Corporate Slave by Day || Experimental Baker by Night || Avid Foodie || Child of God || Closet Beauty Nerd || Occasional Intrepid Traveller || Life Enthusiast
Hello there lovely people! My name's Ashley and I'm from the sunny island city of Singapore. I LOVE traveling & baking in my free time, and my favourite time of the year is Christmas!! Oh and I have a lovely Whippet Greyhound named Bella whom I love!!
Writing a profile's always a daunting task for me, so I hope the next few sections will help in giving you a little more insight of me. :)
I am very much looking forward to an awesome swapping experience with you!! :D
P.S: I'm TERRIFIED of butterflies.. O.O
Dance like no one's watching i always say!
My ears have had a long love affair with the glorious, head-swaying tunes of Coldplay, Jason Mraz, Foo Fighters, Death Cab, Radiohead, The Lumineers, Mumford & Sons, Hillsongs, The Fray, The Killers, The Cure, and numerous other (mostly indie) bands whose names coincidentally start with 'The'.. ;)
Cookbooks, travel books & all things crafty: My constant need to better myself has led to a bookshelf filled with an ever-growing collection of non-fiction books. Among them, cookbooks from Gordon Ramsay, Pierre Herme, Ottolenghi, Julia Child and Anthony Bourdain. Beauty books from Bobbi Brown, travel experience books, books on drawing, crafting, sewing, baking, cake decorating, christianity, and many many more..
Distopian Literature: Being able to escape reality and immerse myself in a fictional fantasy world is what drew me to this genre. Some of my favourite series include Harry Potter, Lord Of The Rings, Hunger Games, Eragon & Divergent.
Smart, Witty Writing: As a child, I fell in love with the writings of Dr Seuss and Roald Dahl.. And my love has only grown for books with wit & whimsy. Some books I have enjoyed recently include Francois Lelord's Hector & the search for happiness, Martin Page's How I became stupid, Stephen's Chbosky's Perks of being a wallflower and Patrick Ness's Topics about which I know nothing.
The food lover in me loves: Ace of Cakes, Food Network Challenges, Alton Brown, Gordon Ramsay, Anthony Bourdain, and Jamie Oliver
The kid in me loves: All Pixar and animated movies, with Finding Nemo & Monsters Inc being my absolute favourites. And all 80s-90s cartoons like Hey Arnold, Gummi Bears, Carebears, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Smurfs, and My Little Pony
The TV junkie in me loves: Sherlock, The Big Bang Theory, How I Met Your Mother, Glee, Community, Gossip Girl, 2 Broke Girls, New Girl, Happy Endings, Grey's Anatomy, Elementary, and Friends
The film major in me loves: Perks Of Being A Wallflower, Juno, My Neighbour Totoro (or anything else by Miyazaki really), Hairspray, Star Wars, Tim Burton movies and Johnny Depp movies
When I'm not busy with work (or hibernating in bed catching up on tv shows), I spend most of my time:
Note: These are things I enjoy receiving, and is by no means a list of wants. I am grateful for all items received :)
For the kitchen:
* Ingredients unique to your country
* Unique or new food items you've discovered
* Kitchen utensils (New or vintage)
* Baking accessories
* Tea (I usually drink green tea, camomile, or sleepy time)
* I've been loving nut butters (esp Justin's chocolate hazelnut), chia seeds, anything coconut, chocolate orange/mint & ginger snap biscuits
* Cloth/ oil cloth/ neoprene lunch bags
For the craft drawer:
* ZINES!! I'll be happy to trade with anyone :D
* Anything for my project life really ;)
* i'm obsessed with thickers or any alphabet sticker sheets!
* Acrylic/rubber tamps (Hand carved or store bought)
* Washi tape & more washi tape ;)
* Craft punches
* Anything by Amy Tangerine, Dear Lizzy or Studio Calico
* Colourful baker's twine
For the beauty drawer:
* Nail polish (OPI, Essie, Barry M, Butter London, Ciate, etc)
* Cute stud earrings
* Unique/ whimsical rings
* Bath & Bodyworks/ LUSH stuff
For the love of random things:
* Warm fuzzy socks (I'm a sz39/40)
* Sheep / owl / woodland creatures knick knacks
* Vinyl figures / blind boxes
* Lego polybags, minifigs, or random pieces!
* Geeky knick knacks (Star Wars, Mario, Minecraft, etc)
* An owl mug mug
I would love to say that I'm a colour hippie.. But sadly, my allegiance lies with gorgeous shades of pink, purple, turquoise, teal, mint green, and grey.. I am also highly attracted to anything sparkly or glittery :D
I always send my swaps on time and will rate you as soon as I receive yours.
Should you not receive a swap from me, please send me a message before rating me a 1 or 3. I send out all my swaps and always keep the postal receipts.
I would appreciate if you could rate me when you receive your items.
I tend not to give hearts based on the number of 'extras' given, but rather if the sender has put thought and effort into the swap. :)
In a bid to save the environment, I do occasionally upcycle packaging materials like packing tissue and foam peanuts...
If you would like to do a private swap with me, feel free to drop me a message :)
And lastly, Swap-bot's a wonderful & unique community that brings together people from all over the world who share similar interests, and I am EXTREMELY grateful for all the thought & effort you put into the swaps! :)
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