Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Takayama Festival in Japan

Arrrh.. I'm not quite sure myself whether this postcard represents Takayama Festival. Since my friend, OH, didn't write the name of festival for me. In fact, she didn't know it herself, she only remember that on festival people will carry this and celebrate in the city. Probably she had so much fun that time.

I tried to search in internet and guess this Takayama Festival is the name for it. More info you can see here

Postcard was sent on Apr 18, 2001. Thank you very much my friend :)

The Feast of Sinterklaas in Holland

I got this card from Andrea on Nov 7, 1995. She was trying to explain about the postcard, that time I didn't understand much but thinking it must be something related to Santa Claus. Until now I know the meaning of story.

Sinterklaas is a traditional Winter holiday figure in the Netherlands, Aruba, Netherlands Antilles and Belgium, celebrated every year on Saint Nicholas' eve (December 5)

Credit to : Wikipedia & Holland Ring

Thanks to Andrea, a million thanks really. You gave me a lot of beautiful cards.

Liefs from Holland

If I'm not mistaken read the stamped date on this card, it was sent on Oct 30, 1995. It was such a long time!!! We were friend this long time? She said in Holland you say "Liefs", English is "Love".

Andrea sent this card to me from her home, it was in autumn and it was very cold & windy. We still mention about school things, thanks again Andrea.

X'mas by Tim @ Evergreen Laurel, Bangkok

Another card with Japanese written, it was from my college's friend name Tim. He worked at Evergreen Laurel Hotel. We have been studying Japanese for 3 years as mandatory subject, it seems he got good progress while I returned all the knowledge to teacher. LOL

Card received on Dec 20, 2000. The year of Y2K, Big thanks to Tim.

Dial-Up --> Broadband

It card was used as Advertiment in some years ago, it said Marathon Surfing for dial-up user. As the statistics have shown, the majority of internet users in Thailand still rely on dial-up access. However, broadband Internet is readily available in major cities and towns these days. I'm not quite sure whether we need this Marathon Surfing while broadband offers unlimited usage.

Got this blank card from Yo again, thanks a bunch!

Koh Pee Pee, Krabi

It was printed on the card as Pi-Leh Cove, Pee Pee Islands, Krabi.

Koh Pee Pee (Koh Phi Phi, PP) is considered to be one of the most naturally beautiful islands in the world. There are limestone mountains with cliffs, caves and long white sandy beaches.
Ko Phi Phi Leh was the backdrop for the 2000 movie The Beach. The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Tilda Swinton, Robert Carlyle, Virginie Ledoyen and Guillaume Canet.

Thanks to YO, the card was sent on Apr 18, 2000. Color of the sea is very inviting.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Happy New Year 2541

Don't be surprised! I got this card from Namwan, colleage friend. Her name is same as my cute neiece. She posted this card on December 30, 2541 in which it is Year 1998 in global. Difference between this is Thailand is using Buddhist Year, in which it is more than global for 543.

Thanks to Namwan for this cute card.

DEAKIN University Australia

YO gave me this card, she might get it from some coffee shops in Bangkok. It was sent to me along with other advertising postcards in big envelop, thanks for her caring.

Postcard is still being used as Sales Material or Advertisement!

Credit to : Deakin University

Fish market in Central Vietnam

Andrea sent this card to me, about in year 1997 I think. I could not see any stamp date on it anymore, time flys so quick. This card represents Fish Market in Central Vietnam, in which very similar to all the asian countries.

My address was not well written, it missed post code and district. However, the Thai postman was very kind. They translated all my address into Thai and even gave me kind reminder that sender forget essential information! Thanks with happy feeling indeed.

St. Peter's Church, Switzerland

Card was written in Swiss as "St. Peter und Schipfe an der Limmat"

St. Peter's Church is the oldest church in Zürich; it stands close by the ruins of a late Roman fortress at the Lindenhof and its origings ga back to pre-900.

"Schipfe" is one of the oldest quarters of the city of Zurich. The name originates from the nautical term "schupfen" (push) used by the fishermen to describe how they pushed their boats to and from the river bank.

