Swap-bot Time: May 26, 2018 3:15 am


Date Joined: May 19, 2010
Last Online: May 25, 2018
Birthday: October 25
Country: Singapore
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About Me

Hullo! My name is Michelle and I come from the sunny island of Singapore. I am mummy to three lovely fur babies who light up my world. I am generally a very cheerful person. I am also a very "girly girl", I'm in dresses 90% of the time so I love all the sweet, cute, flowery, pretty things. I am also happiest when I get the opportunity to make someone's life a little bit better, or at least a little bit less "not good". I think that in itself is a real privilege.

I went through a very painful life experience in 2014 when my husband of 10 years passed away from cancer after a 2-year long battle. That resulted in me spending a year in Sydney, volunteering at Hillsong Church, serving on the creative / worship team and attending Hillsong College where I graduated with a Certificate in Ministry. My faith as a Christian greatly helped me through this period. Now, I'm back in Singapore and actively serving as a keyboardist in my home church. Music is my passion and through this entire experience, I've found it to be a great source of comfort and solace as well, as its how I communicate with God.

About Swapping

I know shipping to Singapore can sometimes be very costly so please feel free to visit my Etsy or AliExpress wishlists. I've put down a number of cheap (less than US$3) items in there. Alot of the stores on AliExpress do free shipping to Singapore. I also re-use packaging because I think it's such a waste to throw a perfectly good envelope or box away.

Also, above any extras or some such, I would love a nice hand-written or typed note telling me about yourself. It doesn't need to be long or lengthy, I just enjoy connecting with people and reading a little bit about your life. No pressure at all, only if you love writing!

Things I love...

Honestly, I love ALL mail and will appreciate anything that you've put care in sending but if you would like some ideas on what I especially enjoy:

  • Quality over quantity!
  • Botanical art
  • Watercolor
  • Pointed pen
  • Calligraphy
  • TEA! (especially the fruity ones / infusions but not so much spicy tea - I HATE nutmeg, clove, pepper, fennel and star anise and cardamom but I'm ok with cinnamon and ginger... Please do not put tape, not even washi, on tea bags, it ruins the packaging!)
  • Flowers
  • Leaves
  • Monstera
  • Doilies
  • Postcards (blank to use or naked and stamped for me!)
  • Note cards (blank to use)
  • Onion skin paper
  • Letter writing paper
  • Letter sets
  • Nice or pretty envelopes
  • Snail mail supplies
  • Washi tape
  • Meaningful quotes
  • Pastel colors
  • Unicorns
  • Horses / Ponies
  • Cactus
  • Natural perfumes or scents
  • Aromatherapy
  • Candles
  • Pressed flowers
  • Aromatherapy blends
  • Natural, plant-based shower gels
  • I play the piano, so anything piano related
  • Macarons
  • Nice tote bags
  • Things that I can use around the house or at my desk at work (e.g. tape dispenser, file folders, notebooks, techie accessories)
  • Lace
  • Fleur de Lis
  • French lavender
  • Chandeliers
  • Sweet, lovely flowery things
  • Carousels
  • Snow globes
  • Anything with the white Westie doggie motif! I love my Westies!
  • Things to use around the house (like cups, plates etc.)
  • Cute boxes and containers
  • Colors: Robin's egg blue, mint green, pretty pink, sunshine yellow, bright cheery colors, pastel colors
  • Ephemera (but not junk scraps of paper, based on your own personal standards is good enough for me!)
  • Stickers (can never get enough of them, including sticker flakes, just no reward stickers!)
  • Craft materials

Brands I love:

  • Chase & Co (UK) (Their stationery, OMG!)
  • Paperchase! (UK)
  • Cavallini & Co. (US)
  • Papier (UK)
  • Midori (Japan)
  • Papersource (US)
  • Mr Wonderful (Spain)
  • Diptyque (France)
  • Laduree (France)
  • Loft (Japan)
  • Tokyu Hands (Japan)

I also have some special requests which I would LOVE if anyone can fulfil and would be happy to do private swaps for! :)

