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KSENiA

KSENiA
Date Joined: April 14, 2012
Last Online: November 18, 2017
Birthday: January 4, 1978
Country: Israel
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About Me

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: Within Temptation, The Pierces, Kyla La Grange and LP. Last live gig I went to and loved: LP.

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 hamburgers.

I read mostly fantasy books and watch SiFi movies and TV shows. (I almost never watch dramas, but I do like good funny comedies and Kdramas are my guilty pleasure). Currently I read Imp series and watch American Gods and Younger. Last movie I really liked: big screen - Ghost in the Shell, TV - 3 Generations.

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 343 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 me 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 Pérez-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

Smiley69 rated for WIYM: True or False? on Nov 18, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the gorgeous postcard! I think the truth is: you have over 300 Christmas decorations!
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Comment: Thanks for sharing!
bluehairedmary rated for NYUP Return to Me #2 on Nov 17, 2017
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Comment: I love the Degas pc you sent for me! Your cute Christmas pc will be in the mail asap!
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Comment: Thank you for reading Midnight Riot by Ben Aaronovitch, Ksenia! I'm glad you enjoyed it, but I'm sorry you found several things to be annoyed about. I wonder if I'll notice those things on my reread? Because, I must admit, your thoughts didn't raise even the slightest of memories in me, though I KNOW I read that book! :-) Anyway, thank you for reading, and thanks especially for sharing your thoughts!!! :-) <3
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Comment: I got your cards and my cards on the same day! I love them and the extras that you sent for me!! I think it's great that you have a way to connect with your mom through sending the cards that she gave you, I know things like that help me feel closer to my dad <3. I will have yours in the mail as soon as I get some more stamps!!!
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Comment: Thank you for such a lovely card.
suepier rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #55 on Nov 10, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the great postcard from Tel Aviv.
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Comment: I love the elephant card! Thanks for your postcard
smadronia rated for CL: Traveling Book Card - Round 1 on Nov 9, 2017
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Comment: Thank you! I have added my recommendation and I'll be passing it along
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Comment: What a fabulous pop-surrealism postcard you've sent! And of course I love the three clowns accompanying their costume matching children and the whole pastel dream world...
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Comment: That was a gorgeous double sided card. I loved it, and fun to hear from you again.
zerosummons rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #55 on Nov 7, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the super cute ice cream card!
NoriMai rated for Pinterest - Halloween/Samhain on Nov 6, 2017
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Comment: Lovely pins.
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Comment: Thanks ksenia. Love love the stamps and the postcard u chose. Have a good day!
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Comment: Thanks for sharing!
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Comment: Hi Ksenia, thank you for the great Christmas PC. I always enjoy your PC's because you send great postage stamps :) Israel has beautiful stamps. Mooming sticker <3 Have a lovely day. Take good care.
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Comment: Ksenia! Look what my mother brought me from the post office today! Your First and Last Line postcard made it to me in just two weeks! I'm happily VERY surprised at how fast it made it to me. :-) That is the first line in Blackbirds? Curious... I really need to read that series. I think I'll buy it. :-) (The last line had me going "WHAT is what it is? What?!" lol) And you rode on that mechanical elephant? Wow! Thank you so much for sharing! ❤❤❤
Artistic rated for Reading Log - 3rd Quarter on Oct 31, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for such a detailed log! Nice work.
PostcardAl rated for NYUP: Send a painting on Oct 31, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the card of the Takashi Murakami painting. I wasn't familiar with this artist, but I love the style! Best, al

Rating Overview

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Comments

ToujoursMoi on Nov 8, 2017:

Thank you so much for the extra card for this round. That was such an amazing one, which I really enjoyed. ❤️

smadronia on Oct 23, 2017:

Psst. Some of your images, like the bottom ones, are not showing anymore

A123987 on Oct 11, 2017:

I got my postcard back today for the "Send my postcard Home" swap - Thank you.

paraxparaxnoia on Oct 8, 2017:

A little add up to my message, please rate me for ESG: your home - photo scavenger hunt when you have a spare minute :) thanks!

HannahEnilk on Jul 6, 2017:

Hi Ksenia! I know the mail tends to be slow between the U.S. and Israel. Just wanted to check on Carpe Librum Reading Log May (Paper) and 55 question book survey (Paper), which included a pen pal letter. They were mailed June 10 and May 21st respectively. Do you think either is due for a resend? Let me know!

astrodogg on Jun 22, 2017:

ESG: Spread some Art! profile decoration

For Love and Country by David Lozeau

For Love and Country by David Lozeau

I've always loved Day of the Dead, and I think David does such quirky renditions!

willowsmarika on Jun 20, 2017:

Hey Ksenia!

So, I thought I go with a little different thing here and share with you one of my absolute favorite statues, or series of statues more like. I just think everyone should see these, they are just so, so beautiful and like, I really, really want one :( I hope you like them too! Also, here's a link to an article about them.

Swap: ESG: Spread some Art!

From: willowsmarika

LadyMalchav on Jun 18, 2017:

starry night

Starry Night Vincent Van Gogh

reader44ever on Jun 10, 2017:

That's very neat, about the Juicy Couture shirt! If you do buy it, I'd love to see a picture of you wearing it. :-)

reader44ever on Apr 20, 2017:

Did I tell you that I did buy Uprooted? Barnes and Noble had a sale a month or three ago - and I had coupons! - and I bought it, another book that I read and adored (And One Last Thing by Molly Harper), and Red Rising by Pierce Brown (I bought the rest of the trilogy later; rather nervous, as I hadn't - and haven't - read any of them, but hopefully I'll love this series like so many of my Goodreads friends), and a couple other books.. :-)

I also got a few other books from other sources. Here's a link to a picture/post I shared on Litsy: http://litsy.com/p/NHFZdktGMlNy :-)

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