Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Garden Flowers - Definitive Series New Tariff


With the revision of the new postal tariff on 1 Jul 2010, a new definitive series was issued, which contains eight denominations.

The design for the first 6 denominations is similar to that issued on 31 Dec 2007, however the state emblem and ruler on the state definitive were removed from the design, hence making this issue a national definitive series.

Two new designs are issued for the last 2 denominations in this series, featuring the following 2 garden flowers :


TECHNICAL DETAILS

Date of Issue : 1 Jul 2010
Postmark : Kuala Lumpur
Denomination : 30 sen, 50 sen, 60 sen, 70 sen, 80 sen, 90 sen, RM1 and RM2
Stamp Size : 27mm x 32mm
Paper : SPM Watermarked, Phosphor Coated
Printing Process : Lithography

A LIL' NOTE

This issue comes with micro-printing security feature, on the white area of the stamp.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Garden Flowers - State Definitive Series Special Collection


A special and limited collection of each state definitive stamps featuring Garden Flowers issued on 31 Dec 2007. This collection comprises of 14 mini sheets, each covering the 6 denominations of each state.

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Date of Issue : 24 Nov 2009
Postmark : Kuala Lumpur
Denomination : 5 sen, 10 sen, 20 sen, 30 sen, 40 sen and 50 sen
Stamp Size : 27mm x 32mm
Paper : SPM Watermarked, Phosphor Coated
Printing Process : Lithography

A LIL' NOTE

Also shown on each stamp is the respective state's emblem as well as ruler (if applicable).

 

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Garden Flowers - Definitive Series


A definitive series issued in 2007, featuring six different garden flowers :


Trying to keep this post simple, am not going to elaborate too much on each flower. For those who are keen, feel free to click on each flower name to find out more.

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Date of Issue : 31 Dec 2007
Postmark : Kuala Lumpur
Denomination : 5 sen, 10 sen, 20 sen, 30 sen, 40 sen and 50 sen
Stamp Size : 27mm x 32mm
Paper : SPM Watermarked, Phosphor Coated
Printing Process : Lithography

A LIL' NOTE

For the benefit of those who are new to philately, a definitive stamp is part of a regular issue of a country's stamps available for sale for an extended period of time. A definitive series includes stamps in a range of denominations sufficient to cover many or all postal rates.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Cat's Resume

Something light for the weekend.

Ever wonder what would a cat's resume look like? Or rather what they are really good at? Check this out.


So, after browsing through the above resume, would you still consider this candidate?

Monday, September 10, 2012

Millennium Series #2

Cover #1
Cover #2

The millennium issue, issued to celebrate a new millennium, consists of 2 series :

o  Series #1 - Last Issue of 1999
o  Series #2 - First Issue of 2000

Each series consists of two covers. Cover #1 of the second series features the people of Malaysia while Cover #2 features Malaysia's achievements.

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Date of Issue : 1 Jan 2000
Postmark : Kajang
Denomination : 10 x 30 sen
Stamp Size : 30mm x 40mm
Paper : SPM Watermarked, Phosphor Coated
Printing Process : Lithography

A LIL' NOTE

Did not get this cover when it was issued, as I was told that this was out of stock. Saw this on sale two years later, and without hesitating, I gladly bought a set of this :)

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Millennium Series #1

Cover #1
Cover #2

The millennium issue, issued to celebrate a new millennium, consists of 2 series :

o  Series #1 - Last Issue of 1999
o  Series #2 - First Issue of 2000

Each series consists of two covers. Cover #1 of the first series features the land of Malaysia while Cover #2 features the history of Malaysia.

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Date of Issue : 31 Dec 1999
Postmark : Kajang
Denomination : 10 x 30 sen
Stamp Size : 30mm x 40mm
Paper : SPM Watermarked, Phosphor Coated
Printing Process : Lithography

A LIL' NOTE

Did not get this cover when it was issued, as I was told that this was out of stock. Saw this on sale two years later, and without hesitating, I gladly bought a set of this :)

Monday, September 3, 2012

Cats in Malaysia


An issue on some of the cat breeds found in Malaysia, which are generally categorised into three categories - shorthairs, semi-longhairs and longhairs (or generally known as Persian).

