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Date Joined: May 11, 2010
Last Online: October 27, 2021

Country: Japan

About the ninja. Or panda...?

Hi! I'm Rin/Rynn for short and I'm living in Japan, my dream country

I love cute things (kawaii, yeeess!) and miniature things (because they're cuter smaller ;)

I appreciate more practical things rather than decorative things. So something I can use rather than just look at is preferred!

I hardly dabble in any crafting, although I have the utmost respect for people who can sculpt clay miniatures! I'm also in love with cute, themed matchbox shrines.

In all my swaps, I take the time to read through each partner's profile, to get to know them, try to match their likes and dislikes and put together something with my partner in mind. The thought that someone will smile when they receive the swap I lovingly put together makes me happy :)

I always send out my swaps on time, so if ever you do not receive a swap from me, it's likely that the mail was lost in transit or that I am incapacitated. Before leaving negative feedback, please contact me first. I'll be happy to work things out!

Please note that in Japan, the postal service does not work on Saturdays and Sundays. This means that if for instance there is a swap deadline on Sunday, and I drop off mail in the post box on Friday, it may not be postmarked till Monday. In addition, Japan is about 12 hours ahead of USA, thus the ‘Marked as sent’ dates might not be very accurate. Whew, that was quite some explanation. I hope I managed to explain it clearly!

I am very happy when I receive mail that shows care and thought put into assembling the package. This is my main basis for awarding hearts. And yes, I give hearts to packages without extras! Because in the end, that's all they are supposed to be... extras, not the main swap :)

If you're interested in a private swap, please feel free to send me a message to work out something! Update: Not looking to swap at the moment, sorry. Will remove this when I'm ready to swap again! Thanks for your consideration :D


I have a sweet tooth! My tolerance for sweet and sour things (although I have no particular love for sour) is sky-high. On the other hand, my tolerance for bitter and spicy things is non-existent. I'm a very particular eater, and I apologize in advance if you got me as a partner in a food swap. But hey, always good to have a challenge, right?

Chocolate: Milk! And while I like them plain, I like them even more when they have fillings like praline, rice crisps, brittles, wafers, nougat, caramel, fudge, cookies & cream, etc. NOTE: If you do send chocolate, please pack them well (place in a separate ziploc bag or three). I don't mind melted chocolate as long as I can refreeze them! It'd be a sin to throw chocolate away
Chocolates I : Maltesers, Ovomaltine (limited to Europe! Boo hoo!), Cadbury's mini eggs (so difficult to find when it's not near Easter!), Crunchie, Nestle's Violet crumble, Toffee crisp, Kinder schokobons, Lindt Lindor truffles... Ok, I have to stop now. I'm almost drooling.

Not fond of (actually, what I really mean is I do not eat them at all, but I'm just too polite to say so ;)

  • Dark chocolate
  • Spicy chocolate
  • Chocolate with coffee, coconut, alcohol or nuts (derivatives like hazelnut cream is ok! just not the nut itself) in it.

Candy: Most candy! I particularly favor soft, chewy candy. Caramel, toffee, yes! Prefer not to have hard candy (it hurts the roof of my mouth). I don't eat gum, licorice or candy with animal gelatin.

Tea: Black/red tea, green tea (Japanese), rooibos tea, slowly exploring light, fruity teas. Not fond of Earl/Lady Grey, spiced tea, jasmine teas, teas that are very heavy on flavor.

Fruits: Strawberry, mango, peach, durian (!!! super love!), mangosteen, grape, sugar plum

Baked goods: Macarons, cookies, cakes (too many to list!), bread pudding, custard pudding, cupcakes, doughnuts, cream puffs, waffles, shortbread, crepe, pretzels, apple crumble, fruit tarts, croissants, cheesecake. This list is far from exhaustive. Maybe one day I'll list them all down ;D

Flavors: Maple, honey, vanilla, milk, cheese, sour cream are usually safe bets! I dislike coffee, almond, spiced, spicy flavors.

Quirks: I don't mind eating bananas, but dislike banana flavored stuff. I dislike eating watermelons, but don't mind derivatives. I don't like corn, but love popcorn. Dislike nuts, but don't mind derivatives. I know... I'm a tough nut to crack.


The best way to get an idea of my taste is to look at my flickr (although it has been a while since I uploaded anything. But my tastes haven't changed, so it's still an accurate reference!)

Brands: Most Japanese brands like Kamio, Q-lia, Crux, Mindwave, Pool-Cool, San-x.

