Swap-bot Time: July 19, 2019 5:37 am


Date Joined: May 12, 2016
Last Online: July 18, 2019
Birthday: February 7
Country: United States
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about me

VACATION UPDATE: My cross-country road trip has been moved to end of August so from 8/24-9/4, I will not be able to rate cards while I am gone. I am going to limit the swaps I join too so I don't accidently forget about them!

Hi! I'm Michelle from the great Pacific Northwest.
I live with my fiance and our furry ones, 3 lionhead rabbits: Shmi, Vader & Ginny.

ET the Walrus & I

origin of my name: CHOWEFACE came from my baby sister. When she was small, she couldn't say Michelle so it came out as "me-chow" which eventually just turned to 'chowe' (she added the E on the end). Close friends and family picked up on it so now I get called CHOWE, CHOWEFACE or CHOWDER.

Things I love include Harry Potter, The Avengers (Thor's my fav), Jensen Ackles, road trips, going to baseball games, the Oregon Coast, writing, Mexican, Filipino & Korean food and reading.

Love Sports- here are my favorite teams:


I watch the Olympics too. I love watching Winter Olympics more- I watch ski jumping, curling, hockey & figure skating! Team USA!

Seattle's getting an NHL team! So excited!

my movies

I watch ALL genres but I prefer raunchy comedies, musicals and heist movies.

Fav movies are:
-Scott Pilgrim vs the World
-Ready Player One
-Some Like it Hot
-Cabin in the Woods
-Forgetting Sarah Marshall


movie franchises I love: HP, LOTR, Star Wars, MARVEL & Mission: Impossible.

I love anything from Edgar Wright. (Cornetto Trilogy, anyone?!)

my books

I am currently doing the POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE

HARRY POTTER is my favorite.

I read a lot of JK Rowling, JT Ellison, Philippa Gregory,, Jamie McGuire & James Rollins (I met him once!).


My favorite genre to read is Thrillers & YA but I've been reading a lot of Romance lately.

I also used to dabble in fan fiction in High School and wrote 10+ stories regarding Taiwanese pop stars (I went through a phase lol). I'm trying to get back into writing though.

my tv

I try to watch the pilot episode of EVERY new show. If I like the pilot episode, then I'll go and watch the rest of the season.

Favorite TV shows: 'I Love Lucy' & 'Supernatural'

Currently Watching: EUPHORIA, Jett, Little Big Lies, Rook, Elementary, Animal Kingdom

I've also been watching MTV's 'The Challenge' since 2000 & I'm team CT.

my music

currently on repeat:
anything by MIDLAND
Megan Thee Stallion
Jonas Brothers new album

---I listen to a bit of everything!---

Always a favorite:
Mumford & Son's 'Sigh No More' album
Usher's 'My Way' Album
'Still Loving You' by Scorpions
Musicals & Disney songs
The original F4 (Jerry, Ken, Vic & Vanness)
Country- the more twang, the better!

BSB forever!



I always listen to 'My Favorite Murder' on my drive to work. #SSDGM

Looking for: PCs

LOOKING FOR: cards from Islands- would be awesome if it was a map or aerial view of island.

Looking for specific cards with city/town name ON FRONT:
Klamath Falls, OR
Fort Smith, AR
Farmington, NM
Moab, UT
Corpus Christi, TX
Gary, IN (dad hometown)

^^ even if the city, state card you have is not listed above, feel free to send! :) I'd love to have a card from your town!

(The ones listed above are places I went to but never found a card with city name.)

My hometown is Olongapo City, Philippines so I'd love any cards you send from that city or even Subic Bay and Bataan.

I love all Lantern Press cards!

Specific Lantern Press I'm collecting:
Starry Night versions

Starry Night Typography Montage

I'll also take Washington cards, even though I live here. I have a special box for all WA cards & the ones people send me are always new to my collection! :)

Postcard Swaps

Love touristy cards but I do collect a bit of everything!

