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lizisalion

lizisalion
Date Joined: May 14, 2020
Last Online: November 25, 2020
Birthday: August 10, 1990
Country: Australia
My Snail Mail Instagram (possible spoilers)

About Me

Full transparency - I was a member of Swap-Bot for a little while until 2010, under lizontheside. I then rejoined in May 2020 (10 years later!) under this name (lizisalion), without giving much thought to the old account. I then didn't log in to it until June when I realised I still had an electronic swap owed to 2 partners, and having 2 accounts was a big no-no. (I believe I left Swap-Bot when I was 19-20 and had started both a new job and a Library course at the same time so I guess I got overwhelmed - no excuse though.) I contacted admin about merging accounts, but haven't heard back yet. I've now finally been able to get in contact with my old partners and make up on the swap I owed on that account, and my ratings have been updated.

Postage from Australia - Mail from Australia to most other countries can take around a month at the moment on average. Sometimes it can be as quick as 2 weeks or as long as 2-3 months. Please message me before rating down if you haven't received after a few weeks. I try to remember to take pictures of all my mail before I send it off so I'll gladly send you a picture of yours as proof of postage. And of course will also resend if it doesn't get to you after the expected timeframe! You can see Australia Post's Coronavirus International Updates page here for more info on delivery times.

I'm a 30 y/o living in Sydney, Australia.

I got back into swapping and penpalling this year after about a 10 year hiatus. I'm interested in finding new penpals in countries that I'd really like to visit some day. People who have similar interests (see below) and especially vegans would be awesome. Particularly interested in finding penpals in Scandinavian countries, Netherlands, Germany, Iceland, Belgium, and also Asia, Africa... Open to penpals from anywhere really if we click though :) So send me a message if you're interested!

Looking for swappers of nice & neat or HQ FBs and I'm always happy to accept excess! (Not lower quality.) I'm also looking for swappers of neat slams. Feel free to send me a message :)

Vegan, intersectional feminist, Aboriginal, atheist, eco conscious, decidedly childfree.

Currently studying Australian Sign Language (Auslan) 2 nights a week after work, and have studied Japanese on and off for many years (though my level is quite basic right now). If there are any D/deaf people on here I'd love to talk!

Mildly alternatively fashioned, but I also like cute stuff. My most worn clothing brands are Princess Highway and Dangerfield, to give you an idea. I've had the bottom half of my hair dyed variations of blue/green (in balayage) for 2 years. Just switched to purple shades!

I can be a bit shy sometimes but I can also be very silly and a big dork (I'm an extrovert) :)

Likes

Musical theatre - faves are Hamilton, Wicked, The Book of Mormon, Dear Evan Hansen, Waitress, Fangirls (recent Aussie musical), Muriel's Wedding (another Aussie one), Something Rotten, Rent, Heathers, Newsies, Aladdin...

Harry Potter - I'm a Hufflepuff. Although, JK Rowling's recent awful transphobic comments have impacted my love for HP, so I'm conflicted :(

Disney - faves are The Lion King, Aladdin, Frozen, Moana, Beauty and the Beast

Travelling - I've visited the US (4x), Malaysia (3x - my sister used to live there), Singapore, England, France, Vietnam, Japan. I really want to go to Germany and the Netherlands next!

Kawaii stationery and stickers

Animals - faves are cats and squirrels

Casual Star Wars fan - particularly Episode VII onwards

Japan - I studied Japanese for 5 years throughout high school, and have done 2 lots of 6-month weekend courses over the years, but been a while so I've forgotten a lot :( but did get to practice when I finally visited Japan in 2019!

Books (see faves below)

Comedy (especially improv - there is an improvised storytelling duo called The Bear Pack in Sydney who I go to see a LOT)

Bars/drinks

Yoga - just got into it late 2019. I'm a bit lazy with doing it often but I feel good about myself when I do!

House plants

Vegan lollies and just vegan food in general

Wishlist/Other Likes

(This is just in case anyone is looking for any inspiration for my swaps or tags - I'm really so happy to receive anything at all! Don't feel it has to be from this list!)

Tiny coloured or patterned brads/paper studs (already have plain purple, black, and white)

Old book pages or sheet music

Clear cling stamps (already have some floral and plain lettering)

Thin border stickers

Flat embellishments

Washi - love any but particularly looking for kawaii or Disney at the moment

Patterned plastic clear contact

Stickers - particularly vintage style, kawaii, scrapbooking/decorative (not planner) style, or any!

Medium size memo sheets (any style)

Double-sided lined letter paper

Die cuts

Disney stationery or stickers

Kawaii lettersets or large memo sheets

Excess slams or N&N/HQ FBs :)

I like most aesthetics... particularly pastels, rose gold, floral, cute, pretty, earthy tones, scrapbooking/journal styles, bright colours

I love animals - my favourites are squirrels, cats, lions, dogs, foxes, rabbits, Australian birds and mammals

Dislikes

Racism, cultural appropriation, transphobia, homophobia, ableism, right wing politics, guns, hunting, etc etc...

I'm not so into postcards or ATCs. Although I would be happy to receive blank Disney, kawaii etc postcards, I would probably just repurpose them for crafts though!

I don't care much for used (or unused) stamps.

I think due to strict quarantine (unrelated to Covid!) it's difficult for tea or wood products to be accepted from overseas into Australia.

Please do not send me anything non-vegan (food but also anything containing non-vegan material such as felt or wool, non-vegan beauty products, or anything that overly promotes animal use etc).

Please don't send me anything overly religious.

I like most Disney things but I'm not so into Disney Channel or Disney Jr shows/movies or Winnie the Pooh (well, it's fine, I just don't love it like I do other Disney things).

As far as musicals go, I'm not overly into Phantom, Miss Saigon or really most Rogers & Hammerstein shows other than The Sound of Music.

