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KaliOya

KaliOya
Date Joined: September 30, 2019
Last Online: January 25, 2020
Birthday: August 28
Country: United States

Musical Interests

I love listening to almost all types of music. I have an eclectic music collection and I enjoy discoverying new genres of music to listen to or new artists. I think it is so fun and cool to discover a new genre, band or vocalist that I have never heard of before. I like country, rap, hip-hop, classical, jazz, blues, bluegrass, metal, punk, ska and the list just goes on. I like knowing other peoples playlists, what they are currently into and their all time favorites. So I will put and example of music that I do not enjoy. There is a piano composition called 4:33 where the pianist plays nothing for 4 minutes and 33 seconds. I do not know what the composer was thinking but maybe they wanted people to react to the silence and the pianist not playing. I do not like this style of music. I have played various instruments since I was 5 years old. Piano, flute, oboe and cello are all instruments I learned to play in the past. Currently I am learning to play the viola and guitar. I hope with the viola is to have a classical training and then branch into learning how to fiddle the viola.

Not Into, No Thank You

I am not a fan of real domestic cats. I say real domestic to mean the living animal that people keep as pets. I just have never liked them very much. I am okay with fictional cats and big cats (lions, panthers etc). Such as the cats from the musical Cats. I actually really like them. As well as the Thunder Cats (I like both versions 1985 and 2011). So, real pet cats NO, animated and fictional cats YES, big cats yes:)

Thumbs Up

I am a little reluctant to put something on this list: #1-I truly like most things, so unless it is stated on my "Dislikes" I would enjoy it. #2-I do not want to stifle anyone's creative process in producing their swap. I also want my swap partner to have fun creating. So the list below is only some things that I like slightly more than other things. If you gave me something not on this list I would be just as happy! #3-I like variety and would hate to only receive things on this list :)

That being said below is a list of things I enjoy a little more than average:
* hedgehogs.
* bison/buffalo.
* comic books.
* manga and anime.
* boardgames.
* narwhals.
* beetles and scarabs.
* skulls (real, cartoon and Dia de los Muertos)
* All Saints Day and Dia de los Muertos Celebrations.
* matadoras/toreras.
* tribal, ethnic and cultural art.
* things written in Sanskrit, Arabic, Hebrew, Kanji, Kana, Mayan, Egyptian (basically languages not using the Latin Alphabet)
* frogs.
* turtles.
* honey bees, bumble bees, asian giant hornets and yellow jackets.
* enjoy journaling.
* pen palling.
* letter writing.
* hand fans especially ones that are decorated (the accordion folding type made of silk, lace, wood or paper or fans that do not fold and are woven out of bamboo, palm fronds or grasses)
* handkerchiefs
* dark humor
* macabre art
* mythology from around the world
* goddesses from around the world

What I Like to Read

I am not a fan of the romance genre. While I will read from almost any genre the following I tend to read more often: thrillers, suspense, mystery, paranormal, fantasy, alternative history and science fiction. I also like to read "How To" books.

About Me

Greetings, I enjoy creating snail mail, happy mail, mail art, making envelopes, handmade crafts such ATCs and Decos to name a few. In general I normally decorate my envelopes and write medium to long letters and enjoy creating well thought out happy mail. But I am very okay with receiving any type of snail mail. I also like telling personal stories in my letters (in hopefully an entertaining manner). I like receiving postcards from all over the world. I have been crafting since I was a little girl. But I still consider myself an amateur crafter. I enjoy learning new things and having new experiences. I also enjoy music playlists, books to be read lists, currently watching on tv lists, best movies lists and collecting food and drink recipes. I enjoy cooking and hosting dinner parties and cocktail parties. Enjoy sewing clothes and quilts. Have been wanting to learn to knit socks. I am into tabletop games: board games, RPGs, card games, video games etc. I am a comic book/manga lady. Some comics/manga that I really enjoy: Wonder Woman, Dragon Ball, Fables, Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur, Squirrel Girl, Lady Snowblood. I enjoy photography and I consider myself an amateur. I enjoy both color and black and white and like instant photography like Polaroid. I enjoy being in nature and nature based activities such as swimming in the ocean and lakes, camping, backpacking, rock climbing, park exploration, letterboxing, scavenger hunts. I enjoy the following sports: baseball (Go Atlanta Braves!!!), hockey, rugby (I like Fiji and New Zealand), jai-alai, UFC and water polo. I currently am learning how to keep a planted freshwater aquarium. I am starting it out with a few plants, snails and shrimp. I am into cryptozoology and like reading articles, books about them and podcast/youtube videos on the topic. I enjoy puzzles: such as logic, math, jigsaw and cryptograms. I also like doing extreme dot to dots (the kind that have at least 400 dots). I also enjoy studying maps, both old and new, fiction and non-fiction.