Favorite stationery: STICKERS! With sheets reigning first, followed by sacks. Flat stickers are my favorite!

Kawaii preferences: I love most panda/bunny/hamster characters (not so much the recent generic giant, sparkly-eyed ones though. I like them when there is some theme to it. Like a bakery theme or hospital theme. Does that make sense?). Quirky/wacky characters that make me laugh. Food with faces.

Not up my alley: Sanrio (the whole bunch of them, including Hello Kitty. Only possible exception is Tenorikuma), Rilakkuma (I really wished I love him, because he's EVERYWHERE, but I just... don't), Tarepanda (possibly the only panda I don't like), pig characters, kawaii boys/girls, real-life pictures of food/animals/people

Super wants! (in case someone ever has an extra to swap): Pool Cool Happiness Lunch sticker sack, Pool Cool Colorful House sticker sack, Kamio Japan "Panda Food Court" Spongy sticker sheet, Kamio Japan "Bear Sushi Restaurant" Spongy sheet


If you are ever lost and don't know what to send, anything from this list will make me very happy!

  • Scrapbooking supplies - Card stock, stickers (alphabet ones will be awesome!), anything! (there is none here -_-)
  • Miniatures! Tiny anything! (foodie is great, but would love to receive all others too)
  • Pretty craft paper
  • Stickers
  • Tiny notecards
  • Kraft paper / stickers
  • Mail-related rubber stamps
  • Plain / patterned ribbon in any width
  • Fabric / paper with tiny patterns or designs
  • Chipboard (any size!)
  • Tiny glass bottles
  • Glassine bags in any size
  • Airmail/travel-themed stuff (stickers, notepaper, etc)
  • New, unopened samples of perfume (floral or fruity scents preferred!)
  • Lip balm / lip gloss (clear is great! I also like neutrals like soft pinks, nudes)
  • Nail polish (anything except neon)
  • Eyeliner (I'm on an eternal hunt for a good black liquid / pencil liner)
  • Lightweight scarves
  • Sweet / savory snacks
  • Candy

Really random list of likes

No particular train of thought; just listing whatever comes to mind! Maybe we'll have something in common?

  • Pixel art
  • Cheery, happy colors
  • Pastel colors
  • Board / Card games (I have a growing collection!)
  • Console games (RPG)
  • Final Fantasy (7 is my favorite!)
  • Harry Potter (books, not the movies)
  • K-pop (mostly for their catchy tunes and sleeeek dance moves)
  • Sherlock (the books and the BBC series)
  • Steampunk
  • Kawaii fairytale designs
  • Re-ment / megahouse minatures
  • Anime & related illustration books (looove the artwork)
  • Rainbows
  • Clouds
  • Stars
  • Hearts
  • Polka dots

No thanks

To help you understand my tastes better, I thought it would be helpful if I gave a list of things I don't like (that I have not covered above) as well.

  • Disney (no love for the merchandise, although I grew up with, and love the classic animation)
  • Plushies
  • Used things (I'm extremely OCD about hygiene like you wouldn't believe)
  • Things smelling of smoke
  • Beads/eyelets/yarn/embroidery floss (I wouldn't know what to do with them!)
  • Anything religious
  • Horror/dark/creepy/gothic-themed things
  • Stickers: Cartoon series, teacher/reward stickers, holiday


