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Phenyx

Phenyx
Date Joined: January 17, 2019
Last Online: November 13, 2019
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

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

• Adventure

• Crime

• Suspense/Thriller

• 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,

• Inception

• Shutter Island

• Trance

• Seven Pounds

• Catch me if you can

• 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:

• Dexter ( I love, love this one. Insanely intriguing)

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

• Suits (damn these guys know what they're doing)

• 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.

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 a postcard or note card or envelope for your swap 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), cactus, charms for TN, constellation

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

E- exploring, envelopes(handmade), embroidery,

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

G- galaxy

H- handmade(anything), Harry Potter,

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

J- journalling, Japanese culture and art related things,

K- Korean drama, kawaii, Korean culture and art related things

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

M- memo sheets, mindfulness, meditation, mountains, minimalism, maps, metal die, moon, milkyway

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(handmade on my wishlist), research, recycled paper,

S- stationery(obviously), stickers(refer to section below) , silver jewellery, stencils, sketches, succulents, stars

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,
  • 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)
  • Tea or anything edible
  • 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)
  • Maps

STAMPS: Clear or rubber (handcarved/store bought)

  • 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

marsiemade rated for Secret envelope #1 on Nov 4, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Lovely envie and perfectly filled. Thanks!
Response: I hope you can find something to use within the variety included. Thank you for the rating.
Drea3nvy rated for Profile Based Happy Mail on Nov 3, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the goodies
Response: I hope they are of some use to you. Thank you for the rating.
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for such a cool little package & stickers! I love how you folded everything. I hope you enjoyed your trip!
Response: I love writing, hence this swap was just perfect for me. It's lovely to hear you liked the package. Thank you for the rating.
Tverne05 rated for Washi Bag #6 (Int'l) on Nov 3, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thanks a bunch!
Response: Thank you for the rating.
Tverne05 rated for WTL: Washi Bag #6 on Oct 30, 2019
5
rating
Comment: THanks a bunch!
Response: Thank you for the rating
PrettyAlice rated for WTL: Washi Bag #6 on Oct 30, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thanks!
Response: Thank you for the rating
Nuisant rated for Secret envelope #1 on Oct 29, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thank you so much for such lovely happy mail!! I enjoy all the goodies you have sent me and I can’t wait to use them in my crafts!
Response: I had a great time putting it together for you. Happy to hear you can put them to some use. Thank you for the rating.
Mye rated for WTL: Washi Bag #5 on Oct 29, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thank you. 😊
Response: Thank you for the rating
Avi rated for Junk Journal Pack! ✨Int✨ on Oct 27, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thank you! I love the set of 3 tags!
Response: Glad you did. Thank you for the rating.
CookieMomster78 rated for Ephemera (paperswap) intl on Oct 16, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the ephemeral goodness. I especially like your hand-lettered package and presentation. Makes it feel like getting a birthday present!
Response: Aww... Glad to hear you could enjoy the package and its contents. Thank you for the rating.
Jrenewright rated for Washi Bag #5 (Int'l) on Oct 12, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Got it! Thank you so much 😊
Response: Thank you for the rating. Happy to hear it made it to you eventually.
Ace330660 rated for Washi Bag #5 (Int'l) on Oct 7, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the bags ! Will gladly pass them along !
Response: Thank you for the rating
Tverne05 rated for WTL: Washi Bag #5 on Oct 5, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thanks a bunch! Of course I will pass along in the next round.
Response: Thank you for the rating.
MamaMangrove rated for Flat Envie of Fun Part 25 on Oct 5, 2019
5
rating
Comment: I lived in India for 4 years long ago, & it holds a big place in my heart. I am always delighted to receive mail & ephemera from there so I was delighted to see your envie from India with my name in giant calligraphy! Thank you for the fun selection of goodies. The Cavallini notecard is lovely & I cherish the bookmark with the Dalai Lama's words of wisdom especially. May we meet in the mail again soon!
Response: Oh wow, now that's a surprising turn of events. I'm overjoyed to hear you liked what I included. I remember going through your profile to decide what to include. Thank you for the rating. Definitely would love to hear from you if we get paired in the future.
Fabriqueen rated for Stationery lovers swap #10 on Oct 2, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thank you so much for everything! I love the items you chose for me! Hugs, Diane
WanderingStar rated for Happy Mail Swap on Oct 2, 2019
5
rating
Comment: So today I received your package from our little swap! :) I was so excited! Thank you so much for all the nice things you sent me.. those adhesive strips are so cool.. did you make them?? My fav. (ofcourse) are those really cool little music sheets (is that a stamp??) and the stamped pictures you sent me.. Also: l<3ve the ephemera you included! Thank you!!
Response: Oh I'm happy to hear that you liked what I included. Yes I made those adhesives(kinda like vintage themed washi strips). Oh most definitely, yes it is a stamp. Those are some of my most loved stamps. Of recently I've been going crazy with them. So happy to hear the package arrived safely. Thank you for the rating. 😊🤗
paleyellowstar rated for Washi Bag #4 (Int'l) on Sep 26, 2019
5
rating
Comment: I have three of your sticker bags now Tenzing. Will do my best to find some stickers you might like. 😉
LunarBeauty rated for Junk journal kit...vintage theme on Sep 10, 2019
5
rating
Comment: I really liked the ephemera and the envelopes but the requirement for this swap was 4 tags, I only received 2 because it did not meet the requirements I rated a 3.
Response: Update|Sept 10: Thank you for re-rating. Hey dear, I clearly remember putting in the specified number of items, although I don't have a picture of the items included. If you could please recheck and let me know as the tags could've been confused with other ephemera(2 were small but on thick card stock) . Otherwise I am willing to rectify this. Apologies for the inconvenience.
Jodi1982 rated for Blind envelope: Happy Mail on Sep 10, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Hello! I received the package last night.... loved it. It was packaged so neatly! Thank you so much and happy swapping!
Lonestarchild rated for Flat Envie of Fun Part 24 on Sep 9, 2019
5
rating
Comment: OH! What a lovely little package of surprises! Thanks so much! (Wish I had your penmanship!)
Response: I'm so happy to hear you liked the package. Thank you the compliment and the rating.

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 77 12 18
Completed Fives Threes Ones
80 88 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
0 44 36 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. 💕

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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