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tonewadventures

tonewadventures
Date Joined: January 17, 2014
Last Online: August 24, 2014

Country: India
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About Me

UPDATE

26th June, 2014: I am now up to date on all due ratings. If you've sent me a swap 4-6 weeks ago, but haven't been rated yet, rest assured its because your swap hasn't reached me yet. I will rate you as soon as I do receive it.

1st May, 2014: Some unexpected work related travel has come up because of which I will pretty inactive for the entire month of May. I have now sent out all swaps for which partners have been assigned. Since I won't be home during the entire month, I shall not be able to rate any swaps received during this time. Rest assured that I will rate as soon as I am back. Thank you for being patient. I am going to be able to access SB through my phone, so feel free to reach me through PMs!

As a 20-something law grad who's suddenly found her calling as a teacher to kindergarten kids from low-income families, I am full of contradictions. I think of life as an adventure and am a real life embodiment of the famous LOTR quote "Not all those who wander are lost". Travelling, meeting new people and discovering new cultures is what makes me feel alive. I want to keep learning as long as I live.

I will be starting my first term as a teacher this July (I am in training right now) and I can not even begin to describe how excited I am. This experience, albeit close to my heart, is going to be very new and unfamiliar for me and all I can do is hope that this new journey proves fruitful.

I have a lovely boyfriend and a wonderful family. No pets.

I started out with doing simple Type 1 swaps in order to get a feel of SB and the atmosphere here. I have had a blast doing those and feel like I am ready to move on to more time and effort intensive swaps. Here's hoping the experience will be equally amazing!

Mail to and from India can take a little longer than you'd expect, so please be patient with me. Nevertheless, I promise to keep you updated every step of the way.

NOTE: If you get me as a partner in a swap, I really hope you will not restrict yourself to the likes listed on my profile. That list is there only for the sake of it and is not at all exhaustive. There are so many other things I love and appreciate besides the ones on my list, so please feel free to send me something/ anything you have put thought, time and effort into and I will find a way to enjoy it. Since I am the easiest to please, any mail sent with love will put a huge smile on my face.

Favorite Books

I am a voracious reader who does not discriminate at all. I love me some classics, but am always down for some contemporary literature as well so it would be an uphill task to list out all my favorite books. Let me list down the last 5 books I enjoyed reading:

  1. The First Phone Call from Heaven by Mitch Albom

  2. Daisy Miller by Henry James

  3. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling

  4. The Book Thief by Markus Zucas

  5. The Color Purple by Alica Walker

One of my resolutions for 2014 is to read at least 30 books this year, so hit me up with suggestions to make this task easier!

My Passions

  1. Fitness. I even blog about fitness and healthful living

  2. Food. I never tire of eating and cooking good food.

  3. Makeup. A new lipstick is all it takes to lift my mood.

  4. Entrepreneurship. I am somewhat of a serial entrepreneur and find entrepreneurial stories very inspiring.

  5. Travelling. See my about me, if you need any further proof.

  6. Art and craft: I love sketching, doodling, watercolor, illustrating and every other art form. I used to trade ATCs in high school (through yahoo groups, so say Hi if you know me from there!) and am now looking to get back into it.

The only form of craft I haven't been able to learn is knitting, but frankly that could be due to my lack of patience. :(

Likes, Dislikes and such

I reuse packaging.

I am so new to swapping that I feel it would not make sense for me to put down a list of things I'd like to receive. If it shows that you've put considerable time and effort into your swap, then I'd be a generous rater. Otherwise also, I am a pretty generous rater. Please don't feel obligated to send extras to receive a heart. I am very nice that way :)

My loves:

  • I have no favorite colors because I think every color is beautiful in itself. Let me reiterate, I love all colors. All.

  • I love everything Alice in Wonderland

  • I love glitter

  • I love vintage

  • I love whimsical

  • I love watercolors

  • I love non-touristy blank postcards (that's the kind I collect. I want a wall full of these.)

  • I love journaling supplies

  • I love quotes (feminist and inspirational in particular)

  • I love high fashion

  • I love doodles

  • I love makeup

  • I love illustrations, particularly fashion

  • I love novels and everything book related

  • I love writing

  • I love jewelry, particularly earrings and rings- metallic, colorful stones.

  • I love stories

  • I love astrology and sun signs ( I am a leo and love being one!)

  • I love pretty stationery, all kinds. I can never have enough of pretty papers.

