Swap-bot Time: February 28, 2024 8:05 pm


Date Joined: April 14, 2012
Last Online: February 28, 2024
Birthday: January 4, 1978
Country: Israel
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About Me

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: Within Temptation.

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: tuna sandwich

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

  • Last book I loved: The Fragile Threads of Power (Threads of Power #1) by V.E. Schwab

  • Last TV show I loved: Reacher S2, Obliterated and What If...? S2

  • Last movie I really enjoyed: big screen - Running on Sand ; Netflix - Code 8 ; Amazon Prime - Your Christmas or Mine 2, TV - A Little Chaos

  • Stuff I am obsessed with right now: New Year Eve

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...


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


  • 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


  • 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
  • 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

  • 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


HappyMom rated for ESG: A New Recipe #5 on Feb 25, 2024
Comment: Thanks for sharing - I'll have to give this a try!
JossieAyame rated for ESG: My Favorite Photo - January on Feb 19, 2024
Neenarneenar rated for APDG - Favorite TV Shows on Feb 18, 2024
Comment: I've added Father Brown to my list, I've seen The expansion get sucked in then stop watching it for what ever reason. I love the Witcher too but sad there will be no more Henry Cavill.
Catt007 rated for ESG: My Favorite Photo - January on Feb 17, 2024
Comment: Sorry for being slow to rate, it's been a manic week. lovely pics, thank you. 😺
mysmashbooklife rated for APDG - Favorite TV Shows on Feb 16, 2024
Comment: I love the Witcher as well, but I am not that keen of the idea of somebody else playing Geralt. Loki is amazing too!
MeetSarah87 rated for ESG: A New Recipe #5 on Feb 16, 2024
Comment: Thank you for sharing. I love tteokbokki. So simple but yummy.
Lisserz rated for (E-mail Swap) It's All About You! on Feb 14, 2024
Comment: Noodles and rice with eggs and hotdogs with a cappuccino. Can you tell I'm hungry? My cat also has her crazy moments, which is most always. Thanks for your responses.
Comment: what kinds of dishes do you enjoy making the most. I was reading at 12am last night too! Thank you for sharing!
Jjean rated for (E-mail Swap) It's All About You! on Feb 14, 2024
Comment: Enjoyed such interesting answers..... thank you for sharing.......
ElisaMarcuz rated for APDG - Favorite TV Shows on Feb 13, 2024
Comment: Thank you!!!!
colleenbUSA rated for R&W What I read in January EMail on Feb 13, 2024
Comment: I've seen these covers and been intrigued before.
Comment: Sorry u lost ur mum so glad to read bout u
Comment: I loved learning about you! i hope you get to do the orient express sometime in your life!
03Scarlett rated for (Email Swap) List Lovers Swap on Feb 13, 2024
Comment: Hi Ksenia, I really enjoyed reading your lists. Thanks so much for sharing. 🌹🌹🌹
kasa rated for LLU Bookish Monthly Wrap-up January 24 on Feb 12, 2024
Comment: Thanks for your reading list. I will check out the author Ashley Weaver in the local libraries. Thanks for sharing and happy reading for February.
SasseyLynn rated for ESG: My Favorite Photo - January on Feb 11, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful pictures =D I do love your hair color <3 Did you happen upon the yellow heart tree or did you make it?
mchesser12 rated for APDG - Toothless on Feb 11, 2024
Comment: Thanks for adding the Toothless images to my profile page. How to Train Your Dragon is such a cute movie.
Jjean rated for (E-mail Swap) One Word Answers on Feb 11, 2024
Comment: Thank you for sharing & happy reading.
Comment: Happy Reading 📚
Comment: Thank you for sharing your reads.

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ambhi2024 on Feb 28, 2024:

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HisSheep4lyfe on Feb 15, 2024:

APDG-TV SHOWS The Deadliest Catch- Time Bandit Captains/Deckhands!


1000 LB Sisters!!! I love them.



Greys Anatomy! Dr.Torrez was always my favorite, I miss her.


mchesser12 on Feb 12, 2024:

for: APDG - Favorite TV Shows

ElisaMarcuz on Feb 12, 2024:

Hi!! This is for the APDG - Favorite TV Shows swap.

Here are my favourites!

Take care


mchesser12 on Jan 31, 2024:

for: APDG - Toothless

ElisaMarcuz on Jan 30, 2024:


This is for the swap Toothless.

Enjoy them

mysmashbooklife on Jan 30, 2024:

Hi! This is for the swap: APDG - Toothless

Halloween Halloween Halloween

MuggleMom on Jan 20, 2024:



ElisaMarcuz on Nov 17, 2023:


This is for the APDG - Christmas Animals swap!

I hope you like them!!


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