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Phenyx

Phenyx
Date Joined: January 17, 2019
Last Online: June 18, 2019
Birthday: May 7
Country: India
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Since none of the links above work I'm adding them here.

About Me

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. I've been toying with the idea of finding a penpal in this day and age and Voila I came across a YouTube video which directed me here. SO HERE I AM!!!

I am new to this but I will try my best to make the most of this system. I'm living in India but I'm a Tibetan. The whole idea of finding a penpal, learning about different cultures and getting to know other people (in an era of internet) is a beautiful experience.

I'm currently pursuing my PhD in Psychology and I'm not sure what trouble I've signed myself up for. Compared to that I'm hoping finding a penpal would be a breeze. :)

I'm also trying to learn Korean and Tibetan languages. I have always been someone who likes planning and preparing for simple things and they may not always be visible but they exist. So this year I began a bullet journal in Jan. I'm taking it slow so nothing too fancy as of now.

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.

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.

I am looking for

  • Carved rubber stamps & clear stamps (mainly vintage themed, botanical themed, retro and grunge)
  • Anything vintage themed(papers, stickers, diagrams, ephemera, maps, music sheets, illustrations etc)
  • Anything botanical (papers, stickers, diagrams, cut-outs, etc.)
  • Metal die (flower, birds, insects, mini doilies, tickets)
  • Stencils (backgrounds, flowers, birds, insects)

Favorite Books

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

β€’ Adventure

β€’ Crime

β€’ Suspense/Thriller

β€’ 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,

β€’ Inception

β€’ Shutter Island

β€’ Trance

β€’ Seven Pounds

β€’ Catch me if you can

β€’ 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:

β€’ Dexter ( I love, love this one. Insanely intriguing)

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

β€’ Suits (damn these guys know what they're doing)

β€’ 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.

DIY

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 a postcard or note card or envelope for your swap 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), bookmarks(handmade), bright colours, baking, Bristol paper (any size), birds, botanical

C- clear stamps, cute things, cardstock paper(any size), challenging myself, compassion, craft, colours(mostly all), cactus, charms for TN, constellation

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

E- exploring, envelopes(handmade), embroidery,

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

G- galaxy

H- handmade(anything), Harry Potter,

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

J- journalling, Japanese culture and art related things,

K- Korean drama, kawaii, Korean culture related, kokuyo stationery

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

M- memo, mindfulness, meditation, mountains, minimalism, maps, metal die, moon, milkyway

N- note card(blank inside)

O- organising, optimisim,

P- pastel colours, plants, poetry (about life, nature, emotions, humorous, haiku, your original), pens, paper(all kinds for scrapbooking esp. handmade/recyled, except regular notebook ones), photo/photography, painting, funky paper clips, pouch(stationery)

Q- quotes,

R- reading, rubber stamps(handmade on my wishlist), research, recycled paper,

S- stationery(obviously), stickers(refer to section below) , silver jewellery, stencils, sketches, succulents, stars

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

U- universe, uniball pens,

V- vintage, vellum,

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

X-

Y- yoga,

Z- zentangle, zen, zines, zip pouches

DISLIKES : Please don't send

  • Glitter,
  • Puffy or 3D stickers,
  • anything kiddish like winnie the pooh and Disney related
  • Tea or anything edible
  • Manga
  • Pokemon
  • Hello Kitty
  • Emojis
  • Rainbows
  • Roses
  • Anything in bright gold (rose gold is fine)
  • Anything planner related like (days, months, dates etc. I am into bujo but 95% 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)

Washitape, Stickers & Stamps

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

LIKES

  • Pastel colours
  • Images of coffee, books, stationery
  • Plain circles or water colour themed circles,
  • Asian culture or food related,
  • Sketch images,
  • vintage
  • postage stamps
  • Nature themed (flowers, feathers, birds, plants, mountains, leaves)
  • Map
  • Abstract

STAMPS: Clear or rubber (handcarved/store bought)

  • botanical theme
  • vintage patterns
  • grunge
  • retro

Flakers

I'm disheartened that I would have a need for this section.

