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 […]

Le Broadway coréen

Qu’est-ce qui combine la fougue du cirque, la richesse musicale d’un concert et la fascination l’interprĂ©tation thĂ©Ăątrale? Une comĂ©die musicale vous l’aurez devinĂ©. Mais avez-vous dĂ©jĂ  assistĂ© Ă  un spectacle qui, en plus de rĂ©unir tous ces aspects, fait participer le spectateur et Ă©tale les beautĂ©s de la […]

Desperately seeking hangul baby names

In Romeo and Juliet, Juliet asks Romeo, “What’s in a name?”. She then answers her own question with “That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet”, referring to the fact that she loves the person who is called “Montague”, not the name […]

SEOUL’S #1 MIXED SKEWER!

Ahhh yes, a typical sight on the streets of Seoul. Clusters of customers gathering around food vendors day and night. It’s truly one of the most wonderful cultural aspects of the city. Today we gather around the mixed skewer. Some of Korea’s most beloved and traditional street foods […]

Mandu Quick & Easy!

When we lived in Korea, our family (My mother in law, father in law, sister in law, husband and I) would spend an afternoon, a couple of times a year, to make homemade mandu (dumplings), and oh they were good.  We would usually end up making about a […]

Kick Start 2013 (Literally)

With a brand-spanking new year comes some rather recycled goals and resolutions: some want to become more productive, others more positive but the majority of the Western world wants to get fit, lose weight or at least work off the chocolate that was consumed over the holidays. Whatever […]

Ddeok Guk Makes You One Year Older

Every year on Seollal/섀날 (Korean Lunar New Year), Koreans eat ddeok guk/ë–Ąê”­, which is a rice cake soup.  While living in Korea, we would travel to Osan to my husband’s grandmother’s house where we would prepare special New Year’s foods for two days.  The main dish, and arguably the […]

A Friendly Relation-ship

As the new year dawns, for football fans 2013 marks the halfway point to the next World Cup to be held in Brazil. While Canada’s side has already been eliminated in embarrassing fashion, the Republic of Korea team seems to be well on course to qualify for its […]