I'm a 30-years-old Spanish crafter living in Chile.
I work as a freelance translator at home, which means I have plenty of time sometimes that I use for my hobbies, hehe. I also teach bookbinding in private workshops, which I think is so much fun!
I live together with my wife and our furry kids: Javiera (12 y/o) and Jacinto (1 y/o).
I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia in December 2015. Despite this (or maybe thanks to), I have received a lot of support and met new lovely people, so thanks a lot to those of you who have decided to walk by my side in this long path of chronical surviving.
If I am your partner and you need any ideas, please scroll down to the "Things I'd love to receive" section.
I am always open to meeting new people, so please PM me for private swaps or simple communication :)
If you are worried because I haven't rated you yet, please check the disclaimer at the end of my profile. Thank you!
I'm pretty much into Spanish literature, but I also love trying with books from other countries. I read around 30-40 books a year, so anything with letters on it seems attractive to me :)
I love manga as well (and anime), specially thrillers such as Monster, Tokyo Ghoul, Shingeki no Kyojin, Serial Experiments Lain... but also shojo works for me (Marmalade Boy rules!).
I also love traveling and learning different languages. I would really much appreciate anything related to this, such as touristy postcards, maps... Sending a card with a famous quote in your mother tongue would be awesome! Translation appreciated though, if it's not in any of the languages listed below :D
I can speak Spanish, Catalan, English, French, Portuguese and Norwegian, so feel free to write your letters or send any books, magazines, etc. in any of these languages.
I am currently learning Japanese, although I cannot speak that much yet. But definitely anything written in Japanese will be useful :)
My major is in Classical Studies (Latin and Ancient Greek), so I love ancient cultures and mythology.
I'm pretty much into cardstock, mainly card-making, scrapbooking and bookbinding. Any cards, ATCs, tags, bookmarkers... well, anything cardstock-made will make me extremely happy!
I also make candles from time to time, and I would love to learn a bit more about handmade soaps and creams.
I love cooking and tasting different things, so please feel free to share any info or recipes about your country's typical food!
I collect ATCs, postcards (better if written!), postage stamps, Starbucks cards and teabags, so any of these would make me the happiest girl on Earth :D
Hot drinks: Specially tea and chocolate, although I also drink coffee from time to time. I collect tea bags, but only of those teas that I drink myself. So if you send different teas, you'll make me really happy! But please don't send empty tea bags/wrappers. I prefer local brands, although international brands are perfectly fine as well.
Tea wishlist: Karel Capek, Moomin, English Tea Shop, Yogi, Whittard, Pukka.
SNACKS. I really love them. And I specially love tasting other countries' savory snacks, as well as sweets and candies. The only thing I don't like is hot/spicy stuff and/or dried fruit and nuts (although I do like chocolate with dried fruit and nuts). And I hate liquorice in any form. Besides that, any small treat from your country will drive me crazy! :D
Cookies! I love the American-type cookies, specially with milk or white chocolate and/or berries. I also love speculoos and pepperkaker - or any type with cinnamon and/or ginger. Pan di Stelle from Italy! I really miss when they were sold in Spain, many years ago. The only biscuits I don't like so much are butter/Danish type. And not so fond of nuts or raisins either.
Chocolate: I love both white and milk chocolate. Dark chocolate not so much, but I eat it with bread and love it anyway. My favorite brands are Chocolove and The Tea Room, as they are delicious + fairtrade. But I also like Cadbury's and Hershey's.
Special likes: Strange flavors savory snacks, Pop Tarts (specially Sundae Fudge Pop Tarts). My favorite flavors in the world are vanilla, coconut, caramel and berries, specially raspberry. Oh, and I specially love the mix of savory and sweet - for example, I usually dip my popcorn in Nutella LOL And I really miss Norwegian Smash, just in case I get a norsk partner :)
Anything for body care: hand cream, body lotion, face moisturizer...
Stationery: I love kawaii style, although I also like others, like vintage. I'm actually obsessed with stationery in general, hehe.
Anything that I can use in my scrapbooks: stamps, stickers, cardboard, washi tape, embellishments... I have a Silhouette Cameo, so random cuts are really not needed.
Cotton fabric and/or thread for my hand bound notebooks.
Pokémon! And anything related to manga/anime, even if it's from a series I haven't read/watched yet. Then I have a reason to do it :)
Quotes in other languages! Please make sure to include the translation if it is in a language I cannot speak, hehe.
Nail art: I have all of the tools I need for this, but nail polish or stickers are always welcome. Not so fond of 3D stickers, though, I am more the water decal type of girl. Also stamp plates are always welcome.
Make-up: I have recently discovered the wonderful world of make-up and I love it! Lipsticks (specially red), eyeliners, mascara... As well as all of the tools needed, I'm buying everything little by little and my collection is still pretty small :D
Here's a list of the things I hope I'll be able to buy one day, in case I join a swap that requires more expensive items:
Any tote bag from The Tote Project, specially Bob Goff "Hope": this is such a beautiful initiative, but they don't ship outside USA :(
A nice watercolor palette: mine has only 8 colors, so it would be awesome to have more options.
