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elvenfire

elvenfire
Date Joined: November 25, 2012
Last Online: November 19, 2017
Birthday: March 22, 1991
Country: Finland
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About Me

I'm a nerd from Finland. I've lived near or in Tampere most of my life but now I live near the capital in Vantaa. I'm a software developer and I love my job.

I'm a Kundalini Yoga teacher and spirituality is a very important part of my life. My spiritual name in the Kundalini tradition is Nam Dhyan Kaur which means "the one who meditates on the God's name".

I like see to myself as a very open person who doesn't take anything too seriously. I'm not easily offended and I appreciate dark humour. I have a husband and two cats. I'm an introvert and quite shy but I have learned to deal with it. Luckily I can work mostly from home. I also love board games, computer games (when I have the time), Pokemon Go, cooking and eating. I try to exercise regularly and I like to read.

Wishlist

  • Small, cute and pretty, possibly dangling earrings.
  • Address labels with my address.
  • Cruelty-free cosmetics (also bath & body). I love Lush! I don't use make up daily but I like it on special occasions.
  • Items related to any religion, especially Sikhism.
  • Things related to Eastern Orthodox Christianity for my husband.
  • Anything related to cats. In pictures I like adult cats better than kittens.
  • Cute socks (size European 38)
  • T-shirts (size M)
  • Clothing and items that are pretty and mostly white, I use them when I teach yoga and I like to wear white other times too
  • Estonian Kalev-chocolate, all dark flavours that don't contain milk, especially grapefruit
  • Tea (more info below)
  • Vegan treats
  • Vegan everything
  • Anything about nerd/geek interests

This is not a complete list of what I would enjoy to receive. :)

Please don't send

  • Anything with animal products (meat, milk, egg, gelatin, leather, fur, feathers, wool) because I'm vegan. I tolerate honey and other insect additives. If the label says "may contain traces of milk" or something similar, that's okay by me. :)
  • Cosmetics tested on animals (and those that contain animal products, for example, milk or lanolin).
  • Baby style cute items (Kawaii is fine), touristy postcards (unless they show something I especially like)
  • Most Disney (Princesses are okay ^_^)
  • Cards or items for holidays we don't celebrate here (for example, July 4th).
  • Alcohol related things since my alcohol use is minimal. I like to drink low-alcohol (0.5%) beer and cider, though. :)
  • I can't use tampons because I have an IUD.
  • Purple is my least favorite color.
  • I don't drink coffee but my husband does

Random things I like

Bridges, subway/road maps, cats, mandalas, fractals, yoga, color white, orange, red, green, robots, computers, technology, sci-fi themes, propaganda, conspiracy theories, real time strategy games, simulation games, elephants, hummingbirds, zombies, cooking, baking, computers, board games, politically incorrect.

I love different languages and cultures. I'm especially interested in Scotland, Singapore, China and Germany. My husband is interested in anything related to Russia and Eastern Europe.

Swaps

I always try my best to make swaps nice and fit the profile of the receiver (excluding some specific swaps) but sometimes I make mistakes and don't read the description carefully enough or don't understand it correctly. (I can be quite scatterbrained sometimes!) If something I send doesn't fill the requirements of the swap, pm me and I'll send you something as extra. Also contact me if you don't receive anything.

I have a long haired cat who likes to sleep on my desk, so I can't avoid having a few cat hairs in the swaps I send. I'm sorry about that. :/

I sometimes have to send some of my swaps in Economy because the postage is very high for heavy items. Economy letter can take a bit over than a month to arrive to USA. I hope you understand.

Favorite Television

I love to watch TV series! I watch many cartoon and comedy series like Family Guy, South Park and American Dad. I've watched too many British and Finnish comedy series to mention them. :)

My favourite drama series are Breaking Bad, The Wire, Halt and Catch Fire, House MD, Stranger Things and Silicon Valley (I'm not sure whether to count it as a comedy or drama series :P).

