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Date Joined: July 18, 2011
Last Online: March 20, 2017
Birthday: November 30, 1984
Country: Singapore
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About Me

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

Tunes That Get Me Moving

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'.. ;)

My Fictional Playground

WARNING: Book nerd alert!

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 Moving Picture Box

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

Things I Enjoy Doing

When I'm not busy with work (or hibernating in bed catching up on tv shows), I spend most of my time:

  • Travelling!! :) (My next trip's to South Korea in Dec! wee)
  • Being an inquisitive foodie and exploring new restaurant, dishes & fads
  • Baking up a delightful batch of cakes or pastries (I dream everyday of opening my own bakery)
  • Experimenting with new recipes (I pack all my meals to work everyday)
  • Watching YouTube videos on beauty, fashion and cooking
  • Carving rubber stamps
  • Drawing and doodling illustrations on my sketchpads
  • Creating ZINES & project life spreads!

Stuff I Enjoy Receiving

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

Favourite Colour

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

Swap Notes

  • 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! :)


Miabiff rated for A little bit of Christmas on Sep 28, 2014
Comment: I'm so sorry I never rated this swap. Thank you and I loved my favorite candy bar =)
SweetClementine rated for Edibles: Go Local! on Aug 30, 2014
Comment: Thank you for the cute, individual-sized package of panda cookies! Unfortunately, though I received this swap on time, it didn't meet requirements of $4 minimum and an included note. You offered to resend, and I replied to you in May that I appreciated the resend to make up only for the missing items. I didn't receive a response to that PM nor did a resend arrive, and there was no response to my PM a few days ago prior to rating. I hope all is well with you.
FrancescaP rated for I <3 food on Aug 22, 2014
Comment: I'm very sorry, but after 6 months from the swap deadline, I haven't received anything :-( I'll be glad to re-rate if I ever receive my swap.
AmyHale rated for Muppets in a Mini Bag on Jul 2, 2014
Comment: Will re-rate if/when I receive a package
Tatsu rated for Edible Names! on May 30, 2014
Comment: Thank you for all the tasty treats. The Hi-C mango chews were really nice and the coffee kept me warm yesterday night. I've yet to have the dried mango . Tomorrow we're having my nephews over for lunch -so the cheese puffs and Twix will be a great snack ^^
catmmann rated for 3x4 Project Life Cards on Apr 27, 2014
Comment: Thank you !
WPREGEL rated for Alphabets! on Mar 18, 2014
Comment: Thank you for my alphabet letters. They will work perfectly in a PL spread. :) I thought your name looked familiar- I just sent you a PL goodies swap. LOL.
Uniflame rated for Alphabets! on Mar 8, 2014
Comment: Thanks for the alphabet! I didn't have this one yet! :)
AmyHale rated for Christmas Gift Wrapping Kits on Feb 13, 2014
Comment: Thank you for the kit! What a cute idea!
priscilla rated for It's The Kids' Turn! on Feb 7, 2014
Comment: Thank you so much for your swap! the kids really love everything And i really like the cupcake card thank you so much
duckydoom rated for Christmas for your pets on Dec 29, 2013
Comment: My kiddos loved the toys and treats, thank you so much :)
HouseCatAntonia rated for â™ TREE ORNAMENTâ™  on Dec 23, 2013
Comment: Thank you so much for the decoration! It reminds me of my dad's partner; orange hair! Thank you for giving me this precious decoration from Bali! I hope you have a merry Christmas and a happy new year! xx
tiitinen rated for â™ TREE ORNAMENTâ™  on Dec 20, 2013
Comment: THANK YOU for this beautiful and cute ornament! SOrry for my late rating - I got this last week. THANK YOU! =)
tulineito rated for Christmas Gifts Swap on Dec 17, 2013
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely mail! <3
tanjch rated for Stocking Stuffer #8 - Candy is dandy. on Dec 16, 2013
Comment: My head really isn't with me today :) - disregard the comment i left - thank you so much and i can't wait untill christmas to open them :)
patumma rated for Christmas Gifts Swap on Dec 12, 2013
Comment: Thank you for the two gifts. Mi couldn't wait so I opened them already! Daiso is my favorite store ever! I love both the kits and the little stocking is adorable. Merry Christmas
Comment: Aw, thank you so much for the super cute card and ornament from Bali -♥! Wishing You the very best of the Season! Merry Christmas :D
martingale rated for A crafters advent - international on Nov 21, 2013
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful gifts that arrived safely. As tempting as it was, I am going to wait to open them so they can truly be an 'advent'.
Just4Mee rated for Blind Stocking filler swap on Nov 21, 2013
Comment: Thank you !
sibila rated for Edibles: Breakfast Delivery #6! on Nov 19, 2013
Comment: Thanks a lot for the great package, Ashley I love everything you enclosed! I have to try that smoothie recipe too :)

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hazelwitch3 on Mar 17, 2014:

You're the winner of the Edibles Swappers WTA this month! Congratulations!

Please send your postal address to everyone who participated so we can all send you your goodies.

latentsmile on Mar 4, 2014:

Advent WTA finally arrived today. Thanks! :)

KateKintail on Mar 2, 2014:


Muppets Mini Bag Profile Check! It's time to play the music...

viza on Dec 26, 2013:

Hi! I've finally got gifts for Advent tag! Thank you very very much!

PukeFacedFreak on Nov 16, 2013:

Thanks for joining My Drunk Penpal swap!

AussieSilver on Oct 5, 2013:

I totally missed the foodie swap months ago (was in hospital for a while). If you host another one, please let me know. Friended because it sounds like we have some likes in common. :)

KateKintail on Aug 1, 2013:


BBC Sherlock in a Bag profile check. Happy swapping!

pickleme on Jul 31, 2013:

I am having a great time with the Nosey Neighbour Recipe Swap! Can't wait for the next one.

tumbochka on Jul 20, 2013:

Hello Ashley, thank you for the amazing letter you sent me in a response to the weight loss pal swap :) I will reply asap :) I hope you are well. Hugs, Tanya

Carolien25 on Jul 10, 2013:

Hi Ashley, I am glad you received my letter!!! Looking forward hearing back from you again. Greets Carolien

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