General: Return address labels

From Netherlands:

  • The Pepin Press (label and sticker books, gift and creative papers, letter writing sets, paper craft books)
  • flow magazine and special edition books (everything grows with love, a book that takes its time, mindfulness and mindfulness workbook, book for paper lovers, book of posters and cards)

Postcards I collect

  • Maxicards
  • UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Botanical art
  • Horses (I'm born in the year of the horse!)
  • Linen postcards
  • Children’s books illustrations
  • Doors, doorways, gates and windows
  • Maps of your city / country (I especially love the hand-drawn ones)
  • Subway maps
  • Airline postcards of their destinations
  • Postcards from young, modern, hipster local artists
  • Postal or snail mail themed
  • Love or heart themed
  • "Greetings from..." postallove

I also collect any matching stamps, or stamps related to the above categories. :)

Characters I love

  • Rilakkuma
  • Korilakkuma
  • Mamegoma
  • Kiiroitori
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • The Little Prince
  • Classic Pooh (but not the Disney Winnie the Pooh!)

Private Swaps

I am always up for private swaps! Simply send me a message and we can set something up! I can send:

  • Different flavored Kit Kats (typically Japanese types)
  • UNESCO site postcard from Singapore (Botanic Gardens)
  • Jetoy postcards
  • Profile surprises
  • Flipbooks
  • Snail mail themed packages
  • Karel Capek tea

Rather Not

Please don't send any occult or satanic items. I also am not a fan of Halloween, scary, evil or spooky things.

Pet Peeve: Folded memo sheets... rather you not send please. Memo sheets are so pretty and when they arrive folded, it's just a tad big depressing. Yes I know, I have a weird relationship with stationery. :D

The (not so) Fine Print

I fulfill every swap I participate in and I keep a very detailed excel file of all the swaps I participate in. It has the all the swap information in it, and the date I packed it, sent it, marked sent, rated and such. I also have photos of a lot of the swaps I send out so if a package due from me is lost in transit or takes a bit longer to get there, please let me know and I will track it down. If it cannot be found, I will gladly re-send another. Please do give me the opportunity to rectify the situation before rating a 3 or 1.

If you feel my package hasn't met swap requirements for some reason or other, or if you think it's "borderline" 5, please also let me know. I hate it when my partners don't like what they've received, or if I've read a profile wrong and I'm always happy to make up for it!

That said, it's always (VERY) useful if you have a working Etsy favorites list because that way, I can easily see the style you like and not get your profile wrong.

Also, please know that in Singapore, the mail doesn't get picked up or postmarked on Saturdays or Sundays. I also try my best to drop off my packages way before the deadline but if I only manage a Friday afternoon drop, the package may not get postmarked until Monday.

I will re-swap items I receive if it's not quite my style, but will suit someone else better. I will not, however, re-swap handmade items. I will re-use packaging if it is still in good condition.

Also, if there is anything that I have done or any actions that I have taken that offends or upsets anyone, please do let me know if at all possible... Sometimes I may get over eager or excited about things and in the process, not realise when I have overstepped or crossed a line. I can assure you that my intentions are nothing but genuine and the last thing I want is to have done something negative (vs something good or positive).

Thank you :)


