Swap-bot Time: May 22, 2019 7:37 pm


Date Joined: May 12, 2016
Last Online: May 22, 2019
Birthday: February 7
Country: United States
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About Me

Hi! I'm Michelle from the great Pacific Northwest.
I live with my fiance and our furry ones, 3 lionhead rabbits: Shmi, Vader & Ginny. (RIP Aro!)

origin of my name: CHOWEFACE came from my baby sister. When she was small, she couldn't say Michelle so it came out as "me-chow" which eventually just turned to 'chowe' (she added the E on the end). Close friends and family picked up on it so now I get called CHOWE, CHOWEFACE or CHOWDER.

Things I love include Harry Potter, The Avengers (Thor's my fav), Jensen Ackles, road trips, going to baseball games, the Oregon Coast, writing, mexican & korean food and reading.

Love Sports- here are my favorite teams:

  • Soccer/Futbol: Seattle Sounders
  • Football: New York Giants
  • Baseball: Seattle Mariners
  • College: Notre Dame & Gonzaga
  • Hockey: San Jose Sharks
  • Basketball: Golden State Warriors (but Supersonic fan first)

I watch the Olympics too. I love watching Winter Olympics more- I watch ski jumping, curling, hockey & figure skating! Team USA!

Seattle's getting an NHL team! So excited!


I watch ALL genres but I prefer raunchy comedies, musicals and heist movies.

Fav movies are:
-Scott Pilgrim vs the World
-Ready Player One
-Some Like it Hot
-Cabin in the Woods
-Forgetting Sarah Marshall

movie franchises I love: HP, LOTR, Star Wars, MARVEL & Mission: Impossible.

I also love a good romance.

I love anything from Edgar Wright. (Cornetto Trilogy, anyone?!)


I am currently doing the POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE

HARRY POTTER is my favorite.

I read a lot of JK Rowling, JT Ellison, Philippa Gregory, Anna Tood, Jamie McGuire & James Rollins (I met him once!).


My favorite genre to read is Thrillers & YA but I've been reading a lot of New Adult Romance lately.

I also used to dabble in fan fiction in High School and wrote 10 stories regarding taiwanese pop stars (I went through a phase lol). I'm trying to get back into writing though.


I try to watch the pilot episode of EVERY new show. If I like the pilot episode, then I'll go and watch the rest of the season.

Fav show of all time is I Love Lucy.

Fav show currently on air: SUPERNATURAL
Fav cartoons: Bob's Burgers, Steven Universe, We Bare Bears, Rick & Morty
Fav TV Episodes: all the paintball episodes from Community, Atlanta's Robbin Season, any Slap bet episode from HIMYM

So bad but so good: MTV's The Challenge. (forever team CT!)

p.s. I'm hooked on Deadly Class. That show is super fun to watch.


currently on repeat:

I always get excited when 'Take Me Home, Country Roads' & 'Friends in Low Places' come on hahah

FAV: mumford & sons

BSB forever!

Not Music-- but Podcasts! I always listen to podcasts on my drive to/from work. It's either Serial, My Favorite Murder or In the Dark. Though I'm obsessed with MFM right now.

Looking for: PCs

LOOKING FOR: cards from Islands- would be awesome if it was a map or aerial view of island.

Looking for specific cards with city/town name ON FRONT:
Klamath Falls, OR
Fort Smith, AR
Farmington, NM
Norfolk, VA
Gary, IN (dad hometown)
Pocatello, ID
Buffalo, NY
Kalispell, MT

^^ even if the city, state card you have is not listed above, feel free to send! :) The ones listed above are places I went to but never found a card with city name.

My hometown is Olongapo City, Philippines so I'd love any cards you send from that city or even Subic Bay and Bataan.

I love all Lantern Press cards!

Specific Lantern Press I'm collecting:
Starry Night versions
State name with cities and attractions written all around it

I'll also take Washington cards, even though I live here. I have a special box for all WA cards & the ones people send me are always new to my collection! :)

Postcard Swaps

Love touristy cards but I do collect a bit of everything!

