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sera

sera
Date Joined: May 15, 2013
Last Online: February 6, 2023
Birthday: January 13, 1994
Country: United States
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About Me

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My name is Sera. I am in my late 20's. I work in retail management. I have off and on been writing letters and postcards since I was in my teens. Because I work full time (often with overtime) I don’t have much free time, but I enjoy snail-mail, swaps, and pen-palling in what free time I do get. I was born and raised in Hawaii.

I generally take a break from swap-bot around the holidays to focus on the busy season at work and avoid long lines at the post office. I may not be very responsive during the holidays.

I have a Pembroke Welsh Corgi named Drake.

I collect state shaped magnets and state themed shot glasses.

I loove Trader Joe’s and we aren’t able to buy anything from them in Hawaii, please let me know if you would be interested in a private swap for Trader Joe’s products! I’m willing to swap anything!!

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Likes

  • I collect Corgi themes items, washi, memos, any thing I can find. I like other dog themed items too, even if they aren't corgis.
  • Kawaii/cute anything
  • Stationary
  • Washi tape
  • Stickers
  • Enamel Pins
  • Blind boxes
  • I’m a huge Pokémon fan. I would be happy to receive any Pokémon theme.
  • Disney merch. Post Cards, Letter Sets, Pins. My favorite characters are Lilo and Stitch, Pooh and Chip and Dale.
  • Tea. I often have migraine-related nausea so I drink a lot of ginger and mint teas so I am always happy to receive those flavors. I also like black, oolong, peach.
  • Celestial themes
  • My favorite holiday is Halloween.
  • Vintage postage stamps
  • Anime/Manga I have loved anime and manga since I was a child, and I would say it has greatly impacted my adult life.

Dislikes

  • Religious items, I do not practice any religion.
  • I am a vegetarian. I have been for around 15 years and eating red meat unintentionally can make me sick.
  • Superhero themes items
  • Diddl
  • Deco tape, specifically the metalic kinds.
  • I'm allergic to Pineapples
  • Strong Scents! I have chronic migraines and I do not like perfume. Please don't send me samples or spray paper with scents.
  • I do not like the flavor of passion/hibiscus flavored teas. Pretty much any tea that looks red/dark pink when it is brewed.

Kawaii Swaps

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Alt Text I'm not real picky with Kawaii themes. I'm happy with most characters and themes!!

Alt Text I like almost all the Sanrio characters. I love Hangyodon, Sugarbunnies, Kuromi, My Melody, Cinnamaroll, Pochacco, Keropi, and Peckkle.

Alt Text My favorite San-X character is the Kiirotori duck from Rilakkuma.

Alt Text I love dog, frogs, ducks, birds, teeth, and ghosts themes!

Alt Text Halloween/Spooky

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Alt Text Lemons/Oranges

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Alt Text Odd Kawaii themes

Alt text Love all Studio Ghibbli, Kiki's Delivery Service is my favorite.

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Postcards

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I would prefer postcards to be sent naked (no envelope) unless the swap calls for it to be sent in an envelope.

Favorite post card themes:

  • Night cityscapes
  • City Facts
  • Animals
  • Moomin
  • Disney
  • Illustrations/art
  • Flowers
  • Vintage Cards
  • Anime
  • Harbors

Post Card dislikes:

  • I don't like post cards that have pictures of children or babies on them (I just find these weird)

Crafts and Hobbies

alt text I really love houseplants, not so much outdoor gardening. I live in hot and sunny zone 11 where many plants I attempt wilt after one day of not watering. I am very passionate about Hoya plants. I have almost 30 different Hoya cultivars and I'm always looking for more. alt text

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alt textI like to cook but I hate doing dishes. Dishwashers are not very common in Hawaii.

Alt TextI like to sew, I love shopping for fabric. We don't have major craft stores in Hawaii so I go on a crazy shopping spree every time I get to go to Joanns in the Mainland US. I make a lot of clothing, small gift items, and pouches. I like to make cosplay costumes. I have never had the time to do quilting, but I would love to if I had more time.

alt text I have an embroidery machine that I bought with money I made selling masks during 2020. I always wanted one, but I could never justify spending the money, so I made it my pandemic goal to buy one. I have been making a lot of anime inspired embroidery designs in the process of learning the embroidery software.

Alt Text I like to go on hikes with my dog or my friends on weekends. I like to go jogging and go to the gym.

