Be Better, Not Bitter: Giving away free art on Valentine’s 2017

So we gave out some #FreeArt (lookie here!) a few weeks back. No reason, besides the fact that it was Valentines’ and we wanted to give away some love and light just in case some people weren’t getting any. That and it was actually our third collaboration with our awesome and talented photographer friend, Em. […]

Creative Idea: Gift Wrapping Cute TonyMoly Petite Bunny Gloss Bar Lip Balm With Origami Dress

In Japan, there is a cultural practice of giving omiyage or gifts. This is done after taking a trip somewhere. It’s usually in the form of individually wrapped food. Friends, family, workmates, and schoolmates, there is an unsaid obligation to give them a little something back from your trip. I realized omiyage giving is quite a big […]

Scribe Writing Essentials Warehouse Sale

You’re welcome. Officially just 9 days before my departure to the land of the rising sun. It’s almost time for me to leave! I’ve been putting off any shopping recently save for some winter clothes. Japan has a high standard of living and I’ve heard everything is much more expensive there. I would say I’ve […]

Calligraphy, Brush Pens, Nibs etc. Supplies Directory for Manila, Philippines

This is a migrated post from our old website. We realize it might not be updated anymore but nonetheless we’re posting it here so it might reach and help more people. 🙂 Hello! Welcome to part two of our handlettering series. If you haven’t seen part one, you can do so here. Don’t you hate […]

Learning Korean in 60 Days (for free): Day 0 – Intro & Setting up

Learning Korean in 60 Days: Day 0

  Learning Korean in 60 days (for free)! Last week I talked about setting this as my “new year’s resolution” and now you may be wondering: is it actually doable? I say YES, and today I’ll talk about why I’m doing it and what I’m doing to make learning it easier. Okay, so why 60 […]

My Korea experience in three minutes

“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” -Dr. Seuss They call me “PD-nim.” This is a respectful title they give to production crew in Korea. Most of the time, among our small band of exchange students, I’ll be the one with the big camera hanging from my neck, and thus the nickname. Thus, […]

Why New Year’s Resolutions Never Work (and what to do)

Why New Year Resolutions Never Work

Sucky year or not, it’s time to bust out our New Year’s resolutions again! BYE 2016! You were such a bad year for everyone. That’s okay, we know you didn’t mean to and I’m sure you tried your best. This is that time of the year where my Facebook and Twitter accounts are flooded with […]

How to learn Filipino-Indonesian in 10 easy words

 So it’s happening. My exchange semester abroad is down to its last two weeks. As I wrap up the many different things I’ve started (and could only hope to start) here, I’ve started looking back on all we’ve done over the past three months. One particular event happened last September when were lucky enough to […]

When in a foreign country, try their calligraphy

안녕하세요! 캘리그라피 클럽이예요? (“Hi there! Is this the calligraphy club?”) For more reasons than one, an all-around calligraphy club in Korea just around the time I wanted to learn traditional Eastern and Western styles was nothing short of really convenient. It was one dinner in the cafeteria when my friends pointed to me a nondescript poster […]

Korean Art Appreciation 101

안녕하세요 Annyeonghaseyo! 오래간만입니다 Oraenmanimnida~ I know it’s been over a month since my last (and first!) post, but from what you guys are about to read, you could surmise I’ve been pretty busy the past month finding my way around student, as well as tourist life, in Korea. Besides fulfilling some schoolwork every now and […]