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manachai

manachai
Date Joined: April 25, 2017
Last Online: July 23, 2018
Birthday: November 2
Country: Malaysia
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About Me

NOTE: due to unforeseen circumstances, I will have to mail my July 2018 swaps late (earliest mail date would likely be the 26th of July but the latest possible mail date would be by the 1st of August). They are all prepped and ready to be mailed out, and all relevant swap partners have been made aware of the situation.


I'm a laid back Jack-of-all-trades and master of none. My interests include crafting, collecting stuff (vintage knick knacks and clothing, washi from everywhere and old school stickers from my childhood), and traveling.

I'm a total city kid. I love the countryside, but after a few days it starts to freak me out (too quiet - where's the traffic). My favourite thing to do in my city is to hunt for street art - preferably at night when it isn't so hot (it's always hot in Kuala Lumpur). And we have amazing artists where I'm from.

I've been on Swapbot for a year, and penpalling for about half a year, and I love it. My favourite part of swapping is mail art. I love to see mail art in your distinct style. To check out my mail art, click on my Instagram link above.

10 favourite books

  1. Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain
  2. The Magicians series by Lev Grossman
  3. A Life in Frocks by Kelly Doust
  4. Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
  5. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
  6. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
  7. South of the Border, West of the Sun by Haruki Murakami
  8. Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffinegger
  9. The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets by Eva Rice
  10. Care Packages by Michelle Mackintosh

YAY!

  • small prints by independent designers
  • graffiti and street art
  • monstera leaf prints
  • cut outs of vintage ads
  • world map related items
  • everything cacti and succulents
  • vintage illustrated children's books
  • vintage horticultural book cut outs
  • stationery stores
  • stickers (I love vintage Sanrio and Sandylion the most)
  • Lisa Frank everything
  • Mrs Grossman stickers
  • The Addam's Family
  • Edward Gorey
  • gummies
  • toffee
  • sprinkles on everything
  • donut stuff
  • washi (I'm basically obsessed)
  • patisseries
  • cold brewed coffee
  • berry and cherry flavoured tea
  • embroidery
  • llamas are love
  • cats on everything
  • glansbilder/embossed die cuts/scrap reliefs (I will swap for full pages or partially used scrap bags)

BOO!

  • anything with snails on it
  • religious pamphlets/quotes
  • instant coffee sachets
  • used cosmetic products
  • bookmarks
  • keychains
  • coasters
  • magnets
  • blueberry flavoured things
  • caramel flavoured things
  • stamped images (with the exception of stickers. I love handmade stamped stickers)

I'm really sorry. I don't use them, and I hate to waste.

Stuff I made

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I think I made this around May to June 2017.

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This is one of my swaps from October 2017.

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I haven't been taking many photos of my swaps lately, but this is from April to May 2018. I honestly love where my style is going now, and I can't wait to see how everything looks next year.

For more photos of my swaps, check out my Instagram account.

Private swaps, tags and RAKs

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  • @ArtExpress : 1oz of vintage Mrs Grossman stickers for 12 washi tape samples (sent 11/6/18 - received 17/8/18)
  • Sunday Funday (sent 5/7/18)

Regarding the post

I use a postbox near one of my favourite cafes. I love it a lot, which is strange I know, but I don't often see people using it. And I worry that it will eventually be taken down. The postman doesn't come often enough (I know this because I used to work at the cafe behind it and basically stalked it mercilessly) because it's rather out of the way but I'm on a one woman mission to revive this mail route. So, I'm sorry if the postmark is a little late.

Also, if a swap doesn't arrive, let me know! There's always something that can be done about that.

And as for incoming mail - it's a little slow so have some faith. It usually arrives! I usually rate immediately (or at least on the day I receive your swap). Drop me a PM if you're worried about your swap and I'll keep an eye out for it.

