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KSENiA

KSENiA
Date Joined: April 14, 2012
Last Online: February 21, 2019
Birthday: January 4, 1978
Country: Israel
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About Me

update 02/04 - I have my first 3, after 6 years of swapping. The justification of the rating is debatable... But it is, what it is. I went through hell in the last 2 months at work (was ill 3 times since January, because my body can't continue working 12 hours a day, while working on my art at spare time.) This was 2 day profile quote swap, that I signed long time before things got uneasy. Yes, I was late. yes I didn't send PM, I just explained I was late in the same profile comment as the swap itself. Things were collapsing at work (literally). I worked 17 hours that day, went home to sleep a bit and in a few hours went back to work to replace my boss who spent 36 hours without sleep. Eventually I took few minutes to complete the swap, and I got a few unpleasant words from my boss for that. Believe me sending additional personal explanation was out of question. And than I got ill. Funny thing is that 4 other, more experienced, partners were much more understanding, because as much fun swap-bot can be, it is still less important than real life.

UPDATE: I'm looking for partners for private "send postcard back" swap.I have tons of blank postcards I would love to come back to me written and stamped. I used to do this swap with a swappers from Korea and New Zealand. Usually we would send 1 or 2 postcards to be sent back and 1 for the partner to keep. If you're interested - send me PM, please.

Hello. my name is Ksenia. =^x^=

I was born in Russia, Moscow. When I was 14 my family moved to Israel. Currently I live in Tel Aviv. (I speak Hebrew, Russian and English) I am a painter / IT operator. I have BFA in Arts from Bazalel Academy of Art and Design. I love painting and drawing a lot, but I like my job too. Once I thought computers and art have nothing in common. Now I know it's not true.

I have very very eclectic taste... I enjoy contemporary art, urban culture and character design. When I'm traveling aboard I will go to at least 10-15 galleries and all of the museums. I'm a big fashion geek... (My favorites: Red Valentino, Ulyana Sergeenko, Meadham Kirchhoff and Orla Kiely) I'm crazy about shoes! I love all kind of music: pop, j-pop, j-rock, indie, folk, goth and metal. All together! but not classics... Currently most played: Elliphant, LP, Teagan & Sara, Beatrice Eli, Zella Day and Noonie Bao. Last live gig I went to and loved: Lola Marsh.

I love to cook! I like Japanese, Chines, Indian, Mexican and French foods. ( I'm not so much into baking thought) I could live on Eggs and Sushi... I love Strawberries and drink my Tea with Soy Milk. I adore Oysters and love any sort of raw fish dishes. My latest food-addiction: soy milk based cappuccino and dougnouts.

I read mostly fantasy books and watch SiFi movies and TV shows. I love comedies and romantic dramas.

  • Last book I loved: Minimum Wage Magic by Rachel Aaron and The Burning Magus by Don Allmon

  • Last TV show I loved: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (watching season 2 right now)

  • Last movie I really enjoyed: big screen - Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald; TV - Ideal Home; Netflix - Dude.

  • Stuff I am obsessed with right now: Christmas decorations. Can't wait to start decorating my tree.

I love opera and ballet.

I go to Zoos a lot! I love pandas and lemurs :)

Kawaii - is state of mind! I adore Japanese street fashion and I'm in love with Japanese products and sweets.

I collect Christmas ornaments. I have 359 of all kind: store-bought, hand-made, vintage; they come from more than 20 different countries. I always open for more... :)

Oour poor Kitty, left us for a better place. RIP sweet pushosh, we loved you so so much!

We have a new furry friend - his name is Soni. He is a cute rescue sweetie (his previous owner left him for reason unknown at the animal shelter when he was 9 months old...) Now he lives with me. And he is the sweetest kitty I ever honer to meet.