Content Credit to : City of Zurich

It is funny as YO bought this card in Zurich but she forgot my address, the she posted the card here in Bangkok on Nov 16, 2007. Thanks for her effort and caring.

Springtime in Virginia

It printed on the card as Mabry Mill Rhododendron. Mabry Mill is the most photographed site in the Old Dominion State. It is located at Mile Post number 176.1 on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

I got this card on Aug 21, 2007 from my cousin called P. Aey, she worked in NY that time. Thank you for brighten my day with this card.

Corcovado, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

It is Airview of Corcovado rock with Sugar Loaf on the background. Thanks to IJ for sending me this on September 07, 2007.

Christ the Redeemer (
Portuguese: O Cristo Redentor) is a statue of Jesus Christ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The statue stands 38 metres (120 ft) tall. It weighs 635 tonnes (700 short tons), and is located at the peak of the 700 metres (2,300 ft) Corcovado mountain in the Tijuca Forest National Park overlooking the city. It is the tallest of its kind in the world. The statue of Cristo de la Concordia in Cochabamba, Bolivia is the second tallest, standing at 33 metres (110 ft) tall. It is made of reinforced concrete and soapstone.

A symbol of
Christianity, the statue has become an icon of Rio and Brazil

Credit Content : wikipedia

PETRONAS Twin Tower, Malaysia

I went to Malaysia end of Dec 2006 to attend friend's wedding, looked around in Petronas Twin Tower on the New Year eve for count down night but end up at Esetan Lot 10 caused it was too crowded.

The Petronas Twin Towers (also known as the Petronas Towers or just Twin Towers), in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia are twin towers and were the world's tallest buildings, before being surpassed by Taipei 101. However, the towers are still the tallest twin buildings in the world.

I don't know why I didn't send written card to myself, but only bought lot of blank cards. Anyway, here you are the cards.

Wat Chaiwatthanaram in Ayutthaya

Wat Chaiwatthanaram is a Buddhist temple in the city of Ayutthaya, Thailand, on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River, outside Ayutthaya island. It is one of Ayutthaya's most beautiful temples and a major tourist attraction.

Wat Chaiwatthanaram lies on the west bank of Chao Phraya River, south west of the old city of Ayyuthaya. It is a large compound and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It can be reached by road or by boat.

On February 2007, I went to Ayutthaya with freinds to make merit for 9 temples, it is strongly believe for buddhist that if we can make it 9 temples visit in one day will bring us extra luck for that year.

I bought these cards myself, want to keep it as my blank card collection.

The Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco

The Golden Gate Bridge is acclaimed as one of the world's most beautiful bridges. The Golden Gate Bridge was the longest suspension bridge span in the world when it was completed during the year 1937, and has become an internationally recognized symbol of San Francisco and California.

Thanks for P. Pong who sent this with cool breeze of San Francisco to me on Feb 04, 2007.

Ambiente in Frankfurt

Frankfurt is known for its futuristic skyline and international airport. Located on the river Main, Frankfurt is the financial capital of Europe and the transportation centre of Germany. Frankfurt is the place of residence of the European Central Bank and the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. Furthermore, it hosts some of the world's most important trade shows, such as the Frankfurt Auto Show and the Frankfurt Book Fair. It is also birthplace of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.

I got this card from my colleagues who attended the fair called Ambiente 2007. Fair was held by Messe Frankfurt Postcard was posted on Feb 14, 2007, wowww! Valentine Day too.

Thanks to Crown's Sales Team for sending this to me.

Heart from Holland

A Real heart from my friend in Holland. I first knew her on the train here in Thailand, on the way to go back my home. I was very anxious to talk in English as I just jointed Int'l college. Andrea is her name, she travelled to Thailand with her family. And we had a good talk even our English was not that brilliant, after we exchanged address we become friend until this time.

Thanks Andrea for keep sending me lovely cards, I pick this one to be first card from Holland. there will be many of them from her.

