Swap-bot Time: August 16, 2018 7:23 am


Date Joined: January 1, 2017
Last Online: August 15, 2018
Birthday: July 3, 1990
Country: United States

Get to know Tinang

No announcements. If you got me as your sender, please expect your swaps to be postmarked around the date shown when I press ‘sent’. It’s most likely not the exact date shown in the postmark. Please be patient. If you got me as a receiver, expect your ratings later on. Thank you.

My name's Tinang (pronounced TEEN-nahng), or Tin. A nickname of a nickname. My full first name is Cristina, but I hate being called that. I'm multiracial: quarter white, quarter Spaniard, and half Asian even though English, and even Spanglish in a few occasions, was mainly spoken at home growing up.

I work at a Construction firm in Washington, DC. It's my second year on the job. I like the paced work that goes with it. I used to work as an on-call Science tutor for middle and high school students down at northern Virginia for 5 years.

I am ambiverted: while gentle, if you talk to me and get along with me well, I have the greatest amount of stories of my life to tell! I love being determined, so I truly believe that a true-hearted ambition will lead to a good fate. It's all worth fighting for!

Unfortunately, I have broken off my engagement in late June. We have different philosophies on life in terms of handling family matters, so I ask you please to respect my privacy on this situation as I am currently working to resolve our differences. Thanks.


I'm quite the color and photo freak, so I like any topic that pertains to color and photography. I also like watching indie films, shows and Originals in Netflix and Hulu equally. ❤️💛💚💙💜 Any hands-on and visual activity makes me happy. 👐🏼

I play video games and online games in my free time. I, too, appreciate the visuals and the art that go with the games. I've gotten into Fire Emblem and Overwatch lately because of my cousins. I’m not as good as them, admittedly. I like anime online games more except Skyrim and League of Legends.

🏊🏼‍♀️I used to swim in my high school's swim team. I loved how heated swimming can get. I've picked up a lot of sports as a teen, so I'm very open on any new suggestions you may give me. My major injury on my left fibula when I was 19 hampered my chances of swimming competitively in college. It does not make me stop from trying new activities. The most exotic activity I've tried was sepak takraw. To be active, I take Brazilian dance, Zumba, and spin classes at my local gym.

Because of my roundtrips to Asia in the last 6 years, I have a penchant on anything kawaii, Asiatic (culture) and anime. I developed my love of travelling, so I would appreciate suggestions on where to go in my next holiday.

I love fashion and beauty so much that I've started getting into K-beauty and reading Asian fashion magazines! I also love earring and nail art equally. I am keen on collecting face masks.

Get the little things down...

I collect postcards for 8 years and is still going strong. I'm a late bloomer at it, so I expect it to be a little more pricey than in the past when it was the the norm to send snail mail as means of communication. I wrote letters to my grandmother in Spain when I was a child. I still manage to influence my cousins and brother to send postcards as a guilty pleasure a few years ago. Our collections are separate, though.

Please date your postcards. It helps me sort by chronological order for my card collection.

I collect real postage stamps (third-generation collector), so if you have any unusual or nice ones around, I'd highly appreciate if you use them! Don't mind about your country's meter strips either.

I prefer my postcards sent naked unless it's handmade and folded (envie, please).

I'm not too picky on postcards because I believe that you introduce another interest to some if you picked that topic you like yourself.

I also collect coffee bags and tea bags equally as postcards and cards.


  • anything mocha
  • cold brew
  • black coffee
  • hazelnut
  • pumpkin spice
  • cappucino > latte

I'm seeking anything from your place!

🍵tea I like mostly fruity, decadent (dessert), and floral tea. The type of tea doesn't matter although I personally lean towards white and herbal. I'm open to a lot of new blends, but I highly don't prefer plain tea, camomile, mint and earl grey.

Kind of seeking non-North American tea if you're from elsewhere internationally besides Canada. Like, don't send out American tea to me (say you got it in a swap) if possible, please. I'd like your country's, region's, or your continent's tea. This doesn't count Twinings, pukka and such brands found in the US. I acknowledge that there are different flavours of the same brand.

I’m seeking more of Harney & Sons tea bags. Had some while travelling on the road, but I haven’t seen them since then. I like tasting their flavours.

Nail polish and beauty product brand preferences will be listed in the future

Final thoughts

I share my PO box with my cousins. If you're waiting for a rating for some time, they've probably took their mail with my swaps. If that is the case then I'll probably attempt to contact one of them to intercept. The "interception" may take at least one week because I usually see them once per month.

My cousin usually writes out the addresses for me just in case you’re wondering about the handwriting differences. I find her handwriting to be more clearer than mine. In the past, two(!) postcard pals long gone called my handwriting ‘butchered’ and ‘outworldly’. That’s why I enlisted her help to partially alleviate my handwriting woes.

I will always resend. If you're not even satisified on what you received or you didn't receive my swap, just PM me and we'll arrange. Don't rate me a 3 or 1 at this point, please.


Mamamoose rated for FREE/AD pc JULY on Jul 26, 2018
Comment: Very cool postcard! Love it :-) Thanks a lot!
RachelSwaps rated for Nostalgia PC swap on Jul 24, 2018
tigerlily2110 rated for Song Lyrics on a Postcard on Jul 14, 2018
Comment: Thank you very much.
shortkakesweety rated for Song Lyrics on a Postcard on Jul 13, 2018
Comment: Thank you!
slyva rated for Instax Photo - International <3 on Jul 9, 2018
Comment: I just got your swap today! Thank you for beautiful photos! <3
kacka rated for week of tea nr.31 on Jun 17, 2018
Comment: thank you for the nice choice of teas:)
marinda rated for Scattergories PC Series - T on Jun 4, 2018
Comment: I love this cow pc. How does it relate to the letter t?
ritchgirl rated for Tea swap for tealovers nr.3 on Mar 25, 2018
Comment: Thank you for all the wonderful teas, I am looking forward to trying them!
DaiziDruke rated for week of tea nr.30 on Mar 17, 2018
Comment: What an interesting selection of teas! I am so excited to try the flavors and very thankful to the wonderful postal worker who used a large rubber band to hold your package together! For some reason, the envelope was one quarter missing but everything was intact inside including your sweet note! And, I love all the stamps you used to send the swap! Thanks so much! ❤️
Comment: Thanks for the interesting range of tea bags. Can't wait to try them ✨💕
newrule rated for I Need More Tea! on Jan 23, 2018
Comment: Can't wait to try the teas! Thanks so much!
harlonation rated for I Need More Tea! on Jan 19, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the Tea Tinang! Wishing you a fabulous 2018!!
marianne81 rated for week of tea nr.28 on Dec 16, 2017
Comment: Hello Tinang thans for the delicious tea's you've send me. I allready tried one of them, The white tea wih pear and ginger was delicious :)
nduffy12345 rated for Tea swap for tealovers on Dec 8, 2017
Comment: I hope you had a wonderful trip. Got my treats today. Just love them. I know what I am doing after supper..... tea ha!

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