Swap-bot Time: December 12, 2019 6:18 am


Date Joined: September 1, 2017
Last Online: December 12, 2019

Country: Philippines
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IMPORTANT: When sending items to the Philippines, please avoid declaring at customs. Packages, parcels, or even just envelopes with the customs sticker are taxed here in my country, even if they are sent as gifts. We have to pay quite a large sum (compared to the value of the package) to receive the mail.

Hi! I am Diane or @poppypaper on Instagram. I'm from the capital city of the Philippines, Manila.

About me:

  • I love to travel and to see things with my own eyes which is why I’m not a very big fan of photography or tourist/view postcards. I especially love traveling to Japan! I try to travel to Japan at least once a year and would like to live and work there someday.

  • I am in love with all cute things in general! I love kawaii characters, Disney, cute food, and illustrated rabbits. SEND ME SOMETHING CUTE AND I WILL LOVE YOU FOREVER❤️

  • I am a huge Disney fan and have been to all the Disneyland parks in the world. My favorite is the one in Tokyo! I haven’t been to Walt Disney World though so it is a big dream of mine to be able to go there. Although I love Disney, I’m not that much of a fan of Pixar, Marvel, and Starwars.

  • Aside from collecting postcards, stationery and snail mail, another hobby of mine is baking. A couple years ago, I decided to study pastry arts on the side and got my 2nd diploma.

  • I am a huge fan of bargain hunting! The thrill of buying something at the lowest price possible just excites me! Here in the Philippines, we have Japanese Surplus Shops. Those are my faves! They look like thrift shops but all of their items are used items from Japan! They offer a wide range of products, from furniture, tableware, clothing, to stationery. I've found a lot of great finds from those types of stores.

  • Do you know the show Extreme Couponing? I think I would be really good at it, if only coupons were available in the Philippines...

  • I drink coffee or tea at least once a day. My favorite kind is fruity tea and anything sweet-flavored like vanilla and caramel. I am not a big fan of herb tea as I would rather eat herbs than drink them. I like chai too! I love cute tea bag packaging (like Karel Capek) and am thinking of starting a tea journal soon. *April 2019 update: I finally started my tea journal!

  • I am pescatarian! This means I don’t eat beef, chicken, pork, and other similar meat, except for seafood. I do eat dairy and eggs, still!

  • I studied Mandarin in Beijing for a few months in 2019 so if you know how to write in Chinese, please do so! I would love to practice/ review my skills!

  • I started my postcard collection in September 2017, when I joined Swapbot.

I am sending swaps through my country's ordinary postal service which will take several weeks (the longest was 63 days!) for it to arrive at your country. Unfortunately, this service does not offer any tracking number but I will be happy to send another package if you don't receive what I have sent after a month. Please send me a message and let me know first before giving me a negative rating!

Can't wait to swap with you!



  • white, cream, pink, pastels
  • Korean illustrator stickers and memos (eg. manet story, creme bonbon, ddoja0325, etc.)
  • letter sets, note pads, postcards
  • washi tape (without words)
  • kawaii from Japan
  • Koupen-chan
  • Upcheeka
  • Papier Platz - Yoko
  • Sanrio/ San-X (My favorites are: Hello Kitty, Bonbonribbon, Mewkledreamy, Wish me Mell, Coro Coro Coronya or any character with food)
  • Karel Capek tea and postcards
  • illustrated bears, penguins, rabbits (eg. Maruco & Momi rabbits), etc.
  • Disney (Pixar, Marvel, Starwars not so much)
  • Disney Store Japan 25th Annniversary Postcards
  • kawaii/ Disney Japan Merch
  • vintage or kawaii Winnie the Pooh
  • classic Mickey & Minnie Mouse
  • Mickey Mouse Club (not clubhouse)
  • Rapunzel from Tangled
  • Wonderground Gallery
  • stationery/ postcards with food illustrations, for example: characters dressed as food or characters eating food, characters sitting on top of giant food, etc.
  • lemons, honey, picnics
  • couple illustrations
  • children's books illustrations
  • cookery postcards from Penguin


Please avoid sending me...

  • journal/ scrapbook/ planner items
  • reward stickers/ kiddie stickers/ planner stickers
  • neon and dark colors
  • horror, halloween, goth, skulls, skeletons, bats, zombies, demons, horns, etc.
  • kpop, video games, celebrities, random movies
  • currency or religious items
  • space/ galaxy (except kawaii)
  • glitters and sequins
  • photography
  • keep calm series or cards with words
  • kiddie cartoons like Spongebob, My Little Pony, Sesame Street, Looney Toons, etc.
  • adult cartoons like Simpsons, Family Guy, Rick and Morty



  • I prefer illustrations, drawings, sketches, cartoons, over photography.
  • I prefer postcards written with a fake/ small value stamp, in an envelope (I will not rate down if swap requires it to be written and stamped and you send it in an envelope)
  • I have Disney postcard box sets so I prefer not to receive those
  • I collect Tangled lantern scenes (I already have all from the Art of Disney sets)
  • I like receiving illustrated postcards of your country's local/ native delicacies
  • Please avoid sending me anything touristy/ country/ city/ state-related (unless it's a food card or if it's a swap requirement).



