Swap-bot Time: November 18, 2017 9:39 am


Date Joined: June 14, 2017
Last Online: November 16, 2017
Birthday: November 12, 1981
Country: Taiwan

About Me

Note: Dear partner, please avoid express mail when sending packages to me, as I'm usually not home, and the delivery could be stalled by at least one week. Postal system is usually reliable in my city, and regular air mail will do.

I'm 36, single, a technical writer for a server computer manufacturer.

My favorite color is dark red, and I'm owned by a ginger tabby I found in a park a few years ago. I love reading about others' lives, so don't hesitate to share a thing or two about yourself. :)

Following are the topics of postcards I'd love:

Cats (love ginger and tabby), other feline beasts, maps, watercolor, oil painting, nature, books.

Homemade cards are fine! But I'd like them to be simple and clean, as I kind of have trypophobia. One to three items are pretty much enough. Just don't overdo it.

As for small gifts, I'm a stationary junkie, and any useful stuff would make me very happy! If you're an artist, I'm more than happy to get some small pieces of your work (sketch or watercolor).

I'm a yaoi and otaku girl. It seeems sub-cultures are not so popular among users here, so if you happen to share the enthusiasm, don't hesitate to contact me! :)

I started writing letters on regular basis at a very young age (about 11). Mostly I wrote to friends whom I met during international events or those who moved abroad, and the communication between us lasted until emails became popular (around Y2k). Then we never wrote any more, thinking emails are more efficient. Ironically, it didn't last for more than 6 months until we gradually stopped writing to each other. I do believe online communication could more or less replace phone calls, but it will never replace good old written letters.

Recently I started learning to use fountain pens with converters, mainly to pick up the techniques of ink-and-wash sketches (check my deviantart link if you're interested). And one day I suddenly missed how it feels to write letters to people. I used to do a lot of thinking, looking back to my days to search for interesting things to write about. Realizing I don't do that anymore because there's no one to write to, I suddenly felt very lonely.

So I joined Swap-bot and Post crossing (IDs are the same) with the hope to find casual swapping pals as well as those who are interested in establishing bounds with old-school means of communication.

Also, if you just want to write to someone about random stuff or specific topics, I'm more than happy to exchange snail mails. Just message me for address, and tell me what you want to write about.

Note to Swappers

Urgent: Alia from Arizona, please message me and let me know which swap you sent the gorgeous postcard for...I couldn't find either your ID or the swap name on the card. I've tried digging into my list of sent swaps in vain...

I tend to send the swaps as soon as I get everything ready, so if you haven't received it after an unreasonably long period of time, please text me and I'm always happy to resend. :)

I usually rate as soon as I get the letter or postcard, but with email swaps I might be a little sloppy as there're just too many emails flooding in my inbox everyday. So if you find me not rating on a e-swap, please don't hesitate to text me, as I might have checked the mail on bus and forgot to rate.

Favorite Books

  • History
  • Fantasy
  • Sci-Fi
  • Historical novels
  • Biography
  • General psychology
  • History
  • Apocalypse

Favorite Music

  • Baroque: Bach
  • Arabic music
  • Game and movie soundtrack
  • Minimalism: Phillip Glass
  • Indie Rock

Favorite Television

  • Crime: Criminal Minds, Bones, Castle, NCIS
  • Suspense: AHS
  • Fantasy
  • Sci-fi: Firefly

Other activities

  • Belly dance (oriental, fusion, Egyptian)
  • Ink-and-wash sketches of animal and human faces
  • Cooking
  • Baking (bread, cake, brownie, tiramisu, biscuit)

Things I like

  • Anything traditional and cultural.
  • Adventure time. My favorite is Fiona.
  • Tea. If possible, please select something bred and processed in your country. We have the best oolong in the world, and don't hesitate if you want to swap or try some! I'm willing to send them with or without swaps.
  • Stories. Whether it's happy or sad, I'm always hungry for more stories.
  • Cats and other feline friends.
  • Rare postcard themes
  • video games

Things I dislike

  • Hello Kitty (it just doesn't appeal to me)
  • Marvel/DC/other superheros
  • Over-decorated cards (I welcome homemade cards but prefer them to be simple)


