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Date Joined: June 28, 2011
Last Online: August 23, 2013
Birthday: December 20, 1989
Country: Indonesia
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About Me


I'm Aini from Indonesia. I'm studying English Literature in uni and I love everything about books; not only the stories they contain, but also the texture and smell of the paper. The first thing I do when I open a book is sniff the pages. Mmmm.

Languages also interest me. I'm a grammar freak in my native language and I love editing other people's work (although I'm not confident to do it in English yet). I like to write but I really hate trying to find names for my characters. I've also participated in NaNoWriMo a couple of times but have never won.

I first got into swapping from the postcard swapping forum in the 2011 NaNoWriMo. From there I was introduced to Postcrossing, which finally led me to Swap-bot.

The post here is really unpredictable. Sometimes it can only take a couple of days, but other times it can take up to 3 months to send things overseas - especially since I use stamps, not express packets, to send postcards and letters. I hope you will be patient and message me if a swap from me has not arrived yet. :)

Favorite Books

I love to read and I love series! Some of my favourites are Harry Potter, A Series of Unfortunate Events, The Bartimaeus Trilogy, Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Animorphs, Everworld, and The Three Investigators. I also love Sputnik Sweetheart, Alive, Into Thin Air, Jurassic Park, Water Wings, and anything else by Morris Gleitzman, Agatha Christie and Astrid Lindgren.

Lately I've been trying to read books outside my comfort zone, and I've found new favourites in Anna Karenina and The World According to Garp.

From my classes I've also found enjoyment in reading short stories. Some of my favourites are The Snows of Kilimanjaro by Ernest Hemingway and Silence by Alice Munro.

Favorite Movies

21 Grams, 28 Days Later, Another Earth, Be Kind Rewind, The Cat Returns, The Dark Knight, Dawn of the Dead, Dead Poets Society, The Hobbit, Jurassic Park, Let Me In, Life is Beautiful, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, Magnolia, Matchstick Men, Meet the Robinsons, Monsters Inc., Pan's Labyrinth, The Prestige, The Royal Tenenbaums, Serendipity, Son Of Rambow, Spiderman, Spirited Away, Terminator 2, Where The Wild Things Are, X-Men 2, You've Got Mail.

Favorite Television

Some shows that I'm currently following are Modern Family, Once Upon a Time, Running Man (a Korean variety show), Sherlock (BBC), Adventure Time, Glee, and The Walking Dead.

While some of my all-time favourites that I don't watch anymore are The Simpsons; Survivor; Doraemon; Dragonball Z; Cardcaptor Sakura; Law and Order; Avatar: The Legend of Aang; Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles; Samurai X; Rove Live; Full House (the Korean drama series); and Kera Sakti (Sun Go Kong).

Favorite Music

I listen to a variety of things, but I mostly listen to pop music - I like my music to be easy listening. Some of my favourite artists are Lady Gaga, Florence + the Machine, Regina Spektor, A Fine Frenzy, Birdy, Ellie Goulding, Taylor Swift, Leona Lewis, Sugababes, All Saints, Robyn, Marina and the Diamonds... Hmm, strangely they all seem to be female musicians :/

I just recently discovered this Korean boyband called Big Bang. They're pretty awesome, their music is a mix of pop-hip-hop. Their leader, G-Dragon's, solo project is also worth a listen.

I also love soundtracks, whether they're a compilation from different singers/bands or instrumental. The only way I can listen to instrumental music is if I heard it first in a movie/TV show. Some of my favourite movie soundtracks are Another Earth, Where the Wild Things Are, The Lion King, Kick Ass, and Sucker Punch. While my favourite TV soundtracks are from Cardcaptor Sakura, Samurai X, Glee, Full House (the Korean TV series), and Nodame Cantabile.

Random Stuff I Like

  • Books
  • Bookmarks
  • Notebooks/journals (I buy them compulsively and now have a whole heap of them)
  • Postcards (any kind - whether it's tourist postcards or anything else)
  • Origami, especially paper cranes (I've started making 1000 paper cranes for over 2 years now, and am still stuck in the 600's)
  • Scuba diving and snorkeling
  • Water (the ocean, rivers, lakes, drinking water, rainwater, wave and liquid patterns, water-bending, etc.)
  • Languages (I'm currently teaching myself Italian and the Korean alphabet)
  • Muggle quidditch (I don't play, but I watch it a lot on Youtube)
  • Cats and anything cat-related - I'm a cat-person even though I don't any cats
  • Animal print
  • Zombies (including Plants vs. Zombies!)
  • Sudoku
  • Tetris
  • Chips (the old game on Windows 95)
  • Word games and puzzles
  • Eyeliner (I like to experiment with cat eyes and smokey eyes)
  • Cooking (I'm not a very good cook, but at least the things I cook are edible, heheh)

Please Don't Send Me...

  • religious items (but it's okay if you want to write about (your) religion in letters, postcards, notes)
  • food/drinks containing alcohol
  • food containing pork.

