Sunday, August 31, 2014

Malaysia - Land of Million Smiles

【Malaysia - Land of Million smiles! Happy 57th Anniversary of Kemerdekaan】
Malaysia Jalur Gemilang Maximum Card
My-Stamp : 05.11.2012
Postmark Cancel : FDI Pictorial

【祝贺马来西亚独立57周年纪念】
马来西亚辉煌线条国旗极限片
个性化邮票 : 05.11.2012
邮戳 : 首日图案

Thursday, August 28, 2014

【Anniversary of the Formation of Malaysia - 16th September 】
Hari Malaysia Maximum Card
Commemorative Stamp : 16.09.2013
Postmark Cancel : FDI Pictorial with maps of Peninsula and East Malaysia
【祝贺马来西亚成立51周年纪念】
马来西亚辉煌线条国旗极限片
纪念邮票 : 16.09.2013
邮戳 : 首日东西马地图图案戳

Friday, July 18, 2014

【马航机组人员二度受创,寄予深切的慰问】

【马航机组人员二度受创,寄予深切的慰问】

飞行员曾是我年少的一个梦想,自由翱翔天空,周游各国。马航更是我梦想踏入的一个大家庭。没想到马航在2014年在前后相隔130个日子,两艘波音777客机发生大事故,MH370至今音讯全无,MH17被击落坠毁。折损乘客约 5百人,机组人员约 30人,这或许是民航历史上在同一个年份折损率最高的航空公司。马航全体同仁在两次的空难事件上,蒙受心灵上的创伤。在此寄予马航机组同仁最深切的慰问。

在马航1997年庆祝50周年纪念时,也没忘记把马航机组人员的风采给记录在我制作的极限片上。我采用了一枚马航 30sen 邮票,贴在一枚马航明信片,盖销了一个马航50周年纪念的邮戳。共赏。


Monday, June 02, 2014

【坚决终止种族政治】- 黛安娜

【坚决终止种族政治】- 黛安娜

黛安娜败选安顺,却留下一句话【坚决终止种族政治】,很是中听!

国家走过近60年的历史,经历了13届大选,政治框架总离不开种族。政坛吵吵闹闹,政客借种族课题炒作,国家的政治在原地踏步,丝毫没有突破,各族之间的和谐是越来越脆弱。
马来西亚曾是一个国际的典范,各种族和谐共处之道是许多国家学习的榜样。曾经有人建议人民以马来西亚族自居,淡化种族之分,然而却有人紧抱种族主义不放,担心因此而失去了种族的特权,马来西亚族只能沦为空谈。近些年来,更有人高谈“入侵论”“感恩论”,不惜摧毁长期以来建立的种族和谐。

【坚决终止种族政治】是一句不容易从一个拥有国家特权的人口中冒出来的话,那是需要很大的勇气!当权者没胆量说出此豪语,也不愿意这么说!当初提倡1马,让人感觉有点相似【坚决终止种族政治】,来到马年,那口号是越喊越没力气了!至今没人知道1马是什么?

我特喜欢这一枚2002年发行的“马来西亚族”邮票,长长的一个横幅图画里有马来西亚各民族,一片和谐的景象。我也找到相关的明信片“united colors of Malaysia”,感觉很配邮票。我把邮票贴在明信片,盖销了一个邮戳,制成了一枚和谐的马来西亚族极限片。希望你们会喜欢。


Wednesday, May 28, 2014

“朱”古力有难了

“朱”古力有难了

Chocolate 好吃,中文音译名称有“朱”古力,巧克力。我国最近验出某品牌“朱”古力含猪脱氧核糖核酸成分,被令从市场上下架回收,这一突发事故,对于“朱”古力公司影响深远。“朱”古力近“朱”不赤则黑,还真黑!事件扩大了,还恐“株”连九族,“朱”古力前景堪忧!处世为人就得有巧思,我想,chocolate 宜撇清近“朱”,巧克力这名字灵巧可取!

