Saturday, October 31, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Date of Issue: May 15, 2009
Last Day of Sale: May 14, 2010
Size of Stamps: 30mm x 40mm
Sheet Composition: 50 (5x10)
Printing Process: Litho Offset (4 colors)
Paper: Imported Unwatermarked
Printer: Amstar Company, Inc.
Designer: Jesus Alfredo D. Delos Santos
Graphic Designer: Angelica Joy B. Mestizo
Friday, October 23, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Janice Benolerao, Richard Guimbarda, Edwin Uy, Eyan Yu, Janus Bariñan and Elbert Montuno arrived on time at 2:00 PM at the 2/F of McDonald's Jones.
Aside from the usual philatelic sharing of ideas, the exhibition guidelines and entry forms for the December 2009 Cebu StampShow 2009 Philatelic Competition were distributed and explained to everyone. A brief lecture on how to create an exhibit entry was conducted.
Reina Tugot's cash donation for the new exhibition frames and stands was acknowledged and these will be patterned from those used in international competitions. My personal thanks again to Reina.
The awarding of winners and the distribution of the Certificate of Participation will be held a day after the opening ceremony and coincides with the club's 2009 Christmas Party at the Fisherman's Net Restaurant.
New Cebu Stamp Club members for the month were also acknowledged. The club welcomes Anthony Emit of Cebu City and Henry Chua of Metro Manila. Henry is popularly known in Ebay as Stamp Addict. Check out Henry's auction page in Ebay for those stamps you are missing.
Saturday, October 17, 2009
- Philippine Che Yong Cua & Chua Family Association, 100 years (July 15)
- Pheepoy, Philpost Mascot (July 27)
- Knights of Columbus Fraternal Association of the Philippines, Inc., Golden Jubilee (July 31)
- Philippines-Brunei Agricultural Cooperation (August 3)
- Philippines-Singapore 40 Years of Dipolomatic Relations (August 28)
- Baguio Centennial (September 1)
- President Cory Aquino (September 8)
- President Cory Aquino re-issue (September 18)
- International Year of Natural Fibers (September 10)
- Deep Sea Lobsters of the Philippines (September 30)
Friday, October 16, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
A few days ago, an interesting video was taken showing a halo of clouds over Moscow. Some say it is a UFO, some say that it is just a digital illusion while others say it is similar to a scene in the movie Independence Day where a giant spaceship hovers above the Earth.
Now, meteorologists say it isn't a digital effect nor a UFO. Officials from Moscow's weather department say that it is an optical illusion. They claim that "..several fronts have been passing through Moscow recently, there was an intrusion of the Arctic air too, the sun was shining from the west — this is how the effect was produced."
I don't believe in UFO's but this illusion really rocks. Click here to see the video.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
Known as the "Father of the Mystery Novel" and one of America's most famous poets and fiction writers, He died poor in October 1849 at the age of 40.
Read more from an ABS-CBN News feature.
Edgar Allan Poe was immortalized on American stamps on January 16, 2009 to commemorate his 200th birth anniversary.
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Friday, October 9, 2009
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Cristeta Pasia Comerford is US President Barack Obama's Executive Chef. The first woman, the first minority, and the first Filipino to hold that position.
Comerford grew up in Sampaloc, Manila and took up Food Technology at the University of the Philippines-Dilliman. Her studies in U.P. was cut short after her brother's petition for her to go to the US was approved.
In the US, she managed to work as a chef in Chicago's Sheraton and Hyatt Regency Hotels. She later worked at the Le Grande Bistro at the Westin Hotel and at the Ana Hotel's The Colonnade.
She was hired as assistant chef in 1995 by White House executive chef Walter Scheib. After Scheib's resignation in 2005, First Lady Laura Bush took her in as his replacement.
When President Barack Obama became president, Comerford retained her position as White House Executive Chef.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Scientists who have tested it in 1988 by using the Carbon Dating method say that it dates back around 1260-1390 but believers dispute their findings. One thing that baffled scientists was how the image was left on the cloth.
Just lately, an Italian scientist claims he has reproduced the Shroud. Click here to follow how he did it.
Monday, October 5, 2009
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Friday, October 2, 2009
Thursday, October 1, 2009
The background is from a scene in Star Wars Episode IV that I photoshopped and printed.