Hello Everyone, It’s been a long time, but now, my hiatus has reached its end. A quick update on my life and times in South Korea: I am currently a second year English Teaching Assistant with the Fulbright Program and am teaching at an elementary school in Seoul. In addition to studying for the TOPIK … More Extraordinary Cafes and Where to Find them…
Reflecting: All at once, my grant year in Korea comes full circle. In about a week from now, I will be on my way to the US, where I will see my family after a year abroad. Call me a sentimental sap, but I wanted to commemorate my one year anniversary in Korea by … More Final Reflections…
Mindfulness: A practice sometimes lost in the midst of hectic schedules and looming deadlines, but a place to savor small moments. To discover that beautiful balance between giving to others and caring for oneself. A place to feel rested and whole. To say that my thought process is centered around mindfulness would be far from the truth. There was … More 마음 챙김: Practicing Mindfulness
Adventure Awaits: The adventure continues, but this time with sunshine, flower blossoms and that inevitable heat that comes with a Korean summer. In my candid opinion, there’s nothing better than making impact during the week and working on o ne’s bucket list during the weekend. I am always looking for new experiences, new people to deepen my understanding of the … More Spring into Summer
Sometimes in life, you aren’t given what you want. Rather, you are given what you need to grow as a person. Sometimes, you don’t even know what it is that you need to grow. With this much being said, it’s not always going to be easy. Growth doesn’t come without challenge… without falling down… and … More When the struggle gets real: Stay real. Stand resolute.
Korean Cuisine Korean cuisine comes from long lasting traditions and recipes, which have been passed down from generation to generation and span the course of the centuries. Considering the fact that Korea has been around since the 3rd century, you can imagine how established these traditions are, even in modern Korean society… Universally, it is … More The Art of Korean Cuisine: My culinary Adventures
PreFACE: The Oxford dictionary defines beauty as “a combination of qualities, such as shape, color, or form, that pleases the aesthetic senses, esp. the sight.” Everywhere you go, aesthetic judgments and perceptions are made. The mass media thrives on this and somewhere along these lines we find ourselves lost in a battle of perfection. How … More The Power of Tolerance