Beverages

I am really into drinking tea. I enjoy all types of tea, black, green, herbal, fruit, flower, fermented, white, red, yellow, chai, matcha and this list could go on and on! I like both hot and iced tea. When I purchase tea it does not matter to me if the tea is in bags or loose or compressed. I enjoy finding a tea that I normally cannot get such as one I find on my travels to different places or a blend from a local tea shop. I enjoy cider both hot and cold and sweet and hard. I especially enjoy ciders produced by local small businesses. Another drink I enjoy is ginger beer. So much better than ginger ale! I love carbonated water both with and without flavors. I love finding a new flavored carbonated water! I am not a fan of straight coffee but like coffee flavored drinks like frappes and lattes and macchiatos that are mainly not coffee:)

Things I Use

Below is a list of things that I use in my everyday life to create snail mail, happy mail, mail art, journals and crafts.
* washi tape.
* stationery paper with fun, beautiful, or unique graphics (in general I usually like unlined paper and 8.5 by 11 inches (A4)
* pages from travel, outdoors, fashion magazines.
* pages from comic books and manga or the funny pages from the newspaper, children's books, sheet music,
* photographs (of pretty much any and all things both color and black and white)
* seed packets.
* dried leaves and flowers.
* stickers.
* markers for coloring and hand lettering, pencils (both wood and mechanical .7 or .9 lead), colored pencils.
* envelopes of all sizes and colors both decorated and plain.
* used postage stamps.
* old fashion keys.
* maps.
* domino pieces
* bottle caps (particularly the metal ones from glass soda and beer bottles)
* playing cards with either unique fronts or backs

What Movies I like to watch

Genres that I especially am in to:
* horror, while slasher films are okay what really makes me happy are psychological horror films, dark and creepy in your head type of stuff
* mystery
* science fiction
* fantasy
* foreign films
* black and white films
* silent films

Podcasts and YouTube

Here are a few that I watch/listen to. I would love for you to leave suggestions in the comments section of my page:)
* DrabbleCast (podcast)
* Adventure ZONE (podcast)
* ToastyGames (YouTube)
* AJ Pickett-Monster Ecology (YouTube)
* Ant Lab Games (YouTube)
* The Dice Tower (YouTube)
* LARPs: The Series (YouTube)
* Cooking with Dog (YouTube)
* The Domestic Geek (YouTube)
* Crime Junkie (podcast)

