Crashes are way too common on the big hill between Patong and Kathu on the west side of Phuket. Usually, you just hear about these accidents when a tour bus goes off the road. It seems like that the drivers run away from the crash scene every time this happens. They are still searching for … Continue reading Postal Crash
Month: November 2013
Muang Phuket Local Post: New Issue — Kennedy Assassination 50th Anniversary, 22 November 2013
Muang Phuket Local Post (MPLP) announces the release of a new artistamp commemorating the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination in Dallas, Texas. This single 50-satang stamp is the second in MPLP's 'Americana Series' which began with the Gettysburg Address stamp issued on Tuesday (19 November). It has been printed in imperforate sheets … Continue reading Muang Phuket Local Post: New Issue — Kennedy Assassination 50th Anniversary, 22 November 2013
The Gettysburg Address, 1863-2013
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania November 19, 1863 Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation or any nation so conceived and so … Continue reading The Gettysburg Address, 1863-2013
Postmarks from the North Pole
One of the more popular stamp collecting themes is that of Christmas. If I recall correctly, the very first stamp marking the holiday was issued back in 1898 by Canada. Each year, hundreds more are released by numerous countries with a dozen by the United States just this year. I particularly like the pictured Gingerbread … Continue reading Postmarks from the North Pole
I am a person of many interests and I belueve that my writings on Asian Meanderings, and elsewhere, reflects that. Lately, the focus on this blog has been on stamps and postcards with a few of our local Phuket festivals and activities sprinkled in. But I am also a teacher of English as a Foreign … Continue reading English Camp!!
Muang Phuket Local Post: New Issue — The Gettysburg Address 150th Anniversary, 19 November
Tuesday, 19 November 2013 is the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, Abraham Lincoln's famous two-minute speech given at the dedication of the National Cemetery at the famous Pennsylvania battlefield. Muang Phuket Local Post (MPLP) will join in this commemoration by issuing a single 25-satang artistamp, imperforate and ungummed, in sheets of fifteen (three rows … Continue reading Muang Phuket Local Post: New Issue — The Gettysburg Address 150th Anniversary, 19 November
Happy Loy Krathong
Today is Loy Krathong, perhaps the most coqlorful of all the traditional Thai festivals. I have always enjoyed making the krathong (literally, "floating decorations") with my students and then setting them adrift in the evening. It really is beautiful to see all of the floating banana-tree rounds decorated with banana leaves, flowers and lit candles … Continue reading Happy Loy Krathong
Postcrossing: Received Card #14
I haven't been spending much time on my stamps or postcards recently. With the end of the long rainy season, November has been a real scorcher; hot and humid is not good philatelic weather! I have also been very busy teaching -- I now have at least one two-hour lesson each and every day of … Continue reading Postcrossing: Received Card #14
Veterans Day: A Personal View and My “American” Month
Today we celebrate the American holiday of Veterans Day, established back in 1919 to honor those brave men (and, later, women) who have served in our armed forces. It's one of one of the handful of days each year that I feel especially proud of my American heritage (one of the others -- Memorial Day … Continue reading Veterans Day: A Personal View and My “American” Month
Postcrossing: Received Card #13 + Sent Cards #9 and 10!
My incoming mail has returned to nothingness as it's been a couple of weeks since anything at all has arrived, the most recent of which was the postcard from China detailed below. Several items of mail I've sent also seems to have gone astray; a long letter I sent my sister in Kansas two months … Continue reading Postcrossing: Received Card #13 + Sent Cards #9 and 10!