to travel more this year did not come to fruition, but hey, there are still a few more months left before 2015 ends and we can still probably squeeze in a couple of travel and outdoor adventures. We have just also been to Museo Pambata twice and have already been to Kidzania, where the little man cannot wait to go, during his school field trip. I hope I find enough time to share about our adventure here real soon.

Anyways, onto the main reason why I am writing this post. I have recently received this South Carolina US State Map card and I am really delighted that I am ticking another card off this 50-card collection. I am just a couple of cards away from completing this set and it is really getting quite exciting! I am glad that I have managed to swap with a couple of lovely people in order to get these cards. Continue reading

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?

Mickey Mouse Postcard For The Little Man

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Leader of the Marching Band!

Walt Disney is one of my favorite postcard theme, I guess I cannot help it as I have a 5-year old who consumes Disney like crazy. I have accumulated a number of Disney themed cards in my several-year collection and this one is one of the newest I have received. Well, not really new as I got it last year but I have since been inactive with my Postcrossing.com swaps and am no longer getting and swapping postcards on a regular basis, unless I absolutely love the cards for swap, that is!

This lovely Mickey Mouse card was sent by Jan from the US. She was very thoughtful to put the card in an envelope so that I can receive it in the best of conditions and I really appreciated that! The card, aptly called Leader of The Band, features one of many’s all-time Disney characters, Mickey Mouse, as he takes over the drum major to lead the Disneyland Band in a Main Street Concert. Their band plays an assortment of music, from waltzes to marches, and probably also has a member who owns this nice tenor sax case I saw online.

This official Postcrossing.com was sent to the little man and he is more than delighted to add this to his growing collection. Oh well, it is probably about time to reactivate our Postcrossing.com accounts and start swapping for beautiful cards again!

Do you have a Mickey Mouse postcard, too, I would love to hear all about it in a comment below! Happy postcrossing!