It’s one thing to see a group you like on the television or to hear their song on the radio. It’s another thing to meet them personally. Yet this past month, some Toronto Kpop fans got to meet, hi-five and take photographs with Rookie Group ASTRO, at their first […]
Hmmm, Black day? In Korea? Is it like Black Friday? By now you may be a little confused about how those two could flow together. Every year April 14th is ‘Black Day’ in Korea, often celebrated by the single people. SAY WHAT??? I know, right? Well, in order […]
March (and sometimes April—I live in Winterpeg ;)) is always the time of year that I start getting a little bored and grumpy. Winter is taking too long to finish up, spring isn’t coming fast enough, and then I’ve been a student for the last six years, so […]
Seoul Fashion Week is an event that happens twice a year -in March and in October- during which Korean designers have the occasion to showcase their collection for the upcoming season. This event took place from March 20th to March 24th this year for the Fall/Winter collection. A […]
By now many of you are likely quite familiar with K-beauty. Korean skincare and beauty products are becoming more mainstream, with Korean stores like The Face Shop are popping up in local malls, and K-beauty products being offered at large beauty retailers like Sephora. Concepts like the Korean […]
Like many countries and cities that experienced the boom in the use of automobiles, expansive highway systems were constructed all throughout South Korea to usher in a new era of accessibility and prosperity. One particular highway, known as the Seoul station overpass, was constructed in 1970 to alleviate the […]
For those who have read my Blogger Introduction: Jennifer Ma will know that for a semester I did a student exchange to Hanyang University. So here are my 10 tips that I would give myself if I were to do the exchange again. These are the things that […]
I tend to visibly drool every time I walk down a grocery store aisle. I love to eat. I can’t cook but I love to eat. This is why you’ll find me grabbing at snacks, candies, and other goodies whenever I go shopping at Lotte Mart in Korea. […]
The new gold rush in the form of cryptocurrency has arrived in South Korea.
Being Korean is not an obligation to be a Kpop idol and we have a list of Kpop idols who are from Canada.
Welcome to my new series! “Kpop’s Seven Best” will focus on showcasing the diversity of Kpop by choosing seven candidates that best embody the chosen theme. In this edition, we’ll look at MVs with exceptional cinematography.
Going to Korea for an exchange semester? Here’s a list of things you might want to know! 1. Alien Card You will need to get an Alien Card if you are staying for over 90 days. This card is your ID card instead of your passport when going […]
When you think Korean music, most of our minds turn to “Psy’s Gangnam Style” or to the many KPop girl groups and boy groups the Korean Pop music industry has churned out. While I personally enjoy KPop music, it isn’t for everyone and it isn’t the only thing […]
South Korean music has exploded over the globe and with it comes an increasingly numerous amount of talented individuals trying to make a name for themselves in the music scene. Among them is Holland, one of the new faces of a modern Korean music industry. With speculation of […]
A few, few, few months ago, I had a chance to spend two weeks at a farm in Jeollabuk-do. It was a 4 hours bus ride from Busan (and 3 if coming from Seoul). It’s a certified organic farm located on a bit of a hill. The wind […]
Hello everyone! I am one of the many new bloggers for the year 2018 and I am taking the time to introduce myself a little for all our readers. My name is Ariel Carriere and I am a 25 years old French-Canadian, born and raised in Montreal, Quebec. […]
Incheon [인천/仁川: kindness, river] International Airport lends the feeling of a phantasmagorical realm: it’s a liminal place where I’m both awake and lucid dreaming. I anticipate exotic subway systems as my flight taxis into the arrivals gate. Likewise, the sights and sounds of karaoke venues and Hof and […]
Blogger’s note: Before I start the regular blog series, this blog will feature Kim’s Convenience, a Canadian sitcom on CBC of a Korean-Canadian family running a convenience store in Toronto. Kim’s Convenience won this year’s Best Comedy Series at the Canadian Screen Awards and you can watch the […]
안녕하세요! Hello everyone, My name is Adrienne and I am one of your new bloggers! I am super stoked to be here and to share so many stories of Korean culture with you all. Whether you are interested or not, I am going to give you a brief […]
I remember the day I moved to Canada. Wearing a purple velvet dress, I remember being at Gimpo Airport crying as I waved good-bye to my parents’ friends. Although a small child, as I stepped on to the airplane I knew that my life was going to be […]