日前到五金店购买油漆扫,老板问“清真认证的吗?”老板有如此一问还真叫我哗然!前阵子某超级市场把购物手推车划分“清真”与“非清真”引起掀然大波。刚刚才从新闻里听到,某人称谓吃下朱古力,体内的血再也不洁净了!国家开始步向一个荒诞时期,我在怀疑我们到底生活在那一个时代呢?人民若是再进一步的给划分下去,更精更细,什么都讲“清真”,那我可站的地方就所剩无几了!不要觉得惊讶,有一天,弥漫在空中让我们自由呼进吐出的空气也要谈“清真”,只有戴上一个“清真”口罩才得呼吸一口清新的空气!我在想,人怎么就不嫌“不清真”的花花绿绿钞票腥味重呢?在我说,在这一片土地,首要任务要做的就是“清真”钞票,毕竟钞票的流通层面大。每个人都在频密地接触钞票,怎就不觉得“girly”?

邮票与钞票一样,还没到区分“清真”“不清真”的地步,很难想象有那一日的到来!遭罪呀!贴一枚出自欧洲的巧克力极限片,荷兰巧克力,不保证“清真”,悉赏尊便!





Thursday, May 15, 2014

爬山去

爬山去

2013年到埃及西奈山(又称摩西山)一游,还没去之前,听说西奈山路不好走,女儿建议我们先做爬山的运动,为他日登上西奈山作好准备。哈,不曾真正去爬过山,也不知道从何爬起?听过芙蓉山城就有个适合的爬山地点 - 丽阳镇猴子山。二话不说,爬山去咯!

爬山让我们亲近自然、陶冶情操、缓解压力、锻炼身体 - 真是最棒的一个运动方式了。数个月的锻炼,让我俩顺利登上西奈半山腰 (埃及局势所限,没机会登顶),大半的团员留在山麓没敢登山去。

我国沙巴神山是个我俩向往的地方,无奈年轻的时候没机会去爬,这一把年纪了,不敢尝试去爬。女儿年纪轻轻倒给征服了神山。

我没去过神山,然而我却制作了无数的神山极限片,极限片都绕过沙巴神山走了一圈回来,片上的邮戳 Kota Kinabalu 就是铁证。这里贴的一枚极限片用的是一枚 30sen 神山邮票,明信片图远处背景就是神山。


 Mount Kota Kinabalu Maximum Card

Monday, May 12, 2014

马来西亚“十字架5元钞”纸币(1982)


马来西亚“十字架5元钞”纸币(1982)

1982 年马来西亚国家银行发行新系列纸币,在市面上流通了4年时间,有人发现绿色的5元纸币的背面图疑似一个十字架引发了国家银行的恐慌。仔细一看图,立在老皇 宫中央的一根旗杆俨然像个十字架,顿时光芒照耀了全国大地。1986年国家银行下令逐步回收5元纸币,改由修饰版5元新钞取代。新版5元钞背面图的十字架 给抹去了,新图只见一根笔直的旗杆在中央。消息灵通的收藏家早已把国行即将回收的十字架5元钞给收存起来,期待市场回收运动大量消化后,留在手中的5元绿 钞就是奇货可居了!

曾 经拿着旧版5元钞探问一些尚不知情的朋友,没一个能够看出个端倪来。图上清清楚楚展现的是一根普通的旗杆。若问我那是根十字架么?到今天我还是要说,那本 来就是一根普通的旗柱子!有人坚持看出十字架,那没法子,这5元绿钞就得背负那十字架而告寿终正寝了!大量5元绿钞回收被销毁,果存的5元纸币,意外的被 国内外收藏家冠冕“十字架5元钞”的名堂,大大的被热捧,复活了!“十字架5元钞”屈起成为近代的热门钞。我对“十字架5元钞”这个名词感觉兴趣,国银绝 不可能发行一张带有基督教信息的纸钞,然而阴差阳错却促使了“十字架5元钞”的诞生!历史记录了“十字架5元钞”的一个典故。收藏界是个无疆的世界,不论 是谁,都不忌讳收藏这一枚“十字架5元钞”纸币。若不是当年有心人挑起5元钞票的“十字架”图,并称不适合收在钱包里,那会促成后来 “十字架5元钞”的成立呢?

再看,十字架是洪水猛兽吗? 十字架有那么可怕吗?追溯历史,十字架是罗马政权所设计的一种慢性死亡刑具,行刑残酷,的确让人生畏! 主耶稣在被钉于十字架上为基督徒付上了生命,完成了救赎的工作。基督徒不畏十字架!一根十字架旗柱竟让国人给生畏了,在马来西亚典藏历史中,“十字架5元钞”堪称一绝!

