Swap-bot Time: October 13, 2019 10:35 pm


Date Joined: February 13, 2015
Last Online: August 17, 2015

Country: Finland

About Me

August 17, 2015: I was unable to access the Internet for over 2 weeks. I have a lot to do now, especially outside Swap-bot, but I'm working on it all. I'm going to read and answer all the messages and rate everything I've received within a few days. Thank you for your patience.

July 30, 2015: I won't be able to access the Internet for some time. I'll be back to Swap-bot no later than on August 17, hopefully sooner. I have one swap on my dashboard. It's ready to be mailed to both partners now and I intend to send it on July 31, but I won't be able to mark it as sent before I can access the Internet again.**

** Please don't mention Swap-bot or my username on the outside of the envelope. **

I'm pretty new here and still working on my profile. Some of my favorite leisure activities are cooking, growing chili peppers and other plants, hiking, reading books and writing letters. I love the nature and enjoy a simple but intellectually stimulating life.

If you want, you can think of me as an old rural granny who doesn't care for modern technology, has never used a computer and doesn't have a cell phone, maybe not even a TV. Or you can think of me as a young man who's much more into all kinds of geeky things (including technology) than sports. I'm not either of those people, but if you decide what to send me as if I were, you can hardly go wrong.

I'm a bit strange, but in a good way. :)

Favorite Books

♥ George Orwell: 1984

♥ George Orwell: Animal Farm

♥ Aldous Huxley: Brave New World

♥ Mika Waltari: The Egyptian (Sinuhe egyptiläinen)

♥ Neil Gaiman: Neverwhere

♥ J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter series

♥ Tove Jansson: Who Will Comfort Toffle? (Vem ska trösta knyttet?)

Favorite Television

♥ Babylon 5 -- my all-time favorite ♥

♥ Doctor Who -- especially David Tennant

♥ Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

♥ Agatha Christie's Poirot

♥ Batman (the 1960s version)

♥ Dexter

Favorite Movies

♥ J.S.A.: Joint Security Area

♥ Star Wars: The Original Trilogy

♥ The Lion King

Things I'd Love to Receive

I like all colors. My favorite ones are blue, green, purple and brown.

Getting almost anything else than bills in the mail makes me happy, as long as the quality is good and it has some thought behind it (see exceptions below). :) With these lists I'm just trying to give you more ideas on what kinds of items would truly make my day.

First some topics/themes:

♥ Air mail, snail mail

♥ Mathematics

♥ Physics, chemistry, astronomy

♥ Other science

♥ Science fiction

♥ Mythology

♥ Natural phenomena

♥ Farm life, gardening

♥ Wildlife

♥ Wolves, bats, butterflies

♥ Insects

♥ Old-growth forests in their natural state

♥ Hunting, fishing

♥ Graveyards

♥ Martial arts, ninjas

♥ Police, crimes, prisons

♥ Military

♥ Patriotism (any country)

♥ Finland and the Finns

★ North Korea (I can't use the heart here :P)

♥ Propaganda

★ Politics, religions, atheism

♥ Political correctness/incorrectness

♥ Psychology

♥ Lop-eared rabbits, rabbit agility :D

♥ Adult cats

♥ Calligraphy, typewriters

♥ Hangul (한글) -- the Korean alphabet

♥ Weird and/or unusual things

♥ Topics that have some special meaning to you -- with a few words (or more :)) about them so that they're not just some random, meaningless stuff to me

And then some items:

♥ Postal stickers/labels (Air Mail, Par Avion, Priority, Economy, etc) -- I use lots of these for various purposes and can never have too many! Even the ones that look ugly and boring are always welcome.

♥ Recipes of your favorite foods -- I like trying out all kinds of recipes, especially ones that are relatively simple. If they're too complicated or require ingredients I can't find, I can try to modify them or use them as inspiration. At the moment I'm especially interested in Korean and Mexican cuisine and meals that contain beans or fermented vegetables.

♥ A hand-written note or letter without an obligation to write back -- whether it's long or short, I ♥love♥ it when someone writes something to me! You can write about anything you want.

♥ Things you've made or decorated yourself -- I appreciate the time and effort regardless of your skill level. :)

I know this is desperate but if you send me anything about Babylon 5 -- homemade or store-bought, new or used, maybe not even in good condition any more -- I'll be forever grateful to you!


Please avoid sending me:

✖ Food or drink, except in an unopened, factory-sealed package

✖ Beauty products (make-up, lip balm, etc)

✖ Jewelry

✖ Items that are claimed to have some magical/supernatural properties, such as prayer clothes, dreamcatchers, other good luck charms, and voodoo dolls. Pictures of them are ok, though, and teas that are based on ayurveda or other comparable belief systems are also ok.


Only factory-sealed bags/packages, please!

I love tea and usually drink 5-10 mugs of it a day. I drink mostly loose-leaf tea but tea bags are fine, too.

I'm willing to taste anything. In case you have many different kinds of teas available, here are some suggestions to help you choose what to send me:

♥ your favorite tea

♥ pu'erh, oolong and white teas, especially unflavored

♥ herbal teas

♥ teas with flowers, ginger, chocolate, cinnamon, lemongrass, or strong spices

♥ Chinese, Japanese and Korean teas

♥ small, local brands

Teas with artificial flavors are usually not my favorites, but don't feel bad if they're all you have -- like I said, I'm willing to taste anything. And even if your favorite tea tastes very artificial, I'd love to get a bag of it anyway! :)

Other Languages

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Olen suomenkielinen.

