On Gifts, Pressies, Postcard And Souvenirs

Posted by : foongpc | Friday, October 22, 2010 | Published in

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Do you know that being a blogger has its perks? One of them is receiving gifts, presents, prizes and souvenirs from fellow bloggers! And that's exactly what I got for the past few months!

First, there was that nice little postcard from Ayie in the USA.



It's a greeting from her baby Jariel at 3 and a half months! Look how cute he is!! Oh no!! He called me Uncle!! That sounds so old!! Call me Brother next time, yes? Haha! Thanks Ayie for this wonderful souvenir! Please send me another one soon : )

Next, my good blogger friend Merryn gave me this wonderful gift in conjunction with Mooncake Festival last month.



It was a panda lantern made from ice cream sticks! How creative! Look! There's even a candle inside!



Thanks Merryn for this nice panda lantern. I love it! By the way, for those of you who are interested in all these arty hand crafts, do check out her Crafty Crafted site!

Last month, I also met up with blogger SK who is now well known for spamming comments on my blog and a number of other blogs too. Well, keep them coming SK - I love your spams! LOL!

The reason I met up with SK was to pass him his prize which he won from a contest in my blog and also to collect my prize which I won from his blog! Imagine that! Haha!

What did I win? A second-hand book called "The Lovely Bones" by Alice Sebold.



OK, if you want to read what he wrote in that postcard, let me magnify it for you. Guess what? He addressed me as Panda Foong - that's nice! Haha!



Excuse me, SK but I did not win this book by accident! I won it by sheer hard work and sweat! I won it because I left the most number of comments on your blog post and you can't blame me if nobody was as hard working as me! Perhaps the second-hand book was not enticing enough for them. Next time, offer a brand new, expensive book as prize! Haha!!

Anyway, thanks SK for this prize! : )

I have been visiting Lina's blog for quite some time and the amazing thing about her is she goes to Japan for holidays every year! No kidding! Recently, she came back from her Japan holidays and surprised me with a nice souvenir!



Ooh! What a cute letter! I love it! And what is that badge I see? Let me magnify it for you.



It's Mickey Mouse! Cool! Thanks for this wonderful souvenir, Lina!

While Lina went to Japan, another good blogger friend of mine went to London for her holidays. Wow! I have so many rich blogger friends! And I can only afford to go China, Bali and Cambodia. *sob*

Anyway, this blogger friend is none other than Mariuca! She had a contest in her blog asking her readers where she went for her holidays and I was among the first three who guessed correctly! Yay!!

And so this was what I won.



The packaging was so nice I was a little reluctant to open it. But opened it I did!



Now ain't that cute! A nice souvenir all the way from England! Although I would have preferred a panda bear, but how would you find a panda bear in England right? Haha!

This bear is so adorable, don't you think? Love it!!



Thanks for the pressie, Mariuca! Now when is the next contest on your blog? Haha!

I am so grateful to have so many nice blogger friends! And I look forward to receive many more gifts, pressies, postcards and souvenirs in future! Thank you my dear friends!

FIRST COMMENTER

(112) Comments

  1. Monica said...

    morning! :D

    October 22, 2010 at 4:24 AM
  2. Monica said...

    wow so many presents!! oh i haven't received mine from Mariuca yet haha..

    October 22, 2010 at 4:32 AM
  3. Mariuca said...

    Morning PJLT! :D

    October 22, 2010 at 4:40 AM
  4. Mariuca said...

    Wow so many gifts indeed! I have a collection of that Mickey Mouse coin too woo hoo! Now must look for my booklet with all da coins inside!

    October 22, 2010 at 4:42 AM
  5. Mariuca said...

    I told B the next time we go to Japan, not to worry cause enough of shopping edi.. so will only go there to makan2 and take pics.. and of coz must go to Disney again.. abaden!

    October 22, 2010 at 4:44 AM
  6. Mariuca said...

    Congrats on winning my contest Foong and I'm glad to see the gifts reached u safe n sound. Monica's one lambat cause heavier kut? He he!

