Swap-bot Time: April 17, 2024 5:09 pm


Date Joined: October 15, 2022
Last Online: April 14, 2024
Birthday: August 16
Country: United States
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About Me

Hello, there! My name's Tai. I'm 36, transmasc, and I currently live in the US. (I moved back a year ago after a decade in Japan.)

Please pardon any typed letters you may receive! I am still dealing with long Covid, and my fine muscle/nerve/motor skills still aren't back to where they used to be, so long, handwritten letters can be quite challenging/painful for me to create. But rest assured that no less love and care goes into every one of my swaps! ^^

I've recently been trying to relearn how to write by hand. It's a tough process, but I've been using a fountain pen a lot, and having fun colors of ink to work with makes everything more enjoyable. :)

IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE A SWAP FROM ME: please message me and let me know! I send all of my swaps on time, and I would be more than happy to resend a lost swap!

I've been pen palling for a few years, but I've made the jump from simpler letters/postcards to full projects in the past year or so, and I am having a blast!

My day job(?) is being a web shop owner/operator/etc. for a little store that sells fantasy-themed loose leaf teas and accessories. (You can check out my stuff at my site!)

When I'm not working or crafting, I love playing video games, mostly RPGs, as well as reading and writing fanfiction.

I'm quite easy to please, so please let my profile/likes/dislikes be a guideline more than hard-and-fast rules!

A few easy favorites are:

  • Colors: red and gold

  • Animals: dragons and rats

  • Beverages: tea

Things I Love To Receive

ITEMS: Almost anything, truthfully! Most especially, things I can use for other snail mails! Paper samples, washi tapes, PET tapes, stickers, paperclips, dies, die cuts, cling stamps... ^^ I really like to receive things from other countries and/or independent artists, so if you have stationery products of your own or local brands you'd love to share, then I'd love to see them!

AESTHETICS: Again, almost anything, haha. My favorites are vintage, botanical, cute, colorful, and academic!

MAIL: Please tell me about you! About your day, where you're from, things you like or don't like, etc. I also really love stories, quotes, and song lyrics!

POSTCARDS: Almost anything! Please see my "ABCs" section for loads of things I like, but I'm open to anything~ :)

TEA/COFFEE: Tea, please! I just cannot get into coffee, and I'm so sorry. ^^' But with regard to tea, I have yet to meet a tea I don't like, so please send me anything and everything! I'd love to try it! I'm fine with tea bags or loose leaf, however, please make sure the ingredients are listed on the packaging!


PLEASE DO NOT SEND GLITTER OR SEQUINS! (Unless they are made of paper.) I have small pets, and I don't want to risk accidental ingestion.

I'm not really into neon colors. Bold/primary colors are fine, but if it looks like it'll glow in the dark, it's not my style. ^^'

ABCs Of Things I Like

A: academia aesthetic (dark or light), The Amazing Devil (band), Animal Crossing, architecture, art prints, autumn, Avatar: The Last Airbender

B: bento, berries, birds, black tea, books, book pages, botanicals, buttercups

C: candles, Cardcaptor Sakura, cardstock, carnations, cats, chai, Charizard, chipboard shapes, chocolate, choral music, collage, cooking, crafting/creating, cutouts

D: dandelions, decorated envelopes, dice (unique or interesting), die cuts, dies, dinosaurs, doilies, dragons, Dungeons & Dragons, DuoLingo, Durarara!!

E: Earl Grey, elves (fantasy, not Xmas), embellishments, envelopes (especially decorated), ephemera (authentic, handmade, or store-bought)

F: fae, fall, fanfiction/fanworks, fantasy, Final Fantasy 14, fineliners, Fire Emblem, flavored tea, flip books, flowers, food, forests, fountain pens, fruit, fussy cuts/cutting

G: gel pens, Genshin Impact, (Studio) Ghibli, gifting things to others, gold, Good Omens, green, green tea

H: Hades (video game), handmade things, happy mail, herbal tea, herbalism, hibiscus, hot chocolate/cocoa, hygge

I: Italy, illustrations, independent artists, ink (especially fountain pen and stamping)

J: Japan (and associated fashion, food, history, culture, etc.)

