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Aminomama

Aminomama
Date Joined: December 31, 2010
Last Online: April 29, 2015
Birthday: December 19
Country: United States

About Me

Hello! My name is Paula and I am a mother & business woman in Portland Oregon. I am originally from Japan and have been living in the US for a very long time. (But my English is still questionable so you need to excuse my English.)

I live with my husband and two fur kids - long hair chihuahuas. Our daughter is currently studying in Japan. My husband is originally from Hawaii and we have Christmas tree business in Honolulu so we go there every year to do business and visit his side of families. All my side of family is in Tokyo so I go home once in a year or two. Also, my best friend lives in Richmond Canada so I get to go there pretty often. I love travelling! (One of these days, I really would like to go to Europe.)

After 25 years, I found a great Kumu Hula (Hula teacher) and Halau (Hula school) here in Portland and I started dancing hula again. I love hula!

I'm a member of JOR - "Japan on the road". We go to elementary school classes around this area and introduce Japan: where it is, how we live, what they can do in Japan and how to use chopsticks and etc. It's very exciting to know that kids are very eager to learn about my own country. This is my favorite volunteer work.

My wonderful daughter got me into this site beginning of this year and since then I have been enjoying swapping.

Favorite Television

I don't watch TV much nowadays since I'm hooked on Dramacrazy.net where I can watch hundreds of Japanese shows.

Favorite Music

I love the Beatles. Nickleback, Bruno Mars, Taylor Swift, Hinder, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Avril Lavigne, Train, Teresa Teng, Momoe Yamaguchi, Bach, Mozart, Makaha Sons & Niihau, Cazmero Brothers, Royal Garner, Gaby Pahinui, Kaahuanu Lake Trio and etc..... actually I love all sorts of music.....

Favorite Crafts

I love creative works: right now, I'm into painted ATCs,

Favorite Movies

I love all movies which will make me happy: 50 First Date, Legally Blonde and etc.

Favorite Books

I used to love to read especially English literatures and various detective stories. But now, reading makes me tired... because once I started reading I can't stop reading until I finish it.... and I like long stories.... So, I enjoy Japanese shojo mangas: Sora wa Akai Kawa no Hotori, Hanayori dango, Haikarasan ga touru, NY Komachi, Mars, Hikaru no go, Basara, Free, Hanazakari no Kimitachie etc.

Likes

Long Hair Chihuahuas,Flavored Tea, Tea cookies, European style cookies, Artistic ATCs, Practical items, Pretty stuffs, Rhinestones, My daughter, Compassionate People, The Beatles, Traveling, Sleeping, Good Wine, Foreign Languages, Non-English/Japanese Disney cartoons, Hula & Hawaiian Music, Seasons,

Dislike

ALL GORY THINGS!! Liquorice candies, Cheap Stickers, Imitation Jewelry, People who think they are the best, People who think they know everything, People who are too pushy, Slow Computers,

About ATC

I love collecting ATCs. I mean really artistic ones. I do appreciate ATC with stickers on as long as it is artistic..... but nothing is so disappointing to receive sticker slapping cards. Also I hate Gory cards.

