Sunday, September 29, 2013

Don't Kick Me!

Sender: Marjit
It's kick off time but "Yowl! Don't kick me!" ~ the cat seems to shriek!

Mind The Gap! Mind The Gap!

Sender: darkpunkangel ~ ~ (whoa! cool username that!)

How To Be British No. 19
Survival English, Lesson Thirteen
"Mind The Gap!"

I love this card as it triggered memories of my youth! I remember being uber stupid in the tube when I was in my teens, mimicking to my pals that "mind the gap" voice recording broadcasted on certain London Underground platforms. The other is the “stand clear of the doors please” recording. 

Oof. I was so silly those days. I assure you, now that I am all grown up and a "powderful" lady somewhat,  I am not like that anymore....(Hahahahahahahahaha!)

The Wizard of Oz

Sender: Amelie

I've read this book as a child and watched the movie versions acted by Judy Garland and another by Michael Jackson. I think the book cover depicted the Wicked Witch of the East being killed when Dorothy's house fell on her. Quite gory really...

Reading In Motion

Sender: Ellen
Illustrator: Rotraut Susanne Berner

Are the woman and her pet cat exercising?

Kristin Scott Thomas

Sender: Reggikko
Kristin Scott Thomas, British actress

Reggikko sent me this card to represent the alphabet 'K'/'Kohl' in an Alphabet RR group. I have seen some of Kristin's movies but not anything recent:- 

Four Weddings and a Funeral
The Horse Whisperer
Random Hearts 
Gosford Park
Life as a House

I guess it's time for me to check out her new movies. Love her British accent but I understand that she is also fluent in French. So.....C'est bien!

Le Train Bleu

Sender: Monkeyflower
Le Train Blue at Bloomingdale's, New York City
A nostalgic recreation of a luxury French Railroad Dining Car

I read that the Original “Le Train Bleu” was a luxury French night express train which carried wealthy and famous passengers between Calais and the French Riviera from 1922 until 1938. Yup, I can imagine the bejewelled rich people using the train/dining car. I wonder if this restaurant is also for the wealthy and famous? 

I used to travel by train a lot (over 300km one way) to school and back during my school years. In those days, air travel was a luxury. So the majority of us schoolgirls used the train as the main form of transportation. But our train's "dining car" (cough!) couldn't even compare to this one (cough! cough!) even if it is a recreation :-D

Friday, September 27, 2013

Life Is A Canvas

Sender: Celine

Just like an artist uses colour to make his painting beautiful, on the canvas of our life, we should throw all the beautiful colours that we can to make our lives as colourful as possible!

Ron Weasley

Sender: Danielle
Ronald "Ron" Weasley

"What's that?" said Ron, pointing at a large dish of some sort of shellfish stew that stood beside a large steak-and-kidney pudding. 
"Bouillabaisse," said Hermione. 
"Bless you," said Ron.

Ron always make me laugh. I like him and his twin brothers Fred & George :-)

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Kisses And Hugs

Sender: Hanna
"Kisses and Hugs" written in both Finnish and Swedish.

Hanna mentions that Swedish is spoken by a minority of Finnish people who mainly lives on the west and south coast. I never knew this before, as I thought only Finnish language is spoken in Finland. Isn't Swedish totally different and distinct from Finnish language? Anyhow, being bilingual or multilingual is totally cool to me. TQ Hanna! 

Kyo-Maiko Girl and Kinkakuji Temple

Sender: Ichigo
Kyo-Maiko girl and snow view of Kinkakuji Temple, Kyoto

Maiko is a 15 to 20 year-old student training become a Geisha in Kyoto. They learn to sing, dance and play Japanese traditional instruments in front of visitors during their feasts.

Kinkakuji (Golden Pavilion) is a Zen Temple in northern Kyoto whose top two floors are completely covered in gold leaf.

Pack Me In Your Luggage

Sender: Veronika
I think this card is by Natasha correct me if I am wrong. Her cards are heartwarming and very cute. I have entitled this one "Pack Me In Your Luggage" as the girl is in the bag all dressed for travelling in the cold snowy winter.

This Is All For You

Sender: Anna
"This is all for you"

According to Anna, that was the meaning of the written words on the card. TQ Anna, the little girl is very sweet and I would gladly receive that bouquet of flowers from her! :-)

The Deathly Hallows (Part 2)

Sender: Michiko

Harry, Ron and Hermione set out on their perilous mission to track down and destroy the secret to Voldemort’s immortality

Hooray for this postcard of "The Deathly Hallows - Part 2" poster! 

I had to wait in the queue for the book once it was released...and then I had to wait for the first part of the movie to be released (which I did get to watch)...and then I had to wait for the second part to be released (which I did get to watch also). So all in all for me, "The Deathly Hallows" was a lot to do with waiting! :-D