K: kawaii (branded or unbranded), Kutsushita-nyanko (a Japanese San-X kawaii character)

L: labels, learning about my swap partners, left-handed things (I'm a lefty), lemons, letters, letter-writing paper, local artists/creators, The Lord of the Rings (books & movies)

M: maps, Marvel (especially Loki), memo sheets, mermen, mini envelopes, music, mythology

N: napkins (decorated), Ninja Sex Party (band), note sheets

O: old books, origami paper

P: paint sample cards, paper for collaging, paperclips (decorative), pens (especially fountain and gel), PET tape, photography, plants, “please deliver to” stickers/stamps, poetry, Pokémon, postcards (check my likes, but I’m not too picky! I can always pass them on~), purple

Q: queer literature/art, question and answer cards

R: Rattata, rats, recipes (especially quick or easy!), red, regional facts, rodents, "royal" colors

S: sakura, sheet music, sour candy/foods, spring, stamps (postage), stamps (wooden, cling, acrylic), Star Trek, Stardew Valley, stationery of all kinds, stickers, summer

T: tea, tea blending, textured paper, tickets, travel

U: ukiyoe, unused USPS Forever postage

V: vanilla, vellum, video games, video tutorials, vintage aesthetic

W: washi paper, washi stickers, washi tape, wax seals & sealing, white tea, Winnie the Pooh characters (especially Tigger), The Witcher, writing


Y: yellow, Yuri! On Ice!

Z: Zelda (The Legend Of)


Comment: What a wonderful postcard ! Cute little babies fawn and boar, I love it when different animals are friends ahah ! I need to know what you print these transparent texts with ! Way too handy ! My fav character in Winnie the Pooh is Eeyore but I agree with Rémy from Ratatouille ! I couldn't choose only one in the LOTR, impossible ! The other ones I don't know much about !
Comment: Thank you for your postcard with a list of your favorite fictional characters, Tai! I also loved the MTG postcard! ♥️♥️♥️
marles rated for CPG List Lovers Swap #16 - US on Apr 10, 2024
Comment: Thanks!
Comment: Love your list!
Comment: Thanks for your list! I think out of all the things, I enjoy stickers the most
SeleneW rated for CPG List Lovers Swap #15 - Global on Mar 11, 2024
Comment: I love this fun swap! Cute Howl's Moving Castle PC!
Response: I'm so glad to know that you like it! ^^ Thanks so much for joining my swap, and have a lovely day! <3
Comment: What a beautiful PC! Thank you for sharing.
Response: Thank you so much for joining my swap! Have an awesome day! <3
colleenbUSA rated for CPG List Lovers Swap #15 - US on Mar 6, 2024
Comment: Great items to send in happy mail! thanks for the PC and for hosting!
Response: Thank you so much for joining my swap! Have an awesome day! <3
Zefaniya rated for CPG List Lovers Swap #14 - US on Feb 25, 2024
Comment: Thank you for sharing!
Response: Thank you so much for joining my swap! Have an awesome day! <3
Comment: Aww thanks for the tea (looks yummy !) and the small letter ! Thank you for hosting these swaps ! Rats and mice are amazing, I had a few lab mice as pets, but rats are way smarter, right ? Fascinating to read about intersex rats ahah, there's a lot of article out there ! Have a nice day ! Rea you soon ! :)
Response: You're so welcome! I really enjoy hosting these swaps, and I'm glad that people enjoy them! Aww, mice make excellent pets! You are correct though that rats are smarter. :) Such intelligent little beans! <3 Have a wonderful day, Laure!
Comment: Thanks for your Nervous System card! I have that box of PCs, and was going to keep this one, but I like I sent one even more.
Response: I'm glad the card was up your alley! I read that you like anatomical brains and such, and that was the closest card I had that fit. ^^ Thank you so much for joining my swap and for the heart! Have an awesome day!
Comment: Love the postcard and the info. Now I'm curious abt the grumps. 😅
Response: I'm so glad it reached you okay! And I love The Game Grumps, haha. I don't watch for the gameplay, but for the comedy. XD ("The Grumps" is their channel where they do live comedy things.) I've been watching them for about a decade! <3 Thank you so much for joining my swap and for the heart! Have an awesome day!
Comment: This sounds like a perfect day, museums, shopping & eating ! I'd love to explore Singapore someday ! I'm happy to have you as my partner ! Have a nice day and read you soon ! :)
Response: I'm so glad it got to you okay! I am always happy to have you as my partner~ <3 (Museums, shopping, and eating are such good hobbies, haha~) Thank you so much for joining my swap and for the heart! Have an awesome day!
Comment: I’m not really familiar with YouTube channels so thank you for the recommendations! :)
Response: Of course! ^^ I think you'll find The Paper Letter Blog interesting, especially for happy mail! :D Thank you so much for joining my swap and for the heart! <3
Comment: Thank you for sharing! I love coffee so I might check out the Coffee Shop Vibes channel.
Response: I hope you enjoy it! It's a very chill, relaxing channel with lovely visuals and ambience. :) Thanks again for joining my swap!
MsBellaDonna rated for CPG List Lovers Swap #13 - US on Feb 5, 2024
Comment: Thank you for sharing your least favorite colors and for the MTG postcard! It’s the first one I’ve received! :)
Response: I'm so glad my postcard arrived all right! Thank you for the heart and for joining my swap! <3
desbaby59 rated for Washi Tape Enthusiasts Unite! #22 on Oct 25, 2023
Comment: This is the best swap I have ever received, everything was packaged so nicely I am in love!
Response: Late reply is late, but I’m so glad to hear that! It makes me really happy~ ^^ I hope you’re still having fun on SwapBot! <3
MamaKek rated for CPG 2023 Advent (early) - US on Oct 24, 2023
Comment: Thank you! I can’t wait to open all the envelopes through advent! Update: Merry Christmas! I have just finished opening my gifts and have enjoyed my month of goodies. Your envelopes were beautiful, the homemade embellishments perfects, so many perfect little items. Thank you so very much ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Response: I’m so glad it reached you safe and sound! :D Happy early advent, and I hope my parcel makes your December a little brighter! <3
Comment: Tai, awesome card and facts. Thank you.
Response: I’m so glad you liked the card! Thank you for the heart, and have a wonderful day! <3
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely swap. You picked the perfect washi examples for me. I love the handmade mini envelopes! -Gracias!
Response: I'm so glad you liked them! :D Thank you so much for the heart, and have a wonderful day! <3

