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clavriene

clavriene
Date Joined: May 19, 2009
Last Online: January 20, 2019
Birthday: November 5
Country: Malaysia
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About Me

A girl (well, I always see myself as a precocious 7 year old) who lives in Malaysia (for those who doesn't know, it's between Thailand and Singapore)..people who know me will say that I'm a reserved person,but once they get to know me, I'm a fireball !

I am a technical education instructor at a local university in Johor, the most southern state in Malaysia, about 3 hours away from Kuala Lumpur. I teach communication and technical writing. My students are mostly young adult learners fresh from high schools.

I love to get to know new people, especially from out of Malaysia as I also love getting to know new cultures!

Hobbies

  • My main hobby has always been drawing..but I'm not that talented, as I would only know how to draw female forms/anatomy, you can check my deviantart link to see how amateurish they are. Since becoming a fulltime educator, I never have the time to draw anything, so I kinda miss that.

  • I can proudly say that I'm a nipponphile..I love anything that hails from Japan. One thing that I'm very fascinated with is Japanese street fashion, and I would fuse that in my drawings.

  • I also love reading..cannot go to bed without at least reading something. I read mostly non fiction books and I collect books on real crimes, history and autobiographies.

-Since I love drawing, naturally I love comics as well, I have a collection of comics & mangas at home, and I needed a new bookcase to fill in more books!

  • I love reading Asian themed novels. My favourite author is Haruki Murakami. My favourite novel is the Wind up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami and my favourite non fiction book is In Cold Blood by Truman Capote.

  • I love photography, and I prefer to take portraits instead of scenery. I don't own a DSLR yet, but I'm fiddling with my dad's DSLR and pretending that it's mine lol

Likes

  • I have a very deep fascination towards anything and everything that hails from Japan (did I mention that previously?)

  • I listen to japanese/korean music and love watching animes, reading mangas and buying Japanese fashion magazines I know I can't read!!!

  • I love cute cute kawaii things, yet I'm also into something dark and gothic (i know, weird combo..).. I always want to be surrounded with cute cute things, therefore I love cute things, the more colourful the better!!

  • Among kawaii brands I love : sentimental circus, rilakkuma, mamegoma,Kutsushita Nyanko, Nyan Nyan Nyanko, Nyanpuku..wait, I LOVE ALL SAN X BRANDS! it is difficult to buy these brands here as I either have to travel to Singapore or Kuala Lumpur to get them..I don't prefer to buy them online as I'm the see, touch, feel kind of buyer lol

  • I'm also fascinated with Sanrio brands like Hello kitty, my melody, little twin stars and the likes (I blame this on my two nieces who are obsessed with hello kitty lol)..Currently I am obsessed with Gudetama!

  • I love bright sunny colours especially pink,purple,blue, turqoise and yellow...my favourite colour combo are pink and black :)

  • I also have a very deep interest with miniatures especially food and furniture miniatures like re-ments! I've been dying to buy them but most of the time I'm penniless lol

  • Of recent times, I'm also fascinated with blind bags and boxes but have not been able to get my hands on them yet as again, I'm mostly penniless. They're also difficult to find in Malaysia, making them expensive as hell.

Dislikes...

  • I hate hate hate cockroaches, worms,any creepy crawlies that can crawl into my body, I just...ugh...and frogs! (although I don't mind if it's in a cute cartoony version, just the real ones I hate)...

  • I am NOT INTO TWEEN STUFFS LIKE HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL,HANNAH MONTANA,ONE DIRECTION OR JUSTIN BIEBER.

  • Colour-wise I hate dull colours, earth colors like brown,grey or dull army green.

  • oh and please don't send me anything religion themed as I won't know what to do with them..

Pets

  • My family LOVES CATS!!

Growing up,our residence was known in the neighborhood as a 'petting zoo' at one time cos we had like 16 cats, 20 chickens and an aquarium full of goldfish! (before you say anything, we're not pet hoarders as all of our pets were all taken care extremely well and are raised in a large and comfortable environment) ..but those days have passed as my parents are getting older, I don't want to trouble them as I live away from them nowadays.

  • I have a yellow tabby named Nemo that live with me but is now staying with my parents as he refused to follow me back to my place after I left him under their care lol

    • I recently got two tabby cats from my friend who I named Django and Jiro and they're the naughtiest pair of cats I have ever taken care of! But I loooove them!

