Shin

My blogs

Blogs I follow

About me

Gender FEMALE
Location Singapore
Introduction I was born in South Korea in 1966. My family immigrated to the U.S. when I was eight years old (I'm now a U.S. citizen). We lived in Nashville, Tennessee and New Jersey. I went to college in New York City, worked as a schoolteacher in Indiana and Philadelphia, and as a legal assistant in New York. I worked as a reporter in Seoul, South Korea and as a TV news producer and Internet news editor in Singapore. I've lived in Korea, U.S., France, and Singapore. My favorite travels have been to Peru, Belize, Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Zambia. My proudest moment is now. My least proud moments are too many to list. My happiest moments are now. My unhappiest moments are too few and too unimportant to remember.
Interests Nutrition and cancer, breast cancer research, running, Dragon Boat racing, kids, education, children's books, vegetarian and vegan diets, sugar-free chocolate and desserts, keeping myself alive, gluten-free diet, raw food diet, environment-safe products, recycling, all-natural products (personal care & household cleaning), organic food, Greek and Roman myths, the Classics (Ancient Greek and Latin), children's arts & crafts, origami, other cancer survivors, happy endings, ordinary people who do extraordinary things, philanthropists, traveling to places I've never been before...alone
Favorite Movies Children of Heaven, Life is Beautiful, It's a Wonderful Life, Office Space, The Big Lebowski, Sound of Music, Pulp Fiction, Crash, The Princess Bride, Dr. Zhivago, Amelie, My Life as a Dog, Amadeus, Supersize Me, Speed for Thespians, Boundin', For the Birds, Shawshank Redemption, The Godfather, The Red Balloon, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Akeelah and the Bee, Young Frankenstein, Schindler's List, When Harry Met Sally, Whale Rider, Rabbit-Proof Fence, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, The Pursuit of Happyness, An Inconvenient Truth, Le Grand Bleu, Indochine, Little Miss Sunshine
Favorite Music Gnarls Barkley - "Crazy", Dvorzak - "New World Symphony", R.E.M., Queen, Elvis Presley, Elvis Costello, Harry Chapin, Sinead O'Connor, Cat Stevens, Van Morrison, Armstrong - "What a Wonderful World", Meatloaf, Rickie Lee Jones - "Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying", Samuel Barber's Adagio for Strings, Pachelbel's Canon, Midge Ure, "Philadelphia Chickens", Martina McBride - "Anyway", "Teach Your Children", Leonard Cohen, Lloyd Cole, Youssou N'Dour - 7 Seconds, Kermit the Frog - Rainbow Connection
Favorite Books Crime and Punishment, The Brothers Karamazov, Les Miserables, The Grapes of Wrath, Of Mice and Men, The Gift of the Magi, Le Petit Prince, The Tipping Point, Freakonomics, One More Day, Flannery O'Connor's short stories, The Odyssey, The Iliad, The Giving Tree, children's books by Lynley Dodd, children's books by Donaldson/Sheffler, Cancer Has Made Me a Shallower Person, One Hundred Years of Solitude, Here If You Need Me, The Dot, ish, Gift of Nothing, The Chronicles of Narnia, From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, Hamlet, Guess How Much I Love You, Flowers for Algernon