Comment: Thank you for the lovely card! Your handwriting is exquisite. I would love to see a volcano in person someday, you are lucky to have seen one!
Response: I hope that you would be able to see one! It was a magnificent sight! I've been to the Mayon volcano twice. The first time I went there, me and my friends rode ATVs and explored its lava trails. The second time, we hiked up the volcano and when we were nearing the highest possible viewing point, it started spewing out ash and lava! We had to quickly turn around and retreat :))
Comment: Such a cool postcard and very personalized for me! Thank you!
Comment: Hi Diane Thank you so much for the Philippine Orchid flower PC. The flower postage stamps are really beautiful. Here it is the last month of 2019 Happy December swapping peace love light
circlebfarms10 rated for 📬 Postcard penpals 📬 on Nov 18, 2019
Comment: Hello !! Almost Thanksgiving here. Love the holiday! Family, laughter, memories, Turkey n stuffing.... what's not to love!! Id love to work at the post office! Have a great week
shellbee8 rated for Disney swap!! on Nov 15, 2019
Comment: Thank you for a great swap! I loved the memo sheets and stickers! I ironically have only been to the disney world in florida!
Response: Update: so glad that the envelope finally arrived :) Hello! May I know why I was rated a 1 for this swap? Did you not receive what I sent? You didn’t send me a message before rating me. Thanks!
Comment: Thank you dear <3 I replied to your letter
Comment: Thanks for the great memos!
Comment: The postcard you sent is officially the cutest I've ever received! 💕It is the exact kind of picture I like. Really love everything about it down to your decorations! Your writing is super neat by the way 😃 I'm really lucky to have had you as a partner ✨ Thank you so much and take care!
Comment: Thanks for the coffee and bagel card you sent me! I really love plain white coffee and iced vanilla latte :)
SquidSorbet rated for Recipe Postcard #7 on Nov 6, 2019
Comment: This card had quite a long journey! I love the stamps, & the recipe sounds like it'll make for a yummy summer time drink. Thank you! :)
Comment: I just got the postcard! Thank you very much. I have followed you back on IG. ♥
Daycie rated for Tea swap for tealovers nr.10 on Nov 5, 2019
Comment: Tyvm for the big variety of teas. Some of them are new to me so can't wait to try them. 😁
fabiana962828 rated for 📬 Postcard penpals 📬 on Nov 5, 2019
suepier rated for WIYM: Recipe Postcard #6 on Nov 3, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the great recipe postcard. I can't wait to make this drink.
dawnbentley rated for Recipe Postcard #7 on Oct 19, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the postcard and banana recipe ideas!!!!! I enjoyed learning a little bit more about your country.
ScrapHappyGabi rated for GDF: Strictly Disney Swap! on Oct 11, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much! Everything is So cute!! I love Thumper and Ms. Bunny too! We were fortunate to have been at Animal Kingdom park when they were there and my girls got photos with them! SO cute!! You decorated the envelope so cute! I love it!! The envelope arrived damaged but I think everything was still inside! I appreciate the effort you put into making this swap so special! xx HUGS! Gabi
Response: I’m so sad that the envelope arrived damaged :’( but I’m glad you liked everything I sent!😊 Hope to swap with you again in more Disney swaps!
Ellen101 rated for ILK: September 9-9-9 Swap on Oct 9, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the memos n stickers. I love your little note. Your handwriting is exceptionally nice.
Comment: Thank you so much! I love your super amazing decorated postcard!

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fabiana962828 on Nov 7, 2019:

Hi Diane. I'm Fabiana I would like to send a Pen pal postcard Give me your address A big hug Fabiana

ILoVeCoWs on Sep 5, 2019:

Hope you enjoy them :) Deco profile kawaii The Little twin stars

ILoVeCoWs on Sep 5, 2019:

ILoVeCoWs on Sep 5, 2019:

Babycakesxo on Sep 5, 2019:

Deco profile kawaii The Little twin stars


tentmari on Aug 14, 2019:

Happy Profile- Disney

Here are some of my favorite Disney characters.


Dory (Finding Nemo)

Pascal (Tangled)

AlfiahKhaier on Aug 11, 2019:

Cute profile #5

Hug from. Me

Kirkdebb on Aug 11, 2019:

Cute Profile #5 Swap

nancylee on Aug 9, 2019:

Happy Profile- Disney

LoveThis on Feb 8, 2018:

my card just comeback home, thankyou very very much for the amazing decorated card :)

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