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 […]
As you may already know, the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games is currently taking place in Pyeongchang, South Korea (March 9-18, 2018). Photo Courtesy: https://www.pyeongchang2018.com/en/paralympics/photos Athletes from around the world are competing in these six sport categories: alpine skiing, biathlon, cross-country skiing, ice hockey, snowboard, and wheelchair curling. The Jeongseon […]
안녕하세요 여러분! Hello everyone, my name is Alex and I go by @ahlekseu here and pretty much everywhere else on social media. I’m super excited to be writing for the Korea-Canada blog as Korean culture & studies has been my passion for several years! I’ve also been working […]
There are famous landmarks in Seoul like the N Seoul Tower or Gyeongbokgung Palace that any travel site will tell you not to miss. But among the dozens of other attractions that Seoul has to offer, which hidden gems are most worth your time?
So, you’ve watched the closing Olympics ceremony in Pyeongchang, South Korea. And the nation’s pick EXO is performing but now you’re wondering, “Who are these nine, I think nine? Extremely attractive men with their killer moves and bumpin music?” Okay, maybe not in those exact words but you’re […]
How a Canadian went from making beats in his bedroom to producing Exo’s new hit single Electric kiss
A 23 year old Montreal Canadian producer named Evan Berard has defied the odds by being virtually unknown to producing EXO’s ‘Electric Kiss’ which now has over 15.4 million views.
Hey Hey. What’s cookin’ good lookin’? Are you interested in cooking Korean food at home? Perhaps you enjoy eating Korean food at a few different restaurants but you’re ready to take the next step? Here are 10 must-have ingredients for Korean cooking. First, I am going to start […]
Hello peeps! My name is Amély and I’ll be one of the new bloggers for Korea-Canada Blog in 2018! I am currently in Seoul, South Korea for a year as an exchange student in Sogang University, but originally from University of Montréal, studying in Asian studies. This year […]
Kpop is a trend, and that is a fact, but do you know how it started? No? Then come and find out.
Hello everyone! A belated welcome to the KorCan blog! I’m so glad you’re here! I’m Abigail Campbell, one of the bloggers recruited to write and share my experiences with Korea and its culture. I am one of the lucky bloggers blessed to return from my time writing last year. […]
Tteokbokki 떡볶이, or spicy rice cake, is a very popular Korean dish. So popular, in fact, that there is an entire street dedicated to it in Sindang-dong called ‘Tteokbokki Alley’.
Time for the Pyeongchang Olympics! The Vancouver 2010 Olympics winter games were so awesome that I wanted to experience it again in Pyeongchang. This post chronicles my short 2 days, 1 night trip to Gangneung to watch the Olympics live! I decided to go in December but by […]
Ever since Pyeongchang won the Olympic bid in 2011, I made it my goal to be one of the thousands of spectators there. As a Canadian who loves watching winter sports and a passionate Hallyu fan, I knew that this would be a unique and unforgettable experience. Luckily, […]