Category: INTRODUCING: Korean Culture, Society, History

What the heck is Mukbang?

  The word Mukbang or, Meokbang, is a combination of the words “meokneun” (eating) and “bangsong” (broadcast) . Online eating shows are exactly that, live broadcasts, though now they are also very common on YouTube, of people eating food. The trend originated in Korea sometime around 2010, and […]

Korean Superstitions

Superstitions are widely held and often irrational beliefs about things such as luck, prophecy or spiritual beings. They appear across different cultures; just think of a few popular ones in Canada such as “don’t walk under a ladder” and the old “lucky pennies” but have you heard of […]

The Gamers’ Paradise

When I arrived in South Korea, I was all about travelling, learning the language and the culture, socializing with people, shopping, discovering, etc. As wonderful as it is, every exchange student could tell you that at some point, even if you are have the time of your life, […]

Kpop – a Path to International Success

South Korea’s soft-power approach through Hallyu has shown some amazing success in these recent past years. With international recognition of artists like Psy, BIGBANG and BTS, Kpop has become a powerhouse industry in South Korea. C: BTS Facebook So how did Kpop become so influential today? To understand […]

My Favourite (7) Korean Snacks

I tend to visibly drool every time I walk down a grocery store aisle. I love to eat. I can’t cook but I love to eat. This is why you’ll find me grabbing at snacks, candies, and other goodies whenever I go shopping at Lotte Mart in Korea. […]

Dining Etiquette in Korean culture

Introduction    Welcome to Korea-Canada blog, I am Malibu.Unicorn and am a Korean-Canadian born in Korea. Before the first blog post let me introduce myself. I am excited to blog about range of topics from dining etiquette to  societal consequences of university entrance exams in Korea. I am passionate about […]