Thursday, February 16, 2012

Activity Resume


Finally i started back my lovely activity - postcrosing. Writing a postcard to a random person throughout the world.

I choose lots of new design of the Petronas Twin Tower. Once the tallest building in the world from 1998-2004.

Hope they like the design. At the same time, I'm waiting my random postcard too..HAPPY!!!

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

I Need Stamp

Hello Tuesday!

The only thing that i planned during lunch break yesterday was to find the nearest post office. Unless he or she who sitting next to my workstation had kept a few stamps in their wallet. (Do they?)

Suddenly an urgent call comes in the morning where by hook or by cook i need to submit the task before lunch. Alas, no lunch at all. I have to drag until 1:30 pm and just having a lite lunch at office pantry.

Its a rare for me to not having extra stamps. The truth is that i used it for my wedding invitation..the very last minute guest added in my list that i had no choice other than grab whatever sources of stamp:-)

Hope to get it by today but... It does not happened and today i'm facing a massive traffic jam.

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Monday, February 13, 2012

What is Philately?

I just notice that my national postal service website POS MALAYSIA had published a lots of information other than their services which i think worth to share ~ about PHILATELY.

Philately can be described as the collecting and arranging of postal material i.e. postage stamps, postal routes, letters, covers and other material. This collection, be it stamps, covers etc. are usually documented to trace major historical events and other events.

It cannot be established when philately first started as a hobby as there is no known documentation. However, it can be ascertained that philately only started after the introduction of the postage stamp in 1840.
Collection of stamps adapted an approach with the introduction of stamps album. The first album was produced in England in 1852. Thus, when more postage stamps became available, the hobby of collecting stamps became quite common. More people began to take an interest in stamp collecting and philately began to develop. Many serious collectors emerged and one of the world's largest and oldest stamp collections is owned by the Queen of England. DYTM Raja Muda of Selangor is also reputed to have a good collection.

The word "philately" is said to have been coined in France in 1864 by Georges Herpin. It is from two Greek words: "philos" meaning loving and "llateleiall" meaning free of payment. Originally philately was more confined to the study of labels, representing payment for postal services. From here its area was widened to include the study of the systematic collection of postage stamps, postcards, postal covers, postmarks and other postal material.

Above description was taken from this website. By above definition, shall i consider myself as philatelist?

Saturday, February 11, 2012

2012 Still Fresh


It's now towards the middle of February 2012 and i think its not too late for me to wish "HAPPY NEW YEAR!!".

Yes, i admit that i set-up a new resolution for this POSTCARD blog long time ago. However i have to admit again that i am the one who keep on delaying to press the launching button. I consider this a my pet project of the year~hopefully.

This month i bought an air ticket to ____ (you may guess). I am so excited to be there. Looking at new country as well as postcard hunting.

See you again!!

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