I like anime and cosplay; for every con at which I and my partner have our Steampunk goodies stall (and especially) for Purim I make one adorable (or NOT) character; one I can relate to. This year's Purim was spent as Angel Crawford from . At the latest Sci-Fi con during Passover I made The Stalk from Saga graphic novel. Also last autumn I re-imagined my Delirium cosplay. It was the best version so far. ( Past ones : Daria from the 90's MTV animated series, Silent Hill Nurse, Nadia from First Squad, Pino from Ergo Proxy, Konata Izumi from Lucky Star, Dejiko from Di Gi Charat, Chii from Chobits, Delirium from Sandman)

I'm addicted to GoodReads...

my latest pic on social media:

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I really like to do private swaps, if you're interested - please don't be shy :)

=^x^=

  • IMPORTANT: I will always always sent my swaps. Israeli post works as best as it can, but it may take time. If anything goes wrong - please contact me! Also I will always rate you and give you my heart. Anyone who invests in - some thought and creativity with regard to ones preferences - deserves it.

By the way - not rating someone's effort or not saying simple "Thank you" is just RUDE! (I checked it takes only 5 sec to type 8 letters, but it feels so nice)

Things I like:

  • anything and all about Christmas
  • matreshka dolls
  • pandas, red pandas (my all time favorite animal)
  • Hello Kitty
  • Alice in Wonderland (except Disney)
  • Steampunk
  • The Nightmare before Christmas
  • Dita Von Teese
  • Marie Antoinette
  • Moomins
  • Contemporary Art
  • Street art and graffiti
  • strawberry (please no more strawberry chocolate, I have 4 packages at the moment)
  • I also like raspberries and cherries
  • skulls
  • Halloween
  • anything kitchen
  • cooking books (english, russian, hebrew)
  • recipes I prefer: eggy breakfast dishes, salads, soups, sauces, appetizers, first courses and etc.
  • english breakfast tea (I drink my tea with milk)
  • Japanese sweets!
  • pocky
  • marzipan
  • I prefer smaller chocolate bars with something interesting/yummy inside over plain chocolate
  • Savoury snacks (such as chips, crackers, corn snacks or anything that's popular where you live)
  • Lush
  • anything shinny, sparkling, pink, blue or black
  • cute, adorable and kawaii
  • cats (but no big cats, please)
  • penguins, foxes, racoons, lemurs, koalas, squirrels, possums, otters, flamingo and other cute fluffy animals
  • carousels
  • Kitsch
  • Zombies
  • macarons, cupcakes, donuts
  • stationery
  • stickers
  • deco/washi tapes
  • hand-made soaps
  • Care Bears
  • Miffy
  • anime
  • stars
  • cute unicorns

POSTCARDS!

  • I prefer my postcards naked, stamped and with a little nice note from you :) Write something about your day, your family, your favorite things or just your favorite quote.
  • If the swap calls for sending postcards in the envelope or you're sending them as extras, please write something on their back anyway, with addition of your name and country.
  • I never send postcards forward. Even those I don't like 100% are keepers, because they were send by you. In time I will not remember from where and whom they come, so please write your name and country at least :)
  • I like stickers on the backside, but it's not a must. After all it's your card :)
  • Check my favorite received postcards for inspiration and to avoid doubles.

I like:

  • Art Postcards
  • Contemporary art postcards
  • Street art postcards
  • Postcards with a saying
  • Weird postcards
  • Unusual Postcards
  • illustrated postcards
  • Postcards with drawings
  • Vintage and vintage looking postcards (but not the ones that were written on by original sender)
  • Cat/panda postcards or any other cute animal
  • Cute postcards, Kawaii postcards
  • Inappropriate postcards
  • I OK with nudity on postcards
  • Anything from my "Like" list themed
  • Postcards with my favorite movies/books
  • Halloween and spooky postcards
  • Free/ad postcards featuring art, design, food, fashion or something cute.
  • Christmas postcards: I prefer modern and/or cute over the classic ones. Vintage are OK. No Religious, please.

