Swap-bot Time: May 18, 2021 3:07 am


Date Joined: October 15, 2019
Last Online: May 17, 2021

Country: Indonesia
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About Me

Hello! I'm a twenty one year old girl, living in Jakarta, Indonesia. I'm currently studying Biology in university and hope to be able to work as a scientist in the future. My focus is Botany. I will be looking at the genetics of mutant flowers for my undergraduate research. I'm really excited to start!

Hobbies and interests:

  • I love reading, mostly classics, general fiction, and fantasy. I'm trying to read more nonfiction books about Biology. I'm not a big fan of thrillers and horrors (although I will read some good ones occasionally).
  • I love journaling! Especially junk journaling.
  • I love collecting stamps and postcards.
  • I enjoy gardening in my spare time.
  • I can also knit and crochet. I'm currently learning how to make embroidery.
  • I love flowers.
  • Favorite animals: birds, especially sparrows and pigeons. RACCOONS!!
  • I've been really obsessed with dinosaurs lately
  • My favorite food is cinnamon rolls :D

I will always try to send out swaps on time. If I have to post a swap late (usually because of schoolwork and other school-related events), I will send you a message. If my swap doesn't reach you within a month or two, please leave me a message. I am happy to resend. Mail from my country can sometimes take a (very) long time to arrive.

I became interested in the world of snail mail only recently, and so far I have enjoyed the process of sending and receiving mail. My mother gave me her stamp and postcard collection to continue the hobby. I enjoy looking through her collection every now and then. Snail mail makes me feel like I'm living in a different era. A small escape from the mundane everyday life, I suppose.

I have been on swapbot for almost two years now, and I am always so very grateful for all the lovely swaps I've received. I really do believe in the kindness of strangers, and I always try to return that kindness into the world as my way of saying thanks

What I Like

I like happy things. Anything to make me laugh or smile :D

  • anything related to biology (plants, animals, insects, etc)
  • sunrise and sunsets, a blue and clear sky, the sky in general
  • neutral/earthy tones
  • vintage/old items
  • history, mythology, urban legends, and the likes
  • learning about new culture
  • puns and memes
  • a good story
  • any kind of tea (I'm not allergic to anything, so feel free to send me any kind of tea :D). I have a certain love for spiced tea, hibiscus, rosella, rooibos, and tea for sleep (since I often have difficulty falling asleep). I'm okay with caffeinated tea, too. They help boost my focus in the morning :D
  • hot chocolate!

What I Don't Like

Nothing much, really...

I'll like anything you send me, so don't worry too much about it :)

Here are a few things that I do try to avoid, tho:

  • I'm not very fond of swimming pools.
  • No images of caged animals, please. It upsets me :(

Pen Pal Letter

I enjoy reading long letters (and I mean LONG letters). They can be about anything: rambling, venting, daydreaming. I'm okay with simple letters that have no decorations. I don't mind if you don't send me any goodies at all. I write letters to make new friends and exchange stories :D


I like any kind of store bought, handmade, or even free / ad postcards, as long as they are interesting :D I don't mind if you send me a postcard naked or in an envelope, but please write me a note on the back of the postcard :)

Ideas on what to write on the back of your postcards: - your favorite plants / animals - a favorite quote from a book that you're currently reading (don't forget to write down the title and the author so I can check it out!) - something about you or your hometown / and country - something about you culture, history, myths, legends - something that I might not know about you, your culture, or the world in general - a fun fact - a funny story - the reason why you chose to send that specific postcard for me :D

Favorite kinds of postcards: - flora / fauna themed - about nature in general - about your hometown / country - about your culture - any kind of art postcard

Random Facts About Me?

  • When I was younger, I used to live in Australia for five years. I lived in Canberra and Melbourne, but I mostly remember my time in Melbourne since I'm a little older then. I miss living in Australia. I miss the wildlife, the four seasons, and the libraries.
  • I'm part of the track team in uni, but I haven't been very active recently. I usually run short distance races (400m).
  • Out of all the disciplines in Biology, I love Botany the most.
  • Sometimes I find it hard to tell between left or right. When navigating for someone else, I often have to think twice before giving directions. It's why I like to wear bracelets only on my left hand.

I'll add to this list when I've come up with some other random facts about me. For some reason, I've come up blank :")

What I Collect

  • postage stamps (used and unused).

Main topics that I collect: plants, flowers, birds, frogs / toads, dinosaurs, landscapes, buildings.

Other topics that I collect: insects, reptiles, fauna, nature, agriculture, historical events.

(Optional) If you know the story behind the stamps you're sending me, feel free to let me know! I love learning more about the stamps I'm collecting! (Write about one or two stamps is fine) :D

  • coins from other countries, especially if they have a flora / fauna picture on them
  • postcards with written notes on the back
  • anything flora / fauna themed
  • any kind of tea (I'm not allergic to anything). I also like to collect the tea bag packaging (I usually use them in my journal) :D
  • Journaling ephemera (vintage style): stickers, washi tapes, pattern paper, or anything that I can use in my journal, really ;)
  • pretty floral washi tapes and paper with a floral pattern on it! I love using those in my journal
  • pressed flowers

Letter Topics

This is just a little idea from me in case you're stuck on what to write.

  • tell me about you. How was your day? What are you currently working on? What are your dreams for the future?
  • your likes and dislikes. Hobbies and interests?
  • your town, city, or country. What is it like living where you are? What are the tourist attractions in your country? What would foreigners find surprising about your country?
  • go philosophical? I don't mind talking about deep philosophical topics.
  • tell me a joke or a funny thing that happened to you.


