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Suanades

Suanades
Date Joined: February 6, 2017
Last Online: October 24, 2017

Country: Korea, Republic of
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About Me

(updated:Sep.10th 2017)

Hello there! I'm Jiwon, a 27-year-old girl from South Korea.

My English is not fluent but I can communicate with it. I can only speak Korean, English and a little bit of Chinese at this moment but I'd love to learn more if possible.

I'm currently into tea. I collect tea bags(wrappers) and tea tags(labels) I'm not a crazy collector of stamps, but I still enjoy seeing/getting beautiful ones.

I collect [email protected] and I have 4 Ball-jointed dolls. I have been interested in bjd since 2002.

I also love taking photos, traveling, singing.

I used to have Canon 550d to shoot pictures but I sold it. I'm going to upgrade my camera body.

I lived in the State 6 years ago to study English. It was only about a year but I had really great time there. I traveled China several times; my dad had worked in China for 5 years so I could have lots of chances to visit there. Except those two countries, other trips were all domestic ones.

I'm a baseball fan, I root for my home team, NC DINOS. (There is pro-baseball league in South Korea.) Sometimes I go to the stadium and enjoy watching the game.

Postcrossing is my recent hobby. I joined this world only three months ago. :)

When I was young I used to gaze at the world map in my room. My parents bought me a huge world map with flags on it. Sometimes I matched flags with the countries and also tried to memories the capital cities from each country. At that time, I didn't really expect I could communicate people from those countries. It was really hard to meet any foreign people here in my city too. So it was my dream to meet and communicate people from all over the world.

Now, thanks to the Internet, I can easily talk with them and even exchange something here. How awesome!

Favorite Music

I don't have special taste on music; I listen to pop, rock, hiphop, jazz, new age, classical music... basically anything. I especially like the kpop group called BTS. I also listen Korean indie songs.

I love to listen to songs from overseas too; in different languages. Sometimes I don't understand lyrics but I can still enjoy melodies and singer's voice. And also, every language is so beautiful and I believe every language has some special spirit in it.

Likes

  • Tea (factory sealed tea bags)
  • Postcards
  • Washi tape
  • Stickers
  • Bear theme
  • Baseball theme
  • Harry potter
  • Milk chocolate
  • Milk tea flavored
  • Green tea flavored
  • Pastel colors; any pastel colors are okay but baby pink and sky blue are the best. I really enjoyed Pantone colors of 2016, Rose Quartz & Serenity.
  • Combinations of yellow and black, black and white, brown and pink.
  • Vivid colors
  • Different languages! (If you are a non-English speaker, could you write something in your language? You can simply write lyrics of the song or phrases from the book... It doesn't need to be wonderful calligraphy, just normal handwriting is totally fine to me!)

Dislikes

  • Bugs and insects
  • Zombie
  • Nail polish (I don't use it)
  • Knitting yarn (I don't know how to knit)
  • Japanese anime/Manga (except Sailor moon and Pokemon)
  • Licorice flavored (empty tea bags are fine!)

About Tea

The biggest reason why I joined this website is to swap tea bags. (I'm a newbie here, so please check my Instagram link to see my previous tea swaps!)

I prefer black tea, Assam-based or Ceylon-based tea; both straight and flavored tea. My favorites are English breakfast (I basically like every somewhere-breakfast tea) and Earl grey.

Fruit, Honey, Vanilla flavored black tea and Dessert-like tea (Such as muffin/pie/cake) are always welcomed. I also love green tea, white tea, Oolong, Pu-erh, Jasmine, etc. I'm not a picky person at all. I want to try new teas from all over the world, so you can put ANY KINDS of tea for me!

As I already wrote, I collect tea wrappers and tags. So please don't stick tea bags :'(

I would say black tea is not really popular in South Korea. Green tea is more popular than black one like other East Asian countries.

But the majority is grain tea I guess, most Korean drink barley tea, corn tea and corn silk tea; they often take the place of drinking water. At home, we usually use real roasted barley or corn but individual tea bags are also commonly sold here. Brown rice tea, Solomon's seal tea and buckwheat tea are also quite popular here. All of them are caffeine-free, of course.

Flower-based infusions are considered more like "Tea" in Korea (We think grain teas are "water", haha) I can find chrysanthemum tea and dandelion tea at any market in Korea.

When I do the tea swap here, I'll prepare teas from Korean brands. (Grain, green, herbal and black tea)

Since black tea is not really popular in Korea, there are not many Korean brands which produce black tea. I try to give you tea bags from Korean national brand. But if I can't, I'm going to choose some brand which can be easily found here. (Heladiv, Twinings, Ahmad tea, Akbar...and so on)

I know every country has Twinings tea but each country has different package design so it might be also fun to get them...

I'm going to check my partner's profile carefully and try my best to find best tea bags for them :)

About Postcard

I prefer written & stamped postcard. I'd love to read about anything about you; yourself, your country, your town and so on.

