Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Wordless Wednesday: I Wish to Hold Your Hand

'Wordless Wednesday: Postcard' is recording all the postcards that I had bought from time to time for exchange purpose.

This series of the postcard is so sweet and very suitable send to couple or husband and wife.

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Wordless Wednesday: All About Sabah

'Wordless Wednesday: Postcard' is recording all the postcards that I had bought from time to time for exchange purpose.

Sabah is one of the thirteen states in Malaysia which also near with Labuan. The shape of Sabah in map like a dog head.

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Wordless Wednesday: Malaysia Mail Box

'Wordless Wednesday: Postcard' is recording all the postcards that I had bought from time to time for exchange purpose.

Recently a girl helped me buy Malaysia shaped mail box postcard. The shaped postcard is small in size. When received it, I was regret to buy 2 sets of it because I forget that I can buy more and send to my postcard friend.

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

2016-06 Favorite Postcards Received

My Postcrossing ranking for June 2016 as below:-
On 69th most postcards sent from Malaysia
On 72nd longest distance sent from Malaysia

Last year, an autism girl named Hallee invited her friends to her birthday party and last no one came. This year, her mother hope people from all over the world can send Hallee a birthday card to cheer her. I chose calendar postcard July because Hallee’s birthday falls on 19th July.

The dragonfly illustration postcard is so beautiful!

The view on postcard is so beautiful. The Teutoburg Forest is a range of low, forested hills in the German states of Lower Saxony and North Rhine-Westphalia which is believed to be the scene of a decisive battle in 9CE until the 19th century the official name of the hill ridge was Osning.

When received this postcard, I just knew that the stamp mark for Japan is quite big. Hehe.. Monbetsu is a city located in Okhotsk Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan. It is famous with drift ice. Next time if have chance, I also want to try DIY postcard using stamp mark.

This postcard shows the picture of Deutschemark Parliament. I think Malaysia also should have this type of postcard.

The chef cooking illustration is cute! How I wish I can draw like this. Hehe..

Can you name all the shells on the beach? I like this postcard because it stated all the names of shell. 

Adal, a 6 years old child sent this postcard to me. He said that this is his favorite comic. This comic is a Czech comic book series continuously published since 15 May 1969.

Monday, 11 July 2016

2016-06 Favorite Songs by Postcard Senders

Start this post with a cheerful song of “Sunshine Girl” by Moumoon which I love recently. It has Japan with English version mix together which you can click here to listen.
Moumoon is a group formed by YUKA and Masaki. The group name is made up term with a French word “mou” (soft) and “moon”- Wikipedia

Tamora from Netherlands love the song of “Earth Song” by Michael Jackson. She loves Michael Jackson when small because he has a beautiful voice.
Michael Joseph Jackson (29 August1958- 25 June 2009) was an American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer and actor. He called as King of Pop, his contributions to music, dance and fashion along with his publicized personal life made him a global figure in popular culture for over four decades- Wikipedia

The favorite song of Lisa from Russia is “Mull of Kintyre” by McCartney. She loves “Mud of Kintyre” because this song has beautiful lyrics. I curious what the meaning of “Mud of Kintyre” and found out that it is the southwesternmost tip of the Kintyre Peninsula in southwest Scotland.
Sir James Paul McCartney is an English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and composer. With John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, he gained worldwide fame with the rock band the Beatles, one of the most popular and influential groups in the history pop music- Wikipedia

Ally from Japan likes the song of “Ito” by Nakajima Miyuki because lyrics are nice. She told me that this song released more than 20 years. The karaoke is the most sung song in last year.

Marina from Japan also likes the song of “Ito” because lyric is very good. Ito means yarn. A part of lyrics which likes by her is “You are warp and I am weft. Someday the cloth could warm someone”.
Miyuki Nakajima is a Japanese singer-songwriter and radio personality- Wikipedia

Jaime from United States loves the song of “Seven Years Old” by Leah Guest. This song is quite nice and I like its lyrics.

No matter how old we are
Age is just a number
It’s never too late to love
To reach our care for each other
To forgive a brother
Or find a lover
Life is mystery waiting to be discovered
Leah Guest is a singer-songwriter, pianist and cover artist who released a viral hit called “7 Years (Rewrite Cover)” on her You Tube channel- Website

A 51 years old man from Germany listed down few his favorite songs but did not tell me the reason.

