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Seong Eon Ha (하성언)
University of Calgary
Correspondence to: haseongeon@gmail.com

South Korea’s Nuclear Dilemma

In light of some recent events, perhaps “nuclear” and “north” may be a hot keyword in current affairs. However, this article will explore a different “nuclear” regarding the “South”- recent nuclear policy in South Korea. The election of President Moon Jae-in last May has brought numerous changes to […]

Korea’s Delivery Food Culture

“Do you eat Kimchi?” One of the most iconic Korean foods recognized by people worldwide is Kimchi. In fact, it is a staple food in most Korean households. As Korea makes its presence known in the global stage, Korean foods are becoming increasingly popular. However, unless you visit […]

A friendly match between Korea and Canada

There was a friendly soccer/football match between Korea and Canada today (Nov. 11/ 20:00pm KST/4am MST/6am EST). The republic of Korea national soccer team, led by Uli Stielike, faced off Canada’s national soccer team led by Michael Findlay at Cheonan Stadium, South Korea. Korea won 2:0 with two goals in […]

Let’s Google something? Naver in Korea.

  Pun intended. Korea, well South Korea,  is well-known for its internet connectivity. It is one of the most connected nations in the world, consistently ranking at the top in terms of internet connectivity and internet speed. Since the age of the internet, numerous corporations have taken full advantage, […]

Learning Korean Slang!

Have you seen my earlier post about slang? You can find it here: Slang/Abbreviations/Emoticons [2014 Edition]   An extremely popular topic for people interested in Korea or Korean seem to be Korean slang. New slang words are constantly devised, and it seems impossible to keep up with the latest […]

KakaoTalk: A Revolutionary Messaging App

“Do you have KakaoTalk?” Have you ever been asked this by a Korean friend or acquaintance, but had no idea what “KakaoTalk” is? KakaoTalk, often abbreviated to “KaTalk/카톡,”  is a Korean cross-platform messaging application like WhatsApp, Telegram, and Facebook Messenger. It is available in most smartphone platforms including […]

Korea in the 2014 World Cup

We have now officially entered June, where one of the largest sport competition in the world is scheduled to take place. Held every four years, this year’s  FIFA World Cup will kick off in Brazil on June 12th. The World Cup is one of the most popular events in Korea. Korea’s […]

Internet Comics in Korea- Webtoons

Many of you that are interested in Korean culture may have listened to K-pop, or watched K-dramas. The popularity of these forms of Korean culture in the global stage has been dubbed as “Hallyu,” or the “Korean wave.” Amidst the popularity of these forms of Korean culture, I […]

A Prelude to Sochi

It has been four years since the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Both Korea and Canada enjoyed tremendous success that year. Canada became the nation with the most gold medals ever at a single Winter Olympics, managing to collect 14 gold medals in the 2010 games. Korea obtained […]