以下图一是经典的“十字架5元钞” (1982),图二是修饰版5元钞,分别就在旗杆。


 图一

图二

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Silhouette in White instead of the usual black 白底剪影也美丽

剪影多半是黑底衬出轮廓,有些以白底衬出的轮廓也不错。
most of the silhouette images are in black, however, some white silhouettes are equally beautiful.

Malaysia Maximum Card for the international congress FICO (2006)
马来西亚国际妇女医药研讨会极限片(2006)

Monday, May 05, 2014

I love silhouette subject Maximum Card 玩玩剪影极限,别有一番情趣! 

剪影是攝影技巧的一種,即利用逆光造成的亮度及黑暗之間強烈對比,讓主體呈現出黑暗的輪廓,以有別於一般讓主體清晰可見的照片。依据极限片准则,剪影构不成一枚和谐的极限片,黑黑一团轮廓,与邮票主题鲜艳夺目色彩,差距甚大。剪影是一门艺术,让人很容易从其轮廓而分辨出来它是什么?因此若隐若现的剪影也叫人特别喜欢。我特喜欢剪影,玩玩剪影极限,别有一番情趣!欣赏剪影极限,只能把极限规则搁一旁。

A silhouette is the image of a person, animal, object or scene represented as a solid shape of a single colour, usually black, its edges matching the outline of the subject. Strictly speaking silhouette subjects could NOT be regarded as concordance, since the subjects can ONLY be recognised from their outlines. Silhouette is a kind of professional art, simply by its outline, one can easily tell what the subject is. I particularly like silhouette subjects, therefore, I am creating maximum cards in silhouette.

A butterfly silhouette Maximum Card 蝴蝶剪影极限片 (Singapore, 新加坡)

Sunday, May 04, 2014

Beauty Contest for a change ? 选美比赛的新规定?

落实伊斯兰刑事法即将于2014年6月在国会提呈,马来西亚的命运会是如何 ?华社与其他宗教团体对此异常关注。穆斯林团体一再的提出伊斯兰刑事法,周而复始。马来西亚的前路的确崎岖不平,华社和其他宗教团体要捍卫本身的权益还得加把劲!

外媒报道,穆斯林地区的选美会与当今世界的赛会迥然不同,反差很大。“佳丽”包得密实,只露双眼。我真不知道评审如何来审美? 莫是由双眸的美丽来比高低 ?

The issue of Hudud Law for Malaysia has been a hot topic for all Malaysians lately, as PAS is to table the proposal for the implementation of Hudud Law in Kelantan during the forthcoming parliamentary session in June, 2014.

Non-muslim communities in Malaysia are trying hard to prevent PAS from submitting the proposal at the Parliament. The issue of Hudud Law had been mentioned many a times in the last 40 years. The impact of implementation of Hudud Law in Malaysia is yet to be ascertained.

A foreign media reported a Beauty Contest held in one of the Arabic Nations, women are wrapped in black costumes with the pair of eyes disclosed. I wonder how are the juries judging on such a competition, could the pair of eyes of the beauty contestants make the decision in the eyes of the juries?


Malaysia "Eyes" Maximum Card (2010) 马来西亚双眸极限片 (2010 )

Friday, May 02, 2014

大马首任首相东姑当年对伊斯兰刑法的一则有趣回答 A humorous reply from the first Prime minister of Malaysia on the query of Hudud Law application in Malaysia

据报载,马来西亚国父东姑阿都拉曼年代时期,一日在国会辩论,有伊斯兰党议员提出在我国实行伊斯兰刑事法。
首相东姑听了,皱皱眉头,回答说:“若要在我国推行伊刑法?就是把大汉山的石头搬完用于执行伊法,恐怕都还不够用。”
马来西亚宪法阐明本国是一个世俗国,奉行公共法律制度,如今却挑起在国会提呈接纳在我国伊斯兰刑法。人民力量正努力阻止有关法令在国会里通过。 一旦伊斯兰刑事法通过,潘多拉盒子从此掀了盖,马来西亚再也没有回头路可行了!

