TOPIK II & Language Studies(언어 학습, 토픽 II)

Earlier this month I had the pleasure of taking the TOPIK II test.  After taking TOPIK I last spring I was happy to know that my comprehension skills were surprisingly high for the TOPIK I test. My score was actually above average range for level 2 (score earners) giving me a strong  idea that my…

Inspiring Millennials – No.4 (영감을주는 천년 세대)

  Are you awkward? A person of color? Or a woman? Or maybe everything ?  If so or if not then you might find some humor and relate a little to the misadventures that some people who are awkward, persons of color, women or men, experience sometime in their own lives and laughably share with…

Year 2 Bloggerversary & The People I’ve Met This Past Year

Without warning or even an an iPhone calendar alert it is already the end of March and Yeppunshikan’s 2nd year.  First, I would like to thank any followers who have been around from the beginning. Second, I would like to welcome any new/ recent fellow subscribers who have just started reading some of my latest…

Healthy Living (건강한 살기) – Part 4

How do you strive to be healthy with long-term ailments you face?  Back once more to discuss health as the year progresses I would like to talk about how I have been maintaining a healthy life focus ‘now in the present’ to improve health ailments I also face. As we all age in life our…

Misunderstood (오해 된)

While the feeling of the New Year is still upon us I have been spending my time looking back on last year with much concern for this year.  As mentioned in my September post Having It All Together vs Staying Afloat In Life (삶에 다 모두를 함께 vs 살아 남보라) I made some uprooting changes in…

Dealing with Death (죽음을 받아들이는)

Not a light topic especially during one of the most joyous times of the year I am content with discussing this topic as this past week marks one year since my 12-year-old dog passed away due to kidney failure. Death is a hard experience to go through no matter if it is a family member…

Box of Chocolate (박스 어브 초콜릿)

If life were really like a box of chocolate as metaphorically mentioned in the classic 1994 film Forest Gump then everyone would be able to fix or re-do the order of life events and experiences they do, see, or create(*if they could see everything inside the box).  In my case and in my life I am…

Dared To Leap (감히 도약하고)

Goodbye October, hello November and a chilly brief fall/early winter.  As I return to blogging weekly(hopefully) soon I would like to speak from the heart about my continual growth and discovery of courage after what some might say purposefully falling from grace or what others might think as diving head first into an abyss. But,…

My [Same As Me] Friend (나 처럼 똑같은 친구)

“Time will pass and seasons will come and go [but friends will stay the same] ~ Roy Bean.”  I recently used this quote in one of my online posts because no matter how many seasons pass I know that friendships with some of my closest friends will still stay the same.  As mentioned in a…

The Giving Friend (기빙 프렌드)

In reviewing my blog’s most published topics I have realized that I write more about love, travel, and family and have not written too much about my friends, friendships, and ties.  Having as many close friends as fingers on my hands I thought that I should dedicate a few posts this year to the friends…

Family Migration(가족 이주)

Often on my mind as well as those with scattered relatives I wonder why families choose to migrate.  Sometimes for better livelihoods, sometimes for more freedoms, and very often in pursuit of one’s dreams for themselves or for one’s family.  Family migrations have been apart of human history since our nomadic days.  But can one…