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duskmite

duskmite
Date Joined: October 12, 2020
Last Online: August 1, 2021
Birthday: February 20
Country: Singapore
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Me

Hello friends, my name is Kiran and I'm an avid snail mailer and postcrosser as well as swapper! I love the feeling of getting something in the post and being creative with the things I mail out as well. I hope that this experience will be mutually fulfilling!

A few things about me personally: I'm 26 and training to be a solicitor/lawyer. I love reading, playing the piano, singing, kayaking, and watching art house indie films!

Music

I'm a musician and I love alternative or indie rock and post-punk revival music best, although I grew up trained classically on piano.

Film

I am the biggest film nerd, particularly independent or art house style films and tv shows, and in no particular order, these are some of the things I've enjoyed recently:

Fleabag - A short series by British filmmaker Phoebe Waller-Bridge, about a woman who is dealing with grief by having a lot of meaningless casual relationships, and how she overcomes that. It was extremely funny but it made me cry so badly.

The Expanse - Hands down the best sci-fi series I've seen in my life, streaming on Amazon Prime currently and with a forthcoming 5th season. It's so beautifully layered not just in the worldbuilding but in terms of the socio-political issues it handles, the complex characters, the spiritual/moral issues, and just how realistic it feels unlike a lot of other shows in the same genre which feature things that feel too out of our grasp e.g. faster than light travel, teleportation, etc.

Films by Wong Kar Wai - He's a Hong Kong director and his films depict people who are a little lost and alone and the relationships that they form with each other. His style is just very nostalgic and old-school to me, and even though I have to watch with subtitles, I come back over and over to his work. I recommend 'In The Mood For Love' and 'Chungking Express' especially, which even Tarantino praised.

Studio Ghibli - Always a favourite for snuggling in bed late at night, just beautiful animation and quirky whimsical characters.

Wes Anderson - One of my favourite directors, every film he makes is a work of art. This is the poster for his film 'The Grand Budapest Hotel', I love the colour palette he uses in all his films.

If you know of any films or series you think I should check out, please let me know!

Postcards

I like postcard swaps so I thought having a section specifically for postcards would be helpful. I prefer all my postcards to be art style prints rather than photographic ones! Types of postcards I like particularly (but I'll be happy no matter what you send!):

  • Maps (Drawn)
  • Vintage style
  • Local Art/ Illustrations
  • Architecture
  • Literature
  • Quotes (Inspirational/Christian)
  • Space/ Stars/ Astronomy
  • Tarot/ Magical/ Astrological/ Alchemy
  • Tea/ Cafe theme
  • Studio Ghibli/ Little Prince/ Wes Anderson/ Tarantino/ LOTR/ Star Wars/ Alice in Wonderland/ Moomin/ Beatrix Potter/ Winnie the Pooh
  • Fantasy/ Fairies/ Dragons
  • Botanical
  • Birds/ Cats/ Foxes/ Hedgehogs
  • Seasonal (Christmas cards in Dec, Birthday cards in Feb, Easter cards in Apr)

My favourite postcards go up on the wall of my bedroom on display. :)

I also prefer not to receive free or ad cards, and no butterflies as I have a somewhat irrational fear of them haha. Please only send proper postcards, as I have received some which are handmade or other paper items instead of an actual postcard and it's disappointing as I put effort into finding good quality ones.

You can send either written or blank postcards as I do postcrossing and blank ones will be useful too.

Likes

If you're not sure what to send me, these are some items that are always useful for me or never fail to put a smile on my face:

  • Printed memos or sticky notes
  • Printed/patterned paper
  • Stickers (no puffy or childish ones)
  • Washi/masking tape (no plain)
  • Letter sets
  • Stamped paper
  • Clear stamps
  • Postcards
  • Packaged tea or other drinks that are not coffee
  • Anything astrology/ tarot/ space related (I'm a Pisces)
  • Fantasy theme (fairies, mythological creatures, castles)
  • Poetry
  • Music playlist (I will definitely check this out!)
  • Christian verses
  • Polaroids
  • Seeds
  • Pressed flowers
  • Bookmarks
  • Earrings (especially handmade ones)
  • ATC/ Your own art
  • Magnets

If you want to send me something edible, I would request that you only send tea that comes in a sealed teabag, no loose leaf. I don't drink coffee and I would prefer not to consume any other food substance, it's just a personal preference!

Types of tea that I like: almost anything as long as it's not artificially flavoured or too herbal.

Dislikes

These are some things which I would prefer not to receive:

  • Butterflies (I don't like them)
  • Childish and puffy stickers
  • Skull or demon motifs
  • Glitter or confetti
  • Keychains

Sidenote

I always have a look at my partner's profile to see what they might like and dislike. I rate once I receive the swap. If you don't receive my swap or have any other issues, please let me know first before rating me below a 5 so I can try and fix it!

It's not uncommon for mail to sometimes suffer little bits of wear and tear going through the postal system like small bends on contents or marks on the outer envelope, especially if you're on the other side of the world from me! I always make an effort to package my swap carefully so please don't rate me lower because of this!