I'm not easily offended so send nude or profanity cards if you want. You can also send LGBTQIA things as well.

--Sending in envelope: I love all colors so any envelope color is fine.--

If given an option, I prefer written & stamped.

I do a lot of the Scavenger Hunts and swaps involving multiple cards in an envie so here's a list to make it easier for people sending me cards:

  • Animal Cards: arctic animals like walruses, wolves, orcas & polar bears. (any bears or dogs are good too)
  • Pixar: Brave, Coco
  • Disney: Beauty & the Beast, Lilo & Stitch, Aladdin, Moana, Rescues Down Under, Emporers New Groove
  • Christmas cards: religious or not- all ok! I especially like the ones with glitter and snow scenes. You can even send Hanukkah ones if you like.
  • State Capitols: I'd like it to say 'state capitol' on the front if possible
  • Map Cards: any except subway maps
  • US Maps: I have a box just for these so any and all is GREAT but I do need more of Alaska, Colorado & Rhode Island!
  • City/Town Views: I prefer if they were aerial view. I especially like small town & farm cards or little known places. I also like the cards that say Amish Country. I have a few of them so now it's a collection lol.
  • Multi-Views: the more little pictures, the better! I also like cards that have a montage of landmarks from a state with the state's name on the front
  • Landscape/Nature: anything nature related! Sunsets and waterfalls are a personal favorite. A volcano erupting would be cool too!
  • Structures: dams, bridges, monuments
  • National Parks: Would love to have at least one card from every Nat'l Park- Like real photo cards, not an art style like Anderson Design Group (cause I have those already)
  • Flower: daffodils, dahlias, ranunculus, poppies, peonies, bouquets
  • Canada: I'd like to collect cards from all the provinces, cards with the province name or town in that province. I'd also love to collect a map of each province if they have them
  • Europe: Norway, Sweden, Wales, Armenia, Hungary, Iceland,
  • Asia: Cambodia, Laos, Middle East
  • Africa: All countries
  • South America: Ecuador, Bolivia, Paraguay, Venezuela
  • Other Countries: Pacific Islands, New Zealand, Caribbeans
  • Food: recipes, Taiwan food cards, Singapore food cards, beer/liquor, weird food
  • History: WW2, Tudor history, military, naval ships, british royal family
  • Zazzle: generally I'm ok receiving these but don't send me one if the writing is blurry! Also, no zazzle Lantern Press (not the same size!)
  • Non-Traditional cards: Shaped, 3D, Glitter, Chrome, Maxi, Cut-out, Cork, Wooden - love them all!
  • Risque: nudity, dirty jokes, Pin-ups, etc...I'm totally fine getting these
  • Sports: All sports, either Stadiums, players and Olympics. I especially like Football & Baseball. No cartoon versions please.
  • College/University: any schools, even High Schools if you have them.
  • Sanrio: Sumikko Garashi, Gudetama, Pekkle, Pochacco
  • Handmade: ones that are done professionally are OK but I don't care for ones on cardboard. If sending naked, please make sure that it won't smear- it rains in Seattle so the card can get wet!
  • Collectible Types: Lali Riddle, Blue Cats from Russia, Tarusov Pin ups, Lena Gnedkova, Postallove, WOW, FOTW, Icons Of...

Things I like:
Washi - samples are awesome
Stamps - I take non-US stamps and make collages
Stickers - not reward or teacher ones

Things I don't like:
Coloring Cards
Puffy Stickers
Art Cards (unless it's Thomas Kincade)
Quote Cards/ cards with only writing
Paper/scraps (If you do sent any, I give them to other people so they won't go wasted)
Blurry Zazzle (nothing worse than blurry zazzle maps!)



