Swap-bot Time: August 12, 2020 3:00 am


Date Joined: December 23, 2016
Last Online: June 6, 2020
Birthday: June 13, 1991
Country: Greece
instagram (my drawings)

About Me

Hello all! My name is iliana, I'm 28, and I live in Greece. I'm currently working on my Master research thesis in architectural engineering. I'm also working in our family business where we construct charcoal grills and ovens. We also have a YouTube channel, Grill philosophy, full of grilling and cooking recipes!


  • Journaling

  • Fountain pens (just started exploring!)

  • Literature

  • Exploring the Japanese culture (i.e. through the language, cinema, literature, music, aesthetics, architecture, etc)

  • Dancing

FUN FACT: I have graduated a Music junior high and high School ! But I prefer dancing to the music or song writing as opposed to playing music or singing!


Love receiving things that I can use in my journals and snailmail crafts.

(I often like people depicting in things (compared to nuture or animals), but I don't really like real photography in stationery/postcards.)


  • rubber stamps

  • stickers and washi tape (both vintage-like and kawaii styles

  • small cards or ephemera from your country.

  • pappery things for packaging, i.e. lightweight papper, gift bags, tags etc.

  • anything Japanese culture/aesthetics related !

  • Anything One Piece..!! (favorite characters: Luffy !!, Law, Boa Hancock)


Regarding postcards, I almost always prefer non-touristy ones. I also really like people as a theme compared to nature or animals, if you have to choose. But please don't be too picky since I will appreciate any received item.


NO....: jasmine, orange, mint/peppermint, cranberry, licorice... :)

YES!!: green/white teas, herbal tea, hibiscus, apple, raspberry

No food allergies. :D


I like both kawaii and vintage-like aesthetics so please surprise me! :D

Favorite Books

I like reading fiction books occasionally and I gravitate towards Japanese literature lately or various classical literature.

-YES!! : Writing style as opposed to plot!! (I rarely judge a book by the plot synopsis as it is almost always misleading for me! The plot is really something I care less about, generally speaking, if I really like the writer.)



  • Yasunari Kawabata

  • Haruki Murakami

  • Leo Tolstoy

  • Milan Kundera

  • Also a huge fan of the Harry Potter book series (and a Ravenclaw). ^.^

--- You can also find my goodreads account linked above!

Favorite Movies

At the moment, I don't watch movies that much. But I want to resume exploring different directors from all around the world.


  • Kenji Mizoguchi

  • Shohei Imamura

  • Yorgos Lanthimos

  • Roman Polanski

  • Krzysztof Kieslowski

FAVORITE DISNEY (and other animated) movies:

  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame

  • Aladdin

  • The Aristocats

  • My neighbor Totoro

  • Hawl's moving castle

  • and Star Wars...? I don't consider them Disney haha

Favorite Music

I appreciate music from various genres and I have been exploring quite a few so far.

Among them are:

  • Classical

  • Rock/Metal

  • Acid Jazz (not regular Jazz, though...!)

  • RnB/HipHop

  • Deep/Tech House/Minimal techno

  • K-pop, Pop

  • Greek folk music

  • Japanese traditional music, etc :)

I am currently in a K-pop phase, though, for about a year now.

FUN FACT: I almost never pay attention to the lyrics at first (even in my native language!) and I usually pick songs to listen to that I can dance to (depending on the genre, though).

Favorite Television

  • One Piece !

  • Death Note

  • Terrace house

  • Stranger things

  • Friends

  • the Big bang theory

  • How I met your mother

  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine

  • Criminal minds

  • the Vampire diaries (has sentimental value....)


