Tuesday, July 31, 2007

2006-04-05 Hsinchu TPO

Hsinchu Temporary Post Office (TPO)
Name: The Qingming Festival (Clear and Bright Festival)
TPO Open Date/Time: 2006 April 5th(95.4.5) (13:00-17:00)
Cancellation Design: Rice Basket, Chook

The Qingming Festival, meaning Clear and Bright Festival, is a traditional Chinese festival on the 104th day after the winter solstice (or the 15th day from the Spring Equinox), usually occurring around April 5 of the Gregorian calendar. Every leap year, Qing Ming is on April 4. Astronomically, it is also a solar term. In solar terms, the Qingming festival is on the 1st day of the 5th solar term, which is also named Qingming. Its name denotes a time for people to go outside and enjoy the greenery of springtime, and also to tend to the graves of departed ones. It is an official public holiday in the Republic of China, as well as in Hong Kong and Macau though not in the People's Republic of China.

The Qingming Festival Information in Wikipedia.com

2006-03-26 Hsinchu TPO

Hsinchu Temporary Post Office (TPO)
Name: The 7th Anniversary of Hsinchu E-Postal Stamps Mall
TPO Open Date: 2006 March 25th(95.3.25)
Cancellation Design: Bird (Red-Crowned Crane)

Monday, July 30, 2007

2006-10-22 Chungli TPO

Chungli Temporary Post Office (TPO)
Name: 2006 "Post Office Around Us, Community Need Us" Party
TPO Open Date/Time: 2006 October 22nd(95.10.22) (10:00-14:00)
Cancellation Design: Dog (Pomeranian),
Cat (Norwegian Forest Cat)

The Pomeranian is a breed of dog in the spitz family, named for the Pomerania region of Historical Eastern Germany, which is today part of northern Poland and part of modern eastern Germany, and classed as a toy dog breed because of its small size. As determined by the FCI the Pomeranian is part of the German Spitz breed, and in German and many foreign speaking countries known as the the Zwergspitz, or Toy German Spitz.

Norwegian Forest Cat:
The Norwegian Forest Cat is a breed of domestic cat native to Northern Europe, and adapted to a very cold climate. In Norway they are known as Skogkatter or Skaukatter (skog and skau being forms of the word for 'forest' in different Norwegian dialects) or more properly, the Norsk Skogkatt (literally, Norwegian Forest Cat).

Pomeranian Information in Wikipedia.com
Norwegian Forest Cat Information in Wikipedia.com

2006-08-13 Hsinchu TPO

Hsinchu Temporary Post Office (TPO)
Name: 2006 Hsinpu Yimin Culture Festival
TPO Open Date: 2006 August 13th(95.8.13)
Cancellation Design: Gate

The Yimin Festival is the grandest traditional religious observance among the Hakka. In Hsinchu County the celebrations are centered around the Fangliao Yimin Temple in the small Hakka town of Sinpu. The specific date is the 20th day of the seventh lunar month, but events and activities stretch more than a week. To the Hakka “yimin” denotes “righteous people,” meaning those who sacrifice themselves for their community. Specifically, the festival emerged to honor the brave who fought Hakka enemies during imperial days. The Fangliao Yimin Temple was built in 1794 before a sacred burial site for many of these martyrs, still extant. Hakka-diaspora devotees from around the globe come back to participate.

Sunday, July 29, 2007

2007-06-16 Kaohsiung TPO

Kaohsiung Temporary Post Office (TPO)
Name: Memory of Travel (Miss)
TPO Open Date/Time: 2007 June 16th(96.6.16) (9:00-16:30)
Cancellation Design: Jimmy S.P.A

About Jimmy: Born in Taipei, B.A. in Fine Arts, with a major in Design. He had worked in advertising companies for 12 years. Now he works as an illustrator. Since 1998, Jimmy published several illustrated books with amazing originality and multi-faceted narratives. He had since set a fashion in creating and publishing illustrated books in local and international markets. Utilizing images as a refreshing form of literary language, Jimmy creates in his works poetic frames that emit charms and appeals. He has published seventeenth popular books so far, and they are translated into English, French, German, Greek, Japanese, Korean and so forth. Being the most popular illustrator author in Asia, creating lots of fantasy and touch hearts cross all generation, however, with low profile personality, he enjoys the family time more, lives a tranquil life and devotes most of his time to work. Immersing in his works is just like to go into Jimmy's inner world, his inviting stories reflect the reality of real life, more and more people are intoxicated by his vivid strokes and his magic realism narratives. Now in Asia, Jimmy becomes vogue of the time, beyond his stories, "Jimmy" is like a pop of a new life style.

