Hello There! My name is Jamie! I'm 25 years old and Filipino. I live in California, USA. I'm recently married to my lovely husband. I don't have kids yet. I just graduated from college. I love travelling and my dream is to visit Paris one day. I'm a big foodie too and will try anything. On my free time, I like to hang out with my husband, craft, watch movies, hike, and shop. I have suffered from Depression on and off since I was 19, five years ago. I think it's important for people to know about mental health awareness. I'm a swap-bot newbie but I have a very generous heart.
I'm currently working on a snail mail project called "Oh, Hello Mr. Postman" where every Monday I will write 2 letters to 2 strangers for a year! Links to my blog and Instagram are above.
My current obsession is with Filofaxes. I just started this past January with the purchase of a previously loved Compact Calipso in deep pink. I can't begin to imagine that this starts my addiction. My husband bought me the Original A5 Filofax in green which is my dream Filofax for our anniversary. I just recently got RAK'd by a lovely lady in England a Vintage Mini Malden in Purple! Now I just purchased a pocket Malden in Ochre. I'm addicted and, my collection grows.
I also love to Smash. I own 9 Smash books but I want to collect more. I completely finished 1 in 2 years but it's a goody because it included wedding planning/wedding stuff. I'm currently working on my 2nd Smash book.
I love writing letters and pen palling of course. I've written to people in the Philippines, Singapore, England, Indonesia, and South Korea. I love trading postcards, too. My favorite have been the "Keep Calm" postcards and these adorable people of different nationalities postcards.
Favorite color: Green.
Favorite pattern/style: vintage, lace, chevron, bright colors, abstract shapes, modern, clean lines, flower patterns.
Animals: orcas (killer whales), dogs, pandas, teddy bears, Rilakkuma, and owls.
Books: Harry Potter Series, Tuesdays with Morrie, Jane Eyre, Night, Twilight by Elie Wiesel, The Stranger, and The Giver.
Craft supplies: MT washi tape, animal stickers, kawaii stickers, page flags, Target's Dollar Spot, kawaii page flags, rubber and clear stamps, ink pads, Smash accessories, memo pads, kawaii memo pads, letter sets, stationery, date stamps, Pilot G2 pens, Coleto pens, Sharpie fine tip pens, paper punches.
Random things: vintage ephemera, pretty handmade things, matryoshka dolls, kokeshi dolls, Sanrio, Disney, letterpress, postage stamps, tea, office supplies, and anything pretty and functional.
please DON'T send me: - stuff that smells of cigarette smoke - bar soaps/bath salts/bath bombs - candles/wax tarts - candy (chocolates are welcome) - home decor - cheap dollar shop bath/beauty items (i have very sensitive skin) - i'm allergic to a lot of make-up and beauty items - expired goods! - licorice - holiday/seasonal items/stationery/stickers - teacher reward stickers