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Date Joined: March 15, 2016
Last Online: December 5, 2020

Country: Malaysia

About Me

I am Karamjit but everyone calls me Karen.

I live in sunny Malaysia with my husband and daughter. We live in kota kinabalu, Sabah.

My race is punjabi and my religion is sikh. My mother and grandparents were from India. I am not particularly religious but i do believe in God. Sikhs dont eat beef and i do follow that.

I love spending time with my daughter. We have a lot of the same interest like collecting postcards, reading and journalling. She is the one to introduce me to washi tape and journalling.

My daughter had a few months break between high school and college and we spent that time together travelling a bit within Malaysia and Sabah. She has started college just recently and is doing her Cambridge A Levels.

My hobbies are reading, journalling and travelling.

I love reading. My favourite author at the moment is Amanda Prowse. I love any fiction especially thrillers and suspense novels. I never thought i would enjoy reading about grim reapers but i love the series by Darynda Jones. I have only read two books so far but i am really enjoying the series.

I love to decorate postcards, envelopes and of course my current planner which is a fauxdori traveller's notebook and a A6 hobonichi.

My favourite colours are red and orange. Not too much into pastels. I really love vibrant colours. I seem to have found a new love for turquoise colour recently.

I really enjoy adult coloring books especially the books by Johanna Basford. I have colored quite a few pictures in secret garden. My favourite colour pencils are Faber Castell polycromos. Smooth and vibrant colours.


I love swapping postcards.

I particularly like touristy one showing city or country view or famous landmarks of your country. I prefer single view postcards.

I love postcards of lighthouses.

I have started collecting postcards from all the states in the US. if you are in the US and are not sure what postcard to send me, i would appreciate a postcard from your state.

Nice stamps on the postcard would be appreciated.

I prefer my postcards written and stamped unless otherwise stated in a swap.

I will send out as the other's preference as i dont mind sending it naked or in an envelope.

Favorite Crafts

I love Japanese stationery.

My favourite pen at the moment is the Pilot Hi-Tec C Coleto. I love it because the barrel of the pen can insert 3 to 4 color refills at a time. There are about 15 ink colors and all of them are beautiful and vibrant. I love the 0.4 size refills.

I also love muji pens but there is no muji stores where i live so i get it mostly from ebay.

I love washi tape. My favourites are vintage, floral and patterns.

I am not too much into the glitter types.

I dont like washi tapes that dont stick well.

I am interested in making pocket letters but really do not know where to start. Some of my planner friends make the most beautiful pocket letters. I hope to get one done sometime hopefully soon.

I like die-cuts and stickers.

I like sticker flakes as they are so pretty but it can take forever to get it off the backing paper. Sure need a lot of patience for that.

Coffee and Tea

I love coffee. 2 cups when i wake up is a must otherwise i cant function (addicted)😉😉

I love tea too. I enjoy tea made the punjabi way which is tea leaves boiled in spices and milk. Its so yummy.

I dont mind teas in teabags. I would love to try any type of tea.


I rate my swaps as soon as i receive them. Please rate my swap as you receive them. I would really appreciate it.

If you have not received the swaps i sent you please please let me know before rating. I will resend it. Mail from Kota Kinabalu, Sabah where i live can be slow. Please allow some time as all my swaps are international.

I give incoming swaps to me extra time because in international swaps especially, delays are inevitable.

If you have not been rated it's because i have not received your swap.

If i still dont receive your swap then i will surely send you a message and see what we can work out.

I will never rate down anyone without giving them a chance or two😉

If there is any problem with the swap i send you please contact me. I will do my best to make it right.

I realise postcards seem to take longer even to Asean countries from my experience on Postcrossing and Postcard United.


  • notecards from anywhere as its quite hard to come by where i live.

  • letter writing paper.

  • Michael's recollections washi tape samples as i cant get it here.


I have a great phobia of rats especially the big black ones, so please nothing with rats and mice.

I am allergic to cigarette smoke as my sinuses flare up pretty bad.

Please no glitter in envelope. I am not glittery sort as again my sinuses flare up.

I respect everyone's religious beliefs but please dont send me anything religious though i dont mind postcards of mosques, churches, temples and any other place of worship.