porpie5 rated for You've Got Mail #2 on May 25, 2018
Comment: Thank you, Chelle! Thanks for your letter and extras! So sorry you have been sick; hope you are feeling better by now. Well, we have winter and it's not a bed of roses. It can be brutal. Sorry you lost your husband and I hope the wound is healing. I would recommend going to see the Churchill movie - The Darkest Hour. It was very good. Thanks for the pretty cards and the die-cut flower; very nice. Thank you so much!
Comment: Thank you! :)
AliCrafter rated for MEGA Make Someone's Mail Day! on May 21, 2018
Comment: OK - first - your envelope is beautiful, the stamps from Singapore and Malaysia are the best! I appreciate the tags and postcards. And for the distinctive note card. Thank you so much.
Comment: Thank you
HannahsMommy07 rated for MEGA Make Someone's Mail Day! on May 21, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the postcards!!!!! <3
Comment: Thanks so much for all the goodies! Everything was awesome and up my alley. I hope to visit Singapore one day. Have a great one!
christy102194 rated for MEGA Make Someone's Mail Day! on May 20, 2018
Comment: Thank you SO much for that cool unicorn patch! Definitely going to get good use out of the tea as well! I also adore those envelope-shaped paper clips ^^
Comment: thanks!
Hyshu rated for PH: 3 Postcards/3 Book Titles on May 19, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the great cards! I appreciate the extras too. I loved the stamps on the envelope as well!
Dragongrrl rated for JUST FOR YOU! on May 18, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much! The postcard is great, and I love the floss!
Jessyca81 rated for Random PC International #4 on May 18, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful post card. :)
Poohtat rated for MEGA Make Someone's Mail Day! on May 18, 2018
Comment: Thank you! I love the way you packaged this swap! The envelope paper clips are so cute and the Unicorn patch is awesome!
cajiky rated for Tea swap for tealovers nr.4 on May 18, 2018
Comment: Thanks a lot for nice tea. Im very happy with Karel Capek tea. Karel Capek is my favourite writer and japanese tea with his name is on my wishlist for my teabags collection.
Comment: Thank you for the pocket letter! Happy Swapping!
Comment: Thank you very much for a lovely swap. Love the envelope you send, the pretty postcards and Karel Capek tea!! You are awesome and I wish I could give you more hearts.
mylove4craft rated for MEGA Make Someone's Mail Day! on May 14, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much!
Hyshu rated for Random PC International #4 on May 14, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the great card!
2bneat rated for Advent Calendar #5 INTERNATIONAL on May 14, 2018
Comment: I am putting these two beautifully wrapped gifts in my stocking to open Christmas Eve. Thank you very much, I look forward to opening them. Have a good day today. ♥
RooBaRoo rated for 4 & 4 Postcards - International on May 14, 2018
Comment: Thank you! I enjoyed all the PCs you sent ☺ These are my first time "Jetoy"s, & I love book PCs 😊 & thanks for the tag!

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mgallardo68 on May 10, 2018:

Forgot to add the tags Tag You're It! and Tags > Take Ten...10!

mgallardo68 on May 10, 2018:

Simply superb tags. Fantastic items, all new and properly protected with some extra goodies (profile themed) and lovely, lovely wrapping. Definitely A+ class tag! Loved it so much!!

anicka22 on Apr 24, 2018:

Thank you for the beautiful profile suprises for the tag! You really spoiled me so much! Lots of love, Anicka

Mye on Apr 18, 2018:

Glad that the tag reached you safely and you like them. Enjoy ♥

yvonne401 on Apr 18, 2018:

Welcome to Christian Swappers Group! It's great to have you here!



yvonne401 on Apr 17, 2018:

Welcome to Butterfly lovers! It's great to have you here!



Kgoeldner92 on Apr 12, 2018:

Hello, I hope you are doing well. I’m looking forward to future swaps with you :)

thebragal on Apr 10, 2018:

Oh my goodness, we love so much of the same things! I shopped at Laura Ashley all the time when I was younger! I love pretty floral dresses too. I recently made a shaker tag with a pastel unicorn on it. You should check out my ig account! I’m sure you’d love it. We also have a love of lace, lavender, watercolour, pointed pen calligraphy, Washi tape, doilies and cacti! Rebecca Getting to know you

Ruie on Apr 10, 2018:

Hey ya! Received the package will call parts of the 3 swaps!!! Thank you so much!!! Love them!!!

Jannified on Apr 7, 2018:

WIYM: Happy Flat mail April-Intl.

Hello there! Ohmygoodness, it must be my friend. Haha! I inform to purchase $1.30 stamps for the worldwide ones and the 60 cents ones for SG.. the confusion. Anyway thanks for the heart (: It's nice to see a fellow Singaporean here too!

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