TECHNICAL DETAILS *

Date of Issue : 1 Apr 1999
Postmark : Kajang
Denomination : 4 x RM1.00
Stamp Size : 27.94mm x 44.45mm
Paper : SPM Watermarked, Phosphor Coated
Printing Process : Lithography

*  For Miniature Sheet

A LIL' NOTE

I personally really like this issue due to one simple reason - It talks about cats :p

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Past Prime Ministers of Malaysia


A commemorative stamp issued in Year 1991 in memory of past Prime Ministers of Malaysia - Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al Haj, Tun Abdul Razak bin Dato' Hussein and Tun Hussein bin Dato' Onn.

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Date of Issue : 30 Aug 1991
Postmark : Kajang
Denomination : 3 x RM1.00
Stamp Size : 30mm x 48mm
Paper : SPM Watermarked, Phosphor Coated
Printing Process : Lithography

A LIL' NOTE

My very first first day cover collection.

Initial intention was to just buy the stamps, but my classmate's aunt accidentally bought the first day cover for me instead. Well, it's indeed a right choice.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Peanuts Family Tree

For all Snoopy lovers out there, check this out. Peanuts characters relationship crystallised ...


Sunday, August 19, 2012

Salam Aidilfitri

To keep things short and simple, here you wishing you :

Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri,
Maaf Zahir dan Batin.

For all of you out there, do have a good holiday, plus good time with your family and friends. For those who are traveling, do have a safe journey. And not forgetting, do enjoy those lovely Hari Raya cuisines!


Monday, August 6, 2012

Cat-lympics

Now that the Olympics fever is in the air, ever wonder how it would be if it is Cat-lympics, i.e. Cat Olympics?

Sports to be contested would likely include these ...


And instead of gold, silver and bronze medals, it would be more appropriate to be substituted with salmon, tuna and mackerel, how about that?

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Penang One, Bandar Puteri Puchong

Looking for good Penang food? Well, you do not need to travel all the way to Penang. If you are living in Klang Valley, try Penang One in Bandar Puteri Puchong.

Curry mee, char kway teow, rice dumplings, ais kacang, duck kway teow soup noodles, prawn paste chee cheong fun - some of the foods you can find here.

During my first visit there, I tried prawn paste chee cheong fun and I just love it. The prawn paste is just marvelous that before leaving, I had some more as take away.

Char kway teow
Prawn paste chee cheong fun
Rice dumplings

Whether I will revisit this place again, my answer is a definite YES. Since I have yet to try all the other foods there, and well, maybe for prawn paste chee cheong fun again, why not?

Penang One
G5, Jalan Puteri 2/1
Bandar Puteri
47100 Puchong
Selangor Darul Ehsan
+603-8052 0181

Opening hours : Mon - Sun, 9:30am - 9:30pm

(Non-halal)

Friday, June 8, 2012

An Espresso Tale

Let's just take this as the Foreword to this blog. Since almost every book has a Foreword to it, before even the story starts, well, guess this blog deserves one too.

An Espresso Tale. A place for me to share things that interest me, or anything interesting.

What interests me? To name a few :

Foods - Good foods, I shall say. Not necessarily need to be expensive. Good foods, along with good company, make the gastronomic venture even more meaningful.

Going places, and I mean anywhere. It does broaden your horizon.

Cats - The mischievous ones, who are just too good at giving you the look, and your heart just melts away.

Philately - Mostly those from Malaysia and Australia. And one or two each time I visit a foreign country. Something as memento.

Freebie postcard - Such a quirky interest, eh?

Snoopy - Flying Ace, Joe Cool. The cool, lovely Beagle.

An Espresso Tale. Going to keep it short and simple. Something as reading pleasure while one is having a good cup of espresso, perhaps? Oh well, tea or anything, as you enjoy it!