    October 22, 2010 at 4:44 AM
  7. kyh said...

    i've received a few gifts in the past from bloggers. not so now since my blogging frequency has dropped. what a lazy blogger i am! :P

    October 22, 2010 at 4:59 AM
  8. Cloudia said...

    Congrats Panda!




    Aloha from Hawaii

    Comfort Spiral

    ><}}(°>

    October 22, 2010 at 6:25 AM
  9. fufu said...

    wow nice!!! :)

    October 22, 2010 at 6:57 AM
  10. lina said...

    So many prezzies. Jeles ah. :P

    October 22, 2010 at 8:19 AM
  11. lina said...

    I like the panda lantern the best. :)

    Did you light it during the festival?

    October 22, 2010 at 8:19 AM
  12. lina said...

    How come SK never come and spam my blog?

    I wanna get spammed too! LOL

    October 22, 2010 at 8:26 AM
  13. lina said...

    Foong,
    Who say you are not rich? You went to Guilin, Cambodia and Bali. (Not to mention that holiday in Lake Kenyir and Redang). I only went to Japan! LOL

    October 22, 2010 at 8:46 AM
  14. reanaclaire said...

    yes..blogging is indeed good for us.. actually i m planning a giveaway too.. still thinking of how and what to do it, still have a month more to crack my head about it.... hahaha..

    October 22, 2010 at 8:55 AM
  15. wenn said...

    wow..so many gifts..congrats!

    October 22, 2010 at 9:51 AM
  16. Caroline Ng May Ling said...

    whoaa so many pressies n gifts! :D Lucky panda! hahaha

    October 22, 2010 at 9:56 AM
  17. Caroline Ng May Ling said...

    LOL @ SK's postcard! hahahaha!!

    October 22, 2010 at 9:59 AM
  18. Caroline Ng May Ling said...

    the mickey mouse badge very cute!! :D

    October 22, 2010 at 9:59 AM
  19. Caroline Ng May Ling said...

    whoaa the little bear from Mariuca very cute too!! :D

    October 22, 2010 at 9:59 AM
  20. [SK] said...

    wow, you are so lucky huh?? got so many pressies from fellow bloggers..

    October 22, 2010 at 10:22 AM
  21. [SK] said...

    hehe, i also got that from Ayie!! i just love the way she transform the photo of baby Jariel into a postcard..

    October 22, 2010 at 10:22 AM
  22. [SK] said...

    haha, that panda lantern from Merryn!! i am sure you like it the most right?? cos it has so many pandas~~ :p

    October 22, 2010 at 10:23 AM
  23. [SK] said...

    oh, that Disneyland badge from Lina.. hmmm, that's the Disney-Sea or Disneyland?? japan has the first water theme disney you know that??

    October 22, 2010 at 10:24 AM
  24. [SK] said...

    and i actually like the one from Maurica the most!! wow, all the way from England!! very nice souvenirs..

    October 22, 2010 at 10:25 AM
  25. [SK] said...

    last but not least, back to myself, hehehe!! so have you read the book already??

    October 22, 2010 at 10:25 AM
  26. [SK] said...

    eih, sorry lah, but i've already told everyone that this is a 2nd hand book if you don't mind mah.. so cannot blame me ok??

    October 22, 2010 at 10:26 AM
  27. [SK] said...

    ok ok, then next time i'll give out brand new book lor.. let's see if there's anyone interested to get that or not?? hehe..

    October 22, 2010 at 10:26 AM
  28. [SK] said...

    fuyoh!! i am such a well-known comments spammer hor?? hahahaha, actually i am just one of them lah.. we still have Tekkaus, Carol, bluedreamer, lina, maurica etc etc etc mah.. haha!!

    October 22, 2010 at 10:27 AM
  29. [SK] said...

    and you show everyone what i wrote to you in the postcard!! OMG, i feel so embarrassed leh~~

    October 22, 2010 at 10:27 AM
  30. bluecrystaldude said...

    Hi Foong!

    October 22, 2010 at 10:35 AM
  31. bluecrystaldude said...

    The presents are so beautiful!!! omg. I am green in envy! LOL

    October 22, 2010 at 10:42 AM
  32. bluecrystaldude said...