  • I love thoughtful surprises and handwritten notes

  • I love lions, tigers and other wild felines

  • I love fairy tales

  • I love food

  • I love prints- stripes, chevron, spots, paisley, gingham and all others

  • I love tangles

ATCs I love

  • Handdrawn/handpainted ones

  • Collages with a lot of dimensions and textures

  • books/reading

  • Alice in Wonderland

  • royalty

  • vintage

  • Anything with quotes

  • whimsical

  • Glittery/sparkly

  • Pin-up

  • Food

  • Eiffel Tower or Paris themed

  • Lion and other wild animals

  • Anything with my name on it

  • fashion or makeup

My latest obsession is POSTCARDS

In India, we gets loads of touristy PCs, but hardly any fun, non-touristy ones. Unfortunately for me, those are the ones I have fallen in love with. As they say, beggars can't be choosers. I'd love any non-touristy non-AD PC you could send me, themes no bar. I prefer mine unwritten in an envelope. I am making a wall full of PCs from all over the world.

I HAVE NO MAJOR PHOBIAS, DISLIKES OR ALLERGIES, but:

  • I would prefer not receiving religious themed things.
  • I prefer avoiding anything vampire/twilight/zombie.
  • Absolutely nothing misogynistic, racist or classist or discriminatory in any way.
  • I do not find poo/pee/fart jokes amusing
  • I am not too keen on Horror/Halloween themed things like zombies, skulls, spiders, gore, skeleton, blood etc.
  • I am not fond of teas and coffees, but I can pass them along to those who are.
  • I have no use for fabric and knitting supplies. ATCs, journalling and mail art are the only craft-y hobby I have.

Tags and such

Sending:

Sent:

  • @bluehairedmary Quick! I need...tag

  • @TheWhiteSquirrel Choose 1 Then Offer Some... tag in the All Things Book Related group

  • @greenqueen86 I collect...send to the person above you

  • @susieq11 Two (2) Postcards in an Envelope Tag! in Postcard Trading Group

  • @Cissybelle I collect...send to the person above you

  • @Johkup My theme ATC - all members tag in Sending with a smile group

  • @Bee1981 Sending with a smile group 5-4-3-2-1 tag

  • @MBrunt Tag Game- Choose 1 Then Offer Some... tag in the All Things Book Related group

Expecting:

Received:

  • @anicka22 Pick 2 Global tag at CPG

  • @CindyST Postcard Trading Group

  • @Created46 Sending with a smile group 5-4-3-2-1 tag

  • @hollycm6 I collect...send to the person above you

  • @elluzki Sending with a smile group 5-4-3-2-1 tag

  • @natasa20 Tag Game- Choose 1 Then Offer Some... tag in the All Things Book Related group

  • @sternenfee My theme ATC - all members tag in Sending with a smile group

  • @natasa20 Tag Game- Choose 1 Then Offer Some... tag in the All Things Book Related group

Ratings and such

I rate as soon as I receive.

I will always PM you before rating down and am very understanding. So, do not hesitate to communicate with me about swaps you are receiving from me or sending to me. I shoot a PM to my partners as soon as I drop their swap in the postbox, because I always want to keep them in the loop (also because I am very paranoid about my swaps getting lost in the mail). As proof, I take pictures of contents of every swap I send out and of the stamped envelopes themselves before dropping them into the postbox (told you I am paranoid!). Feel free to ask me for those. I won't be offended, I promise!

I am generous with my hearts and I give one for any swap you put time/effort/care/thought into. You absolutely do not need to send extras to get hearts. I love notes though, so even if its an ATC swap I'd love a note with it talking about you, your city, the ATC, your day or anything else/

I will always leave a comment with my rating, that's how I show my appreciation!

