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Phenyx

Phenyx
Date Joined: January 17, 2019
Last Online: January 24, 2020
Birthday: May 7
Country: India
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About Me

So I've always been in love with the idea of snailmail. I've sent plenty of them while I was at boarding school and I guess it's something that just stuck with me. I've been toying with the idea of finding a penpal in this day and age and Voila I came across a YouTube video which directed me here. SO HERE I AM!!!

I am new to this but I will try my best to make the most of this system. I'm living in India but I'm a Tibetan. The whole idea of finding a penpal, learning about different cultures and getting to know other people (in an era of internet) is a beautiful experience.

I'm currently pursuing my PhD in Psychology and I'm not sure what trouble I've signed myself up for. Compared to that I'm hoping finding a penpal would be a breeze. :)

I'm also trying to learn Korean and Tibetan languages. I have always been someone who likes planning and preparing for simple things and they may not always be visible but they exist. So this year I began a bullet journal in Jan. I'm taking it slow so nothing too fancy as of now.

You can jump to the DIY and ABC section to know what to write or send me.

I am also open to personal swaps (containing what I'm looking for-mentioned below). Drop me a message if you are interested.

NOTE: Please message me if you don't receive my snailmail. I send all swaps before the deadline. If any mail has been misplaced or doesn't arrive, I will resend if necessary.

I am looking for

  • Carved rubber stamps & clear stamps (mainly vintage themed, botanical themed, retro and grunge)
  • Anything vintage themed(book pages, stickers, diagrams, ephemera, maps, music sheets, illustrations etc)
  • Anything botanical (papers, stickers, diagrams, cut-outs, etc.)
  • Rubber pieces from a sheet (for stamp carving) any size will do
  • Pressed flowers/leaves/plants

Favorite Books

So I'm not a complete bookworm but yeah I'm a voracious reader. I don't think I can remember all the books I've ever read. My all time favourite genres are

β€’ Adventure

β€’ Crime

β€’ Suspense/Thriller

β€’ Sci-fi

I have read a few non-fiction as well but mostly self help and personal development books.

There's something about a story that sticks with me while I forget it's name/title. Does that happen with you too ?

Favorite Movies

I think I can definitely say I enjoy a bit of every genre (except war movies or those based in that time) But there are a few that stick with me, even after the passage of time I remember scenes vividly and enjoy watching them again and again. Like,

β€’ Inception

β€’ Shutter Island

β€’ Trance

β€’ Seven Pounds

β€’ Catch me if you can

β€’ Shawshank Redepmtion

Favorite Television

Well this is indeed something that requires the patience to follow and if you happen to miss or hear of a particular show late then the binge watching begins (guilty). You know you've done that too. By the way a few of my personal favourites are:

β€’ Dexter ( I love, love this one. Insanely intriguing)

β€’ Prison Break (I think the planning and plotting just drew me in as someone whose completely into the whole planning and organising bit)

β€’ Suits (damn these guys know what they're doing)

β€’ Lie to Me ( I'd be surprised maybe shocked to ever know of any Psyc student who doesn't love this one)

I've reached this far and I haven't yet mentioned this whole new world of K-dramas that I've been going gaga over (Not joined the K-pop bandwagon, yet). It's been a completely new world that has gotten me intrigued about Korea- its culture, food, people and language (Yes, I picked up a few words from the TV series and yes I'm struggling to learn Korean). I don't want to list all the K-Drama, as it's never ending.

TEAS

I don't have any allergies but I prefer herbal green teas in any flavour.

DIY

While it's been a few years since I decided that I want my life to be productive and minimalistic(I'm trying my best). A big reason I began DIYing and recycling things around me to make optimum utilisation of resources. While doing this I try to pick up a new skill every now and then. It could be small but as long as it helps sustainability.

Also please don't be surprised if I reuse magazines, newspapers and envies for your mail.

RAK's, Tags & Wishlist

Outgoing

Incoming

Thank you

ABC's

So I skimmed through a few profiles and thought I'd include this section to help you decide what you could send/write about or maybe find common ground with me.