As reported in the media, during the reign of the Bapa Kemerdekaan Tunku Abdul Rahman - the first Prime minister of Minister, one day in a parliament debate, a PAS member of parliament raised for discussion the possibility of implementation of Hudud law in Malaysia, Tunku smiled and replied " If Hudud Law is to be implemented in Malaysia, the stones removed from the Gunung Tahan would NOT be sufficient to be used for the execution of the punishment in Hudud Law !". 

2014, PAS intended to submit the proposal of a Hudud Law implementation in the State of Kelantan for a parliamentary approval. Malaysians from all walks of life are now trying to STOP PAS for submitting the proposal. Once the proposal of implementation of a Hudud Law in this country is approved by the cabinet, the pandora box once opened, there will never be a return road for Malaysia.



Tunku Abdul Rahman - the 1st prime minister of Malaysia maximum card 2007
 马来西亚第一任首相东姑极限片2007

台湾军方阿帕奇直升机懷疑機械故障墮毀壓向民宅 A Taiwan Military Apache helicopter crashed and hit 4 resident houses

2014年4月25日据台湾媒体报道,台军一架新采购的阿帕奇攻击直升机在训练中迫降损毁,不仅损失7亿多台币,还波及四栋民宅。

2014-4-25 A Taiwan Military Apache helicopter crashed and hit 4 resident houses. 


                                            Apache Maximum Card ( Singapore2005 )
阿帕奇极限片 (新加坡 2005)

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Malaysian State of Kelantan prepares to apply hudud law 马来西亚吉兰丹州准备向国会提呈回教法

大馬伊斯蘭黨 欲修憲實施斷肢法

[2014-04-10]


馬來西亞伊斯蘭黨主席哈迪阿旺透露,將在6月國會開會時,提呈法案尋求修改聯邦憲法,在該黨執政的吉蘭丹州實行回教刑事法(俗稱斷肢法)。
伊斯蘭黨中委納沙魯丁透露,該黨已在草擬有關法案,並將由哈迪阿旺在國會中提呈。

丹州副州务大臣莫哈末阿玛表示,一旦明年落实伊斯兰教刑事法,将雇佣手术医生服务,作为罪犯断肢目的。 大马伊斯兰医疗协会(IMAM)今天指称,由于伊刑法规定受刑者被截肢时不得施打麻醉药,也非医疗必要,因此外科医生不能执行断肢法。

卫 生部部长拿督斯里苏巴马念周日强调,根据1971年医药法令,医生没有权力为在伊斯兰刑事法下被判处有罪的罪犯,进行截肢手术。他说,该法令并没有任何条 文,授权医药专家或医生,为涉及偷窃罪的犯人,进展截肢。



KUALA LUMPUR – As the Kelantan government prepares to apply hudud law in the north-east Malaysian state, medical specialists involvement in the implementation of the law, such as hand amputation for those convicted of theft, is dividing the country’s medical associations, amid threats of axing doctors who perform them.
“From the medical aspect, there is no provision under the Medical Act for doctors to carry out such duties,” Health Minister, Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam, was quoted by Bernama news agency on Sunday, April 27.
“The duties of a doctor are set under the Medical Act. They (doctors) should carry out their duties within the confines of the act,” he told a media conference after launching the 2014 World Health Day celebration at Jasmin Flat, Senawang.


 Doctor executing operation Maximum Card 医生施手术极限片 (Singapore, 新加坡)

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

美國總統奧巴馬參觀國家清真寺 Barack Obama visited National Mosque of Malaysia

27.4.2014美国总统奥巴马造访马来西亚国家清真寺, 約100名自稱為Hizbut Tahrir伊斯蘭組織大馬分會的成員,在國家清真寺進行和平請願,反對美國總統奧巴馬參觀國家清真寺,認為這玷污清真寺的聖潔。奥巴马访问清真寺被视为对穆斯林示好,有促进对穆斯林世界的友好关系。

On 27.4.2014, US President Barack Obama made a visit to the National Mosque of Malaysia, a group of members from the Hizbut Tahrir Islamic groups protested the Visit of the Obama to the National Mosque. However, Obama's visit to a mosque is respected by the World as a friendly act towards  promoting  relationship with the muslim world.

