Extra update: My departure to the US is delayed until further notice. I'm joining a few swaps to pass the time. If I owe you a resend and haven't notified you about sending the resend, please let me know. I'm a little scatterbrained these days :"
Update: I have been nominated for a scholarship in the US (only for the fall quarter) and I will be moving by the end of August. Cutting back on swaps for now as I prepare for the move.
If you have any recommendations for places to visit or things to try in North California, feel free to let me know!
Hello! I'm a twenty one year old girl, living in Jakarta, Indonesia. I'm currently studying Biology in university and hope to be able to work as a scientist in the future. My focus is Botany. I will be looking at the genetics of mutant flowers for my undergraduate research. I'm really excited to start!
Hobbies and interests:
I will always try to send out swaps on time. If I have to post a swap late (usually because of schoolwork and other school-related events), I will send you a message. If my swap doesn't reach you within a month or two, please leave me a message. I am happy to resend. Mail from my country can sometimes take a (very) long time to arrive.
I became interested in the world of snail mail only recently, and so far I have enjoyed the process of sending and receiving mail. My mother gave me her stamp and postcard collection to continue the hobby. I enjoy looking through her collection every now and then. Snail mail makes me feel like I'm living in a different era. A small escape from the mundane everyday life, I suppose.
I have been on swapbot for almost two years now, and I am always so very grateful for all the lovely swaps I've received. I really do believe in the kindness of strangers, and I always try to return that kindness into the world as my way of saying thanks
I like happy things. Anything to make me laugh or smile :D
Nothing much, really...
I'll like anything you send me, so don't worry too much about it :)
Here are a few things that I do try to avoid, tho:
I enjoy reading long letters (and I mean LONG letters). They can be about anything: rambling, venting, daydreaming. I'm okay with simple letters that have no decorations. I don't mind if you don't send me any goodies at all. I write letters to make new friends and exchange stories :D
I like any kind of store bought, handmade, or even free / ad postcards, as long as they are interesting :D I don't mind if you send me a postcard naked or in an envelope, but please write me a note on the back of the postcard :)
Ideas on what to write on the back of your postcards: - your favorite plants / animals - a favorite quote from a book that you're currently reading (don't forget to write down the title and the author so I can check it out!) - something about you or your hometown / and country - something about you culture, history, myths, legends - something that I might not know about you, your culture, or the world in general - a fun fact - a funny story - the reason why you chose to send that specific postcard for me :D
Favorite kinds of postcards: - flora / fauna themed - about nature in general - about your hometown / country - about your culture - any kind of art postcard
My favorite book genres: classics, general fiction, fantasy.
I like reading classics because it's the most accessible for me. I can easily find old classics in used bookstores or in libraries :D
Book genres that I don't really like to read: horrors or thrillers.
Content triggers that I try to avoid: isolated imprisonment, drowning. These are two of my major traumas.
George Elliot's The Mill on the Floss was a big trigger for me. I had to put down the book at one point because it hit too close to home. Although I love George Elliot's writing style, and I did manage to finish the book eventually, but it took a lot out of me :(
Currently reading: Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
Main topics that I collect: plants, flowers, birds, frogs / toads, dinosaurs, landscapes, buildings.
Other topics that I collect: insects, reptiles, fauna, nature, agriculture, historical events.
(Optional) If you know the story behind the stamps you're sending me, feel free to let me know! I love learning more about the stamps I'm collecting! (Write about one or two stamps is fine) :D
This is just a little idea from me in case you're stuck on what to write.
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