I will keep updating it regularly

A - artwork(your original), Asian

B- books (of any kind), bright colours, baking, Bristol paper (any size), birds, botanical

C- calligraphy, clear stamps, cardstock paper(any size), challenging myself, compassion, craft, colours(mostly all, except glitter or shimmer), charms for TN, constellation

D- dogs, doodle, DIY, drawing, die cuts (nature themed, botanical, underwater theme, labels, tags, mini doilies, paper lace)

E- exploring, envelopes(handmade), embroidery,

F- french fries, flowers, feathers, fitness, fragrance(like mostly earthy and fruity but not flowery),

G- grunge,

H- handmade(anything), Harry Potter,

I- introvert, illustration, instant photo(Polaroids, Instax), inkpads(slightly used will also do), inkpens(Lamy, monteverde, conklin)

J- journalling, Japanese culture and art related things,

K- Korean drama, Korean culture and art related things

L- leaves, learning new skills, lace(fabric/paper)

M- memo sheets, mindfulness, meditation, mountains, minimalism, maps, metal dies, mushrooms

N- note card(blank inside)

O- organising, optimisim, oceans

P- pastel colours, plants, poetry (about life, nature, emotions, humorous, haiku, your original), pens, paper(all kinds for scrapbooking esp. handmade/recyled), photo/photography, painting, funky paper clips, pouch(stationery), pressed flowers/plants,

Q- quotes,

R- reading, rubber stamps(refer to section below), research, recycled paper,

S- stationery(obviously), stickers(refer to section below) , stencils, sketches,

T- travelling, trees, TN inserts (B5 slim, dotted pages), twine/thread

U- universe, uniball pens,

V- vintage, vellum,

W- washitape(refer to section below), writing, walking, winter, watercolours, workout, wax paper

X-

Y- yoga,

Z- zentangle, zen, zines, zip pouches

DISLIKES : Please don't send

  • Glitter,
  • Neon colour
  • Puffy or 3D stickers,
  • Anything kiddish like Winnie the Pooh, Hello Kitty, Pokemon, Manga, Emojis, and Disney related (save it for someone who will enjoy them)
  • Rainbows
  • Roses
  • Anything in bright gold (rose gold is fine)
  • Anything planner related like (days, months, dates etc. I am into bujo but 95% of the time I prefer to handwrite hence I won't end up using any of them sent)
  • Postcards (I don't swap them and don't have much use for them)
  • Imitation jewellery(I'm allergic to them)

Washitape & Stickers

Since I'm obsessed with these I thought they deserved a separate section of their own.

LIKES

  • Pastel colours
  • Images of coffee, books, stationery
  • Asian culture or Asian food related,
  • Sketch images,
  • vintage
  • postage stamps
  • Nature themed (flowers, feathers, birds, plants, mountains, leaves, trees)
  • Maps

STAMPS: Clear or rubber (handcarved/store bought/pre-loved)

  • botanical theme
  • vintage patterns
  • grunge
  • retro

Flakes & Angels

I'm disheartened that I would have a need to mention flakes but at the same time I'm grateful for the angels in here.

