Swap-bot Time: January 21, 2022 12:30 pm


Date Joined: April 14, 2012
Last Online: January 21, 2022
Birthday: January 4, 1978
Country: Israel
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Update: Since The covid-19 I stopped doing type 2 and 3 swaps. The post office barely works. No delivery to so many countries... I am afraid nothing I sent got to the recipients :( Out of all the Christmas postcards, that were sent o me I only got two :( I hope the pandemic will end one day and we will go back to "normal" life. Till than I will be doing electronic swaps only.

UPDATE: I'm looking for partners for private "send postcard back" swap.I have tons of blank postcards I would love to come back to me written and stamped. I used to do this swap with a swappers from Korea and New Zealand. Usually we would send 1 or 2 postcards to be sent back and 1 for the partner to keep. If you're interested - send me PM, please.

Hello. my name is Ksenia. =^x^=

I was born in Russia, Moscow. When I was 14 my family moved to Israel. Currently I live in Tel Aviv. (I speak Hebrew, Russian and English) I am a painter / IT operator. I have BFA in Arts from Bazalel Academy of Art and Design. I love painting and drawing a lot, but I like my job too. Once I thought computers and art have nothing in common. Now I know it's not true.

I have very very eclectic taste... I enjoy contemporary art, urban culture and character design. When I'm traveling aboard I will go to at least 10-15 galleries and all of the museums. I'm a big fashion geek... (My favorites: Red Valentino, Ulyana Sergeenko, Meadham Kirchhoff and Orla Kiely) I'm crazy about shoes! I love all kind of music: pop, j-pop, j-rock, indie, folk, goth and metal. All together! but not classics... Currently most played: Elliphant, LP, Teagan & Sara, Beatrice Eli, Zella Day and Noonie Bao. Last live gig I went to and loved: Lola Marsh.

I love to cook! I like Japanese, Chines, Indian, Mexican and French foods. ( I'm not so much into baking thought) I could live on Eggs and Sushi... I love Strawberries and drink my Tea with Soy Milk. I adore Oysters and love any sort of raw fish dishes. My latest food-addiction: avocado toast with fried eggs.

I read mostly fantasy books and watch SiFi movies and TV shows. I love comedies and romantic dramas.

  • Last book I loved: The Murderbot Diaries series by Martha Wells

  • Last TV show I loved: Loki

  • Last movie I really enjoyed: big screen - Cruella and Black Widow ; TV - Breaking Fast and Palm Springs; Netflix - Space Sweepers

  • Stuff I am obsessed with right now: My latest exhibition about domestic violence, which got lots of attention from the media and visitors.

I love opera and ballet.

I go to Zoos a lot! I love pandas and lemurs :)

Kawaii - is state of mind! I adore Japanese street fashion and I'm in love with Japanese products and sweets.

I collect Christmas ornaments. I have 362 of all kind: store-bought, hand-made, vintage; they come from more than 20 different countries. I always open for more... :)

Oour poor Kitty, left us for a better place. RIP sweet pushosh, we loved you so so much!

We have a new furry friend - his name is Soni. He is a cute rescue sweetie (his previous owner left him for reason unknown at the animal shelter when he was 9 months old...) Now he lives with me. And he is the sweetest kitty I ever honer to meet.

I like anime and cosplay; for every con at which I and my partner have our Steampunk goodies stall (and especially) for Purim I make one adorable (or NOT) character; one I can relate to. My last cosplay was Emily the Strange

Previous cosplays: Angel Crawfordfrom White Trash Xombie series , The Stalk from Saga graphic novel. Also last autumn I re-imagined my Delirium cosplay. It was the best version so far. ( Past ones : Daria from the 90's MTV animated series, Silent Hill Nurse, Nadia from First Squad, Pino from Ergo Proxy, Konata Izumi from Lucky Star, Dejiko from Di Gi Charat, Chii from Chobits, Delirium from Sandman)

I'm addicted to GoodReads...


