Swap-bot Time: June 20, 2021 11:56 pm


Date Joined: September 15, 2016
Last Online: January 19, 2017

Country: Philippines


01/19/17 Update

I have been MIA for a few weeks - got a new job and school has been keeping me so busy. Just got back from the PO here and still no word of my swaps :(

11/30/16 Update:

I went to the main post office earlier today to pick up my parcels (from eBay & Etsy) and I am disheartened because I still have not received any of my swaps. I have received my postcards (they were delivered straight to my building) but the others those in envelopes are still not here :(

***10/06/16 Update:

We've finally located my old account - @glaeken I didn't know it can be recovered after being deleted, it has been 6 years since I went on hiatus and so I created a new account to start anew - but after contacting admin and being told it can be recovered and merged - I went straight ahead.I am finally seeing SO MANY messages - and I am going through them.

Quick history - I joined this community in 2009 and had so much fun. In 2010 things got shaky BUT I SENT OUT MY SWAPS PRIOR TO GOING ON HIATUS. The last time I logged in was on the date I marked my swaps SENT. Never checking messages or whether or not my partners got them.

It was on that year, I quit my job and the home I grew up in was flooded, I lost a lot and safe to say - completely disregarded my swaps. It took 6 years before I am sure that I am now financially, mentally, and emotionally stable to continue.

ON MY 1 Ratings: I have contacted my PARTNERS @kirsti & @thefancyladygourmet who never received my swaps asking for their addresses (in case they have moved) so I could RESEND.

If I owe you a tag / swap / angel promise - please contact and I'd send it out as soon as possible.

I have swapped with so many awesome people before and I hope you are all still here, having fun.

Please Note: Postal System

We have a very slow postal service and based from previous swaps - it would take 8 to 10 weeks before my partners would receive my envelopes. Please I implore you to be patient.

I have a friend who works at the Regional Post Office here in Cebu City and she has told me the process our mails go through which is as follows:

There are several post offices scattered throughout the city, the nearest to me is in a school. I mail all of my swaps and happy mails there. From that post office - the mails are forwarded to the Regional Post Office, pick up is daily every morning. Once it reaches the Regional Post Office it is sorted and is sent to the MDC (Mail Distribution Center) where it is encoded before it goes out to its destination.

How long it sits in the MDC is can be a few days to a week - as they are understaffed and undermanned. Mails are marked with dates not on the day they are mailed but on the date they are received at the Regional Post Office. So I implore to please not rate me as late basing on the date you see on my mail. The same process in reverse for all incoming mails.

I will NEVER RATE a 3 or a 1 without communicating with my partner first. I'd like the same consideration too. Thank you.

About Me

Hi! Thank you for checking my profile. I hope I don't bore you and you'll continue through the end :)

I'm a 30 yr old female, law student currently in my 3rd year. I work from home as a virtual assistant. I am a planner girl with a penchant for hoarding planner accessories, journals, pretty papers, pins & clips and stamps. To be honest I was a little "embarrassed" to tell someone about my obsession with stickers, stationery and cute papers, scrapbooking stuff, my finished "output" didn't always look artsy or craftsy but they make me feel relaxed and happy so its all good.

Self-professed coffee and tea addict. My brain does not start to function till I've had my cup of coffee and the rest of the day it'd be a mix of tea and coffee. I have two coffee machines at home (you can never have to many coffee machines!) and a lot of tea bags. I prefer the individually packed tea bags as opposed to the boxes of 20 or 100 bags in a box.

I read a lot - during my free time on my Kindle or paperback books. My apartment is lined with shelves containing almost 3,000 books.

I collect postage stamps and postcards (over at postcrossing) but please no ad cards - I got a lot of those already.

Currently learning: modern pen calligraphy and the Korean language. It is a bit tough to balance these things especially since I have law school to think of. There's so many things I want to learn all at once and I think I have something sort of an ADHD, if that there's something like that.

Am single with no kids - relationships seem to go way beyond above my head. Oblivious I was told.

My promise is to always always always send out my swaps and should life suddenly happens, rest assured I will communicate with my swap partner and send the swap as soon as I am able.

When I was 12 years old, in elementary school I had this friend gave me a decorated box loaded with stationery, pens and other writing implements. She used a decorated shoebox and added divisions on it unfortunately the house I grew up in was prone to flooding and that amongst several of our stuff were lost/damaged. That box prolly prompted my love for snail mail and I know I can always make my own but there's just something special when someone assembles it for you. There's the charm, the mystery and surprise. I miss that box.

Favorite Books

I love these books ... they're the books that I read again and again and again. 

  • Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami
  • South of the Border, West of the Sun by Haruki Murakami
  • A Chance of Sunshine by Jimmy Liao
  • Train Man by Hitori Nakano
  • One Litre of Tears: A Young Girl's Fight for Life (Aya's Diary) by Aya Kito
  • Ima, Ai Ni Yukimasu by Takuji Ichikawa
  • Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  • Xanth Series by Piers Anthony
  • Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
  • Sano Ichiro Series by Laura Joh Rowland
  • Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

Currently Reading: Small Victories by Ann Lamont

Favorite Television

I am a huge anime fan and I admit to being an otaku. Started with Sailor Moon when I was 7 years old and used to ask my mom to tie my hair the way Sailor Moon does ^_^ .... oh the memories!