Ratings

vlhafer54 rated for WTL: Washi Bag #8 on Jan 18, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you for the great choice of selections.
Response: Thank you for the rating and have fun swapping washi.
paperboats9 rated for Blind washi swap #2 on Jan 17, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you for the great selection of washi tapes, Palmo! It was wonderful to receive a swap from you for once :) you're right - my prayers have been hear haha! xx
Response: Yippppeeeeee..... I will writing to you soon again but I guess before that I might receive a mail from you again... Hahaha... Hope you like something from the washi included.
5
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Comment: OH MY GOSH... not only did you create an absolutely beautiful tag flip, but the magnet made my heart melt!!! My mom and I love magnets and it was such a sweet thing to receive!!! Thank you for such beautiful mail, I'm in love with it!!!!
Response: You won't believe how glad I am to hear that my mail put a smile on your face. From one grateful heart to another. Thank you for the rating.
5
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Comment: Thank you 😊 I can’t believe how fast it arrived! Lots of great ideas. Your fern stamp is gorgeous.
Response: Hahaha... It tends to happens once in a while that mail reaches so quickly. I'm so glad you liked them, the fern is one of the stamps I handcarved myself. Thank you for the rating ☺️
traumzucker rated for Private Vintage Themed Swap on Jan 1, 2020
5
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Comment: Your swap was waiting for me when i came home from the holidays! Thank you so much for the beautiful surprise! Everything was so carefully designed and crafted, im in awe! I had so much fun discovering all the little details and the goodies you picked for me! I cant wait to use them in my journals~ Oh, and your calligraphy is so beautiful! Thank you for this very special and heartfelt swap <3
Response: I'm really glad to hear you liked what I had included and it was as much fun for you to open every little surprise as much as it was for me when I packed them. Looking forward to see your mail again in the future sometime and thank you for the rating. 😘
5
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Comment: Thank you for your mail and even more for resending it. And now have a nice afternoon. :)
Response: I'm glad they made it to you, although I didn't quite understand why it was returned initially. Have fun and thank you for the rating.
5
rating
Comment: Thanks so much!
ashanti2106 rated for Send 3 From the List! #14 on Dec 13, 2019
5
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Comment: Thank you for the great swap. I like everything you've included! Happy holidays!!
Response: Wow this one arrived quicker than I expected. Snailmail never fails to surprise me. Thank you for the rating and happy to hear you liked what was included. Happy holidays!
vandenyne rated for Paperlovers - quick destash INTL on Dec 10, 2019
5
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Comment: thank you so so much for everything!!! i really loved the see-through paper and stickers a lot :)))
Response: Thank you for the rating. I'm so glad you did find something useful.
5
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Comment: Thank you for your letter! :)
dorcii rated for Traveling Notebook Adventures #6 on Dec 9, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the notebook, I received it :)
WoodlandBanshee rated for Destash swap #6 on Dec 7, 2019
5
rating
 
saturnsrings rated for 15 Old Book Pages on Dec 7, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Just got this in the mail today! Thank you for the lovely book pages!
InTheWoods rated for Stamped images swap on Dec 6, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thank You for the stamped images !!! :)
nannycat rated for IPC: Send 2 on Dec 6, 2019
5
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Comment: thank you for the lovely things you sent. i hope you enjoy the holiay seoson warm regards Wendy
Tverne05 rated for WTL: Washi Bag #7 on Dec 5, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thanks! I will pass along in the next round.
Moxieroe rated for Secret envelope #2 on Dec 5, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thank you so much for the great envelope! I really like it I really love the variety of stickers.
Tverne05 rated for Washi Bag #7 (Int'l) on Dec 5, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thank you. Will pass along.
cmalaina rated for WTL: Washi Bag #7 on Dec 5, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thank you
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for these lovely pastel washi tapes!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 94 18 22
Completed Fives Threes Ones
105 108 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
0 56 49 0
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Comments

earthnk on Nov 4, 2019:

Hi Tenzing, Traveling notebook swap #6 is winging it's way to you as of today! 😊

Ciska76 on Oct 31, 2019:

Thank you so much for the clear stamps for ISS: 5,4,3,2,1 tag. Look forward to using them. πŸ’•

Elenamarie on Oct 8, 2019:

10 Rubber Stamp Swap is on its way to you! Let me know when you receive it on the other side of the world:)

daydreamer47 on Aug 2, 2019:

Palmo! I got the handmade tn insert, thank you! The quality seems really great too. Itll be a very loved addition to my collection 😊 xo

user6937 on Jul 3, 2019:

I love the coin, too! Coins are allowed into Canada :)

user6937 on Jul 3, 2019:

Aaaannnnnnd, guess what showed up today!? These altered paperclips are NOT what I was expecting! They're much better! Thank you so much 😘

user6937 on Jun 26, 2019:

Hi! I got the airmail Washi tape samples today! (Tags > Themed Washi Tag Swap). Still hope for the other tag :)

Marryth on Jun 19, 2019:

Thank you for the planner stickers & little washi samples towards my ISS group May wishes - I'm looking forward to using them! :)

rainbowfizz on Jun 19, 2019:

Thanks for the Happy Mail Tag International. It arrived this morning :-)

Rainydancer on Jun 5, 2019:

thanks so much for the lovely 5,4,3,2,1 tag!

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