Steaks & Skates in Winnipeg

While the whole gang was eating at the table in a delicious silence enjoying our steaks, suddenly one of his coworkers Mathieu had the craziest spontaneous idea that came to him. He asked everyone around the table if we had $6 we were willing to spend. Obviously, we had absolutely no idea why he was suddenly asking such a thing, and then that’s when he proudly stated “IT’S HAPPENING, WE’RE GOING SKATING!”

Winning the Cockpit Lottery to Winnipeg

I couldn’t believe that just an hour ago, I thought I was going home for the weekend, but instead at that very moment, I was stargazing with the pilots in the cockpit. It was a truly surreal experience.

SK2017: All good things come in boxes

In honour of its near-anniversary of an entire trip to South Korea that I surprisingly did not write a blog about, I thought it was finally fitting to write about it. Here’s the ugly truth and why I avoided blogging it: It was a two-week trip to South Korea with my travel buddy, Andy, and…

SK: Lost & Found [수랏간]

The best finds are sometimes found when lost.  Lost & Found Just a day after our fun meet with Joe, we knew we had to stock up our fridge at our Airbnb. We couldn’t possibly survive on always eating out, so we figured we’d find the nearest E-mart (equivalent to Walmart). It was a 10-min…

SK: Rounds with friends [봉우화로]

When you go out to eat dinner with people in Korea, there are rounds. Typically, most Koreans go up to Round 3. We unfortunately stopped at 2 – but didn’t regret it at all. I guess it’s pretty unclear as to what “rounds” mean. Is it? Or can you take a guess? Every change of setting…

SK: Our First BBQ [10 Butcher’s]

10 Butcher’s On our third day in Korea, we finally decided that it was time for our first BBQ. Suggested by my friend Andy who had been there already on his previous trip, it was definitely a good place to start out our entire month of meat feast. We were still slightly jet-lagged, so we went…

SK: The Many Faces of BBQ in Korea

From $100 steaks to a simple plate of marinated raw beef – Koreans sure love their meat whichever way it’s made, served, or eaten.  What is Korean BBQ? Next to Bibimbap, Korean BBQ is the most popular Korean meal that many non-Koreans easily fall in love with. I mean, how can you not like beef cooked right in front…

SK: The Flight

Flights are almost the best part of getting somewhere. I say almost because there’s always a chance that you won’t have the best experience – crying baby, inability to sleep properly, etc. As a kid, I didn’t like flying. I’d be afraid that something would happen and most of the time, I’d get airsick. Today, I…

SK: The Journey

How? My friend had been asking me for almost a year whether I wanted to go back to Korea. He wanted to see his friends and I wanted to see family I hadn’t seen in 5 years. We kept putting it off for … well, about a year because we got caught up with life….

South Korea: Nov 20 – Dec 18

In about 30 hours or so, I will be hopping on a plane to take me halfway across the world. This time: South Korea. 18-hour flight. 1 layover. And completely excited for the airplane food – not gonna lie. Ever since I went on my Europe trip last year, I vowed to travel somewhere at least…

[Toronto2]: Back to School & Dinner with Piggy’s

On Day 2, I woke up at 11:30am. I didn’t feel rushed to get out of bed – I was just happy to be away from daily mundane activities and other responsibilities. My only responsibility in the morning was to find a brunch restaurant. So I slowly rolled myself off the bed and sat on the…

[Toronto1]: Bobbie Sue’s Mac + Cheese

Toronto has always been a second home to me. Growing up, with families visiting from South Korea, we’d always bring them on a super touristy trip around Toronto and to visit the Niagara Falls. As the years went by, Toronto became a familiar city and we’d go mainly for food and shopping. Food: Mainly Korean….