Date Joined: August 20, 2011
Last Online: April 11, 2014
Independent and dreamy individual who likes building castles in the air. I live practically on wet wipes and zip-log bags. I know I should be considering more eco-friendly alternatives. I give piano lessons from home and indulge in my creative pursuits during leisure. I am happily living with my partner of 9 yrs with no intention of having any kids. Have no trouble whipping delectable dishes and gratefully oblige fulfilling the occasional birthday cake orders from time to time.
I am really happy to be part of swap-bot. ;)
Switched At Birth, Game of Thrones, Criminal Minds, True Blood, Cougar Town, Bones, Law & Order, Grimm, Two and a Half Men, Desperate Housewives, The Office, Outsourced, Royal Pains, CSI, Entourage, National Geographic, Crime & Investigation, Animax, Border Security, Project Runway, Food Channels, Korean, Japanese & Hong Kong dramas, Variety shows, Game shows etc..
I watch tons of Movies! Basically I say no to really cheesy chick flicks and tacky, overboard romantic films. Am into other genres like the following: action, adventure, fantasy, mystery, sci-fi, animation, history, especially Psychological thriller & horror. Give me a terrific horror movie anytime! :D
Shawshank Redemption, ET, Bram Stoker's Dracula, Armageddon, Schindler's List, Dances With Wolves, Gladiator, Braveheart, Last of the Mohicans, Leon: The Professional, Dante's Peak, Se7en, 13 Ghosts, The Exorcist, Labyrinth, The Good The Bad & The Ugly, The 10 Commandments (1956), Somewhere In Time, The Joy Luck Club, The King & I (1956), The Sound of Music, My Fair Lady, Behind Enemy Lines, 12 Monkeys, King Kong, Lord of the Rings, Kill Bill, Pulp Fiction, Resident Evil, I am Legend, Chronicles of Riddick, No Country for Old Men, Unleashed, Constantine, Van Helsing etc...
No deafening techno and trance please! Else pretty much into any types of music like pop, indie, classical, rock, instrumental, dance. I absolutely adore Andean music & pan-flute instrumental. Attending musicals and going to concerts are my fav. activites too.
Gheorghe Zamfir / Toto / ABBA / Carpenters / The Beatles / The Rolling Stones / The Mamas & the Papas / The Beach Boys / Queen / Eagles / Guns & Roses / Aerosmith / Bob Marley / Boney M / Starship / Air Supply / Dave Koz / Duran Duran / Bon Jovi / Shania Twain / Sugar Ray / Smashing Pumpkins / Wallflowers / Pearl Jam / Sting / Evanescence / Yul Brynner (Hot!) / Michael Cretu / Maksim Mrvica / Roxette / Berlinda Carlisle / Enya / Christina Aguilera / Hideaki Tokunaga / Sukumi Switch / David Bowie (too Sexy!) / Amuro Namie / Sugizo / Yiruma / Sungha Jung / Jacky Cheung / Tracy Huang / Zheng Yi etc... Music from the 70s, 80s & 90s...
To Kill A Mocking Bird, Lord of the Flies, Pride and Prejudice, Little Women, Le Petit Prince, The Roaches have no King, The Art of War by Sunzi, Dream of the Red Chamber, Romance of the 3 Kingdoms, The Bad Daughter, The Joy Luck Club, 3, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time etc...
Presently, I can only find time for magazines (Gourmet / Travel / Girly / Fashion / Health / Craft), reading stuff online and ploughing though materials relating to my profession. Kind of lame for not picking up a great book to read...
I am happiest doing the usual like Sculpting, Drawing, Doodling, Movie Buff-ing, Chinese Calligraphy, Cooking, Baking, Reading, Hiking, Biking, Family vacations, Wrapping gifts, Parties, Playing the Flute/Guitar/Piano, Traveling & Getting Lost / Contact Juggling (recently acquired this passion), Shopping, Going Online etc.
Sewing Crafts: Got a fabulous machine last X-mas and hope to get down to more complicated pieces.
Origami & papercrafts of all types
I find Glass Blowing, Paper-Making and Book Binding processes really fascinating. I hope to take up courses like Leather works (shoes, bags, belts) and Metal works should time permits.
Handmade items from the heart
People (professionals, art lovers, amateurs or anyone) who genuinely loves to be creative and indulges in any forms of artistic expressions.
Favorite colors: Black, White, Silver, Bronze, Robin Egg Blue, Dusty Pink, Peridot, Lime Yellow with Pastel Blue, Cyan with Gold, Plum with Gold, Rose Gold, Pastels.
Postcards: I love any types (no free/ad cards unless swap specified) so long it's written with a personal message from you and sent with love. :)
Iridescent Items (sequins, ornament balls, gems/crystals, basically anything that is iridescence)
Super cute, round and fluffy animals, plush toys / white vinyl toys or any adorable things
Collecting Unique White Items
Kodama (Adorable Tree Spirits from Japanese folklore)
Mini soft Choux Pastry
Japan: Her People, Culture, Food, Toys, Plushies, Skincare, Cosmetics etc...
Anime / Manga
Huge Fan of Cosplay though I am too old for that! Hur hur hur... :)
Travelling: Exotic European Destinations. Japan (I try to visit yearly.)
Hand cranked music boxes / Disc musical boxes
Pan Flute Music (Alluring & Spellbinding...)
Harp (I wish I knew how to play the harp...)
Any Tea especially Chai Tea, Moroccan Mint Latte, Spicy Apple, Cinnamon Apple
Cherries / Strawberries / Raspberries / Blackberries
Milk Chocolate / Dark Chocolate / Mousse / Tiramisu / Moist Chocolate Fudge / Rum & Raisin / SeaSaltCaramel
Vanilla custard / Flan Pudding / Caramel Pudding
Vanilla pods & scents / Cinnamon sticks & scents
Festivals & Holidays of the World: We live in a time of unique diversity. There's always a reason to celebrate and what better way to learn about a variety of cultures other than celebrating them with family and friends.
