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Chocopan

Chocopan
Date Joined: December 17, 2018
Last Online: October 22, 2021
Birthday: September 14
Country: Finland
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About Me

Hi! I'm a 26 yo office worker from Finland, currently studying my second degree in university and working full time! In my free time I like to write letters, do papercrafts, decorate my planner, read and watch Netflix. I love Japanese idols, k-pop and c-pop (though I still know very little about Chinese music outside of the few shows I've seen!). I mostly read mystery novels, I like old-fashioned and classic mysteries and historical novels when they aren't too serious - I don't need realism, a more romantic angle works well for me.

My favorite jpop groups are Hinatazaka46, BEYOOOOONDS, Johnny's groups and Sakurazaka46. Kpop favorites, even though I'm not as big of a fan as I used to be, are fromis_9, BTS, Weki Meki, and IN2IT. From cpop I only know/like INTO1, Nine Percent and Rocket Girls.

My literature favorites are Swedish mystery novels - The Millenium Thrilogy is my all time favorite book (series), Terry Pratchett's Discworld series, and a random collection of other books, such as Q & A by Vikas Swarup, Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath and Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides. I'm somewhat active on Goodreads, my username there is siinasbooks. Feel free to add me as a friend!

I looooove sweets and junk food (trying to balance it out by doing sports and eating healthy most of the time...) I also love baking!

Favorite Crafts

At the moment I mostly decorate my planner - I used it for both keeping up with daily tasks and some slight memory planning.

I crochet and knit, I'm currently crocheting a quilt. It's the second one I've made, I love crocheting granny squares :)

Mail art and paper crafts of all kind: flipbooks, pocket letters, hoop mail...

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Things I like

Things I like to receive, swap or buy for myself:

  • stickers and washi - I use these both in my planner and in mail art
  • any planner accessories - as I said, I decorate my planner, so planner related stuff is most welcome!
  • die cuts
  • scrapbooking paper - scraps as well as bigger pieces
  • enamel dots, brads, dimensional stickers like diamonds etc
  • note pad sheets and small cards for writing notes to go with my swaps
  • Japanese stationery, stickers, washi... I love everything cute, stuff from Daiso, Seria and Can Do, as well as Mind Wave, MT, Mastรฉ, Bande... Pretty much everything haha
  • Characters I like: Snoopy and Peanuts, Sumikko Gurashi, Rilakkuma, Moomin, Ghibli films' characters (especially Jiji, Cat Bus and Totoro), pretty much all cute Japanese characters except for Hello Kitty
  • sequin mixes or sequins in general - I love adding shaker pockets or cards to my crafts but for some reason making sequin mixes is super hard for me D: so if you have a spare one or like making them I'd be super duper grateful!
  • postcards; I love art postcards most, like postcards with pictures of artwork, but also like other illustrated cards and in general just stuff that is pretty; I prefer getting my postcards naked with a pretty stamp, unless the swap calls for something else, of course. I don't collect stamps or anything but I enjoy looking at them and seeing what kind of stamps other countries have :D

Themes and styles I like:

  • Japanese style stuff, both cutesy and the more traditional stuff
  • Maggie Holmes
  • Halloween, Christmas and Valentine's day
  • seasonal things
  • favorite colors are baby pink, yellow and pastel colors in general, though I do like bright colours too
  • retro/vintage style Disney characters, especially aliens from toy story)
  • animals and nature
  • houses, cities, trains, bicycles...
  • humans, especially in stickers (love the styles of La Dolce Vita, Pion, Meowmeowstar etc)
  • all big planner brands (MAMBI, Heidi Swapp, Prima, Recollections...)

Things I don't like

Stuff I don't like:

  • Vintage style
  • supplies targeted at children (like stickers with characters from kids' cartoons etc, unless mentioned on my things I like list)
  • icons, as in Planner stickers that are just very simplistic pictures of garbage cans, utensils, cars etc.
  • sticky notes/post-its
  • getting money in swaps; if any way possible please don't send me any currency! I simply don't know what to do with that stuff (besides the obvious of course)

Drinks and food

I love hot chocolate! I don't drink coffee and I've only recently started to drink tea. I don't really care for white tea, but I love fruity teas, mint tea and green tea, especially Japanese green tea. Other Japanese teas are also great, as I first started to drink tea in Japan :)

I don't have any allergies but don't care for stuff that tastes like alcohol (like chocolates with alcohol filling) or plain dark chocolate - it's fine if it's mixed with some other flavors like mint or nuts though!

I love, love, love chocolate! All kinds of chocolate, it can be plain or filled with something or mixed with fruit or nuts... I also like sweets, soft ones more than hard ones, but almost anything goes, really :) Salty/savory snacks are cool too, but if I had to choose I'd definitely pick sweet!