Ratings

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Comment: Love the snails the stickers and the mini envelopes is appreciated thank you
carfra89 rated for ABCUSA ~ Character Stickers on Jan 23, 2020
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Comment: Thank you soo so much!! You sent so many great stickers! This swap was so exciting to go through, I canโ€™t pick a favorite! Thank you. :D
Response: You are welcome so much:) Very glad you are enjoying the stickers. Thank you for the heart and happy swapping in 2020.
aero rated for SF-Winter Blues notecard -USA on Jan 23, 2020
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Comment: This was absolutely fabulous ๐Ÿ™†Thank you so much for a whole bunch of extras ๐Ÿ˜ŠMany Blessings and Joy your way๐Ÿ˜‡
Response: Super glad you are enjoying the swap! You are most welcome. It was fun figuring out what to send you. I hope you are able to use everything. Thank you for the heart and have a blessed 2020.
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Comment: You picked the right cut-n-paste for me. Noble's 'Hounds in a barn' is a beautiful painting. Makes a very nice postcard to receive. Thank you.
Response: I was hoping you would like the hound painting!!! Makes me happy that you did:) Thank you for the heart and happy swapping in the new year.
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Comment: The card is so cute and original, I really love it ๐Ÿ’• the idea and execution are both so good!
Response: So awesome that you liked the ATC that I made for you! I had a lot of fun making it. Thank you for the compliment it means a lot being that was the second ATC I have ever made. Thank you for the heart.
Cindymt rated for CTMHStamper Gives for Grief Help on Jan 13, 2020
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Comment: Great Advice!
Response: Thanks so much. And thank you for the heart.
bluecrayons rated for Beginnings Bible Study on Jan 13, 2020
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Comment: great study. thank you.
Response: You are welcome and thank you for the heart.
MsBellaDonna rated for Interest me no. 76 on Jan 12, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for the book recommendation, your wonderful letter and all the goodies! Wow! I so enjoyed all of it! I haven't read too much fantasy but I have come to love dragons (Game of Thrones). I very much like your tradition of a "Good Fortune" meal on New Year's Day! Unfortunately my family is somewhat scattered but it would be fun to do with friends. The hot chocolate will be the perfect pick-me-up on an afternoon at work! Thanks again for everything! :)
Response: I am glad you enjoyed my letter. I bet a lot of people become lovers of dragons by watching Game of Thrones! lol Whatever you read, I hope you enjoy it. Thank you for the heart and happy swapping in 2020.
Hyshu rated for Weight loss accountability buddy on Jan 11, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the great intro letter. You have a lot of ambitious goals. I hope to be of some help with them. I will be writing you back but using the Message system on Swap-bot instead of email. That way I know right away if I hear from you. I will write you hopefully tomorrow.
Response: I am glad you got my email. Thank you for agreeing to be my busy. I will be on the lookout for your message here on the Swap-Bot site. Thank you for the swap. Good luck!
fortannam rated for Thrifted and gifted #1 on Jan 8, 2020
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Comment: WOW! Where to start?! So many amazing things I canโ€™t wait to use! Iโ€™ve seen the movies and enjoy them so will be fun to watch again, the fleece scraps are great- Iโ€™ve been sewing fabric scraps on paper cards and so those will be perfect! I love the tin, and mug, and popcorn! And the handmade envelopes are great! And one can never have too many bags! Thank you again SO much for all the fun prizes!!
Response: I am so very glad your swap arrived and you enjoyed it! I had lots of fun putting this swap together. I hope you can put everything to crafty use:) I would love to see a photograph of the cards you sew fabric to. Happy swapping in 2020. Thank you for the heart.
Harineke rated for Natural World Postcard on Jan 8, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely see turle card. Very thoughtful. Love, love love it.
Response: You are welcome. Glad it made it to you so quickly. Thank you for the heart and happy swapping in 2020.
Sparrowlings rated for Handmade Postalettes #4 on Jan 7, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely postalette- I ADORED the house edge on the flap, it was such a cool way to use cutouts!!! I absolutely understand being nervous when y ou start out, I was a wreck, pfft! Also, honestly- the coaches here probably know your cousin, they all seem to know each other!! I hope to see you in the mail again soon <3 (P.S.- For Postalettes, try using those paper/card stock folders you can get at the dollar tree! Theyโ€™re sturdy, and all you have to do is reinforce the edges and youโ€™re golden!)
Response: You are most welcome:) So happy to hear you liked the house cutouts I used for the flap! I had a good time working on this swap, so it is nice to receive your positive feedback. Thanks for the tip. Hope to see you in another swap! Thank you for the heart.
debbiespoms rated for WIYM: Postcard Envelope INTL on Jan 2, 2020
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Comment: Why thank you for the wonderful selection of PC's ( Esp. the coloring PC's) and the stickers! Loving them! Happy New Year!
Response: You are so very welcome:) So glad you like the coloring postcards. Have fun coloring. Have a great 2020!
Prettyexpressions rated for Fast Blind Swap 6 on Jan 2, 2020
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Comment: Thank you!!!!
Response: You are welcome. Thank you for the heart and happy swapping:)
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely letter...sorry it had gotten misplaced.
Response: You are welcome! Just glad it made it to you:) Thank you for the heart.
Drone rated for Interest me no. 75 on Dec 21, 2019
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Comment: Sorry for the delayed rating! I had a couple to do at once recently and this one slipped through the cracks somehow. Thank you so much for the excerpt. I loved the little booklet you put together and I loved hearing about your reading habits. I'm the type who has to read one book at a time for full immersion, but I wish I could have 5 going at once!
Response: No worries about the delay. I understand. Just glad the swap made it to you. Very happy you enjoyed the swap I created for you:) Happy reading!!! Thank you for the heart.
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Comment: Thank you for the tea and goodies :D
Response: You are so welcome: ) Thank you for the heart.
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Comment: Pretty neat how you made your envelopes! Very nice and creative. Thanks for the extrasโ€ฆI liked the decorated envelope that you mailed them in as well...Happy Holidays
Response: You are welcome. I really enjoyed making them for you! I hope you are able to use them all. Happy holidays to you too. Thank you for the heart.
flofirenzie rated for First & Last Lines No. 16 on Dec 12, 2019
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Comment: cute postcard
Response: Thank you and happy swapping.
Bhindblueeyes rated for KaliOya's First ATC on Dec 10, 2019
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Comment: I love this ATC so much!!!!!!!!!!! I think it may be my good luck charm at winning a lottery spot!!! (I really, REALLY want to do this year's!). I can't believe this was your first ATC!!
Response: Well gosh your comment has me smiling from ear to ear! So happy you enjoyed receiving my very first ATC:) Really hoping it is lucky!!!! Thank you for the heart.

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Comments

JuneRosebud on Jan 11, 2020:

W E L C O M E to the WIYM ATCs Of The Alphabet Swap. I look forward to having you in the series=)

yvonne401 on Jan 4, 2020:

Welcome to Cold Hands Warm Hearts! It's great to have you here!

Blessings,

Yvonne

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