Thursday, June 30, 2011

And the Winners Are....

It's the last day of June and as promised, I'm picking the lucky winners for Rizal's 150th Birthday Postcard Giveaway. Yes, there shall be two winners!

The first winner was chosen through I assigned a number to each valid entry and let the widget generate the winning number. The lucky poster is:

Congratulations, Mommy Rubz of Postcard Ethusiast! I shall send your postcard ASAP!

I chose the second winner based on the entry which made me remember some of the interesting things about the Philippine national hero which I learned in my P.I. 100 class. Congratulations, Jill! Please send me your mailing details and tell me which stamps you'd like to see on your card.

To the rest of the participants, thank you so much for joining!

Anyway, allow me to add to the information given by Jill regarding Rizal's discovery of several species of animals. During his exile in Dapitan, Rizal and his students collected birds, insects, butterflies, shells, snakes, and plants which were sent for identification to the Anthropological and Ethnographic Museum of Dresden in Germany. In return, Rizal received scientific books and journals, as well as surgical instruments. Four of the species which Rizal sent for identification were named after him: Apogonia Rizali Heller (a beetle); Spatholmes Rizali (a fungus beetle); Rhacophorus Rizalu Boettger (a rare frog); and Draco Rizali (flying dragon).

Wishing you happy journeys...


  1. How come I missed this give away? :) Congrats to the lucky winner!

  2. *DANCE DANCE!!!*
    YEY! Thank you thank you! <3

  3. Yeah me too! I missed this giveaway. Sayang! Nag comment pa naman ako :-(

  4. Don't worry sisters, I'll post my next giveaway in our FB page so you won't miss it. ;)