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 […]
At a recent demo day event hosted by Sparklabs, Park Jin Young announced a new vision for his company JYP Entertainment.
Hip Hop legends Dynamic Duo are set to play the greatly anticipated Modern Sky Festival in Toronto on September 23rd at Echo Beach (909 Lakeshore Blvd). The last time Choiza and Gaeko performed in The Six, it was for their Grand Carnival Tour of 2016. Signed to their […]
Why settle for less when you could look like your favorite K-pop idol?
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.
On June 3rd and 4th, the Montréal Korean Language and Culture Centre hosted its annual Korean Culture Festival: Colours of Korea.
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 […]
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” […]
So what’s so great about this Jjimjilbang that’s being talked about again?
Check out the Youtube clip by Conan O’Brien and Steven Yeun for some laughs about this!
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 […]
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 […]
In preparing for an upcoming workshop on Korean culture, I grabbed my go-to guide for all things Korean: Korea Unmasked: In Search of the Country, the Society and the People by Won-bok RHIE. I think have used this book for every Korea-related work I have ever done. Because […]
Hi folks! So today, I thought I’d start by apologizing for not posting last week…it was a really busy week for me! But that being said, let me move on and introduce a new blogging segment called “Style High”. Each Style High post will focus on a particular […]
Recently, Korean Ambassador to Canada Cho Hee-yong addressed an audience at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, which is located in the province of Alberta, in Canada. Ambassador Cho has resided in Canada for one year this July, which puts him in a special position to reflect on […]
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 […]
This week marks the beginning of a week-long celebration of Korea-Canada diplomatic relations and exchanges between the two countries. Known as “Korea Week”, the City of Ottawa has officially declared a time to celebrate the 50th anniversary of relations between our two countries in a sign of friendship. […]
Hand Scribbled Guide to Top 5 Korean Drinking Games Basics: Playing games while drinking is an important and vital ingredient to your success in adapting to Korean culture. Usually, you need four or more people to play these games, and there is a Penalty Drink that is made before the […]
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 […]
There is a special section in Mr Gale’s first impression of Korea; that is, the fear of tigers in Korea. While traveling to Haeju, and as the darkness of the night creep towards him, Gale notices that his companion, Mr. An, is increasingly nervous as they approach a […]
James Scarth Gale may as well be one of the first Canadians to set foot in the Land of the Morning Calm. Born in a small town of Pilkington, Ontario in 1863, Gale studied Foreign Languages in University College, University of Toronto and then Theology in Knox College […]