Any Distress (Tim Holtz) product: preferably not any green, blue, red or pink shade, as I own most of them.
Project Life cards: planning on starting PL next year, so I'm getting ready for it already!
China Glaze nail polish: this is my favorite brand, but it's sooo expensive here! Blue and purple are my favorite colors and I don't have any shade of them yet.
Board games: I love board games, specially those that are cooperative (Dead of Winter, Forbidden Island, Pandemic...).
Prismacolor Markers: I don't have any yet, but I've seen the result and I really would love to try them!
An English, Norwegian, French or Portuguese grammar (in the original language) or Japanese, Finnish or German grammar (in English): languages nerd here, yep.
Novels in English, Norwegian, French or Portuguese: I specially like thrillers and dystopian novels.
Graded readings in Japanese, Finnish or German: Basic level, please! Any topic works as long as it's easy to read :)
Music from other countries: everytime I travel abroad I buy CDs from popular artists in that country that I've never heard of. I love music in other languages! I specially love female voices. Not so fond of folk music though, I prefer pop music - if it's in the top 10 of your country but completely unknown abroad, it's perfect for me!
Regarding the CDs: I have recently discovered Sylwia Grzeszczak from Poland and I fell in love with her music and voice! Any of her CDs would be the best. I also love a lot of female singers from the Balkans: Doris Dragovic, Danijela Martinovic, Nusa Derenda, Vesna Pisarovic, Kaliopi, Maja Blagdan, Vanna, Severina, Mija Martina, Karmen Stavec, ManuElla, Alenka Gotar, Karolina Goceva...
Hobonichi Techô: I love nerdy covers, such as Mother 2 collection, as well as any of my favorite colors (listed below), such as the blue-green.
A vintage teapot and/or tea set: I have recently discovered the beautiful world of tea parties!
I have recently started an ATC collection. I love them! Here is a list of the topics I like:
Videogames: I love Animal Crossing, Pokémon, Zelda, Mario, Kirby, Final Fantasy, Crash Bandicoot, Osu Tatakae Ouendan, Parappa, Dante's Inferno, Just Dance, Assassin's Creed, God of War...
TV series: Orange is the new black, Orphan Black, The Big Bang Theory, The IT Crowd, How I met your mother, Breaking Bad, How to get away with murder... And my favorite: Bojack Horseman and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt!
Cartoons: Adventure Time, Regular Show, South Park, The Simpsons, Family Guy... and all of the 90's, such as The Powerpuff Girls, Dexter's Lab, Animaniacs... And I specially love Moomins!
Anime/manga: Tokyo Ghoul, Attack on Titan, Marmalade Boy, KareKano, Witch Hunter Robin, Aishiteruze Baby, Serial Experiments Lain, Elfen Lied, Rozen Maiden, Fruits Basket, Hetalia, Monster, 20th Century Boys...
Pokémon! Gotta catch'em all! :D I love Eevee (and all of its evolutions), Togepi, Vivillon and Lucario.
Food: Anything sweet, actually: macarons, cupcakes, candies... but also savory food, specially cuisine from your country.
Languages: as well as in the postcards, I'd love to receive ATCs with quotes in other languages.
Kawaii characters: my favourite is Keroppi, but I love all of them: Rilakkuma, Hello Kitty, Mamegoma, My Melody... Oh, and I love Sentimental Circus :D
Anything for my planner: Kikki K Large Be Brave where I keep track of my daily life.
My favorite colors are blue, purple, black, pink and blueish shades of green, such as turquoise or teal.
TOPICS I LIKE
- Tea and coffee
- Classical Studies and mythology
- Gender studies
- Human rights, specially LGBT rights
- Music: almost anything! Excepting gospel and classic flamenco. My favorite styles are symphonic metal, trip-hop and 90's eurodance. And I love the Eurovision Song Contest :D
- Movies: thrillers, drama, dystopic
- Animals: butterflies, cats, dolphins, horses, deers and beluga whales
- Pagan religions, specially Hellenism
- Día de los Muertos and sugar skulls
- Fruits: specially strawberry and pineapple
- Flowers: orchids are my favorite, although I like anything with flowers on it
- Patterns: feathers, arrows, chevron, raindrops, snowflakes
- Mariusgenser ANYTHING - that pattern reminds me of my life in Norway :)
TOPICS I DON'T LIKE
- Monotheistic religions (I don't have anything against them, I just don't feel identified with them)
- Sports (excepting rhythmic gymnastics and ice skating)
- Horror movies (I'm pretty easy to scare LOL)
- Halloween (I don't celebrate it)
Chilean Post is extremely slow, and a simple flat letter or swap can take up to 2 months to arrive in my postbox.
I always rate my partners the same day that I receive a swap, so if I haven't rated yet, it means that I haven't received it yet.
If after 2 months I have not received a swap, theeeeeen we can start worrying, hehe.
If you still want to get in touch to ask if I have received your swap, do not hesitate and send me a PM! I'll confirm whether I have received it or not (I am human, of course, and it can happen one day that I forget to rate a swap).
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