    Oh and that remind me to update about our meet up! ;)

    October 22, 2010 at 10:46 AM
  33. zafran said...

    I like the panda so much.
    Pakistan flowers

    October 22, 2010 at 2:25 PM
  34. Tekkaus said...

    Yeah! I received quite a lot too these few months. :D

    October 22, 2010 at 2:27 PM
  35. Tekkaus said...

    I have also received one from Ayie! Little J is so cute huh! :D

    October 22, 2010 at 2:28 PM
  36. Tekkaus said...

    Hahahaha :D Panda lantern. Very creative of her huh!

    October 22, 2010 at 2:29 PM
  37. Tekkaus said...

    Yeah! SK spammed by blog a lot too. :D A second hand book? Are you it is not second or third?

    October 22, 2010 at 2:29 PM
  38. Tekkaus said...

    Wow...SK handwriting is very nice,..and look at the foong...so creative. :D

    October 22, 2010 at 2:30 PM
  39. Tekkaus said...

    Sounds like Lina is someone who is very rich who can afford to go to the land of rising sun every year. :D

    October 22, 2010 at 2:31 PM
  40. Tekkaus said...

    Hahaha :D Yeah! A lot of bloggers are rich folks.

    October 22, 2010 at 2:31 PM
  41. Tekkaus said...

    I thing the bear that Mau gave you is really cute ler. If you don't want can give me.

    October 22, 2010 at 2:32 PM
  42. mNhL said...

    Congrats!!

    October 22, 2010 at 3:10 PM
  43. poorprince said...

    its just mean you we're loved by so many

    October 22, 2010 at 3:28 PM
  44. poorprince said...

    your deserve it all nice work foong im sure theres still a lot to come
    keep it up

    October 22, 2010 at 3:29 PM
  45. poorprince said...

    have a great day panda buddy

    October 22, 2010 at 3:30 PM
  46. Instantdocs said...

    The gifts are really wonderful especially the one made with the wooden candy sticks. Congratulation and hope you liked those items.

    October 22, 2010 at 3:33 PM
  47. Merryn said...

    ish... why so many people sayang Panda Foong one??!!

    October 22, 2010 at 5:27 PM
  48. Merryn said...

    now i know how SK's handwriting looks like dy.. must go analyst his character! :P

    October 22, 2010 at 5:29 PM
  49. Merryn said...

    Panda, you did not light that candle ah? aiseh.. very romantic one you know... panda glowing! :D

    October 22, 2010 at 5:30 PM
  50. Maidku said...

    Congrats. I hope you enjoyed all those gifts. The baby in the picture is very cute. If possible have a post on that small cutey. Thanks for sharing all those memories and photos too.

    October 22, 2010 at 5:51 PM
  51. Bananazஇ said...
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    October 22, 2010 at 6:42 PM
  52. Bananazஇ said...

    (^o.o^)
    .( ~ )

    Deleted earlier komen the bear tak jadi hehe..Wow nice presents!

    October 22, 2010 at 6:48 PM
  53. Bengbeng said...

    Panda u amaze with the number of blogger frens u have. :) jeles jeles green with envy at the presents u have received :)

    October 22, 2010 at 6:54 PM
  54. aaronng88 said...

    ahahaha sooo many fans lor =p kekeke~ anyway. That Alice Sebold book is really well written book. it was then made into a movie. But u should definitely give it a read. =) Haha it was my early 2010 starbucks read =)

    let me noe if u like it =)

    October 22, 2010 at 7:01 PM
  55. Twilight said...

    Wah! Wah! Wah! So many gifts!

    October 22, 2010 at 9:32 PM
  56. Twilight said...

    You are sooooooooooooo POPULAR!

    October 22, 2010 at 9:32 PM
  57. Twilight said...

    I agree the lantern looks nice and creative! But did she eat those ice cream first?? LOL

    October 22, 2010 at 9:33 PM
  58. Twilight said...

    I love the Teddy and Soldier! They look like happy toys! Makes FoongPC young at heart!

    October 22, 2010 at 9:34 PM
  59. Twilight said...