Things I don't like:

  • melon (I am alergic to)
  • orange color!
  • Disney
  • dogs (I'm a cat person)
  • monkeys/apes
  • peanuts, raisins
  • mint flavor, liquorice
  • TOURISTY POSTCARDS
  • no handmade postcards please
  • girly stuff (there is diference betwen "pink&cute" and "girly")

This's "girly", which is NOT

and "pink&cute", which is YES, PLEASE

  • FLAVORED TEA
  • Earl Grey tea
  • Fruit salads
  • lip bulm
  • anything Twilight, True Blood, Hunger Games, Fifty Shades of Grey or Outlander.
  • anything with babies
  • sport
  • souvenirs
  • fake brands
  • dollar store items

Favorite Movies

The Ninth Gate, Pillow Book, Lost in Translation and Marie Antoinette (2006) are my All Times Favorites!

Those 4 movies represent who I'm as a person... :)

I also like Push, In Time, Gattaca, Possession, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, Desperately Seeking Susan, Dirty Dancing, Only Lovers Left Alive, Everything Is Illuminated, Julie & Julia, The Tourist, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Nightmare before Christmas, Silver Linings Playbook, Oblivion, Edge of Tomorrow, Byzantium, Love Actually, The Holiday, Jane Eyre (2011), Far from the Madding Crowd, A Little Chaos,The Young Victoria, Boy Meets Girl, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, Arranged and Shelter.

I love few Japanese movies: Kamikaze Girls, Sakuran, Linda Linda Linda and the 3rd Ringu.

I like old Russian movies. Сердца четырёх, Москва слезам не верит, Карнавальная ночь, Россия Молодая, Труффальдино из Бергамо, Обыкновенное Чудо and Ирония судьбы, или С лёгким паром! are my favorites.

Yana's Friends (החברים של יאנה) , Walk on Water (ללכת על המים) and Zero Motivation (אפס ביחסי אנוש) are my favorite Israeli films.

Also I really love Pride and Prejudice 1995 series and Marguerite Volant series (I watched each of them more times than I watched Hair (and I saw it 18 times when I was younger).

I have a soft spot for some movies based om YA books (and I don't even read those books...) I like Warm Bodies,The Host and The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.

Favorite Books

The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, The Flanders Panel by Arturo Perez-Reverte, Moominland Midwinter by Tove Jansson, Death in Venice by Thomas Man, Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman, Sandman by Neil Gaiman, Uprooted by Naomi Novik, Be with you by Yoshikazu Okada, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, Persuasion by Jane Austen, Densha Otoko by Nakano Hitori, Kamikaze Girls by Novala Takemoto, Paradox trilogy by Rachel Bach, Clockwork Heart trilogy by Dru Pagliassotti, October Daye series by Seanan McGuire, Innkeeper chronicals series by Ilona Andrews, Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan (and Brandon Sanderson) and many many more.

I like Lula and The Gentlewoman magazines.

Favorite Art works

For private swaps...

I live in Israel, so for those of you, who are religious - I can offer Christian or Jewish souvenirs from Holly city of Jerusalem. If I am you swap partner, and you are interested to have something from Holly Land - just let me know. * Recently I got some nice Muslim souvenirs as well.

(but please don't send ME religious items)

And... angels

I was angeled by @HOLDENV84 for Book Recommendation PC swap.

I was angeled for Merry Christmas: 1 card to 5 partners by swap host @LINBUR0100

I was angeled by awesome @nyanSan for Share a smile postcards / 3 Lies and 1 Truth PC / One Post Card from Me To You # 4 / I love Postcard Swaps Postcard Swap

