Tag: KOREAN CULTURE & LIFESTYLE

The Match That Changed History and Me

On June 17th, 2015, the Republic of Korea women’s national football team made history by earning their spot in the Round of 16 in FIFA Women’s World Cup. This was their second appearance (first one being in 2003) and although they fought valiantly against France today (June 21st), […]

my5 Korean Drinking Games

It’s time for another one of my5 lists. I crafted this compilation using anecdotal evidence so although it may not appeal to some, I am confident it will to most because these are what we have all heard of or/and played before. They are: my5 Korean Drinking Games. […]

Yun-Woo Choi

Dare to Imagine

True creative genius depends on one’s ability to understand the complex potential of simple, basic things and to be able to project these complexities on scales others don’t even dare to imagine. With such abilities, it’s no wonder that Seoul educated and New York resident Yun-Woo Choi caught […]

3 Funny Things about K-Dramas

When I first moved to Canada, I started realizing the fact that many people in Canada love to watch Korean dramas. One of my friends started to watch Korean dramas in grade 10, and now she is obsessed with them. When we are hanging out at the mall, we […]

A Story Within The Story: Told by BC

There was a vibrance in the crowd awaiting the start of the sold-out Korean performance arts event aptly named, “A Story of Friendship”. The show would deliver a spectacular and carefully choreographed showcase of Korean talent in Vancouver’s Chan Centre located at the University of British Columbia (UBC). […]

Crash Course in Korean Food

The running joke about novels is that they sometimes get made into a movie version. This is especially true about lengthy novels (think Lord of the Rings trilogy, War and Peace, the Hobbit) or plays that are written in a form of Old English or English that is […]

Calling all social butterflies…

From the office of the Counselor for Cultural and Public Affairs of the Embassy of South Korea: “In commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of Korea-Canada Diplomatic Relations and the 60th Anniversary of the Korean War Armistice, the Embassy of the Republic of Korea and the City of Ottawa […]

A Welcome Patch

Outside of my English-speaking circle of friends, through a cluster of Indian and Pakistani merchants, over a bridge, and due north, can be found a patch of Korean shops and services known in Metro Vancouver as “Koreatown”. It stretches down both sides of North Road, hemmed in by […]