Lifestyle & Living

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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All Of Us Are Dead Review (spoiler-free!)

All Of Us Are Dead review

Don’t worry – this All Of Us Are Dead review is spoiler-free! All Of Us Are Dead Review: This is top quality zombie fare! I’ve been consuming more Korean shows and movies than ever these days. Netflix has so many K-dramas and other Korean content available that my biggest problem is finding time to fit …

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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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How to Learn Korean for Free – A Guide

Learn Korean for free

Back when I started learning Korean in June 2021 I remember thinking how grateful I am for the Internet. There’s no way I would have been able to find so many ways to learn Korean for FREE before the Internet made everything so accessible. At best I might have found a book at the library but even …

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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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10 Things I Refuse to Feel Guilty About

I hear the term “guilty pleasure” a lot and I’ve never really understood it very well, even though I do use it myself sometimes. I always wondered, “well why is it a GUILTY pleasure if it makes me happy?” And so I just refuse to feel guilty about things I enjoy. But it isn’t just …

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How I create a summer hygge vibe

summer hygge

Although the term “Hygge” is not a new concept, it became an especially big buzzword in North America over the past few winter seasons. Now, when you hear the expression you probably immediately think of ways to stay warm and cozy during the cold and bleak winter months. However, even though the cold and dark …

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