우리 고향 소개

  제의 고향 헌팅턴/헌팅톤 안녕하세요. 저는 사빈입니다. 나는 롱 아일랜드에서 태어나고 제가뉴요커입니다. 우리 부모님은 1980년에서 롱 아일랜드로 이사했다고 여기에 내가 언니도 태어났습니다. 어린 시절부터 나는 헌팅턴에서 자랐습니다. 우리 아버지의사촌랑 같은 동네 살고 함께 자랐습니다. 내 고향 먼저 늦은 1600 년대에 정착했습니다. 그 때 아메리카 원주민 헌팅턴에서 살았습니다.  옛 헌팅턴도 바다에 가까운 무역 도시 였습니다.  …

Make-Up(화장품): Casual Days vs Special Days

As the summer days spike and fall I always feel like less is better when it comes to how much make-up I decide to wear on a daily basis. But compared to Korea summers in the U.S., especially in the upper northeast region, are very different. Instead of heat, intense showers, and dense humidity summers…

Aunt Life (이모 라이프)

Aunt or Auntie, Tati or Tatis(*means aunt in Haitian Creole-French) are future names I will be called by my nephew once he learns to speak. It seems quite nostalgic that just eight months ago he was only a newborn baby, welcomed into the family. As a first time aunt I was elated and blessed. Elated…

Like an Open Book (열린 된 책)

As summer is near ending I’ve been immersed in my Korean language studies and have been watching 4~5 Korean dramas (*I am not a K-drama fan), which is a rarity for me. In my recent drama/language study binge I started to wonder if the feelings that Korean men and women express in Korean dramas is…

운전할때

롱아일랜드 뉴욕에서 모든 사는 사람이 차 소유해요. 롱아일랜드 살면 운전해야돼요. 그 근체에 전철 없다고 모든 마을가 좀 멀지요. 차 타면15-20분 쯤 걸려요. 저는 롱아일랜드에서 태어났는데15살때 고등학교갈때 운전을 배웠어요. 16살에는 운전면허를 받았는데 그 때 부터 제가 독립적으로 운전해요. 17살에는 우리 어머니의차 운전했고 그등학교, 내 학교 스포츠 연습장, 백화점들, 내 친구집, 식당들, 국장들, 내 삼천집도 운전을 많이했죠….

KakaoTalk, LINE, WeChat (카카오톡,라인, 위챗)

For all millennials out there what is your favorite way to message your friends, BF/GF, or general contacts?   For me, prior to the smart phone it was calling & limited mobile texting.  However, since my college years I began using free WiFi enabled messaging applications to communicate and connect with everyone in my social circles….

Courage to Grow (용기와 노화)

Less than two weeks ago I turned 28. My birthday was a quiet one this year. No birthday cake or evening celebration, just a quiet one with family for the first time in a while. Being a simple birthday this year gave me the chance to look back and reminisce about my louder, splashier, and…

To My Future Self (내 미래의 자기 에게 편지 쓰기)

Two years ago almost to the day I experienced a hurricane type of storm in my life. Everything seemed to be crashing, falling, or breaking. I remember it was raining heavily as the season usually is in the summer months in Seoul. During this tumultuous time I also remember my sister emailing me an article…

Traveled 4.98% of the World

While I can vouch that my suitcases have certainly seen their mileage, my travel adventures seem to be few in number according to My Travel Map. I wouldn’t lie that I have been on a hiatus from traveling for the past 2 years, but I do have many travel destinations on my travel bucket to…

The Idea of Adopting (입양 어린이에 대한 생각)

Somewhere between the age of 10 and 13 I was fascinated with the idea of adopting a child. Being a child myself it might seem like a grown up idea. But, it isn’t too far off from childhood dreams like  marriage as mentioned in a first blog Lace, Beads, and Length – Ideal Wedding Dresses…