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KaliOya

KaliOya
Date Joined: September 30, 2019
Last Online: January 20, 2021
Birthday: August 28
Country: United States

About Me

Greetings, I enjoy creating snail mail, happy mail, mail art, making envelopes, handmade crafts such ATCs and Decos to name a few. In general I normally decorate my envelopes and write medium to long letters and enjoy creating well thought out happy mail. But I am very okay with receiving any type of snail mail. I also like telling personal stories in my letters (in hopefully an entertaining manner). I like receiving postcards from all over the world. I have been crafting since I was a little girl. But I still consider myself an amateur crafter. I enjoy learning new things and having new experiences. I also enjoy music playlists, books to be read lists, currently watching on tv lists, best movies lists and collecting food and drink recipes. I enjoy cooking and hosting dinner parties and cocktail parties. Enjoy sewing clothes and quilts. Have been wanting to learn to knit socks. I am into tabletop games: board games, RPGs, card games, video games etc. I am a comic book/manga lady. Some comics/manga that I really enjoy: Wonder Woman, Dragon Ball, Fables, Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur, Squirrel Girl, Lady Snowblood. I enjoy photography and I consider myself an amateur. I enjoy both color and black and white and like instant photography like Polaroid. I enjoy being in nature and nature based activities such as swimming in the ocean and lakes, camping, backpacking, rock climbing, park exploration, letterboxing, scavenger hunts. I enjoy the following sports: baseball (Go Atlanta Braves!!!), hockey, rugby (I like Fiji and New Zealand), jai-alai, UFC and water polo. I currently am learning how to keep a planted freshwater aquarium. I am starting it out with a few plants, snails and shrimp. I am into cryptozoology and like reading articles, books about them and podcast/youtube videos on the topic. I enjoy puzzles: such as logic, math, jigsaw and cryptograms. I also like doing extreme dot to dots (the kind that have at least 400 dots). I also enjoy studying maps, both old and new, fiction and non-fiction.

Not Into, No Thank You

I am not a fan of real domestic cats. I say real domestic to mean the living animal that people keep as pets. I just have never liked them very much. I am okay with fictional cats and big cats (lions, panthers etc). Such as the cats from the musical Cats. I actually really like them. As well as the Thunder Cats (I like both versions 1985 and 2011). So, real pet cats NO, animated and fictional cats YES, big cats yes:)

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I am a little reluctant to put something on this list: #1-I truly like most things, so unless it is stated on my "Dislikes" I would enjoy it. #2-I do not want to stifle anyone's creative process in producing their swap. I also want my swap partner to have fun creating. So the list below is only some things that I like slightly more than other things. If you gave me something not on this list I would be just as happy! #3-I like variety and would hate to only receive things on this list :)

That being said below is a list of things I enjoy a little more than average:
* hedgehogs.
* bison/buffalo.
* comic books.
* manga and anime.
* boardgames.
* narwhals.
* beetles and scarabs.
* skulls (real, cartoon and Dia de los Muertos)
* All Saints Day and Dia de los Muertos Celebrations.
* matadoras/toreras.
* tribal, ethnic and cultural art.
* things written in Sanskrit, Arabic, Hebrew, Kanji, Kana, Mayan, Egyptian (basically languages not using the Latin Alphabet)
* frogs.
* turtles.
* honey bees, bumble bees, asian giant hornets and yellow jackets.
* enjoy journaling.
* pen palling.
* letter writing.
* hand fans especially ones that are decorated (the accordion folding type made of silk, lace, wood or paper or fans that do not fold and are woven out of bamboo, palm fronds or grasses)
* handkerchiefs
* dark humor
* macabre art
* mythology from around the world
* goddesses from around the world
* tombstone rubbings

What I Like to Read

I am not a fan of the romance genre. While I will read from almost any genre the following I tend to read more often: thrillers, suspense, mystery, paranormal, fantasy, alternative history and science fiction. I also like to read "How To" books.

