This week York University held an event called Multicultural Week. Each day there was a different event where each cultural club could exhibit and share parts of their culture with everyone at the university. I think this is a wonderful idea, as many different cultures are in […]
I love reading and writing. I'm pretty different. I'm open-minded and I think a lot. I love Korean things!
저는 글쓰기랑 독서 아주 많이 좋아하고 저는 생각을 많이 하는 사람이에요.
저는 한국어를 배운지 3년쯤 되었는데 제 한국어 실력이 아직 부족해요. 그래서 지금까지도 계속 열심히 공부하고 있거든요. 미래에 한국말 유창하게 할 수 있게 되길 바래요.
Hey everyone! So this semester I’m taking one of the new Korean courses offered at York University, which is Korean Socio-Linguistics (there is also a Korean Film class offered next semester, which is also new to our curriculum). It is taught by Professor Ahrong Lee (who, although I […]
Hey everyone! It’s been a while since I’ve written, I’m sorry about that! Summer is supposed to be a break, that’s why it’s called “summer vacation”, right? Well, for me it’s not really a vacation, it’s more a do-everything-you-couldn’t-do-during-the-school-year-because-you-were-too-busy-with-exams-and-assignments “vacation”. I hope everyone had a […]
Hey guys! So I thought that I’d talk a bit about K-pop in general this week, as I love K-pop and there were so many things I wanted to mention about various groups and I couldn’t think of where to start or how to sort out my thoughts! […]
Hey guys, guess what?! B.A.P is back with another new song entitled “Hurricane”! I wonder what everyone else thinks of this song, as, once again, it’s a little deviant from B.A.P’s debut material. I will tell you what I think through this blog, but please feel free […]
I’ve made many Korean friends here in Canada and most of them are hell-bent on improving their English, while simultaneously having the time of their lives in Canada. The problem is many of them choose to live in K-town, spend most of their free time with fellow […]
Hey all! Since my friends and I have been getting really into the K-pop dance scene again, I thought I’d talk to you all a little about the K-pop dance scene! I’m sure you’ve all seen some flash mobs organized, not only here in Toronto, but also around […]
Last night was the MMVAs and, as I’m sure most of you know, PSY did not only perform twice, but he was also the co-host of the show! I’m not Korean, myself, but I felt very proud of PSY for being able to come to an all-English-speaking country, […]
Hey guys! Today I thought I’d talk to you about Korean slang, commonly used compound words, and pet names/ teasing names you can call your friends! It’s hard to keep up with the world of Korean slang, because it’s constantly changing! Furthermore, the Koreans who travel to Canada, […]
Hey guys! So these days I’ve been super busy! And I know a lot of my Canadian and Korean friends alike have also been really busy. I guess what with ESL school, university, and work, plus the fact that it’s “summer vacation” and so everyone wants to see […]
On May 30, 2013 EXO-K and EXO-M released a new comeback song (in both Korean and Chinese, respectively). This song is entitled “Wolf” or “늑대와 미녀”. The Korean version of the music video is the only one I’ve watched (since I speak Korean but not Chinese), and, in […]
Hello everyone! This week I decided to talk to a few of my Canadian friends who are learning Korean and a few of my Korean friends who are studying English here in Canada. I asked them six or seven specific questions to try and figure out […]
Hello everyone. Today I decided I’m going to talk about Korean exchange students and their common pronunciation of English. I will also try to explain, linguistically, why it is they pronounce words as such. In case you didn’t notice, sometimes it’s hard to understand […]
Since a lot of Koreans travel abroad for study, and many of them come here, to Canada, I have a lot of Korean friends who are international students. Some of the most common questions I get from them are things like: How are you so good at Korean? […]
Permission to use photo from: Brian Seo – Brand New Style (Popkon 2013) Hello everyone! I have some exciting news today! I’m going to talk to you about Popkon 2013. Since I have limited knowledge on the event, I decided to interview my friend Brian Seo, who is […]
I took a Korean linguistics course last year and I learned a most interesting word that I shall never forget. That word is “agglutinative”. Korean is an agglutinative language (교착어). This means that we add affixes to words and sentences in order to change the meaning of a […]