Saturday, July 28, 2012

Jebel hafeet Mountain

Last weekend, we headed up to the rock mountains of Al Ain, called Jebel Hafeet. it is the second highest peak in the UAE. the winding road going to the top is quite a challenge, but the view is beautiful! we were just in time for sunset, so we really had a nice day and night views.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

new cards for trade!

i've moved my trade cards gallery!
you can view them by clicking on the link - TRADE GALLERY
01 Liwa fort- Abu Dhabi
03 Abu Dhabi
04 Abu Dhabi


16 Burj Khalifa new year fireworks, Dubai - NOT AVAILABLE

Monday, June 11, 2012

around Al Ain

I was going through my old files and found some photos of Al Ain taken in 2006. Here are some of them...


Friday, June 8, 2012

holiday hang-over

started sorting out mail and postcards which got piled up during my vacation. i was very happy to get so many postcards when i got back. before i left, i think i mailed out about 50postcards. joined two vacation round-robins and mailed a few postcards to my regular swap buddies while on holiday. now, i need to check the postcards i received and send replies to swaps, scan each postcard and so on.

but before i could go into any of that, i felt like i need to seriously plan out how i store my postcards. so, i went to TCHIBO and bought CD boxes. i always love TCHIBO stuff. my postcard buddy ING, was kind enough to lend me her labeller, and after one night of sorting, Ta dah!!

postcards are sorted by continent and country! =)

Happy weekend!

Sunday, May 27, 2012


just got back from a long holiday (by long i mean 37days to be exact) and was happily welcomed by a STEVE JOBS postcard/commemorative card!

this is coming all the way from China, from a fellow postcrosser named Jan Yuan. In China,if you buy the book,you can get the card.

The signature by Walter Isaacson, the writer of Steve Jobs:A Biography. Though the signature is not real signature, it's just print.  i think it is still so cool. Thanks Yanjuan! =)

the mailbox was full when i got back, so i need to go through each postcard, scan and post them. i already pre-registered all postcrossing cards as they arrived thanks to my good friend ING updating me while i was miles away. i got great postcards from a vacation RR(round robin) which i will share soon too. for now, STEVE takes this page. this card is definitely one of my FAVES!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012


good things come from old shoe boxes!

i was sorting some stuff from some boxes and found these treasures i never thought i had! these recipe postcards sent to me from Del Monte Kitchenomics. i signed up before for their kitchenomics membership (because i found on the card ID# no. notes). these were really great advertising ideas back then. i even got special cards for Christmas and a birthday postcard. those were the days when not everyone had internet connection and WIFI was not even a word. 

here are some of the recipes:

if you wanna sign up and get recipes, visit their website HERE. though they won't be sending postcards and newsletters by snail mail nowadays, you will still get great recipes in your inbox.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Hongkong Disneyland

Here's a postcard from Disneyland HK sent by our friends Bryan+Shang+Brea on their short trip to Hongkong. Thanks so much guys!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Postcards from Malaysia

here are the beautiful postcards i received from my regular swap buddy Kam of Malaysia. I am definitely putting Malaysia in my list of countries to visit. =)

Saturday, February 18, 2012

postcards to trade - dubai gallery

All postcards have been traded and no longer available. will update new available postcards soon. 

Dubai-01 postcard of the skyline of dubai, skyscrappers along Sheik Zayed road

Dubai-02 postcard of Atlantis hotel, Dubai

Dubai-03 Burj Al Arab retro

Friday, February 17, 2012

postcards from Canada

my friend Ruthie sent me not one, but four lovely postcards from Canada! Big Hugs Miranda family!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Postcards from Poland

here are my postcards from Poland through direct swaps. Again, Many thanks  to Ania, Pawet, Magdalena and Mateusz!

this postcard came to my mailbox as i surprise from Pawet
beautiful house postcard from Ania

Friday, February 3, 2012

Baby's Monthly Onesies Applique and a Freebie!

 We recently gave a very special friend of mine a baby shower. Expecting a new baby is always exciting. and this gave me the chance to make a special project which i have been wanting to do for awhile now.

photo courtesy of
The "monthly onesies" idea came from pictures i saw from and it is such a cute idea, sometimes you ask yourself, why didn't i think of that. (lol!). Anyways, to make my version of the project, i used again my ever favorite shirt transfer paper and got to work.

What you need:
- 12pieces plain onesies, size varying from newborn to 12months
- 3sheets white or light colored t-shirt transfer paper
-laser printer
-electric iron

with my crafting stuff, about to start ironing

Monday, January 30, 2012

postcrossing from GERMANY

Griasde! (hello in Bavarian, a dialect spoken in the south of Germany)

this is my 9th postcard received from postcrossing, from Jannette.  it comes all the way from Vilshofen, Germany. Thanks so much Jannette!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Al Ain zoo (for the Nth time)


last weekend, we visited again our local zoo and my son's favorite place to see lots of animals, Al Ain Wildlife Resort and Park. Here are some new shots around the park.

the great White Lion


that's my little man saying Hi to the Gorilla
lunch time for the giraffes

My boys looking at the Rhinos resting
one of the three Rhino's in the zoo

the meerkats

and the highlight of the visit, My little one get his first real pony ride. =)