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…

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…

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…

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): 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…

Like an Open Book (열린 된 책)

As summer is near ending I’ve been immersed in my Korean language studies and have been watching 4~5 Korean dramas (*I am not a K-drama fan), which is a rarity for me. In my recent drama/language study binge I started to wonder if the feelings that Korean men and women express in Korean dramas is…

Courage to Grow (용기와 노화)

Less than two weeks ago I turned 28. My birthday was a quiet one this year. No birthday cake or evening celebration, just a quiet one with family for the first time in a while. Being a simple birthday this year gave me the chance to look back and reminisce about my louder, splashier, and…

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…