Category: 2013


Ottawa is lucky to have had a bibimbap food truck (found on Bank, between Albert and Slater) this summer. It seemed to be quite popular with people queuing during lunch hour. Bibimbap is a fantastic meal: It’s healthy because it usually starts with rice and vegetables and the […]

The 11th Canada-Korea Forum in Ottawa

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Korea and Canada, Seoul Forum and Asia-Pacific Foundation of Canada co-organized the 11th Canada-Korea Forum which took place in Ottawa from November 7 to November 9 under the theme of “Fifty Year and Counting: Building Korea-Canada Partnership in […]

The 10th School Visit Program

On Tuesday November 12, the Embassy of the Republic of Korea presented its 10th ‘School Visit Program’ by welcoming Grade 10~12 students of A.Y. Jackson Secondary School who are currently enrolled in the OCDSB International Certificate Program to the Embassy for an Embassy Field Trip and introducing Korea-Canada […]

Remembrance Day in Canada

<Photo courtesy of CTV Calgary> In November, many Canadians pin on poppies. All public figures and people appearing on television wear them. The use of the poppy was inspired by the World War I poem “In Flanders Fields”. The text of the poem, “In Flanders Fields” as follows: […]

The 9th School Visit Program

On Tuesday November 5, Embassy of the Republic of Korea presented its 9th ‘School Visit Program’ to Grade 6 students of Dunning-Foubert Elementary School introducing various aspects of Korean culture and society. Through the presentation, the Grade 6 students learned about Korean geography, Korean history from ancient to modern times, […]

The 8th Embassy Speakers Series

The Embassy of the Republic of Korea hosted its 8th Embassy Speakers Series seminar on Wednesday, October 30th in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Korea-Canada diplomatic relations. Ambassador Marius Grinius, former Ambassador to the Republic of Korea and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and Permanent Representative […]

the man from nowhere

Movie Night

I recently got the free trial from the Canadian version of Netflix and I have to say that the only thing that pleasantly surprised me about it is the Korean movie selection. The other night I stumbled across The Man from Nowhere and it totally rocked my world […]

Korean women’s beauty routine

The skin care industry is notoriously recession-proof. According to Euromonitor International, this industry even grew during the global recession between 2007 and 2011, by an addition of $15 billion to reach a value of $96.5 billion in total. And I’m betting that the Korean women were among the […]

The 8th School Visit Program

On Tuesday October 29, Embassy of the Republic of Korea presented its 8th ‘School Visit Program’ by welcoming Grade 12 French students of Glebe Collegiate Institute to the Embassy and introducing Korea-Canada relations as well as the role of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea. Counselor for […]


Two jars: Kimchi and kimchi jam. Two guys: Tye Thomas and Bryan Lavers of Thomas Lavers Cannery and Deli in Kensington Market. They may not be Korean, but they have a fine appreciation for fermented foods, so naturally they discovered the finest of the ferments: Kimchi. If you […]