Ratings

Cobweb rated for WTL: Washi Bag #2 on Jun 18, 2019
5
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Comment: Thank you for the handmade stickers. I kinda love them.
Response: Happy to hear that you loved them as I was equally excited to share them. Thank you for the rating. ❀️
Tverne05 rated for Washi Bag #2 (International) on Jun 10, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the handmade stickers. See ya in the next round.
Response: Hope you can put them to use. Thank you for the rating. 🎈
Aleksis rated for Filled envelop international on Jun 9, 2019
5
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Response: Hey, congratulations on successfully completing your thesis, I've only just begun. Thank you for the heart. Hope you can use the goodies included now that you have time to spare. ❀️
onthecrafttable rated for Happy Mail on May 30, 2019
5
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Comment: Thank you for your lovely letter! I will be replying soon :)
Response: Yaaayyy!! I'm so glad it arrived. Everytime I send out a letter I pray it arrives safely more than any swap I send out. 😘
5
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Comment: Thank you for your delightful mail and goodies, how lovely to receive such gorgeous mail from India.
Response: Wow, this is the fastest my mail has travelled. Yaaaayyyy!! I'm so glad you liked it. I truly enjoyed picking something to cover my envie with, for this swap.
Christine6035 rated for WTL: Mega Washi Sample Swap on May 27, 2019
5
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Comment: Thanks so much for all the lovely samples!!
Response: Glad you liked the variety included. Thank you for the rating.
MCGalaxy rated for Recycled cardboard swap ---March on May 26, 2019
5
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Comment: Thanks for the postcard and that dessert looks and sounds delicious. The next time I go to an Indian restaurant I'm going to see if they carry it.
Response: Oh my!!! I was beginning to lose hope that the post would show up now after all this time. I'm glad it did. The dessert is really delicious although it depends on what its made with. There are some variants that aren't as tasty as the one in the image. Hope you're able to find some. Thank you for the rating.
silvermoonsnake rated for Washi Nature Walk on May 24, 2019
5
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Comment: Thanks <3
Response: Hope you like the samples. Thank you for the rating.
Leen rated for Washi Nature Walk on May 21, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thank you so much
Response: I hope you like the samples I included for you. Thank you for the rating.
5
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Response: I'm so glad it made it to you. Thank you for your patience throughout. ❀️
Atomictea rated for 2Γ—Surprise gifts. on May 17, 2019
5
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Comment: Loved the poetry.
Response: Thank you. Oh I'm so glad the mail reached you. I was beginning to worry if it was lost midway. Thank you for the rating πŸ’™
newrule rated for WTL:Washi Bag on May 15, 2019
5
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Comment: Thanks! Ready for the next round!
Response: Hope you find something you like. See you in the next round.
Tverne05 rated for Washi Bag (International) on May 14, 2019
5
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Comment: Great selection of washi tape.
Response: Hope you can find something to your liking. Thank you for the rating. ❀️
5
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Comment: Thank You for the wonderful envelope and fun items inside.
Response: Hope you can put them to use. Thank you for the heart 😘
lizzmathwhiz rated for Washi Bag (International) on May 14, 2019
5
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Comment: Thank you! Difficult to choose between the washi choices! Looking forward to the next round of washi bag swap.
Response: I'm so glad the washi made it to you inside the envie 😁. Thank you for the rating.
waldfee rated for WTL:Washi Bag on May 13, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Very beautiful bag and I took three samples :)
Response: I'm glad you found some to your liking. Thank you for the heart 😘
purrincup rated for Travelling Notebook Adventures #4 on May 7, 2019
5
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Comment: You're so crafty! Thank you for the stickers. I loved your creative touch on the notebook. 😊
Response: I'm glad you liked the stickers. I actually wanted to add a little pocket at the end of the notebook for those who would like to send goodies but then I wasn't sure if would be used and hence decided to leave it out. Have fun writing and passing it on 😘Thank you for the rating.
Mye rated for Themed Washi Swap #1: Floral 🌸 on Apr 27, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the lovely samples 😊
Response: I'm glad you liked them. Hopefully you can put them to use. Thank you for the rating.
Wooper rated for International PenPals on Apr 24, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for your letter! I'll be replying soon β™‘
Response: Splendid, I'll be looking forward to it. Thank you.
5
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Comment: Thanks a lot for the nice variety of things. I love the papers, washitape samples and tags. My favourite colours as you had read in my profile. Thanks a lot !
Response: I'm glad you liked them. Hope you can put them to some use.

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 33 5 5
Completed Fives Threes Ones
44 38 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
0 23 21 0
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Comments

Rainydancer on Jun 5, 2019:

thanks so much for the lovely 5,4,3,2,1 tag!

vacths95 on Jun 5, 2019:

Thank you for the cute ISS May wishes :) Have a good day! Hugs from Switzerland, Lissy

jenthewen on Jun 1, 2019:

Hi Palmo, thanks very much for the lovely surprise you sent me from India for the My Requests tag game! I loved everything, especially the French ephemera.

Much love to you , Jennifer

Mye on May 31, 2019:

Thank you for the washi samples and stickers you sent me for my ISS-May wish :)

BeHappyToday on May 18, 2019:

Thank you kindly for the Forum Tag Suprise/PIF. I really liked what you sent! :)

user6937 on May 17, 2019:

Wow, you got the tag fast! I'm so glad, and thanks for letting me know!

anicka22 on May 15, 2019:

Thank you for the Quick... I need tag and the wishlist april stickers!

bblue on May 14, 2019:

Thank you for the envelope of random stuff you sent for the forum tag!

breezyp on May 11, 2019:

I received your "person above you" rak forum mail. Thank you SO much!!!!πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

phillaine on May 8, 2019:

Hello. :) I keep meaning to let you know that the link to your etsy favourites isn't working. I've found your page with your username in the link, but thought you'd like to know. Have a lovely day!

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