Some of my favorite all time anime series and movies of all times are the ff:

  • YuYu Hakusho
  • Sailor Moon
  • Gundam Wing
  • Rurouni Kenshin
  • Flame of Recca
  • My Neighbor Totoro
  • All Studio Ghibli anime

I'm also a fan of English TV series Grimm (watched all episodes to date), How to Get Away with Murder, Persons of Interest, Once Upon A Time, The Originals, Revenge, Supernaturals, The Mentalist, Game of Thrones, Lie to Me, Outlander, Scandal

As well as Korean / Taiwanese / Chinese & Japanese TV dramas, to name a few: Meteor Garden, Absolute Boyfriend, Coffee Prince, Personal Taste, Empress Ki, Hana Yori Dango and a whole lot of others.

Current obsession is Train to Busan! I watched this film in the movies twice, yep twice! First time with my classmates and then the second time around by myself. It was awesome. Though I could be biased I have been a huge fan of Gong Yoo ever since I saw him on the Korean drama series, Coffee Prince.

Favorite movies to date: The Lake House, Il Mari, Be With You, Hachiko, Memoirs of a Geisha, The Proposal, X-Men movies, One Litre of Tears, Magic Kitchen, Detroit Metal City,

Colors & Crafts

Color: I looooove pink (all shades of pink), mint & pastel colors.

Crafts: My mum loved to do cross stitching and I inherited it from her. I've finished quite a lot of projects but quite a few are still not framed (will get around to it eventually.

Crafts I want to Get Started On:

  • Kaleidolines
  • Zentangle
  • Project Life


Birthday wishlist: Project Life -- to get me started :)

I hoard stuff which is problematic every time I move but I love them, they make me smile. I'd happily swap for them.

  • birthday mail (November is my birth month)
  • planners (undated ones) & planner binders (used is cool)
  • journals (blank or lined)
  • Traveler's Notebook (can't get enough of them)
  • fairies (cross stitch patterns, anything fairies)
  • papers (card stocks, Rhodia Grid, pretty papers for scrapbooking)
  • clear stamps and rubber stamps (used - those you no longer want)
  • bullet journals
  • ChicSparrow
  • Tea in bags please (professionally sealed by the manufacturer)
  • Zig Kuretake
  • Zebra Midliners
  • Emily the Strange (love her!)
  • washi tapes - in rolls please unless the swap calls for it to be places in cards. I love making card samplers to give / send out but I love my washi tapes still in rolls. They look great on my collection that way
  • stamp pads
  • Hobonichi
  • zentagle related stuff
  • Studio Ghibli memorabilia
  • Sakura Gelly Pens
  • ATC (especially travel related themes - I use them as embellishment for my journals ^_^)
  • design punchers (EK Tools, Friskas etc)
  • Starbucks
  • cross stitch kits (especially faeries and anything whimsical)
  • cupcakes anything
  • paper doilies
  • notecards w/ envies
  • stamp pads (bigger sizes)
  • acrylic blocks (I only 2x2 inches and need the bigger ones)
  • paper & edge punchers
  • decorative label punchers

Items I Can Send / Angel

  • washi tapes
  • deco tapes
  • local / native souvenir items from Philippines (fridge magnets, keychains, coin purse, small snacks etc.)
  • postcards
  • swap cards (I make them)
  • address labels (I make them)
  • stationery (2 papers + 1 envelope = 1 set)
  • letter sheets
  • jewelry accessories (beaded - store bought)
  • stickers (sheets and loose)
  • cute envelopes (store bought)


I'm asthmatic and allergic to fur & sea foods. I can only eat fish. I have a small list at the moment but I think this will get longer as I get more experience in swapping and in discovering the things I want / need and don't want / need.

  • vampire stuff
  • sewing stuff (I don't know how to sew, unfortunately)
  • matchboxes


