88Rising is bringing Seoul rapper Keith Ape along for their inaugural 16-stop North American ’88 Degrees and Rising Tour’, produced by LiveNation. The tour will come to Toronto next weekend at RBC Echo Beach (909 Lakeshore Avenue W). Keith Ape will be joined by a Pan-Asian crew including […]
Kpop idols are always using cute gestures called aegyo to play around and today I am going to tell you when they started and who created those.
When you start to like a group, it’s natural to want to learn more about them, but if they have 18 members and four subunits it can prove more difficult than usual. Welcome to the world of NCT – an SM Entertainment-designed group with the innovative concept of rotating members and fluid boundaries.
Happy Fall, All! Today, I have an interview with Diane, who I met *get ready for it* via this blog!!! Diane is super knowledgeable about K-Dramas (especially historical Sageuk dramas) and she’s made some fab recommendations. I’m very lucky to have met her!! :) Below is my interview […]
Hip-hop legend Dumbfoundead (actual name Jonathan Park) played to an enthusiastic crowd on June 27th at his regular haunt The MOD Club in Toronto. This came after his original Toronto show was postponed due to illness. He could have cancelled the show completely, but he showed up. This […]
Calgary is a diverse city, with a number of options for Asian markets and grocery stores. Although many of these stores have a lot of good items in stock, sometimes they just don’t have the specific ingredient or brand you are looking for. When it comes to Korean cooking, your best bet for an authentic taste is to visit a Korean grocery store – and lucky for you, there are several in Calgary.
South Korean worldwide phenoms BTS (formerly Bangtan Boys) will bring their third world tour to Hamilton, Ontario next week with three (yes, that’s THREE) stadium shows at FirstOntario Centre (101 York Blvd) on September 20th, 22nd and 23rd. These are the only Canadian dates on the seven-member pop […]
feat. a Korean-Canadian is a blog series highlighting Korean-Canadians and their experiences, perspectives and thoughts on their identity as Korean-Canadians. This blog features Andrea Bang, an actor/writer based out of Vancouver. She is best known as Janet from CBC’s Kim’s Convenience. She also makes short videos called Inanimate […]
On August 18th, The 15th Calgary Korean Day Festival was held at West Hillhurst Community Association. Despite the cold and smoky weather outside, a lot of attendees joined the festival. This was my first time visiting the annual Calgary Korean Day Festival. The festival took place on a […]
JYP’s Got7 dazzled at the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto last month. Produced by SubKulture Entertainment and Pop! Goes The World, the first stop on the North American leg of their “Eyes On You” World Tour introduced the seven to an audience of tens of thousands of fans. The […]
At a recent demo day event hosted by Sparklabs, Park Jin Young announced a new vision for his company JYP Entertainment.
Kpop groups come in many styles, but they often include individuals who sing, rap, and dance to produced music. Today, I’d like to focus on a rarer kind of Kpop group: Kpop bands, where the members are instrumentalists who collaborate to create their own music as well as perform it.
feat. a Korean-Canadian is a blog series highlighting Korean-Canadians and their experiences, perspectives and thoughts on their identity as Korean-Canadians. This blog features Grace Lee, programs and events officer at Simon Fraser University’s Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue. She manages endowment programs at the centre. Grace, you […]
Hip Hop legends Dynamic Duo are set to play the greatly anticipated Modern Sky Festival in Toronto on September 23rd at Echo Beach (909 Lakeshore Blvd). The last time Choiza and Gaeko performed in The Six, it was for their Grand Carnival Tour of 2016. Signed to their […]
Kpop acts becoming successful in the West isn’t a completely new phenomenon. I remember when I was younger, my mom showing me SNSD’s “The Boys” and then several years later, Psy’s “Gangnam Style” became a huge hit. Many Kpop acts, unknown to the general public, have also generated […]
Hi All! Today I’m launching a set of interviews I’ll be doing with some of my fellow K-drama fans. This first interview is with my dear friend (who is also an Unnie ;) ), Meggie! Meggie and I met a couple of years back while I was in […]
While watching a KDrama can be a lot of fun, if you are learning Korean it can also be a great way to practice your listening skills and broaden your knowledge! To help you along, I’ve taken a look at scenes from a couple of my favorite dramas that feature common Korean phrases and explained them here for you.
The Korean film industry has really set itself apart from its romance loving and idealistic drama counterpart with its gritty and blindingly heady films. With the release of numerous films such as An ode to my father, The Handmaiden, and Train to Busan, Korea has made its […]
There are many reasons why someone would want to learn Korean: To be reconnected to family roots, a interest in Korean culture, or maybe you’re planning a vacation or teaching abroad. No matter the case, for many people, learning the Korean language is a life goal. But, like […]
feat. a Korean-Canadian is a blog series highlighting Korean-Canadians and their experiences, perspectives and thoughts on their identity as Korean-Canadians. This blog features Julia Park, a sales coordinator at Fairmont Vancouver Airport and a mother to a five-year old boy. She works full time at the hotel, where […]