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KSENiA

KSENiA
Date Joined: April 14, 2012
Last Online: August 7, 2022
Birthday: January 4, 1978
Country: Israel
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About Me

Update: Since The covid-19 I stopped doing type 2 and 3 swaps. The post office barely works. No delivery to so many countries... I am afraid nothing I sent got to the recipients :( Out of all the Christmas postcards, that were sent o me I only got two :( I hope the pandemic will end one day and we will go back to "normal" life. Till than I will be doing electronic swaps only.

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: Totemo.

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: avocado toast with fried eggs.

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

  • Last book I loved: The Hourglass Throne (The Tarot Sequence #3) by K.D. Edwards

  • Last TV show I loved: Love, Victor S3 and Ms.Marvel

  • Last movie I really enjoyed: big screen - Jurassic World Dominion and Top Gun: Marverik ; TV - Agatha and the Truth of Murder

  • Stuff I am obsessed with right now: Disney+

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 362 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. My last cosplay was Emily the Strange

Previous cosplays: Angel Crawfordfrom White Trash Xombie series , 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...

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

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  • 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

MeetSarah87 rated for Catra's 15 Questions Swap #3 on Aug 3, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for sharing. I have enjoyed to read more about you.
Pei04 rated for June 2022: What Did You Read? on Aug 1, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for sharing your list of books :)
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dorcii rated for ESG: My Favorite Photo - May on Jul 24, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for the pictures! :)
dorcii rated for June 2022: What Did You Read? on Jul 24, 2022
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Comment: Thank you very much for your email :)
jburb rated for Catra's 15 Questions Swap #3 on Jul 24, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for sharing! I loved the color scheme. It really made it fun to read!
Catra rated for What is your music like? #4 on Jul 22, 2022
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Comment: Thanks!! I love your answers!
SatisHuman rated for ESG: Things I Collect on Jul 19, 2022
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Comment: I collect Alice in Wonderland too! I replied to your email so you could see some of my pictures.
SkaGirl rated for What is your music like? #4 on Jul 17, 2022
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Comment: Thank you! :)
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Comment: Thank you for your message! Good luck on reaching your reading goal. Almost halfway there! :-)
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Comment: Thanks for the swap. Sorry for the late... very late rating. It just showed up from email limbo. Curating an exhibition must be exciting but a lot of work.
JossieAyame rated for ESG: My Favorite Photo - June on Jul 13, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for sharing!
DollyDotBoo rated for What is your music like? #4 on Jul 13, 2022
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Comment: Thank you
Nicole72898 rated for ESG: My Favorite Photo - June on Jul 12, 2022
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Comment: Hello Ksenia- I absolutely enjoyed all the photos from June that you sent! It looks like you had a lovely month, and happy you saw your family! I love that cute little duckie ! That’s so awesome! Thanks so much for sharing your photos with me and I hope to swap again soon! Take care! Your friend Nicole
Obstminkerl rated for ESG: Things I Collect on Jul 12, 2022
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Comment: What a great collection! Thanks for sharing your pictures with me.
kelliegirl6 rated for R&W What I read in June Email on Jul 11, 2022
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Comment: The Alice book sounds cool. That’s a fun & interesting collection to have!
paperlover rated for ESG: Things I Collect on Jul 11, 2022
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Comment: I enjoyed reading about your collection and seeing the pics. You have some wonderful pieces
Bucket rated for R&W:June 2022 TBR progress on Jul 11, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for sharing! I loved that cute little duck!
mysmashbooklife rated for What is your music like? #4 on Jul 9, 2022
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Comment: I love the song from WT. I am going to see them live in November! Cannot wait. Thank you for sharing!

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Comments

bluehairedmary on May 9, 2022:

Happy Monday from NYUP group!

Nellie1 on Apr 18, 2022:

Easter Profile Deco Happy_Easter

Nellie1 on Apr 18, 2022:

Easter Profile Deco happy_easter

sjayana20 on Apr 16, 2022:

Swap - 🐰 Easter Profile Deco 🐤

Happy Easter 🐣

satinification on Apr 16, 2022:

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Happy Easter, Ksenia!

Wishing you lots of love, happiness and peace ❤ ♡ ❤


  • 🐰 Easter Profile Deco 🐤
Intrinzica on Dec 29, 2021:

APDG ~ New Year's Day - 1/1

Best wishes, Bonnie

nannycat on Dec 27, 2021:

A.P.D.G.New Year,s Day...........................Mayy our New year be a Happy and healthy one.

yvonne401 on Dec 27, 2021:

APDG ~ New Year's Day - 1/1

Wishing you a wonderful New Year 2022!

Blessings,

Yvonne

itsnobody on Dec 22, 2021:

Profile Deco swap #7- Bookish Christmas

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Many good wishes from Bulgaria! Happy holidays <3

~Rossi

Fabriqueen on Dec 22, 2021:

Profile Deco Swap #7-Bookish Christmas

Have a very Merry Christmas! Hugs, Diane

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