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OrigamiGrace on Apr 6, 2024:

R u OK? Sent you a pm! Please log in!

DarkSkullMistress42 on Apr 4, 2024:


Sent 2 recent messages about CPG-N list lovers #14, I know we messaged in the past about this but no response to these last 2, So resending 4-5-2024. Sent you a message on that today.


MamaKek on Dec 25, 2023:

Thank you so much for your very thoughtful Advent calendar you put together for our swap. I loved your homemade envelopes so much and each one was filled with a delightful surprise. I truly enjoyed opening each one. I’d love a tutorial for the envelope you made for the teas! Thank you for your time and thoughtfulness. Merry Christmas! 🎄❤️

OrigamiGrace on Dec 25, 2023:


Have a wonderful holiday!

catlingmex on Jun 5, 2023:

What a lovely surprise! The HEB cactus shopping bag is so perfect—it´s exactly what I would have chosen myself. I cannot thank you enough. <3

CookieMomster78 on Jun 2, 2023:

AATW May 2023: Thank you very much for the heart-shaped die cuts in an adorable cookie bag! I really look forward to using these and your stationery is beautiful as well!

susieq11 on May 13, 2023:

Thank you so very much for CPG Happy Mail/Random Envie Tag - Global!! What a lovely package of fun!!! I really appreciate everything you sent. The postcards are all amazing and yours is gorgeous - wow! Your handmade envelopes are so perfect 😍 You’re so lucky to have lived in Japan. For now I’ll have to settle for visiting yearly lol! Thank you so much! Oh and I love your mail art too. Such a wonderful surprise in my mailbox! xoxo

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