    Maybe I should start giving gifts again. I gave a box of imported chocolate once for a quiz.

    October 22, 2010 at 9:35 PM
  60. Mei Teng said...

    Receiving gifts is indeed nice! :)

    October 22, 2010 at 9:36 PM
  61. Life Ramblings said...

    congrats Panda Foong! these are wonderful pressies.

    October 22, 2010 at 10:23 PM
  62. ChrisAu said...

    wow...im sure all these really make your day! :)

    October 22, 2010 at 11:58 PM
  63. Lawstude said...

    so very true. and some of the bloggers i have met have become my close friends up to now :)

    October 23, 2010 at 9:55 AM
  64. Shingo T said...

    Dear Foongpc,
    your present is ready for collection.

    Drop by Singapore the next time and I will pass to you.

    And in case you are wondering what you won....

    YOU WON THE FIRST PRIZE - hugs and smooches from Uncle Shingo!

    You lucky fella!

    October 23, 2010 at 10:37 AM
  65. EastCoastLife said...

    Lovely presents from lovely blogger friends. :)

    October 23, 2010 at 9:16 PM
  66. Ishmael Fischer Ahab said...

    Woooow! Nice gifts you got there eh. I think that Pandas are well loved. Maybe because of their cuteness. ^_^

    You are blessed with good blogger friends.

    October 23, 2010 at 10:08 PM
  67. Che-Cheh said...

    Wah wah wah so nice :)

    October 24, 2010 at 12:02 AM
  68. krizzyla said...

    Hi I just added you in my blogroll hope you can check it out soon. Thanks please add me too.

    October 24, 2010 at 12:56 AM
  69. HappySurfer said...

    Very nice! Congrats!

    October 24, 2010 at 11:28 AM
  70. Ayie said...

    Foong, so old for uncle? Mommy's just 29, how about you? Ifyour age is not too far from mine then I'll feel old if baby J will call you brother! lol

    I got totoro from lina!!!! and I know you like it =P

    cute pressie from marzie =D

    October 24, 2010 at 3:23 PM
  71. foongpc said...

    monica, show me your pressie when you receive it! : )

    October 24, 2010 at 5:55 PM
  72. foongpc said...

    mariuca, are you sure you have enough of shopping in Japan? LOL!

    October 24, 2010 at 6:10 PM
  73. foongpc said...

    kyh, stop being lazy! Haha!

    October 24, 2010 at 6:10 PM
  74. foongpc said...

    cloudia, thanks! : )

    October 24, 2010 at 6:11 PM
  75. foongpc said...

    fufu, nice indeed : )

    October 24, 2010 at 6:17 PM
  76. foongpc said...

    lina, haha! You want to get spammed? Go ask SK!

    LOL! Even though I went to more countries, but mine was kind of backpack holidays : )

    October 24, 2010 at 6:31 PM
  77. foongpc said...

    reanaclaire, oh you are planning a giveaway? Like a contest on your blog? : )

    October 24, 2010 at 6:32 PM
  78. foongpc said...

    wenn, thanks! : )

    October 24, 2010 at 6:33 PM
  79. foongpc said...

    caroline, yes everything is cute! : D

    October 24, 2010 at 6:33 PM
  80. foongpc said...

    SK, yes you are well known comment spammer but I'm still the King of Commenters! LOL!!

    Yes, next time, give out a brand new book please! Haha! : )

    October 24, 2010 at 6:36 PM
  81. foongpc said...

    bluecrystaldude, you are going to blog about our meet up? Good! Looking forward to that post! : )

    October 24, 2010 at 6:39 PM
  82. foongpc said...

    zafran, me too : )

    October 24, 2010 at 6:40 PM
  83. foongpc said...

    tekkaus, haha according to SK it's a second hand book so I'll trust him on that. Yes, his handwriting is nice indeed!

    Yes not only Lina is rich, you are also rich!! Haha!

    You want that bear? But I also want! Haha!!

