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…

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…

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…

Hweshik (회식) – Korean Office After-Work Dinners

In my latest K-drama language learning binge I came across a Korean drama called Drinking Solo(혼술남녀). Not highly rated and already a few episodes in I doubted whether or not I would find the drama itself interesting as it seemed to focus on Korean drinking culture, as well as, office after-work dinners known as hweshik (회식)….

MA degree vs BA degree (석사 학위vs학사 학위)

Recently, I have been debating with my family about why I still do not want to pursue a PhD after obtaining two master degrees.  To summarize our lengthy discussion I tried convincing them that living with a MA degree is more valuable than a BA degree – because the job market in my ideal field…

Work Life for a Millennial (천년 사람들)

As a member of the millennial generation (late 1980s baby) I am a part of the generation that is highly over educated and underrated in the U.S.  The millenial generation unlike previous generations before have been well nurtured with the rise of modernization (the period of major growth in OECD countries with a relatively high…

Teaching in Korea: Why or Why Not?

For many  new or subscribed readers to my blog I would like to take the time to let you know about my previous work experience as an ESL teacher in Korea. Many Westerners or English speakers who reside in Korea are more likely than not to have either taught English, become p/t private tutors, or…

Career Exploring (작업을찾기): 2010~

When we are young we sometimes imagine what kind of life we expect to live, however, sometimes are imaginations never manifest into what we actually experience.  This is also true with our job professions. Since graduating college in 2010 I had hoped that my degree in International Affairs & Asian Studies would elevate me into…