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Date Joined: November 5, 2008
Last Online: May 9, 2015
Birthday: September 13, 1987
Country: United Arab Emirates
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About Me

Hi there, I am a 22-year old girl from Dubai, UAE. I have a thing (well, more like an obsession) for numbers, especially 13. I am the 2nd oldest of my 8 brother & sister clan, with the youngest 6 year old twin brothers which I adore to bits.

I am currently working as a graphic designer, but I also freelance. I love design, and I love to create - I'm currently working on designing my own studio and a hoarder of old items such as furniture or various tidbits which I like to get all creative on. I'm always hoping and dreaming of having my own business (I think opening my own restaurant, cupcake shop, shoe boutique and clothes bazaar are all scribbled on some list somewhere).

I LOVE vintage items and collecting odds and ends, sewing notions, patterns, washi tapes, buttons and especially tea party items (but no tea, I'm not a coffee or tea drinker). There are hardly any vintage stores in Dubai, so my only hope is to find vintage items from abroad. I love to travel and have been fortunate in seeing many places, though my top of the list is Greece and Japan.And sadly, I have no lucky bone in me at all.

PS. I'm willing to do Private Swaps with you for anything you want or like in return for vintage plates, old vinyl records, or vintage tea cups.


A few favorite things that makes me me!

graphic designer :: typography&print-lover :: vintage-everything :: just because gifts :: making lists, lots and lots of them :: chocolate-chip icecream :: travelling everywhere :: salmon color :: flea markets :: blue skies&fluffy clouds :: lovely packaging :: great design :: lace :: my family :: Arabic calligraphy :: English handwritten calligraphy on letters :: old movie posters :: old keys :: design blogs :: shoes :: dressing up :: having a great time with family and friends :: the great outdoors :: beautiful windy weather :: using the camera without the flash :: always wanted to learn the guitar, piano or ballet (working on the latter) :: surprises :: having friends from all over the world (I am very friendly, so don't be shy :P)

Likes (Wishlist)


// vintage tea cups

// vintage tea plates

// old vinyl records

// vintage tags

// graphic posters (old looking ones, bright ones)

Flaked by GlitterxHearts for Box of Stuff swap, and very kindly angeled by the lovely Birdiepoop

// chalkboard

// magnetic strips: to make my own magnets, I'm such a DIY person

// polka dot inspired items

// Audrey Hepburn

// alice in wonderland imagery

// surprises especially in the mailbox

// old dress sewing patterns

// cute packaging

// japanese washi tapes (stripes/dotted/patterned)

// walkman player - I recently found a stash of old casettes in my cupboard and I'm dying to listen to them

// mint green & coral colours

// rubber stamps (borders, nice illustrations of typewriter / envelopes / telephones, To: and From: words to use for sending out mails. Happy Birthday or With Love. Would especially love to have a personalised one with my name & address in calligraphic type - see angeliqueink's etsy OR seperate initials N & K to use on envelopes)

// stamp pads (different colors)

// old tins with type

// old wooden letterpress blocks - reallly want these, I'm in love with type (any letter any size)

// old Hollywood movie poster/cards; Audrey Hepburn, vintage cars, illustrations, typography "Keep calm" poster...

// Anything Anthropologie like - I am in love with this store and style, it just makes me so happy

// typewriter ink - I got an Olivetti Lettera 32 typewriter from Venice but sadly no ink, hoping and wishing for some black cartridge

// old keys, sequins bows, old music note paper, black and white photos (don't have much of a vintage selection here in Dubai)

// cute tea and cupcake products - though I'm not a tea drinking person, I love all the other tea-related stuff out there: tea parties, tea towels, tea illustrations on cards/tags, tea-cups, cupcake mugs, cupcake notebooks, silicon cupcake cups to bake in, etc.



// No smoking related stuff

// No stuffed toys

// No chocolate or sweets in the mail

// No pens or pencils

// No Tea or coffee bags

// No scrapbooking paper items

// No stickers

// No stationary, I've got many in stock

// No food or candy or soup satchets (no edible stuff)

// No postcards (don't like nature or city ones)

// No handmade stuff

// No knitting, crocheting or sewing items (I've got a boxes of those too)


