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Phenyx

Phenyx
Date Joined: January 17, 2019
Last Online: September 29, 2020
Birthday: May 7
Country: India
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About Me

UPDATE (Aug 2020): It's been a while now since mail has resumed in India,atleast incoming packages are arriving safely. I'm a little weary of the outgoing from here though along with postal service not being stable in some other countries hence will be holding off sending anything for a while. I hope you understand because more than a delay I'd hate missing packages. UPDATE (June 10, 2020): I hope everyone is doing well and taking precautions while maintaining social distance. Recently some parts of India have now slowly begun partial activity but not my city. So for me we are still on lockdown and the post is not accepting letters or packets yet. I'm really hoping they open up soon.

UPDATE (May 4,2020): So the lockdown has again been extended till May 17th.Sadly I'll be celebrating a quarantine b'day although I would have loved to receive mail but that won't be happening any time soon. Hope you'll are taking care. Anyone expecting mail from me or any ratings please be patient and bear with us. All those still out and about please do take necessary precautions.

UPDATE (April 14, 2020): The lockdown has been extended till 3rd May. I have not forgotten about my mail and will post all of them from my dashboard when it's possible. They are all ready to go out, once the lockdown is lifted.

UPDATE (March 30,2020): So India is on lockdown till April 14th and hence I won't be able to send or receive any mail. Rest assured I have contacted partners and prepared mail to be out once the restriction has been lifted. Please take care of yourselves and stay at home as far as possible and take necessary precautions.

So I've always been in love with the idea of snailmail. I've sent plenty of them while I was at boarding school and I guess it's something that just stuck with me. Sometime back as I was contemplating about getting back into letter writing I came across a YouTube video which directed me here. SO HERE I AM!!!

I'm living in India but I'm a Tibetan. I'm currently pursuing my PhD in Psychology and I'm not sure what trouble I've signed myself up for.

I love learning about different cultures and ethnicities, hence have found a special affinity for languages as well. I'm trying to learn how to speak in Korean and read/write in Tibetan. I have always been someone who likes planning and preparing for simple things and they may not always be visible but they exist. So Jan 2019 I began a bullet journal. I'm taking it slow and sticking to rapid logging.

You can jump to the DIY and ABC section to know what to write or send me.

I am also open to personal swaps (containing what I'm looking for-mentioned below). Drop me a message if you are interested.

I am looking for

  • Carved rubber stamps & clear stamps (mainly vintage themed, botanical themed, retro and grunge)
  • Anything vintage themed(book pages, stickers, diagrams, ephemera, maps, music sheets, illustrations etc)
  • Anything botanical (papers, stickers, diagrams, cut-outs, etc.)
  • Rubber pieces from a sheet (for stamp carving) any size will do
  • Pressed flowers/leaves/plants
  • Metal dies or die cuts (botanical, mini doilies-2", postage stamp)

NOTE: Please message me if you don't receive my snailmail. I send all swaps before the deadline. If any mail has been misplaced or doesn't arrive, I will resend if necessary.

Favorite Books

2020 Update: I'm trying to diversify my reading and trying to read more than just the usual.

So I'm not a complete bookworm but yeah I'm a voracious reader. I don't think I can remember all the books I've ever read. My all time favourite genres are

• Adventure

• Crime

• Suspense/Thriller

• Sci-fi

I have read a few non-fiction as well but mostly self help and personal development books.

There's something about a story that sticks with me while I forget it's name/title. Does that happen with you too ?

Favorite Movies

I think I can definitely say I enjoy a bit of every genre (except war movies or those based in that time) But there are a few that stick with me, even after the passage of time I remember scenes vividly and enjoy watching them again and again. Like,

• Inception

• Shutter Island

• Trance

• Seven Pounds

• Catch me if you can

• Shawshank Redepmtion

Favorite Television

Well this is indeed something that requires the patience to follow and if you happen to miss or hear of a particular show late then the binge watching begins (guilty). You know you've done that too. By the way a few of my personal favourites are:

• Dexter ( I love, love this one. Insanely intriguing)

• Prison Break (I think the planning and plotting just drew me in as someone whose completely into the whole planning and organising bit)

• Suits (damn these guys know what they're doing)

• Lie to Me ( I'd be surprised maybe shocked to ever know of any Psyc student who doesn't love this one)

I've reached this far and I haven't yet mentioned this whole new world of K-dramas that I've been going gaga over (Not joined the K-pop bandwagon, yet). It's been a completely new world that has gotten me intrigued about Korea- its culture, food, people and language (Yes, I picked up a few words from the TV series and yes I'm struggling to learn Korean). I don't want to list all the K-Drama, as it's never ending.

