Swap-bot Time: April 24, 2018 11:02 am


Date Joined: May 19, 2010
Last Online: April 24, 2018
Birthday: October 25
Country: Singapore
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About Me

Hullo! My name is Michelle and I come from the sunny island of Singapore. I am mummy to three lovely fur babies who light up my world. I am generally a very cheerful person. I am also a very "girly girl", I'm in dresses 90% of the time so I love all the sweet, cute, flowery, pretty things. I am also happiest when I get the opportunity to make someone's life a little bit better, or at least a little bit less "not good". I think that in itself is a real privilege.

I went through a very painful life experience in 2014 when my husband of 10 years passed away from cancer after a 2-year long battle. That resulted in me spending a year in Sydney, volunteering at Hillsong Church, serving on the creative / worship team and attending Hillsong College where I graduated with a Certificate in Ministry. My faith as a Christian greatly helped me through this period. Now, I'm back in Singapore and actively serving as a keyboardist in my home church. Music is my passion and through this entire experience, I've found it to be a great source of comfort and solace as well, as its how I communicate with God.

About Swapping

I know shipping to Singapore can sometimes be very costly so please feel free to visit my Etsy or AliExpress wishlists. I've put down a number of cheap (less than US$3) items in there. Alot of the stores on AliExpress do free shipping to Singapore. I also re-use packaging because I think it's such a waste to throw a perfectly good envelope or box away.

Also, above any extras or some such, I would love a nice hand-written or typed note telling me about yourself. It doesn't need to be long or lengthy, I just enjoy connecting with people and reading a little bit about your life. No pressure at all, only if you love writing!

Things I love...

Honestly, I love ALL mail and will appreciate anything that you've put care in sending but if you would like some ideas on what I especially enjoy:

  • Quality over quantity!
  • Botanical art
  • Watercolor
  • Pointed pen
  • Calligraphy
  • TEA! (but rather not have spicy tea)
  • Flowers
  • Leaves
  • Monstera
  • Doilies
  • Postcards (blank to use or naked and stamped for me!)
  • Note cards (blank to use)
  • Onion skin paper
  • Letter writing paper
  • Letter sets
  • Nice or pretty envelopes
  • Snail mail supplies
  • Washi tape
  • Meaningful quotes
  • Pastel colors
  • Unicorns
  • Horses / Ponies
  • Cactus
  • Natural perfumes or scents
  • Aromatherapy
  • Candles
  • Diptyque / Joe Malone / Aesop
  • Pressed flowers
  • Aromatherapy blends
  • Natural, plant-based shower gels
  • I play the piano, so anything piano related
  • Laduree
  • Macarons
  • Nice tote bags
  • Things that I can use around the house or at my desk at work (e.g. tape dispenser, file folders, notebooks, techie accessories)
  • Lace
  • Fleur de Lis
  • French lavender
  • Chandeliers
  • Sweet, lovely flowery things
  • Carousels
  • Snow globes
  • Anything with the white Westie doggie motif! I love my Westies!
  • Things to use around the house (like cups, plates etc.)
  • Paperchase!
  • Anything from Cavallini & Co.
  • Martha Stewart anything
  • Laura Ashley anything
  • Cute boxes and containers
  • Colors: Robin's egg blue, mint green, pretty pink, sunshine yellow, bright cheery colors, pastel colors
  • Ephemera (but not junk scraps of paper, based on your own personal standards is good enough for me!)
  • Stickers (can never get enough of them, including sticker flakes, just no reward stickers!)
  • Craft materials

Postcards I collect

  • Maxicards
  • UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Botanical art
  • Horses (I'm born in the year of the horse!)
  • Linen postcards
  • Children’s books illustrations
  • Doors, doorways, gates and windows
  • Maps of your city / country (I especially love the hand-drawn ones)
  • Subway maps
  • Airline postcards of their destinations
  • Postcards from young, modern, hipster local artists
  • Postal or snail mail themed
  • Love or heart themed
  • "Greetings from..." postallove

I also collect any matching stamps, or stamps related to the above categories. :)

Characters I love

  • Rilakkuma
  • Korilakkuma
  • Mamegoma
  • Kiiroitori
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • The Little Prince
  • Classic Pooh (but not the Disney Winnie the Pooh!)

The (not so) Fine Print

I fulfill every swap I participate in and I keep a very detailed excel file of all the swaps I participate in. It has the all the swap information in it, and the date I packed it, sent it, marked sent, rated and such. I also have photos of a lot of the swaps I send out so if a package due from me is lost in transit or takes a bit longer to get there, please let me know and I will track it down. If it cannot be found, I will gladly re-send another. Please do give me the opportunity to rectify the situation before rating a 3 or 1.

If you feel my package hasn't met swap requirements for some reason or other, or if you think it's "borderline" 5, please also let me know. I hate it when my partners don't like what they've received, or if I've read a profile wrong and I'm always happy to make up for it!

That said, it's always (VERY) useful if you have a working Etsy favorites list because that way, I can easily see the style you like and not get your profile wrong.

Also, please know that in Singapore, the mail doesn't get picked up or postmarked on Saturdays or Sundays. I also try my best to drop off my packages way before the deadline but if I only manage a Friday afternoon drop, the package may not get postmarked until Monday.

