Swap-bot Time: February 23, 2018 12:19 am


Date Joined: February 10, 2011
Last Online: February 22, 2018
Birthday: October 21
Country: Philippines
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About Me


I'm back after a 7 year absence. Tldr: Life got in the way in a bad way. Thankfully, I've been able to bounce back. I'm back mainly because I want to do right by the two folks who didn't receive their swaps from me. I also still have so many postcards that I'd like to find homes for.

Making it right

  • 02/13/18 Swap mailed to @coleenfranks (photos of content and postmarked parcel sent as well)

  • Currently creating new swap to resend to @missyhope


Hey there! My name is Nicky. :-)

Before anything, I'm from the Philippines and the post is really erratic here. Sometimes it takes international mail less than 10 days to get to their destination, other times it's taken as long as 45 days for a simple postcard! 😑 Here's the a link to the days of travel my Postcrossing cards have taken to illustrate that.

I only ask that you give my swaps some time before you rate because the speed of post is not under my control. If I'm your assigned partner I will always resend a swap that gets lost. Please just get in touch with me before you rate.😊

I've always loved snail mail.💌

It was my grandma who first introduced me to it.👵 We were writing back and forth to each other as soon as I could handle a crayon. I still really love it. From the process of putting together a letter or parcel to that excitement of getting something in the mail -- it's all just so lovely. 💕 I don't even mind the wait. I think of it as a slow ebb of connections being made and stories being woven. Plus, it makes each mail day a potential bringer of nice little suprises. Love it!😍

To keep the lights on, I work as a freelance copywriter. But what I'm really passionate about is my volunteer work. As a volunteer, I help run two LGBTQIA+ rights non-profits. I'm also slowly but surely learning more about how to make my activism more intersectional.

I live with my partner and our menagerie of rescue dogs and cats who run our lives. Haha


Favorite Music

I like a whole range of stuff. However, I’m mostly drawn to indie folk and indie pop music. I love Nataly Dawn, Perfume Genius, Julien Baker, Sufjan Stevens, Dresses, Lake Street Drive, dodie, MUNA, The Wild Reeds, Anna of the North, BP Valenzuela, Ourselves the Elves, Shura, Banks, HAIM, Oh Wonder, Ingrid Michaelson, and so many more.

I also love a lot of 90s and early 2000s music. Spice Girls, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bic Runga, Vitamin String Quartet, Garbage, and a whole lot more!

Favorite Books

I love books. So it's really sad that I don't have time to attend to them! I have about 200 books in my library but have only read a little over half of those. 😔 My guilt has gotten the better of me so I’ve pledged to stop buying books until I read everything I already have. Still not done with all of them. I have a lot of Wintersons, Murakamis, Gaiman, Atwood. I also really love Gay Talese and Jeffrey Euginides.

Currently reading: The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

Favorite Television

I rarely ever watch TV anymore but I binge Netflix more than I should! I love Doctor Who, Star Trek (Discovery, Next Generation, and Voyager), Orange is the New Black, Alias Grace, Jane The Virgin, Brooklyn 99, Sens8, The Good Place, This is Us, Travelers, Grace and Frankie, Dirk Gently, Crazyheads, Fringe, and so much more!

Would love to get

• Pride (LGBTQIA+) stuff 🌈

• Feminist or human rights stuff✊

• Paper – handmade, recycled, stationary, letter sets, notecards, notepads, journals, etc

• Letter writing stuff - pens, wax seals, wax for wax seals, labels, inks, letter openers, etc.

• Rubber stamps - Kodomo No Kao, Cavallini and Co., any rubber stamp. Travel, mail, and writing related if possible

• Art

o Your handmade art!

o Any style: cubism, ethnic, impressionism, art nouveau, modern, etc, etc, etc

o Clever campaigns such as those on www.helloyoucreatives.com (best if on cards)

o Retro designs or ads (best if on cards)

o Great graphic design

o Typography

o Photographs

o Tattoo art (on cards, photos, or shaded/colored in sketches)

• Cultural or traditional stuff that can tell me more about your culture. Would appreciate if these weren't appropriated things though.😊

• Books!📚

• Fun stamps on postcards! I've always wanted to get Doctor Who stamps!💙

• Tea - we’ve a very limited selection in the Philippines. Would love to get tea from all over the world. I don’t like floral teas though.