I'm not easily offended so send nude or profanity cards if you want.

--Sending in envelope: I love all colors so any envelope color is fine.--

If given an option, I prefer written & stamped.

I do a lot of the Scavenger Hunts and swaps involving multiple cards in an envie so here's a list to make it easier for people sending me cards:

  • Animal Cards: arctic animals like walruses, wolves, orcas & polar bears. (any bears or dogs are good too)
  • Pixar: Brave, Coco
  • Disney: Beauty & the Beast, Lilo & Stitch, Aladdin, Moana, Rescues Down Under, Emporers New Groove
  • Christmas cards: religious or not- all ok! I especially like the ones with glitter and snow scenes. You can even send Hanukkah ones if you like.
  • State Capitols: I'd like it to say 'state capitol' on the front if possible
  • Map Cards: any except subway maps
  • US Maps: I have a box just for these so any and all is GREAT but I do need more of Alaska, Colorado & Rhode Island!
  • City/Town Views: I prefer if they were aerial view. I especially like small town & farm cards or little known places. I also like the cards that say Amish Country. I have a few of them so now it's a collection lol.
  • Multi-Views: the more little pictures, the better! I also like cards that have a montage of landmarks from a state with the state's name on the front
  • Landscape/Nature: anything nature related! Sunsets and waterfalls are a personal favorite. A volcano erupting would be cool too!
  • Structures: dams, bridges, monuments
  • National Parks: Would love to have at least one card from every Nat'l Park- Like real photo cards, not an art style like Anderson Design Group (cause I have those already)
  • Flower: daffodils, dahlias, ranunculus, poppies, peonies, bouquets
  • Canada: I'd like to collect cards from all the provinces, cards with the province name or town in that province. I'd also love to collect a map of each province if they have them
  • Europe: Norway, Sweden, Wales, Armenia, Hungary, Iceland,
  • Asia: Cambodia, Laos, Middle East
  • Africa: All countries
  • South America: Ecuador, Bolivia, Paraguay, Venezuela
  • Other Countries: Pacific Islands, New Zealand, Caribbeans
  • Food: recipes, Taiwan food cards, Singapore food cards, beer/liquor, weird food
  • History: WW2, Tudor history, military, naval ships, british royal family
  • Zazzle: generally I'm ok receiving these but don't send me one if the writing is blurry! Also, no zazzle Lantern Press (not the same size!)
  • Non-Traditional cards: Shaped, 3D, Glitter, Chrome, Maxi, Cut-out, Cork, Wooden - love them all!
  • Sports: All sports, either Stadiums, players and Olympics. I especially like Football & Baseball. No cartoon versions please.
  • College/University: any schools, even High Schools if you have them.
  • Sanrio: Sumikko Garashi, Gudetama, Pekkle, Pochacco
  • Handmade: ones that are done professionally are OK but I don't care for ones on cardboard. If sending naked, please make sure that it won't smear- it rains in Seattle so the card can get wet!
  • Collectible Types: Lali Riddle, Blue Cats from Russia, Tarusov Pin ups, Lena Gnedkova, Postallove, WOW, FOTW, Icons Of...

Things I like:
Washi - samples are awesome
Stamps - I take non-US stamps and make collages
Stickers - not reward or teacher ones

Things I don't like:
Coloring Cards
Puffy Stickers
Art Cards (unless it's Thomas Kincade)
Quote Cards/ cards with only writing
Paper/scraps (If you do sent any, I give them to other people so they won't go wasted)
Blurry Zazzle (nothing worse than blurry zazzle maps!)

I'd prefer no black & white cards either unless it pertains to my list above.