Obama was greeted by the Imam at National Mosque , Malaysia

 Malaysia National Mosque Maximum Card
马来西亚国家回教堂极限片

美 国总统奥巴马和首相纳吉举行四眼会谈之前,先是参观了位于吉隆坡市中心的国家清真寺和英雄墓园,成为史上第一位参观我国国家清真寺的美国总统。奥巴马周日 早上9点45分乘坐总统专车抵达清真寺,受到国家清真寺宗教司丹斯里赛依斯迈的欢迎。 - See more at: http://www.ntv7.com.my/mandarin7/local-ch/_1398594371.html#sthash.E391I1UH.dpuf
約100名自稱為Hizbut Tahrir伊斯蘭組織大馬分會的成員,今日在國家清真寺進行和平請願,反對美國總統奧巴馬參觀國家清真寺,認為這玷污清真寺的聖潔。

約100名自稱為Hizbut Tahrir伊斯蘭組織大馬分會的成員,今日在國家清真寺進行和平請願,反對美國總統奧巴馬參觀國家清真寺,認為這玷污清真寺的聖潔。
美 国总统奥巴马和首相纳吉举行四眼会谈之前,先是参观了位于吉隆坡市中心的国家清真寺和英雄墓园,成为史上第一位参观我国国家清真寺的美国总统。奥巴马周日 早上9点45分乘坐总统专车抵达清真寺,受到国家清真寺宗教司丹斯里赛依斯迈的欢迎。 - See more at: http://www.ntv7.com.my/mandarin7/local-ch/_1398594371.html#sthash.E391I1UH.dpuf
美 国总统奥巴马和首相纳吉举行四眼会谈之前,先是参观了位于吉隆坡市中心的国家清真寺和英雄墓园,成为史上第一位参观我国国家清真寺的美国总统。奥巴马周日 早上9点45分乘坐总统专车抵达清真寺,受到国家清真寺宗教司丹斯里赛依斯迈的欢迎。 - See more at: http://www.ntv7.com.my/mandarin7/local-ch/_1398594371.html#sthash.E391I1UH.dpuf

Sunday, April 27, 2014

After 48 years,US President revisited Malaysia on 26-28th April, 2014

48 年以后,美国总统再一次到访马来西亚。奥巴马在马来西亚逗留三天 26-28/4/2014,意义深远。

在大马与美国,有这么一个纪念军人壮义牺牲的纪念碑,外形相似,那就是美国的 Iwo Jiwa 海军纪念碑和大马的国家纪念碑。两座纪念碑都是一组军人齐挺国旗的造型。原来2个纪念碑的设计都出自同一个雕塑家 Felix De Weldon

It is indeed an honor to have the President of the USA, Barrack Obama coming to Malaysia for an official visit on 26 -28 April, 2014. It was 48 years ago when Lyndon B. Johnson the last U.S. president to visit Malaysia in the year1966.

There is one monument resemblance closely in the outlook built in both Malaysia and USA i.e the Iwo Jiwa Memorial (USA) and the Tugu Nasional ( Malaysia ), both the massive monuments were master crafted by the famous Sculptor Felix De Weldon. The monuments look similar, with soldiers upholding  the respective country's National Flags.
IWO JIMA, USA

Tugu Malaysia

Monday, April 21, 2014

Malaysia Airlines MH 370 missing from radar @ 1.41 am 8th March, 2014 马航MH370客机于2014年3月8日凌晨1.41点在雷达上失踪

Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew, left the KL International Airport at 12.41am on 8th March, 2014 and disappeared from radar screens about an hour later while over the South China Sea. It was to have landed in Beijing at 6.30am on the same day.

The last time the plane could be traced by an air control tower was near Pulau Perak, which is on the Straits of Malacca at 2.40am. It was said MH 370 made a turn back and continue to fly to an unknown destination. Why did MH 370 made the turn back ? The mystery is yet to be unveiled.

