I'm Vanessa, a 20 year old visual arts diploma student majoring in Graphic/Advertising. I'll be in graduating year in less than 3 months, but since it's a loooong vacation now, I'm currently a student intern at a design house, a 30min bus ride away from my home.
Born and raised in Singapore(Yeah this tiny red dot.), I'm Peranakan /Cantonese, so I speak a mix of fluent English, Mandarin and Malay everyday, whether at home or outside. I'm trying to pick up Korean, but it's hard!
When I'm not knee deep in school work, I can be seen at the library, spending an entire afternoon at starbucks or any other cafe with a good paperback, doodling something into my sketchbook when the urge strikes, working on personal art projects, reading design books, shopping online, practicing photography, searching for good music or having a good laugh. All this is not listed in order. (haha)
Swaps wise, I'm not picky about receiving a certain kind, except scrunchies(read below). As long as there's thought or care put into buying/making those items, I don't mind at all what it is. If really needed though, there's more info below to help you if you're sending swap items my way.
I've short hair that just won't stay tied up, so don't bother wasting your effort and time buying/making a hair tie/scrunchie. Haha! Seriously it would just collect dust once it reaches me. It would be a waste. Everything else is great :)
I LOVE collecting postcards, now about 2 boxes full of them in the shelves here, going on 3. When I run out of inspiration for school work/art projects, I'll open them up and they always give me an idea when I'm through looking at them. If there's one thing I always buy when I'm out shopping, it's postcards.
My favourite colours are white, brown, black and a little bit of orange. Yellow and grey is my favourite colour combination, but I'm not a big fan of pink, unless it's used in moderate amounts. lol. I think the only colour I HATE with a bloody passion is pastel blue. Navy blue's still fine, but pastel blue is really the pits to me. :(
I love paperbacks by tetsuko kuroyanagi, j.k rowling, robyn sisman, james patterson, cecelia ahern, jung chang, marian keyes, dan brown, design magazines like IDN, Campaign Brief Asia, Territory and Computer Arts Projects.
groove armada, incubus, gavin degraw, JOHN MAYER, jamiroquai, muse, dave matthews band, STING, collective soul, five for fighting, lee hom, remy zero, bond, maroon 5, JAMIE CULLUM, michael buble, maksim, bloc party, modest mouse, caesars, YYY, gorillaz, stereophonics, oasis, rooster, bjork, howie day, phoenix, interpol, JACK JOHNSON, switchfoot, massive attack, patrizo buanne, U2, foo fighters, eagle eye cherry, goo goo dolls, radiohead, queen, daniel bedingfield, thomas newman, daft punk, audioslave, enigma, beck, nickelback, lifehouse, the bravery, dishwalla, savage garden, yann tiersen, the fray, the kooks, augustana, our lady peace, ok go, vertical horizon, ELECTRICO, lily allen
In a nutshell: Anything except Metal and Techno.
i am sam, the shawshank redemption, the green mile, harry potter, love actually, turn left turn right, bourne supremacy, the incredibles, war of the worlds, poseidon, death note, royston tan's 4:30 and 15
CSI, smallville, boston public, frasier, everybody loves raymond, twilight zone, who's line is it anyway, without a trace, cold case, project runway, ghost whisperers, SCRUBS(how could i forget that), house, heroes, That 70's Show
designer plush toy making, water colour paintings on water colour postcards