SWAP BREAK (11/11/17): I'm currently struggling with a few things, so I prefer to take a break from SB. In case you need to contact me, please do not hesitate to send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org Happy swapping! :)
I'm a 30-years-old Spanish crafter living in Chile.
I work as a freelance translator at home, which means I have plenty of time sometimes that I use for my hobbies, hehe. I also teach bookbinding in private workshops, which I think is so much fun!
I live together with my wife and our furry kids: Javiera (12 y/o) and Jacinto (1 y/o).
I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia in December 2015. Despite this (or maybe thanks to), I have received a lot of support and met new lovely people, so thanks a lot to those of you who have decided to walk by my side in this long path of chronical surviving.
If I am your partner and you need any ideas, please scroll down to the "Things I'd love to receive" section.
I am always open to meeting new people, so please PM me for private swaps or simple communication :)
If you are worried because I haven't rated you yet, please check the disclaimer at the end of my profile. Thank you!
I'm pretty much into Spanish literature, but I also love trying with books from other countries. I read around 30-40 books a year, so anything with letters on it seems attractive to me :)
I love manga as well (and anime), specially thrillers such as Monster, Tokyo Ghoul, Shingeki no Kyojin, Serial Experiments Lain... but also shojo works for me (Marmalade Boy rules!).
I also love traveling and learning different languages. I would really much appreciate anything related to this, such as touristy postcards, maps... Sending a card with a famous quote in your mother tongue would be awesome! Translation appreciated though, if it's not in any of the languages listed below :D
I can speak Spanish, Catalan, English, French, Portuguese and Norwegian, so feel free to write your letters or send any books, magazines, etc. in any of these languages.
I am currently learning Japanese, although I cannot speak that much yet. But definitely anything written in Japanese will be useful :)
My major is in Classical Studies (Latin and Ancient Greek), so I love ancient cultures and mythology.
I'm pretty much into cardstock, mainly card-making, scrapbooking and bookbinding. Any cards, ATCs, tags, bookmarkers... well, anything cardstock-made will make me extremely happy!
I also make candles from time to time, and I would love to learn a bit more about handmade soaps and creams.
I love cooking and tasting different things, so please feel free to share any info or recipes about your country's typical food!
I collect ATCs, postcards (better if written!), postage stamps, Starbucks cards and teabags, so any of these would make me the happiest girl on Earth :D
Hot drinks: Specially tea and chocolate, although I also drink coffee from time to time. I collect tea bags, but only of those teas that I drink myself. So if you send different teas, you'll make me really happy! But please don't send empty tea bags/wrappers. I prefer local brands, although international brands are perfectly fine as well.
Tea wishlist: Karel Capek, Moomin, English Tea Shop, Yogi, Whittard, Pukka.
SNACKS. I really love them. And I specially love tasting other countries' savory snacks, as well as sweets and candies. The only thing I don't like is hot/spicy stuff and/or dried fruit and nuts (although I do like chocolate with dried fruit and nuts). And I hate liquorice in any form. Besides that, any small treat from your country will drive me crazy! :D
Cookies! I love the American-type cookies, specially with milk or white chocolate and/or berries. I also love speculoos and pepperkaker - or any type with cinnamon and/or ginger. Pan di Stelle from Italy! I really miss when they were sold in Spain, many years ago. The only biscuits I don't like so much are butter/Danish type. And not so fond of nuts or raisins either.
Chocolate: I love both white and milk chocolate. Dark chocolate not so much, but I eat it with bread and love it anyway. My favorite brands are Chocolove and The Tea Room, as they are delicious + fairtrade. But I also like Cadbury's and Hershey's.
Special likes: Strange flavors savory snacks, Pop Tarts (specially Sundae Fudge Pop Tarts). My favorite flavors in the world are vanilla, coconut, caramel and berries, specially raspberry. Oh, and I specially love the mix of savory and sweet - for example, I usually dip my popcorn in Nutella LOL And I really miss Norwegian Smash, just in case I get a norsk partner :)
Anything for body care: hand cream, body lotion, face moisturizer...
Stationery: I love kawaii style, although I also like others, like vintage. I'm actually obsessed with stationery in general, hehe.
Anything that I can use in my scrapbooks: stamps, stickers, cardboard, washi tape, embellishments... I have a Silhouette Cameo, so random cuts are really not needed.
Cotton fabric and/or thread for my hand bound notebooks.
PokÃ©mon! And anything related to manga/anime, even if it's from a series I haven't read/watched yet. Then I have a reason to do it :)
Quotes in other languages! Please make sure to include the translation if it is in a language I cannot speak, hehe.
Nail art: I have all of the tools I need for this, but nail polish or stickers are always welcome. Not so fond of 3D stickers, though, I am more the water decal type of girl. Also stamp plates are always welcome.
Make-up: I have recently discovered the wonderful world of make-up and I love it! Lipsticks (specially red), eyeliners, mascara... As well as all of the tools needed, I'm buying everything little by little and my collection is still pretty small :D
Here's a list of the things I hope I'll be able to buy one day, in case I join a swap that requires more expensive items:
Any tote bag from The Tote Project, specially Bob Goff "Hope": this is such a beautiful initiative, but they don't ship outside USA :(
A nice watercolor palette: mine has only 8 colors, so it would be awesome to have more options.
