Is it a Toilet or Toy-let?

    I’m a bathroom connoisseur.   I’ve seen and used all types of washrooms throughout my travels -and I’m not just talking whirlpools, walk-ins or claw-foot tubs. I mean, come on, that stuff is for amateurs. I’m talking buckets and ladles; I’m talking about awkwardly crouching in […]

Une femme présidente en Corée du Sud

En tant que femme et maman d’une petite fille, je me sens heureuse lorsqu’un pays élit des femmes à des postes de pouvoir. Peut-être que c’est mon côté féministe ou tout simplement le fait de voir des modèles féminins réussir à accéder à des postes importants et équilibrer […]

One Chicken, Three Ways to Eat it

The restaurant I will be giving a tour of this time is called “one chicken and noodles”. This is my all-time favourite Korean restaurant! I think not a lot of foreigners know about this restaurant because it is small and not many other Korean stores are nearby. But […]

Hi! Hangeul in British Columbia

The Great Kings King Gwanggaeto the Great and King Sejong the Great are the two kings to gain the title of The Greatest King of Korea. These admirable rulers served to enhance Korea profoundly, and their accomplishments brought pride and dignity to the nation.   King Sejong the […]

Jinju Lanterns at Winterlude 2013

This post is unusual because it does not discuss of my typical field of “expertise” which is food. Instead, we diverge from what Frost described as the well-trodden path to engage in a topic that delightful without being delicious. For the past thirty-five years, Ottawa has celebrated winter […]

A Donkey on the Rooftop

Are you familiar with Korean folklore? In addition to stories like Cinderella, Snow White, and Magic Carpet, many Korean children today still grow up listening to their elders tell our traditional stories. Since the ancient times, these stories have been passed down orally from one generation to the […]

Royal eats

A friend of mine once mentioned that the first thing she would do after winning a lottery is to hire a personal chef. I nodded in agreement whole-heartedly.  Forget the Barenaked Ladies and their ode to Kraft dinner. I want the most exquisite flavours known to man made […]