    • I cannot touch anything that have dogs or pig's elements, like pig's skin or saliva, all due to religious beliefs.

Food

  • I love to cook & bake for my family & friends..I see it as a form of self satisfaction to be able to feed people good food..but I'm no Julia Child or Nigella Lawson!

  • I collect recipe books, especially on western dishes.

  • I collect kitchen and baking utensils like jelly molds, cupcake liners,cookie cutters, icing tips, spatulas, baking trays, anything to do with baking I will collect!

  • I have a sweet tooth, and my fridge is usually filled with sweets & chocolates..I love to try out sweets & chocolates from around the world! Don't worry cos I always watch my sugar intake and eat them sparingly :) Most of the time I'll share them with my friends or colleagues

  • I drink tea..A LOT. I drink them all ! when I joined swap bot, I was sooo happy to be able to taste different teas from other countries!

  • two things of concern if u want to send me food items : I don't consume alcohol & pork/animal based gelatine due to my religion.

  • I don't have any allergies to any food items & not a picky eater as I love to taste new flavours!

  • I can't consume alcohol..however, products which contains small units of alcohol in perfumes or cosmetics are alright for me to use..just not in my food/beverage.

My Collections

I collect almost everything (which scares me cos I could be a potential hoarder!!) Here are some of them:

  • STICKERS (I have an unhealthy addiction to collecting them)

  • mangas (doraemon, shinchan, hajime kindaichi, death note)

  • japanese street fashion magazines (kera & fruits)

-KAWAII ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING! (especially san-x and sanrio brands)

  • craft supplies
  • pin badges
  • recipe books
  • novels
  • true crime books
  • souvenir fridge magnets (of places)
  • souvenir key chains (of places)
  • baking supplies
  • kitchen utensils
  • tea bags
  • Japanese Animes DVD
  • English series DVDs
  • English Movies DVD
  • barbie dolls & clothes

  • Currently I collect blind bags/gashapon toys but here in Malaysia they're pretty expensive and hard to find so I would appreciate if anyone wants to send them to me :) My current blind boxes obsession are Shopkins and Happy places!

  • I collect barbies as well as barbie clothes, basically for fashion/drawing inspiration. Most of my collection are of modern dolls and clothes, very little vintage.

Wish Lists

some of my wish lists :

  • to taste candies & chocolates from around the world!

  • a new pair of sneakers

  • a kitchen aid mixer

  • a DSLR camera

  • to go to Japan!

** more of my wish list here : http://pinterest.com/clavriene/my-wish-list/

Favorite Television

I watched a lot of TV, a lot. Here are some of my fave tv shows :

  • Breaking Bad
  • Bates Motel
  • Orange is the New Black
  • The Big Bang Theory
  • The Simpsons
  • Futurama
  • CSI
  • The Nanny
  • Fresh Prince of Bel Air
  • Friends
  • That 70s Show
  • Everybody Loves Raymond
  • Fresh off the boat
  • How I met your mother
  • 3rd Rock From the Sun
  • Spongebob Squarepants
  • Reality shows (the Amazing Race, Project Runway, ANTM, any cooking based reality shows)

extra message

  • I am a fully committed swapper and I will always send my swaps. If you have not receive my swap please PM me first and we will solve the matter. By saying this, yes, I hate flakers with a passion.

  • Let me know if you are going to be late in sending your swaps as I will definitely understand.

-Please wrap the items that are perishable properly (food, papers) as sometimes your stuff could be damaged due to the weather. (in Malaysia, we only have two kinds of weather : scorching hot day or depressing showers). Most of the time chocolates survived but there's an instance where one of my swap partners whose greeting cards got soaked from the rain during postage.

thank you and happy swapping!

