Friday, July 3, 2015

COINS and World History: NETHERLANDS 1948 1 CENT BRONZE COIN Europe - Queen Wilhelmina I.

Obverse: WILHELMINA KONINGIN DER NEDERLANDEN - Profile of the elderly Queen Wilhelmina I, facing left.

Reverse: 1948 1 CENT.

This Post World War II coin was minted during the Queen's last year of reign.

Obverse: WILHELMINA KONINGIN DER NEDERLANDEN - Profile of the elderly Queen Wilhelmina I, facing left.

Reverse: 1948 1 CENT.

Composition: Bronze

Mint Masters Privy Mark: Fish

Measures: 17mm in diameter.

The Kingdom of the Netherlands was ruled by Queen Wilhelmina I from 1890-1948. Wilhelmina became Queen of the Netherlands after the King's death in 1890. Queen Wilhelmina ruled the Netherlands for over fifty years, longer than any other Dutch monarch.
Queen Wilhelmina of The Netherlands

Her reign saw many turning points in both Dutch and world history: World War I, and World War II, and the Great Crisis of 1933. She is mostly remembered for her role in the Second World War, in which she would prove to be a great inspiration to the Dutch resistance, as well as a prominent leader of the Dutch government, which was in exile.
Members of the Eindhoven Resistance with troops of the US 101st Airborne Division
in Eindhoven during Operation Market Garden, September 1944

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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Blogging Newbie: Professional Blogging start up STEPS!

I've come to realize just now that I have been blogging for almost 3 years already! It started as a "bucket list" compliance (hence the name of this Blog) but has grown throughout these years as a passion which has resulted to four blogs already:
  1. URBI-ET-ORBI……My Bucket List Journals.- my first one "celebrating" my  midlife timeline (mid life crisis?) documenting things I wanted to do in life; more of an exploration of my personal development- hence, my bucket list- one of which of course is blogging...
  2. ODD ORBIT: News Oddities around the World- collection of odd information I picked up from the trimedia (news papers, TV and the net) which I want to share....
  3. Still the Best Medicine......collection of things I find funny: jokes, audio, videos, images- anything.....and my latest....
  4. PhP: Philippine History in Pictures- Sharing pictures of historical figures, events and moments in Philippine history.


Of course, I am not a professional blogger in the true sense as I don't actually do this  to earn money (I've earned some but of course not enough to quit my day job!) but I guess I have learned a few tricks here and there during these few years of blogging which I guess can help me level up in the next years or so.

I just want to share in this post one such invaluable resource to professional Blogging entitled "Ten Steps to Professional Blogging " by Randy Charles Morin which helped me a lot as Blogger newbie in learning more about the craft- from someone who knows NOTHING about blogging to someone who can at least properly set up a few blogs and maintain it these past years with a  modest number of visitors so far.

Here are the steps on professional blogging mentioned in the article which I still refer to every time I set up a new blog or when I post entries where I still use the article's "tag code generator" under Step # 4 (Write 1+ blog entries every day).

  1. Determine what you want to blog about
  2. Register a blog with Blogger
  3. Create a FeedBurner account
  4. Write 1+ blog entries every day
  5. Read other blogs like yours
  6. Register for a account
  7. Leave 1+ comments every day
  8. Register for an AdSense account
  9. Don't give up
  10. Check your stats and refine
Check it out. It might help you out as it did (and still doing) to me....

See previous related post:

Blogging for Newbies: 10 common Tips on Increasing Blog Traffic.

Blogging for Newbies: Blogging Don'ts to AVOID....

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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Volkswagen 2015 Microbus!

Remember the van or bus version of the VW Beetle most notable for being the iconic image during the "Hippie Movement"?
Microbus or Splittie
1965 Volkswagen 11 Window Kombi
1970 VW Early Bay Campervan 
The iconic Volkswagen (VW) Bus (see my previous post VW Model TYPES : Production VW Type Designations- TYPE 2.known around the world by many names (Microbus or Splittie, KombiCamper , is BACK......or is it?!




According to the with its article "2014 Volkswagen Microbus Price and Release Date" dated July 6th, 2014; it is back with the following by line in detail!:

"2014 Volkswagen Microbus Price and Release. – Introducing new car 2014 Volkswagen Microbus : a luxury sports car that reaches new heights in terms of elegance, has an elegant shape, quality, performance and this car is also very environmentally friendly. Volkswagen is one of the most popular car brands in the world. That’s why we will provide the most complete information from 2014 Volkswagen Microbus with Specs, Engine, Interior, Exterior, Review, Release Date, Price  and detailed information

Furthermore, the website We Are Surfers said the new vehicle would be available with both four- and five-cylinder engines, and even had the MSRP ($25,000) and showroom date (early 2015).
from We Are Surfers
BUT..... according to the article "Is Volkswagen planning a 2015 Microbus?", it's turning out though that there's no such vehicle and that this rumor has been floating around the Internet for a while and it just isn’t true. Volkswagen is NOT poised to introduce a new version of its legendary microbus.  The article quotes a Volkswagen company spokesperson  on this claim saying that Volkswagen did display a van-like concept vehicle, nicknamed "Bulli,"  at the Geneva auto show in 2011 and that the images being shown online may be based on that platform but was much smaller than the traditional VW van. 
Volkswagen Bulli Concept
Furthermore, the company said it has no plans to start building a new microbus.

So...which article and who do we believe now?

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