In light of some recent events, perhaps “nuclear” and “north” may be a hot keyword in current affairs. However, this article will explore a different “nuclear” regarding the “South”- recent nuclear policy in South Korea. The election of President Moon Jae-in last May has brought numerous changes to […]
Commuting to work with buckets of live octopus and classes of four students? This second edition of Teacher Talk explores the uniqueness of teaching in rural Korea.
Korean-Canadian fusion food! How, you wonder?
By combining delicious Korean bulgogi and beloved Canadian poutine together, that’s how!
Jinju, Gyeongsangnamdo ─ “Write Your Name in Korea” is a global tourism campaign conducted by Korea Tourism Organization (KTO). Names of the first 23,000 participants are engraved on Sang Sang Gil in Changwon, located on the southern coast of Korea. Hope you imagine and explore more about Korea […]
A hanbok is traditional Korean attire that is worn on special occasions. Children will wear a hanbok on their first birthday, and adults will wear it at their wedding, 60th birthday, funerals, festive days, and religious ceremonies. For a woman a hanbok consists of a high-waisted skirt, and […]
Bibimbingsu is a play on the word bibimbap (비빔밥), which is a traditional Korean rice dish which originated from the royal table. Literally translated, it means “mixed rice.” In this case, I guess we can all this “mixed bingsu!”
While alone on Christmas, Park Eun Chan, found himself drinking and lonely. He poured a shot, pretended to toast to an imaginary friend, and it made him feel better. It was like he was actually drinking with a friend, his mood improved, and he said the soju even […]
또옹카페 (also known as Poop Cafe) is located in Seoul, South Korea and the theme of the cafe is poop. Apparently Asians have a different view of poop from Westerners. They see poop as something cute, playful, and funny, and the Poop Cafe can be described the same […]
I don’t remember exactly how I found the Korean group Hyukoh (혁오) on the Internet, but I’m so very glad that I did. So far, I have listened to eight songs from Hyukoh and I like them all very much, so of course I want to share this […]
If you want to get a tattoo in South Korea, you simply can’t go to a tattoo parlour and make an appointment. Getting a tattoo is considered illegal, unless it is done by a medical doctor, nurse or an Asian medicine practitioner. The Korean government and the Ministry of […]
Need a little excitement again?
Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival can usually be relied upon to satisfy film fans with comedies, dramas and thrillers from South Korea. This year, Fantasia is showing 12 Korean features. Two of them, A Hard Day and Socialphobia, will be shown twice, the rest get one screening only. The […]
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), […]
2nd game for the Taeguk Ladies! D-day series is back with South Korea vs Costa Rica!
Korea Republic vs Brazil. Excited?
So who here is excited about the 2015 Women’s World Cup in Canada? I know I am. I already got my ticket for the game and it is going to be one of the highlights of 2015. Hopefully we get to see all of you lovely fans supporting […]
THIS POST CONTAINS SPOILERS Avengers: Age of Ultron is the second installment in the Avengers movie franchise. The second Avengers film Avengers: Age of Ultron has been released in theaters worldwide. The film, once again, stars Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), […]
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. […]
The Future of Football and the players who are being shipped out of Korea for greater achievement!
Aftermath of Asian Cup 2015 for our infamous South Korean players in German Bundesliga