I really like to do private swaps, if you're interested - please don't be shy :)


  • IMPORTANT: I will always always sent my swaps. Israeli post works as best as it can, but it may take time. If anything goes wrong - please contact me! Also I will always rate you and give you my heart. Anyone who invests in - some thought and creativity with regard to ones preferences - deserves it.

By the way - not rating someone's effort or not saying simple "Thank you" is just RUDE! (I checked it takes only 5 sec to type 8 letters, but it feels so nice)

Things I like:

  • anything and all about Christmas
  • matreshka dolls
  • pandas, red pandas (my all time favorite animal)
  • Hello Kitty
  • Alice in Wonderland (except Disney)
  • Steampunk
  • The Nightmare before Christmas
  • Dita Von Teese
  • Marie Antoinette
  • Moomins
  • Contemporary Art
  • Street art and graffiti
  • strawberry (please no more strawberry chocolate, I have 4 packages at the moment)
  • I also like raspberries and cherries
  • skulls
  • Halloween
  • anything kitchen
  • cooking books (english, russian, hebrew)
  • recipes I prefer: eggy breakfast dishes, salads, soups, sauces, appetizers, first courses and etc.
  • english breakfast tea (I drink my tea with milk)
  • Japanese sweets!
  • pocky
  • marzipan
  • I prefer smaller chocolate bars with something interesting/yummy inside over plain chocolate
  • Savoury snacks (such as chips, crackers, corn snacks or anything that's popular where you live)
  • Lush
  • anything shinny, sparkling, pink, blue or black
  • cute, adorable and kawaii
  • cats (but no big cats, please)
  • penguins, foxes, racoons, lemurs, koalas, squirrels, possums, otters, flamingo and other cute fluffy animals
  • carousels
  • Kitsch
  • Zombies
  • macarons, cupcakes, donuts
  • stationery
  • stickers
  • deco/washi tapes
  • hand-made soaps
  • Care Bears
  • Miffy
  • anime
  • stars
  • cute unicorns


  • I prefer my postcards naked, stamped and with a little nice note from you :) Write something about your day, your family, your favorite things or just your favorite quote.
  • If the swap calls for sending postcards in the envelope or you're sending them as extras, please write something on their back anyway, with addition of your name and country.
  • I never send postcards forward. Even those I don't like 100% are keepers, because they were send by you. In time I will not remember from where and whom they come, so please write your name and country at least :)
  • I like stickers on the backside, but it's not a must. After all it's your card :)
  • Check my favorite received postcards for inspiration and to avoid doubles.

I like:

  • Art Postcards
  • Contemporary art postcards
  • Street art postcards
  • Postcards with a saying
  • Weird postcards
  • Unusual Postcards
  • illustrated postcards
  • Postcards with drawings
  • Vintage and vintage looking postcards (but not the ones that were written on by original sender)
  • Cat/panda postcards or any other cute animal
  • Cute postcards, Kawaii postcards
  • Inappropriate postcards
  • I OK with nudity on postcards
  • Anything from my "Like" list themed
  • Postcards with my favorite movies/books
  • Halloween and spooky postcards
  • Free/ad postcards featuring art, design, food, fashion or something cute.
  • Christmas postcards: I prefer modern and/or cute over the classic ones. Vintage are OK. No Religious, please.

Things I don't like:

  • melon (I am alergic to)
  • orange color!
  • Disney
  • dogs (I'm a cat person)
  • monkeys/apes
  • peanuts, raisins
  • mint flavor, liquorice
  • no handmade postcards please
  • girly stuff (there is diference betwen "pink&cute" and "girly")

This's "girly", which is NOT

and "pink&cute", which is YES, PLEASE

  • Earl Grey tea
  • Fruit salads
  • lip bulm
  • anything Twilight, True Blood, Hunger Games, Fifty Shades of Grey or Outlander.
  • anything with babies
  • sport
  • souvenirs
  • fake brands
  • dollar store items

Favorite Movies

The Ninth Gate, Pillow Book, Lost in Translation and Marie Antoinette (2006) are my All Times Favorites!

