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KSENiA

KSENiA
Date Joined: April 14, 2012
Last Online: October 20, 2018
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, Beatrice Eli 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 pineapples.

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

  • Last book I loved: Iron and Magic (The Iron Covenant #1) by Ilona Andrews

  • Last TV show I loved: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Maigret

  • Last movie I really enjoyed: big screen - Ant-Man and the Wasp; TV/Netflix - A Fantastic Woman.

  • Stuff I am obsessed with right now: my next cosplay...

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 349 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 :)

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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

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Comment: Thanks for your list, I'm going to look out for some of those books on your list :)
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Comment: Thank you for sharing!
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Comment: Thank you for the list. I also like The Ninth Gate and 2 Broke Girls.
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely little package! I look forward to sending your card on :)
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Comment: Thanks for sharing!
Jannified rated for HI. My name is... PC swap on Oct 15, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the PC! Easy-swaps are the best!
freddy26 rated for Book Quote - September on Oct 15, 2018
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Comment: Lovely quote, thank you!
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Comment: Hi Ksenia, I am so sorry that I didn't rate you for this swap sooner! I have no idea why I didn't rate at the time. Thank you so much!
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Comment: Thank you for the log! I always find it funny when I read that people "only read 4 books" during the month and that it isn't a lot, because I typically read only 2 books per month. So you shouldn't feel bad because you didn't read as much as you wanted. There are worse people than you! ;-)
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Comment: thank you for the resend of the reading log. i can tell that you really love the historical genre.just curious if you read non-historical books..
Response: Thank you for rating. I am not good with reality. Majority of books I read are Fantasy, Sci-Fi or Historical Romances. I suppose you can count Urban Fantasy as not historical :) But, as it happens I am reading contemporary romance right now.
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Comment: Thank you for the review. Sorry for the late rating, as i was going through my SPAM folder, I found this dated 30 Sept. My sincere apologies.
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Comment: Thank you for sharing. 📖
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Comment: Thanks for the review. 📖
Bbstar rated for Book Quote - September on Oct 7, 2018
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Comment: Great thoughtful quote, thanks so much for sharing😁
Chrissiemeade85 rated for Book Quote - September on Oct 7, 2018
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Comment: Very interesting
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Comment: Sorry about the late rating, and sorry that you didn't quite enjoy the book like you thought you would. These things can happen! Wishing you better luck with your next book :-)
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Comment: You photographed so many cute things! I especially liked the rubber duck and the Hello Kitty napkins. :)
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Comment: Thank you. Sending one back this week.
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Comment: Thanks for your log. I need to catch up on the Kate Daniels books, I've only read the first 3 or so.

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
4.9993 2260 131 140
Completed Fives Threes Ones
1652 2684 1 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
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Comments

turtlelove84 on Oct 3, 2018:

I apologize for my previous comment, the swap was for September not October...happy swapping.

turtlelove84 on Sep 29, 2018:

"Better never means better for everyone... It always means worse, for some." Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale

Book Quote - October

StacyReneeArt on Sep 29, 2018:

Hi! (Book Quote - September)

"And that's the thing about people who mean everything they say. They think everyone else does too." -The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

SwapFairy on Sep 29, 2018:

"Our original guiding stars are struggle and hope" . From the book "you had better make some noise".

SephJez on Sep 28, 2018:

You didn't rate my "100 food question" :(

Sammoning on Aug 7, 2018:

Heya, letting you know the postcard for NYUP: Return to Me #5 (with the big dog) has arrived back here, thank you so much!

Susanhoumala on Jul 5, 2018:

This is the famous blue dog of Louisiana.

MCGalaxy on Jul 3, 2018:

OK here it is from a different link it showed up on my page so hopefully it shows up here too

itsnobody on Jul 2, 2018:

Hello Ksenia. This time the code will work haha. Here is the beautiful picture of Gustave Courbet.

gustave

I learned a lot about him in university this semester and he became one of my favourite authors.

swap: Art lovers - newbie friendly

Gnoe on Jun 15, 2018:

Hello dear Ksenia, THANK YOU for your Postcard Roulette February additional pc which I received today!!! On June 15th! Wow. Thank you for thinking of me and I hope you are well (or at least better than earlier).

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