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chocosamurai

chocosamurai
Date Joined: January 2, 2013
Last Online: April 8, 2016
Birthday: November 26
Country: New Zealand
My Blog- 101 goals in 1001 days

About Me

Hey, I'm Carla. I'm from New Zealand.

I'm here to meet new people, learn about the world, be inspired and expand my creativity/crafty skills through swaps :D

I live in a national park in the mountains. I work at the only souvenir shop/main post office here so I just post my swaps on my way to work

My Interests

General Interests


  • Travel and CultureI~ LOVE learning about other places and plan to travel THE WORLD!!
  • Martial Arts ~I like to believe I'm a warrior at heart
  • Fiction/Fantasy
  • The outdoors/ NATURE!! .

  • I am a sporty/active person as well as a craftster

*Fashion style: Punk/Gothic/Steampunk

  • Big animal lover ( I prefer real over cartoon/illustrated unless anime style)

CRAFTS


I really like making things with my hands. I like trying new things. At the moment I'm playing with:

  • Amigurumi/Crochet (Still learning)

  • Origami

  • Costume making (I am a cosplayer ^^)

  • Sewing (by hand..I wish I had a sewing machine of my own.)

  • Drawing and illustration (lately playing with watercolor)

  • Photography

  • ATC's ( Just learning and getting into them-interested in ATC swaps with any of my interests listed below are as themes) My ATC's are predominantly hand drawn due to limited access to materials here in the mountains and I like to draw anyway :)

  • Mini-zines


MOVIES


I love movies and these are my top favourites. If you have a similar interest in movies and there's a movie you think should be on this list don't hesitate to recommend it to me :D

  • All Ghibli/Hayao Miyazaki films especially Princess mononoke and Whispers of the heart , Oh and The baron

  • Pirates of the Caribbean

*Underworld Trilogy

  • Resident Evil

  • Avengers

  • Wolverine/ X-Men trilogy

  • Many animated films (Brave, Shrek, How to train your dragon )


TV SERIES


  • Pokemon (Original 150 series)

  • Firefly

  • Dr Who

  • Game of Thrones

  • Xena: Warrior Princess

  • Kim Possible

  • Avatar: The last Air bender/ The Legend of Korra

  • The walking dead

  • Arrow


Favourite Colours


  • Red
  • Black
  • Red/Black Combo
  • Dark/Midnight blue

Dislikes


I am not all that girly so please do not send me:

X Frills:Flowery:Pink things

X If it is Scented flavoured please do not get items that smell of Fish/ Lavender/ Peppermint or Coffee flavour

X Religious things. While I respect all religions it is not for me.

X White chocolate.


Wishlist


  • A Fact file about your Country (*read special request section below)

  • Craft supplies~ Yarn (acrylic or wool is cool) for crochet (I mostly use worsted/8ply) anything for crochet, such as (vintage)buttons, fabric (if it is plain or uniquely patterned) and stitch markers

  • Post-it notes (even plain ones)

  • Pocket notebooks (non-spiral binded) I always find a use for little notebooks ^^

  • (Easy?) Crochet patterns (especially if it is related to something I like)

  • Cats. Especially big/Wild cats (Tigers/Cheetahs/ Puma etc...Ocelots) Anything related to cats = Sure Win

  • Chocolate/Confectionary (Except white chocolate) I live in an isolated place where these are expensive and hard to come by seriously. Make sure it is sealed/Unopened as NZ Customs are strict on food products coming into NZ)

Special request for Fact Files

I am on a mission to learn about every country of the world. It would be REALLY appreciated if you could help me by sending me a small fact file about your country. As what is the best way to learn about another country than from someone who lives there :)

I am looking for facts about: ALL COUNTRIES

I am also happy to reciprocate as a New Zealand representative.

We can swap facts via # POSTCARD // Private message // E-mail // Letter


A fact file could include the following:


(It does not have to include everything even one thing for me to add to my research would be most useful :D )

* Country name:

* Capital

* Major cities

* Major/popular/Famous (tourist) attractions/landmark:

  • Things your country is famous for: (food/animal/traditions/events/sports/legends etc)

  • National dish/animal/flag:

  • Famous/Major Festivals/Events:

  • Interesting/unusual fact/ little known fact/ Something you don't think a foreigner would know about your country/ advice/something you would like to share

  • The most affordable: ** way to get around (bus/train/fly ** Places to stay ** Your advice...



