Family Traditions(가족 전통): Village Mindset

“You can take the villager out of the village but you can’t take the village out of the villager” this is a well-known saying with unknown original origins as many nations would agree that their villages define the essence of their villagers: always with home in their minds. Like my father and my father’s father…

Healthy Living (건강한 살기) – Part 1

How healthy is your life?  Since I’ve been back home my diet has changed dramatically than over the last six years. Eating more heavy based carbohydrate meals I have certainly gained some weight this past year. But, I am not worried about the weight gain as much as I am about my health overall. Currently,…

K-Travel: Geoje-do (거제도) – Part 2

For Part 1: Please refer to K-Travel: Geoje-do (거제도) – Part 1 (…continued) Still early morning we decided to walk to the Haegumgang Island Boat Ticket office(해금강유람선) instead of waiting for a taxi to show up. Walking along the main and only roadway in Haegeumgang actually gave us the opportunity to see more of the island…

K-Travel: Geoje-do (거제도) – Part 1

With spring nearing I am wondering where did the New Year bliss of ‘new beginnings’ go. Reminiscing the first few weeks of 2017 brings me back to a special trip my boyfriend and I went on together on Geoje island in Korea. It was our sixth trip together, I believe, outside of the Seoul city…

Losing something precious(귀중한 무언가)

memoir post (last week) It pains me to think that my family dog of almost 12 years won’t make it through the month and be with us much longer. Since last winter, he’s been up and down with brief illnesses and lethargy, but never to the state in which he has now fallen. As the…

Korea 12/28 (🇰🇷)

Hello fellow subscribers! I just wanted to send some happy news your way by informing you all of my upcoming trip to Korea in less than 1 month .+(´^ω^`)+. Off course, I am ecstatic to be returning to my ‘home away from home’ but at the same time I am a little bit nervous to…

Life Lessons: Learned Lessons (삶의 교훈: 배운 교훈)

As a part of my Yeppuntwenties section I wanted to share a few life lessons that I have learned or re-learned in recent years.  These lessons each taught me something new about myself and my life. I hope that these learned lessons provide an opportunity for others to view their life experiences in a more…

High School Counselor(나는 고등학교 상담 교사 입니다)

“Ms. Sabine, how many kids do you want make?”   “Huh, how many kids do I want to what?” I replied. “How many kids do you want to make?” this was a conversation between me and one of my international students just this past weekend.  It was not the typical conversation starter I am asked…