Downtown of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania ranked in the top five Most Livable Cities in the 1983, 1985, 1989 and 2007 editions of the "Places Rated Almanac." However, what make me recall about this city name is one plan crashed there during 9/11 tragedy.

Thanks to Lee, sent this to me on June 10, 2004. It is long time now! but I know the memory of your work with travel still impressive for you.

Recard de Barcelona

Again the blank card handed to me by Luck, it is Barcelona.

The 2nd largest city in Spain. Barcelona is a dynamo where people work hard and play hard. A magnet for architecture buffs, foodies and night owls, it is a pleasure for all the senses.

Tokyo Disneyland from Miki

I feel it is amazing when I found this card from my box, it seem long time ago that I am able to read/write Japanese myself. This card is from my penpal when I was in high school time. Her name is Miki Katouoka.

If I'm not mistaken about her message, it should say as my house is located near Tokyo Disneyland.

Thanks to Miki, and hope you are doing well.

Wat Rong Khun, in Chiang Rai

Wat Rong Khun (Thai: วัดร่องขุ่น) is a contemporary unconventional buddhist temple in Chiang Rai, Thailand. It was designed by Chalermchai Kositpipat. Construction began in 1998 and is expected to end in 2008.

Thanks to Peach, she gave me this blank card about 2 years ago. It is very nice card.

Fukuoka, the south of Japan

Oh gave me this blank card on her first trip to Japan, thanks so much.

Fukuoka is Kyushu's largest and one of Japan's ten most populated cities. Today's Fukuoka is the product of the fusion of two cities in the year 1889, when the port city of Hakata and the former castle town of Fukuoka were united into one city called Fukuoka. Hakata remains the name of one of Fukuoka's central districts and of the main railway station.

Stamp from Tokyo

I got this written postcard from Fukumi in Tokyo, it has beautiful stamps on it, but the back side of the card was just her writing, not any photo or places to share.

Only show you how beautiful stamps are.

Zebra in Namibia

No animal has a more distinctive coat than the zebra. Each animal's stripes are as unique as fingerprints—no two are exactly alike—although each of the three species has its own general pattern.

I got this card in Namibia, thinking it is very unique and it above description from National Geographic give the same thought.

City of Johannesburg

I spent time there for one day during August 2008, it was very interesting for me to see lot of difference things over there. Johannesburg is well known in short as Jo-Burg or Jozi. The heartbeat of the country. It's the economic and cultural centre of South Africa, where people work hard and play harder.
These two cards I bought them at Johannesburg Airport, wanted to keep in my blank card collection. One represent the beautiful night light, and another one showing sun rise bring the shine to city. The back side of each card showing the animal footprint, not sure you can see it clearly. It is very cute.

Temple of the Emerald Buddha, Bangkok

On the same day I visited Temple of Dawn, I also went to the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. It has Thai common name in short as Wat Phra Kaew. It is also generally known to the Thais as Wat Phra Si Rattana Satsadaram, is perhaps the main attraction. This is Thailand's most important and sacred temple, so you're expected to act with due respect inside it.

Temple of Dawn, Bangkok

I've been to Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) just one time in 2008, it was good fun and the weather is hot as typically Thai style hot. The temple was built during the Ayutthaya period and was originally called Wat Makok after the name of the local village Tambol Bangmakok. It means "Village of Olives". Wat Arun gets its name from Aruna, the Indian god of the dawn, hence its common name The Temple of Dawn.

I bought these two cards myself and keep it as blank card collection.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Be Bear for Peace from Bu@

It is a card I got from one of my ex-colleague, she gave me this card on the day she left the company. Actually she gave cards to all of us, one each per person. You know what she wrote in the card? She said if I got married please let her know! LOL .. it is long distance dream I think.

Thanks to Bu@ for you cute card on August 08, 2008

Painting in Brazzaville

I visited there in August 2008, it was extremly hard to find the ordinary postcard over there, also post office was invisible for me. I only got one painting card which can be used as postcard if I wish.

Thanks to Mr. CK, trip member who gave this to me as I couldn't find the place to buy it myself.