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CuriosaKat

CuriosaKat
Date Joined: August 19, 2012
Last Online: April 16, 2013
Birthday: March 21
Country: Philippines
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About Me

i'm 34 but i don't feel like i am. i still feel like i'm 8 or something. hahaha. i'm a very curious person. i love learning new things and i also love listening to other people's stories. i know that everyone has a story to share, we just have to take the time to listen to them.

i'm an introvert but i'm not shy. i do most things shamelessly, like laughing out loud, speaking my mind when i feel the need to and gushing/raving about something i really like or i find interesting. i can be very animated when i talk about the things i love.

i used to be a corporate slave (almost 7 years!!!) but now, i work at home. yay!! i spend most of my waking hours online because that's how i get all my work done. the best part about working at home is i can sleep and wake whenever i want. total bliss!


i believe in cause and effects (or karma). do good things and get good things in return.

but i also know that not-so good things can happen, too. in the same way, i can't please anyone and everyone.

What I'm Into

i have a lot of interests. and i mean, a lot! hehe.

i'm into photography, cooking/baking, crafting, doodling, travelling, gardening (just starting), reading books, watching cooking shows or travel shows, anime, reading manga, listening to music or simply trying out new things.

Postcards

I LOVE POSTCARDS (and everything else on it)

i love reading the message at the back of the postcard. i love looking at the card itself. i love looking at the handwriting of the sender. i love looking at the stamp and the cancellation marks. i even love the dents and tear on the edges of the card. it makes me think about the journey of the card from the sender's home to mine.

that being said, i'd prefer the postcard WRITTEN ON, STAMPED and SENT NAKED.

here are the designs of postcards that are on my wishlist.

  • architecture (buildings, castles, houses, etc)
  • landscape (scenic cards)
  • map (i love maps!)
  • turtle
  • birds
  • illustration (including paintings or drawings or animation)
  • food (including recipes)
  • flowers (or gardens)
  • any card with design that's colorful
  • handmade (i'm most curious about fabric postcards! such a cool idea!!)

to be honest, any kind of postcard i haven't seen yet is always interesting.

Other Bliss

  • stamps with flowers on them
  • stickers
  • washi tape
  • printed masking tape
  • pretty papers (even scrap paper)
  • fabric scraps
  • notepad
  • notebook
  • unlined journal
  • ribbons
  • strings
  • turtle charms
  • cookie cutter
  • cupcake liner
  • handmade items
  • dumpling recipe
  • kokeshi

On our Postal Service

in case you wish to send me something (e.g. like a gift of some sort...hehe), please make sure the item fits in a pouch/packet. otherwise, the bureau of customs may require me to pay a ridiculous amount of tax before i can get it.

anything that's imported to the philippines is taxed, even gifts. =(


Mails from the Philippines take around 3 weeks to arrive (or so I was told) but sometimes it takes more than that. That's why they call it "Snail Mail", right? teeheehee.

  • not every post office has a mailbox
  • no post office or mail deliveries in the Philippines on Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays
  • my mails are kept at our local post office for up to two weeks before it's delivered to me. it's a pattern i noticed since i started postcrossing and swapping. i may be the only one in our neighborhood who regularly receives mails. haha.

feel free to send me a message for anything, esp. if you haven't gotten my mail/package yet. =)

Last Bit

stuff i really don't want to receive in the mail:

anything related to rodents. i'm musophobic. the cartoon characters are fine with me as long as they're not shown as a pack (like in ratatouille!!!!).

and...

there are times i forget to write the swap name. =( if yours is one of those i've forgotten to write the swap name to, i apologize in advance...

FEBRUARY 2013 SWAPS

All Swaps I signed up for with deadline between Feb 1-28, 2013 will be posted from Singapore. I will still get mails sent to me in my address in the Philippines. That's our home and I got an arrangement with my siblings and mom about my mails so I'll still be able to rate. =)

