Swap-bot Time: January 30, 2023 2:44 am


Date Joined: April 14, 2012
Last Online: January 30, 2023
Birthday: January 4, 1978
Country: Israel
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About Me

Update: Sorry if I am late with the swap or not yet rated you. My brother passed away. As we were each other only relatives living in Israel I have much to deal with and much to arrange.

Hello. my name is Ksenia. =^x^=

I was born in Russia, Moscow. When I was 14 my family moved to Israel. Currently I live in Tel Aviv. (I speak Hebrew, Russian and English) I am a painter / IT operator. I have BFA in Arts from Bazalel Academy of Art and Design. I love painting and drawing a lot, but I like my job too. Once I thought computers and art have nothing in common. Now I know it's not true.

I have very very eclectic taste... I enjoy contemporary art, urban culture and character design. When I'm traveling aboard I will go to at least 10-15 galleries and all of the museums. I'm a big fashion geek... (My favorites: Red Valentino, Ulyana Sergeenko, Meadham Kirchhoff and Orla Kiely) I'm crazy about shoes! I love all kind of music: pop, j-pop, j-rock, indie, folk, goth and metal. All together! but not classics... Currently most played: Elliphant, LP, Teagan & Sara, Beatrice Eli, Zella Day and Noonie Bao. Last live gig I went to and loved: Totemo.

I love to cook! I like Japanese, Chines, Indian, Mexican and French foods. ( I'm not so much into baking thought) I could live on Eggs and Sushi... I love Strawberries and drink my Tea with Soy Milk. I adore Oysters and love any sort of raw fish dishes. My latest food-addiction: avocado toast with fried eggs.

I read mostly fantasy books and watch SiFi movies and TV shows. I love comedies and romantic dramas.

  • Last book I loved: Shattersteel (Her Pitiless Command #3) by Benjanun Sriduangkaew

  • Last TV show I loved: Dadeville S1-3

  • Last movie I really enjoyed: big screen - Bullet Train ; TV - Only Lovers Left Alive

  • Stuff I am obsessed with right now: holiday season

I love opera and ballet.

I go to Zoos a lot! I love pandas and lemurs :)

Kawaii - is state of mind! I adore Japanese street fashion and I'm in love with Japanese products and sweets.

I collect Christmas ornaments. I have 362 of all kind: store-bought, hand-made, vintage; they come from more than 20 different countries. I always open for more... :)

Oour poor Kitty, left us for a better place. RIP sweet pushosh, we loved you so so much!

We have a new furry friend - his name is Soni. He is a cute rescue sweetie (his previous owner left him for reason unknown at the animal shelter when he was 9 months old...) Now he lives with me. And he is the sweetest kitty I ever honer to meet.

I like anime and cosplay; for every con at which I and my partner have our Steampunk goodies stall (and especially) for Purim I make one adorable (or NOT) character; one I can relate to. My last cosplay was Emily the Strange

Previous cosplays: Angel Crawfordfrom White Trash Xombie series , The Stalk from Saga graphic novel. Also last autumn I re-imagined my Delirium cosplay. It was the best version so far. ( Past ones : Daria from the 90's MTV animated series, Silent Hill Nurse, Nadia from First Squad, Pino from Ergo Proxy, Konata Izumi from Lucky Star, Dejiko from Di Gi Charat, Chii from Chobits, Delirium from Sandman)

I'm addicted to GoodReads...


I really like to do private swaps, if you're interested - please don't be shy :)


  • IMPORTANT: I will always always sent my swaps. Israeli post works as best as it can, but it may take time. If anything goes wrong - please contact me! Also I will always rate you and give you my heart. Anyone who invests in - some thought and creativity with regard to ones preferences - deserves it.

By the way - not rating someone's effort or not saying simple "Thank you" is just RUDE! (I checked it takes only 5 sec to type 8 letters, but it feels so nice)

Things I like:

  • anything and all about Christmas
  • matreshka dolls
  • pandas, red pandas (my all time favorite animal)
  • Hello Kitty
  • Alice in Wonderland (except Disney)
  • Steampunk
  • The Nightmare before Christmas
  • Dita Von Teese
  • Marie Antoinette
  • Moomins
  • Contemporary Art
  • Street art and graffiti
  • strawberry (please no more strawberry chocolate, I have 4 packages at the moment)
  • I also like raspberries and cherries
  • skulls
  • Halloween
  • anything kitchen
  • cooking books (english, russian, hebrew)
  • recipes I prefer: eggy breakfast dishes, salads, soups, sauces, appetizers, first courses and etc.
  • english breakfast tea (I drink my tea with milk)
  • Japanese sweets!
  • pocky
  • marzipan
  • I prefer smaller chocolate bars with something interesting/yummy inside over plain chocolate
  • Savoury snacks (such as chips, crackers, corn snacks or anything that's popular where you live)
  • Lush
  • anything shinny, sparkling, pink, blue or black
  • cute, adorable and kawaii
  • cats (but no big cats, please)
  • penguins, foxes, racoons, lemurs, koalas, squirrels, possums, otters, flamingo and other cute fluffy animals
  • carousels
  • Kitsch
  • Zombies
  • macarons, cupcakes, donuts
  • stationery
  • stickers
  • deco/washi tapes
  • hand-made soaps
  • Care Bears
  • Miffy
  • anime
  • stars
  • cute unicorns


