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Risna

Risna
Date Joined: January 29, 2020
Last Online: October 21, 2021
Birthday: September 6
Country: Germany
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About Me

Hello world! Can't wait to get in touch with you!

Just some facts about me: I'm German and I live in the city of Muenster/Westphalia. I'm a Film Festival Director and work in other film and culture related fields too. In my free time I love to hang out with friends, travel the world, read, watch TV or movies and I love going to a Pub Quiz aka Trivia Night once a week. I even host one once a month.

Things that I'm into:

sports (in general). lighthouses. bridges. dogs. orcas. armadillos. squirrels. photography (especially b/w or sepia). old Hollywood movies (my favorite actor is James Stewart). celebrities in general. food and drinks. water (islands, oceans, beaches). books. writing. tasteful nude pictures of female bodies (especially b/w or sepia). everything hygge. petrol blue (as a color).

Things I don't like: clowns.

And most important: I will ALWAYS send. I have never and will never flake. If any item/package hasn't arrived please let me know and give me the chance to resend before rating. And please be patient... due to the Covid craziness it might take a tiny bit longer for stuff to arrive.

And I don't do much crafting except making envelopes from old coffee table books and magazines.

Languages: German and English. En ik kan een beetje Nederlands verstaan.

Favorite Music

Classic Rock, Grunge, Alternative, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal... and Country.

Favorite Books

So many books I could mention. Here's a list of authors I like: Stephen King, Justin Cronin, Matt Ruff, Toni Morrison, Joel Dicker, André Aciman, Armistead Maupin, J.R.R. Tolkien, G.R.R. Martin, Susanna Clarke, John Irving and so many more...

Favorite Movies

I've watched a fair amount of movies, professionally and in my free time. I love Old Hollywood movies like The Philadelphia Story - Now, Voyager - It Happend One Night - His Girl Friday - All That Heaven Allows, An Affair To Remember... But I'm also into movies like the Lord Of The Rings trilogy - American History X - Batman Begins - Star Wars - Call Me By Your Name - Winter's Bone - Drive - Dogville - Parasite - The Florida Project and many, many more. And here are some documentaries I really like... It Might Get Loud - The Dixie Chicks: Shut Up & Sing - The Booksellers - Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am - Scatter My Ashes At Bergdorf's - I Am Not Your Negro - Senna - The Biggest Little Farm...

Favorite Television

True Blood, Friends, This Is Us, The Handmaid's Tale, Dexter, Lost, The Big Bang Theory, Grey's Anatomy, The Affair, Californication, Game Of Thrones, Nashville, 2 Broke Girls, The L Word, Sherlock, Sons Of Anarchy, UnREAL and many more.

Favorite Food

I'm not into chocolate... what's wrong with me? But I do love marshmallows - the best ones I've tasted so far are Barú from Belgium (milk chocolate covered), The Mallows from Denmark (love their Summer Berry and Lemon flavors) and Smashmallow from the US (love their Cinnamon Churro). I'd be super happy if you'd send me Swedish Fish (the red ones) from the US. And I love real liquorice from Sweden, Denmark, The Netherlands. Salty or sweet. Hard or soft. I like them all.

Besides that I love veggies! And ice cream. And nuts.

I'm a big foodie, love to try new things.

I don't drink much tea but a friend of mine is desperately looking for "Stash Orange Spice Black Tea". It's her favorite and we can't get it in Germany. So if you happen to find that tea at your local supermarket you would make me - and her - super happy by sending it.

And I love Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing or their Ranch Dips mix. And Chunky Blue Cheese Dressing. Both are hard if not impossible to get in Germany.

A to Z

A - Architecture, Abandoned Buildings, Adventures, Armadillos, Autumn, Advent Calendars

B - Books, Barú (Marshmallows), Bayer 04 Leverkusen, Blankets, Bridges, Band Aids (the fun ones with themes on them, we don't have those over here)

C - Country Music, Curaçao, Celebrities, Cherry Coke Zero, Christmas, Coconut, Cinnamon

D - Dogs, Design, Draco Malfoy

E - Equality, Envelopes

F - Friends (as in good personal friends), Friends (TV Series), Fridays, Face Masks

G - Gin, Grunge (Music & Style), (The) Grinch

H - Hygge, Hollywood

I - Ice Cream, Islands

J - Justin Cronin (author)

