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…

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…

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…

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…

K-Travel: Boryeong Mud Festival(보령머드축제)

(my travel story continued from K-Travel: Jeonju (전주)) Once we arrived at the Jeonju bus terminal we were able to find the time-table schedule of Boryeong/Daecheon Beach bound buses.  Purchasing tickets for a noon bus me and Kevin sat down to wait until boarding time.  Within twenty minutes we left to stand in line for…

K-Travel: Jeonju (전주)

It was a hot, very humid, summer day back in 2014 when I decided to plan my first 4-5 day out-of-Seoul backpacking trip in Korea.  Being my first trip alone I decided to see most of the south-western, central, and eastern regions of Korea and travel through Jeollabuk-do, Chungcheongnam-do, and Gyeongsangbuk-do.  Prior to my departure I…

Healthy Living (건강한 살기) – Part 2

Are you healthy where you live? A few days ago after the celebration of Buddha’s birthday in South Korea there was a major yellow dust storm that enveloped most if not all of the Korean Peninsula(* from the west to east coast).  In conversations with my expat friends, my boyfriend, and fellow Koreans I know…

103rd Blog Post & Yeppunshikan’s Bloggerversary

Yay! Hello Readers, Words can not express how surprised I am to have published 100+ blog posts and to also have reached the 1st bloggerversary for Yeppunshikan (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧ I would like to make a toast to all of my readers/subscribers/ visitors/ old friends/ new friends/ etc who have been actively following Yeppunshikan during its first…

Being a (Young) Woman in Korea (영) 한국의여성 생활

Back in May, last year, I wrote a female perspective piece about a shocking event that happened in Seoul in mid-spring. To summarize that piece I shed some light on how women or females within Korean society are treated and often not respected because of their gender. Wanting to speak more about women in Korea…