pirtsi rated for Postcard Scavenger Hunt - July 2019 on Jul 18, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for nice cards and stamps Pirtsi
satinification rated for Book Recommendations 3 on Jul 17, 2019
Comment: Thank you for your recommendations. A few of them really interested me. Especially thrillers! Sometimes I like to read creepy stories. Thank you also for the birthday card and the postcards. That's so sweet of you! I actually received your swap few days ago, but am seriously ill right now and wasn't able to rate you earlier. Sorry for that and thank you very much again!
Response: I'm glad you received it & hope you get better soon!
shinyserra rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 100!!! on Jul 16, 2019
Comment: I love the sea turtle.
Sizzle rated for first & last lines no. 13 on Jul 16, 2019
Comment: Hey there! The first and last lines of the book you read caught my attention so I looked it up. I have added it to my wish list at the bookstore ;) thanks for the good recommendation!
myancey rated for Disney Scatts D swap on Jul 16, 2019
Comment: I LOVE DUG!!!! I love that u matched a stamp too! Love ur answers too! Your C is on its way!!!! Much thanks.
Comment: I love the donuts postcards! Great selection. Thank you!
Comment: Thank you for the great postcards.
MargotBond rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 100!!! on Jul 15, 2019
Comment: Thank You!
kssunlover1947 rated for State Capitols on Jul 14, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the Washington State capitol building card. This is actually the forth card that I have of this building. I have one winter with snow, one fall with colored leaves and one with spring flowers. This one is the only one that shows that whole area and all the different buildings. I love getting the different cards of the same building so interesting to see the different views.
Response: I agree! I have many cards like this too :) glad it's a new one for your collection!
Ukucaitie rated for Vacation Postcard 2019!! on Jul 13, 2019
Comment: What a beautiful postcard! Thank you very much!!
dawnakaulen rated for PH: Three Different US States #3 on Jul 12, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the great PC's, and for the bonus goodies too!
krspellman rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 100!!! on Jul 12, 2019
Comment: Beautiful postcard, thank you
Comment: Very nice cards, thank you very much. Hawaii, Acadia Park, Rome and Malaysia - wow! Have been to all but Malaysia.
4Friends rated for Disney Scatts C swap on Jul 10, 2019
Comment: thank you for my PC
KatKit rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #65 on Jul 10, 2019
Comment: Your cards arrived when I was on vacation. What a lovely package. I enjoyed all the cards you sent. I really like the sparkling ferry Washington card! It's Nice that they have a short name for the Humu too. Not sure I'd ever learn to say the long name of that fish.
Response: I learned how to say the full name after watching High School Musical 2 hahaha (My baby sister loved those movies!)
Comment: Love the Seattle Eye PC
MauiMami rated for Send a Sunset PC on Jul 8, 2019
Comment: Pretty sunset. Mahalo ✉.
squince rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 100!!! on Jul 8, 2019
Comment: How cool you drove past my town! :)
eimn rated for Naked Map PC (USA/Canada) #8 on Jul 6, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much Michelle for this great map postcard of Wisconsin, I love it! PS: I also love the washi tape that you used.

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myancey on Apr 17, 2019:

Please don’t forget to sign up for Disney q scats! I have the perfect one to send!

OrigamiGrace on Apr 1, 2019:

From CPG!


myancey on Feb 21, 2019:

I know this is really really late but happy belated birthday. I hope u had an awesome day. Did I send u a card ? If not ones coming your way. ❤️

ContraryHousewife on Nov 20, 2018:


bck on Mar 1, 2018:

Your resend is in the mail.... hope this one reaches you!

susieq11 on Feb 11, 2018:

Thank you for using a Lunar New Year stamp on my envelope!! xxx

isabellasnow on Feb 4, 2018:


vontakk on Mar 15, 2017:

You're my partner for the Disney PC Swap and I saw you like Harry Potter. I just started a Harry Potter PC swap series for the US and an Intl one if you want to join! http://swap-bot.com/swap/show/240724

myancey on Feb 24, 2017:

thank you for the unassigned pc for naked map pc roulette swap!

squince on Dec 13, 2016:

Thank you for your kind words. It's been really hard!

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