With my company working from home, I have been given the gift of time. The two hours per day that I would have been spent shuffling on and off crowded buses are now being put to better use. I have been drawing more, cooking more, doing more home workouts, and I finally watched The Queen’s GambitContinue reading “Samsung rejected my first Galaxy Theme Submission, but here’s how to apply”
This morning, I went into my office for the first time in a few weeks. We have been working from home for the most part due to the recent wave of covid cases here in South Korea. This week, we are moving to a new office on the other side of Seoul. Tomorrow is ourContinue reading “Moving Offices in Seoul, South Korea”
Korean word of the week ‘방콕’ or ‘집콕’ ~ it means to stay in your house/room and do nothing. It is also spelled the same way as ‘Bangkok’, so if someone asks you where will go on holiday, you can either say ‘나는 방콕 갈거에요 = I’m going to Bangkok’, or ‘나는 방콕 할거에요 =Continue reading “Korean word of the week: ‘방콕’”
Merry Christmas, loyal followers. Because 2020 has been such a brain explosion to us all, I gave up on presents and gifts and general good-human-ing. I’ve been so tied up in my own little world that the festive season and the looming new year have come around without me noticing. If months were refundable, I’dContinue reading “The gift of giving… phone wallpapers”
Hello everyone! This week I tried filming my first ever iPad drawing video using procreate. I have been trying to work on my ~perfectionism~ lately. So I challenged myself to see how many random faces I could draw in 20 minutes. In my view, I failed because I kept worrying about how everything looked. IContinue reading “Drawing 17 faces in 20 minutes / My first drawing video”
Hi job seekers, are you having a hard time finding a job in Korea? I’m sorry to hear that, but it’s also a pretty normal and common situation to be in as an expat. So it’s fine. It’ll be fine. You’re fine. BUT, just in case, I’m here to give you some handy tips onContinue reading “How to get a non-teaching job in South Korea”
This morning in Gyeonggi-do, we woke up to a magical snow-covered view from our window. It felt like Christmas morning, and the excitement was enough to get me out of bed on a Sunday. I threw on my warmest clothes and the rain boots I purchased during this year’s monsoon season, and raced outside toContinue reading “First snow and staying inside away from covid”
Hello! This week I was reminded that I have a blog thanks to an email about my domain name renewal. I thought…oh yeah, that old corner of the web. I had best pop on and write a thing.. or two. Luckily, this realisation coincided with a video I needed to publish onto my YouTube channel.Continue reading “How to learn things while working full time (as a designer)”
The arrival of winter weather in Seoul means dusty air and chilling winds. A few weeks ago, I braved both the air and the wind to visit the Seoul Animation Center. Despite the smog-covered city, I managed to take some photos along the way. When pollution levels are high in Seoul, not only can youContinue reading “What a polluted day in Seoul looks like”
Hello Jo So Ko readers, old and new! It has been a while since I have sat down to type the words in my brain onto my blog. I am currently uploading a video I made last week of our glamping anniversary trip. Recently, I have become excited about YouTube and blogging again. I have my cup of tea by my side and I am watching the fourth season of The Crown because I am a 45 year old woman.
I am so excited to finally be putting this all out into the world. About 2 months ago, I was asked by Coffee t&i Magazine if I could write about some speciality coffee cafes here in Seoul, South Korea. I of course jumped at the opportunity and got to work straight away… without realising just how difficult it would be to visit 5 cafes, take photographs, film clips for my YouTube channel, write the article and then gather all of the information for each cafe squeezed in over one weekend whilst working full time.
I am happy to be sharing my first ever Korean skincare review! I was very kindly sent some products from the Super Hyalon range by VT Cosmetics and I have been asked to review them.
Style Nanda is one of the many brands in South Korea that take Visual Merchandising to the level a little higher than extra. This flagship store in Myeongdong is the lovechild of Wes Anderson and Andy Warhol.
Hello Jo So Ko readers! I hope you all are doing well and becoming the best version of yourselves and remembering that it’s okay that you don’t get along with everyone, we can’t all be the Paul Rudd’s of the world. I wanted to post some images from July’s Global Seoul Mate challenge now thatContinue reading “A day at the Lotte Aquarium in Seoul”
To treat myself in Seoul, I love going to different coffee shops and sitting there for hours on end. I love getting lost in my writing or drawing among crowds of people studying or catching up with friends old and new. I usually try to save my trips to cafes for the weekends as aContinue reading “When the Customer Experience Gets Lost in Translation”
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Welcome to Korean Picnic! A blog about life in South Korea, Design, Art and Picnics. Life should be more like a Korean Picnic: relaxed yet sweaty with loud cicada sounds ringing in the background and a tummy full of beer and fried chicken. Enjoy my word blergs and don’t forget to internet stalk me on all the platforms.
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