Cooking with Gom-Gom: Budae Jjigae Recipe (Korean Army Stew)

Budae Jjigae recipe/부대 찌개

One of my favourite sections of the Korean Cultural Center of Canada’s website is the webtoon Gom-Gom’s Journey to the K-Food. It features delicious food and teaches you some cultural background at the same time. Recently, Gom-Gom taught us a Budae Jjigae recipe and I immediately knew I wanted to try making it. History of …

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An Easy Way to Read Korean Faster

Try this easy way to learn to read Korean faster

So, you’ve learned Hangul, the Korean alphabet! You’re excited and ready to get moving! And then you look at a block of Korean text and realize it’s a bit overwhelming. Well, don’t worry, I’ve got an easy way to read Korean faster that you can start doing right away. There are a lot of great …

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Not Taking the TOPIK Exam – you may not need it!

Not Taking the TOPIK Exam

There are many arguments for not taking the TOPIK exam – and it’s entirely possible that you may not need it. Let’s look at some reasons it could be unnecessary for you. What’s in this post: What is TOPIK? Are you planning to move to South Korea? Are you applying to work for a Korean …

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2022 K-Dramas, Movies, and Other Shows watched this year

K-Dramas, Movies, and Other Shows I watched in 2022

I wanted to keep track of all the different things that I watch this year. I don’t know about you but sometimes people will ask me, “what have you seen lately that was really good?” Even if I KNOW I’ve seen some great stuff, sometimes I will draw a total blank. So I am going …

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Allowing Yourself to be Happy – How I’m Pivoting my Blog

Let go and be happy

Have you ever started a blog and after a few years (or maybe not even that long!) realized that you’re not writing about things that truly fuel your passions? It’s happened to me before and it happened again recently! In fact, the feeling caused me to stop writing here at all – it’s been over …

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Passing the time in Quarantine – Reading, watching, listening

I  never thought I’d need to worry about passing the time in Quarantine, and yet here we are. Hooray? In fact, it’s the weirdest title I’ve ever written. Look: Passing the time in quarantine So weird. Anyway. Over the early days of this wild pandemic I read a lot of posts and articles about how …

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