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. =)

Saturday, January 28, 2012

New UAE stamps

I was at the post office today to mail out some postcards and bought new stamps for the next set of postcards to mail. here are some of the new stamps i bought. These will be on the postcards to sent out from today. =)

Postcrossing - New York, New York USA

Ah, New York, New York! Received this postcard from Maria Cecilia of New York, USA. through postcrossing. I have wonderful memories of the New York when we went last may for a holiday. My cousin was kind enough to drive us from Washington to New York. We stayed for a night in the bright and lively city of NY, NY. We went on the red tourist bus, Guggenheim Museum (which was unfortunately close on a Thursday), Liberty Island and a lot more places. At Times Square, they have a huge Toys R Us shop, about 3-4floors, with a kids Ferris Wheel inside.

you can view some of my NY photos in my post HERE

Have a great weekend everyone!

Monday, January 23, 2012

postcrossing from Poland

another postcard from postcrossing, this time from Agnes of Poland. i was really surprised with this postcard because she placed a coin on it. she said the polish coin, called "grose" has less value but brings happiness. and it surely made my day. =) it also came with a very nice message about her christmas vacation and skating. Thanks Agnes for the wonderful postcard!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Mailtime! Russia and Qatar

Here's two postcards for today's post, first from the oldest town of Siberia, Russia, TOMSK. it was founded more than 400years ago. It is famous for old wooden houses. Thanks a lot Maria! i love postcard of houses!

Tomsk (Russian: Томск) is a city and the administrative center of Tomsk Oblast, Russia, located on the Tom River. One of the oldest towns in Siberia, Tomsk celebrated its 400th anniversary in 2004. Population: 522,940 (2010 Census preliminary results). Tomsk is divided into four city districts: Kirovsky, Leninsky, Oktyabrsky, and Sovetsky. Tomsk is located about 20 kilometers (12 mi) southeast of the town of Seversk, a major center of plutonium production and reprocessing and uranium enrichment. (

from Doha, Qatar
and another one from good friend Chekai of Doha, Qatar (big hugs Chekai!). on the postcard is the water pots fountain at the Corniche. this is my first postcard from Qatar too.

Doha (Arabic: الدوحة‎, ad-Dawḥa or ad-Dōḥa, literally: "the big tree") is the capital city of the state of Qatar. Located on the Persian Gulf, it had a population of 998,651 in 2008, and is also one of the municipalities of Qatar. Doha is Qatar's largest city, with over 80% of the nation's population residing in Doha or its surrounding suburbs, and is also the economic centre of the country. (

Saturday, January 7, 2012

mailtime! a surprise postcard from France

a surprise came in the mailbox a few days back. i received this postcard from by Sheila of APOSTCARDADAY. she's got a large collection of postcards shown in her blog, and she updates daily, as the title of her blog says. I really like getting her updates. Thanks again Sheila! for sending a wonderful surprise.

From Sheila's blog, i also found a link to POSTPALS of UK ~ a site which allows you to brighten a sick child's day by sending them mail, a card, letter, postcard, or gifts. as simple as that. i got excited and wrote a few postcards and decorated them with colorful stickers hoping it will bring a smile to the child who will receive it. i sent out my first few postcards last Wednesday. if you have time, do drop by the site and hopefully, send a note or two, to the children on the list.

here is a message from the postpals creator Vikki
it really is very easy and would only take less than 5mins of your time, but would mean a lot to the child who will receive your message. if you are unsure what to write on the card, please check their blogpost about what to say and not to say HERE.

Have a nice weekend everyone!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Welcome 2012! plus a few postcards

here's to start of 2012 with a couple of postcards received from direct swaps

from Sergey of Russia, with father christmas making toys for the children
From Col. Ahkil of India, a photo of the Brahma Temple in Pushkar