• Fairy tales and legends from your own country. I really love the dark/original versions of fairy tales too.

• Food from your own country. It can be the actual food (spices, candies, the actual food, etc) or recipes.

• Letters!

• Quirky stuff!

• Music suggestions

• I like my PCs written on and with postage stamps and all those postal markings.

• Fanart, postage stamps, and other fun stuff that features the shows and films I mentioned above would be AWESOME.

Would prefer not to get

• Kawaii stuff

• Stickers (unless you think I’m going to like them)

• Religious stuff

• Items with discriminatory messages (no matter how subtle)

• Multi-view postcards


Comment: Thank you!
Comment: So good to have you visit my profile again. We need to do a private swap.
Comment: Thank you! Loved the personalized stickers ;)
Response: I'm so glad it finally got to you! 😊
Shine rated for Quick and Easy Profile message #18 on Feb 16, 2018
Comment: Thank you very much for the profile message. I was very happy to do this message swap.
Response: You're very welcome.😊
LoveThis rated for Ratings Booster Postcard Swap #21 on Feb 16, 2018
Comment: thankyou very much for the beautiful card:)
Response: Glad you liked it!💖
reauk rated for Quick and Easy Profile message #17 on Feb 14, 2018
Comment: thank you for the lovely comment the Yorkshire terrier picture made my day still no idea how to post pictures to my profile thanks again please let me know if you like to do a private swap sometime
Response: That was such an adorable terrier picture! I'm glad you loved it.🐕 Here's a really easy to follow guide on formatting instructions (including adding photis) for Swap-bot http://blog.swap-bot.com/2009/05/26/so-you-wanna-trick-out-your-profile/. Happy swapping!
Ukucaitie rated for Quick and Easy Profile message #18 on Feb 14, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the kind message and the beatles🙂 Ukulele was really fun to learn. You should try it someday! It was nice talking with you!
Response: I will someday! Have a great day ahead.🌻
Justjada rated for Quick and Easy Profile message #16 on Feb 13, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the comment. It really brighten my day and the sticker was really cute too!
Response: You're welcome!🌻
Comment: Thanks for the sweet comment!
Response: My pleasure. Have an awesome day!🌻
Comment: <3 thank you for your message. Your gif of the women in STEM was very cool :) matches my profile very well! My daughter has placed a plush turtle in the letterbox, and he is the letterbox guardian, who protects our mail :) Book in for SCUBA diving, you won't regret it. Its scary, exciting and interesting all at the same time!
Response: I had fun looking for that GIF! I found out that Amy Poehler has a show about Girls in STEM. It looks really cool! Your daughter sounds so adorable!😍 What is the letterbox guardian's name?🐢 If you ever want to do a private swap, please let me know!
Comment: thank you for everything:))
Response: 💖💖💖
StwbyQT rated for Quick and Easy Profile message #15 on Feb 10, 2018
Comment: Loved the horse/uni photo & message. It does give a tranquil feeling. You take care. :) Best wishes for a great weekend! <3
Response: Glad you liked it! That really is one of my favorite GIFs. Have a good week ahead.🌸
Poohtat rated for Quick and Easy Profile message #15 on Feb 10, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the comment, the Gif, and the birthday wishes! Yes I think that pattern could be found on a dart frog.
Response: Hope you had a great birthday!🎂
Comment: Thank you for the terrific message and gif. Interesting facts; 1. My son is named "Nikki" and 2. I have a niece that was born and is living in the Philippines! I have never met her in person. She found me on Facebook...Long story.
Response: My childhood nickname was Nikki as well! But I had to change it a few years ago. Long story. Wow about the niece and the whole Facebook thing! That does sound like a long story. If you'd ever be interested in a private swap, please let me know! Have agreat day ahead.🦄
cynaemon rated for Fun 2018 Email Swap #2 on Feb 5, 2018
Comment: Thanks!
Response: 🌸🌻🥀
igna rated for Fun 2018 Email Swap #2 on Feb 4, 2018
Comment: Thank you very much, have a nice day.
Response: 🏵🌹🌻
PatrycjaBakiera rated for Fun 2018 Email Swap #2 on Feb 4, 2018
Comment: Thanks for sharing:)
Response: 😊😊😊
DosNinas rated for Quick and Easy Profile message #9 on Feb 1, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much!! You spoke to my heart. Haha. Most people look at me like I'm crazy. Thanks for embracing that! We actually have a lot in common. Let me know if you want to be some sort of penpal. I would really enjoy that !! xoxo