Ratings

luvdmb36 rated for TAKE A RISK ATC #2 on Aug 21, 2014
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Comment: I contacted you about this swap, but haven't gotten a response. I will be happy to rerate if I get this swap.
Trinket rated for ATC-bot: Rabbit themed March Swap on Jul 31, 2014
5
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Comment: Appologies for the delay in this muchly earned rating, rl kept me off swap-bot. I recieved your card and it was absolutely wonderful, thank you very very much.
ktina rated for What's on my plate! #2 on Jun 15, 2014
5
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Comment: Thanks for the great photos and nice descriptions! Oats Upma seems to be a very good breakfast! :) Sorry for the late rating!
LadyAnanas rated for What's on my plate! #2 on Jun 9, 2014
5
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Comment: Thank you for another round of appetizing photos! (I was your partner on the first swap too :D). Everything looks wonderful, especially the grilled fish! Yum!!
teli rated for M/L/FT - ATC - Isis on Jun 6, 2014
5
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Comment: Hi Swati, I just received your ATC and it blew me away--I have no idea why you were nervous because that card is gorgeous! And my first ever mail from India. :D Thank you so much for brightening up my day!
KSENiA rated for What's on my plate! #2 on Jun 5, 2014
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Comment: Thank you for sharing your yummy pics. Everything looks delicious.
AquilaMira rated for What's on my plate! #2 on Jun 4, 2014
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Comment: Everything sounds so yummy! I never thought of trying oats as a meal outside of breakfast. Thanks for sharing! :)
natasha838 rated for What's on my plate! #2 on Jun 2, 2014
5
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Comment: Thank you for sharing your photos of Indian foods. Your meals were interesting to read about.
sp1c4 rated for What's on my plate! #2 on Jun 2, 2014
5
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Comment: The pictures make me hungry now :)
judee0624 rated for Signed, Sealed, Delivered Part 13 on Jun 1, 2014
5
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Comment: Thank you for the nice assortment of cards.
ammely rated for What's on my plate! #2 on Jun 1, 2014
5
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Comment: are all very different dishes that consumption normally. that's the beauty of this swap. thanks for sharing.
goatsarecute rated for Find New E-pals on May 26, 2014
5
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Comment: *:・゚✧*:・゚✧Thank you for the email! It was very interesting to read and i will reply as soon as i can. Have a fantastic day*:・゚✧*:・゚✧
kankalin rated for Watercolor ATC #2 on May 15, 2014
5
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Comment: this is just soo cute Swati! Thanks and happy painting!
Hezzie rated for Easy ATC Swap #7 on May 13, 2014
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful ATC cards!
Alias rated for ATC - Colourful Birds Series #2 on May 10, 2014
5
rating
Comment: Great ATC, thank you!
weatherwax rated for SWL~ A Week Full of Positivity on May 9, 2014
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for this awesome envelopes! I love everything you sent!! Thanks for hosting a wonderful and thoughtful swap. Have a wonderful weekend :)
5
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Comment: absolutely love my atc a first from india and such a lovely one nice work
5
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Comment: Thank you Swati! The Marigold is wonderful!
pernie123 rated for ISS: Flat surprise #3 on May 5, 2014
5
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Comment: Thank you for the post cards I hope you will enjoy your new job. .
Miaangel rated for Sweets ATC # 4 - Ice cream on May 5, 2014
5
rating
Comment: Great ATC beautiful art!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
4.9758 123 21 22
Completed Fives Threes Ones
104 164 0 1
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
21 20 63 0
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Comments

synchrodoll on Sep 17, 2014:

Hi there, I haven't received this tag from you yet - Pick 2 - Global . I tagged you on July 18th for the 10 Kawaii Memos and 3 Sticker Sheets. You sent me a message on July 24th to say that it would be sent in a weeks time. Please let me know if this has been sent out. Thanks! Christine

user2637 on Sep 8, 2014:

Hi again. Just checking in to see if you received my resend for the Carpe Librum Pick My Next Read #1 swap. It's been a month, so I hope it's found its way from the US to India. Let me know! :)

lou on Aug 24, 2014:

Please review your private messages and respond, there is no comment from you on the "1" rating, how's it being resolved?

Candyn29 on Aug 24, 2014:

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user2637 on Aug 8, 2014:

Oh, I'm so sorry for the delay getting back to you. I'm not SB-ing much right now and didn't know the notifications aren't working, so I didn't know you left me a comment. Anyway, I'll resend the swap today, no problem. Thanks!

betty194 on Jul 29, 2014:

Hi! I just wanted to let you know that I am doing another round of the "Your Country Questionnaire Letter" swap, in case you´d like to join again. Have a great day, best wishes, Betty

user2637 on Jul 28, 2014:

Hi again! Any luck finding that swap I sent? :)

user2637 on Jul 16, 2014:

Hiya, I sent you the Carpe Librum Pick My Next Read #1 swap back on June 12th (from the USA) but haven't been rated yet. Your profile says you're all caught up on ratings, but could you double-check to see if you got it? I type these, so a resend is no problem. Thanks!

RooBaRoo on Jul 8, 2014:

Hey giiirl! How about sending me postcards from P ...? I see that You are doing everything except replying my whatsapp messages. I bet You think I am a weirdo stalking You ... so when You gonna use your rain check? :P

Traceyk on Jun 26, 2014:

I'm glad the candy finally made it to you. I was beginning to worry that it might've got lost in the mail. Thanks for letting me know. :) ~Tracey~

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