  • I prefer my postcards naked, stamped and with a little nice note from you :) Write something about your day, your family, your favorite things or just your favorite quote.
  • If the swap calls for sending postcards in the envelope or you're sending them as extras, please write something on their back anyway, with addition of your name and country.
  • I never send postcards forward. Even those I don't like 100% are keepers, because they were send by you. In time I will not remember from where and whom they come, so please write your name and country at least :)
  • I like stickers on the backside, but it's not a must. After all it's your card :)
  • Check my favorite received postcards for inspiration and to avoid doubles.

I like:

  • Art Postcards
  • Contemporary art postcards
  • Street art postcards
  • Postcards with a saying
  • Weird postcards
  • Unusual Postcards
  • illustrated postcards
  • Postcards with drawings
  • Vintage and vintage looking postcards (but not the ones that were written on by original sender)
  • Cat/panda postcards or any other cute animal
  • Cute postcards, Kawaii postcards
  • Inappropriate postcards
  • I OK with nudity on postcards
  • Anything from my "Like" list themed
  • Postcards with my favorite movies/books
  • Halloween and spooky postcards
  • Free/ad postcards featuring art, design, food, fashion or something cute.
  • Christmas postcards: I prefer modern and/or cute over the classic ones. Vintage are OK. No Religious, please.

Things I don't like:

  • melon (I am alergic to)
  • orange color!
  • Disney
  • dogs (I'm a cat person)
  • monkeys/apes
  • peanuts, raisins
  • mint flavor, liquorice
  • no handmade postcards please
  • girly stuff (there is diference betwen "pink&cute" and "girly")

This's "girly", which is NOT

and "pink&cute", which is YES, PLEASE

  • Earl Grey tea
  • Fruit salads
  • lip bulm
  • anything Twilight, True Blood, Hunger Games, Fifty Shades of Grey or Outlander.
  • anything with babies
  • sport
  • souvenirs
  • fake brands
  • dollar store items

Favorite Movies

The Ninth Gate, Pillow Book, Lost in Translation and Marie Antoinette (2006) are my All Times Favorites!

Those 4 movies represent who I'm as a person... :)

I also like Push, In Time, Gattaca, Possession, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, Desperately Seeking Susan, Dirty Dancing, Only Lovers Left Alive, Everything Is Illuminated, Julie & Julia, The Tourist, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Nightmare before Christmas, Silver Linings Playbook, Oblivion, Edge of Tomorrow, Byzantium, Love Actually, The Holiday, Jane Eyre (2011), Far from the Madding Crowd, A Little Chaos,The Young Victoria, Boy Meets Girl, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, Arranged and Shelter.

I love few Japanese movies: Kamikaze Girls, Sakuran, Linda Linda Linda and the 3rd Ringu.

I like old Russian movies. Сердца четырёх, Москва слезам не верит, Карнавальная ночь, Россия Молодая, Труффальдино из Бергамо, Обыкновенное Чудо and Ирония судьбы, или С лёгким паром! are my favorites.

Yana's Friends (החברים של יאנה) , Walk on Water (ללכת על המים) and Zero Motivation (אפס ביחסי אנוש) are my favorite Israeli films.

Also I really love Pride and Prejudice 1995 series and Marguerite Volant series (I watched each of them more times than I watched Hair (and I saw it 18 times when I was younger).

I have a soft spot for some movies based om YA books (and I don't even read those books...) I like Warm Bodies,The Host and The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.

Favorite Books

The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, The Flanders Panel by Arturo Perez-Reverte, Moominland Midwinter by Tove Jansson, Death in Venice by Thomas Man, Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman, Sandman by Neil Gaiman, Uprooted by Naomi Novik, Be with you by Yoshikazu Okada, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, Persuasion by Jane Austen, Densha Otoko by Nakano Hitori, Kamikaze Girls by Novala Takemoto, Paradox trilogy by Rachel Bach, Clockwork Heart trilogy by Dru Pagliassotti, October Daye series by Seanan McGuire, Innkeeper chronicals series by Ilona Andrews, Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan (and Brandon Sanderson) and many many more.

I like Lula and The Gentlewoman magazines.

Favorite Art works

For private swaps...