Those 4 movies represent who I'm as a person... :)

I also like Push, In Time, Gattaca, Possession, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, Desperately Seeking Susan, Dirty Dancing, Only Lovers Left Alive, Everything Is Illuminated, Julie & Julia, The Tourist, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Nightmare before Christmas, Silver Linings Playbook, Oblivion, Edge of Tomorrow, Byzantium, Love Actually, The Holiday, Jane Eyre (2011), Far from the Madding Crowd, A Little Chaos,The Young Victoria, Boy Meets Girl, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, Arranged and Shelter.

I love few Japanese movies: Kamikaze Girls, Sakuran, Linda Linda Linda and the 3rd Ringu.

I like old Russian movies. Сердца четырёх, Москва слезам не верит, Карнавальная ночь, Россия Молодая, Труффальдино из Бергамо, Обыкновенное Чудо and Ирония судьбы, или С лёгким паром! are my favorites.

Yana's Friends (החברים של יאנה) , Walk on Water (ללכת על המים) and Zero Motivation (אפס ביחסי אנוש) are my favorite Israeli films.

Also I really love Pride and Prejudice 1995 series and Marguerite Volant series (I watched each of them more times than I watched Hair (and I saw it 18 times when I was younger).

I have a soft spot for some movies based om YA books (and I don't even read those books...) I like Warm Bodies,The Host and The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.

Favorite Books

The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, The Flanders Panel by Arturo Perez-Reverte, Moominland Midwinter by Tove Jansson, Death in Venice by Thomas Man, Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman, Sandman by Neil Gaiman, Uprooted by Naomi Novik, Be with you by Yoshikazu Okada, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, Persuasion by Jane Austen, Densha Otoko by Nakano Hitori, Kamikaze Girls by Novala Takemoto, Paradox trilogy by Rachel Bach, Clockwork Heart trilogy by Dru Pagliassotti, October Daye series by Seanan McGuire, Innkeeper chronicals series by Ilona Andrews, Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan (and Brandon Sanderson) and many many more.

I like Lula and The Gentlewoman magazines.

Favorite Art works

For private swaps...

I live in Israel, so for those of you, who are religious - I can offer Christian or Jewish souvenirs from Holly city of Jerusalem. If I am you swap partner, and you are interested to have something from Holly Land - just let me know. * Recently I got some nice Muslim souvenirs as well.

(but please don't send ME religious items)

And... angels

I was angeled by @HOLDENV84 for Book Recommendation PC swap.

I was angeled for Merry Christmas: 1 card to 5 partners by swap host @LINBUR0100

I was angeled by awesome @nyanSan for Share a smile postcards / 3 Lies and 1 Truth PC / One Post Card from Me To You # 4 / I love Postcard Swaps Postcard Swap