The song of “Child in Time” by Deep Purple.
Deep Purple are an English rock band formed in Hertford in 1968. They are considered to be among the pioneers of heavy metal and modern hard rock- Wikipedia

The song of “The Way Life’s Meant to be” by ELO.
ELO (Electric Light Orchestra) are an English rock band from Birmingham. They were formed in 1970 by songwriters/multi-instrumentalists Roy Wood and Jeff Lynne with drummer Bev Bevan. Their music is characterized by a fusion of Beatlesque pop, classical arrangements and futuristic iconography- Wikipedia

The song of “Like a Hurricane” by Neil Young.
Neil Percival Young is a Canadian singer-songwriter and musician, producer, director and screen writer- Wikipedia

The song of “Wish You Were Here” by Pink Floyd.
Pink Floyd were an English rock band formed in London- Wikipedia

 Minsk from Belarus loves the song of “Do Your Thing” from Powerman 5000. The name of band is cool because has number.
Powerman 5000 (PM5K) is an American rock band formed in 1991- Wikipedia

Nina from Denmark loves the song of “Just Give Me a Reason” by Pink. She likes it with no special reason. It was quite a long time I did not heard this song.
Alecia Beth Moore known as Pink is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actress. She originally a member of the girl group Choice- Wikipedia

Suus from Netherland loves the song of “Conga” from Miami Sound Machine because it is happy song. Conga known as tumbadora is a tall, narrow, single headed drum from Cuba. This song has Latin feel.
Miami Sound Machine was an American band of Latin-influenced music featuring the vocals of Cuban-born Gloria Maria Fajardo Garcia. The band was established in 1975 originally as Miami Latin Boys by Emilio Estefan Jr. and became very successful after joining Gloria Garcia (Estefan) in 1977- Wikipedia

Friday, 8 July 2016

WWF Malaysia: Panda Adoption Pack

WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature) Malaysia is established as a national conservation trust on 13 January 1972 and began as a humble two person-organization. The mission is to stop the degradation of the planet’s natural environment and to build a future.

You can buy some merchandise, purchase adoption pack or donate some money to support WWF’s conservation efforts.

For those interested to buy some merchandise such as t-shirts, water bottles and many more can go to Panda Shop to take a look. WWF offer donation for four categories such as “For a Living Planet”, “Wildlife Warrior”, “Turtle Guardian” and “Save the Orang Utan”. Besides that it offer 2 adoption packs which are symbolic adoption and my little adoption packs.

In June 2016, I purchased “Panda Adoption Pack”. It has 2 subscriptions which are one time or by monthly. My Little Adoption comes with an animal key chain and a door hanger. After made the payment, the next day I received a call from WWF to confirm my adoption details.

After few days I received my adoption pack which has a panda keychain, eco-friendly bag, door hanger and fact sheet on Panda.

Through the info card on panda, I just knew that The Giant Panda has been the symbol of WWF since organization was created in 1961.

Through the fact sheet, I found out some interesting facts.

* The giant panda’s Latin name is Ailuropoda melanoleuca.
* The average giant panda can eat up to 38 kilograms of bamboo in a day.
* The panda does not hibernate because it cannot store enough fat on a bamboo diet.
* Although it has the digestive system of a carnivore, the panda’s diet consists almost exclusively of bamboo which it usually spends 14 hours a day eating.

Besides that, I received receipt for payment with thank you letter. For your information that donation to WWF Malaysia are tax-deductible.

I saw from the website that as a WWF-Malaysia Donor, I will receive 4 Green Heart Magazines for quarterly. When I receive the magazine will update again in this post.

WWF Malaysia
1, Jalan PJS 5/28,
PJCC, Petaling Jaya,
Tel: 03- 7450 3773
Fax: 03- 7450 3777
Website: WWF
Facebook: WWF Malaysia
Twitter: @WWFMy
Youtube: WWFMy

Thursday, 7 July 2016

The Geeky Baju Project

The Geeky Baju Project is a mixing films, literature and video games with South East Asian baju (kurung, kebaya, kurung Kedah, Melayu, Punjabi etc). It is drawn by Malaysia illustrator, Charis Loke.

To know more about this project, you can click the link as below:-

The Geeky Baju Project had printed in postcard which I accidentally known it from Shopee.  Shopee is a mobile marketplace which sells many things such as stationery, clothes, shoes and many more. You can download it for free and start shopping.

In June 2016, I purchased postcard from Shoppe because it is offered free shipping. Each clothes on postcards have their own stories which you can read at here.

A set of postcards consist of 6 pieces with each different design of clothes. It cost RM 22 with printed on 250gsm ivory card. The size of postcard is a little bit big than normal postcard. To see the clear view for each postcard, click the link of “Wordless Wednesday: The Geeky Baju Project”.