Comment: I just received your letter in the post today. Unfortunately Covid has slowed the influx of mail here, but I'll write a reply tonight and send it off before the weekend.
Carollee922 rated for Stamp Bag Lovers #1 on Apr 23, 2021
Comment: This was an awesome swap, thank you so much!
fairylover rated for One Week - One Letter #14 on Apr 20, 2021
Comment: I can't believe your letter took over 5 months to reach me! I had tottally forgot I had to receive it and it came as a total surprise! I give you a heart for the effort you put in writing because there are so many people who write only a few sentences. It was really a delight to read about your daily routine and your studies! Your studies are absolutely passionning, I love plants and birds too! It was great to read about them! I hope now you feel better than at that time and you can go out more!
Response: Yay I'm glad that it has finally arrived! I'm in a better place than when I was five months ago. Definitely a lot more new things to look forward to this year :D
Comment: Finally got here. I am so excited. I will write back soon. I am in the middle of moving so I will send the new address too
Response: I'm glad my letter reached you before you moved! I can't wait for your reply <3
arystotle rated for Postage Stamp Bag Swap #47 on Apr 14, 2021
Comment: Thank you. I love the way you decorated the envelope, so beautiful.
arimails rated for Haiku for You on Apr 14, 2021
Comment: Thank you for a lovely swap :)
Naeco rated for Haiku for You on Apr 14, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful haiku and photo!
WavesofJoy rated for Haiku for You on Apr 14, 2021
Comment: Get well soon! Thanks for the beautiful sakura on my wall! :)
Leekoba rated for Tea For Thee # 91 on Apr 9, 2021
Comment: Hi~ Thank you for the wonderful teas, all are good flavors!!! Thank you for the stickers too, such a fun swap! Happy Swapping! <3
WavesofJoy rated for Electronic Shopping Spree on Apr 5, 2021
Comment: Thanks for sharing! I totally understand how it feels being an unemployed student. Hope you can get all you desire someday! :)
HappyMom rated for Electronic Shopping Spree on Apr 5, 2021
Comment: Thank you for sharing all the beautiful crystals! My favorite was the labradorite with the turquoise. The pink amethyst was beautiful as well! I hope one day you are able to add to your collection.
annevdns rated for Used Postage Stamp #2 on Mar 22, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the stamps! I liked them especially the pink and blue ones because I collect those πŸ™‚
Chechel2 rated for Tea For Thee # 85 on Mar 15, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the teas & extras! 😊 Have a good day!
lostinavalon rated for Postage Stamp Bag Swap #45 on Mar 5, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the gorgeously decorated envelope and the extras!
howdyholly rated for Postage Stamp Bag Swap #45 on Feb 26, 2021
Comment: Yea! your letter got here, Feb 26. Thank you!
Nicollcia rated for Swap #18: Profile Based on Feb 11, 2021
Comment: Hi, I think this swap stopped almost a year ago, in March, that means I can not send your notebook to anyone.Sorry.
DaiziDruke rated for Used Stamp Chain Card Round 31 on Jan 20, 2021
Comment: Hi, Ayu, so glad your card arrived. =) I can't imagine how difficult it has been to live in lockdown as I have been fortunate enough to be able to be out and at work throughout following all the possible precautions as possible....masks, social distancing, sanitizer, online ordering for food, etc. Love how you decorated the envie and the fun additions you added. I will get this back into circulation as soon as I can. Hope this year improves and life becomes much easier for you and your fellow country people.
erosxart rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #225 on Jan 13, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for everything! From the beautifully decorated envelope, lengthy letter, and paper bits. It was a delight to read how your weekend with your family went. It sounded like the perfect treat after exams. I hope you liked the results and enjoying the break during the holidays. Happy new year!
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart! I only have one more exams now before the semester break, and then I'll receive my results before the end of the month. I'm excited, but also nervous! Haha. Happy new year to you, too! <3

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Rhino44 on Apr 26, 2021:

My postcard with your haiku just arrived!!! I love your haiku, thank you so much. This was a really fun swap, and I'm glad we were partners.

sleepingrover2010 on Apr 9, 2021:

HAIKU for You--Swap

Barbara Brandt


Stars dancing on, off

Dotting the night sky with light

Constellations formed

AnitaHames on Apr 8, 2021:

Hi, Ayu! This is for the Haiku For You swap. Enjoy!

Pale color peeking

Anticipation. The wait.

Plum-colored iris.

tiger1i1y on Apr 8, 2021:

Hello! This is the poem I wrote for the Haiku for You swap. I hope you like it.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~

A misty morning

Tiny water droplets cling

to the cool spring breeze

Jaimiepaige on Mar 1, 2020:

Thank you for joining the group and the swap! I hope you like these photos for Swap #19: Plants!

farangelinan on Feb 29, 2020:

PDS: Swap #19: Plants

Here are my favourite indoor plants :)

Happy swapping.

nannycat on Feb 29, 2020:

swap no 19 plants..... ........ ....... ........

enjoy the color of plants

mchesser12 on Feb 28, 2020:

for: Swap #17 Happiness

from: Melissa (mchesser12)

Jaimiepaige on Feb 27, 2020:

Hello! I hope you like the photos I chose for 'Profile Based' in the PDS group! Have a lovely day! -Jaimie

IDreamOfAfrica on Feb 27, 2020:

Swap #17: Happiness

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