Archive for November, 2013

country of spirited people / 元気な人々の国

November 11, 2013

2 December 2010, Philippines
Ateneo de Manila High School

I was in a highly rated national hospital in London in early September for a week.  I was taken care of by a team of the British doctors and a group of hard-working nurses – majority of the nurses were from the Philippines.  They were prompt, kind and cheerful.  My experience in the hospital was lifted up by their merrily smiles a lot.

And now in their mother country, many towns and villages are totally devastated and many people are living without safe place, food and water.  I really hope that the help they need and deserve will arrive to them as quickly as possible.

This stamp is celebrating their most historical educational institution‘s 60th anniversary since it became a university.




grapes / ぶどう

November 1, 2013

2 February 1948, Belgium
Promotion of Belgium Export

This autumn I have been eating a lots of grapes.  It seems this is a reaction to lack of wine – as I am in the medical treatments for last two months.  Most grapes I eat are from Spain, but it looks grapes were important exporting item of Belgium in 1948.

Although mono coloured and simple design, this stamps has some strong impression for me.