If your native language is not English, could you write something in your language? That would make me happy!

I'm okay with free/AD cards :)

Wishlists

(updated March 2017)

I'm currently looking for these to complete my collection. I'm not a picky person though... this list is just a guideline. :)

[TEABAGS]

  • Higher Living tea (OLD package)
  • Clipper tea
  • Natural Temptation tea
  • Karel Capek 2016 New year's tea (not 2017)
  • Karel Capek Happy teatime (Korilakkuma design)
  • Heladiv Peach, Cherry, Pride of Ceylon, Earl grey, Apple

[POSTCARDS]

  • Something represents your country or city (landmarks, landscapes, culture, costumes,  calligraphy in your language... etc)
  • world map, country map, city map, subway map cards
  • Bear 
  • Polar bear 
  • Raccoon 
  • Red panda
  • Greetings from... series (Postallove) from original country.  (ALREADY HAVE - Singapore, Japan, Luxembourg, France) 
  • Flags of the world series (Postcardmarket) from original country.  (ALREADY HAVE - China, Germany)
  • Art & Illustration (except Anime/Manga)

Ratings

Ruie rated for October Tea Swap on Mar 21, 2018
5
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mlaxe rated for NH: Simple PC swap on Jan 26, 2018
5
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Comment: arrived! thank you very much, hope your mother has recovered.
ultrameganerd rated for September Tea Swap on Jan 7, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you very much for the tea, I loved the stamps you used.
believeucan rated for week of tea nr.26 on Oct 31, 2017
5
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Comment: Got your package today, thank you for all the extra lovely teas. I am enjoying a cup as I write. You have been in my thoughts, hope your mother is doing better.
m3i5 rated for Simple Coin Swap-for newbie (May) on Sep 2, 2017
5
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Comment: Hi Jiwon, Thank you very much for the explanation of the pictures on the Korean coins and the beautiful stamps you used on the envelope, I love it! :D
hispanka77 rated for August Tea Swap on Aug 18, 2017
5
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Comment: thank you for the teas! So interestings! Hugs from Spain :)
dea rated for TEA for One Week #2 on Aug 14, 2017
5
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Comment: Thank you, Thanky you, Thank you!!! I love Teas you send me! All are new for my collection! See you on IG ;-). Have a great Time!
ToujoursMoi rated for ISS 5 Facts PC July 2017 on Aug 12, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for this great card with the cute stamps and it was very interesting to read about all those Korean facts.
VioletFaye rated for Anyone want TEA? Yes, I do #5 on Aug 9, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thank You for all of the Wonderful Tea !
sasaholic rated for week of tea nr.25 on Jul 28, 2017
5
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Comment: Hi Jiwon! My dad woke me up saying I have a letter from Korea and I squealed! (a couple of times actually) & then I read the part about the 00s Kpop magazines *faints* Thank you so so much for the tea, I'm a little sick right now, so it's perfect! <3 <3 <3 Ps. I was watching Shinhwa's Weekly Idol ep. last night, funny how the world works :')
romyisa78 rated for newbie welcome April on Jul 15, 2017
5
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Comment: your resend just arrived. thank you so much . i love all the things you ve sent to me
MichelleD11 rated for Crazy about TEA - Hurray! #4 on Jul 13, 2017
5
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Comment: This is the best tea package! I have never heard of Buckwheat or Corn Tassel tea, and I'm really excited to try them all. The stickers are so cute and your note was very nice. I wish I could give you more hearts. I'm sorry the first package never arrived. Many thanks to you for resending. I really appreciate it. Happy swapping!
petercure rated for newbie welcome April on Jul 12, 2017
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful bag of goodies(≧▽≦)(≧▽≦)(*^_^*)
marlak2008 rated for NH: Easy Postcard #15 on Jul 2, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thank you!
blubutterfly rated for Earth Day Upcycle Postcard Swap on May 17, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Great job on your first upcycled PC! I really enjoyed this swap, I took your card to show my grandmother and she got to enjoy it too! Lovely stamps too:) Thanks so much! ♥♥♥♥♥
Suncloud rated for Earth Day Upcycle Postcard Swap on May 9, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for your lovely postcard and stamps.
Marl33n rated for Stuck In My Head - April 2017 on May 6, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Very original list, thank you!
carlas rated for Stuck In My Head - April 2017 on May 2, 2017
5
rating
Comment: sorry for such a late rating
Fiqa rated for May Tea Swap on May 1, 2017
5
rating
Comment: thank you so much ^^ I'll try in the noon :D
Suus rated for Anyone want TEA? Yes, I do #4 on Apr 29, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Hi Jiwon. Your swap arrived today. Thank you so much for the lovely flavours. Zo nice that you translated the Korean words for me. Have a lovely day :).

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