Natasa rated for Chocolate! February on Feb 28, 2014
Comment: thank you
Comment: Im so sorry for this late rating!! I adored all the things you sent me. What a wonderful swap! Thank you so much! Thousand hearts to you! :)
Comment: Thank you. I like everything you sent.
Comment: Thanks so much for the goodies. I looooved the mini plate, fork, knife and spoon!
zebragirlzebra rated for I Love Sticker Sheets #2 on Oct 24, 2013
Response: Thank you for rating and the heart :)
myfairladyxx rated for chocolate candy swap on Oct 21, 2013
Comment: I got your swap in the mail today and loved it! If I could give you a dozen hearts I would! I have only tried two of the goodies so far, the green tea chocolate and the little white chocolate cookies and love them both! I would love to try more, let me know if you'd like to do a private swap!
Response: Awesome! I'm so glad you enjoyed what I picked out for you :D Sending you a PM about private swapping ;D
Comment: thank you so much for the awesome package.. more hearts for you.. <3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3
Response: Great to know you like the package I put together for you! Thanks for the rating and heart :D
henjomaani rated for Big Fat Profile Envie! on Oct 7, 2013
Comment: thank you so much! i was impressed by your lovely made swap :) <3
Response: Thank goodness! I'm so glad you like it :) Thank you for the rating and heart! ♥
Comment: This was such a lovely package! First off, I loved the sanrio postage stamps! So cute. The stickers and packaging were adorable and I loved the tiny note in the cute envelope. Thanks for a wonderful swap. <3 <3
Response: I'm glad you liked what I sent! :D Thank you so much for rating as well as the heart!
Comment: Thank you very much! I cannot believe you got M&M mints there - you are so lucky😄 Greetings from Germany!
Response: I'm also super jealous that you get Ovomaltine there! Maybe one day we can do a swap ;D Thanks for the rating and heart!
mizvicky rated for Lets Follow On Instagram! <3 on Mar 27, 2013
Comment: Thank you for following me :)
AngelEskimo rated for Lets Follow On Instagram! <3 on Mar 24, 2013
Fatima90 rated for Lets Follow On Instagram! <3 on Mar 24, 2013
thisisme rated for Lets Follow On Instagram! <3 on Mar 23, 2013
hudykamis rated for Lets Follow On Instagram! <3 on Mar 22, 2013
Comment: Thank you for following me :)
Comment: I LOVED IT SOOOO MUCH! Thank you, you deserve 5+ hearts. :D
Response: Yikes, sorry I missed your comment amongst all the others >_< I'm happy you enjoyed the hot chocolate! ;D
craftlockian rated for Lets Follow On Instagram! <3 on Mar 22, 2013
Comment: Food photos look soo yums!
HeatherNicole18 rated for Lets Follow On Instagram! <3 on Mar 22, 2013
Comment: Thank you for following me (:
zombiina rated for Lets Follow On Instagram! <3 on Mar 21, 2013
Comment: Thanks for the add;)
tanjch rated for soup-in-a-cup ROUND 2 on Mar 21, 2013
Comment: thank you for the cutest package ever! i had so much fun opening everything and they're so cool (can't wait to try them)... LOL cool hot soup :) and thank you for the extras :) i've never tryed milo before - of to make some soup now :) :) :) thank you!
Response: Oh gosh, I must have missed your comment. Thanks so much for the lovely comments and I hope you like the soup! :D

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LauraAust on Sep 24, 2013:

THANK YOU so much for all the empty Kawaii sticker flake packages - they arrived today! Please PM me your address so I can get some stuff in the mail to you in return - thanks again! They are very much appreciated!

tiggerkitn25 on Sep 17, 2013:

sugaraddict on May 23, 2013:

Hi Hi!! I'm hosting a Foodie Pen Pal Swap which I thought might interest you :) Do swing by and check it out yea.. We would love to have you swap with us! :) Thanks!!

strawberrymilkmade on May 20, 2013:

I got it today! RYNN. I am so jealous of your husband. He married the PERFECT WOMAN. I wanna find a man version of you.

I had a MINI HEART ATTACK from the MINI ENVELOPES you made. The whole thing was like a well-aimed blow to the heart. WOOooooOOo I'm dizzy.

ColoradoKate on Apr 9, 2013:

angeliccat15 on Mar 3, 2013:

hiya come join my kawaii ATC swap I'm doing x http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/142062

eatcakebatter on Mar 2, 2013:

Thanks for signing up to the Quick & Easy Hot Chocolate Swap! ^_^

Have fun swapping!! ~

MagicMuggle on Feb 27, 2013:

Kawaii revamped profile!! (ღ˘⌣˘ღ) ♡*:.。. .。.

ColoradoKate on Feb 13, 2013:

Hi there! Your pixels on your profile are soooo sweet! I am especially fond of the dividers. ^_^ And they all seem to go together so well... I sometimes feel like my profile is so disjointed! Thanks for being such a great member of I LOVE Kawaii!!! xoxo Kate

SabrinaDeeBerry on Feb 5, 2013:

Hello Rin!

I love how you revamped your profile! Your saying is so cute: About the ninja. Or panda...? The kawaii pixel images throughout your profile are adorable.

My favorite thing is the Alice in Wonderland dividers you used. I think you did a great job with the written details about yourself. It shows you put a lot of thought into it; I especially adore your Likes list!

Thank you again for the adorable letter, Cinnamoroll, and the Alice sticker flakes. I'm glad I got to meet you through I♥K!

☛ I♥K Kawaii Mail and Profile Challenge! ☚

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