Festive Lightings and Street Carnivals
Masquerade Balls / Mardi Gras / Dressed-up Theme parties
Tassels / Lace / Twines / Ribbons
Fleur-de-Lis / Crowns / Tiaras
Snow Globes / Water Globes
Themed Parks / Haunted Castles
Roller coasters (Love Hate relationship)
Clouds / Rainclouds / Raindrops / Rainbow
Anything Airmail Postal Designed
Lucky Charms / Auspicious Amulets
Metal-Charms / Bells / Tiny pretty trinkets
Lava Lamps / Rotating Lamps
Rubber / Clear Stamps
Stripes / Polka Dots
Teru Teru Bozu
Pom pom (too cute)
Polaroid camera / polaroids
Mythology and mythical creatures
Crystal skulls, Sugar skulls, any quality skull illustrations
Growing up, I love white characters like Gloop & Gleep, Furry Yeti - Abominable snowman, Shmoo
Getting Mail & Handwritten letters
Urban legends, Etiquettes & Taboos, Psychology of Serial Killers or any bizarre things, weird stuff.
Ghost stories, Mystical and Paranormal Reads
Gargoyles (16yrs ago my 1st gargoyle came in a lil' glitter waterglobe which I still treasure today...)
Fiction, Non fiction, Motivational and Inspiring Reads (Not into religious & political stuff!)
Sea Cookie / Sea Angels / Sea Otter / JellyFish / The Beluga / Narwhal
Hedgehogs / Sloths / Tarsier / Bushbaby / Wolves / Owls / Dogs / Kittens / Panda / Wombat etc...
All Paper Artists / Master Paper Sculptors and their extraordinary works
Designer & Artist Ayako Takagi's UAMOU & Boo
Designer Tadaaki Wakamatsu's Q-pot Baby Ghost & whimsical creations
Tattoos (3 body tattoos. Got my 1st when I was 20.) Piercings: During my Uni days, I decided to add 6 extra ear piercings to my usual 2 and gone on to having 3 more body piercings progressively. (Those body piercings hurt real bad... Indelible memories! ~~chuckles~~)
Not reading profiles carefully, rushed & thoughtlessly executed swaps.
Blythe dolls / Cabbage patch dolls / Human-like Dolls / Ooak dolls (Find them extremely creepy and scaringly realistic!) That said, I do admire and respect art dolls sculptors/creators for their amazing skills & incredible techniques!
Classic garden gnomes (Like them in peoples' gardens... I prefer urban gnomes.)
Grotesque, Psychotic Killer Clowns (Ok with the adorable ones & innocent-looking pierrots)
Not into these: Bratz, Lisa Frank, Mary Engelbreit, Diddl, Spongebob, Barney, Looney Tunes, Dora, Disney Princesses, Anne Geddes - Babies should not be stylized into animals, flowers, fairies etc. then photographed... I love babies in their puriest form, not commercially staged...
Rose and Citrus Scents
Dislike Chocolate with any Nuts inside / White Chocolate as most are overly sweet... / Not a fan of Black licorice / No Citrus candies pls...
Arrogant, Tactless people who think they Know-It-All / Rude and Inconsiderate people / Ill disciplined kids and even adults / Stalkers & Peeping toms / Nasty pple who abuse animals or even humans / Non-Raters and Flakers
Smokers’ Breath / Bad odours / Swaps reeking of smoke
Reptiles / Insects (Exception: Ladybugs) / Slimy amphibians (Exception: Mexican Axolotl)
I check my letter box on weekdays (Mon - Fri).
After appreciating the swaps I received, I rate them on the same day.
I VALUE the responsibility of sending & rating promptly very seriously.
I do international swaps, pls allow min. 3 - 4 weeks for my swaps to reach you.
If I have not rate you after a reasonable time has lapsed, that means I have not receive your swap.
I prefer not to chase for in-coming swaps as it's DULY the responsibility of ALL senders to ensure their partners receive their swaps.
I am more than happy to resolve matters amicably if delays are genuine. Parcels, letters, postcards could be lost during mail transitions and we need to learn to live with such glitches don't we... =)
I mail ALL my swaps via Airmail. I mail most (except naked postcards...) Type 2 & 3 as Registered Articles for tracking purposes & proof of postage. I also take photos of all my swaps before mailing them out.
I have swap parcels returned to me labelled Unclaimed! Truly a waste of precious time & resources! I have taken the effort to send by registered mail. Kindly do your little bit by collecting from your postoffice if the postal guy came knocking, you happened not to be in and was left a note to do so. Thank you so much!
If you are mailing your swaps via Surface Mail to me... it would be nice if you let me know so that I may then expect a longer delivery time-frame and not think your swap got lost in transition.
Communication is the KEY. It always baffles me why some swappers choose not to reply to their E-mails/PMs. Else they take much much much longer to respond when obviously they have been online and read their messages. Simply take 2 minutes or less of your time to respond... and most matters get resolved real quickly. Thank you!
I treat people with respect and courtesy. Appreciate the same from you too. :D
I mail out ALL my swaps! l'll make sure I have time before joining any swaps. :)
For other Mail, RAKs & Tags: If you were to send me happy mail (not swaps!) & I have not thank you on your Comments Wall (after a reasonable time has passed...), that would only mean that I never got them at all. I am always grateful & will definitely drop a thank you note acknowledging any mail received. =D
Angeled by the very talented taoiionam
Angeled by the kawaii & cool skeffiboo
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