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KSENiA

KSENiA
Date Joined: April 14, 2012
Last Online: April 24, 2017
Birthday: January 4, 1978
Country: Israel
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About Me

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: Within Temptation, Say Lou Lou and The Pierces. Last live gig I went to and loved: Riff Cohen.

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.

I read mostly fantasy books and watch SiFi movies and TV shows. (I almost never watch dramas, but I do like good funny comedies and Kdramas are my guilty pleasure). Currently I read A Darker Shade of Magic and watch Expanse and 2 Broke Girls. Last movie I really liked: Resident Evil: The Final Chapter.

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 343 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 me 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 Pérez-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

This goes to her

Ratings

squince rated for WIYM: Funny cat postcard on Apr 24, 2017
5
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Comment: Thanks for the awesome card!
Response: You're welcome. Thank you for the heart.
Marl33n rated for Quote On A Postcard # 3 *INTL* on Apr 23, 2017
5
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Comment: Sorry for the late rating, I loved the postcard and quote, thank you so much :)
Response: You're welcome. Thank you for the heart.
EricB rated for EricB & KSENiA #2 on Apr 22, 2017
5
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Comment: Whoops, forgot to rate! Loved The Mole and city portrait, and your great card is on its way back!
Response: Cool. Thank you for the heart.
Wildchild rated for ESG: Shuffle your music #16 on Apr 21, 2017
5
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Comment: Nice List! Thank you for sharing!
Response: You're welcome. Thank you for the heart.
Helena8664 rated for ESG: Show me your working space! on Apr 19, 2017
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Comment: Oh...my...goodness. I am SO in love with your workspace! I wish I could have such beautiful workspaces. <3 :)
Response: Glad you liked it, thank you for the heart. It makes me so happy to have something so pink and unconventional at my serious job :)
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Comment: Thanks for the tour of both your work cubicle and your craft space at home, Ksenia! I have to say, my first thought was "Wow!" Your work cubicle looks like an explosion of happy stuff happened in there! :-) Also, your cat is adorable! Loved the photos, thank you for sharing! (And I hope your Passover holiday was a nice one!) :-)
Response: Glad you liked the mail The work desk does look like explosion of toy/candy shop. It makes me so happy to have something so pink and joyful and unconventional at my serous grown-up job. My cat sends Meow to your doggy. Passover was great (lot's of food as with all Jewish holidays) Thank you for the heart.
wittmert rated for NYUP: Art Postcard on Apr 18, 2017
5
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Comment: I hope you did well with your hats!
Response: The were a huge success, all sold up. Thank you for the heart.
bluecrayons rated for About Your Pets PC #2 on Apr 18, 2017
5
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HannahEnilk rated for KSENiA & HannahEnilk on Apr 17, 2017
5
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Comment: Hooray! Your letter made it!! Thank you for your persistence in sending. I look forward to mailing you a reply. It was also kind of you to include the extra postcards! I hope the February reading log makes it soon!
Response: Glad it arrived at last. Thank you for the heart.
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Comment: Thanks a lot. I love the postcard you chose (Actaeon II)!
Response: Glad you liked it. Thank you for the heart. I still think it was one of my best works.
dawnakaulen rated for Ad/Free Postcard Swap February on Apr 15, 2017
5
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Comment: I love them all, thank you!
Response: Glad you liked them. Thank you for the heart.
5
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Comment: Thank you for sharing!
Response: You're welcome. Thank you for the heart.
smadronia rated for CL: March Reading Log - Paper on Apr 11, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for your log! I understand busy :)
Response: You're welcome.
smadronia rated for CL: March Reading Log - Electronic on Apr 11, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for your log! I understand busy :)
Response: You're welcome. Thank you for the heart.
yomousey rated for Reading Challenge 2017-March on Apr 9, 2017
5
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Comment: Thank You! I will be posting The May Challenge soon. Be on the look out for it.
Response: You're welcome. Thank you for the heart.
HappyMom rated for ESG: Show me your working space! on Apr 8, 2017
5
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Comment: Well worth the wait! I loved seeing both of your work spaces! What a collection you have!! And Happy Passover😀😀😀
Response: Glad you liked the mail Thank you for the heart.
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Comment: Thanks for bringing back great memories of Purim celebrations from years ago!
Response: You're welcome. Thank you for the heart.
smadronia rated for CL: February Reading Log - Paper on Apr 7, 2017
5
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Comment: Thanks for your reading log! You were busy. I saw your electronic log and also read Symbiont Seeking Symbiont. What an unusual short
Response: Indeed. You're welcome. Thank you for the heart.
Shannoneke rated for ATBR: Write a book review on Apr 6, 2017
5
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Comment: Such a lovely detailed review! I too am a bit obsessed with Goodreads lol, but I'd never heard of this book! Perhaps I'll loot into it, you make it sounds tempting!
Response: You're welcome. Thank you for the heart. For now Peter Darling holds being the best book I read so far in 2017.
reader44ever rated for ATBR: Write a book review on Apr 5, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for this review, Ksenia! I love fairy tale retellings, and Peter Darling sounds like a great one! I have added the book to my TBR. :-) Thank you for sharing!
Response: You're welcome. Thank you for the heart. For now Peter Darling holds being the best book I read so far in 2017.

Rating Overview

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5.0000 1889 91 98
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Comments

reader44ever on Apr 20, 2017:

Did I tell you that I did buy Uprooted? Barnes and Noble had a sale a month or three ago - and I had coupons! - and I bought it, another book that I read and adored (And One Last Thing by Molly Harper), and Red Rising by Pierce Brown (I bought the rest of the trilogy later; rather nervous, as I hadn't - and haven't - read any of them, but hopefully I'll love this series like so many of my Goodreads friends), and a couple other books.. :-)

I also got a few other books from other sources. Here's a link to a picture/post I shared on Litsy: http://litsy.com/p/NHFZdktGMlNy :-)

kweandee on Mar 8, 2017:

Hey hun...

Got the pcs back from our send one back swaps....wanna do it again? Lol

PaulandLeezy on Mar 8, 2017:

Thanks for sending my PC back!! Hope your exhibition went well! ❤😊

viza on Feb 18, 2017:

Привет:)! Наконец-то от тебя что-то слышно! Я уже стала волноваться:) классный у тебя подарок - я такие книжки обожаю! У меня много новых открыток для обмена:) если что, можем меняться. Может даже решишь на книжку на иврите;)?

reader44ever on Jan 17, 2017:

"Here Kitty, Kitty. . ."

reader44ever on Jan 17, 2017:

I suppose we could share Tybalt. After all, we live on opposite sides of the world. I'll have him in my daylight hours and you'll have him in yours? Does that sound fair?

:-)

reader44ever on Jan 17, 2017:

I just saw your comment and. . . Tybalt is MINE, I tell you! M-I-N-E mine! (!!!) bwahahaha

;-)

lou on Jan 5, 2017:

Happy Birthday Month from WIYM group!

lloydp on Jan 4, 2017:

Hi Ksenia Happy Birthday!! (I am sorry I typed your name wrong)

Pat

viza on Jan 4, 2017:

С Днем Рождения, Ксеня!!!! Улыбок, радости и творческого вдохновения!!! Спасибо заа нашу дружбу и обмены! Целую:) Вика

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