HouseCatAntonia rated for Picasso inspired ATC on Nov 15, 2017
Comment: Thank you for this Picasso cat ATC! I love it!!
Response: Glad you like it. <3
MyRetroSoul rated for Picasso inspired ATC on Nov 13, 2017
Comment: This Picasso kitty card is fantastic! Thank you so much!
Response: My pleasure. :D
Comment: Love the fun and colorful postcard, thank you! :)
Response: Thank you. <3
BTim rated for My Playlist in September 2017 on Nov 10, 2017
Comment: Thanks for sending such a detailed playlist. Ended up listening to Phoenix and Agatsuma Hiromitsu over and over. And went down the NHK blend rabbit hole on YouTube!
Response: NHK blend is really cool!
Response: <3
LoveThis rated for Send my postcard back - Week 3 on Nov 9, 2017
Comment: thankyou very much
Response: <3
MelbourneGirl rated for B&W PCs week 41 on Nov 8, 2017
Comment: Hello again Amy <3 Thank you for the great postcard <3
Response: Hehe my pleasure.
Comment: Thank you for doing the swap with me. I will be sending you card back tomorrow. My family is partially Jewish. We moved to Israel back in early 90's, because my Mother felt it was the right thing to do. It was me, my mother, my grandmother and my cousin. (His parents still live in Moscow). I was 14, so you can say I grew up in Israel.
Response: Thank you! I'm looking forward to receiving the card.
Fieke rated for China ATC on Nov 7, 2017
Comment: Hi Amy, thank you for your ATC's, I love all 3 of them but the one with my name is my favorite :)
Response: Yay I love making art personal! Glad you like the Chinese name ATC. <3
Comment: Thanks for the cool succulent! Love the 3D succulent texture. I agree, succulents are more challenging to keep alive than it seems. I have done in my garden that do well but I've had little indoor success. I think I water them too much. Anyway, that is a great technique you used to create the atc! Thanks!
Response: Really glad you like it! It's my first try with hot glue gun. <3
Beat rated for Picasso inspired ATC on Nov 7, 2017
Response: TY!
Comment: Thank you so much for the post card! The lighthouse picture is so pretty. This was the first time I received something from swap bot as I've not been on here long. So thank you, made me really happy =)
Response: Glad to be your first delivery. <3
blueseabliss rated for ATC: The sea on Nov 4, 2017
Comment: Amy, this ATC is SO cool! Thank you! I love it!
Response: Glad you like it! ❤
EllieBeth8 rated for Postcards x5 on Nov 4, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the great postcard! Have a nice day!! Shelley
Response: Thank you! <3
LucyToons rated for Cat Postcard! on Nov 4, 2017
Comment: thank you for the cute postcard, my cat returned after 2 days of being missing (thank you for asking :) ), i'm not sure where she was but she she was fine when she returned. I haven't made any ATC's for a while but want to get back into making them next year, thank you for writing my name in Chinese :)
Response: Thank you for the heart, Lucy, :)
Comment: Thank you for your email! You've definitely intrigued me to check out The Expanse!
Response: Let me know how you like it! :)
Blufox421 rated for ATC - Stars (INTL) on Nov 2, 2017
Response: Thank you.
newrule rated for Cat Postcard! on Nov 2, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the cute cat card!
Response: My pleasure. <3
joynwoe rated for Harry Potter ATC - 3 ATC swap on Nov 1, 2017
Response: Thank you <3
Comment: Thank you for a super-sweet card. Love to feisty kitty who looks like she is swimming to rescue somebody.
Response: My pleasure. <3

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art3osb on Nov 8, 2017:

Read my messages and rate my swap, please.

WayUpInAlaska on Nov 3, 2017:

Thank you for the unassigned Roulette Oct Round Card! :) Love the kitty card!! :) Did your kitty cackle at the squirrel? My big orange guy mews at the critters in the back yard, but our grey kitties cackle at them. The lynx pretty much try to stay away from humans so we don't get to see them too often, see more of their tracks then the actual lynx :) Thank you for the cute card!! :)

widelo123 on Nov 3, 2017:

Send My Postcard Back - Week 2

Amy, thank you for sending my postcard back. Glad you liked the extra goodies. Hope this note finds you with abundant sunshine. Shirley

FireCat91 on Oct 19, 2017:

Hi Amy, thank you for the beautiful extra postcard you've sent to me! This was really such an amazing surprise! And it's really pretty. I love it! ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

Tricia22 on Oct 16, 2017:

Thank you Amy for sending me a extra pc for Roulette Sept Round, Ally is not clingy at all!!!

veronicasvisions on Sep 26, 2017:

Thank you, I like the postcard very much!!

chaari on Sep 19, 2017:

ESG: Quick friendly profile comment:

你好. 很高興認識你. ☺ That's really all I know ^^ Sorry :D It's so cool to meet someone who likes Arabic music! It's so sad, because lately I fell that everything arabic has this negative stigma due to the recent history, but I really love arabic music too! You should check out this tunesian singer Cheb Khaled. He sings french and arabic and I really think he's great :D

Have a lovely day! Greetings from Germany ♥

MissCharlieD on Sep 15, 2017:

Hello! I visited your Goodreads and found a few to add to my TBR list, thank you! I must say, I only recently learned what Otaku meant, after reading the first volume of Princess Jellyfish. I loved it! Happy Swapping! -Charlie ESG: Quick friendly profile comment

littlemissme84 on Sep 15, 2017:

Hi, I enjoyed reading your profile. I am owned by 2 feline masters - my rescue boys. They are definitely in charge. I too do postcrossing though I've taken a break over the last few months. I need to get back into it really. Happy swapping, Ree x

USAFwife on Sep 6, 2017:

I cimpletely agree about letters vs email (dont get me started on social media! Haha) If youd like a pen pal in the USA, SEND me a PM. :) Cindi (usafwife)

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