Signed, Sealed and on Its Way

This week’s outgoing mail consisted of:

Parcels!

Fujairah-20130625-00660This is a resend to Hilary in Alberta, Canada for Swap-Bot’s Paper Goods swap  back in April as she didn’t get the first one I sent her.  I wonder which postal service is to blame???

Fujairah-20130626-00667  I joined another package swap re: Swap-Bot’s Blind Surprise swap. This one is on its way to Philippa in Australia. Hope she gets it fast and it won’t get lost. Fingers crossed.

And Postcards!

Out6The card above shows sketches of how the New Souk in Sharjah looks like as well as the Waterfront view near it.  This card is on its way to Karolina in Poland, for a direct swap.

Out7This next card shows the Dubai Metro train which most people use to commute once they are in Dubai.  It is on its way to Sanna in Finland for Swap-Bot’s A Postcard from Your Town #7 swap.

Out8And for the last journeying postcard of the week is from the Philippines featuring the famed Pagsanjan Falls.  I chose this to send to Alya, an avid postcrosser.

Happy mailbox to everyone!

Happy Birthday, Labs!

Today marks the birthday of my husband of 9 years, Emerald.  And this will also be the first time after 28 days we shall see each other face to face.  Imagine that.  Hehe.

We had to make do with Skype-ing daily (overcoming bad internet connection on his part)…

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But the best part of it all, we tried our hardest.

So, to the main man in my life, I wish you a very HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!  

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(After church worship service.  I just had to post a photo of him with me at his side. Lol.)

May we continue to share the ‘dream’ and reach for it against all odds.  I love you very much.  My wish is for you to be happy and healthy always.  Can’t wait to see your smile as you open your gifts.

See you later, mahal ko.  (Opo, dala dala ko ang cake mo.)

Super Moon in our Part of the World

The June 23rd super moon (full moon that is the closest ever to the earth in terms of kilometres for this year) has been anticipated in all the world.  Unfortunately, I was not able to witness it first hand as I was snoring my tiredness away last night.  And to think I even marked it red on my notebook of ‘to-dos’.  Tsk Tsk.  Luckily, my brother-in-law is a photography enthusiast and he got a good picture of the super moon from our part of the world.  That is, the United Arab Emirates.  And I am sharing it to you all. ^_^

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Pretty great, right?  How about you?  Were you able to enjoy the full moon?

[Photo courtesy of Kalif.  Shared with permission.]

I Sorely Miss the Beach

Lately, Sao Paolo has been making the rounds in the news.  What with the ongoing protests and demonstrations the government wants curbed.  Although a debater in college, I’m never one to indulge picking sides and fighting them over with someone.  Guess, it has to do with my tendency to lose my temper so easily if the other person do not see my point.  Just ask my husband.  Hahaha.

Anyway, I thought of treating the readers with something positive amidst all these problems.  So, here is a postcard from a direct swapper in Brazil, Renan.  It shows an aerial view of Praia Do Félix in Ubatuba, Sao Paolo.

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Pretty amazing view, eh?  My home country has several beautiful beaches similar to this one which makes me homesick looking at this postcard.  At this time of year, I would be preparing for several summer outings to the beach back home.  Unfortunately, I have to stay put and work in this beautiful land of desert and sand.  Not complaining.  But I’m promising myself to always use my annual leave and go somewhere with beautiful sea and sand to relax and unwind.  Next year.

So, I hope I helped you have good thoughts today, dear readers.  Have a great weekend!

From U.A.E. with Love

Outgoing mail for this week consists of…

Postcards!

This card features the Burj Al Arab (tallest hotel in the world) at dusk and it is on its way to Emma in the U.K. for Swap-Bot’s Little Things…PC Swap #9.

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This next postcard shows multi-views of places in the emirate of Sharjah (1-Khaled Lake, 2-American University in Sharjah, 3-Kasba Channel).  And is journeying to Sarah in New York for Swap-Bot’s Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow PC Swap #5.

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For a direct swap with a postcrosser in Ukraine, Irina, I am sending her this postcard of The Jumeirah Mosque in Dubai.  Mosques in every corner of any emirate here in the U.A.E. is a common sight for everyone.

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And last but not the least, this postcard featuring downtown Dubai for an avid postcrosser Jeanette in the Netherlands.

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I hope everyone likes the cards I chose to send them. ^_^