Ratings

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Comment: Thank you so much for forwarding the PC! I will get it sent out with the next swap. It's always so much fun to get your card back and see where all it traveled to. Have a wonderful Valentine's Day! Hugs, Diane
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Comment: ooo! A new Hawaii map for my collection! Thanks!
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Comment: Thank you so much!!
carrotkate rated for Puppy Dog PC Swap #30 US Only on Dec 10, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for the shiba card!
UpiikNur rated for Ugly PC Swap #60 on Dec 10, 2022
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Comment: Dear Sera.. Finally the lovely card arrived.. It's so old school but still pretty to see in my POV.. 🥰. Thank you ❤
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Comment: Thanks so much for the great glittery card! It is a great way to start the holiday season :) Hope you have a great holiday!!!
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Comment: Thanks for the neat cards! I do often find vintage cards in thrift stores so I have a decent supply. Sometimes they're already written on so not suitable for sending, but even more interesting!
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Comment: Thankyou for the awesome card! I too own wayyyy more dog costumes than human!
teejlc rated for THANKSGIVING - GREETING CARD SWAP on Nov 21, 2022
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely note and the absolutely adorable stickers! I hope you have a lovely Thanksgiving Day with your friends. The families we choose are often just as important as the families we are born to!
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Comment: Gorgeous card! Love the mini blank card inside the package as well!! <3
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Comment: I had to laugh cuz you put my name on the envie but addressed me as Christine ( not my name) in the card. I’m wondering if I’ve ever done that with how many cards I send🤣😂😆
Response: Oh no that means I definitely swapped the two partners cards when sending 😅 sorry about that I have no idea how I did it. Hope you have a great holiday season!
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Comment: TYVM Sera for the beautiful gilitter card and the blank Christmas card. I love them!
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Comment: Never been to Disney! I've been to HI though - beautiful! ^^ Apologies on the late rating.
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Comment: I loved everything it was so cute! I cant wait to use the letter sets!!! thank you so much and If you looking for pen pals i would love to have a pen pal from HI!
VAgardengirlgirl rated for Halloween Postcard Swap on Nov 2, 2022
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Comment: Sera, this is a very cute postcard. Thank you! I’ve had it sitting on my kitchen window where I see it a lot. I apologize for rating so late.
debbiespoms rated for Puppy Dog PC Swap #30 US Only on Oct 29, 2022
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Comment: TYVM Sera, for the PC a cat ( cute! ) and telling me your family getting a Goldendoodle doggie. He/she sounds so cute!
Chickaree rated for Halloween Mystery Box on Oct 24, 2022
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Comment: Oh my goodness I love everything! From the Washi decorated package to the fabric to the puffy stickers. Thank you for everything you chose for me :-)
snailmailrocks rated for Vintage Tourist Card #28 on Oct 18, 2022
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Comment: Hi Sera, thank you so much for the lovely postcard :-) Have fun in Chicago!
teejlc rated for Halloween Postcard Swap on Oct 13, 2022
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Comment: Thank you so much for joining my swap and for sending the cute postcard! I was extra surprised because I found two swaps from Hawaii in my mailbox that day. I hope you have fun at your Halloween Party!
Lablauri57 rated for Postcard Penpal on Oct 12, 2022
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Comment: Never wondered around Chicago but we are Cub fans!

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Comments

simcoe54 on Jan 13, 2023:

Hope you have a Happy Birthday!

grammypammy on Sep 23, 2021:

Postcard Pen Pal

I received your postcard and will write back soon!

Hugs, Pam

XFoxgloveX on Dec 11, 2016:

Omgsh! I decided to let Poppy open a gift early and she went straight for yours. I took a video for instagram of her ripping the paper off of it. She LOVES it. :) Tell Drake thank you! I also LOVE my little extra gift. Thank you so so so much!

XFoxgloveX on Nov 20, 2016:

a fellow corgi owner/lover!!! How exciting :) I love my adorable little terror! I would have an entire herd of them if I could

tiggerkitn25 on Sep 17, 2013:

choke on Jul 28, 2013:

Here is an angel request thread for those flaked on by jinxydc Please let us know if you need or are looking for an angel. Hope all is well!

DBlalock on Jul 1, 2013:

Hi, I'd like to invite you to join my new 25 questions penpal group swap. Hope to see you there!

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