Object – Adorable Stationery Store in Anguk, Seoul

My favourite stationery store in Seoul Yesterday we spent a sunny autumn afternoon in Anguk-dong. The purpose of our adventure was to visit the traditional streets at Bukchon Hanok Village, but can you blame me for ending up on a hunt for adorable Korean stationery instead? I first went to Object back in 2017 whenContinue reading “Object – Adorable Stationery Store in Anguk, Seoul”

Yeah, this isn’t going well — Working remotely in South Korea

I’m calling it. Remote working just doesn’t work in South Korea. I’m a month into my remote working journey. I’m surprised, confused, proud and exhausted that I’ve made it this far. Throughout the course of the pandemic, I have largely avoided working from home. I have had an odd couple of days at home hereContinue reading “Yeah, this isn’t going well — Working remotely in South Korea”

Photo Diary: Walking around Deoksugung on a Seoul Summer’s Day

eaceful and gave me such a cool relief from the sticky summer air here in Seoul.

I started a weekly newsletter called ‘Picnic in Your Pocket’

I finally started a weekly newsletter! And I am loving it so far. Because I do so many things on the internet that nobody ever reads, I thought I’d make another thing for nobody to read. It is called ‘Picnic in Your Pocket’. This is more of an internet journal entry for things that I loved watching during the week, things that I have been listening to and things I have been thinking about. It is extremely cathartic and I have finished 3 issues so far.

What I’m wearing in Seoul this Summer – Minimal Korean Style

I read that this summer has one of the hottest heat waves in 111 years! This week, I decided to film myself in my bedroom styling clothes that I love. It’s one of the secret things that I do that nobody knows about but it brings me a lot of joy. I have been doing this since I was at LEAST 14.

How to Make Korean Bibim Cold Noodles

How to Make Korean ‘Bibim’ Cold Noodles This week I was asked to evaluate some delicious Korean foods that are being exported to the Australian market. One of the items in the package was ‘Bibim Noodles’, aka Korean cold instant noodles that are perfect for summer. I thought it would be a good idea toContinue reading “How to Make Korean Bibim Cold Noodles”

Listen to AI ‘Blobs’ Sing Korean Folk Songs – Blob Opera by David Li

Blob Opera is a gem I discovered on Google Arts and Culture this morning when I should have been working. It was created by David Li in collaboration with Google Arts and Culture and is an AI Experiment. Li enlisted the help of real opera singers to teach a machine learning model how to beContinue reading “Listen to AI ‘Blobs’ Sing Korean Folk Songs – Blob Opera by David Li”

Aussie Brunch at Summer Lane, Hannam

Have you been wanting to explore new parts of Seoul? No? Oh, that’s cool! Oh, you don’t live in Seoul and this post is irrelevant to you? But you want to know anyway for when you inevitably travel here in a post-pandemic world where life is free and maskless? Okay, cool. Let’s see Hannam! HannamContinue reading “Aussie Brunch at Summer Lane, Hannam”

How to get a non-teaching job in South Korea

The type of visa you have is the key ingredient employers are looking for in Korea. If a job description explicitly states the visa requirements you must fulfill, make sure you fulfill them! Wow, what great advice!