Swap-bot Time: May 21, 2024 12:31 pm


Date Joined: August 4, 2012
Last Online: January 26, 2019
Birthday: April 18
Country: United Kingdom

About Me


Hello everyone (^_^)

My name is Rosa, I'm a 24 year old British/Italian living in London. I study BA Japanese & Journalism and aspire to make documentaries. Sometimes I feel like I was born in the wrong century. I drink too much tea and am constantly reading. I like taking walks alone. It gives me time to be nostalgic and interact with nature. I also like observing people (preferably unnoticed through a window.) I suffer from wanderlust and travel as often as my purse allows me. Immersing myself in other cultures allows me to blissfully escape the burdens of modern life. I love learning about history and philosophy. I'm a massive fan of Bertrand Russell. Creativity is important to me. Journals and letters make me smile. Baking is my form of therapy. I have a terrible habit of buying expensive make up that I barely wear and I appreciate a nice mustache. Lastly, I'm fond of video games and collect vintage trinkets.

Favorite Music

My music tastes varies on my mood. Enter Shikari, Coeur de Pirate, Amanda Palmer, Adele, Muse, Radiohead, The Prodigy, Pendulum, Linkin Park, Five Finger Death Punch, Avenged Sevenfold, Rammstein, The Smiths, Joni Mitchell, Johnny Cash. I also listen to alot of orchestral music, and pianists like Ludovico Einaudi.

Favorite Books

Amrita by Banana Yoshimoto. Sputnik Sweetheart and The Wind Up Bird Chronicles by Haruki Murakami. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss. Assassins Aprentice by Robin Hobb. The Princess Bride by William Goldman. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. The Perks of being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien. Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling. A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin. Pellinor Series by Alison Croggon. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Enders Game by Scott Orson Card. Beauty by Robin Mckinley. The Stranger by Albert Camus. Please Look After Mother by Kyung-Sook Shin. Solanin by Inio Asano. The list is endless.

Favorite Movies

I generally enjoy most movies but the following are special. Spirited Away, Tampopo, Battle Royale, Oldboy, City of God, Amelie,Pan's Labyrinth, Beauty and the Beast, In Bruges, An Education, Lost in Translation, Walk The Line, Star Wars and Gladiator.

Favorite Television

Firefly, Spaced, Doctor Who, Come Dine With Me, Sherlock, Castle and The Big Bang Theory. Animes like Naruto, Death Note, Toradora, Hatenkou Yuugi and Durarara. J-Dramas like Hana Yori Dango, Hana Kimi and Rich Man Poor Woman. K-Dramas like City Hunter, My Girl, Delightful girl Choon-Hyung, The Moon that embraces the Sun, The 1st Shop of Coffee Prince, Your Beautiful and Shining Inheritance.

Favorite Crafts

I love all types of crafts, particularly geekcraft and I am learning amigurumi. I love to recycle, for example: world maps into envelopes, wrapping presents in book pages, etc. I also collect ephemera, kawaii stationary, vintage stickers, stamps and particularly love washi tape (hence the username!)


♥ Anything that is unique from your country (I also like things to be in your own language)

♥ Letters and Mail Art

♥ Photographs You've Taken

♥ Vintage Postcards or Stickers

♥ Gotochi card

♥ Journals or Sketchbooks (Filled or Blank)

♥ Korean Stationary (Pens, Notebooks or Memo Pads)

♥ Anything related to East Asia

♥ Wooden, Ceramic or Crystal Stamps

♥ Wax Seal Kit

♥ Antique Brass Jewelry

♥ Steampunk

♥ Books or Manga (Particularly looking for Japanese Children Books)

♥ Tea (Especially Asian Iced Tea or Milk Tea)

♥ Hagelslag, Vlokken, and Vruchtenhagel

♥ Handmade Items

♥ Geekcraft

♥ Moomins

♥ Forest Animals

♥ Cat Treats

♥ Home decor (Shabby Chic, Picture Frames and Jars, etc)

♥ Scented Candles

♥ Ephemera

♥ Tote bag

♥ Beanie Hats, Scarfs and Gloves

♥ Cute Socks

♥ Pretty Hair Accessories

♥ Non tacky jewellery

♥ Funky Apron

♥ Baking Supplies

♥ Food and Recipes

♥ Chocolate with Unusual Flavours


♥ Retro video games and DVDs

♥ Natural Make Up and Skin Care

And of course

♥ Washi, Fabric or Deco Tape


→ Tacky things

→ Liquorice

A Message To Fellow Swappers

I'm also open to private swaps, just let me know if you're interested! If my swap does not arrive, please message me and give me a chance to send a replacement before rating.

Thank you and happy swapping!


