31/12/2011

日本 - Japan

Konnichiwa,
There are a lof of summing-ups of the year on the blogs nowadays. I won't do that - I will reminisce about my biggest adventure of 2011.
Once upon a time head master of local community centre came to my school and offered a one-way exchange - willing students could host girls from Japanese choir from Nagoya which came to Poland for a few concerts. It was planned for the end of the March.
I've decided to host two girls: Miyu and Chihiro.

On one of the concerts they were singing in the tradidtional clothing called yukata:


That picture was taken during the concert in the church on the last day of their stay in my town:


They also brought some gifts for me and my family - you can see some of them:


But also they gave us some Japanese snacks:


My parents had a lof of fun with them too. My parents became Japanese girls' parents for those 4 days. It's a custom that when the Japanese go to foreign house, friends' parents become their parents - so Miyu and Chihiro used to call my parents "mum" and "dad" which created very positive and familiar atmosphere! :)

Moreover, they have inspired me to choosing the studies. I've spent great time with them, learned some interesting things about they culture and customs. I'd like to study English with Japanese at the university next year because of my Japanese guests :) 

I wish you a lof of inspiration and creativity in the New Year! :)
Good luck,
Karolina :)

15/12/2011

Filipino

Hey,
Today I'm going to show you some postcard I got from my good friend who lives in Philippines :)
Thank you Phines for all of these postcards - they are really amazing :)
The first one shows one of the biggest islands of Philippines - Luzon:


I got the second one in October for my birthday:


My friend has also sent me a key ring with Jeepney as a birthday gift. I'll attach it to key of my car when I have one in the future :D


The third postcard which was bought in Hong Kong shows a quote from Forest Gump:


And the last one which I got on Tuesday is a card for Christmas! :)


I must add something more :D I'd like to show you stamps I got on one of the postcards:
Yes, it's cute Finding Nemo! :D


If you like to eat, you can check that out - a picture about Filipino cuisine ^^

Greetings, Karolina :)

11/12/2011

Dresden, Saxony, Germany

Hello,
I went with my friend - Meg for one-day trip to Dresden yesterday which I'd like to show you from now :)
Our main goal was to visit one of the Christmas markets which takes place there. But also we did some sightseeing! :)
We started from Theaterplatz. We saw Semperoper:


Then we went to see Zwinger:





We also saw Residenzschloss in Dresden:





 While strolling on Brühl's Terrace I saw on the wall of Albertinum that painting and I'm wondering now who's that:

At Innere Altstadt we saw Kunstakademie's roof which resembles lemon squeezer :D
 

Here you can see Frauenkiche:



Finally, we went for Striezelmarkt where we saw a lot of wooden toys, food and beverages. We also bought an apple in red syrup, some Gluhwein and a cake:





While going back to coach I tried to took some night photos but my camera has dissatisfied me :D



That's all for today! I enjoyed the trip very much! :D
In the next post I'll upload postcards I bought in Dresden! :)
Greetings, Karolina :)

04/12/2011

Dragon

Hello,
Today I'd like to tell you about an action I have joined. I've read on Postcrossing's blog about Singapore Philatelic Museum's request. They are asking people around the world to send them a postcard with dragon. According to Chinese calendar 2012 year it's year of dragon.
I've sent a postcard to them. Here you can see it:
I think Smok Wawelski is the most famous dragon in Poland.
If you want to join that action, here you can read more.

Greetings, Karolina :)

31/10/2011

American dream

Hi everyone,
Today I got via Postcrossing a lovely map card of state Wisconsin placed in the USA which I'm going to show you:

Wisconsin

Taking advantage of the occasion I'll show you other postcards I got from the USA via Postcrossing.
A postcard from Ohio was my second one I got via Postcrossing:

Ohio


This one is from The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York. In that place there are gathered many interesting objects connected with baseball:

Cooperstown

And the last one for today is a postcard from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania which shows The Liberty Bell - an icon of American Independence:

Philadelphia

That's all for today!
Greetings,
Karolina

09/10/2011

Postcrossing

Hello,
I'd like to show you today the first postcard which I got via Postcrossing. It came from Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Oh, I should mention to you that I've got over 350 postcards (which come not only from Postcrossing - by Postcrossing I got about 15 postcards yet) from 26 different countries on 4 continents. :D
Postcrossing's goal is an exchange of postcards with people around the world. Moreover, you don't know which place you will get postcard from. This project is connected with fun and surprises! :D

Rotterdam


Greetings,
Karolina :)