I live in Israel, so for those of you, who are religious - I can offer Christian or Jewish souvenirs from Holly city of Jerusalem. If I am you swap partner, and you are interested to have something from Holly Land - just let me know. * Recently I got some nice Muslim souvenirs as well.

(but please don't send ME religious items)

And... angels

I was angeled by @HOLDENV84 for Book Recommendation PC swap.

I was angeled for Merry Christmas: 1 card to 5 partners by swap host @LINBUR0100

I was angeled by awesome @nyanSan for Share a smile postcards / 3 Lies and 1 Truth PC / One Post Card from Me To You # 4 / I love Postcard Swaps Postcard Swap


emcki rated for 10 Favorite Television Shows on Jan 29, 2023
Comment: Haven't heard of a lot of these! I'll have to check them out.
Comment: Thank you for sharing. The desserts look nice. :) Hope you have a good year this year.
Fritosmom rated for ESG: Never have I ever... #1 on Jan 27, 2023
Comment: Thank you for sharing.
Comment: KSENiA - I, too, dyed my hair blue! It was just after high school. It was by far my favorite color I've ever dyed my hair. Thank you, I really enjoyed reading your answers.
user6937 rated for ESG: Never have I ever... #1 on Jan 27, 2023
Comment: Thanks! What movies were you in?? What part did you play?
Response: You're welcome. When I was a kid, my mom worked as costume designer in Russian movie industry. Twice I took part in the movies she worked on. Both times a small role. In one i played driver's daughter and in the other - a girl on a cruise ship. In the later I had to kiss a boy, who was a protagonist of the film.
Nevi2018 rated for 10 Favorite Television Shows on Jan 22, 2023
Comment: You certainly Like Sci-Fi Don't you!! LOL Great list!! I have not and probably wont see these!! the greatness of Swapping is you can Do YOUR thing and swap and I dont have to "Like" It but Its still a great swap. It was my opinion of the shows!! Which I only like HGTV and TEEN SOAP OPERAS!! LOL!!
Comment: I'm so sorry for the very late rating/swap! I really appreciated your lovely letter, and thank you for sharing! <3
Comment: My apologies for the late rating. Thank you for sharing. I have never heard of Sufganioyt but they look delicious!
mysmashbooklife rated for R&W 2023 TBR Planning on Jan 17, 2023
Comment: Thank you for sharing!
cowboypoodle rated for 10 Favorite Television Shows on Jan 15, 2023
Comment: Thank You so much for participating in my swap! I am checking out the shows I do not know :) Have a great day!
feverfawn rated for 10 Favorite Television Shows on Jan 15, 2023
Comment: Thanks for your list! I haven't seen or heard of any of these shows except Andor which I watched at the request of my boyfriend and found it pretty good though I'm not really into Star-Wars. I'll have to look into the rest!
Comment: Hello Ksenia, thank you for sharing your reads with me. So sorry to hear you have such a hard time. Sending you hugs and strenght.
Comment: Thank you for sharing
colleenbUSA rated for LLU 2022 Yearly Wrap-up on Jan 14, 2023
Comment: Good job surpassing your reading goal! I want to see the new Black Panter movie.
colleenbUSA rated for R&W 2023 TBR Planning on Jan 14, 2023
Comment: Thanks for sharing, at least your TBR list is shorter than mine! Ha-ha
colleenbUSA rated for R&W: December 2022 TBR progress on Jan 14, 2023
Comment: Thanks for sharing!
Comment: Thanks for sharing! I need to look up the Rainbow Rowell book!
Comment: <3

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yvonne401 on Jan 22, 2023:

APDG ~ Winter

Happy Winter!



mizvicky on Jan 20, 2023:

ADPG WInter Theme

Happy Winter & Happy Swapping....




mysmashbooklife on Jan 19, 2023:

Hi! This is for the swap: APDG ~ Winter

Halloween Halloween Halloween

nancylee on Dec 26, 2022:

Christmas cuteness profile decoration - thank you for joining my swap, I hope you had a lovely holiday. This is a bonus image.

LittleMissGiggles on Dec 25, 2022:

LittleMissGiggles on Dec 25, 2022:

Merry Christmas from London!!

(Christmas cuteness profile decoration)

mysmashbooklife on Dec 25, 2022:

Hi! This is for the swap: Christmas cuteness profile decoration

Halloween Halloween Halloween

I hope you have a wonderful christmas!

ariestess on Dec 24, 2022:

Merry Christmas! I hope this holiday season is a joyous and peaceful one for you and yours.

Please enjoy these images for the ESG: Christmas Profile Bling swap!

mchesser12 on Dec 23, 2022:

for: ESG Christmas Profile Bling

HappyMom on Dec 20, 2022:

Hi Ksenia! There's some ESG Christmas Profile Bling - I hope you have an awesome holiday!

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