Swap-bot Time: June 30, 2022 3:24 am


Date Joined: June 14, 2019
Last Online: May 9, 2022
Birthday: February 2, 1982
Country: Korea, Republic of

About Me

I'm a single gay guy originally from the USA--Texas, South Carolina, Washington, and Florida. My family lives in Pensacola, Florida, so that's my home away from Korea. I love to travel and have lived in a few different countries around the world. My favorite places/cultures are Italy, the Canadian Rockies, Japan, and Germany.

I've lived in Korea for over ten years now and enjoy it. Currently my home is a small town in the center of Korea called "Chungju" (pictured above). It's a nice place with many rivers, lakes, and mountains surrounding it.

I play piano a lot in my free time, but also enjoy sewing, reading, macrame, and cooking. I'm new to crafting, but am having a great time here on Swap Bot! I really like taking the time to put together something special for my partner.

Themes and Colors

I love plant and botany themes, although I'm not big on floral designs.

I like all things vintage and old maps!

Also space, the ocean, or animals (mostly orca whales, dogs, sloths, puppies, insects, snakes, really all animals except cats, haha).

My favorite colors are earth tones such as green, any shade of brown, and dark red. I like anything made with craft paper and neutral tones.

I personally don't like pink, pastels, too cute or kawaii.


I love postcards! I would be happy to receive any postcard. I enjoy ones from your home country, art, graphic design, weird and strange postcards, etc. If you have a card you feel hesitant to send because it is raunchy or too strange, please send it my way, haha. Also, since I'm a teacher, feel free to send cartoon postcards, superheroes, robots, puzzles or others that kids would like-- I put them up in my classroom.

For non-postcard swaps, I am not picky on what I'd like to receive. Some ideas are washi tape, memo pads, blank cards, envelopes, letter sets, stickers, pens, die cuts, tea, etc. Just have fun and be creative! I will appreciate anything sent with thought and care.

ABC Likes

A: architecture, Americana, aviation, aliens

B: books, biology, Berlin

C: cooking, Crime and Punishment (favorite book), costumes, circus, carnivals

D: drawbridges, deserted places, distressed anything, dragonflies

E: elephants, education, eighties memorabilia

F: fish, Florence, fashion, french bulldogs, furniture design, farms

G: gay and LGBT life, graphic design, geometrical patterns, Greek mythology, graffiti

H: history, handwriting

I: Italy, insects, illustrations

J: jackets, jungles, journals, jewels

K: knots, Korea

L: Leonardo da Vinci, leather

M: the male body, mountains, maps, math, military stuff, macrame

N: nature, nineties memorabilia

O: the ocean, outer space, orca whales (my favorite animal! I would be so grateful to get this postcard)

P: philosophy, plants, psychedelic art, puppies!

Q: queer, quotations, quantum physics

R: RuPaul's Drag Race, Renaissance art

S: sewing, sea animals, sushi, stamps, sunsets, stained glass, stationary

T: Texas, trains and other means of transportation

U: ugly art, uniforms, UFOs

V: vintage anything, Victorian era

W: wildlife, woodworking, winter

X: I'm still thinking about this one....

Y: youth, yarn

Z: any Z lettered stuff (my last name starts with Z)

Favorite Books

  • Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig
  • The Hero's Journey by Joseph Campbell
  • Anna K by Tolstoy
  • Symposium by Plato
  • Moby Dick by Melville
  • Storm of Swords by GRRM
  • The Wisemans Fear by Patrick Rothfuss
  • Once a Runner by John Parker
  • The Story of Philosophy by Will Durant

Favorite Television

Breaking Bad, Saturday Night Live, The Simpsons, South Park, RuPaul's Drag Race, Parks and Recreation, Seinfeld, Mary Tyler Moore, Pose, all 90's shows like Saved by the Bell, Family Matters, Hey Dude, MTV Real World, ER, The Wonder Years.

I don't watch too much TV these days, but more into YouTube like Joe Rogan, cooking channels, Kurzgesagt, etc.

Favorite Movies

Dancer in the Dark, Ordinary People, Contact, Romy and Michelle's HS Reunion, Bridget Jones' Dairy, A Christmas Story, Arrival, Clueless, Alien, 200 Pounds Beauty, The Revenant, Girls Will Be Girls, The Matrix, Taxi Driver, Young Frankenstein, Forrest Gump, Scarface, Splash, The Godfather, ET, Jurassic Park, Dumb and Dumber, Tootsie, Signs, Taegukgi, Catch Me If You Can, Amelie

Favorite Music

I listen to music ALL day long!! Absolutely love it. I appreciate all different genres. It just depends on my mood. I usually listen to classical and jazz while at work, otherwise I play some of my favorite artists listed here.