Favorite Music

John Mayer first and foremost.

Most of my other favourites are less well-known: Theo Katzman, David Ryan Harris, Freelance Whales, Watsky, Ben Rector, Vulfpeck, A Great Big World.

Also a large chunk of the music I listen to is from musicals - more so modern ones like Hamilton, Dear Evan Hansen, Waitress, etc.

I also listen to a bit of wizard rock - Harry and the Potters, Lauren Fairweather, etc.

Favorite Books

Authors: Rainbow Rowell, John Green, Hank Green.

Books: The Book Thief, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, The Hate U Give, Ready Player One

Favorite Television

Doctor Who (I've only seen 9th Doctor onwards), Stranger Things, The Office (US), Arrested Development, The Good Place, Queer Eye, Sex Education, Never Have I Ever, various ABC (Australia) TV shows - I work for them :)

Forum tags

30/Jun/20 - Send to the Person Above You - sending to patricia8288. Sent on 2/Jul/20. Arrived 22/Jul/20.

7/Sep/20 - Send to the Person Above You - sending to kizzlets. Sent on 9/Sep/20. Arrived 9/Oct/20.

Ratings

ReginaDrago rated for Halloween FB swap on Nov 21, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Thank you! Prepped and moved along already!
cmalaina rated for Washi bags coming back #2 on Nov 20, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the extra too
Response: No problem :)
paperboats9 rated for Japanese stationery swap on Nov 14, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you for the very fun envelope packed with Japanese goodies! I love the letter writing paper especially :) xx
Response: Glad you liked it! :)
Aurora1 rated for Halloween FB swap on Nov 5, 2020
5
rating
 
MollyMcMurphy rated for N&N FBs - Intl #3 on Oct 28, 2020
5
rating
Comment: So excited to have received this package!!
Response: I'm so glad! Thanks for being part of my swap :)
neca84 rated for 5 Things for Fun on Oct 14, 2020
5
rating
Comment: thank you
Response: Thanks for rating, I hope you liked it. I had fun putting this one together :)
kafekafe rated for Katya's N&N FB swap #2 on Oct 13, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Guess what popped up in my mailbox today!!! Woohoo, so glad that sea mail worked :) Thanks for the great swap!
Response: Hooray!! So glad it finally got to you! I checked and Australia can now send via air mail to Russia again - I’d missed it by just a few weeks! Oh well :) *Just thought to add a note in case anyone is wondering why I sent this so late - I couldn't send mail from Australia to Russia at all for several months due to coronavirus disruptions, and then in August Australia Post finally offered a sea mail option!
manaelsa rated for LSRUS: 1000 Hearts Giveaway on Oct 13, 2020
5
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Comment: Definitely a heart for your envelope decoration! So beautiful! Thanks, Liz. Morning Glory is so special too!
Response: Thank you! And you’re welcome :)
Lemonine rated for Pen Pals Ages 18-30 on Oct 5, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Thank you!!
Response: You're welcome, thanks for the heart!
dally rated for Washi-tape bags coming back #1 on Sep 30, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Thank you Liz, and thank you for the extras! <3
Response: You're welcome! :)
bethe rated for Washi-tape bags coming back #1 on Sep 21, 2020
5
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Comment: Thank you for the cute washi assortment :)
Response: No problem :)
vick302000 rated for Bags, Bags, Bags! #13 on Sep 15, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Thanks
Response: No probs!
MsBellaDonna rated for Interest me no. 82 on Sep 14, 2020
5
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Comment: Look what finally arrived in today's post! (Where it's been who knows!) Thanks so much for sharing a bit of Wayward Son with me and for the extra goodies too! :) :) I'm not familiar with either the author or the books but that's one reason I really like this swap because it might offer a chance to try something new! Please stay safe and be well!
Response: Hooray, it made it! :)
FeetInTheSoil rated for AS: Happy mail on Sep 10, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for such a sweet and fun happymail! I hope you get to adopt your cat soon:)
Response: You're welcome! So do I, haha!
5
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Comment: love it all thank you
Response: Glad you like it :)
letterstoivy rated for Quick Stationery Destash #7 on Sep 9, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Thanks!
Response: You’re welcome!
cmalaina rated for Nice & Neat FBs - Intl #2 on Sep 9, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Thank you and will pass on if there is another around if not then will pass on to other swapbot parternes and other pen pals :)
Response: Glad it got to you :)
arystotle rated for Bags swap - international on Sep 5, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful selection
Response: You're welcome :)
jinxspinx rated for Bags, Bags, Bags! #14 on Aug 27, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Great swap, thank you so much for the extra bags!
Response: No problem! :)
5
rating
Comment: Have a nice day!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 73 3 4
Completed Fives Threes Ones
40 95 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
11 15 14 0
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Comments

kizzlets on Oct 9, 2020:

Hi lizisalion, I just received the "Send to the Person Above You" tag today. Thank you so much for he Rilakkuma letter set, washi tape and sticker flakes!!!! I love them all! :)

greenwindow on Jun 17, 2020:

Sanrio for Profile!

KSENiA on Jun 16, 2020:

Sanrio for profile

Enjoy! <3

hanifahsekar98 on Jun 16, 2020:

Disney for profile swap!

I hope you like it!

Pikapika on Jun 16, 2020:

Sanrio for profile. I hope you like these.

CrowDancer on Jun 16, 2020:

Sanrio for profile

HelloKitty

TwinStars

Pompompurin

AlfiahKhaier on Jun 16, 2020:

Disney for profile

sierraispure on Jun 14, 2020:

Cute Profile 7 ♥

Nushkinathan on Jun 13, 2020:

Cute profile 7

parakeetmails on Jun 12, 2020:

Cute Profile #7

Hiya! Hope you're doing well.

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