Comment: Hello noella13 (Nawal Khoory from United Arab Emirates). I got your package finally today!! Thank you so much for: 8 different teas in a metal tin, chocolate paste stick, nuts mini-cake, a notebook, 6 local nutty biscuits (so cute!) and a traditional spread made from sesame seeds for bread. It worths the wait! Happy swapping from Portugal, maria das trouxas
Comment: Thank you - a fun package ... I liked the pen and all the little notes attached :)
monart rated for Marie Antoinette Baggie on Jul 29, 2013
Comment: Thank you, got it!
EllieChu rated for Woodland theme in a baggie #3 on Jun 20, 2013
Comment: Thanks, I liked the strawberries!
winternite24 rated for Recommend me... on May 25, 2013
Comment: Thank you for the great swap!! Sorry for taking so long to rate, I thought I did, but I guess I didn't save.
Comment: Love the little box of treasures even though 2/5 presents got lost in the mail! Thanks for making me feel special!
smadronia rated for Recommend me... on Apr 23, 2013
Comment: Thanks for answering, and thanks for the blondies recipe :)
natasha838 rated for Recommend me... on Apr 19, 2013
Comment: Thank you for the recommendations. My library has Love Me if You Dare, so I think I'll check it out.
Response: Oh yess doo! Would love to know what you think about it later when you've watched it
harmonyj rated for Recommend me... on Apr 19, 2013
Comment: Khob-khun-ka! (It means 'thank you') Your recommendation list is great. I actually watched Gossip Girl in the earlier seasons and liked it! The Script is also one of my favorite band. I can email you a list of basic Thai words later if you want me too ;)
Response: Yess I would love to learn more Thai words, would love it if you'd email me.. I love bangkok and I'm sure I'll be going there again next summer.. Even if you have any must see local spots would love your recommendations on that too
LifeOnMars rated for Recommend me... on Apr 18, 2013
Comment: :) Very Awesome recommendations :) Zumba sounds fun!
Response: Yess you should definitely try it! haha I have horrible leg/hand coordination but it's fun!
Lunanai rated for Japan! Japan! Japan! #2 on Mar 29, 2012
Comment: Thank you! Also thank you for "heart" letter. Your really good with origami :)
SannyBunny rated for not-so-QUICK profile x3 swap #54 on Nov 30, 2011
Comment: Thank you :)
hartline22 rated for not-so-QUICK profile x3 swap #54 on Nov 16, 2011
Comment: Thank you for my package!! Happy Swapping
Adlpated rated for Recycled Paper Letter on Oct 22, 2011
Comment: I loved the letter! Ten pages really gives you room to share a lot about yourself, and your letter kept me riveted to my seat. I liked your clues as to what page to read next - it made it more fun to figure out which went next. I'll be writing back soon. Thank you, thank you.
Majki rated for QUICK profile swap #50 on Oct 12, 2011
Comment: Thank you for your nice profile surprise. I love those cute baby socks!
Comment: Thank you for the package especially nice letter from you! Your name is ナワル written by Japanese katakana. There are really many examples when write your name in Kanji ... for example 奈和流, 那羽琉, 菜和琉...Please use your favorite kanji. ;)
xomareezy rated for BOX OF STUFF#2 on Apr 19, 2011
Comment: Hi Nawal! I'm really sorry it took me a while to rate, but i love your package :) Your very thoughtful and i love the letter you wrote as well. Thanks so much <3
birdiepoop rated for <3 THRIFTY FINDS on Mar 22, 2011
Comment: Hey Nawal! Thank you so much for the beautiful wool and lace....i must customise something soon :P i have seen all of the saw films, on a recent trip to amsterdam my friends and I got bored and went to go see the latest one, gorey much!? :P The postcards are a lovely touch, eventually when im in more permanent accomodation id like to fill a wall with them or something. I hope dubai's not too hot today! thank you so much for your beautiful swap and keep in touch :D lxxx
Response: Im happy you liked it :D Yes, it is very bloody and disturbing, and yet I keep on watching it! Wow, that sounds cool, no still spring here but ask me in 2 weeks or so and I bet it will be as humid as ever.. Yess would love to keep in touch :)
cja rated for Junk Mail Envelope Swap on Mar 1, 2011
Comment: Thanks - what a great package!
cardml rated for Show Me Your Studio on Mar 1, 2011
Comment: Thank you for the studio tour!

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dolcxvita on Jan 17, 2011:

Hi there! Do you like collecting little things from different countries? (Souvenirs/ stamps/ magnets/keychains/fabric/postcards/ bookmarks/ edibles/charms/pens/ coasters/dolls/miniatures/flags/music/tea/gifts/maps etc)

You will love this swap! Its called Show Me Your Country

I am trying to get swappers to exchange any 6 items from their countries in a country themed swap.. I want to get as many countries as possible! Take a look:

Show Me Your Country Swap - Click here

Sign up if you'd like to get a themed envelope/package stuffed with goodies from other places! :) It will be so wonderful to receive little things that are typical of Dubai too..

This is an easy international exchange swap! last day to sign up: 21 Jan..! Only 2 per country so Go on.. Sign up quickly & share your culture :p

fatimah on Nov 4, 2009:

Marhba dear

Welcome to swap-bot. It is a great site and soon you will be addicted.

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