Ratings

BeTravelicious rated for EXCLUSIVE - February Pen Pal on Jul 31, 2021
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Comment: Unfortunately never received anything. This swap dates from February and we're starting August now.. . I'll change the rating if I receive anything!
Response: Sent this twice so unfortunately I'm not sure why this is happening :( I understand the rating has to be like this though. Note to swap hosts: We have discussed this and been in contact constantly but somehow the mail just didn't arrive and I'm unwilling to send it out a third time :(
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Comment: Thanks for sharing your list! It is almost the same as what I do. I liked the post card as well!
Response: Thank you! :)
mamajoy rated for PH: 3+ Stamps on a Postcard on Jul 16, 2021
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Comment: What a treasure you have in the Flower Dome. The picture is breathtaking! Thanks for choosing that postcard for me.
Response: You're so welcome! :)
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Comment: Thank you for the PC. I'll have to check out that podcast. I usually listen at bedtime, so maybe Night Vale should be a daytime listen!
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Comment: Thanks for the mushroom postcard with the fun stamps :)
Response: You're welcome thanks for the rating :)
Fabriqueen rated for May Flowers Prayer PC swap on Jul 1, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so very much for the beautiful postcard and your prayer over me! Have a blessed day! Hugs, Diane
heidiblooms rated for WIYM: Unique PC #5 on Jun 14, 2021
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Comment: I love Eric Carle, too! This PC is so pretty, and I love the stamps!!
Response: I'm so glad you like it! :)
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Comment: Nothing received yet... :(
TexyDeb rated for WIYM: Unique PC #5 on May 20, 2021
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Comment: I was supposed to live on Corfu, not Santorini. ha ha I love it here. I hope you come. I love this postcard. Thank you. I like thd quote and the decorations too. BE SAFE!
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Comment: Thank you! The little chicks arrived today! so cute!
Response: So glad you liked it Indira :)
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Comment: GOT IT! Such a lovely unique PC too- thank you so much! To be alone with you is also a fave song of mine. Thank you!
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Comment: Thank you for the vintage postcard and the perfect scripture verse from Matthew 6:1-16. I appreciate the prayers and I am sending blessings to you as well!
Response: Thanks so much, I'm glad you liked it! Blessings x
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Comment: This swap was beyond amazing. Your beautiful letter really made my day and I adore the quote you ended with! Thank you for so many beautiful goodies and your thoughtfulness!! I wish you the best of luck with your training. I’m sure you’ll make a very special lawyer one day <3
Response: Aww thanks so much, I'm really happy you liked everything! All the best to you too :)
suepier rated for WIYM: January Wrap-Up Postcard on Mar 20, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the cute dog postcard and sharing your month with me.
Response: You're welcome, hope all is well, thanks for the rating :)
Carollee922 rated for Random PC Swap #2 on Mar 5, 2021
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Comment: I love street food, i think it is one of the best things about traveling
Response: Yes! Thanks for the rating :)
debbiespoms rated for Random PC Swap #2 on Mar 3, 2021
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Comment: Thank you much for the postcard. Very nice.
Response: Thanks for the rating :)
monsmonologue rated for Random PC Swap #2 on Feb 24, 2021
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Comment: Ahh yes it came! Thank you Kiran! Can I add you as a friend on here lol we have much in common :)
Response: Yayyy and sure! That would be nice :)
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Comment: Thank you for the card. Congrats on the new job and I hope you enjoy the new books!
Response: Thanks so much! :)
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Comment: Hello and thank you very much for your aewsome postcard! The childrens book sounds interesting and I will check it out! :) It's always fascinating to read something like this from another country. I also liked "the legend of Korra", but I needed a second try. First I was like "meh, I miss Aang, so it's stupid" and never finished season one. But with my second attempt I got over it and binge-watched the whole series. XD Stay safe and healthy! Maxi
Response: Aww thanks for the rating! Glad you liked the postcard! Stay safe too!
Jayofjournals rated for Themed Envelope #2 Circus on Feb 10, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much for your mail! I loved how the envelope looked and you decorated it. The pattern gave me definitely circus vibes, even if it looked a bit creepy :) Thanks again. Stay healthy and safe! Lots of love, Julia
Response: Haha yes I went with a slightly different take on the circus theme! Glad you liked it, stay safe too!

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Comments

Kirkdebb on May 21, 2021:

Profile Deco Swap - World Turtle Day

(bonus images from me for messing up and not giving you 2 more swap partners)

CrowDancer on May 20, 2021:

Profile Deco Swap - World Turtle Day

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minajapan on Feb 19, 2021:

Happy birthday to yo💌 description

thisismeAXiD on Feb 1, 2021:

happy birthday month

greenwindow on Jan 15, 2021:

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minajapan on Jan 3, 2021:

description Happy New Year Kiran. I hope you can return to your warm home and feel at ease.

AislingKanoni on Jan 2, 2021:

Hello,

This is for the Happy New Year, Decorate My Page Swap. I hope you're doing well, and hope you enjoyed the holidays.

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