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 […]

Piggybacks, U-turns, and Noble Sacrifices

If you are a regular viewer of Korean drama, you must have noticed that there are certain events that almost always happen at some point. Some may call them cliché, or iconic, or filler. Hate them or love them, they are, in a way, “representative” of this fabulous […]

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 […]