Date Joined: October 12, 2020
Last Online: August 1, 2021
Birthday: February 20
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!
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.
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!
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!):
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.
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:
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.
These are some things which I would prefer not to receive:
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!
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