The Korean restaurant I visit most often is called Chingu. Come to think of it, it’s the resto I visit most often, period. (Or point final, as one says in French.) I go there because the location is convenient for me and for the friend who introduced […]
Korean influences can be found are all over the place, sometimes where you might not expect them. Station W is a café in the Verdun district of Montreal. It’s a welcoming place, with very friendly employees. The room is bright, with lots of places to sit, and […]
Although I never grew up in Korea, I loved visiting my country. The food, the subway, the hustle and bustle and the familiarity of my mother tongue made me feel right at home. It wasn’t until I lived in Korea for several months that I started to […]
The Future of Football and the players who are being shipped out of Korea for greater achievement!
★ Click to view previous issues: Issue 01: 시작(The Beginning), Issue 02: 별이 빛나는 밤(Starry Night), Issue 03: 연인(Lovers) To follow the series on Facebook, click here. ★ Hello, 안녕하세요, I’m back with issue 04 of ‘The Attic Playlist’! My name is Jiwon, and ‘The Attic Playlist’ is […]
Torontonians should be proud! We were the only one of the six cities – Toronto, Dallas, New York, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Istanbul – that successfully “krowdpopped” this Unite the Mic concert! Krowdpop is essentially a kickstarter for K-pop concerts; Concerts are on as long as ticketing goals can be […]
I am a movie fanatic. On days where I have spare time, I actively research online to find any well-received films. So far, my efforts have not disappointed me. Some of the movies that I watch drive such influential themes that I introspect deeply about my life and […]
AH-BOONG (아붕) One of the newest street sweets in Korea, it is a mix of Boong Uh Bbang (붕어빵) with ice cream, hence the name AH-Boong (아붕) (Ice cream and Boong Uh Bbang. . Boong Uh Bbang is already a very popular street food in South Korea, a […]
★ Click to view previous issues: Issue 01: 시작(The Beginning), Issue 02: 별이 빛나는 밤(Starry Night) To follow the series on Facebook, click here. ★ Hello, 안녕하세요, I’m back with issue 03 of ‘The Attic Playlist’! My name is Jiwon, and ‘The Attic Playlist’ is a series I […]
Last week marked the start of the lunar New Year, or seolal (설날) in Korean, and this year I got a bit more involved in the Korean side of things than in years past, which made for quite a unique experience. I am currently an East Asian Studies major at […]
My love for food has led me to blog about a hidden gem that I recently discovered tucked away in a little town called Ktown in Coquitlam. What a marvellous find! Introducing THE best Seolungtang dish that I have ever tasted in Canada at Wang Ga Ma Restaurant, […]
I would like to meet anyone who can disprove me that most contemporary Korean music is not geared towards dancing. And because of this, Korean recording artists have built themselves a reputation as the dancing kings and queens of the world; but it also puts immeasurable pressure on […]
On Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015 I attended my first Korean language class. Our friendly and encouraging teacher is Chang In Young. There were just six of us last week, though our group could expand somewhat; new students are still welcome to join the class. (See below for more […]
Have you ever tried Kimbap? It’s the Korean version of sushi, although it doesn’t have raw fish like its Japanese counterpart. In fact, the only things in common are the shape, rice (밥), and seaweed (김). All the other ingredients tend to be quite different! If you’re in […]
So what’s so great about this Jjimjilbang that’s being talked about again?
Check out the Youtube clip by Conan O’Brien and Steven Yeun for some laughs about this!
★ Click to view previous issues: Issue 01: 시작(The Beginning) To follow the series on Facebook, click here. ★ Hello, 안녕하세요, I’m back with issue 02 of ‘The Attic Playlist’! My name is Jiwon, and ‘The Attic Playlist’ is a series I have designed to introduce songs by […]
UPDATE: If you want to learn Korean, but you could not make it to the class last week, you can still join on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. Just bring cash or a cheque book along with slippers, thick socks, or shoes that you only wear indoors. To keep […]
A few years ago, a friend told me not to bother having business cards made; it would just be a waste of money. “Nobody uses them any more,” he said. Well, that hasn’t been my experience! Many people have given me their personal cards (in South Korea and […]
The label for this seasoned soybean paste says: How to enjoy • Enjoy as dipping sauce for fresh vegetables • Great as condiment for Korean vegetable wraps called “Ssam” which is meat or rice wrapped in leafy vegetables I’m sure there are many other things one could do […]
Did you know today is the biggest holiday of the year in Korea? It’s Korean Lunar New Year! In Canada, we celebrate the New Year on the eve of December 31. We usually spend time with our family, or go out with our friends. The traditions vary from […]