JenniferWatsonMcDonald rated for Follow me #16 on Oct 8, 2013
Comment: Thank you for stopping by my blog !! :)
Azhuresjewels rated for Follow me #16 on Oct 5, 2013
OGIMAQTpie rated for Surprise packet #4 on Oct 1, 2013
Comment: Yay! Thank you so much! I loved everything you sent me!
Response: Thank you! :)
Comment: Sorry for such a late rate...it's been hectic/stressful over here abd you package came at a time when ai NEEDED the chocolate (which was gone within 24hrs of arrival -no joke, lol). I look forward to using the spices (what a great idea to send them!) Thank you ever so much!
Response: Thank you for your rating! I'm glad the chocolate helped. :)
Shlamoof rated for Follow me #16 on Sep 23, 2013
Comment: Thanks for stopping by!
Magena22 rated for Follow me #16 on Sep 22, 2013
Comment: Thank you for commenting :)
Zefaniya rated for Follow me #16 on Sep 20, 2013
kraftykj rated for Follow me #16 on Sep 20, 2013
Comment: Thanks so much for co ing over and looking at my blog.
Comment: Thank you!! :) I loved everything you added in my package, especially the scarf. I appreciate everything. I am sorry it took me so long to rate. I would gladly swap with you again. I hope you like everything I sent to you. I would love to give you 1000 hearts and Thank You's! Have a great day!
seraphina rated for 1person1country: $5 Foodie package on Sep 14, 2013
Comment: Sorry I'm late because I was in business trip last week. I got the stuff, everything are prefect! Thank you:))
Response: Wow, it arrived fast! I hope you enjoy. :)
Comment: What a delicious package! Thank you for making it special for ,ymhubby, and thank you too for the green kitkat, it was great. It was cool to get some candy that we don't have here in Canada!
Response: Yay! I hope you and your husband enjoyed everything. I didn't realize Canadian post could be so slow. :)
Comment: thank you very much for the nice selection of yummy goodies.. it's amazing how you could easily get them in the UK including those Japanese goodies..loOking forward to trying them soon.
Response: I'm glad they arrived safely! If you ever want me to send more let me know. :)
Comment: Whoa!! How did you get the green tea kit kat??? Thats awsome!!! And thank you for all the other foodies :-D
Response: I'm addicted to Japanese kit kats so I order them regulary from Japan. I'm glad you like it!
zoev1975 rated for A Happy Parcel on Jul 16, 2013
Comment: Wow, thank you so much. I can't believe how generous you have been. The book is great, I love the handcream, the postcards are fab, and mint aero is my favourite! Definitely a happy parcel!
Response: Yay! I'm so glad you liked it. :)
gerppis rated for Surprise packet on Jul 10, 2013
Comment: Thank you for the packet! The decotape is cute, and I love the soft squirrel stickers! <3
Response: I'm glad you liked it, thank you! <3
Magena22 rated for Gain exposure to your blog 3! on Jul 8, 2013
Comment: Thank you for your comment!
LINHcreates rated for Gain exposure to your blog 3! on Jul 8, 2013
smadronia rated for Gain exposure to your blog 3! on Jul 8, 2013
Comment: Thanks for stopping by my blog, and for finding the link and heading over there before I got organized :)
sixsunshines rated for Gain exposure to your blog 3! on Jul 4, 2013
Comment: thanks for dropping by and the kind words! looking forward to our swap! ^__^
Pookledo rated for Surprise packet on Jul 2, 2013
Comment: I absolutely love it! I can't believe you found an etsy wishlist item for me. And the little mirrored book is so cute. The appliques parcels are just amazing too. Thankyou so much!
Response: Thanks for the lovely rating, I'm glad you like it! :)

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winternite24 on Oct 11, 2013:

Getting someones package ready!!! :)

stlouisphile on Jul 16, 2013:


Welcome to Doctor Who Fans Group. Please stop by and Introduce Yourself under the TARDIS check-in. Allons-y!

Pookledo on Jul 3, 2013:

I'm wearing the lightning bolt hairslide to work today :)

abbyaguas on Jun 2, 2013:

Hello Rosa :)

I am one of your partners in ☆ Follow Me On Blogger ☆. Wondering where's your follow button? I can't see it. Do let me know okay :) Thanks!

sugaraddict on May 31, 2013:

Hi Hi!! I'm hosting a Foodie Pen Pal Swap which I thought might interest you :) Do swing by and check it out yea.. We would love to have you swap with us! :) Thanks!!

thelittledreamcatcher on Dec 16, 2012:

I mainly just love Britain and would really love to be able to visit there someday! Right now, there's no specific thing I like but I'll tell you if I wanted something in the future hahaha Let's swap! :)) THANKSS! :)

thelittledreamcatcher on Dec 14, 2012:

I can't believe how fast my mail got to you! Less than 2 weeks time! I guess that's what registered mail does hahaha Just a bummer that it doesn't use stamps. I'll try sending an ordinary mail next time though it'll arrive about 2-3 weeks :)

thelittledreamcatcher on Dec 4, 2012:

I also can't believe it took that long to arrive!

What sticker?

Anyway, I got all excited and wrote you a reply and mailed it today! Expect it arrive next year January hopefully!

Really glad to be penpalling with you! Hope you'll like my mail :)

Jungpo on Sep 17, 2012:

yay! Another korean lover! :D Yes, I love k-dramas but at the moment I'm not watching anything as my internet connection is too slow for that :( How about you? Which are your favorite dramas? I love the most history themed dramas and so my favorites are "Dr.Jin" and "The Moon That Embraces The Sun".
It's so amazing that you're studying Japanese in uni. Yes, I'm self-studying Korean ^0^ My dream is to attend in uni soon and major in East Asian studies so that I would learn more about Korean or Chinese history , culture and language 0
Btw, I saw your comment on my blog about the country post cards, but would you also like to become my penpal & exchange letters with me? I think we would have a lot to talk about & it would be great to know you more :) But it's ok if you're not looking for a penpal this time.

Jungpo on Sep 16, 2012:

Thank you for the friend request ^_^!! What comes to your profile you seem to be very nice and seem a bit similar to me(same things in common), I would like to get to know you more!!:D Are you good at Japanese(I think you're learning it since you're studying BA Japanese & Journalism)?

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