I mostly like drama and scifi movies.

Tea

I like many kinds of teas: green, black, mate, herbal... I really like these brands: Yogi, Pukka, Shoti Maa, Celestial Seasonings, Clipper, Stash.

Tea favorites that I haven't found locally:

  • Celestial Seasonings Sleepytime Kids (Sweet Grape)
  • Yogi Tea Soothing Caramel Bedtime
  • Yogi Tea Cinnamon Vanilla Healthy Skin
  • Yogi Tea Green Tea Goji Berry
  • Yogi Tea Green Tea Kombucha
  • Yogi Tea Green Tea Muscle Recovery
  • Yogi Tea Green Tea Triple Echinacea
  • Yogi Tea Honey Lavender Stress Relief
  • Yogi Tea Joint Comfort
  • Yogi Tea Kava Stress Relief
  • Yogi Tea Skin Detox
  • Yogi Tea Tahitian Vanilla Hazelnut
  • Yogi Tea Woman's Moon Cycle

I would love to do a private swap if you can send me teas from my wishlist.

Tea flavors I don't really like: peach, berries (except strawberry or cherry), apple, Christmas spices, pear, Yellow Label, English Breakfast, rooibos.

Favorite Books

I love to read old scifi from the 50's and 60's. Newer scifi and other novels occasionally too. Recently I've read many books from Robert Heinlein. I also love to read nonfiction about anything that interests me. :) I have a self-help addiction!

Ratings

LesleyR rated for Vegan Christmas swap on Nov 2, 2017
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Comment: Hi Tuuli, Thank you for the package of vegan goodies for Christmas! I am saving it to open on Christmas morning. I love all of the stamps you put on it.
Response: I hope you'll like the gifts :) Let me know what you think after you open them!
libertylithium rated for Elvenfire & Libertylithium on Oct 30, 2017
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Comment: Funny thing is that yours arrived today too! :) I am looking forward to trying the tea and chocolate. These recipes seem great too- I will have to try them! This was a really great swap and so good to hear from you! :) Thank you!
Response: I'm very happy you liked the package :)
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Comment: Thanks so much for the absolutely wonderful package full of lovely things you sent to me. I was so happy to receive it. Thanks again :)
Response: I'm happy you like it :)
piikkilanka rated for Vegan swap: tea & chocolate on Oct 19, 2017
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piikkilanka rated for Vegan autumn swap on Oct 19, 2017
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dobbsthedog rated for Reading Log - 3rd Quarter on Oct 14, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the list! 😊
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Comment: Thank you for sharing!
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Comment: Congrats on the new house!! And good luck packing :D I love moving, the feel of having a new place is amazing, but I do loath the packing and carrying stuff-part :D
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Comment: Interesting reading log - I put 2 of your books on my TBR list....thank you for sharing....... :)
Response: That's good to hear! Thanks for the heart!
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Comment: It must be very exciting to be a first time home owner! Congratulations!
Response: Thank you :)
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Comment: Congratulations on your new home, Tuuli! I hope your move will go well. That's neat that your best friend has a new home, too. And playing board games all day sounds lovely! I wish I had someone to play them with here. Thank you for sharing! :-)
Response: Thank you :)
Marcie24 rated for Reading Log - 3rd Quarter on Oct 7, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for sending such great book suggestions. I just started doing yoga this year and I'm excited about some of these books.
Response: That's very nice to hear, thank you :)
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful teas. I love earl grey too and I can't wait to try the green tea earl grey because I've never seen it before.
Response: I'm happy you like them :)
smadronia rated for CL: July Reading log - Electronic on Sep 29, 2017
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Comment: Thank you! Sorry for the late rate
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Comment: Thank you so much for the nice note and the great tea! It was chilly tonight so I tried the mint tea, so good!
Response: Thanks for the heart, I'm happy you liked it. :)
Jole555 rated for TLE - Blind Tea Swap - August '17 on Aug 29, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for nice tea!
KSENiA rated for CL: July Reading log - Electronic on Aug 27, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for sharing.
MarianV rated for TLE - Blind Tea Swap - August '17 on Aug 23, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the tea. I love green tea. :)
Response: I'm happy you like them :)
ariestess rated for CL: July Reading log - Electronic on Aug 18, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for sharing!
Tessssssa rated for SIE: One Big Gift Swap July on Aug 4, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the mascara!
Response: Thanks for the heart :)

