Pajeon on rainy days

Pitter-patter, pitter-patter. Just like the other days of winter in Vancouver, my heavy eyes slowly opened as the sound of raindrops crashing on the fragile window echoed in the morning. Appreciating the serene music of nature for few minutes, I sluggishly raised my upper body, stretching my arms […]

2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics

On July 6, 2011, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) elected PyeongChang, Republic of Korea  as the host city for the 2018 Winter Olympics. It was announced during the 123rd Session of the IOC General Assembly in Durban, South Africa, where the City of PyeongChang won by  63 votes, […]

The basics

In the Sound of Music, Julie Andrews sang “Let’s start at the very beginning, a very good place to start”. I think a very good place to start is to first define Korean cuisine. What is Korean cuisine? The most common associations with Korean food include kimchi, bulgogi […]

What’s your blood type?

When you read IMDb-style or blog profiles of Korean celebrities, you may notice a random section called “Blood type” along with “Favourite food” and “What’s on my iTunes”.  This isn’t a case of an overly cautious individual scoping out for a kind soul for a blood transfusion in the event […]

Book Review: The Geography of Thought

The Geography of Thought: How Asians and Westerners Think Differently … and Why By Richard E. Nisbett 288 pages, Free Press, 2004 ISBN: 978-0743255356 Reviewed by Glen Choi Korea-Canada 50th Anniversary Blog Imagine you are the manager of a company and have to make a decision about an […]