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 […]
Today, we are going to explores some of the best Korean restaurants out there in Alberta. This is the first chapter of my “food discovery” expedition so look out for other chapters. They are on the way! So in Alberta, there are many different Korean restaurants that specialize […]
If you enjoy listening to Korean indie, r&b and hip hop — there’s a chance that you’ve heard of danielions before. During my time as a university student, I listened to a lot of his playlists while studying or during a chill night in. His playlist channel, danielions […]
When new groups start out in the Kpop industry, they have a daunting task ahead of them: debut, their first and best chance to gain attention and connect with future fans. If they can surmount their nerves and perform well, debut can be the force that propels them to greatness.
For those who love watching vlogs on Youtube or just love watching reality shows based on people’s lifestyle. Here is a list of five Korean lifestyle reality shows that I highly recommend you should watch! 1. I Live Alone Title: 나 혼자 산다, I Live Alone, Home Alone […]
Korea hosts three major film festival every year – Busan Film Festival (BIFF), Jeonju Film Festival (JIFF), and Bucheon Film Festival. The Jeonju Film Festival is the second biggest in Korea, lasts 10 days, and shows almost 250 films. This year it was held from May 3rd to […]
There’s nothing like settling in after a hard day to watch your new favorite drama (unless, of course, you have the whole day to binge-watch it). But sometimes, we don’t always have a ton of time to enjoy a full-length series, or even a full-hour episode. That’s […]
As both a book lover and a lover of Korean culture, I have collected my share of books about South Korea on my shelf. Here are my top 3 that I recommend to anyone looking to learn a little more about Korea’s history and culture: A Geek in […]
Cities and the central nervous system share a number of common elements: both have neighbourhoods, streets, and even 8-lane highways. The brain and spinal cord use a network of pathways to send neurotransmitters and relay signals to perform bodily tasks and functions. Yeouido [여의도/汝矣島: you, (your), island] is […]
There is something magical about karaoke: stepping into your favorite artist’s shoes to express a shared feeling or try out their musical style. Korea has fully embraced this pastime with noraebang, Korean karaoke, which turns a simple night out into a dynamic experience.
feat. a Korean-Canadian is a blog series highlighting Korean-Canadians and their experiences, perspectives and thoughts on their identity as Korean-Canadians. FIFA World Cup 2018 has started in Russia and today South Korea will play against Sweden for their first game of the group matches. To celebrate the World […]
Why settle for less when you could look like your favorite K-pop idol?
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 Glen Choi who teaches humanities and social sciences-related subjects at Seneca College in Toronto. Glen just released a new book, Beginning, Middle and Zen (BMZ), a […]
Here is a short post about one of my days as an university exchange student in Seoul. I hope this gives a bit of insight with some experiences as an university exchange student in Seoul. I would also like to state that everyone’s experience will be different depending on […]
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 […]
Anthems are the songs that cause you to stop and take notice of them, whether it be the powerful beat, exciting melody, or meaningful lyrics within. Perfect for everything from sports to self-motivation, these tracks are guaranteed to stir up your emotions and push you to greater heights.
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 […]