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KSENiA

KSENiA
Date Joined: April 14, 2012
Last Online: September 21, 2018
Birthday: January 4, 1978
Country: Israel
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About Me

update 02/04 - I have my first 3, after 6 years of swapping. The justification of the rating is debatable... But it is, what it is. I went through hell in the last 2 months at work (was ill 3 times since January, because my body can't continue working 12 hours a day, while working on my art at spare time.) This was 2 day profile quote swap, that I signed long time before things got uneasy. Yes, I was late. yes I didn't send PM, I just explained I was late in the same profile comment as the swap itself. Things were collapsing at work (literally). I worked 17 hours that day, went home to sleep a bit and in a few hours went back to work to replace my boss who spent 36 hours without sleep. Eventually I took few minutes to complete the swap, and I got a few unpleasant words from my boss for that. Believe me sending additional personal explanation was out of question. And than I got ill. Funny thing is that 4 other, more experienced, partners were much more understanding, because as much fun swap-bot can be, it is still less important than real life.

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, Beatrice Eli 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: soy milk based cappuccino and pineapples.

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

  • Last book I loved: Iron and Magic (The Iron Covenant #1) by Ilona Andrews

  • Last TV show I loved: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Maigret

  • Last movie I really enjoyed: big screen - Ant-Man and the Wasp; TV/Netflix - A Fantastic Woman.

  • Stuff I am obsessed with right now: my next cosplay...

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 349 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. This year's Purim was spent as Angel Crawford from . At the latest Sci-Fi con during Passover I made 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...

my latest pic on social media:

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

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  • 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

POSTCARDS!

  • 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
  • TOURISTY POSTCARDS
  • 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

  • FLAVORED TEA
  • 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

Ratings

ElenaMaz rated for Spend the Day With Me - email swap on Sep 18, 2018
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Comment: Kasha looks good, I would try that! and the fancy sushi looks amazing! Thanks for sharing!
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Comment: Thank you very much for the review! It's been on my bookshelf for ages. Not sure it's a book I want to read though, just doesn't seem like my style.
neecie rated for Spend the Day With Me - email swap on Sep 18, 2018
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Comment: so good to have the holidays to enjoy & be able to create many beautiful pieces of art - it was my complete pleasure to imagine a day in your life with that lovely email ~
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Comment: What a wonderful - and full - day you had! I enjoyed getting a glimpse into your world, and seeing your beautiful art work. The sushi at the Japanese restaurant and your lunch both looked delicious.
Response: Glad you enjoyed. The day was quite full, indeed. Thank you for your kind words and heart.
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Comment: Thank you for sharing, very interesting.
Response: You're welcome, thank you for the heart.
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Comment: Sounds like a perfectly good book - a mystery to read in the pretext of historical fiction this month! :D
Response: I am hooked on the series - finishing the 3rd book right now. Thank you for the heart.
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Comment: I love how you love Tel Aviv :) I wish I loved the place I lived ... or the other way round :) I love your lottery plans :)
Response: I love my lottery plans too, wish they could come true some day. :D Glad you enjoyed my email. Thank you for the heart.
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Comment: I'm SURE I rated you before. It's GONE. Thanks for participating, & thanks for the interesting review. Added to my LGBTQ+ TBR :)
Response: You're welcome, thank you for the heart.
Nachtauge rated for Book Lovers Day swap! on Sep 12, 2018
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Comment: It's amazing how many books you read within a year! Thank you for swapping!
Response: You're welcome
Mugsie rated for Book Sentence POSTCARD! on Sep 10, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much for joining my swap and thank you for the postcard. The last sentence really makes me wonder about the book! Was it good? Thanks again!
Response: You're welcome, thank you for the heart. The book was very good. I love this series. I rarely read YA, but Rachel Cane has very unique story telling skill.
MsBellaDonna rated for FREE/AD pc JULY on Sep 8, 2018
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Comment: I could so hang out in that livingroom! Love it!
Response: Glad you liked it, thank you for the heart.
thelocalman rated for Reading Challenge 2018-August on Sep 8, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for sharing your thoughts about this play! It sounds very interesting and I've not seen the movie or read the play, however I will make sure to do so :)
Response: You're welcome, thank you for the heart.
mileymade rated for Book Lovers Day swap! on Sep 8, 2018
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Comment: Thank you!
Response: You're welcome
littlemissme84 rated for ESG: Shuffle your music #24 on Sep 3, 2018
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Response: thank you for the heart.
ariestess rated for ESG: Twenty Questions - August on Sep 3, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for sharing!
Response: You're welcome
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Comment: The exhibition sounds so amazing, I wish you all the best! Such important subject matter :) don't worry about not driving, I have a license but I never drive, I just don't like it :/ I would love to live in London as well, I've only been there once but it had such a home-vibe it was amazing! Thanks for sharing :)
Response: You're welcome, thank you for the heart. The exhibition was quite a success. Thank you for your kind words. London is one of my favorite cities. I will be visiting in 3 weeks. It will be my 10th visit.
USAFwife rated for ESG: Twenty Questions - August on Sep 3, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the great answers :)
Response: You're welcome, thank you for the heart.
bluecrayons rated for My swap bot name on Aug 30, 2018
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Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
4.9992 2249 130 139
Completed Fives Threes Ones
1640 2663 1 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
311 1158 171 0
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Comments

Sammoning on Aug 7, 2018:

Heya, letting you know the postcard for NYUP: Return to Me #5 (with the big dog) has arrived back here, thank you so much!

Susanhoumala on Jul 5, 2018:

This is the famous blue dog of Louisiana.

MCGalaxy on Jul 3, 2018:

OK here it is from a different link it showed up on my page so hopefully it shows up here too

itsnobody on Jul 2, 2018:

Hello Ksenia. This time the code will work haha. Here is the beautiful picture of Gustave Courbet.

gustave

I learned a lot about him in university this semester and he became one of my favourite authors.

swap: Art lovers - newbie friendly

Gnoe on Jun 15, 2018:

Hello dear Ksenia, THANK YOU for your Postcard Roulette February additional pc which I received today!!! On June 15th! Wow. Thank you for thinking of me and I hope you are well (or at least better than earlier).

nannydino on May 23, 2018:

Thanks so much for returning my postcard, and the beautiful postage stamps.Happy Spring swapping! peace love light

TexyDeb on May 6, 2018:

YEAH!

veronicallama on Apr 22, 2018:

Glad to hear your postcard made it back home, KSENiA!

veronicallama on Apr 22, 2018:
MsBellaDonna on Apr 2, 2018:

My lovely postcard has made its way back to me, thank you so much!!

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