Swap-bot Time: January 16, 2019 6:26 am


Date Joined: May 12, 2016
Last Online: January 15, 2019
Birthday: February 7
Country: United States

About Me

Hi! I'm Michelle from the great Pacific Northwest.
I live with my fiance and our furry ones, 4 lionhead rabbits: Aro, Shmi, Vader & Ginny.

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.

I love Harry Potter- I'm a Slytherin & Pukwudgie according to Pottermore :)

I'm half Filipino and moved to the US when I was 5- I don't speak Tagalog much but I understand it fluently.

I'm a HUGE Supernatural fan. I've been watching since the show debuted and met some of the stars too! Jensen Ackles is a deamboat!

I love traveling but most of my traveling is here in the US though I have been to Canada, Taiwan, The Philippines & Japan.

Some of my favorite places to travel to are The Oregon Coast, North Cascades NP in WA, Saratoga Springs NY, Charleston SC, South Dakota, Disneyworld & Montana.

Love Sports- here are my favorite teams:

  • Soccer/Futbol: Seattle Sounders
  • Football: New York Giants
  • Baseball: Seattle Mariners
  • College: Notre Dame & Gonzaga
  • Hockey: Vancouver Canucks
  • Basketball: Golden State Warriors (but Supersonic fan first)

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!

Favorite Movies

I'm a big movie buff.. if I've never seen it, I at least know the plot and the cast. I watch ALL genres, I prefer raunchy comedies, musicals and heist movies.

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

I have movie marathons with Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings & Star Wars. I have yet to do a movie marathon with Marvel- that would take forever but I'd definitely do it.

I also enjoy other movie franchises like Scream, Mission: Impossible, Jurassic Park & Ocean's Eleven.

I am also guaranteed to cry at war movies & movies where an animal dies (even a CGI animal). EVERY TIME.

I love anything from Edgar Wright.

(I also watch the cheesy Christmas movies on Lifetime/Hallmark!)

Favorite 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 Thriller/Mystery & YA.

Favorite Television

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.

Fav show of all time is I Love Lucy.

Fav show currently on air: SUPERNATURAL
Fav cartoons: Bob's Burgers, Steven Universe, We Bare Bears, Rick & Morty
Fav TV Episodes: all the paintball episodes from Community, Atlanta's Robbin Season, any Slap bet episode from HIMYM
Fav Cooking Show: The Kitchen, Holiday Baking Championship

ps. I'm also obsessed with Younger, Silicon Valley & Game of Thrones.

Favorite Music

I listen to all music except screamo which is funny because my friends who are musicians are in screamo bands.

currently on repeat:
New Light - John Mayer
Lay Me Down - Sam Smith ft. John Legend
One Number Away - Luke Combs

I always get excited when 'Take Me Home, Country Roads' & 'Friends in Low Places' come on hahah

BSB forever!

Not Music-- but Podcasts! I always listen to podcasts on my drive to/from work. It's either Serial, My Favorite Murder or In the Dark. Though I'm obsessed with MFM right now.

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
Amarillo, TX
Norfolk, VA
Gary, IN (dad hometown)
Pocatello, ID
Sun Valley, ID
Buffalo, NY
Kalispell, MT

^^ even if the city, state card you have is not listed above, feel free to send! :) The ones listed above are places I went to but never found a card with city name.

Specific Lantern Press: I've found that there are 'starry night' versions of certain places and would love to collect as many as I can.

Always on the lookout for PCs from my favorite places (see About Me above^^)

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.

--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!
  • 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!)

I'd prefer no black & white cards either unless it pertains to my list above.


I do collect pressed pennies and while I don't have any extras, I can always swap foreign coins for them~ I have countries other than US or Canada.



Comment: Thanks for the pressed penny and 2 coins. Perfect for my collection :)
Comment: Thank you very much Michelle for all of the map cards that you sent to me, I had fun finding the little pictures from the clues that you gave to me. I found your home town too :)
japn rated for Lantern press blank envie swap 5 on Jan 15, 2019
Comment: Thank you loved the LP cards
flmom rated for WIYM: Touristic Postcard #1 - INTL on Jan 15, 2019
Comment: Hi MIchelle - I LOVED the postcard! Thank you!!
MarieS rated for Where You Live (PC) - December 2018 on Jan 15, 2019
Comment: Thanks a lot for your card!
KSENiA rated for Holiday Postcard on Jan 14, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the cute postcard. Sorry for the late rating.
Comment: Thank you
Villagegreen rated for PH: Nature Scavenger Hunt on Jan 13, 2019
Comment: Thanks for this beautiful selection of post cards. Best wishes
LisaLisa3 rated for 5 blank PCs swap 💌 - USA #2 on Jan 13, 2019
Comment: Thank you!! I love all the postcards you sent me. : )
arimails rated for 5 blank PCs swap 💌 - USA #1 on Jan 11, 2019
Comment: oh my goodness I am in love with this swap! thank you so much, I really appreciate all the effort in making this special for me. I love the Vampire Diaries PCs, I've never seen any of those before! I love the star wars one too! I absolutely fell in love with the glow-in-the-dark bottle postcard - so awesome ! ❤️❤️❤️
Response: I'm so glad you like them! You're very welcome!
Comment: Thank you for the Oregon postcard. It is a new one to my ever growing LP collection. I just love these so much!
iheartushi rated for Christmas PC Swap on Jan 11, 2019
Comment: Hello Michelle! Maraming salamat sa Christmas postcard na pinadala mo. 😍
dawnakaulen rated for STATES PC: OREGON on Jan 10, 2019
Comment: Gorgeous PC, thank you!
Comment: Great card!! Thank you very much. Yep a whale, too!!
AtTheSmithHouse rated for Scatts PC Swap - B - US only on Jan 10, 2019
Comment: I adore the bee postcard! Thank you!
Comment: Thank you for the great Seattle postcard. I love visiting that city!
Comment: Thank you Michelle for this great selection. Love them all! 💜 Thank you for the awesome stamps too! Love the Aussie one!
Comment: Thank you for the pretty postcard.
Queensmiley2530 rated for Washi Destash on Jan 6, 2019
Comment: Thank you Neighbor for the super cute section
TIDBITOLOGIST54 rated for Animal and Nature Washi on Jan 6, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the lovely washi tape samples. They were all really nice, and thank you for sharing you favorite animals and plants!!!!

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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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