Contributors and Countries //SPECIAL THANKS:


Czech Republic @RabbitHeart

Croaita @MichelleWIllow (still in exchange)


***Countries in progress. Still waiting for:


Bahamas- @LovelyLici

United states- @susieq11

Croaita- @MichelleWIllow

Finland- @elluzki

Thank you for reading

I hope you learned something about me, And I look forward to learning about you and your country too

Ratings

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Comment: Congratulations on getting to the end of the tunnel, and good luck with the future ;-)
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Comment: Great job! Congrats on all you completed in your 1001 days!
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Comment: I'm sooooo happy for you! Finishing with 84 (almost 85) completed is AMAZING! Congratulations to you! And I'm so sad for me, because I've really enjoyed reading your updates in these progress swaps. I'm proud of you and honored you shared some of your accomplishments and growth with us (I'd never heard of slacklining before-wow!). I know you'll keep up the projects and learning even without the list.
fawnscrafts rated for ABC'S of your Country #2 on Oct 8, 2014
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Comment: thank you
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Comment: Good luck in Oct! So close to finishing
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Comment: Good luck in the home stretch! I look forward to your final progress report.
Swan rated for 101 Things Progress- September 2014 on Oct 5, 2014
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Comment: Fun to see the videos. And I'm realizing that you're not practicing Spanish because you're so busy with Japanese. Good job!
ElizabethObviously rated for Short Story: Anger on Sep 28, 2014
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Comment: Thank you for your story!
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Comment: Amazing package! I love everything you sent! Not only is it all beautiful, it's informative & I've learned so much about NZ from the variety of things you've sent! Thank you SO much for sharing your amazing country with me! I am so excited to use the 2015 calendar! It's all so lovely! Thank you 10000 times!! <3 if I could, I would give you 10000000 hearts!!
anandatashie rated for Short Story: Anger on Sep 15, 2014
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Comment: Thank you for your story! I'm a big fan of storms so I loved the moody backdrop for the character's self-reflection.
Response: Thank you! I found this swap quite challenging to stick to less than 1000 words and to let some one I don't know read a story I'd written. So I'm glad you like it and even gave me a heart!
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Comment: You're so close! Good luck on finishing off your goals over the next couple months!
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Comment: Good luck in Sep!
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Comment: Thanks for your update! It's awesome that you were able to do the splits (it's one of my goals too). Best of luck next month!
djr2djm rated for I Love Lists! on Sep 2, 2014
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful lists! I read them twice! I've never received a swap from New Zealand before! So this was extra special! Thank you!!!
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Comment: Thank you very much for your letter, This really was an interesting swap. I think New Zealand would be a great holiday destination
halewis1213 rated for 101 Things Progress- July 2014 on Aug 5, 2014
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Comment: Good luck this month!
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Comment: Thanks for sharing! Good work so far.
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Comment: Wow, you're so close to finishing! It's really inspiring to see how much you've gotten done. :)
HollyBear rated for Pinterest- Tattoos on Jul 23, 2014
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Comment: Thank you for sharing your board.
emerald0414 rated for Pinterest- Tattoos on Jul 22, 2014
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Comment: Love your board, thanks for sharing it with me

Rating Overview

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Comments

betty194 on Feb 18, 2015:

Hi! I just wanted to let you know that I am doing another round of the Your Country Questionnaire Letter -1/Country #4 swap, in case you´d like to join again. Have a great day, best wishes, Betty

schaefchen on Sep 18, 2014:

Thank you so much for your additional letter in the "Your Country Questionnaire Letter"! I loved everything.

betty194 on Aug 24, 2014:

Hi! I thought maybe you were interested in this swap: YOUR COUNTRY package 1/c . I wish you a lovely Sunday, best wishes, Betty

Mayje on Aug 11, 2014:

Hello! I received the Purple handwarmer from your RAK today. It was really nice and I love it! Thank you so much! Best regards! :)

nwgirl on Aug 7, 2014:

The kimono bag arrived today. Thank you so much...I love it!

simcoe54 on Aug 6, 2014:

The Mickey Mouse Notecard arrived today. Too cute!! Thanks for this awesome RAK.

LoveToCraftInAZ on Aug 5, 2014:

Thank you so much Carla! The Dream, Inspire ribbon is absolutely perfect for a section of my daughters scrapbook. She is aspiring to reach the olymipcs and this is a perfect embellishment. Thanks so much your this lovely RAK! :)

betty194 on Jul 29, 2014:

Hi! I just wanted to let you know that I am doing another round of the "Your Country Questionnaire Letter" swap, in case you´d like to join again. Have a great day, best wishes, Betty

groundhogstamper on Jan 12, 2014:
MichelleWillow on Dec 24, 2013:

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