matt319 rated for Tourism postcards 3 #wishyouwerehere on Apr 21, 2018
LadySunshine rated for 4 BLANK PC IN AN ENVIE on Mar 16, 2017
Comment: Can you believe it? I only got your postcards today! Insane XD Thank you anyhow!
simcoe54 rated for 4 BLANK PC IN AN ENVIE on Jan 28, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the great postcards and stamps. They will fit nicely in my collection.
Comment: Thank you!!
Comment: Thank you so much for sending and for all of the extra little papers and bits you send. I wish you all the best with all the things you're hoping to do this year!!
junemoon rated for A Year's Reflection on Jan 5, 2017
Comment: Thank you very much for the good letter and the little notebooks (I love them and keep one in each purse I own) I wish you much good luck this year with your studies and you art and your personal decision.
Comment: Thank you so much <3
Response: Yay! Sooo glad it reached you safe and sound.
KatlynAva rated for 20 Swap-Bot Q&A on Dec 1, 2016
Comment: Wow, you sent so much! The teas look delicious and the postcards were great, thank you so much for sending a wonderful surprise along with your answers!
Response: Yay! So glad they arrived safe and you liked them. Enjoy the tea :)
Comment: They finally arrived. Thank you!
Response: 11/19/16 - great, expect the resend as well :)
klepa23 rated for week of tea nr.20 on Nov 14, 2016
Comment: Many thanks !! I am very happy with your swap !!!! I will always be happy to exchange with you
Response: Yehey! So happy you liked them would happily swap with you too just lemme know 😊
kacka rated for 5,4,3,2,1 swap on Nov 10, 2016
Comment: thank you for everything, it was very nice swap.
Response: Yay! So glad it reached you safe and sound you liked it.
LadySunshine rated for NH: Simple postcard swap on Nov 10, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the PC!
Response: Yay! Glad to know it reached you safe and sound :)
Sassa rated for NH: Simple postcard swap on Nov 9, 2016
Comment: a really nice card , thank you ....
Response: Yay! So glad it reached you :)
petaluda rated for Quote & Card on Oct 28, 2016
Comment: Thank you very much for the notecards, the PCs of your beautiful country and the stickers :)
Response: Yay! Glad they arrived safe and you liked them :)
Magali rated for Send a postcard, get a postcard on Oct 28, 2016
Comment: Thanks so much for your gorgeous card - I love it! What a great name, "chocolate hills", they look like giant ant hills :)
Response: Glad you like it, they do look like giant ant hills didnt think of that before :)
Comment: You didn't answer my pm, I'll change the rating if I recieve anything
Response: October 6, 2016 - I am so sorry for the late response. I sent out all my swaps before going MIA but never logged back in to check if my partners received it till now. I have sent you a message and would happily resend. I no longer have access to your address so please lemme know. Thanks! October 8, 2016 - messaged Kirsti to ask for her mobile number. As ours was a profile swap I intended to send her a small parcel amounting to 30 GBP, courier required consignee's number for delivery. Haven't received any reply from her yet.
Comment: i still never got anything since you said you were going to resend and its been 3 months i waited awhile because sometimes it takes awhile coming so far i didn't wanna rate you a 1 but your on a hiatus from swapping so i can't really get in touch with you to discuss it i'm sorry :(
Response: October 6, 2016 - I am so sorry for the very late response. I sent out all my swaps before going MIA but never logged back in to check if my partners received it till now. I have sent you a message and would happily resend. I no longer have access to your address so please lemme know. Thanks and I hope to hear back from you.
marissa rated for Marissa & Glaeken Private Swap on Apr 5, 2010
Comment: Thanks a lot for a wonderful swap :)
staceyb rated for glaeken and staceyb on Mar 5, 2010
Comment: Thanks for the great package of goodies! The purse is just adorable. :) I can't believe how long mail takes lol, but it was worth it thanks! :)

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bluehairedmary on Dec 4, 2016:

Thank you for the RAK washi tape! Glad to see you back! I hope you start swapping again!

janeengland on Oct 26, 2016:

Thank you for the RAK my washi tape as arrived. Happy swapping x

RyeRye on Oct 9, 2016:

Welcome to Inspiration Station~

Pavliseb on Oct 1, 2016:

A little profile decoration! 😄

bluehairedmary on Mar 23, 2010:

I'm glad you got my package okay! It did take a long time to get there, huh? I'm sorry you have been flaked on so much. Maybe if you take a break and come back in awhile. Try swaps on different sites? Good luck to you!

cleopatra on Mar 7, 2010:

Hi. @washingtonmaverick received her resend from me for the Letter Pads swap, so you should be receiving yours soon too.

I did another resend for @snowqueen1426 for another swap and she received everything and then a week later she received the ORIGINAL package.

So that's just to show how unpredictable the SA post office is. But I always send my swaps out.

artsyjana on Mar 4, 2010:

Received some Jan. wishes from you from the Cheap Postage Group. Thanks for the notecards, and a BIG thank you for the lucky star papers- I can't seem to find them anywhere around here :)

washingtonmaverick on Feb 27, 2010:

The angel for the International Letter Pad swap arrived while I was on vacation! I loved the letter pads they are so cute! Thank You So much sorry that Cleopatra flaked on both of us. Give me a few days to look and I'll angel the swap for you also! I need a few days to find the letter pads they are hard to get here!

beadeful on Feb 16, 2010:

Many {{hugs}}! Thanks so much for checking in on me. - B. -

ChinaCat on Feb 14, 2010:

Weng, thank you so much for the wonderful box of goodies! Tell Jenny that I LOVE the peanut snacks (very unusual) and the local items are just great! What a fun package and a wonderful surprise, just in time for Valentine's Day too!!! Thank you, Weng and Jenny! <3

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