K - Ketchup, Kindness, Kisses, KUWTK (the Kardashians are my guilty pleasure, my favorite is Khloé)

L - Love, Lighthouses, Long Island Ice Tea, Lombok, LGBTQ+

M - Movies, Music, Magazines, Mauritius (île Maurice), Moomins

N - Novels, Notebooks, Noodles, Nerds, Notepaper, Nudity (tasteful), Norderney (German Island)

O- Oceans, Orcas

P - Puzzles, Pubs, Parcels, Peace, Photography, Postcards, Pokémon GO (my trainer code is 1872 8343 0230, so feel free to add me)

Q - Quiz Nights (Trivia Nights)

R - Reading, Rock Music, Rugby

S - Squirrels, Shakespeare, Starbucks, Stitch (as in Lilo & Stitch), Soccer (or Football as we call it), Socks (35-38), Sharpie S Gel 0.7 black (my favorite pen)

T - Teal (as a color), Travelling

U - USA (not Trump and his judgements though)

V - Variety, Vegetables, Volunteering, Vanilla

W - Whales, Whisky

X - Xtras ;-)

Y - Yam Fries, Yankees (as in New York Yankees)

Z - Zlatan Ibrahimovic

About scents...

I happen to have an overly sensitive nose and a lot of scents give me a headache, no clue why!

So I prefer not to receive anything with a strong "perfumed" smell.

Things I Collect

I collect Starbucks mugs - the series with cities, states and countries on them.

This is the series I collect: https://one-million-places.com/en/general/starbucks-cup-collection-global-icon-series

But others are welcome too.

Preferences

I prefer quality over quantity.

For bigger swaps like gift swaps: My amazon wishlist includes stuff I use a lot and books I would love to read but don't own yet. It does not have to be this specific edition of the mentioned book. It can always be either the hardcover or the paperback. English or German editions will both work. Plus I don't mind if you have a pre-read version of the book you might want to send.

You would make me super happy if one of those items arrived at my door!

