The stats helper monkeys at mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meterโ„ข reads Wow!

Crunchy numbers

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The average container ship can carry about 4,500 containers. This blog was viewed about 21,000 times in 2010. If each view were a shipping container, your blog would have filled about 5 fully loaded ships.


In 2010, there were 41 new posts, not bad for the first year! There were 339 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 23mb. That’s about 7 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was May 2nd with 335 views. The most popular post that day was my Vancouver 2010 Olympic pin collection.

Where did they come from?

Some visitors came searching, mostly for superquatchi, yog pins, quatchi, mukmuk x ray pin, and super quatchi.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


my Vancouver 2010 Olympic pin collection March 2010


Olympic pins wanted March 2010


Pin Trading March 2010


Wow, it’s been almost 3 months since I last checked this blog!

I’ve actually taken a hiatus of sorts, from all my pin collecting. My pin collections are still around though, sitting in neat plastic boxes in my room! hehe ๐Ÿ™‚ I do intend to sort through them all, & get everything displayed nicely someday – when I get the time & energy to do so!

Surprisingly, there’s still a steady flow of visitors to this blog – an average of 30~50 each day, for the past 3 months!ย  Thank you all for visiting my site & I do hope that my old blog posts will continue to provide the information that you seek in your pin collecting adventures! ๐Ÿ˜€

If you have left a comment but it hasn’t yet been replied, rest assured that I will try my best to approve & reply each & every comment, as soon as I can! ๐Ÿ™‚

Happy pin collecting & pin trading!

superquatchi ๐Ÿ˜€

Haven’t updated in a long while, but thought I’d post about this lovely pin that arrived as a surprise in the mail!

Limited Edition 99 Days to Go (Non-Retail) Lyo & Merly pin

This version is the non-retail variation of my other 99 Days to Go pin.ย  Apparently this unique pin was given out only to invited guests at the 99-day countdown celebration in Singapore! Lovely! ๐Ÿ˜€

Wrapping up my pin collecting / trading for now.. Just thought I’d post pics of my Shanghai 2010 Expo pins, as earlier promised! Enjoy! ๐Ÿ˜€

Chinese Zodiac Animals with Expo mascot (Haibao):
Horse | Sheep | Dragon | Rat

Mascot Haibao:
Longevity | Happiness | Prosperity | Peace

Expo (some building) | 7 Days to Go

Haibao playing tennis | Chile @Expo 2010

LED lights Chinese New Year Haibao mascot

Countries/Cities @Expo 2010:
Liverpool | Jiangsu | Angola

Expo 2010 Volunteer pin | Expo round pin

Backstamp of Volunteer pin: Unique ID of the volunteer

Apparently, the volunteers at the Expo were warned not to trade off their unique ID Volunteer pins.ย  My mom tried asking several volunteers, and finally, after some disappointments & great efforts, she managed to get her hands on one! ๐Ÿ˜‰ hehe

I’ve also uploaded some new pins from Beijing 2008 that my mom managed to trade for @the Expo. They’re updated in the post here!

Cheers! ๐Ÿ˜€

I recently found these lying around in one of my drawers.. I must’ve bought them awhile ago, because the current rate for International stamps has now gone up to CAD$1.70!

Hehe.. another Quatchi collectible for my Quatchi collection! ๐Ÿ˜€

I’ve decided to start a new “Feature Pin” series on this blog, to introduce some of my favourite trader pins! ๐Ÿ˜€

To kick-start the series, I have here a personal fave from my Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games pin collection:

*99 Days to Go 3-piece detachable pin set [Limited <999]

This beautiful pin set is special in so many ways..

  • Limited Edition, <999 pieces
  • Oversized
  • It’s 3 pins in 1!
  • Countdown (99 Days to Go)
  • Dated 07.05.2010 [7 May 2010]
  • The detachable mini-Lyo & mini-Merly pins can be worn separately from the bigger 99 Days to Go pin!
  • Only available at the Olympic Superstore location (ie, not available via the Online store)

In addition to the above features, it also has the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games emblem & Olympic rings, together with the actual text, at the bottom of the ’99’.

Definitely a collector’s item, and a fun set to have! (I especially love the detachable mini mascot pins! hehe ๐Ÿ˜› )

I only have 2 of these Limited Edition pin sets available for trade, so drop me a comment/email if you’re interested to trade for this pin set! ๐Ÿ˜€

To see more pics of my Singapore 2010 pins, as well as other traders, go here!


UPDATED: Jul 17, 2010

Here’s my collection of pins from the first ever Youth Olympic Games – to be held in Singapore this August!

The pins that are available for trading are indicated with an asterisk *.

Drop me a comment if youโ€™d like to trade pins! ๐Ÿ˜›

4-piece Multi-language Special Edition box set

This unique box set features the mascots Lyo & Merly with the word “Welcome” in each of the 4 official languages of Singapore: English (1st language), Malay, Tamil, & Chinese! Cute! Love it! hehe ๐Ÿ˜€

*Lyo with emblem | *Merly with emblem

Lyo & Merly | *99 Days to Go 3-piece detachable pin set [Limited <999]

Commemorative 1st Youth Olympic Games with Lyo & Merly
Map piece #1 (Olympic Superstore & the Merlion) [Limited <2010]

Youth Olympic Games Emblem pins:
coloured & oval | *gold & rectangular

Youth Olympic Games Emblem pins:
silver & oval | *black & rectangular

Youth Olympic Games Emblem pins:
special non-retail sponsor pin with Honav backstamp

Limited Edition 99 Days to Go (Non-Retail) Lyo & Merly pin

That’s all for now! When the Youth Olympic Games roll around in August, I will probably have more to add to my collection! ๐Ÿ˜€