For those interested to get this set of postcard can refer below:-

Shoppe: search “Geeky Baju postcards”

As usual, I asked illustrator to write some words to me. She even draw a baju kurung for me :D

Charis Loke
Instagram: charisloke
Twitter: @charisloke

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Wordless Wednesday: The Geeky Baju Project

'Wordless Wednesday: Postcard' is recording all the postcards that I had bought from time to time for exchange purpose.

The Geeky Baju Project is a personal project in which Charis Loke design baju (English: cloth), primarily South East Asian garments like the baju kurung and kebaya, inspired by various literary, video game or film works.

Space Opera by Charis Loke (based on the Mass Effect Trilogy)
Robots and Monsters by Charis Loke (based on Pacific Run)
Vigilante Justice by Charis Loke (based on Watchmen)
Middle Earth Maia by Charis Loke (based on The Lord of the Rings)
Power Play by Charis Loke (based on The Hunger Games)
Sharks and Sundry by Charis Loke

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Melaka Trip 2016: Dutch Square, St.Paul Church, A Famosa

23rd April 2016 (Saturday)

Cross a road from Jonker Street and you will reach historic site which full of historical buildings and museums for you to explore. In weekend you can see lots of tourists around Melaka. It is very difficult to take a nice picture because in the pictures can see full of people unless you wait until tourists go to next stop or go there at the early of the morning.

The Dutch Square also called Red Square because all the surrounding building painted red which next to Melaka river is a good starting point for visiting the old part of the town.

Along within Dutch Square is the Tang Beng Swee Clocktower. Even though it looks distinctly Dutch, it was actually built by wealthy Straits Chinese family in 1886 in honor of Tan Beng Swee, a rich Chinese merchant. It reminds me of my place’s clock tower.

At Dutch Square has an “I Love Melaka” sculpture.

Christ Church is an 18th century Anglican church in the city of Melaka. It is the oldest functioning Protestant church in Malaysia.

Around Dutch Square, you can see lots of trishaws. The decorations of trishaws are very beautiful with cartoons such as Hello Kitty, Frozen and many more.

In Ducth Square has many stalls and you can looks for souvenirs such as magnets, postcard and others.

Opposite of Dutch Square has windmill which built to mark the occupation of Dutch in Melaka.

Along the way to A Famosa, you will reach Taman Melaka which is a garden for recreational.

In Taman Melaka, you can find some old transport replica such as airplane, train and others.

The train has the sound of train moving. Inside the train has selling of some souvenirs.

Look for the board to St. Paul Church, you need to go upstairs in order to reach there.

St. Paul Church is a historic church building in Melaka that was originally built in 1521, making it the oldest church building in Malaysia and Southeast Asia. It is locate at the summit of St. Paul Hill.

When we walked to St. Paul Church, we saw an old man took many things and seems very tired in climbing the stairs to upstairs. My friend suggested that both of us can help him then we offered to help. We took a big bag of things which is quite heavy from the old man. From conversation, we knew that he is an artist who drawing under the tree. He showed his drawing to us and it is so beautiful. While we said “goodbye” with him, he said “God Bless you” to us.

Inside of St. Paul Church just has a wall and some plates.

From St. Paul Hill, you can take some photos view of Melaka.

We continued walked and walked down from stairs and met A Famosa

A Famosa is a Portuguese fortress located in Melaka. It is among the oldest surviving European architectural remains in South East Asia. The Porta de Santiago, a small gate house is the only part of the fortress which still remains today.

Beside A Famosa has Proclamation of Independence Memorial which displays records and photographs on the early history of the Malay Sultanate. It divided into several section, the memorial also house an extensive timeline covering the country’s journey to independence and the development of modern Malaysia.

When write for this post, I just knew that Proclamation of Independence Memorial can be visit. The opening hour is Tuesday until Sunday 9am until 5:30pm. The admission is FREE.

According to Wikipedia, the museum is housed in an elegant Dutch colonial mansion. The two golden onion domes located at the top of the building embellish the stark white stucco.

Continued walked from Proclamation of Independence Memorial, you will reach Dataran Pahlawan which is a shopping mall. When go here, don’t forget go to Nadeje Cake House to try for crepe.

On the way back to Jonker Street, I met with Melaka Duck. If you want to try for something new in Melaka, you can join for Melaka Duck Tour which can touring Melaka city on land and sea with the amphibious vehicle.

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