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Comments

RyeRye on Jul 11, 2016:

Welcome to Inspiration Station!

chaari on Apr 28, 2016:

Just Because

Thanks for being a part of my group :)

Trader1244 on Mar 22, 2016:

Stopping by to wish you a very Happy Birthday

noname13 on Mar 21, 2016:

You're right. Tatort is a TV series. But there's one cinema in Braunschweig that shows the TV transmission (the first broadcast) on the cinema screen. And it's better to watch it with other people on the cinema screen than alone at home on the small TV screen.

kacka on Mar 11, 2016:

thank you for angelling swap Initial Christmas to me, it was very nice of you, i loved the items you sent me

caligirl7 on Feb 16, 2016:

Hello how are you??? You are my partner in ESG: Nice Profile Comment #2 Sounds like we have some things in common! I love tea also! What is your fav kind? Let me know if you ever want to swap! Peace and love! Joanne

caligirl7 on Feb 16, 2016:

Hello how are you??? You are my partner in ESG: Nice Profile Comment #2 Sounds like we have some things in common! I love tea also! What is your fav kind? Let me know if you ever want to swap! Peace and love! Joanne

Jadelynn on Feb 14, 2016:

Hello!

I am one of your partners for the swap: ESG: Nice profile comment #2

I wanted to wish you a Happy Valentines day, but I am not sure you celebrate that in Finland. I heared today that in Finland it's Friends Day. But I am not really sure. So I hope I'm not wrong wishing you this, but: Happy Friends Day!! :-D

I love it how you say that 'life isn't that serious.' That is absolutely true! I try to laugh with all and everything too, even if it applies to me. For example: I do have a girlfriend, but I absolutely don't mind gay jokes. As long as they are not trying to insult me of course :-)

It's so funny that you don't really like Disney, except for the princesses. I LOVE Disney, but I don't really like the princesses. Haha, It's often funny how tastes can be so different :-)

My girlfriend absolutely hate the taste of alcohol, but I'm not sure you don't drink alcohol because of the taste? Since you drink non-alcoholic beer... Is it because of your believes? Or another reason? I hope I am not too curious, sorry if I am :-)

I'm not sure how your German talent is so far, but my girlfriend speaks a bit German and loved to help me out for a German sentence. If you don't understand, let me know!

Viele Grusse aus Belgien. Ich habe ein bisschen deutsch gelernt auf der Schüle aber ich bin vieles leider vergessen. Ich hoffe das sie sich freuen mit meinem Kommentar auf dein Profile.

Hope you like my girlfriends German sentences :-D!

One more thing... I've read that you like foxes. I also love foxes big time! My girlfriend even calls me her little fox :-) Do you already have the foxes postcard from the postcardstore? I love it and have it for you, if you'd like :-)

Many hugs & kindest regards

Valerie and Lieve xxx

dithreabhach on Feb 13, 2016:

Hi! You're my partner for ESG: Nice profile comment #2

I see that like me you are a TeaPot Pixie pixie

If you ever make it to Newcastle-upon-Tyne we'll have to visit the awesome Quilliam Brothers Teahouse http://www.quilliambrothers.com Quilliam Bros 60+ teas, nice food, a dinky little cinema, and an art gallery. Plus music and lovely staff!

Hope you are having a great weekend! Slainte/Shalom, Cal Dithreabhach

mariaelisabeth on Jan 3, 2016:

hello

Welcome to join my new group Vegans of Swap-Bot! Hope to see you around!

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