马航 MH370 飞北京班机如时于2014年3月8日凌晨12.41从吉隆坡国际机场起飞,一个小时后飞机在雷达上消失。 马来西亚军方雷达于 2.40 am 测到一架飞机于马六甲上空掠过飞向一个不明确方向。军方雷达上的显示是MH370 掠过马六甲海峡?为何MH 370在航行中突然掉头转了另一个航线而飞 ? 这是我们都很想知道的原因。
 
50th Anniversary of IATA (1995) Maximum Card
国际旅游联盟50周年纪念极限片 (1995)

Saturday, April 19, 2014

搜寻马航MH370, 各国搜救队伍一早忙到晚 Searching for MH370, Australia Pearce Airbase was busy day and night


澳大利亚 Pearce 空军基地每天清早都有多国飞机整装待发飞往千公里外的印度洋搜寻失联马航客机MH370。 天色还黑暗,搜救人员早已准备前往搜救现场工作,每天如是,无奈搜救工作艰辛,为了寻求一个真相,大家的合作与努力,我们给你们献上至高敬意。

At the Australia Perth Pearce Air Base, aircrafts are seen flying off at dawn to carry out the Search for the Missing Malaysia airline MH370 . Tens of aircrafts from various countries in a joint effort to Search for MH370 aiming at unveiling the mystery of the missing aircraft. I salute the contribution of the Search team.

马来西亚新机场飞机起落小全张极限片
Malaysia Aircraft landing and taking off Maximum Card


Friday, April 18, 2014

为马航MH370祈愿 Pray For MH370

马航客机MH370失联月余 ,至今音讯全无,世界各地不知举行了多少烛光祈福会,为机上的机组人员与乘客祈愿,希望他们安然无恙。祈福会撼动了世界,牵动了世人的心。我们仍然带着盼望MH370一日的归来。

MH370 has been missing for more than a month, during this period of time, there were thousands of prayer congregations around the world praying for the safety  of the crew members and passengers on board of the aircraft. We are hoping to see the return of MH370.

Pos Malaysia issued a set of personalised stamps on Greetings in 2012. I realised an MC with the "Hearts" stamp using a postcard depicting candle lights in the shape of a heart, which was a common scenerio seen on the many MH370 prayer congregation.

马来西亚邮政于2012年发行了一套个人化庆典邮票。我以“心”邮票配合一枚心形烛光摆设的明信片制作了极限片 - 一个MH370祈愿会常见的情景。



Thursday, April 17, 2014

British Submarine joined MH370 hunt in the Indian Ocean, Malaysia's "Tunku Abdul Rahman" Submarine however is Not deployed to join the operation.


外媒报道英国核潜艇参与印度洋的MH370搜救工作。 马来西亚也拥有一艘潜艇却在这个时刻没能参与行动,据说“东姑阿都拉曼”号潜艇不具搜救功能,不能派上用场。记得2009年“东姑阿都拉曼”号潜艇抵达大马,也发行了一套邮票。在巴生港口邮局制作了一枚极限片。请欣赏。
British Submarine joined MH370 hunt in the Indian Ocean, Malaysia's "Tunku Abdul Rahman" Submarine however is Not deployed to join the operation. I remembered the first submarine of Malaysia was delivered in the year 2009 from France, a set of commemorative stamps was issued to mark the event, below is an MC created at Port Klang Post Office on the first day of issue.


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Satellites were deployed to look for Missing Malaysia Airlines MH370, But in vain !




In search of the missing Malaysia Airlines MH370, France, UK and China had deployed own  satellites using high-resolution earth imaging capabilities, visible light imaging and other technologies to eye on possible wreckage on the vast Indian Ocean. China focused the search with 10 satellites , however, the images of the suspected floating objects did not reveal any parts coming from MH370 . The search for MH370 is by far the most difficult task ever in the history of civil aviation tragedy. 

I recalled the first Malaysian Satellite was launched in 1996 principally for enhancing the telephone and data transmission communication in this country. Subsequently several satellites were launched, and they are all equipped with telecommunication capabilities. Malaysia is yet to posses a satellite which is able to pick up high resolution images on surveillance of the Earth surface.

I created this Maximum Card of the MEASAT I satellite of Malaysia with the first hologram stamp of Malaysia featuring the satellite orbiting round the Earth. 

Malayisa MC of Satellite with FDI pictorial postmark dated 13.1.1996


Monday, April 14, 2014

美丽的仙本那(semporna) 再有外国游客被掳,蒙上阴影!



