Hello, my name is Yanina. I live in Poltava in central Ukraine and work as in-house translator for an oil industry company. This job gives me a great insight into lots of pipes and rocks which, I guess, is to balance my lifelong affair with medieval history (self-proclaimed history geek here). I also like embroidering and learning languages (Spanish in progress).
I love receiving postcards, and I recently discovered I love sending them too. It's so nice imagining my card will reach someone in the other part of the world and perhaps be at the right time and place. I guess that makes me into postcrossing.
Please tell me something about yourself or the place you live - a story or a legend, maybe. Favourite book you'd recommend? A song you'd like to share? A life-changing moment or just your cat bringing you a mouse?
I will be happy to receive any card you'd choose to send but if you'd like, here are my top preferences:
- all things medieval, esp if related to the place where you live (castles, churches, monasteries, pages from manuscripts, Camino, saints etc - the list goes ever on and on, early middle ages are especially appreciated);
- lanterns and stairs;
- coffee and tea;
- chocolate, spices or caramel;
- berries and oranges;
- paintings, esp portraits or details of portraits (pre-20th century);
- costume dramas, Jane Austen, Doctor Who, Sapphire and Steel, Shakespeare, Buffy, Three Nuts for Cinderella, Andre Hunebelle films;
- Into the Badlands, Galileo, Vampire Prosecutor, El Ministerio del Tiempo, Lang Ya Bang;
- Star Wars;
- books, libraries and writing paraphernalia;
- cinema posters and actors/actresses from golden age Hollywood;
- modern actors and actresses: Nishijima Hidetoshi, Takeuchi Yuko, Jeremy Brett, Ben Whishaw, Helen Mirren, Mark Rylance, Claire Foy;
- ships, beacons, seaside;
- fabric, lace or buttons;
I must confess I'm not very much into cards with cats or other animals or funny cards or erotic.
I like commemorative stamps, too, and love to put them on my cards. Guess our national post spoiled me (and who wouldn't be spoiled with such stamps?). So if you feel like it, please put a nice stamp - if it's not a trouble, of course.
Dear Hungarian postcrossers, I'm officially in love with your stamps: )
Dear Indonesian postcrossers, please write me in bahasa. Indonesia was my dream country ever since I've read a book about it as a kid. Saya sudah belajar Bahasa Indonesia di institut, but sadly have not had much practice in it since. I'd be happy to get a message in it, promise to answer to the best of my ability (and to the worst of my mistakes, I suspect). Terima kasih.
I'm fine if you send old or vintage card, I find that cards age beautifully.