Ratings

user4532 rated for Favourite Christmas Songs e-swap on Feb 21, 2019
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Comment: 🎄🌺🎄🌺🎄🌺🎄🌺🎄🌺🎄🌺🎄🌺
Jafferty rated for Reading Postcard! on Feb 17, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the postcard. I love the octopus!
rogo09 rated for Sweet Card Swap on Feb 16, 2019
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Comment: Thank you so much Kensia. I love it.👍👍
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Tricia22 rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #67 on Feb 13, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the cat pc, what a cute stamp you used!!❤️😺
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Comment: Thanks for sharing!
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Comment: Thanks for the great list. :) 5 books is still pretty good for one month. :)
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Comment: Thanks for your reading log Ksenia! It sounds like you've had an incredibly busy month but still managed to fit in a good amount of reading.
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Comment: Thank you for the very detailed book review. I appreciate the time and effort you spent on this swap!
AZmom875 rated for A new year, a new PC on Feb 7, 2019
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Comment: The veneer lights on the postcard are fascinating. Thanks for being my sender. (well not like you had a vote, since the BOT assigned you to me) But still I am glad you were my sender.
ericabella rated for A new year, a new PC on Feb 7, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard, Ksenia! It's always a pleasure to swap with you.
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Comment: Thank you for resending. The book sounds interesting, will check it out in a bit :)
Villagegreen rated for A new year, a new PC on Feb 6, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the card. I'm glad that you are now feeling much better. I hope it will continue. Best wishes
wittmert rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #64 on Feb 4, 2019
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Comment: So sorry for the late rating! I hope your exhibition went well.
Gatzcat rated for ESG: Home For The Holidays on Feb 3, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for sharing. It looks like a fun time. It was interesting to read about your culture.
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Comment: Thank you for the resend.I recd it on Jan 29th 2019. I'll definitely check out your book list. I love to read and have set a goal to read 100 books this year.Have a wonderful day. bearnbabs
Response: Omg! I was sure I sent you pc. Can it be I forgot...?. Did you ever got pc with pictutre of Tel Aviv? If not, I am so sorry. I am sending you a new one tomorrow.
margaeli rated for First and last lines no. 7 on Jan 28, 2019
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Comment: Your card finally arrived. Thanks for: 1) a lovely card, 2) a peek at a fun book, 3) GREAT stamps!! I’d give 2 ❤️❤️ if I could. Happy swapping
Fritosmom rated for ESG: 10 Questions on Jan 25, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for sharing and Happy New Year!
suepier rated for Christmas Postcard 2018 on Jan 25, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the pretty Christmas postcard.
suepier rated for Christmas postcard swap #3 on Jan 25, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the pretty postcard.

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Comments

smadronia on Jan 1, 2019:

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May your 2019 be better than 2018, and your best year yet!

Stephanie

Aynora on Dec 25, 2018:

Merry Christmas profile decoration FAST!

Freyja on Dec 25, 2018:

Merry Christmas profile decoration FAST!

nancylee on Dec 25, 2018:

Merry Christmas profile decoration FAST! Peace, love and Happiness ! Enjoy a beautiful, Merry Christmas!

jessnewson98 on Dec 18, 2018:

🎄🎁Merry Christmas Profile Greeting 🎁🎄

Hi!

I am absolutely in love with your profile, it's gorgeous!

I just came by to wish you a truly marvellous Christmas filled with plenty of festivities and surrounded by those you cherish! I hope you have a wonderful 2019!!!

Happy Christmas to you!!

x Jess

liucyt on Dec 12, 2018:

MERRY CHRISTMAS PROFILE GREETING

Christmas is a season of great joy: a time for remembering the past and hoping for the future. May the glorious message of peace and love fill you with joy during this wonderful season. Wishing You a Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year.

loveretro on Dec 10, 2018:

🎄🎁Merry Christmas Profile Greeting 🎁🎄

merry chr

May this festive season sparkle and shine, may all of your wishes and dreams come true, and may you feel this happiness all year round. Merry Christmas!

glitterandlace on Dec 9, 2018:


Merry Christmas, wishing the best for you and yours this season!
~Jenny Rose

cozykitten on Dec 9, 2018:

Merry Christmas! Wishing you and your family lots of love and happiness for the holidays

bluecrayons on Nov 2, 2018:

happy halloween profile decoration quick swap bluecrayons

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