Category: 2013

Tree Series by Myoung Ho Lee

Natural Beauty

Sometimes, looking around and observing the things that we take for granted can awaken within ourselves the realization of true beauty. The word “natural” has often been used to describe the unblemished aesthetics of a certain object and I think I have never fully understood it’s power until […]

Sea of Shoes’ Jane visits Seoul

Jane Aldridge, author of the wildly popular fashion blog Sea of Shoes, is in Seoul checking out its fashion scene. She calls the city “overwhelming” and professed to never having “experienced anything like Seoul.” She’s showing off her newly acquired avant-garde style top and skirt by Stylenanda here. I’m looking […]

Back to School!

    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 […]

Embassy Speakers Series

The Embassy of the Republic of Korea has been hosting five “Embassy Speakers Series” in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Korea-Canada diplomatic relations. 1st Embassy Speakers Series Date: Wednesday, March 27, 2013 Topic: The Korean War Speakers: General Ramsey Withers, former Chief of the Defence Staff, Mr. […]

Koreans at a Restaurant

“The dinner is on me tonight!” shouted George as he was pulling out his wallet to pay at the cashier. “No man, I owe you for the help you gave me at work this morning. I’m the one who should be paying,” said Peter. “Hey, listen. Work is […]

Dance Dance

I would like to share some video clips of Korea’s Got Talent show. I personally love to see the shows of dancing and singing like Voice of the Korea and Superstar K Korea’s Got Talent is a South Korean reality television show that was first broadcast on 4 […]

How old are you?

Lucille Ball of “I love Lucy” fame once said that the secret to staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age. Had she lived in Korea, I have a feeling she would have actually looked older than her age from the stress of having […]

Best quote about Korean food

… Koreans traditionally make a distinction between the “tongue taste” and the “hand taste” of a food. (…)Tongue taste is the straightforward chemical phenomenon that takes place whenever molecules make contact with taste buds, something that happens with any food as a matter of course. Tongue taste is […]

Miga Restaurant

For anyone who lives in the Ottawa area, you’ll know that there is a lack of Korean food in the city. One place that does an excellent job of capturing the authenticity of Korean food is a restaurant called, “Miga.” It’s located at 399 Bank Street, across from the […]

haze-chair wonmin park

It’s All a Haze

I have always been attracted to minimalism in design. For me it was always a form in which the environment was not forced to be something it is not, but instead let free to breathe and accentuate what it is actually important – life. The designs of Wonmin […]

Fried chicken and beer

There’s something about the North American ritual of going to the movies and sharing a large tub of salty popcorns. Movies and popcorns are as familiar a combination as it gets.  In the same vein, drinking beer or soju in Korea is universally linked to eating bar snacks […]

wearable food yeonju sung

Wearable Food

What if instead of eating your salad, you could wear it? Yeonju Sung was willing and able to put this theory to the test and out of this “wild” experiment came wonderful pieces of art. Her Wearable Food series purposely contradicts notions of food and clothes that we […]

What to Expect when Dating a Korean Guy

What to Expect when Dating a Korean Guy It seems like Korean guys are in demand because many of my single girlfriends have been telling me how much they’d like to learn Korean just to date Korean boys. Well well. Quite understandable considering how men are portrayed in all these […]