TEAS

I don't have any allergies but I prefer herbal green teas in any flavour except for chai flavour (I get to have alot of those and hence don't want anymore)

DIY

MARCH 2020 UPDATE: I've begun making handmade papers using recycled newspaper, paper scraps, onion skin and garlic skin. I am not very good at it. But if you'd be interested we could swap some samples.

While it's been a few years since I decided that I want my life to be productive and minimalistic(I'm trying my best). A big reason I began DIYing and recycling things around me to make optimum utilisation of resources. While doing this I try to pick up a new skill every now and then. It could be small but as long as it helps sustainability.

Also please don't be surprised if I reuse magazines, newspapers and envies for your mail.

RAK's, Tags & Wishlist

Outgoing

Incoming

Thank you

ABC's

So I skimmed through a few profiles and thought I'd include this section to help you decide what you could send/write about or maybe find common ground with me.

I will keep updating it regularly

A - artwork(your original), Asian

B- books (of any kind), bright colours, baking, Bristol paper (any size), birds, botanical

C- calligraphy, clear stamps, cardstock paper(any size), challenging myself, compassion, craft, colours(mostly all, except glitter or shimmer), charms for TN, constellation

D- dogs, DIY, drawing, die cuts (nature themed, botanical, underwater theme, labels, tags, mini doilies, paper lace)

E- exploring, envelopes(handmade), embroidery, Earthy colours,

F- french fries, flowers, feathers, fitness, fragrance(like mostly earthy and fruity but not flowery),

G- grunge,

H- handmade(anything), Harry Potter,

I- introvert, illustration, instant photo(Polaroids, Instax), inkpads(slightly used will also do), inkpens(Lamy, monteverde, conklin)

J- journalling, Japanese culture and art related things,

K- Korean drama, Korean culture and art related things

L- leaves, learning new skills, lace(fabric/paper), ledger paper

M- memo sheets(classiky style minimalistic, not specifically the brand) , mindfulness, meditation, mountains, minimalism, maps, metal dies, mushrooms

N- note card(blank inside), neutral colours

O- organising, optimisim, oceans, onion paper

P- pastel colours, plants, poetry (about life, nature, emotions, humorous, haiku, your original), pens, paper(all kinds for scrapbooking esp. handmade/recyled), photo/photography, painting, pouch(sewn for stationery), pressed flowers/plants,

Q- quotes,

R- reading, rubber stamps(refer to section below), research, recycled paper,

S- stationery(obviously), stickers(refer to section below) , stencils, sketches,

T- travelling, trees, TN inserts (B5 slim, dotted pages), twine/thread

U- universe, uniball pens,

V- vintage (papers, books), vellum,

W- washitape(refer to section below), writing, walking, winter, watercolours, workout, wax paper

X-

Y- yoga, yarn,

Z- zentangle, zen, zip pouches

DISLIKES : Please don't send

  • Glitter,
  • Neon colour
  • Puffy or 3D stickers,
  • Anything kiddish like Winnie the Pooh, Hello Kitty, Pokemon, Manga, Emojis, and Disney related (save it for someone who will enjoy them)
  • Rainbows
  • Roses
  • Anything in bright gold (rose gold is fine)
  • Anything planner related like (days, months, dates etc. I am into bujo but 99% of the time I prefer to handwrite hence I won't end up using any of them sent)
  • Postcards (I don't swap them and don't have much use for them)
  • Imitation jewellery(I'm allergic to them)

Washitape & Stickers

Since I'm obsessed with these I thought they deserved a separate section of their own.

LIKES

  • Pastel, Earthy and neutral toned colours
  • Images of coffee, books, stationery, streets, shops,
  • Asian culture or Asian food related,
  • Sketch images,
  • vintage
  • postage stamps(used/new), revenue stamps, tickets(bus, railway, theatre, etc)
  • Nature themed (flowers, feathers, birds, plants, mountains, leaves, trees)
  • Maps

STAMPS: Clear or rubber (handcarved/store bought/pre-loved)

  • botanical theme
  • vintage patterns
  • grunge
  • retro

Flakes & Angels

I'm disheartened that I would have a need to mention flakes but at the same time I'm grateful for the angels in here.