basykes rated for Happiness Scavenger Hunt #3 on Jan 19, 2022
Comment: Loved the pictures. I have the avocado keeper but hadn't seen the lemon one.
Response: The lemon one is the one I use the most. I love that it is so easy to find it in the fridge. I also have an onion keeper, but it was in use :) Thank you for the rating and heart.
RealRhinoMan rated for Happiness Scavenger Hunt #3 on Jan 19, 2022
Comment: I am in love with your book shelf. And what a gorgeous little monkey. An all round wonderful collection of happiness, thank you for sharing
Response: Glad you liked them, thank you for the heart.
KumquatGirl rated for Happiness Scavenger Hunt #3 on Jan 19, 2022
Comment: Really lovely photos, thank you for sharing!
Response: You're welcome, thank you for the heart.
Comment: Sorry for the late rating. Thank you for sharing! I hope you had a lovely time in Vienna. I'd love to go there one day.
Response: The city is beautiful. You're welcome, thank you for the heart.
kelliegirl6 rated for R&W In December I read ... Email on Jan 16, 2022
Comment: Happy belated birthday! 🎂 Thanks for sharing.
Response: Thank you and thank you for the heart
Comment: Fun assortment of memories! I like that umbrella one.
Response: Glad you enjoyed them. I like that my new umbrella matches this year's Chinese sign - the Tiger. Thank you for the heart.
freespirit66 rated for ESG: End of Year Questions on Jan 16, 2022
Comment: Congratulations on your solo exhibition and it going so well! Your international trips would definitely have been a highlight for 2021!
Response: Thank you and thank you for the heart,
Comment: Love the tiger umbrella! Thanks for sharing all the photos!
Response: You're welcome, thank you for the heart.
tinybookwitch rated for LLU 2021 Yearly Wrap-up on Jan 10, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the recap the book covers were a nice touch! Here's to a great new (reading) year :)
Response: You're welcome, thank you for the heart.
Ojy rated for October 2021: What Did You Read? on Jan 10, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the email! Those are definitely some interesting sounding reads. I may have to check out Ambush or Adore with such high praise as that.
Response: You're welcome.
Comment: Thank you for sharing your progress and happy new reading year to you too! =)
Response: You're welcome, thank you for the heart.
fiorellaione rated for R&W 2022 TBR Planning on Jan 9, 2022
Comment: Thank you for sharing your plans! I hope you meet your goals, or at least complete the short-listed titles =)
Response: You're welcome, thank you for the heart.
colleenbUSA rated for LLU 2021 Yearly Wrap-up on Jan 9, 2022
Comment: Thanks for sharing!
Response: You're welcome, thank you for the heart.
colleenbUSA rated for BLC 2021 Yearly Wrap-up on Jan 9, 2022
Comment: Thanks for sharing! I read my first few Gail Carriger books this year and really enjoyed them!
Response: You're welcome, thank you for the heart.
colleenbUSA rated for R&W 2022 TBR Planning on Jan 9, 2022
Comment: Thanks for sharing! "The House on the Cerulean Sea" is really good! I hope you enjoy it!
Response: You're welcome, thank you for the heart.
colleenbUSA rated for R&W: December 2021 TBR progress on Jan 9, 2022
Comment: Thanks for sharing!
Response: You're welcome, thank you for the heart.
Comment: I love these decos! Thank you so much! Have a very Happy New Year! Hugs, Diane
Response: You're welcome, thank you for the heart.
Comment: Thanks for sharing!
Response: You're welcome.
YolandiLetters rated for LLU 2021 Yearly Wrap-up on Jan 8, 2022
FairyLady rated for R&W 2022 TBR Planning on Jan 8, 2022
Comment: Sounds like you have an exciting reading year ahead of you. ^_^ Thanks for sharing.
Response: You're welcome, thank you for the heart.

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Intrinzica on Dec 29, 2021:

APDG ~ New Year's Day - 1/1

Best wishes, Bonnie

nannycat on Dec 27, 2021:

A.P.D.G.New Year,s Day...........................Mayy our New year be a Happy and healthy one.

yvonne401 on Dec 27, 2021:

APDG ~ New Year's Day - 1/1

Wishing you a wonderful New Year 2022!



itsnobody on Dec 22, 2021:

Profile Deco swap #7- Bookish Christmas





Many good wishes from Bulgaria! Happy holidays <3


Fabriqueen on Dec 22, 2021:

Profile Deco Swap #7-Bookish Christmas

Have a very Merry Christmas! Hugs, Diane

nancylee on Dec 21, 2021:

Make my profile cute!

I hope these make you smile :)

MuggleMom on Dec 21, 2021:

Wishing you a joyous season!! May it be filled with great stories!

Profile Deco swap #7- Bookish Christmas


neca84 on Dec 20, 2021:

Merry Christmas , Carol x p o i

yvonne401 on Dec 19, 2021:

APDG ~ Christmas - 12/25

Wishing you a fun and safe Christmas!



nannycat on Dec 19, 2021:

A.P.D.G.Christmas,..Have a very Happy C hristmas to you and you loved ones............................. stay safe

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