The End of the School Year / My Favorite Recent Memories

It’s finally June 1st or June 2nd depending on what side of the world you are residing in. For me June officially marks the end of the school year and my international student’s departures back home to China, Korea, Egypt, Taiwan and elsewhere in just two weeks! In one week the 2016-2017 school year at…

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…

Favorite Time of The Year (올해의 가장 좋아하는 시간)

With winter just a few weeks away I can’t help, but feel excited about the end of the year. For one thing, with the end of the year comes two of the year’s biggest holidays, at least for the majority of Western countries who nationally recognize December 25th and December 31st as reserved days for…

Angkor & Siem Reap

For Part 1: Please refer to Arriving in Cambodia (…continued) Being an early riser I was up before the rest of my classmates. Deciding to use the time to sight see around our hotel neighborhood during sunlight hours I ventured out again. I was greeted by our hired tut-tut driver along with a few other…

Arriving in Cambodia

  As an avid lover of traveling I am lucky to have been able to visit the famed Khmer temple of Angkor in Cambodia just a few years ago. I never had the time until now to mention this brief, but worthwhile trip when I discussed my adventures in Thailand.  However, both trips actually took…

Hiking Spirit (하이킹 정신)

In an old post written in Korean 한국에 살때: 제 소개있습니다 I wrote about 5 things I loved most about Korea, ranging from food, culture, to landscapes. I briefly mentioned these 5 things in my post and hope to write about each one individually to share with you all my 5 loves of Korea. One of…

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…

Grad Life 대학원생: DC & Abroad 2012-2014

For those who do not know me between 2012-2014 I was a graduate student at American University ‘s(AU) School of International Service  (*which has 2,000+ students) in Washington, DC. However, unlike a typical AU student I spent one year in DC  and my second year abroad studying at AU’s sister school Korea University. During my…

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.  …