Ratings

Malliecat rated for 3 Lines Story #6 on Aug 17, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for the two stories they took a while to get to me but they are safe and sound ❤️❤️❤️
m3i5 rated for Make an Envelope and Add A Surprise! 33 on Jul 30, 2020
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Comment: Hi Tenzing, I finally received your envie, thank you! :)
Rainydancer rated for SSM: Stamped images swap #5 on Jul 7, 2020
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Comment: thanks!
YolandiLetters rated for IG and RAK on Jul 7, 2020
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lasciviouskisses rated for IG and RAK on Jul 7, 2020
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LiliLuv rated for IG and RAK on Jul 7, 2020
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Comment: Have a great day! 🙂
penpallingfool rated for 100 Crafty Questions on Jun 10, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the swap my spam folder ate this and with the niece coming down its been hectic and to have the joys of fibro stinks. Love the answers to some of the questions happy swapping.
Rosa1 rated for 100 Crafty Questions on Jun 5, 2020
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Comment: Fun to read through!
NRGordon rated for 100 Crafty Questions on Jun 4, 2020
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Comment: I was so happy to see that everyone elaborated some on their answers. 'Yes' or 'No' is such a waste. Sorry for the delay in rating. I have been ill... not Covid!
junemoon rated for 100 Crafty Questions on Jun 3, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for your very complete answers, it's good to get to know you a little more.
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Comment: Greetings from the west coast of Canada. This is a beautifully packaged swap exploding with incredible inspiration! Thank you so much for a wonderful package. I feel very lucky! Take care and be safel
Response: I'm delighted to hear it made its way to you and that you like everything. I was hoping this would not lose its way. Thank you for the rating. 😘
Tine rated for Let’s go Vintage! on Apr 24, 2020
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Comment: thañks so much. i received today you re send i love all the things
Response: I'm so glad this one made it, since it was in my last batch of outgoing mails I sent before the lockdown was imposed in our country. Thank you for the rating and the heart. Hope you are taking care.
carrotkate rated for InCoWriMo Vintage social media :) on Apr 20, 2020
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Comment: This was lovely to receive, just like ALL of your letters! I’m sorry the rating didn’t save the first time! TY again!
isandie rated for Sewing Business on Mar 23, 2020
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Comment: I love this!!!! Thank you so much for the pouch and the envelope!!! They are so beautiful! I also LOVE the small junk journal! Perfect pocket sized! ❤️❤️❤️
Response: Yaaaaaayyyyyy! I'm glad we had this swap. I was really excited and had such fun sewing this for you. Hope you can use them. Thank you for the rating. 😘
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Comment: Thank you for your mail :)
Response: Finally! I was beginning to think this was lost. I'm glad it made it to you safely. Thank you for the rating.
SquidSorbet rated for 3 Lines Story #5 on Mar 14, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you!
evanselli rated for SSM: stamped images swap #3 on Mar 10, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful swap. I really like the images you chose, they all fit so well with my journal. I love how you packed everything. It’s always so much fun when I find something pretty in the mailbox 😊❤️
papercraftkath rated for Stamped images swap #2 on Mar 10, 2020
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Comment: So sorry, I should have rated sooner. I absolutely adore the stamped images you sent me. Thank you so much!
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Comment: Thank you so very much for your beautiful letter. I enjoyed reading it! I will write to you soon.
Response: I will be looking forward to hearing from you. Thank you for the rating.
InTheWoods rated for 3 Lines Story #5 on Mar 3, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank You for the stories :)
Response: I'm glad they made it to you finally. Thank you for the rating.

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Comments

sal410cat on May 30, 2020:

Thanks for sending my washi bag home to me!

CrystalZ on May 12, 2020:

Hi! Thank you for sending my two washi bags home to me and for the extra vintage postcard...it is so pretty :)

thisismeAXiD on May 2, 2020:

Happy birthday

weatherwax on Apr 3, 2020:

oh, thank you so much for your lovely envelope for the IFM-WTA!! I love your envelope! Thank you!!!

Gnoe on Mar 19, 2020:

THANKS A LOT for the SSM forum "pick 2" tag you sent! What a coincidence your blue stash is depleted as well. Popular colour ;-) Stay safe!

earthnk on Nov 4, 2019:

Hi Tenzing, Traveling notebook swap #6 is winging it's way to you as of today! 😊

Ciska76 on Oct 31, 2019:

Thank you so much for the clear stamps for ISS: 5,4,3,2,1 tag. Look forward to using them. 💕

Elenamarie on Oct 8, 2019:

10 Rubber Stamp Swap is on its way to you! Let me know when you receive it on the other side of the world:)

daydreamer47 on Aug 2, 2019:

Palmo! I got the handmade tn insert, thank you! The quality seems really great too. Itll be a very loved addition to my collection 😊 xo

user6937 on Jul 3, 2019:

I love the coin, too! Coins are allowed into Canada :)

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