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 […]
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 […]