ABCs

  • A - animals, anthropology, autumn
  • B - bees, books, bears, brushpens, bouldering, baking, buildings
  • C - colours, Christmas, chipboard stickers, cooking, chocolate, candy, Crate Paper, cats
  • D - dogs, doodling
  • E - elephants, embellishments, Etsy stickers
  • F - felt-decorated paperclips, flipbooks, florals, Fuji-san
  • G - girly things, girls
  • H - Halloween, Happy Planner/MAMBI, houses
  • I - illustrations, idols
  • J - Japan, jellyfish, journaling, junk food
  • K - karaoke, koalas, key rings, kawaii
  • L - language learning, lemons, letters, letter paper & letter sets, lace
  • M - mailart, macarons, Maggie Holmes, milk chocolate
  • N - 90's, Nuuna notebooks, Netflix
  • O - Osaka
  • P - paper, paper pads, Paris, pastel colours, planners/planner goodies, postcards, pink, pop music, peaches, pocket letters
  • R - Recollections, rainbows, retro, reading, RuPaul's Drag Race, Rilakkuma, ribbons, rain
  • S - stickers, scrapbooking paper, sun, seasons, 70's, socks, sunflowers, Sumikko Gurashi, sequins, snacks
  • T - Tokyo, trains, tea, Tombow pens, traveling, tulips
  • U - umbrellas
  • V - vegetables, Valentine's day
  • W- washi (samples/rolls, washi strips, washi stickers), white chocolate
  • Y- yellow, yarn

Ratings

skeffiboo rated for 13 Days of Halloween - Day 13 on Oct 21, 2021
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Comment: A really lovely selection of goodies. I particularly like the round stickers, they're really pretty and I will use them to decorate my journal. Thank you very much! =D
Tessssssa rated for ESO: Mini embelishment box on Oct 16, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely box!
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Comment: Hi Slina, I received your swap this weekend, Oct. 9. Thank You so much for the WONDERFUL Halloween goodies . It is so exciting to get items from outside the USA, as they are items that are UNIQUE. I look forward to using your supplies as we draw closer to Halloween. Have a NICE Halloween in your home country. Is this a holiday your country now celebrates? Have a wonderful week! Barbara B., sleepingrover2010
Risna rated for SIE: ADVENT CALENDAR #2 on Oct 10, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much for sending such lovely wrapped gifts for December 5 to 8. I can't wait to open them! Sending love.
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Comment: Thanks for a cute swapโ™ฅ
JossieAyame rated for Stickers from a small business on Oct 7, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the super cute planner stickers!
Widellia rated for SIE: ADVENT CALENDAR #1 on Oct 4, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for your lovely wrapping gifts ๐ŸŽ Iโ€™m looking forward to opening them ๐Ÿ˜ hope you will have a great start of December and Christmas ๐ŸŽ„
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Comment: Thank you for all the goodies. I especially like the houses washi tape.
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Comment: Thank you for my amazing package. I had one duplicate from last time and my friend (who was here for a cuppa when I opened it) was surprised to see me so excited over the treasure. Finland has moved up my holiday wishlist, for the chocolate bars alone!
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Comment: I received your cute package today, thank you sooo much <3
bethe rated for 13 Days of Halloween - Day 2 on Sep 23, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely assortment of goodies! Already planning to put these to good use.
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Comment: Hello Siina! Many thanks for the REALLY cute assortment of memo sheets you sent to fulfill this swap. They are ADORABLE. I did recognize the Little Twin Stars but not the rest of the characters. The little dog you placed on the envelope was SO cute!
sunflowerpoems rated for Layered Pocket Mail on Sep 13, 2021
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Comment: Thank you, Siina! Your pocket was so pretty and I loved all the goodies you tucked inside. Thank you for brightening my day!
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Comment: Thank you so much for the bookshop postcards!! What a great set :) All the best!!
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Comment: Oh my goodness! What an incredible package, Finland has some amazing snacks, thank you!
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Comment: Thank you so much for your beautiful postcard from Suomenlinna (and for all your great decoration and hand-lettering <3). The island looks like a great place for a picnic or a day trip :-) Thank you so much for sharing. Wishing you all the best!
Risna rated for โญ FULL ENVELOPE #39 โญ on Aug 27, 2021
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Comment: This is hands down the best full envelope I could have imagined! Not only did I get a face sheet mask and Lakritsi from Finland, one of them a special Moomin edition, but I also got Jonathan Van Ness' bestselling book OVER THE TOP! And this is exactly what you did, Siina, you went over the top... in the best possible way! This swap didn't just make my day... it made my summer. Can't wait to start reading! Sending love to Finland. You are the BEST!!!!
nenacolours rated for Show Some Love on Instagram! #3 on Aug 18, 2021
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Comment: Thank you a lot for the many likes and for your comments! ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿคฉ
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Comment: Thank you Siina for the cute card and message <3 have a lovely day!
Phenyx rated for Show Some Love on Instagram! #3 on Aug 17, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for all the love and the lovely comments on my feed.

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Comments

Mekenzie on Dec 27, 2020:

Hi Siina, thank you very much for the angel swap. Send stuff from the list # 4 Thank you for the beautiful things and I wish you good health and happiness. I only wish you responsible swappers in future swaps.โ™ฅ

Faustasis on Oct 20, 2020:

Thank you so so so much for you Halloween swap! Van Houten cacao is my fav'! Your card is so cute! And it's very toughtful of you to have taken my allergies into account <3

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