10 February 2017

Review: Pilot Juice Paint

If you're following me on Tumblr [carolynnyoe.tumblr.com], you might noticed that I convert my Tumblr account into a display page of my Doodle Book, a one-doodle-a-day project that I started since November 2016. I am pushing myself to bust out at least one page every single day, no matter what. Why? Because it's fun and very addicting. It's all thanks to Pilot Juice Paint, the markers ( or pens?) that I use to create those random and quirky doodles.

06 February 2017

Jeju Christmas Trip 2016 Day 5: Final Day in Jeju

After the total of five days spent travelling in Shanghai and Jeju, it was finally time to go home. Since we booked an evening flight, we managed to spend the tag end of our last day shopping in LOTTE Mart and E-MART.

04 February 2017

Jeju Christmas Trip 2016 Day 4: Innisfree Jeju House & Jeju Love Land

My fourth day in Jeju Island was Christmas day. I spent that day by making handmade soap in Innisfree Jeju House as well as visiting its green tea plantation. I also visited Love Land, a sexual theme sculpture park that you don't want to visit with your parents—unless your family is cool enough not to feel awkward to watch adult content with.

01 February 2017

Jeju Christmas Trip 2016 Day 3: Seongsan Ilchulbong, Manjanggul Cave, Eorimok Square & Teseum Safari

As South Korea's most visited sight, Jeju Island is the only place in the world that has won the so many world titles from UNESCO. Jeju Island is famous for their natural beauty like beaches, waterfalls, mountains, and heritage sites. I spent my third day by visiting some amazing nature sites in Jeju and it was also my first time to see snow and to build my very first mini snowman.

29 January 2017

Jeju Christmas Trip 2016 Day 2: Cheonjiyeon Waterfall & Jeju Folk Village

If you're into Korean drama, you may already know that Jeju Island is a popular filming location that's famous for its beautiful nature and romantic atmosphere. On my second day of Jeju trip, I visited Jeju Folk Village that restores many of the scenes from episodes of Dae Jang Geum, also known as Jewel in the Palace, one of some famous Korean television series that took place in Jeju Island.

26 January 2017

Jeju Christmas Trip 2016 Day 1: Teddy Bear Museum & E-MART

South Korea has been on the list of countries I wish to visit since a long time ago and Jeju Island is definitely the best part of it. Spending Christmas by travelling to Jeju Island is one of the best trip I've ever had.

22 January 2017

Unexpected Mini Trip to Shanghai

I know that sometimes air travels can be very stressful, especially long distance flights that require connecting flights and transits. Any of these unwanted situations could happen: unforeseen long delays, cancellation, missing flight, mishandled baggage... just to name a few. Well, in my recent Christmas trip, I almost had them all in one go!

01 January 2017

Happy New Year 2017!

“New year, new me!” ~Everyone. Well, almost.

Here it comes that time of the year again when everybody throws away their old calendar and flips a brand new page. Today maybe just another Sunday, but it gives most people a sense of new vibe and spirit to begin their day. Well, I think we can all just admit that New Year is the right time to refresh everything and start again to focus on one thing: TO BE BETTER.

20 December 2016

Jeju Christmas Trip 2016 Travel Journal part 1: Preparation

I have been working on this sketchbook for the past couple days and I'm very excited that it's finally tomorrow! Yes, I will travel to Jeju for 6 days starting tomorrow, and that being said, I'm going to celebrate Christmas day there as well. Yay! This is going to be my first winter trip and as someone who easily gets cold, I am a bit nervous. Haha. Therefore, I have been preparing a lot for this trip and it came to my mind to start a travel journal to record the memories.

This is how my desk looks like right now. When I draw, I like to fill up the environment with the appropriate decorations to keep me inspired. Like putting that mini Christmas tree I bought from Daiso and lit it up with that twinkle lights I bought from Typo. I also put a Hello Kitty plushie wearing Korean outfit that I got from KL as a souvenir from his South Korea trip earlier this year. For the artwork itself, I use 0.2 pigment ink pen for outlining and Faber-Castle watercolor pencil for coloring.

Making this travel journal helps me know better about my destination before I really go there. I had a good time learning about Jeju with my iPad. While I made a profile about Jeju, I found 3 interesting attraction spots that make me want to pay a visit: Teddy Bear Museum, Loveland, and Hallasan National Park.

For this trip, I am going to be hotel-hopping. So, instead of staying in the same hotel for 6 days straight, I will be switching hotels every single night in order to maximize my experience to explore Jeju. These are the hotels that I'm going to be staying in. If you realize, the hotels are spread out in many different areas. That was the plan!

These are some local brands that I want to visit when I'm in Jeju. Most of these are beauty and makeup related products because that is what South Korea is famous for. Besides that, I am also excited to check out Artbox store. I heard Artbox there is way cheaper than in Singapore so this is a great opportunity to hunt cute stationery there.

Anyway, that's not all but I guess I will just split it into several different posts just so this post won't be too long. I will schedule the next post and most probably it will be posted while I'm already in Jeju so I'll still have new content while I'm away.

Read part 2 here.

09 December 2016

#CYBOX - Stationery & Snail Mail Subscription Service

It's been weeks since my last post on this blog. Guess what, I've been busy setting up for my new project: #CYBOX - Stationery & Snail Mail Subscription Service

Basically, I just started a monthly stationery subscription box service called #CYBOX. It hasn't launched yet, but I am currently running a campaign on Kickstarter for this project. I need your help to support it.
Please support me on Kickstarter to get your very first #CYBOX! I'd really appreciate any support :)

If you want to know more about this project, you can read it up on the Kickstarter campaign, or visit the website: CYBOX.me


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