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lordofstones

lordofstones
Date Joined: March 16, 2012
Last Online: June 10, 2017
Birthday: March 26
Country: Singapore

About Me

My name is Chu Xian and I'm from Singapore, a sunny island in Southeast Asia. My country is a little red dot near on the world map near the equator. That means sweltering hot temperatures and high humidity all year long. I'm Chinese but have never been to China, and am actually better at speaking English. I turn 27 this year, but am still a child at heart.

I love travelling and adding on to the list of countries I've been to. I work full-time but am studying part-time for a degree so that leaves me with little time and money left to travel. While waiting for the next vacation to happen, I can only content myself with postcards obtained through swaps. Countries I've been to:

  1. Malaysia
  2. Indonesia
  3. Thailand
  4. Hong Kong
  5. Taiwan
  6. Korea
  7. Australia
  8. Scotland (went there in May 2013 and I LOVE the country!)
  9. England

I got been bitten by the travel bug after visiting 8 and 9 on the list in 2013, and am trying to save up so that I can quit my job and travel for a few months before, or when I hit 30 (depending on how fast I can save up). Since I probably have to backpack to keep costs down, I'm obsessed with finding super light travel items or multi functional items that folds small. I welcome any suggestions of items that I may find useful.

I love receiving things in the mail and the suspense of opening envelopes when I don't know what's inside. I love coming back to mail that aren't bills and I get disappointed when I don't see any mail from swaps.

I'm definitely not a flaker. Packages can and will take longer to reach you because I'm all the way in Asia. Please be patient and give the packages 3 to 4 weeks to reach you. If you still don't receive your item after a month, please contact me! I will gladly resend.

Favorite Books

In random order:
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (only the 1st book)
Millennium series by Stieg Larsson
For One More Day by Mitch Albom
Sing to the Dawn by Minfong Ho
Charlotte's Web by E. B. White
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
The Twits by Roald Dahl And The Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini

I also like chick lits that are well written and light hearted. For example, Remember Me by Sophie Kinsella, Austenland by Shannon Hale and Thanks for the Memories by Cecelia Ahern.

Favorite Crafts

I used to like scrapbooking for the pretty patterned papers and embellishments, but have since stopped because I don't have much photos to scrap with.

I like anything that involves intricate details and pretty things. I have always been fascinated with dollhouses, miniatures of objects/food etc. I LOVE Lego. It's technically not a craft, but it still involves making something......right?

I'm actually very hopeless at crafting but am very interested to learn. So far I have tried my hand at making ATCs, inchies, mailart, zentangles, bookmarks and altered matchboxes. I look forward to learning and picking up new crafts! I want to learn how to crochet so that I can make one of those super cute amigurumis. =D I also have my eye on art journals, I shall conquer that someday too.

Loves

  • Cats.
  • Owls.
  • Vintage.
  • Tokidoki.
  • Postcards.
  • Note cards.
  • Polka dots.
  • Floral prints.
  • Shabby chic.
  • Gloomy bear.
  • Matryoshka dolls.
  • Cute notebooks and memo pads
  • Cute keychains or cell phone charms.
  • Cute pouches for cosmetics and small items.
  • Touristy magnets, especially the 3D ceramic ones.
  • Cute pens and pencils, especially if they have charms dangling off them.
  • Anything handmade with thought and effort put into it. For example, ATCs, inchies, amigurumi etc
  • Anything cute in the Japanese sense. Think kawaii, but not necessarily of kawaii brands like sanrio, san-x etc.
  • Handwritten notes and letters. If sendng anything to me, I'd love it if you include a small note saying a little something apart from your name and the swap name.

Kawaii

I like:

  • Sentimental Circus
  • Rilakkuma & Korilakkuma
  • Kutsushita Nyanko
  • Piggy Girl.
  • Chou-fleur
  • Kawaii fairytales
  • Paris/French themed kawaii

I basically like anything with the above kawaii characters on them. As I'm still studying, the particularly useful items are:

  • Note books
  • Pencil case
  • Pens and pencils
  • L-shapped file folders.
  • Memo pads, or even loose memo sheets.

All other kawaii brands/characters and items are also fine with me as long as they're real kawaii. I don't like dollar bin kawaii items and seemingly kawaii items of brandless or suspicious origins.

Postcards

I prefer my postcards written and sent naked with interesting or pretty stamps. I do join swaps that involves multiple postcards to one partner, so its fine to have those sent in envelopes too.

I like any kind of postcard as long as there is something interesting or nice to look at.

Not so crazy about...

  • Kawaii items with photographs of real people, animals or food.
  • Religious items.
  • Food. Singapore's a really hot and humid country, the food will probably be ruined by the time they reach me.
  • Used, bad quality or unwanted items. Not exactly a bin, thank you very much.
  • Swappers who don't follow swap rules. YOU are the one with comprehension problems, don't accuse me of being picky instead.
  • Flakers. Flake on me and I'll stone you to death. >:(

Also, please do not send prohibited items to me. Chewing/bubble gum and obcene materials are not allowed in Singapore. Anything remotely resembling weapons/firearms or money cannot be received either. If really in doubt, you can check here for general import restrictions to Singapore

Flakery Flakes

Flakes - only cool when there is pastry, stickers or snow involved.