Om du har svenska som modersmål, skriv gärna på den även om du talar finska. :)

Jeg forstår norsk bokmål.

Jeg forstår dansk temmelig godt ved lidt hjælp af en ordbog.

Ich kann nicht Deutsch sprechen, aber ich verstehe ein bisschen und versuche mehr zu lernen. It’s probably best if you write your personal message in some other language, but feel free to send me recipes, brochures, etc auf Deutsch -- no need to translate them for me. Even if they use advanced vocabulary and grammar, I can (try to :P) translate them myself when I'm in the mood for a challenge. :)


brookeasaur rated for Quotes on a Notecard #1 on Sep 2, 2015
Comment: Never received.
Comment: I don't normally rate a 1 without contacting my partner first, but it has been 5 weeks since you clicked sent and you haven't logged on since August 17. I will gladly rerate if I receive this swap.
PeanutButternJelly rated for NH: Bird ATC on Aug 31, 2015
Comment: I will change rating when I receive a bird atc.
Amace rated for :) ~ Butterfly ATC International on Aug 19, 2015
Comment: I have been very patient waiting for over a month. I sent you sent a message on Aug 4th, that is still unread. I left a comment on your profile on Aug 17th. I understand that you are busy with just getting back online. However, The butterfly swap was due July 17th. I am more than willing to change this rating when I hear back from you or when I receive the ATC.
Jenna91 rated for Tea Scavenger Hunt on Jul 18, 2015
Comment: Thank you so much for the great card and teas! I love it :D It's very kind of you to look at my allergies.
veronicadelvalle rated for week of tea nr.10 on Jul 17, 2015
Comment: Hi!!i really want to thank you because your swap is SO lovely!!!from the happy envelope to the cute tea bags and letter. I would give you a million of hearts if i could. I'm your partner in a tiny swap; hope some moment we can do a private swap. best wishes for you!
allthingsregency rated for week of tea nr.11 on Jul 13, 2015
Comment: Thank you so much! I enjoyed your note and all the teas sound delicious! I appreciate you taking the time to read my profile and for sending extra teas. :)
hispanka77 rated for ISS: Tea Scavenger Hunt on Jul 4, 2015
Comment: Amazing teas! Cute postcard! I'll try the lavender tea before going to bed! Thank you, Leena!
veronicadelvalle rated for week of tea nr.9 on Jul 2, 2015
Comment: hi I REALLY loved all about the swap. Thank you so much!! :)
widelo123 rated for QUICK 5 postcard swap #177 on Jun 23, 2015
Comment: Leena, thank you so much for the wonderful postcards of Suomi, Finland. It looks a lot like Northampton, Massachusetts where I lived before I moved to North Carolina. I couldn't take the snow and ice any more. Thank you also for the lighthouse postcard and looking for more. Shirley
cindynvb rated for 5 Postcard Swap #4 on Jun 22, 2015
Comment: Wonderful cards, thanks so much
Maiijjaa rated for Private Swap: Maiijjaa & delfin on Jun 11, 2015
Comment: Wow wow wow! Thank you so much, your gifts really exceeded my expectations! Thank you so much for all the tea and the beautiful paperclip! It would be my pleasure to swap again.
Comment: OMG I just LOVE LOVE LOVE the stickers you sent me! They are wonderful! They really do truly fit me well! LOVE THEM! Thank you!
neslihandalga rated for week of tea nr.9 on Jun 5, 2015
Comment: thank you for these AMAZING teas and beautiful papers. I LOVE them! <3
Comment: Thank you so much. I love the Christmas postcards and the postmark stickers are really cute. Such a thoughtful package!!
Creeny rated for week of tea nr.8 on May 20, 2015
Comment: Kiitoksia paljon muumi teetä ja kaikesta! Pidän muumi tarrat <3 As my Finnish skills are still somewhere above newborn level, English is still the better choice, but I keep on learning and one day it will work. I love Muumimamman voimajuoma a lot, too. Perfect tea selection! Terveisiä Saksasta!
RockyBeach rated for week of tea nr.8 on May 16, 2015
Comment: Thank you for your great tea selection! It's gonna be a very nice week of tea for me. :)
Comment: Thanks a lot, I loved the package! <3
Comment: Kaunis kiitos ihanista korteista! :) Olikin kiva saada vaihteeksi swappipostia kotimaasta, ettei aina tuolta ison meren tuolta puolen. Ihania kortteja olit valinnut, tykkään!

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Amace on Aug 17, 2015:

Hi Delfin,

It has been a month I still have not received you Butterfly ATC. I know that you were able to get on the internet until today. So I had sent a message back on I believe it was Aug 4th. I was hoping to hear something from you today. Please let me know what happen. Butterfly ATC was due July 17th.

Thanks Amber

Justene on Jul 28, 2015:

Hi Leena! Thank you soooo much for all the WONDERFUL Moomin stickers and the delicious teas from my Friendlies Wishlist! I love everything sooo much!!! You are so kind and generous -- thank you!!! Wishing you a wonderful day full of sunshine and smiles!


Justene :)

Amace on Jul 20, 2015:

Thank you so much for the beautiful homemade card from Friendlies Wishlist! ♥I LOVE LOVE IT!♥ You did a fabulous job!



Amace on May 31, 2015:


♥Hi, Thank you for joining Friendlies :) I am looking forward getting to know you in the group.♥

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