These are just some things that I think other people would appreciate more than I would. :)

Current Projects


Comment: :( will re-rate if i ever receive anything
Discordia rated for SciFi Postcard Swap on Aug 10, 2013
Comment: Thanks for resending! Great postcard, too!
Response: Yaah, alright then! I have already resent it, because my other partner hasn't received it either.
naturenerd3 rated for SciFi Postcard Swap on Aug 7, 2013
Comment: Thank you for the resend
Fatima90 rated for International Postcard Pen-Pals #4 on Jul 21, 2013
Comment: Thank u so much for the lovely postcard :D and I would love to be ur pen-pal :D thank u again :)
Response: I'm glad the card has arrived! I look forward to hearing from you. :)
shadowmirror rated for My playlist in June 2013 on Jul 8, 2013
Comment: Thanks for the links and comments!
julianapena rated for My playlist in June 2013 on Jul 7, 2013
Comment: Awesome List of Songs! :)
Response: Thank you! I hope you found a new favourite. :)
chasinglights27 rated for My playlist in June 2013 on Jul 6, 2013
Comment: Loved your List of songs! :P
kafekafe rated for My playlist in June 2013 on Jul 4, 2013
Comment: Thanks for the great list! It was interesting to go through it. I think Kroncong Protol is the first Indonesian song I've ever heard. And you reminded me how good All Saint were, I'm gonna listen to some of their songs now!
DeSanggria rated for UNESCO WHC swap #11 on Jul 4, 2013
Comment: Hi Aini, I've been wanting to go to Borobodur for the longest time. :) Thank you for the lovely card. I hope to go there soon. Anne
Aiah rated for My playlist in June 2013 on Jul 3, 2013
Comment: I like Robie & Nicole, Spice girls and All Saints! Thanks
kgeslab rated for 100 Ideas - Keri Smith Inspired on Jun 29, 2013
Comment: Thanks! This was so much fun.
CraftyAngel rated for 100 Ideas - Keri Smith Inspired on Jun 26, 2013
mdkrouwel rated for UNESCO WHC swap #11 on Jun 20, 2013
Comment: Thank you for your great card! I do have a card of Borobudur, but not showing from this point of view!
ElanorC rated for AR - Postcard Swap #7 on Jun 20, 2013
Comment: Hello Aini! Thank you for this lovely postcard and the beautiful stamps! It was really kind of you to write such a long message. I was touched! :-) I hope you are having fun with your English courses as we Chinese have a saying, "Love what you do and do what you love!" Hugs from Taiwan. :-)
Response: You're welcome, Elanor! I hope everything goes well. Good luck! :)
topekagal66601 rated for Short Story Journal #7 on Jun 8, 2013
Comment: I like the prompt you gave... I've got all kinds of ideas going through my head... Now to just narrow it down to one! :)
Response: Glad it finally arrived! Happy writing! :)
anandatashie rated for Celebrating Poetry 2013 on Jun 7, 2013
Comment: Thank you for your lovely letter! I very much enjoyed the poems you enclosed. The poem by Marge Piercy is beautifully sad. Yours paints such a clear and bright picture, full of emotion and thought about a topic quite dear to me.
Artistic rated for Celebrating Poetry 2013 on Jun 7, 2013
Comment: Wow! That letter went around the globe several times before getting to me. Got it this week. Love what you had to say. And the poem is quite sad, melancholy. Thanks.
Navututu rated for If YOU COULD ? - EMAIL SWAP - R2 on May 12, 2013
Comment: Love the card and story! Thank you so much!
audrey rated for If YOU COULD ? - EMAIL SWAP - R2 on May 5, 2013
Comment: Thank you. Interesting answers.

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tanjch on Nov 10, 2013:

Hey :) How are you? I still haven't received the swap from our private swap :/

anrtist on Aug 17, 2013:

Thanx for being part of the LLL GROUP!

Skye2006 on Jul 27, 2013:


I would like to invite you to the "Great Asia Postcard Swap"


Thank you very much!

tweeandbiscuits on Jul 12, 2013:

Hi, I notice from my swap-bot outbox that you have read my email swap for the june playlist, please can you rate me fairly

abbyaguas on Jun 8, 2013:

Hello Aini :D

I hope you are doing well :D Thank you for being a part of ASIA Republic!

anrtist on Jun 1, 2013:

Hi! I just sent you an invite to LLL (Location) GROUP ;-) So you can keep up with world happenings & SWAPBOTTERS in Your Area! ENJOY & Blessings, cc

Cristin91 on Apr 22, 2013:

Happy Earth Day!

Thank you for joining my Recycled Greeting swap. :)

KogeLiz on Feb 5, 2013:

Fablehaven isn't as awesome as Bartimaeus, but its a good easy read of series. You get sucked in. It gets better each book. I'm going to start reading Percy Jackson series and also His Dark Materials series next!

KogeLiz on Feb 3, 2013:

LOVED Bartimaeus Trilogy! I'm currently finishing book 5 of Fablehaven. Have you read that series?

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