Friday, February 13, 2009

Nautical Gifts - PH

PhotoHunt theme : Nautical

This nautical gift was given to my son by a Vice-President of a Shanghai hospital. I had brought my young son to consult this doctor. She grew fond of my jovial kid. :)

A year later she sent her teenaged daughter to study in Singapore and I was her guardian for 6 years. Although her daughter has left to study in Australia, we still maintain contact.

The Chinese characters 一帆风顺 means Bon voyage and usually translated as meaning "have a good trip".


This silver handicraft of a ship was another nautical gift from an Indonesian father. He was in Solo and bought this specially for me.

The craftsmen are still using traditional equipment to create such beautiful pieces of art. It has intricate details. This art piece is firm and strong because it is made from a combination of silver and copper.








53 comments:

  1. Great pics for the nautical theme ECL! Love the ship :) Happy Valentines Day, and Happy photo hunting!

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  2. Those model ships are beautiful crafted. Often making great displays :)

    Happy Valentine's Day!!!

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  3. it's a lovely handicraft.

    Happy Valentine's day!

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  4. Those are beautiful gifts and great for the theme. Happy Valentine's Day!

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  5. Happy Valentine's Day ECL. When are you going for another voyage? I could still remember the yacht trip you shared last time. :)

    http://crizcats.blogspot.com/

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  6. love your silver handycraft :D thanks drop at my ph post and...happy valentine's day...

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  7. love your silver handycraft :D thanks drop at my ph post and...happy valentine's day...

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  8. love your silver handycraft :D thanks drop at my ph post and...happy valentine's day...

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  9. that is a beautiful keepsake that no doubt will be passed on from one generation to the next.

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  10. What nice gifts! Don't mind getting such gifts. Haha! Happy Valentine's Day! : )

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  11. Wonderful gifts and perfect for this theme.
    Happy Valentine´s Day!

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  12. Happy Valentines day ECL :) lots of love and hugs :)

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  13. That silver ship is really beautiful!
    I would love to have it, but would have nowhere appropriate to put it.
    Gorgeous!

    Happy Valentines Day to you! :)

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  14. Both of these are wonderful. How nice to have such great personal things like that. Happy weekend.

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  15. "Stars are like friends; there's always some around, you just need to find your favourite one."

    Happy Valentine’s Day from Wishing on a Falling Star

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  16. lovely gifts!
    Happy Valentine's Day to you and to your loved ones, ECL! :)

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  17. Wow, really beautiful handicraft! Do you display it in your lounge?

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  18. You have some very nice nautical things. I'm loving this theme!

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  19. That looks really special!
    Happy Valentine's Day. :)

    http://lesliesmyers.blogspot.com/2009/02/photohunt-dinghy-days.html

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  20. Wonderful gifts ECL! they are beautiful. You always are spot on with every post.

    I am not playing this week as I have so much to do at home, and finishing up on my new blog.

    http://simplyshinade.blogspot.com/

    I will miss everyone. But, I am right on the edge of my allotted time share with both of my satellites.

    Happy OH to all of you and I will see you all next week.

    And for you ECL a very special and dear Happy Valentine's Day!!:-)

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  21. Hi ECL, the winners in my Joint Anniversary Giveaway contest is already out HERE. You can go ahead and transfer EC credits to 12th Prize winner I Luv Giveaways with EC details http://entrecard.com/details/100700.

    Thank you so much for your generous sponsorship and for making this contest a big success. Have a great weekend!

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  22. Lucky you and your son for getting such nice gifts -- or are they proof of how amazingly nice you both are? :)

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  23. I have always loved nautical things-they are so unique and make me think of times gone by.

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  24. These are lovely nautical things :) I also have a scale model in my other entry :)

    HVD!

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  25. the silver galleon is beautiful...i've seen one of those in a friend's house. very intricate...thanks for sharing.

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  26. HaPpY HeArTs DaY to you eastcoastlife.

    Hope you're having a swell Valentine's Day in Singapore.

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  27. Happy Valentine's Day too!

    For the corner banner, go to this link and follow the instructions. I googled it the other night and found his instructions very easy to follow. http://tips-for-new-bloggers.blogspot.com/2007/03/add-picture-banner-link-to-blogger.html

    Cheers!

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  28. I've also met many parents of former students who r forever grateful for your care and concern over their children and some are very generous. I guess apart from their extrinsic values, I also see these "gifts" as symbols of a good job well done! U must make a terribly (haha) great mama=guardian!

    Planning to rent out my guest room at my Toa Payoh pad. If u know of any trustworthy individuals, give me a jingle.

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  29. Nice items, for once I don't see a ship in water, lol !
    Wish you a happy Valentine's day !

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  30. Hi ECL! Happy Valentine's Day! Those gifts are truly amazing especially the second one. Very detailed.

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  31. Very precious gifts, both of them, and to be treasured. Both are beautiful as well as precious.

    Happy Valentine's Day!

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  32. Awesome nautical gifts to always be treasured.
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Angela

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  33. That is a nice piece of art Eastcostlife. I remember hubby buying that kind of stuff because the husband of his sister is a lover of ship stuff. Happy hunting and Valentines day too.

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  34. Happy Valentine's Day to my fav Singaporean lady

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  35. Happy Valentines Day! That ship is beautiful! such great craftsmanship! My hunt is up, please come and visit

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  36. wow.. that ship is priceless! beautiful gifts!

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  37. I sure hope your son will cherish this gift.

    Coffee is on and Happy Valentine day.

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  38. Nice choice for this week's theme!

    Happy Valentine!

    Mine is up too! :)

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  39. Wonderful photos for the theme! You must have a very special son there. ;)

    Happy weekend.

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  40. What a thoughtful and beautiful gift - I just love that ship.

    Happy Valentine's Day, ECL!

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  41. The ship looks very intricate. Have a great day ECL :-)

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  42. Hope you had a lovely Hearts Day.

    Those are lovely pieces and perfect for the theme. I wasn't able to find an appropriate photo. I'll make it up next week.

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  43. Wonderful masterpieces, thanks for sharing.

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  44. Good choices ECL, lovely personal touches.

    Happy weekend.

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  45. I love your take on the theme this week. The silver and copper boat is just beautiful.

    Here is mine:
    JyLynC's Photohunt

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