    October 24, 2010 at 6:47 PM
  84. foongpc said...

    mNhL, thanks! : )

    October 24, 2010 at 6:48 PM
  85. foongpc said...

    poorprince, thanks! : )

    October 24, 2010 at 6:52 PM
  86. foongpc said...

    instantdocs, yes I love them, thanks! : )

    October 24, 2010 at 6:52 PM
  87. foongpc said...

    merryn, haha cos I'm a nice panda! Yeah, go analyse SK's handwriting! No, I didn't light up the panda lantern - maybe will light it up on the next Mooncake Festival! : )

    October 24, 2010 at 6:54 PM
  88. foongpc said...

    maidku, yes I enjoy all the gifts. Thanks! : )

    October 24, 2010 at 6:54 PM
  89. foongpc said...

    bananaz, ooh! That's a bear? Nice! : )

    October 24, 2010 at 6:55 PM
  90. foongpc said...

    bengbeng, no need to be jealous, I think you also have lots of blogger friends yourself! : )

    October 24, 2010 at 6:56 PM
  91. foongpc said...

    aaronng88, oh so you have read that Alice Sebold book? OK, will read it! : )

    October 24, 2010 at 6:56 PM
  92. foongpc said...

    twilight, haha, not sure if she ate those ice creams! Yes, you should start giving gifts. I want that imported chocolate!!!

    October 24, 2010 at 6:58 PM
  93. foongpc said...

    mei teng, yes indeed! : )

    October 24, 2010 at 6:59 PM
  94. foongpc said...

    life ramblings, thanks! They are indeed wonderful pressies! : )

    October 24, 2010 at 6:59 PM
  95. foongpc said...

    chrisau, yes they did! : )

    October 24, 2010 at 7:00 PM
  96. foongpc said...

    lawstude, really? That's great! : )

    October 24, 2010 at 7:00 PM
  97. foongpc said...

    shingo T, OK if I go Singapore I will go and collect my pressie from you! Haha!!

    October 24, 2010 at 7:01 PM
  98. foongpc said...

    eastcoastlife, lovely indeed : )

    October 24, 2010 at 7:01 PM
  99. foongpc said...

    ishmael, you are one of my good blogger friends! Thanks! : )

    October 24, 2010 at 7:02 PM
  100. foongpc said...

    che-cheh, yes very nice! : )

    October 24, 2010 at 7:02 PM
  101. foongpc said...

    krizzyla, thanks! Will check out your blog soon! : )

    October 24, 2010 at 7:03 PM
  102. foongpc said...

    happysurfer, thanks! : )

    October 24, 2010 at 7:03 PM
  103. foongpc said...

    ayie, LOL!! Whether I'm around your age or not, I want Jariel to call me brother! Hahaha!!

    October 24, 2010 at 7:06 PM
  104. xin said...

    lucky u! got so many international pressies and so generous of them :)

    October 25, 2010 at 4:20 PM
  105. Web Designer Thailand said...

    I really enjoy gifts may it be a card or a showpiece. It is not only an object but a token of love and gratitude. So it is really lucky to get gifts from someone.

    October 26, 2010 at 8:24 PM
  106. Carol said...

    Wow, got so many gifts, you are the lucky one but there is a nice baby photograph, really looks cute...

    October 27, 2010 at 3:08 PM
  107. saday said...

    wow!!! You got so many gifts. I must say these gifts are so beautiful as well as creative. I like the panda lantern the most....

    October 27, 2010 at 7:05 PM
  108. Ayie said...

    fine, I'll make him call you Panda Foong! lol

    November 7, 2010 at 1:21 PM
  109. krizzyla said...

    Ei! congratulations. This for baby girl or baby boy? Thanks for visiting my blog feel free to visit again and thanks for the comment.

    February 3, 2011 at 2:13 AM
  110. Maxdence said...

    interesting conversation you have here guys, i never know things like that happening, thanks for providing this information and letting me know all this.Flights to New York

    March 20, 2012 at 9:32 PM
  111. Kathleen Zita Gayle said...

    Can you link me? :) Thank you so much!

    http://clsugiftsandsouvenirs.wordpress.com/

    http://clsugiftsandsouvenirs.blogspot.com/

    September 29, 2012 at 12:26 PM
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