Musical Interests

I love listening to almost all types of music. I have an eclectic music collection and I enjoy discoverying new genres of music to listen to or new artists. I think it is so fun and cool to discover a new genre, band or vocalist that I have never heard of before. I like country, rap, hip-hop, classical, jazz, blues, bluegrass, metal, punk, ska and the list just goes on. I like knowing other peoples playlists, what they are currently into and their all time favorites. So I will put and example of music that I do not enjoy. There is a piano composition called 4:33 where the pianist plays nothing for 4 minutes and 33 seconds. I do not know what the composer was thinking but maybe they wanted people to react to the silence and the pianist not playing. I do not like this style of music. I have played various instruments since I was 5 years old. Piano, flute, oboe and cello are all instruments I learned to play in the past. Currently I am learning to play the viola and guitar. I hope with the viola is to have a classical training and then branch into learning how to fiddle the viola.

Beverages

I am really into drinking tea. I enjoy all types of tea, black, green, herbal, fruit, flower, fermented, white, red, yellow, chai, matcha and this list could go on and on! I like both hot and iced tea. When I purchase tea it does not matter to me if the tea is in bags or loose or compressed. I enjoy finding a tea that I normally cannot get such as one I find on my travels to different places or a blend from a local tea shop. I enjoy cider both hot and cold and sweet and hard. I especially enjoy ciders produced by local small businesses. Another drink I enjoy is ginger beer. So much better than ginger ale! I love carbonated water both with and without flavors. I love finding a new flavored carbonated water! I am not a fan of straight coffee but like coffee flavored drinks like frappes and lattes and macchiatos that are mainly not coffee:)

Things I Use

Below is a list of things that I use in my everyday life to create snail mail, happy mail, mail art, journals and crafts.
* washi tape.
* stationery paper with fun, beautiful, or unique graphics (in general I usually like unlined paper and 8.5 by 11 inches (A4)
* pages from travel, outdoors, fashion magazines.
* pages from comic books and manga or the funny pages from the newspaper, children's books, sheet music,
* photographs (of pretty much any and all things both color and black and white)
* seed packets.
* dried leaves and flowers.
* stickers.
* markers for coloring and hand lettering, pencils (both wood and mechanical .7 or .9 lead), colored pencils.
* envelopes of all sizes and colors both decorated and plain.
* used postage stamps.
* old fashion keys.
* maps.
* domino pieces
* bottle caps (particularly the metal ones from glass soda and beer bottles)
* playing cards with either unique fronts or backs

What Movies I like to watch

Genres that I especially am in to:
* horror, while slasher films are okay what really makes me happy are psychological horror films, dark and creepy in your head type of stuff
* mystery
* science fiction
* fantasy
* foreign films
* black and white films
* silent films

Podcasts and YouTube

Here are a few that I watch/listen to. I would love for you to leave suggestions in the comments section of my page:)
* DrabbleCast (podcast)
* Adventure ZONE (podcast)
* ToastyGames (YouTube)
* AJ Pickett-Monster Ecology (YouTube)
* Ant Lab Games (YouTube)
* The Dice Tower (YouTube)
* LARPs: The Series (YouTube)
* Cooking with Dog (YouTube)
* The Domestic Geek (YouTube)
* Crime Junkie (podcast)

