Rumours on FTA

Over the past week, there has a number of rumours on Korea-Canada FTA. Knowing the sensitivity of this issue, in particular to the Korean Embassy in Ottawa, I will limit myself to introducing the following reports: 1. March 25, 2013: Globe and Mail reports the statement by Canada’s […]

6th Monthly Korean Movie Screening

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Korea-Canada relations and to further interest in Korean cinema, the Korean Embassy to Canada holds a monthly movie night in the Embassy’s auditorium. Invitees of the March 28th, 6th monthly movie screening, included the diplomatic community, students of the King Sejeong Institute, […]

Vancouver Fashion Week Part Two: Missha Cosmetics

Vancouver Fashion Week’s focus on international designers naturally brings in international media coverage. And with international media comes international sponsors.  This season, one of the main sponsors for Vancouver Fashion Week was Missha, a Korean cosmetics and skincare company. I have already talked about the popularity of BB creams […]

Seoul equivalents of your Toronto Life

Seoul equivalents of your Toronto Life Café Bene for Tim Horton’s Tim Horton’s is probably the most distinctly Canadian among all the Canadian brands. Where else would you get a double-double for less than a loonie? The Tim Horton’s of Korea would be Café Bene. When it first […]

This is Arirang

Korean university student organizations presented the project called ‘This is Arirang’ on March 1, 2013, in Ssamji-gil, Insa-dong, Seoul, South Korea. This projects marks The March 1st Movement or Samil Movement which was the public displays of Korean resistance against the colonial occupation of the Japanese Empire in […]

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 […]