2007-06-09 Keelung TPO

Keelung Temporary Post Office (TPO)
Name: The 120th Anniversary of Taiwan Railway
TPO Open Date/Time: 2007 June 9th(96.6.9) (8:30-14:30)
Cancellation Design: Steam Locomotive (CK124), Keelung Railway Station

2007-03-04 Taichung TPO

Taichung Temporary Post Office (TPO)
Name: 2007 Central Taiwan Festival of Lanterns
TPO Open Date/Time: 2007 March 4th(96.3.4) (14:00-21:00)
Cancellation Design: Disney: Pooh

Winnie-the-Pooh, commonly shortened to Pooh and once referred to as Edward Bear, is a fictional bear created by A. A. Milne. He appears in the books Winnie-the-Pooh (1926) and The House at Pooh Corner (1928). Milne also included several poems about Winnie-the-Pooh in the children’s poetry books When We Were Very Young and Now We Are Six. All four volumes were illustrated by E. H. Shepard.

Winnie the Pooh Information in Wikipedia.com

2007-03-03 Taichung TPO

Taichung Temporary Post Office (TPO)
Name: 2007 Central Taiwan Festival of Lanterns
TPO Open Date/Time: 2007 March 3rd(96.3.3) (14:00-21:00)
Cancellation Design: Disney: Tigger

Tigger is a fictional tiger character originally introduced in A. A. Milne's book, The House at Pooh Corner. He is easily recognized by his orange and black stripes, beady eyes, a long chin, a springy tail, and his bouncy personality. As he says himself, "Bouncing is what Tiggers do best".

Tigger Information in Wikipedia.com

2007-02-28 Taichung TPO

Taichung Temporary Post Office (TPO)
Name: 2007 Central Taiwan Festival of Lanterns
TPO Open Date/Time: 2007 February 28th(96.2.28) (14:00-21:00)
Cancellation Design: Disney: Eeyore

Eeyore is a character in the book series Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne. He is a pessimistic, gloomy, old, depressed stuffed donkey who is a friend of Winnie-the-Pooh. Eeyore's name is a phonetic representation of the donkey's bray: an onomatopoeia, possibly derived from the baby talk name for the animal.

Eeyore Information in Wikipedia.com

2007-02-26 Taichung TPO

Taichung Temporary Post Office (TPO)
Name: 2007 Central Taiwan Festival of Lanterns
TPO Open Date/Time: 2007 February 26th(96.2.26) (14:00-21:00)
Cancellation Design: Disney: Piglet

Piglet is a fictional character from A. A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh books. Piglet is a small pig who is the best friend of Winnie-the-Pooh. Despite the fact that he is a "Very Small Animal" with a generally timid disposition, he often conquers his fears and seems to want to be brave. Piglet is male although this has been debated.

Piglet (Winnie the Pooh) Information in Wikipedia.com

2007-02-10 Kaohsiung TPO

Kaohsiung Temporary Post Office (TPO)
Name: Hand Writing Delivers True Feelings
TPO Open Date/Time: 2007 February 10th (96.2.10) (14:30-18:00)
Cancellation Design: Pigeon, Rose, Heart

2006-11-05 Taipei TPO

Taipei Temporary Post Office (TPO)
Name: Alishan Forest Railway Story
TPO Open Date: 2006 November 5th (95.11.5)
Cancellation Design: Alishan Mountain, Steam Locomotive

The Alishan Forest Railway is an 86 km network of narrow gauge (2 ft 6 in (762 mm)) railways running up to and throughout the popular mountain resort of Alishan in Chiayi County, Taiwan. The narrow gauge lines were originally constructed by the Japanese Colonial Government in 1912 to facilitate the logging of cypress and Taiwania wood, however today the line caters mostly to tourists.

Unlike the national rail system administered by the Taiwan Railway Administration, the Alishan railway is managed by the Forestry Bureau. The system is currently operated using diesel locomotives, though some reports have indicated that plans to restore the old steam powered Shay locomotives are underway.

2006-04-30 Hsinchu TPO

Hsinchu Temporary Post Office (TPO)
Name: The 50th Anniversary of National Tsing Hua University
TPO Open Date: 2006 April 30th (95.4.30) (10:00-16:00)

National Tsing Hua University is a university in Hsinchu City, Taiwan. It is one of the most prestigious universities in Taiwan, with strong reputations in science and engineering, especially computer science and electrical engineering. Nearby is Hsinchu Science Park, the heart of the computer industry in Taiwan. The university and its neighbor National Chiao Tung University have been competing with each other on many fronts since the inception of both schools. This rivalry is perhaps best exemplified by the annual Mei-Chu Tournament, a series of sports and games competitions, held in March. It is said the difference between NTHU and next door neighbor rival is that NTHU is like Athens while NCTU is like Sparta.

National Tsing Hua University Information in Wikipedia.com