Ratings

Pupullona rated for SIE: ADVENT CALENDAR #4 on Oct 20, 2021
5
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Comment: Thank you! I can't wait to open them :)
Response: Hope you'll enjoy what's inside! Thanks for the rating and the heart!
annanymark rated for PIE: Monthly swap - October on Oct 20, 2021
5
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard! I already got it 😀
Response: Wow... that card travelled with warp speed. I'm amazed. Thanks for the heart rating!
themidnightone rated for Surprise Postcard Swap #12 on Oct 19, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thank you so much! I really love them all.
Response: So glad you do and thank you very much for your lovely rating!
5
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Comment: Thank you for the extra cards!
Response: Thank you for the heart rating!
Inesrv rated for ESO: Profile Surprise Swap on Oct 19, 2021
5
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Comment: Dear Risna, OMG you make me speechless! How is it possible to receive such a huge box from you again? You don't need to spoil me like this!! It is too much! Thank you so so much, obviously I loved every single piece! And the caramel toffee... Can't wait to try it! I just finished your previous hot chocolate from friends so now I have a re-stock eheh And yes, I already received your letter so I will reply soon!! Lots and lots of love for you!
Response: I'm so glad it travelled fast and that it made you happy! Because that makes me happy! ❤️❤️❤️ Thanks for the rating, the heart and your message!
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Comment: Risna - You created such a lovely surprise for me. How will I be able to wait? Your decorated envie is wonderful! You are very talented. Thank you for the four Advent packages. Merci, D.
Response: TBH... it was the first time ever I did a swap that required a mail art envelope. I was a bit worried my approach might not be considered mail art at all. It makes me very happy that you liked it. (Actually I liked it too.) Thanks for the rating, the heart and your kind words!
5
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Comment: Thank you for the nice postcards:)
Response: You're most welcome. Thank you for the heart rating!
5
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Comment: WOW!!! Vielen Dank für die vielen tollen Postkarten - da freue ich mich sehr!
Response: Oh wie schön, dass ich dir eine Freude bereiten konnte! Ganz liebe Grüße.
5
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Comment: Oh whoa, vielen lieben Dank für das Päckchen! alles total schön verpackt 🥰, ich kann den ersten Dezember jetzt kaum erwarten!
Response: Ich freu mich auch schon riesig darauf, das erste Türchen zu öffnen! Besten Dank für die Bewertung und das Herzchen!
eevalah rated for Screen Time PC Int'l #3 on Oct 12, 2021
5
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Comment: Dear Risna! Thank you for your card and for the show recommendation! It was also nice to learn a little about your life as well. Thank you for a lovely swap!
Response: Thank you so much for your kind words and the heart rating!
thecolorofinfinity rated for Vintage tourist card #11 on Oct 11, 2021
5
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Comment: Thanks for the very neat card!
Response: Thank you for the rating!
5
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Comment: These were great, thank you!
Response: I'm so glad you liked them. Thanks for the heart rating!
laterdayze rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #100 on Oct 8, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the postcard! :)
Response: Thanks for the rating!
debbiespoms rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #100 on Oct 8, 2021
5
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Comment: Thank you very much, for the so Cute Pomeranian doggy PC! Glad you had a good time at the September Film Festival.
Response: Thanks for the rating and the extra heart!
RealRhinoMan rated for ⭐ FULL ENVELOPE #40 ⭐ on Oct 8, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thank you so much for my wonderful envelope, full to bursting with goodies. I'm looking forward to exploring the contents over a delicious cuppa, both of which look delicious.
Response: Thanks for the rating! And the extra heart! I hope you will enjoy everything.
KIllerMal rated for SIE: ADVENT CALENDAR #3 on Oct 7, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the lovely, I'm excited and curious to open the packages :D what a coincidence to be associated twice hahah
Response: I know! I almost burst out laughing when I found out. I had just sent the previous swap the other day. lol
KIllerMal rated for SIE: ADVENT CALENDAR #2 on Oct 7, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Ciao :D I received both your packages on the same day, what a coincidence, the post office is strange sometimes. I loved the care in packing and can't wait to open them. I feel like a child. I'm glad you were my partner :)
Response: I hope you'll have fun opening them... it's really hard to wait, isn't it? ;-) Thank you for the rating and the heart!
Catt007 rated for SIE: World Postcard Day 2021 on Oct 7, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Hi Risna, Thanks for the lovely card. catch you soon 😺
Response: ❤️❤️❤️ Thanks for your rating!
marclively rated for 4 PC's of People #3 on Oct 7, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thanks, Marc
Response: You're welcome. Thanks for the heart rating!
marclively rated for 3 Weird Cards in an Envelope # 5 on Oct 7, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thanks, Marc
Response: You're welcome. Thanks for the heart rating!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 394 18 18
Completed Fives Threes Ones
329 434 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
3 250 76 0
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Comments

Inesrv on Sep 6, 2021:

Happy Birthday dear Risna, hope you have an amazing day full of joy and love! Have fun! <3

OrigamiGrace on Mar 5, 2021:

friday

From CPG!

kizzlets on Feb 26, 2021:

Thank you so much for all the amazing happy mail packages you have sent me! I'm also saving these amazing stamps you have put on your envelopes and packages!

LiliLuv on Jan 30, 2021:

Happy 1 Year on Swap-Bot (yesterday)!!! Hope you continue to have lots of fun here. 🙂❤️

shirleyinCA on Jan 10, 2021:

Just wanted to say a special thank you for the CPG Christmas Countdown you sent me.. A classy card and delightful items, especially the Disney stamp you found and sent me - I treasure that! Many thanks for your thoughtfulness.

Inesrv on Dec 31, 2020:

Happy new year

captkristi on Dec 24, 2020:

Looking through for some inspo as I send you a package. Not many people I know have seen Winter's Bone!!! Isn't that such a good movie?!? Just so shocking and good. I will be sending out your Send 4 this weekend. Hope you are well! Kristi

Murras01 on Nov 10, 2020:

Hello Risna!
Thanks a lot for the postcard & your thoughtfulness. I couldn't agree more about 2020 being crazy & can't wait for things to return to a 'new' normal. Thanks again & best wishes.

pkpeace on Oct 28, 2020:

Thank you for your kind note and the lovely stickers included with your swap! I really appreciate the time you took to do that! Hugs, Patty

Rainydancer on Oct 4, 2020:

Welcome to sunshine swaps!

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