Any Distress (Tim Holtz) product: preferably not any green, blue, red or pink shade, as I own most of them.
Project Life cards: planning on starting PL next year, so I'm getting ready for it already!
China Glaze nail polish: this is my favorite brand, but it's sooo expensive here! Blue and purple are my favorite colors and I don't have any shade of them yet.
Board games: I love board games, specially those that are cooperative (Dead of Winter, Forbidden Island, Pandemic...).
Prismacolor Markers: I don't have any yet, but I've seen the result and I really would love to try them!
An English, Norwegian, French or Portuguese grammar (in the original language) or Japanese, Finnish or German grammar (in English): languages nerd here, yep.
Novels in English, Norwegian, French or Portuguese: I specially like thrillers and dystopian novels.
Graded readings in Japanese, Finnish or German: Basic level, please! Any topic works as long as it's easy to read :)
Music from other countries: everytime I travel abroad I buy CDs from popular artists in that country that I've never heard of. I love music in other languages! I specially love female voices. Not so fond of folk music though, I prefer pop music - if it's in the top 10 of your country but completely unknown abroad, it's perfect for me!
Regarding the CDs: I have recently discovered Sylwia Grzeszczak from Poland and I fell in love with her music and voice! Any of her CDs would be the best. I also love a lot of female singers from the Balkans: Doris Dragovic, Danijela Martinovic, Nusa Derenda, Vesna Pisarovic, Kaliopi, Maja Blagdan, Vanna, Severina, Mija Martina, Karmen Stavec, ManuElla, Alenka Gotar, Karolina Goceva...
Hobonichi TechÃ´: I love nerdy covers, such as Mother 2 collection, as well as any of my favorite colors (listed below), such as the blue-green.
A vintage teapot and/or tea set: I have recently discovered the beautiful world of tea parties!
I have recently started an ATC collection. I love them! Here is a list of the topics I like:
Videogames: I love Animal Crossing, PokÃ©mon, Zelda, Mario, Kirby, Final Fantasy, Crash Bandicoot, Osu Tatakae Ouendan, Parappa, Dante's Inferno, Just Dance, Assassin's Creed, God of War...
TV series: Orange is the new black, Orphan Black, The Big Bang Theory, The IT Crowd, How I met your mother, Breaking Bad, How to get away with murder... And my favorite: Bojack Horseman and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt!
Cartoons: Adventure Time, Regular Show, South Park, The Simpsons, Family Guy... and all of the 90's, such as The Powerpuff Girls, Dexter's Lab, Animaniacs... And I specially love Moomins!
Anime/manga: Tokyo Ghoul, Attack on Titan, Marmalade Boy, KareKano, Witch Hunter Robin, Aishiteruze Baby, Serial Experiments Lain, Elfen Lied, Rozen Maiden, Fruits Basket, Hetalia, Monster, 20th Century Boys...
PokÃ©mon! Gotta catch'em all! :D I love Eevee (and all of its evolutions), Togepi, Vivillon and Lucario.
Food: Anything sweet, actually: macarons, cupcakes, candies... but also savory food, specially cuisine from your country.
Languages: as well as in the postcards, I'd love to receive ATCs with quotes in other languages.
Kawaii characters: my favourite is Keroppi, but I love all of them: Rilakkuma, Hello Kitty, Mamegoma, My Melody... Oh, and I love Sentimental Circus :D
Anything for my planner: Kikki K Large Be Brave where I keep track of my daily life.
My favorite colors are blue, purple, black, pink and blueish shades of green, such as turquoise or teal.
TOPICS I LIKE
- Tea and coffee
- Classical Studies and mythology
- Gender studies
- Human rights, specially LGBT rights
- Music: almost anything! Excepting gospel and classic flamenco. My favorite styles are symphonic metal, trip-hop and 90's eurodance. And I love the Eurovision Song Contest :D
- Movies: thrillers, drama, dystopic
- Animals: butterflies, cats, dolphins, horses, deers and beluga whales
- Pagan religions, specially Hellenism
- DÃa de los Muertos and sugar skulls
- Fruits: specially strawberry and pineapple
- Flowers: orchids are my favorite, although I like anything with flowers on it
- Patterns: feathers, arrows, chevron, raindrops, snowflakes
- Mariusgenser ANYTHING - that pattern reminds me of my life in Norway :)
TOPICS I DON'T LIKE
- Monotheistic religions (I don't have anything against them, I just don't feel identified with them)
- Sports (excepting rhythmic gymnastics and ice skating)
- Horror movies (I'm pretty easy to scare LOL)
- Halloween (I don't celebrate it)
Chilean Post is extremely slow, and a simple flat letter or swap can take up to 2 months to arrive in my postbox.
I always rate my partners the same day that I receive a swap, so if I haven't rated yet, it means that I haven't received it yet.
If after 2 months I have not received a swap, theeeeeen we can start worrying, hehe.
If you still want to get in touch to ask if I have received your swap, do not hesitate and send me a PM! I'll confirm whether I have received it or not (I am human, of course, and it can happen one day that I forget to rate a swap).
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