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kacka rated for Map Postcard Swap on Sep 30, 2016
Comment: thank you so much for really beautiful card , one of the nicest i ever had..Thank you for the tea too, so sorry for the late rating.
ElenaMaz rated for Where You Live (PC) - May on Sep 13, 2016
Comment: thank you very much, I just got this! thanks for the elephant images and I would love to try monkey brain! it sounds very exotic!
Comment: What a beautiful postcard! Thank you for sharing more about the park with me...it sounds like a WONDERFUL place! Thank you for asking about my family as well! We are all doing much better. Hubby is learning his "new normal" as to his limits with his thumb, and today is the kids first day of school!
jydbys rated for 6 Postcards in June 2016 on Sep 3, 2016
SabrinaDeeBerry rated for WIYM: Pick 1 Postcard (July) on Aug 25, 2016
Comment: Thank you so much for the owl postcard! I love the stamps, deco tape, and stickers that you put on it. Happy traveling. (。◕‿‿◕。)
eepy rated for 2 PCs x 2 partners x 2 stamps=FUN! on Aug 24, 2016
Comment: Karen! Your card mailed Aug 16 arrived in my mailbox today - and I am truly delighted with it! I love all sorts of monkeys, apes and orangutans are my very favourites of all the primates. Now I have to admit with great embarrassment that a week ago I found a batch of mail on my desk - and in the batch was the card that you sent in June!! The one that I thought was lost. I am so sorry and wish I could give you many many hearts for your cards. Is there anything special I could send you from Canada? love, eepy
Response: No worries Emily i am glad you received both the postcards and that you liked them. I would love a postcard from Canada if you dont mind. Take care dear and all the best😘😘
matt319 rated for "Greetings From..." Postcard Swap on Aug 15, 2016
Fabriqueen rated for Touristy Postcard swap #6 on Aug 14, 2016
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful postcard! Hugs, Diane
SuZignomeMoM rated for NH: Single postcard swap on Aug 12, 2016
Comment: ♥ Thank you for the beautiful post card. I have stashed it with my other most treasured cards. I enjoyed reading about where you live. Thanks again.
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful map PC of Sabah, I love it! :D
widelo123 rated for Sunrise sunset PC & quote -- May on Aug 6, 2016
Comment: Karen, I just received your resend postcard. It is a beautiful sunset with palm trees. We do not have them here lots of pine trees. The weather has been extremely hot for the last month with lots of rain storms that last one half hour each when they come. I am feeling better and my sores have finally healed. Thank you, Shirley
TwoTurtles rated for Postcard Swap - Food on Aug 4, 2016
Comment: Hi Karen, love the postcard!!! Thanks for the lovely note as well!
yannajk rated for Precious Pen Pals June 2016 on Aug 3, 2016
Comment: Thank you so much for everything you've included, was so worth the wait :) expect a letter soon ^^ xx
marles rated for Show us your country #1 on Aug 2, 2016
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful card!!
Mark63 rated for Railway Postcard Swap on Aug 1, 2016
Comment: Thank you for your PC that arrived today. Thank you for the details on the back also. Regards Mark
daichki rated for 3 Postcards per Country #2 on Jul 31, 2016
Comment: Thank you.
Chromia rated for Washi Tape Sample Swap #3 on Jul 30, 2016
Comment: Such cute tapes! But giiirl!!!! That midori insert is soooooo preeeety!!! Thank you soooooo much!!!!!
Comment: Thank you for the nice pc depicting an earlier time, colorfully decorated, and your newsy note. I was once into Malaysia but did not visit the capital.
Margothecat rated for Postcard Swap - Butterflies on Jul 29, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card!
kittyfluffgal rated for WIYM: Pick 1 Postcard (July) on Jul 29, 2016
Comment: Thanks for the lovely postcard, I wish I could go swimming and diving there one day

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newrule on Dec 27, 2016:

Hope your Christmas went well! Happy New Year and best wishes for 2017!

newrule on Jul 11, 2016:

Hie Karen! Thanks for the Raya wishes. Hope u had a good holiday!

Carolien25 on Jul 5, 2016:

Welcome to my new group Touristy Postcard World. Hope you will enjoy yourself!!

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