Ratings

roska1vila rated for Ethnic Paper Doll ATC on Sep 22, 2012
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for beautiful doll and extra stuff.:)
MishyBelle rated for Storybook atc on Aug 13, 2012
5
rating
Comment: Paula, This ATC is my all-time favorite. It's so pretty. I love that she comes out of the bamboo stalk. It's like having my own little Kaguya Hime!
Response: Wow, thank you so much for the nice comments.
MishyBelle rated for inchies atc on Aug 13, 2012
5
rating
Comment: Paula, your inchie atc is absolutely beautiful! One of my all-time favorites to receive. Thank you for the cute little papers. I can't wait to use them!
Response: I'm so glad we decided to do this swap. Thank you
meshellmybell rated for INCHES ATC on Aug 11, 2012
5
rating
Comment: thanks
dandabear rated for My Favorite Storybook ATC on Jul 30, 2012
5
rating
Comment: Thank you so much! I love the ATC and the story! It was so excited when I opened it and read the story. I have never heard it before. Thanks for sharing!!
Response: You are welcome! It's my pleasure to be able to share the story with you!
5
rating
Comment: Wow! What an amazing job you did. Thank you for the ATC.
Response: You are welcome! I'm glad you like it. :)
Iluvdolls rated for QUICK ATC swap #72 on Jun 17, 2012
5
rating
Comment: Thank you so much ! I love the ATC you made!!! SO CUTE!
Response: You are welcome. I'm glad you liked it. :)
GirlFriday rated for FRANCE - Postage Stamp ATCs #10 on Jun 5, 2012
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the cool ATCand the extra papers. =)
Response: You are welcome!
luv2kraft rated for not-so-QUICK ATC x2 swap #69 on Jun 4, 2012
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for another marvelous ATC and the extras.
Response: You are welcome. My pleasure!!
heatherkm rated for not-so-QUICK ATC x2 swap #69 on Jun 4, 2012
5
rating
Comment: Thank you so much for the ATC. I do not have any like this yet.
Response: You are welcome!
hibiscus rated for MALDIVES - Postage Stamp ATCs #9 on Jun 2, 2012
5
rating
Comment: terrific atc...love it...love angel fish...i almost made mine an angelfish as well...the belgian was so good as well...very clever..thanks so much for the extra postcards...so nice of you...
Response: You are welcome. I'm really glad you liked them. Thanks for the nice comments.
coffeewithclouds rated for Free Theme ATC #37!! on May 20, 2012
5
rating
Comment: love the papers and the ATC Happy Swapping
Response: Happy Swapping to you, too.
vick302000 rated for Free Theme ATC #37!! on May 19, 2012
5
rating
Comment: Thank you so much. It is cute. You are a very good artist.
Response: You are welcome and thank YOU for the nice comments.
bjmonroe rated for Free Theme ATC #37!! on May 18, 2012
5
rating
Comment: What a great ATC! Beautiful little bit of art, you are very talented. I will never, never trade this one. Thank you also for the extra bits of paper from Japan. Bonnie
Response: Thank you so much for the nice comments and a heart.
Camiliann rated for Free Theme ATC #37!! on May 18, 2012
5
rating
Comment: thanks nice atc
Response: You are welcome!
luv2kraft rated for 2 for 1 ATC Sender's Choice #2 on May 17, 2012
5
rating
Comment: Too bad I can't give you a few dozen more hearts.I opened the envie and peeked inside and thought,Gee,she enlarged some stamps and slapped them on. Then,HOLY SMOKES! These were painted.Absolutely gorgeous,gonna frame them and leave them out to look at. Thank you so much!!!!
Response: WOW, what a nice comment. Thank you so much. I'm so glad you liked them. :)
oceanna rated for Free Theme ATC #37!! on May 17, 2012
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the great ATC!
Response: You are welcome!
dardarbinx rated for 2 for 1 ATC Sender's Choice #1 on May 14, 2012
5
rating
Comment: thank you very much for the lovely ATCs
Response: You are welcome and thank you very much for your patience.
5
rating
Comment: I know what you mean about waffles yuuuuuuuum. I was in belguim in april, they sell them on the streets in open storefronts. You can get any toppings you want, and walk along the street eating it. [which I did a couple of times] I loved the paper you sent also, Japan is on my bucket list. Thanks for everything!!!
Response: You are welcome!! WOW, lucky you!! I wish I could go to Belgium to eat waffles on the streets.
5
rating
Comment: Wow! 5 ATCs instead of one :) You made make my day! Thank you so much! They so nice too! Your painting is amazing! Have a nice day and thanks again!
Response: You are welcome! Thank you very much for hosting such a wonderful swap. :)

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 108 9 9
Completed Fives Threes Ones
83 118 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
4 4 75 0
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Comments

yellowsharkbait on Feb 25, 2012:

Your ATC swap out package was sent off today.☺

tengu2 on May 19, 2011:

Welcome to the hand drawn/ painted ATC group. I look forward to getting the chance to swap with you . I am also a big tea lover. Happy swapping:)

AngieDawn on Mar 12, 2011:

Oh my goodness I am so loving this tea and heart lovers swap. I'm so hoping there will be a # 3!!

bree081 on Feb 16, 2011:

Konnichiwa! Anyone who is lucky enough to have you as a swap partner is truly blessed. look forward to another swap with you soon. Domo Arigato!!

AmiMelody on Jan 29, 2011:

HI! you are SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO good at everything crafty!!!!

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