mickiecheryl rated for First and Last Lines No. 19 on Mar 15, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard. The book sounds interesting, I'll check it out. Happy Swapping Mickie
Comment: I don't have many Greek stamps in my collection, so your swap was a very nice surprise! And the stationery you use is so cute. Thank you! ♡
Response: Thank you for the heart! I'm very glad you enjoyed it! <3 Happy swapping! :D
neea1989 rated for Naomi’s quick tea swap #1 on Feb 27, 2019
Comment: Thank you! ♡
Response: You're welcome! ^.^
snailmailnaomi rated for Naomi’s quick tea swap #1 on Feb 22, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much! I love it😍
Response: You're welcome! Glad you like it! <3 :D
Comment: Thank you very much for the beautiful parcel. i liked everything and Ill for sure have use for everything in my projects. I liked the envelope, the stamps for sure are great. Thank you for the stamps name, I think I'm going to buy some haha.
Response: Oh, I'm so glad you enjoyed it!! Happy swapping! :D
krspellman rated for INTERNATIONAL BOOKMARKS -NOVEMBER on Dec 12, 2018
Comment: oh my goodness, such a great variety of bookmarks...I love them all, thank you!! <3
Response: You're welcome! Happy swapping! <3
Comment: Hi hi, sorry for rating so late, I thought I had already rated everyone for this swap, whoops! I loved your list so much, I can't wait to start reading these books! Thank you so so much for sharing your fave books with me! I hope you have a wonderful week ^_^
Response: Haha, don't worry! I wish you a wonderful week too! Happy swapping!
Comment: Sorry for the late rating! Thanks so much for all the nice comments :D
Response: Don't worry! Happy swapping!
Comment: Thank you for all the love!!
Response: You're welcome! Happy swapping!
susieq11 rated for Send 3 From the List #9 on Dec 7, 2018
Comment: THANK YOU for everything!! I love it all, and it’s so nicely packaged!! I went to the Snoopy Museum in April 2017! Wasn’t it great?! I didn’t see that coaster. It’s two of my favorite things - Snoopy and the moon!!! Can’t thank you enough for such a special swap. I really love it and appreciate it!!! XOXO
Response: Hey, thank you for your nice comment and heart! :D The museum was awesome really!! The coaster wasn't in the museum's gift shop..! It was in a pack of six (different designs) in a supermarket in Tokyo!... Snoopy is really everywhere there! Maybe equally or more common (? haha maybe not) than Hello Kitty, lol..... I'm so happy you enjoyed it! I think I have gifted most of these coasters now haha. Only kept two for me! <3 Also, Happy December! :D
Comment: Thank you!
Response: You're welcome! ^_^
Comment: Thank you so much for sharing your fave books and for the descriptions as well!
Response: You're welcome! :)
Comment: Thank you for the likes and comments! Hope you enjoyed browsing my feed.
Response: Thank you! I enjoyed it!
NRGordon rated for FAVORITE BOOK EMAIL SWAP ~ NOVEMBER on Nov 30, 2018
Comment: Thank you for your book list. I found a couple there for my "To Read" list. I have read _Anna_Karenina_ and other Tolstoi and completely agree.
Response: Glad you enjoyed my list! And that you totally agree with Tolstoi!! haha <3
MarieS rated for SIE: 3 teas 🍵 to 3 people on Apr 4, 2018
Comment: Thanks a lot for the teas you chose!
Response: Thank you! :)
cajiky rated for Tea Lovers' March - Blind teas on Mar 23, 2018
Comment: Thanks a lot for very nice tea. Some of them are new for my colletion of teabags too.
Response: Thank you for the heart! I'm so glad you enjoy them and that I helped grow you collection! :D That's great! I do apologize for the delay and inconvenience... But at least it reached you this time! :D I'm so happy!! Happy swapping!
Magali rated for SIE: 3 teas 🍵 to 3 people on Mar 14, 2018
Comment: Thanks so much for the gorgeous teas you sent me, they're perfect! And yes, we've swapped before - at least I remember I've received something from you before, not sure if I ever sent anything your way :)
Response: Thank you! So glad you like them! :D To some future swaps, then!! Take care!! <3
m3i5 rated for SIE: 3 teas 🍵 to 3 people on Mar 13, 2018
Comment: Hi Iliana, Thank you for your tea selection and pretty stamp! :)
Response: :D Happy swapping!! <3

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TC on Feb 26, 2017:

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WayUpInAlaska on Dec 27, 2016:

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