 马航客机MH370失联事件还没有任何的进展,又传来美丽的仙本那(semporna) 再有外国游客被掳,马来西亚旅游业重挫。

仙本那多次被选为世界旅游佳地,美丽如人间仙境。实境变迁,海盗活动猖獗, 仙本那近年来成了海盗掳绑人质索取金钱的一个目标重地。为了游客的安全,度假村都有荷枪实弹的军警在把守,虽然如此,海盗魔高一丈,还是入侵来了。政府已经采取适当措施关闭一些仙本那岸外的度假村。仙本那岸外的西巴丹(sipadan) 就是一个举世闻名的度假小岛,自然风景美丽不在话下。

没去过仙本那,只能把它的风采给记录在原图片(极限片, MC)上。这枚MC代我到仙本那邮局走一回了,邮戳还OK! 请欣赏

Semporna - A tourist paradise, visited by thousands of foreigners yearly. The beautiful off-coast islands with pure white beaches and clear shallow waters are ideal for diving and snorkeling activities. The coast of Sabah had been an active zone of the pirates. In the past, fishermen and sailors were reported to have kidnapped by the pirates asking for ransoms. Lately, these pirates were coming ashore to kidnap tourists as hostages. Although, resort operators are employing armed persons to guard the surrounding of the resort, these pirates seemed to escape the eye of the security and kidnapped a Chinese tourist boarding at a coastal chalet. The incident greatly ruins the tourism industry of the State. We are hoping and praying for the safety of this hostage in the custody of the pirates. We hope to see a light in resolving this issue quickly.

I have NOT been to Semporna, however, I had the opportunity in realising a Nice and beautiful Maximum Card, postmark of which was cancelled AT Semporna post office in 2003.

仙本那西巴丹美丽的沙滩和海域 MC (2003,semporna )
Semporna island resort MC( 2003, Semporna )


Saturday, April 12, 2014

The last call from the Pilot of the Missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 "Goodnite, Malaysian MH370"

马航MH370失联之前,机长与地面控制塔联系的最后一通话这么说道 “晚安,马来西亚MH370”。马航370,你给我们留下了天底下的一个大谜团!至今你在何方?机上的239乘客与机组人员,你们可安好?
马来西亚马航50周年纪念票 (1997) - 首发极限片
The last call from the Pilot of the Missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 was " Goodnite, Malaysian MH370". It was a great mystery of the missing flight MH370. How are the 239 passengers and the Crew on board the flight, Are you fine? We Miss you.
Malaysia Airlines 50th Anniversary commemorate issue (1997) MC

Friday, April 11, 2014

Malaysia Airlines MH370, We miss you !


Since 2014.3.8, the search for the Missing Flight - Malaysia Airlines MH370 is still on going. Currently the search for the aircraft at the Indian Ocean is said to be the most challenging one in history. The world is praying for MH370's return.



Malaysia Airlines 50th Anniversary commemorative issue 1997

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

"Noah" the Movie and "Noah" the MC

Sin Chew Daily - 8th April, 2014

Sin Chew Daily on 8th April, 2014 reported the Hollywood Box Office Movie - "Noah" was banned for screening in Malaysia for its content which is deemed to be against the Islamic Law. 

Noah and the Ark is an important biblical epic of the Old Testament documented in the Bible as well as the Koran. The Ban of the Movie "Noah" reminded me of an MC which is in my custody. It is Noah the MC.