StargazerHM rated for 3D Postcard Swap on May 22, 2019
Comment: Wonderful Postcard! Brilliant! Thank you!
dawnakaulen rated for PH: Send 3 Touristy Postcards #7 on May 21, 2019
Comment: Thanks for all of the great PC's.The WA one with the mountain is gorgeous!
Gatzcat rated for Disney Scattergories-R on May 21, 2019
Comment: Thanks for sending! Nice job on your answers. Cute Rapunzel (Tangled) card too!
boandsully rated for Lantern press blank envie swap 9 on May 16, 2019
Comment: Great postcards! Thanks for the washi!
Gatzcat rated for PH: 4 USA on May 13, 2019
Comment: Hey neighbor! I dig the selection of postcards you shared. Thanks for sending.
lilmermaid rated for Disney Scattergories --Q on May 13, 2019
SkaGirl rated for 2 US State Map Cards in an envy USA on May 11, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful map cards!!!
mejulia rated for P&M 4 Blank Tourist PC Swap on May 10, 2019
Comment: Thank you
vacths95 rated for WIYM: Not My Country Postcard #2 on May 6, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the pretty postcard! I also liked the stamps you used.
kssunlover1947 rated for Disney Scattergories P on May 5, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the card and your answers for the list. I like them all.
banjobraids rated for State Pride PC Swap #2 on May 4, 2019
Comment: LOVE these red tulips! I didn't know Washington was known for tulips, thanks! :):):)
MamaMangrove rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #60 on May 3, 2019
Comment: Thanks Michelle. Glad to see a couple of non-touristy ones in the mix. I really admire Hedy Lamarr, & who doesn't like tea & cookies:)) You might want to rethink using those sticky notes to ID the cards though. They left a sticky residue on several of the cards. I used them myself until several fellow swappers complained. I think it has something to do with the heat of the USPS mail sorting equipment.
Response: how weird! thanks for the heads up!
Comment: Got your Samoyed postcard. I like a nice dog postcard. Sammy's are a beautiful breed. You picked some very good places to see. You did your homework well. One last thing you should see is the timberframe covered bridge. :)
Response: oh! I didn't even read about the bridge! Thanks!
Mamabemus rated for Disney Scattergories O on Apr 29, 2019
Comment: love the olaf postcard and the owl stamp
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful Mount Rainier pc and fun fruit stamps :)
Comment: Thank you for the interesting postcards! I'm loving these women in science ones!
Comment: Thank you!
Disneydezi rated for Disney Scattergories N on Apr 22, 2019
Comment: Okay the heart is for using Nasira as an answer!!! No one ever even believes me when I explain she exists! Thanks for the lovely Nifty Nineties PC, loved it!
Response: Yay! I'm glad you knew who she was too!
Comment: Love the cards. Thank you so much!
Comment: Michelle, thanks for matching an M stamp with the swap. how creative! i love malificent too. the mulan card u chose is well awesome to. thanks for great answers too! always love getting paired up with ya
Response: same! glad you got the card safely :)

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myancey on Apr 17, 2019:

Please don’t forget to sign up for Disney q scats! I have the perfect one to send!

OrigamiGrace on Apr 1, 2019:

From CPG!


myancey on Feb 21, 2019:

I know this is really really late but happy belated birthday. I hope u had an awesome day. Did I send u a card ? If not ones coming your way. ❤️

ContraryHousewife on Nov 20, 2018:


bck on Mar 1, 2018:

Your resend is in the mail.... hope this one reaches you!

susieq11 on Feb 11, 2018:

Thank you for using a Lunar New Year stamp on my envelope!! xxx

isabellasnow on Feb 4, 2018:


vontakk on Mar 15, 2017:

You're my partner for the Disney PC Swap and I saw you like Harry Potter. I just started a Harry Potter PC swap series for the US and an Intl one if you want to join! http://swap-bot.com/swap/show/240724

myancey on Feb 24, 2017:

thank you for the unassigned pc for naked map pc roulette swap!

squince on Dec 13, 2016:

Thank you for your kind words. It's been really hard!

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