Tag: culture

feat. a Korean-Canadian: Dongwoo Kim

feat. a Korean-Canadian is a blog series highlighting Korean-Canadians and their experiences, perspectives and thoughts on their identity as Korean-Canadians. This blog features Dongwoo Kim, who is a Post-Graduate Research Fellow at Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, a public policy research organization in Vancouver. He is working on […]

Free K-pop Experience Program!

Are you a K-Pop fan?  Are you planning to cisit Korea?  Well guess what? You can apply to join a free K-pop Experience Program, put on by the Seoul Metroplitan Government! Have fun everyone! Here is what VisitKorea has posted : Good news for non-Korean citizenship holders visiting or planning to […]

Canada’s Got Talent

Nothing beats the summer heat like going to a concert and cheering until your head is numb and voice gives out, especially if the music you were listening to was K-Pop – the most infectious music in the world. I attended an event called “KPop World Festival 2015” […]

Korean Pre-Wedding Day Photoshoots

About a month before our wedding, my husband and I partook in a very common (as in, almost every one!) modern Korean tradition of the “pre-wedding photo shoot”.  At first I had a tiny tinge of “bad-luck-fear” regarding my husband seeing me in a wedding dress before the […]

Eating flower cakes (Hwajeon)

Spring has sprung With the abundance Of blossoming flowers I think the poet of this poem – Scott Austin is the name – would have loved Hwajeon, a traditional Korean cake made with flowers which captures the romance of the spring blossoms.  I saw them at the Korea Food Day […]

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 […]