Ratings

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Response: Glad this swap made it to you. Happy swapping in 2021 and thank you for the heart.
debbee2014 rated for One Deco - January on Jan 16, 2021
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Comment: Thank you i love the labels and the snoopy card. Cant wait to use them.
Response: Glad you are enjoying the goodies I sent:) You are most welcome. Happy swapping in 2021 and thank you for the heart.
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Comment: Thank you so much for the cute cards. Have a wonderful day!
Response: You are welcome and I did have a wonderful day! You do the same. Happy swapping in 2021 and thank you for the heart.
lovenita rated for Playing Card Swap~Round 2~Swap #18 on Jan 15, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the cards!
Response: You are most welcom. Happy swapping in 2021 and thank you for the heart.
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Comment: Thanks for the journal! I like reading what the people before write. Take Care and Be safe!
Response: Glad to hear the journal made it to you safely. Happy swapping in the new year and thank you for the heart.
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Comment: Ooooh, what a fun deco! :) Thank you for the labels and Ebony pages, too. I really miss Ebony.
Response: Glad I passed along a deco you think is fun:) You are welcome for the items I sent. I hope you are able to use them. Happy swapping and thank you for the heart!
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Comment: THanks and happy new year!
Response: You are welcome and happy new year to you as well. Happy swapping and thank you for the heart.
photovivie rated for Postcard bag swap R.4 on Jan 6, 2021
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Comment: Thank you very much!
Response: You are welcome. Happy swapping.
JenZen5 rated for WIYM: ATCs Of The Alphabet T USA on Jan 4, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the creative ATC. I too wish the smell of the leaves had made it but I love the texture. And thank you for the bag and envelope. Have a wonderful day!
Response: I am having a busy day at work....but a good one. So glad you could appreciate the background I used for your ATC:) You are most welcome for everything. Happy swapping and thank you for the heart.
wyrdfae rated for Playing Card Swap~Round 2~Swap # 19 on Jan 2, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the cards and snail mail labels
Response: You are very welcome. Happy swapping and thank you for the heart!
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Comment: Nice PC's, thank you. Thank you for the pretty labels too!
Response: You are welcome and glad you are enjoying what I sent. Happy swapping and thank you for the heart!
smartymartyky rated for Bags and FB ONLY swap on Dec 22, 2020
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Response: Glad this swap made it to you safely. Happy swapping and thank you for the heart:)
lovenita rated for Playing Card Swap - JOKERS on Dec 21, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the cards! Loved them and the teas too! Merry Christmas :)
Response: So glad you liked what I sent:) You are most welcome. Happy swapping and thank you for the heart!
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Comment: Thank you for the cute cards and everything. I hope you’re doing well and you have a merry Christmas.
Response: I am doing well. Hopefully so are you. You are welcome. Happy swapping and thank you for the heart!
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Comment: Just in 5 days your envelope arrived this afternoon, amazing. Thanks for the PCs and the extras Please, stay safe and healthy!
Response: You are most welcome. So nice to that you received it so quickly! Happy swapping.
jules4534 rated for Playing Card Swap - KING's on Dec 12, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for the cards and the note. May the Force be with YOU! HA!
Response: LOL!!! You are so welcome:) Happy swapping and thank you for the heart!
Amelia rated for One Deco - December on Dec 11, 2020
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Comment: Lovely blue collage. Thank you.
Response: Thank you for the compliment:) Happy swapping and thank you for the heart.
PrincessLeia rated for Playing Card Swap - EIGHT's on Dec 11, 2020
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Comment: Thank for the great cards and those cool stickers!!!
Response: So glad it made it to you and you are enjoying this swap. Happy swapping and thank you for the heart!
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Comment: I’m so sorry I had mislaid this swap. In cleaning my crafting area I came across it. Thank you for your understanding and for the lovely card and the two playing cards. Peace be with you.💖🎄
Response: No worries. Thank you for rating me:) Happy swapping and thank you for the heart.
PrincessLeia rated for Playing Card Swap - SEVEN's on Dec 8, 2020
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Comment: THANKYOU for the great cards and I LOVE the stickers!
Response: You are very welcome. Happy swapping and thank you for the heart.

Rating Overview

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Comments

wolfeagle on Dec 30, 2020:

hny

CherryBlossomLady on Oct 28, 2020:

Hope you are well!

CherryBlossomLady on Oct 5, 2020:

Welcome to our group!! We hope you like it and enjoy the swaps and great swappers we have! -SMPW

journalingrachel on Jul 29, 2020:

journalingrachel on Jul 29, 2020:

I chose moth man because he is my favourite. I remember as a child I watched a tv show called, "Mystery Hunters" and they had a whole episode on him. It's so wild learning about all the citings in West Virginia, and the bridge collapsing, so it's unknown whether he cause it or if he was a warning/omen.

banjobraids on Jul 29, 2020:

Related to Nessie?
altie3

banjobraids on Jul 29, 2020:

altie

banjobraids on Jul 29, 2020:

This dude (dudette?) lives in my state! I haven't seen it -- yet -- but I plan to look for it. There are Muscogee legends about it. Enjoy! :):):) alti

grammypammy on Jul 28, 2020:

Thank you for your participation and swapping in ABCUSA Swaps!

Hugs,

Pam

KaliOya on Jul 24, 2020:

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