Ratings

Trader1244 rated for QUICK Christmas card #27 on Dec 17, 2014
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Comment: Got your resend of this swap. Cute card Thank youu Don't know if this is the reason or not but the US post office does not allow envies this size to be mailed here - it was 4 x 4. The first one may have been confiscated. here is what is on the Post office site: Minimum Size If a mailpiece is 1/4 inch thick or less, it MUST be rectangular and at least 3-1/2 inches high by 5 inches long.
Response: I'm glad the resend reached you. The first card I sent was a different one, it was 4 times bigger and very glittery. I no longer had any of those cards during the time of the resend so I had to mail the smaller ones I was left with. If the post office confiscated the 1st one, it was probably because they were jealous of how pretty it was. =)
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Comment: I love this pretty package. The wrapping is lovely. I haven't opened the gifts yet. The keyring and postcard are lovely. :)
mejulia rated for QUICK Christmas card #27 on Oct 23, 2014
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Comment: thank you
TessyT rated for QUICK Christmas card #16 on Nov 25, 2013
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful envelope and the lovely cards
widelo123 rated for QUICK Christmas card #16 on Nov 21, 2013
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Comment: Thank you for the Christmas card and the postcard of Merlion, Singapore. The fountain is breathtaking. Although we celebrate Christmas with church and a huge meal usually turkey. We celebrate the Polish Christmas Eve. We eat Polish foods made without meat-pierogis, kapusta(cabbage soup with sardines) and cole slaw. We also open Christmas presents. It is hard to eat because all the little ones want to open their presents. They have waited all year for this. It becomes one big mess. Wrapping paper, boxes and yes, their gifts are all thrown together in anticipation of seeing what the next present brings. When the children are put to bed, we then go through everything to make sure nothing is thrown out. I know it sounds terrible but put yourself to be a child with loads of presents to open. It is our turn to relax with GLUG-a Swedish drink. You can read my profile to see what it is. Shirley
tiggerkitn25 rated for ILK: July Kawaii Lettersets on Aug 11, 2013
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Comment: Thanks so much for the Chou-fleur lettersets! =)
dragonalloy rated for ♡ Mini Kawaii Mix Swap ♡ on Aug 5, 2013
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Comment: 1st off... i love the stamps you used. and thank you very much for all the wonderful swap goodies. i cant pick a favoritie item :)
BluGinhm rated for Send a Small Seven dollar Set Swap on Aug 5, 2013
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Comment: What a cool set! Nope, it's not for my grandchildren - they have enough Legos! Thanks for sending it my way!
nanc6124 rated for ILK: 20 Letter Set Swap - January! on Feb 18, 2013
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Comment: Thank you very much for my letter sets! I like them very much!
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Comment: Thank you for the pretty postcard with the super cute panda stamp. Also the PC wath posted on 4/01, wich is funny because it's my birthday :)
rguldy rated for 5 Christmas Cards #8 on Dec 22, 2012
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful Christmas card.
Tinker60 rated for Three Postcards in an Envelope (p) on Dec 21, 2012
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Comment: I LOVE the PCs you sent for this swap!! I'm sure I'll never get to visit your country so I enjoy so very much getting PCs from China - your country has always fascinated me and it truly looks beautiful. Thanks again so much for sharing these beautiful PCs ~~
twistedriver rated for 5 Christmas Cards #8 on Dec 17, 2012
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely Christmas card :D And a glittery Christmas to you too!
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the rating, and happy holidays!
twinklystar rated for 5 Christmas Cards #8 on Dec 17, 2012
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Comment: Thank you for the cute card :) Merry Christmas!
Response: You're welcome, thanks for the rating! Merry Christmas to you too!
Lexidh rated for 5 Christmas Cards #8 on Dec 17, 2012
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Comment: Thank you =) Merry Christmas!
Response: You're welcome, thanks for the rating! Happy holidays!
KupcakeKate rated for 5 Christmas Cards #8 on Dec 13, 2012
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Comment: Thanks for the cute card =)
Response: Thanks for rating. Happy holidays!
melimar rated for TPD To You, From Me! Christmas Gift on Dec 12, 2012
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Comment: It's here! thank you! Will open it on 1st January! Together with all gifts from Santa! 1/1: Thank you so much for Mod Podge and Embossing Powder you really are great! :)
Response: I hope the gifts will be ok with you. Thanks for rating! Happy holidays!
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Comment: Just received thank you Yummy stocking thank you! I can't wait to try everything especially the cookies and cream kit kat!
Response: Thanks for rating. Happy holidays!
Gofeen rated for 5 Christmas Cards #5 on Dec 4, 2012
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely card.
Response: You're welcome, thank you for the rating. Happy holidays!
WystericalViolets rated for 5 Christmas Cards #5 on Nov 25, 2012
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Comment: Thank you X
Response: You're welcome, and thanks for the rating! =)

Rating Overview

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Comments

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! :)

tiggerkitn25 on Sep 17, 2013:

anrtist on Aug 2, 2013:

HI! Enjoyed reading your profile! I sent u an invite to the LLL Group, think u will enjoy it, and reading all the threads about places all over the world ;-)

Skye2006 on Jul 27, 2013:

Hi,

I would like to invite you to the "Great Asia Postcard Swap"

http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/154245

Thank you very much!

abbyaguas on Jun 8, 2013:

Hello :D

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

anrtist on Jun 1, 2013:

Hi! I just sent you an invite to LLL (Location) GROUP ;-) So you can keep up with world happenings & SWAPBOTTERS in Your Area! ENJOY & Blessings, cc

tiggerkitn25 on Apr 9, 2013:

biasbabe on Mar 25, 2013:

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Hope your birthday is awesome

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SabrinaDeeBerry on Dec 11, 2012:

Wishing you happy holidays and a fantastic new year!!

pippelotje on Nov 13, 2012:

thank you so much for participating in the "you've got mail"-swap !!!! I love the iron-on appliqué, and I will use it on a dress for my little one! thanks again!!!!!

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