WELCOME TO YEPPUNSHIKAN
Hello. Welcome to Yeppunshikan. The author of this blog is Sabine, a born & raised New Yorker who loves simple things in life like weekend trips into NYC, vacations with her BF, and pursuing her career interests in international relations.
Residing in South Korea for three years Sabine possesses a dual master’s degree in International Communication/ International Security & Peace Studies from American University & Korea University. Currently, Sabine is a middle & high school counselor to international students residing on Long Island, New York.
FACTS ABOUT THE BLOG
This blog represents both my past and present experiences. The name has Korean origins. Its meaning is beautiful: 예쁜(yeppun) and time: 시간 (shikan) together combined meaning beautiful time. Please follow me on my blog and Instagram page as a I share beautiful times in my life, which include personal stories of my life in Korea, current international love life, and future endeavors.
*For any Korean readers, I occasionally write blogs in Korean/한국인 내 블로그 보면 한국어로 콘텐트를 쓸거야. 잠깐만 기다리주세요.
Please feel free to ask me questions, leave comments, or send me feedback. Thank you & hope to see you around!
FACTS ABOUT ME
First Name: Sabine, it is French.
Family Lineage: Haitian
Birthday Month/Date : July 25th
Nationality: American (Haitian-American)
Places I’ve Lived: New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Washington,D.C., Seoul/Yongin, South Korea
My Education: B.A. Degree, Northeastern University/ M.A. American University, M.A. Korea University
Favorite Books: The Color of Water(James McBride), The Art of Racing in the Rain/ Raven Stole the Moon (Garth Stein), Kokoro(Natsume Sōseki), The Twelve Kingdoms (Fuyumi Ono), Fushigi Yugi:Genbu Kaiden(Yuu Watase), Trees on a Slope(Sun-won Hwang), Quicksand(Junichiro Tanazaki), Mountains Beyond Mountains(Tracy Kidder), Snow Flower & The Secret Fan(Lisa See), The Invisible Bridge (Julie Orringer)
Favorite Movies: Australia, The Prestige, Batman: The Dark Knight Rises, The Count of Monte Cristo, Kate & Leopold, Xmen, Transformers, Coming to America, Lord of the Rings:Fellowship, Romeo Must Die, Les Misérables, Gattaca, Predestination, Enemy of the State
Favorite Korean Movies: 국제시장, 집으로 가는 길, 김종욱 찾기, 살인의 추억, 뷰티 인사이드, 남자사용설명서, 내 아내의 모든 것, 누구의 딸도 아닌 해원, 우리 선희, 남자가 사랑할 때, 마이 라띠마, 연애의 온도, 화차, 엽기적인 그녀, 번지점프를 하다, 감시자들, 내 머리 속의 지우개, 클래식, 마들렌, 설국 열차, 추격자, 아기와 나
Favorite Actor/Actress: Hugh Jackman,Tobey Maguire, Shailene Woodley, Ann Hathaway
Favorite Songs: 가슴이 말해 -김나영, Smile – Changin’ My Life, Only Human – K, はじまりの風 – Ayaka Hirahara, Every Heart – Minnano Kimochi, Mahou no Kotoba – Spitz, 여우비-이선희, Best Friend – Kana Nishino, Clarity – Zedd, Go the Distance – Michael Bolton
Favorite Foods: Pears, Sesame Chicken w/ Rice, Pepperoni Pizza, Macn’Cheese, Chicken/Sweet Potatoes/Rice, Haitian Patties, Carrot Cake, Baked goods
Korean: Dak Galbi (닭갈비), Sujebi (수제비),Miyeok-guk (미역국), Bulgogi Deopbap (불고기덮밥), Samgyetang (삼계탕) & Galbitang (갈비탕), Doenjang Guk (된장국),Bungeoppang (붕어빵) Kimchi jjigae & Bap (김치찌개 와 밥), Kimchi Jeon (김치전), Makgeolli (막걸리), Goguma Pizza (고구마피자), Chapchae (잡채), Jjajangmyeon (짜장면), Tang-su-yuk (탕수육), Yakgwa (약과)
Japanese: Tonkatsu(とんかつ), Donburi (丼), Okonomiyaki(お好み焼き), Katsudon(カツ丼), Melon Pan(メロンパン), Milk Tea (ミルクティ), Mochi(もち)
Chinese: Dumplings(饺子), Steamed meat buns(包子)
Thai: Anything with noodles such as Pad Thai (ผัดไทย)
Dream event: Winning the Lotto and/or having a destination wedding
Favorite Vacation Experience: Visiting Jeju-do, Korea with my boyfriend.
Favorite Pasttime: Sketching, Chatting with friends, Sightseeing(Traveling),Shopping
Places I’d love to see/visit: Cairo, Egypt, Sydney, Australia, Cap-Haitian, Haiti, Jiufen, Taiwan, Easter Island, Chile
Places I’d love to go back to visit: Kyoto, Japan/ Hokkaido, Amazonas, Brazil, Montreal,QC
Favorite Recent Memory: Running again in local 5K Marathons on Long Island with some of my students.