Speaking Korean in America (미국에서 한국어를 말하기)

How many of you speak a second language not native to your home or present country of residence? This is a snippet of my daily life.  Since I’ve been back state-side I’ve been trying to upkeep my Korean language skills not only in convos and vid-chats with my BF and Korean friends, but also in…

Marrying Age between International Couples (국제커플 결혼의나이)

In continuation of age gap influences in international couples I would like to continue the discussion on what are some age related influences between international couples. For many international couples with varying age gaps marriage is quite often introduced or discussed during the beginning stages of the relationship. Sticking to the same focus on foreign…

Age Gaps in International Couples (국제커플의 에이지 갭)

In continuation on a topic of interest discussed in an old blog, Vlogging about Personal (International) Relationships, I wanted to discuss a new topic of interest on age gaps in international couples. A few, but not all of my readers are in international relationships and are either dating, engaged, or married to a foreign individual….

Dating Abroad (국제 데이팅): Native vs Foreign-Born BF/GF – Part 4

The other day I had a conversation with a fellow co-worker about the difference in dating and marrying men from the same country vs  foreign men. Being women of diverse backgrounds we each talked about our family lineage, and relatives who chose to marry men with similar background lineage, but non-American.  Our conversation brought to…

Dating Abroad (국제 데이팅): Fears & Misunderstandings – Part 3

To tell the truth I had hoped to end my dating abroad posts for a while with the Dating Abroad (국제 데이팅):The Good, Bad, and Fierce Reality – Part 2. But, dating is a constant focus in my life so, let’s continue the discussion and talk about dating abroad fears & misunderstandings. Since I started…

New/Old Environments(새로 / 이전 환경): Accepting Change

If you’re considering living in another country, here’s what people will say before you leave: You’ll have experiences that you’ll carry with you. You’ll learn to see differences in cultures. You’ll benefit in ways that you won’t expect. And they’re right. It will change you.– Excerpt ‘I lived in Korea for 5 years…‘ taken from…

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…