The majority of Kpop MVs are filmed in locations close to home, so when a Kpop act decides to create their video in a foreign country it tends to stand out. While featuring an exotic location can memorably express a song, it can also inspire others to appreciate the unique aesthetic and culture of that place.
With the further explosion of the Hallyu Wave, Korean cuisine and night life have also become huge in Canada. In Edmonton, several Korean eateries, noraebang karaoke places, bingsoo joints, have popped up as well. Out of them all, however, reigns Hanjan. Hanjan takes a little piece from Korean restaurant, cafe, […]
It’s been a magnificent year for Kpop, with groups new and old gaining recognition worldwide as they continue to redefine their own musical boundaries. As the year draws to a close, I want to take this chance to celebrate the amazing songs released in 2018 by revealing my top 10 favorite comebacks.
While Kpop MVs are often creative and unique, there are some ideas that are so intriguing, fun, or visually pleasing that multiple groups choose to incorporate them. These irresistible motifs span from physical objects to filming styles, and once you start noticing them you’ll begin to see them everywhere.
While there are so many aspects that contribute to one’s enjoyment of a particular K-drama, besides the writing and performances, music is one of the most significant aspects of TV binge-watching pleasure. Who hasn’t watched a drama without bawling over a particularly pretty ballad, placed at just […]
Studying Korean is a little bit different for everyone, but there are some common experiences that you may encounter when learning Korean as a Canadian. Here are some ways that you can represent your Canadian side when speaking Korean!
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 Christine Park, who is a Development Producer at a production company that produces factual, documentary, and lifestyle television. Her goal is to contribute to making […]
Hello everyone! I spend a lot of time talking with others about why they watch Korean dramas, but until recently, it never really occurred to me that I, also, have my own viewing story. It’s certainly not as interesting as my previous, very generous interviewees, but I hope […]
Part of the magic of filmmaking is the careful choice of sets and scenery, which can be the difference between a story that falls flat and one that comes alive. When you visit Korea, it’s only natural to be excited about the chance to see those same places in person – but first, you have to find them!
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 Sohn, a flight attendant for eleven years and a mother to an adorable 19-months old son. She currently lives in Toronto but she was […]
feat. a Korean-Canadian is a blog series highlighting Korean-Canadians and their experiences, perspectives and thoughts on their identity as Korean-Canadians. Back in June, I had the wonderful opportunity to feature Glen Choi, who teaches humanities and social sciences-related subjects at Seneca College in Toronto. At the time of […]
Kpop groups showcase their talent and style through MVs that dazzle and delight, but sometimes these videos include elements that may surprise you. Whether it’s something that you never expected to see or a trend that is strangely popular, here are a few unusual items to keep an eye out for.
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 Dongwoo Kim, who is a Post-Graduate Research Fellow at Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, a public policy research organization in Vancouver. He is working on […]
As you learn Korean, you will often start to recognize familiar phrases or wonder about certain conversations that you hear. Even when you sit down to watch your favorite KDrama, you may find yourself paying more attention to the way sentences are formed, or noting which word was used when.
With the strong fan bases and dedicated following Kpop artists receive from fans all over the world, some Canadian Kpop fans may wonder why they don’t hear more of their favourite Korean artists played on Canadian radio. After some research and asking around, here are some of the […]
*I took this video months back with my campers and have been very hesitant to put it up because of the quality of it- I’m quite a dunce when it comes to video editing. However I think it was a fun venture […]
While BTS has been busy making history with their soaring popularity and expansion into the Western market, they have also been crafting a story for their fans called LOVE YOURSELF. Naturally, this detailed and captivating concept is the theme of their current world tour, which features songs from the LOVE YOURSELF albums (Her, Tear, Answer) and short film Wonder. Two of our KCB writers – Jennifer and Kelsey – had the chance to attend the tour, and are here to share their reflections on various aspects of their experience.
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.