Tame Impala, Portishead, Lady Gaga, The Beatles, Adele, Queen, Britney Spears, Bjork, Johnny Cash, Bob Marley, Fiona Apple, Radiohead, REM, Coldplay, MIKA, Imagine Dragons, Oasis, No Doubt, Michael Buble, Bette Midler, Dolly Parton, Moby, Daft Punk, Bruno Mars, Pink, George Michael, Janis Joplin, Tina Turner, Amy Winehouse, Elton John, The Strokes, Annie Lennox, MGMT, Massive Attack, Morcheeba, Marilyn Manson, Madonna, David Bowie, Eartha Kitt, Billie Eilish, Whitney Houston, Fleetwood Mac, Run DMC, The Eagles, The Spice Girls, Kanye West, Jimi Hendrix, Franz Ferdinand, Weezer, Alanis Morissette, Sam Smith, Damien Rice, Prince, Aerosmith, Pink Floyd, Michael Jackson


AJ73 rated for PC from a Place I Don't Live #16 on Sep 10, 2021
Comment: I hate to rate a 1, but I never received anything. I will rerate if I do.
Comment: I hate to do this, but I have not received your swap and you haven't answered my message. It does appear you have not been online since June 9th so I'm hoping you will see this at some point and resend. I'm very happy to change my rating when I receive the postcard! I hope everything is ok.
Postcard rated for postcard of your capital city on Jul 7, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the postcard.
kammy rated for Touristy Postcard swap #12 on Jun 5, 2020
Comment: Thank you
Comment: Thank you for the awesome postcard. Sorry for rating so late, my mail was completely lost around in my move!
Comment: β–‚β–ƒβ–…β–‡β–ˆβ–“β–’β–‘Ϋ©ΫžΫ© Thank You Ϋ©ΫžΫ©β–‘β–’β–“β–ˆβ–‡β–…β–ƒβ–‚ Loren for the (Β―`*β€’.ΒΈβ™₯β™« β™« Aβ–‘Wβ–‘Eβ–‘Sβ–‘Oβ–‘Mβ–‘E β™« β™« β™₯ΒΈ.β€’*´¯) β™₯β™₯β™₯β™₯ assortment of bags! I will be sure to add to them and pass them along! It was an honor and a privilege to be your partner. Thank you!πŸ’–β₯πŸ’žβ¦πŸ’•β§πŸ’—β™‘πŸ’“β™₯οΈβ€οΈβ€πŸ’˜αƒ¦πŸ’β£πŸ’˜πŸ’šπŸ’ŸπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ’› Ξ΅Ρ—Π· Ƹ̴Ӂ̴Ʒ ❀ ƸӜƷ Ξ΅Ρ—Π·
littlepinecone rated for Ugly PC Swap #3 on Mar 18, 2020
Comment: Thanks so much for the cool postcard! I especially loved the stamps. πŸ™‚ Hope you’re staying healthy.
sherylk3 rated for Profile Postcard #2 on Mar 11, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the butterfly stickers also.
Comment: Thank you for an awesome postcard of traditional hanbok! Love it!!
nannydino rated for Winter PC Int'l on Mar 11, 2020
Comment: Hi Loren thank you for the beautiful Seoul Korea snow covered scene. Snow looks very pretty. And I really like the Andrew Wyeth quote Happy March swapping peace love light
Johanna51 rated for Your profile, your postcard on Mar 10, 2020
Comment: Thank you so very much for the beautiful postcard with the embroidery. It is a perfect addition to my collection.
Gnoe rated for Profile Postcard #2 on Mar 10, 2020
Comment: Thank you for your card(s) and extras -- so kind! I do wonder what the Korean texts mean though LOL I haven't heard of many people traveling to S.Korea but it sounds fab!
Response: Hey there! I'm glad it got to you okay! Just read your message and will be looking forward to hearing from you. Thanks in advance and best wishes!
kammy rated for Stickers and a Sketch - January on Feb 17, 2020
Comment: Thank you!!!!
Tricia22 rated for WIYM: Sender's Choice PC #5 INTL on Feb 11, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the adorable postcard!!
suepier rated for Motivation/Inspiration Postcard #5 on Feb 2, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the motivational quote and the great postcard.
suepier rated for WIYM: Woot! PC Swap time! #7 on Feb 2, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the great postcard.
suepier rated for In Memory Of...PC Intl on Feb 2, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the postcard and sharing your memories.
matt319 rated for Quick send postcard swap #5 on Jan 30, 2020

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lou on Jul 24, 2021:

Please check your private messages and hope all is well, or will be soon!

VitaLynne on May 22, 2021:

Hi Loren, I absolutely love your profile. I'm working on mine now. You've given me some great ideas. I look forward to a few private swaps with you. All the best to you! vita

Earlgurl on Jan 27, 2020:

Hey sweet friend!! I just wanted to stop by and let you know I'm thinking about you, your family and your sweet Momma!! I'm writing you back this week. LOVED everything about your letter and everything you sent. I adore you SO MUCH!!! Stay sweet, talk soon!! XOXO-Whitney E

Cyanocitta on Jan 14, 2020:

Re: Global Tag Swap.

Thank you so much for the lovely letter set! They are very beautiful and I can't wait to use them!

Take care 😊

CookieMomster78 on Nov 7, 2019:

Thank YOU 😊 for the postcard of thanks! I am very pleased to know that you appreciate the orca postcard (and animal) as much as I do too! There’s something special about those black-and-white animals, huh!! Best to you this holiday season πŸ₯°β­οΈπŸΌπŸ§πŸ¦“

Canariangal78 on Oct 17, 2019:

Simply green with envy after reading that you are living in South Korea :-) Like you I adore traveling - but in my case I have "only" visited 34 countries- and S. Korea is definitely on my bucket list. Hope you're enjoying every minute of your stay there.

Bantiarna on Jul 15, 2019:

I received your PC thank you, I do like the embroidery!

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