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…

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…

Inspiring Millennials – No.1 (영감을주는 천년 세대)

In this day and age there is always somebody new, young or old, who is making history  through technology, music, television, films, YouTube/social media, activism/ change, blogging/writing, public speaking, etc.  With the advancement of connectivity and the world continuing to become more globalized nearly all people are able to receive an opportunity to inspire others….

10 Years From Now… (10 년 후)

Always looking forward and never looking back that is how many people live. Focused only on the future whether it be savings, education, family, their focus is what is next rather than what has past. Viewing the lives of my middle & high school students I wonder what kind of adults they will turn out…

Photographs (사진들)

Like the Ed Sheeran song ‘we keep our memories in our photographs’ I find photographs to be one of the best memory keepsakes because photographs are truly timeless. Since I owned my first camera (*after the constantly using those 1x use Fujifilm ones from the pharmacy stores) (σ`・∀・)σ  I carried it along with me everywhere….

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,…

National Identities (국민적 정체성)

In light of on-going world affairs I pay close attention to national news related to the U.S. and its national identity in the 21st century. Over the past century the U.S. has become the well-known melting pot nation that still instills the four F’s Freedom of speech Freedom of worship Freedom from want Freedom from…

Who Knows How Far I’ll Go (내가 얼마나 멀리 갈지 알고 있니?)

Diplomat. Researcher. Lawyer. Professor. Teacher. Educator. Role Model. Counselor. Girlfriend. Wife. Mother. Aunt. Bridesmaid. Godmother. Advocate. Interpreter. Lecturer. Communicator. Translator. Designer. Model. Decorator. Artist. Writer. Peacemaker. A few of the titles above are titles I dream of, titles I possess, and titles that I once thought were within in reach.  Some of these titles are…

Growing. Loving. Living(성장. 사랑. 생활)

Growing.성장하고있다 Less than 100 days away from our 1000th day together its surprising how much time has passed since my boyfriend & I first met. We have both grown into mature young adults, we’ve both lost our family dogs, we’ve both transitioned between jobs, and we’ve both learned to hold on to what matters most…