Thursday, 22 May 2014

Collectible: Coins Collection(Japan-Indonesia-China-Thailand)

Thursday, 22 May 2014
my 2012-2013 collection

Since I was little(around 7 years old), I've been collecting lot of collectible items such as stamps, coins(Malaysia 1 cent coins; no longer used nowadays), prepaid top-up cards, keychains and etc. I do not have a special storage for these items, I just put them in a small box and keep them safely inside the cabinet. Basically, I love keeping the Malaysian 1 cent coins because of the bronze color. For some people, they think it doesn't have value and they don't wanna keep them inside their purse/wallet(when it was still been used). I don't have much foreign coins excepts those that I got from friends or I just randomly found them. 

Starting from 2012 until 2013, I went to Japan, Indonesia, Singapore and Thailand, this became my turning point when my hobbies of collecting items blossom again. Yeay!! 

Couchsurfing: The Hotspot for Travellers

Haven't you heard about Couchsurfing? I first heard about this website when my friends from Indonesia visited 5 ASEAN countries without paying a single cents for accommodation. If you read more on their website, it says:

Couchsurfing is a service that connects members to a global community of travelers. Use Couchsurfing to find a place to stay or share your home and hometown with travelers. Couchsurfers organize regular events in 100,000 cities around the world. There’s always something to do and new friends to meet.

Monday, 12 May 2014

Postcrossing: Random Stamps From Random Countries

Monday, 12 May 2014
Postcrossing had opened my eyes about other countries's culture. Through a stamp, I can learn lot of things about that country, the languages, the alphabets, famous places and etc. So, I wanna share some of stamps that paste on the postcard that I got from rare countries which  I only got one from each countries.

From Tysian, Belarus(BY-1235038)

Virtual Friends Real Happiness

There is no doubt that internet is a medium that connecting people all over the world but as we can see, not all the things on internet will turn good. Personally, I think it depends on how you use and control it. Internet has been my virtual platform to express my opinion, collecting the information and also making lot of friends without judging their visual appearances. 

Last year, I accidentally  visited for buying some postcards for my Japanese coordinator, host family and facilitators, unnoticed  it had turned myself to be one of the regular(addicted) visitors.  There, I virtually chatting with other visitors. Some of them always keep me smiling with their words and also with their letters full of happiness. We exchanging our home address and sending each other some collectible items especially postcards. :)

collection of the giveaways I got from Sis Em

Thursday, 8 May 2014

Postcrossing: Stamps Collection(Germany Edition Part1)

Thursday, 8 May 2014
There is no doubt that Germany has lot of Postcrossers. Even my first postcard was sent to Germany :), so, here we go, the first part of stamps collection from this country. There's not much but worth to share, I guess. Do you know the postage rate of postcard sent from Germany to other countries? In Malaysia, all postcard send to other countries is only 50 cents while for local is only 30 cents.

From Uta(DE-2919808)

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Travelog: A Large Buddha Statue in HatYai

Wednesday, 7 May 2014
one of the big statue in HatYai

At first, when we encountered this temple, I was afraid to go in because we might disturbing the area or maybe we might accidentally do something forbidden inside that temple. Different to my friend, she keeps saying, "that's okay, we didn't do anything wrong, we will just take some photos", but still I feel unsecure. Then, fortunately we saw a van arrived and parking inside the temple. So, we asked him whether we can go inside and take some photos. He told us, he is not an employee, he's just a visitor and he asked us to ask people inside. So, we decided to find someone and luckily we found a group of monks sitting on the benches near the main entrance. We asked for the permission and they said, we can take photos as much as we want. :)

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Worldwide Giveaways: Mails are on their way

Tuesday, 6 May 2014
Mails to Mutiara, Sarah, Martiina and Phoenix, and postcard to Jabi

Here we go, all the giveaways are currently travelling to their respective winners. I hope all these mails will arrive safely. Thank you for participating guys!! :)
Don't forget to tell me once you receive them..

Monday, 5 May 2014

Pos Malaysia: The frustration that cannot be uttered by words

Monday, 5 May 2014
At their website, it written that "Pos Malaysia’s 5 Business Clusters, aimed to provide quality, reliable, timely and innovative solutions to our customers"

I am not sure whether some of you ever experience the frustration when dealing with post office in your respective country. Honestly, I am too lazy to write about this topic but I can't hold the frustration anymore. Sending and receiving mails are something that make me excited and happy at the same time but what happened when the mails were "missing in action", lost, took more than 3 months to receive(for domestic mails only), missing items and etc? Won't you feel angry at all?

That's what happened to me lately. Since, I participating Postcrossing, almost every week I will go to post office to send my mails and almost every month I will receive mails either from local or overseas. The frustration started when;

Thursday, 1 May 2014

[Travelog] A Story of Sadako Sasaki

Thursday, 1 May 2014

The book "Paper Crane Journey" in English and a remake by Fauzia from Pakistan

During WWI until WWII, Hiroshima was the focal point of military activities but everything change after the atomic bomb was dropped by the U.S army in 1945 which caused major destruction. Many local residents died and the rest of them suffering from the effect of the radiation.

If you travel, study or live in Hiroshima, you will be told about this story over and over again but honestly I never feel bored listening to them. During my stay, I regularly went to Peace Memorial Park at least 3 times in a week. The place will be always crowded with local people, high school students and tourist. 
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