Love Month 2018 Swap Received Cards

I really love postcards!  Mint ones and written and stamped ones.  After the Christmas 2017 swap, I then organized the Valentine’s 2018 Swap.

The group was not as big as the Christmas swap because I limit it to 15 participants para isang group lang.  So the following cards are the ones I received for the Love Season 2018.

— A nice card from Sir Wilz! —

— A heart drawn in the sand. so cute, lovely, and kind of romantic. Sent all the way from New York! —

–A card showing an area an hour away from Loma Linda, the home place of Ate Joy! Thank you,
Ate Joy for this card! —

— A personal design of sis Quelynn really intended for the Valentines 2018 swap event. —

— Another cute card from Yvi! I love the back part because it was decorated with a gold tape. Lovely!

— YOU from Jennifer Chan.
I love this because YOU reminds me of many songs:

YOU are the one who makes me happy when everything else turns to gray…
YOU are the song playing so softly in my heart…
YOU are my sunshine…

–A valentine greetings from Sis Willa all the way from USA! —

–Sakura love from Japan! Reminds me of spring.  Thank you sis, Clang!

–Flower love from Lance! The flower is pretty but marred by that ink stamped huhuhu —

–A quote postcard sent all the way from Hong Kong! Thank you, Joy Lim! —

–This sweet card is from Joy Camato. The candy makes it soooo sweet! —

–A love quote card from Sandra! So beautiful! The verse in the front is one of my favorite texts —

–A dreamy view of the Eifel Tower in Paris. Thank you Abegail! —

–A quote card from Maricel. Mailed from the Philippines because she was home during the swap time 🙂

–A cute illustrated card from Sundae Domingo. Dreamy scene. —

I know another swap call will be made later this month for the Easter time. 🙂

I am really happy to receive these cards. Thank you each one who has joined the Valentine’s 2018 swap.

Christmas 2017 Swap Postcards Received

For several December now, I have been joining Christmas swap.   I was the one who organized the swap in 2016 as well as this year.  As of this making, I can sense that 2016 swap is 90% success compared to the December 2015 swap.

I am posting this so you can have a glimpse of all the cards I received for December 2016,


1. Thank you Jennifer Chan for this church decoration card.


2. This yummy sweet card is sent all the way from Loma Linda, California.  Thank you Ate Joy!



3.  This one is so Christmas!  I love it!  Thank you Sandra Regino!


4. An interesting one for the season.  Thank you Edcel for this.


5.  It’s Christmas but this card was a unique one for the season.  I have this kind of card but different types of dancers. 🙂  Thank you JC!


6.  This is so cute and lovely for the season!  Thank you, Mitch!


7.  This beautiful sunset card was sent all the way from Japan.  Thank you so much, Sis Clang!  This came with cute stamps.


8.  A lovely card all the way from Australia.  A perfect picture for the season.  Thank you, Cindy!


9.  This card is from Elaine and she mentioned that this card was made by her students at Wordlab school.


10.  A card from North Pole! Yay!  Thank you Michelle Mullins for this pretty card from winter wonderland!


11.  This card is really new to me and I like it!  I wish there’s more like this available in Philippine stores.  I love the word “Kumusta from the Philippines” on it.  Then you, Yen for choosing this one for me.


12.  Turtle card! Love love this.  This is from sis Vix.  Thank you so much!


13.  This nature card is from Jay Valmonte all the way from Cagayan de Oro.  The city next to us going north. 🙂  Thanks, Jay!


14.   This Christmas card is from Tatit. Cute and pretty.  Thank you, Tatit!


15. Another lovely postcard with an inspiring words – sent by Anthony.  Thank you!


Thank you everyone for a wonderful Christmas swap.  Until the next swap!

Postcrossing | Chinese Architecture

This straight inclined roofs are commonly seen in “old dwellings” in China. I say old because in urban places, old dwellings were converted into places of tall buildings to accommodate the population. But still when you see one of these, you can still feel the wamth of traditional dwellings.



The greetings read:

Hi! Nice to meet you! I’m from Zhejiang, China. And I believe in the word of the fate. So I am very glad that I can write you. 🙂 (with smiley) Happy Postcossing! — Dayue / October 31, 2017

So this card has been mailed quite a long time already and I received it just few days ago. Quite a long time, but I am glad it has arrived.

The stamp used is a building with the Great Wall at the background. I still I cannot decide if this is a definitive stamp or a commemorative one.


Postcrossing | Sushi House of Cat

This is one of the first cards I received from China this year 2018.  But in reality, this card will still be included in the 2017 card received census since this was sent in 2017.

It’s a Japanese inspired designed cat. I love cats so I love this card.


The greetings read:

Greetings from China! This is a cute cat. And I hope you love it! Happy Postcrossing! All Happy — Songzhe

The stamps used are also cute. I like the warmness exude by its color.


Manila Sunset

Manila sunset is one of the famous view in the Philippines anyone could capture in a camera or video.  That’s my opinion and I am sure many would agree with me.

In the many times I’ve been in Manila including the almost one year stay in Pasay, I never had the chance to go to Roxas Boulevard to take a photo of that beautiful sunset. There are many shots of it across the world wide web so it is my long time wish that one day, I will have the chance to capture it.

The chance came – February 2, 2014.

It was not included in the list of things to do during our Postcrossing – Philippines meet-up, but when walked out of The Hub to the statue of Rizal, the sun rays was ablaze. It was so near us – it promises a wonderful view of sunset, so we decided to go to the bayside  to watch sun go down over Manila Bay. So, allow me to share some shots =)

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This was my first shot. I then knew that my phone cannot capture the beauty that my eyes have behold. But then anyways, I only have my phone to take pictures.

Enjoy more shots:

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Here I am trying to get a zoom photo. I can’t zoom more because the result would be a pixelated one.

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I have more in my file but let me just share these four.

I am glad we decided to watch the sun go down. Thanks to my companions: Sis Willa, Raine, and Joelle (new friend) — friends who just not love sunset but also postcards, stamps, and stickers. lol! Rence and Philip were with us in the meet-up but they got an appointment somewhere in Cubao so they missed the sunset that day.

Now I decided that my phone – Samsung Galaxy Win is just a fine phone. lol! I thought it is equivalent to a 3310 when it comes to modern era Samsung phones. ^&^

Trial Shots

I can now click again!

I got my new camera the other day. It was a 24 hours transaction with this guy – . I was so happy of the smooth and successful transaction.

After the battery was charge, i took out my unscanned postcrossing postcards and have a shoot at them. So here they are:


The Altai Mountains

Bad Marienberg, Westwerwald


Suspending Temple, Shanxi
P.R. China

St. Petersburg

San Prieto, Rome



More postcards later.

These postcards are all sent by postcrossers.