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jaimierandolph on Feb 14, 2018:

Quick and Easy Profile message #17

Hi Nicky,

I hope this little message finds you doing well! I'm so glad that you have decided to come back and make things right! I truly hope that you stay even after things have been made right! Hope you have a wonderful week!

reauk on Feb 14, 2018:

Quick and Easy Profile message #18

from reauk

Friendship is one of life's greatest treasures. Friends that are loyal are always there to make you laugh when you are down, they are not afraid to help you avoid mistakes and they look out for your best interest. This kind of friend can be hard to find, but they offer a friendship that will last a lifetime. Other friends may not be quite as loving. The pain caused by a friendship marred by betrayal is not easy to overcome. In fact, many poems find their inspiration from the joy brought about by a loving friendship or the pain caused by a failed friendship.

Matts on Feb 14, 2018:

Quick and easy profile message #18

Hello Nikki,

I hope this finds you well. I am in Arkansas, USA. The weather is changing! About every week or two we have a spike to 70s for a day or two, three if we are blessed. But then we drop RIGHT back down to 20s LIKE THE NEXT DAY!! Its horrible and the Flu is running wild!

How are you? What is the weather like in the Philippians this time of year? It is winter here! However by March, I have been told Arkansas will have warm weather! HOPEFULLY!!

Well you have a blessed day!


ayswap on Feb 14, 2018:

Hi again! I also love books, I wish we had more time to read more books. Recently I bought books about science and astronomy, hope to read them soon.

Have a nice day!

Quick and Easy Profile message #18

ayswap on Feb 14, 2018:

Merhaba (Hello) from Turkey! ^_^ Today it is sunny here and I will walk in the park. Have a nice day!

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reauk on Feb 14, 2018:

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from reauk

hello happy valentines day

On this special day, I wish you all the very best, all the joy you can ever have and may you be blessed abundantly today, tomorrow and the days to come! May you have a fantastic day and many more to come...

vlhafer54 on Feb 13, 2018:

I want to wish you a Happy Valentine's Day.

Love is Love is Love is Love is Love is Love is Love is Love - Lin-Manuel Miranda - 2016

I'm glad to hear you've overcome adversity and managed to return to us - good to have you back and Happy swapping!

StwbyQT on Feb 12, 2018:

Quick and Easy Profile message #16


I hope this finds you doing well. It was fun reading your profile. Take care and have a great rest of your week!

cindygroet on Feb 12, 2018:

Quick and easy profile message #16:

Hello Nicky, Wow, sending to the Philippines, but it goes really fast by electronic mail. I will have to look up LGBTQIA, I only knew what the first part LGBT means. I am behind, I notice.

I really like many things you like. Maybe one day we meet eachother in a mailing swap, who knows? Have a wonderful day, greetings from Holland, Cindy

reauk on Feb 10, 2018:

Quick and Easy Profile message #15

from reauk

hello from England its 3.05 am on a Sunday morning its high winds and rain i love snail mail and chandelier earrings lol if you like to be a snail mail pen-pal drop me a line take care Andrea

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