One of my favorite sites on the web is the blog Postcards from Miss Igorota. This site plays upon the roaming gnome photo concept seen in television commercials, but in particular to this site, the 2001 French film “Amelie”.
Postcards from Miss Igorota was started by two bloggers: Conniechiwa / Fortuitous Faery, “a Filipina turned Jersey girl”; and Gingmaganda, whom I assume is from and lives in the Phillipines. Ginmgmaganda gave Conniechiwa an Igorota doll. (The Igorot people are from the Cordillera region of the Phillipines island of Luzon.) Conniechiwa decided to make the doll her “travel mascot” and took her wherever she went, and thus the photo blog of Miss Igorota’s travels was born. The current Miss Igorota is the second doll to bear the name after the first became a bit smeared from a water bottle in Conniechiwa’s purse.
If you check out the site you may wonder how the girl’s manage to move around so fast, but the site actually features photos of yet another igorota doll named “Mr Iggy”. Mr. Iggy appears primarily in the Philippines and Asia, while Miss Igorota appears in photos from North America. Miss Igorota (pictured above has painted lips, while Mr. Iggy does not.
Started around May 2008, Miss Igorota is entering into her second year of travels. Take a look and browse around. You might be interested in reading her story/origin and the 7 random facts about Miss Igorota, or you can also read up on the bloggers in charge.
Monkey Fables and Tales
Here’s another blog I found last week: Monkey Fables and Tales. This is a humorous, personal storytelling blog where the writer, known simply as “Monkey Tale”, writes down his almost daily thoughts even when he doesn’t have any. Let me warn you, his sense of humor isn’t for everyone, but he has his moments where he keeps it clean enough for most. Regardless, he tries to entertain in each and every post whether he’s talking about work or his inner thoughts.
In his best posts he tells good humor filled stories about his daily life. Today, there’s the story about the day he lost his voice. I also enjoyed the letter he wrote to his car titled, “Where’s The Love?”. In the former story you can almost imagine being in his head as he and his friends walk down the street or while he tries to drink to regain his voice at the restaurant.
He’s part of the Entrecard.com network (which I mentioned yesterday) and I like his ad with the monkey asking, “How about if I spank you?” (I’m not going to get into the origins of that question).
He has a few other blogs which are more serious. There’s Sensory Overload, a book review blog, and So Now What? where he reflects on politics, the economy, and current events.
None of these blogs tell you who he is, or where he comes from, and that’s probably not the point, but he’s out there in more ways than one.
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