I will re-swap items I receive if it's not quite my style, but will suit someone else better. I will not, however, re-swap handmade items. I will re-use packaging if it is still in good condition.

Also, if there is anything that I have done or any actions that I have taken that offends or upsets anyone, please do let me know if at all possible... Sometimes I may get over eager or excited about things and in the process, not realise when I have overstepped or crossed a line. I can assure you that my intentions are nothing but genuine and the last thing I want is to have done something negative (vs something good or positive).

Thank you :)


Comment: Thank you for the adorable postcard!
MarinaB rated for You've Got Mail! on Apr 23, 2018
Comment: Hello! I loved the envelope. It made my day better the moment I got it and I also loved the stickers! Thank you very mych!
Comment: I loved the happy mail especially the cute cat and hello kitty theme thank you so much chelle.
Comment: Thank you so much for the Pooh Postcard. I've always loved Winnie the Pooh! Hugs, Diane
Wennie rated for week of tea nr.31 on Apr 21, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome selection of teas! I am looking forward to trying them!
Comment: oMg, what a coolio package! You really sent some beautiful fun pieces. Thank you, thank you! I really wish I revd yours before I sent mine. lol Mine is just a cool concept. lol Its not pretty like yours. lol I couldnt even fill my "envelope" like yours because it was too fragile. lol You'll see. Im pretty sure youve never seen anything mine before. lol Prepare to laugh and be astounded! Again, thank you!
kgomez101 rated for Washi Tape Sample Swap - April on Apr 20, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful and kawaii washi tape! The extra sticker and postcards are so amazing, thanks so much for the extra goodies <3
Comment: Awesome goodies! Loved everything thanks for swapping!
Comment: Oh my, thanks so much for everything! Your new traveling postcard is very cool and the notecard that comes with it is cute AND informative! I will pass them along. The Jetoy PC you sent is cute and it's the first Jetoy I've ever gotten - thank you! I also thank you for the stickers. You are an awesome swap partner! Best wishes!
Comment: Thank you for the cute cat pc's! The snow white one was absolutely awesome and my total favorite! Thank you so much!
ncnurse04 rated for Eyes closed swap 16 on Apr 19, 2018
Comment: I'm so sorry. I don't know how I missed rating you for your super cute postcard. Thank you so much!
MartaSoares rated for washi 4 on Apr 19, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful rolls and samples of washi!
Fabriqueen rated for lists of five-newbie friendly on Apr 18, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much! I enjoyed your lists. Hugs, Diane
Gatzcat rated for Postcard and Souvenir #2 on Apr 18, 2018
Comment: Very neat stamps! Thanks! I love the Kitty Postcard!!! I will never mail that one, unless it is to me. = )
Comment: thank you so much for the wonderful package!
BooksTeaAndMe rated for Just to Say Hello Swap on Apr 17, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the note and postcard! I love randomness ha ha
Comment: What a special swap! Your envelope is so special - I love all of the embellishments you used. Thanks so much for all the wonderful vintage papers, washi tape, and stamps.
Comment: What a wonderful swap to receive on a cold day in Missouri. We had snow flurries this morning. The vintage theme is lovely with all of the fun stamps. Thanks for the goodies-they will be put to good use!!!

Rating Overview

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anicka22 on Apr 24, 2018:

Thank you for the beautiful profile suprises for the tag! You really spoiled me so much! Lots of love, Anicka

Mye on Apr 18, 2018:

Glad that the tag reached you safely and you like them. Enjoy ♥

yvonne401 on Apr 18, 2018:

Welcome to Christian Swappers Group! It's great to have you here!



yvonne401 on Apr 17, 2018:

Welcome to Butterfly lovers! It's great to have you here!



Kgoeldner92 on Apr 12, 2018:

Hello, I hope you are doing well. I’m looking forward to future swaps with you :)

thebragal on Apr 10, 2018:

Oh my goodness, we love so much of the same things! I shopped at Laura Ashley all the time when I was younger! I love pretty floral dresses too. I recently made a shaker tag with a pastel unicorn on it. You should check out my ig account! I’m sure you’d love it. We also have a love of lace, lavender, watercolour, pointed pen calligraphy, Washi tape, doilies and cacti! Rebecca Getting to know you

Ruie on Apr 10, 2018:

Hey ya! Received the package will call parts of the 3 swaps!!! Thank you so much!!! Love them!!!

Jannified on Apr 7, 2018:

WIYM: Happy Flat mail April-Intl.

Hello there! Ohmygoodness, it must be my friend. Haha! I inform to purchase $1.30 stamps for the worldwide ones and the 60 cents ones for SG.. the confusion. Anyway thanks for the heart (: It's nice to see a fellow Singaporean here too!

MarinaB on Apr 4, 2018:

Song Lyrics #2 Electronic

Foo fighters: The Best of you

Has someone taken your faith? Its real, the pain you feel You trust, you must Confess Is someone getting the best, the best, the best, the best of you?

I'm sorry for the delay.

Have a great 2018! MarinaB

Jeanb217 on Apr 2, 2018:

Hi, Your profile is so interesting. You are eclectic, to be sure. I love that. I also play at the piano. I say "at" because I'm still learning at the age of 72. I love it though. I laughed when I way that you don't like clowns, skulls, scary dolls. I feel the same. (Shiver!) Take care and happy crafting! Jean Blender jeanb217@aol.com

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