Ratings

Danidiving rated for Send 2 PC's to get 2 PC's *#1 on Oct 1, 2013
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junemoon rated for 1st Quarter Reading Log Swap 2013 on Jun 13, 2013
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Comment: Did not receive, I see CuriosaKat has not been on swapbot since April. So I assume she's not going to send this swap
marija rated for M is for March - photo challenge swap on May 31, 2013
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Dada rated for Quick Postcard Swap #1 - International on May 28, 2013
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Comment: Nothing's received, and no reply to PM.
Dada rated for March Birthday Card - Newbies Welcome on May 28, 2013
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Comment: Nothing's received, and no reply to PM. This swapper hasn't logged in for over a month.
misscorbeau rated for Wrapping paper swap on May 10, 2013
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Comment: I pmd you twice with no response.
pickle rated for 2013 Minizine Project March on Apr 11, 2013
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abbyaguas rated for AR - Pictures in Your Week on Mar 30, 2013
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Comment: Nakakatakam! Lalo na po yung pancake pati yung ramen. : 3 Ano po ginagamit niyo pang edit?
Haole1 rated for 2013 Minizine Project February on Mar 21, 2013
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sunnylee7 rated for hexaflexagon - kaleidocycle on Mar 20, 2013
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Comment: Thank you.
user4532 rated for 2013 Minizine Project February on Mar 19, 2013
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Comment: Thanks! I love the words in Filipino!!!! Cute zine! made me smile!
yunasy rated for 2013 Minizine Project February on Mar 15, 2013
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Comment: Thank you for the note--I especially like the little drawings you put in there. The envelope with the lucky cat is very cute. Thanks so much. susan (brooklynbunch)
KGallifrey rated for One Card for that One Partner. #1 on Mar 13, 2013
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Comment: What a great card! It's up on our fridge :) Thanks!
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Comment: Thank you so much for the Singapore postcard, beautiful! The postcard is ready for travel again! Hugs, Mona
ArtisticExpression rated for HAPPY MAIL Just For Me on Mar 11, 2013
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful Happy Mail! It made me happy indeed! It was nice learning about your travels and travel endeavors! Thanks for the goodies, too! Very cute! :)
JenniferMernastin rated for Sender's Choice POSTCARD on Mar 7, 2013
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Comment: Thanks for the view of Marina Bay. Yes, it must be a rare sight to see it so empty! Love your turtle stamp, too.
abbyaguas rated for AR - Postcard Swap #6 on Mar 6, 2013
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Comment: Ate Kat! Thank you po dito sa Postcard ng Chinatown(Pagoda Street) :) Parang bihira ako makakita ng mga ganitiong postcards galing Singapore..
IdlersDesign rated for 2013 Minizine Project February on Mar 4, 2013
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Comment: Thanks for the nice zine!
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Comment: Thank you for sharing your secret. I completely understand!

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Comments

AnnieMaxine on Aug 26, 2013:

Hi! Just hoping that you are still interested in participating in Adventures of the Traveling Postcard swap! If you no longer wish to continue, please message me, so I can get the postcard that you have in your possession back! I'd like to keep all of these postcards in rotation! If you do wish to continue, there is a round currently listed!

Thanks! Annie

abbyaguas on Jun 8, 2013:

Ate Kat,

I hope you're doing well po... :) Looking forward to see you again online!

^^

Ankica on Apr 27, 2013:

Hope my postcard arrived already... :)

hi

marge on Jan 22, 2013:

Yes Katherine it is very cold...Lamiigg! :) The cold will last up until around 1st week of Feb only since it will be the flower festival already tourist will come up. Thanks and INGAT! :)

hazysnaps on Dec 25, 2012:

Hello! I'm your Profile Comment swap partner! First off I wanna wish you a Merry Christmas!! I'm 19 and looking through your profile really inspired me! I'd really want to be as awesome as you by the time I'm in my 30s :) Hehe that was a huge compliment by the way. Anyway, I love postcards too! I think I'll send you one anyway since I'm late with this swap! Sorry? <3 Btw, since music happens to be one of your many interests (just like me, too!), I'd recommend this website called 8tracks.com. You can practically find ANY music that suits your mood! Fantastic website I must say! There's an iPhone and an Android app for it as well, so you can listen to the mixtapes on the go! :D STAY AWESOME! xxx

luv2kraft on Dec 12, 2012:

PROFILE COMMENT SWAP Hi I have a daughter that will be 32 on Dec. 26th.I am 54. Dumplings must be a very popular meal for you all to have dumpling buffets. I once knew an older lady that collected turtles,of every size and color and material.Her house and yard was full of turtles. I don't know what happened to them when she passed away. I live in South Texas in the United States and am about 200 hundred miles from the Gulf of Mexico. I,too, am a paper fanatic. Have a great day!

Uniflame on Dec 12, 2012:

I drop by for the comment swap :) I wanted to leave a pretty image on your profile but I don't know how to do that yet. You sound like such a fun person! I too have a lot of interests and they tend to shift every so often. But there are always some that stick! I also love to bake and the last thing I baked was a traditional Dutch cake that is called "oudewijvencake" (old maids cake). I would love to do a private swap some time :)

swellmomma on Sep 28, 2012:

Thank you so much for the Phillipines postcard! I love map cards and this is just fabulous!

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