Ratings

EmiEmi rated for Fridge magnet swap on Sep 29, 2018
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Comment: Sorry for the very late rating>< Thank you for the magnet!
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Comment: Thank you
lukrecja rated for Fridge magnet swap on Jun 28, 2018
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Comment: I got the magnet - thanks a lot!
Sola79 rated for Stationery lovers swap #4 on Jun 19, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much for a lovely package with many goodies, I had so much fun going through everything :)
LaurenPappas rated for Big washi swap on Jul 22, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for communicating with me that it would be late, and for sending the extras! I appreciate the effort put into the swap.
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Comment: Assalamu alaikum. Sister this came and was such a delight. I loved it all and my family does too. We send you our thanks. It was sweet to remember my entire family. I want to do a private Eid Al Adha swap. Would you be up to that? If so inbox me please with likes and dislikes. Do you all have the fried crunchy snack noodles still? I am interested in that and Halal Marshmallows. But we will discuss it more in the inbox. Have a lovely Eid Al Fitr and may Allah bless you always.
Response: Waalaikumsalam..I'm so happy that you all like them! Eidul fitri in Malaysia is all about celebrating with our loved ones, so I want to celebrate your family as well :) sure I want to do a private swap for eidul adha! I'll drop you a message later. May Allah bless you & your lovely family always.
battyblue13 rated for PRIVATE SWAP : MALAYSIA & USA on Nov 5, 2016
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Comment: Thank you so much! Amazing swap!
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Comment: Thank you for the awesome kawaii stuff and the extras!! I loved it. (Please ignore the message I sent you yesterday about the swap not arriving - it arrived today!)
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Comment: Thank you sooooo much for the lovely stickers! And I really appreciate the extra memos ^_^ I also love how you decorated the envie! Many hearts to you!! <3 <3
DeidreArt rated for ILK Easy Peasy 6-16-2016 swap on Jul 17, 2016
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Comment: Thanks for sharing your Kawaii collection!
wyrdfae rated for 15 pcs of Kawaii Swap on Jun 30, 2016
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Comment: Thanks
Esthercita79 rated for 15 pcs of Kawaii Swap on Jun 24, 2016
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Comment: Thank you for the cute memo's 😄 Especially the chocopa,I cannot find those here at all!
mellyrose89 rated for 50 Stickers (International) #9 on Mar 21, 2016
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Comment: Thank you for the stickers and postcards!!!
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Comment: Thank you! I loved all the stickers :) Thank you for sending me extras too hehe
suntattoo rated for 50 Stickers (International) #8 on Feb 19, 2016
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Comment: I love the epoxy woodland animals and the little sheet of owls! And randomly... the flannel-pattern rabbit makes me really happy :) Thanks so much.
JazD rated for Welcome 2016! ILK on Jan 26, 2016
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Comment: Thank you!
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Comment: The post man just brought a huge parcel to my doorstep ... opening it was like birthdays and Christmas combined. Thank you SO much for letting me explore your country and for all the beautiful items you sent. I feel so spoiled! Your drawing is absolutely stunning - now I feel kind of bad for mine! I do hope for you you can pursue your art! And I loved your letter and will certainly write back to you! I hope my parcel arrived safe and sound, too?
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Comment: What a fantastic magnet - love it. Thanks for all the sweet ribbon etc too
snowy652 rated for Group: 40 Stickers (INT) on Oct 26, 2015
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EmmaLaura rated for Cute Sticker Swap (50 stickers) on Oct 25, 2015
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Comments

sebastian122 on Oct 31, 2019:

Happy Halloween!!

LavenderSprinkles on May 22, 2017:

Hi

lou on Nov 25, 2016:

Happy Birthday Month from WIYM group!

manders2280 on Aug 9, 2015:

ILK Member Appreciation Certificate!
good swapper

dolcxvita on Dec 2, 2014:

Hi there! Just sent you an invite to the new and active Creative Mail Asia group. Do join in so we can swap with in our region! :)

teconpastas on Jun 18, 2014:

Hi Hani! I told you I would try to compensate for my delay at Rock Music from you country swap, so I have thought to post you this rock related and profile inspired pictures to decorate your profile. I really hope you like them and that you can forgive me!

On the one hand, I'm sure this will fit your "cute kawaii" side

On the other hand, this is for your "dark and gothic" side, it's one of the logos of my favourite Spanish rock band "Magö de Oz". I have enclosed 2 songs of them in the swap, they have a celt influence and their songs talk about legends, mother nature and freedom, and the vocalist's voice is breathtaking!

I hope you like it! ^^

foxyfoxy on May 28, 2014:

Thank you for being a part of the Kawaii! group!

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tiggerkitn25 on Sep 17, 2013:

abbyaguas on Jun 8, 2013:

Hello :D

I hope you are doing well :D Thank you for being a part of ASIA Republic!

ElanorC on Jun 6, 2013:

Hello! I saw you said you would like to swap stickers in ASIA Republic Group Forum. Thus I though you might have interest in this swap! :-) All the best, Elanor

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