Sunday, April 06, 2014

Roses and 14th February

 Malaysia Maximum Card with ROSES stamp issued on St.Valentine's Day 2014

As St.Valentine's day is widely promoted commercially in the local scene, Federal government begins to tighten the restrictions on the Muslims to celebrate the day which is meant for the loving couples. Muslims were told to stay away from any form of celebration as it is said February, 14 - the St.Valentine's Day is against Islamic Beliefs. Anyway, St.Valentine's Day has been celebrated on the 14th of February each year worldwide. I came to know about this auspicious day when I first had my first acquaintance with my beloved one more than 30 years ago. St. Valentine's day had been celebrated longer enough than the birth of this country. February, 14 - A special Date which is hard to be erased from the memory. I remembered the first series of the special stamp on Malaysian ROSES was issued in the year 2003, the date of issue was initially fixed on the 6th February, 2003, a date prior to the Valentine's Day, paving the way for those who wish to purchase the Aromatic Stamps to be presented to their loving ones as Valentine Present, What a splendid idea, I thought! However, Pressures from several Bodies pushed the date of the issue to 22nd February, 2003, making the whole lots of Fresh and Fragant Roses stamps turning stale and fade in the store of the Post Office. As a stamp collector, I bought the ROSEs stamp on the 22nd February,2003 and realised several MCs to keep. I told myself, probably, there will never be another issue of ROMANTIC stamps on the Sensitive date of February, 14. I was surpised by the ROSES II aromatic stamps issued in 2014 with the date on the St.Valentine's Day - February, 14, Although the Canceling Cachet did NOT mention the St.Valentine's Day, however, February,14 is a common date shared across the world. You know, I know what is the special day celebrated on February, 14. As usual, I realised several ROSES Maximum Cards and presented to my beloved one. Yes, the above MC recorded in the history of Malaysia, an official set of Romantic Symbolic Stamps issued on the St.Valentine's Day.   



Monday, March 31, 2014

This MC was in my custody since 2007 - it was dated back to 1872.10.19

This MC will never be recognised as an MC if FIP rules and regulations had NOT been amended. The little imprinted image of the National emblem of the USSR - the "double headed eagle" on the postal stationery card was too small to enable it to be classified as an MC. 

Maximaphily, although is an official class of the FIP, however, in term of  rarity,  MC items have no place in comparison to the other FIP classes where earlier period materials are relatively readily available. Owing to fact of the borne weakness of the hobby, it remained as a deserted orphan in the family of the FIP. It was NOT actively promoted by the FIP, as can be seen from the recent FIP exhibitions held worldwide, Maximaphily Class was intentionally axed for known reasons.

TCV postal cards of the early periods of the Germany, Austria, USSR bore imprinted National emblems on the card, very often had a similar image as depicted on the prevailing postage stamps. These TCV cards are in fact the early form of the Maximum Cards although the imprinted images on the card are a little small, however, that should NOT deter collectors from recognising these TCV postal cards as Maximum Cards. Stopping at the juncture on the debates and arguments on the size of the imprinted images had little in the contribution to the promotion of the hobby, in fact, maximaphilists had wasted too many years in hesitating to accept these TCVs as maximum cards. I strongly welcome the FIP Maximaphiliy Panel's decision in granting the recognition of the early TCV postal cards as Maximum Cards.  The new decision in accepting TCV postal cards as  family members of the Maximaphily,  hence ,all the previously crowned World Earliest Known maximum cards had to give way to the TCVs which were known to exist as early in the 1870s. The hunt for the Earliest MCs began, German TCVs bearing postmark of the 1870s were given the utmost attention, many records of the earliest dates had been rewritten several times until one TCV bearing a postmark of 1872.11.9 surfaced in 2007 which was recorded as the Earliest known MC .

Maximaphilists, however, did not stop in the hunt for an earlier MC card ... for many years now, the record of the earliest known MC remained as the one bearing a date 1872.11.9
I owned an USSR TCV postal card bearing a date 1872.10.19 which was acquired in the year 2007.  Does this qualify to be the World Earliest known MC ? What do you think ?


Sunday, January 12, 2014

Pyramid MC took a tour back to its homeland - GIZA

22.11.2013 I visited the Great Pyramid of Giza, Cairo. Since my days of collecting Maximum Card, I was particularly interested in the Maximum Cards of the Pyramid originally posted through the mail. I searched through the years for Pyramid MCs cancelled with the nearest PO postmark of "Pyramids", and managed to find a few t which are really scarce indeed. There were MCs with postmarks from Cairo, Giza and other places of Egypt. Pyramid MCs are amongst the oldest of the MCs. I thought it would be a good idea to take a Pyramid MC with me on my tour to the site of the Great Wonder of the world, giving the MC an opportunity to revisit its homeland. Cheers, I made it. Perhaps, I will  do the same in the future for the rest of my MCs, whether near or far, take them for a tour to their motherland. That's FUN, isn't it! You can do it too!