Ratings

jeepermom rated for Onesies stickers. INTL on Jul 19, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the stickers!
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pichuey rated for 60 stickers - international on Jul 9, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely stickers. Love it !! I give you extra ❤️❤️❤️ 😘😘😘
5
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Comment: Thank you for the colorful envelope and the lovely washi! 💕
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Comment: Thank you so much! Might sound crazy, but both your enveloppes arrived on the sale day xD I loved all of the stickers you send me, thank you so much!
Response: I'm very glad that they both arrived! I hope you enjoy all the stickers.
candybeads rated for Share the stickers with me! on Jun 28, 2018
5
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Comment: Thanks a lot.
m3i5 rated for WIYM: I'd Love Washi Samples #2 on Jun 28, 2018
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Comment: Hi Cheryl! Thank you very much for the 12 beautiful washi tapes! Especially the wide washi's. You indeed went a little overboard :p thank you for spoiling me XD Love the pretty stamps you used! :D
Esthercita79 rated for Wild about Washi on Jun 27, 2018
5
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Comment: Love the washi tapes you sent me, such cute ones😎😊
Itsagoldsky rated for Share the stickers with me! on Jun 27, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you, love the handmade ones!
babyblues65 rated for Share the stickers with me! on Jun 20, 2018
5
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Comment: I loved everything! Thank you so much!
emiiy8 rated for FTLOC-Washi Tape Samples on Jun 18, 2018
5
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Comment: Thanks a lot for the washi! The envelope was very beuatiful decorated too :)
ToujoursMoi rated for Creative Letter Writers on Jun 18, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for this amazing letter, too. 😘😍😘😍😘
ToujoursMoi rated for IS: Crazy washi swap ~ INT on Jun 18, 2018
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Comment: Amazing as always. 💌 Swapping with younis always extra special and this swap was no exception
Response: That's how I feel about swapping with you! I'm so glad you like this round. Hope to be your swap partner again!
Chelle rated for FTLOC-Washi Tape Samples on Jun 16, 2018
5
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Comment: Thanks for a lovely swap!
newrule rated for Wild about Washi on Jun 12, 2018
5
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Comment: Terimakasih! Loved the washi tapes Nice!!
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Comment: Thank you!
wishfulkelly rated for Sticker happy mail! on Jun 12, 2018
5
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Comment: Always such a delight to receive from you. Thank you so much.
heatherknits rated for WIYM: I'd Love Washi Samples on Jun 11, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you so much - that envie is just delightful, and I appreciate your note and the effort that went into this!!!!
Response: I'm so glad it arrived! I had heaps of fun putting that resend together and I'm so sorry I got the amount wrong in the first place! Thanks again for the heads up <3
rianheimgartner rated for Happy Mail + goodies swap on May 27, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you Cheryl for your lovely happy mail. It took a while to reach my home...but it was worth waiting for! You did a lovely job and I like all the goodies you sent me.
rebecca123 rated for Happy Mail, Yay! #23 on May 17, 2018
5
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Comment: thank you so much! I love everything :)
Response: I'm glad! I loved putting this swap together.

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 212 5 6
Completed Fives Threes Ones
181 236 0 0
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Comments

ArtExpress on Jul 17, 2018:

Thank you for the washi tape samples...they just arrived! I like! And your handwriting is AHhhh-maz-ing! Thank u for the beautiful envelope & neat packaging. U taught me that I can turn an envelope on its side :-)

bblue on Jul 16, 2018:

Thanks for the handmade stickers you sent for the "Help! I can't find..." tag. They are great. Love the hand-drawn envelope as well.

Moni on Jul 6, 2018:

Thanks so much for the lovely tag you sent me for Quick I need tag. I love all you sent me :)

Lonestarchild on Mar 1, 2018:

Oh -- what a sweet total surprise arrived today! Very thoughtful of you to send a SURPRISE envie -- but totally unnecessary!. Thank you so much! Very kind!

anicka22 on Jan 31, 2018:

Thank you so much for the beautiful mail you send me as a thank you for my resend! It is all so pretty!! Thank you for making my day/week :)

OrigamiGrace on Sep 25, 2017:

From Cheap Postage Group!

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anicka22 on Jun 2, 2017:

Thank you soooo much for all the beautiful washi stickers for the grabbie tag! Love them.

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