Canada Day! (aka Moving Day in Quebec)

Happy Canada Day, you hosers! 149 years ago, this vast nation of beavers, maple trees, and tundra officially became Canada. For most, this means fireworks, barbecues, and red and white festivities. For Quebec, however, Canada Day is just Moving Day. Given that Quebecers celebrate their own “Fête Nationale” just one week before July 1st, it makes … More Canada Day! (aka Moving Day in Quebec)

Brexit

Originally I’d planned for today’s post to be a joyful cultural exploration of one of my favourite Quebec holidays taking place every June 24th – St Jean Baptiste – but certain international circumstances rather take precedence. Brexit. The first time I heard the term used to start describing the referendum was only a week or … More Brexit

Trampolines: Free Trial Fitness Class at Montreal’s House of Bounce

Not too long ago, a friend of mine suggested I come with her to try out a trampoline fitness class at House of Bounce in Montreal. A fitness class on a trampoline? I thought. Hellz to the yes.  I ended up going today after work, my exercise gear all packed and ready in my bag. … More Trampolines: Free Trial Fitness Class at Montreal’s House of Bounce

A Sexy New Look

As you’ve probably noticed, the blog has undergone some changes in the last 24 hours! It’s still a work in progress as I’m absolutely horrible at any kind of template customization, but I’ve got it to the point of readable which I’m going to just go ahead and pat myself on the back for. Actually, … More A Sexy New Look

The Hand-Job Soap

If you’re lucky enough to come across a public bathroom in Korea that has soap at all, it’s likely going to come in an unexpected form. Not in a squirty spout, not in a dispenser, not in a nifty foam, but a bar of blue soap impaled on a stick. Now the squeamish germaphobe in … More The Hand-Job Soap

A Lack of Pride: Korea’s Struggle With Sexual Equality

Okay folks, this here’s a topic I find myself having difficulty keeping objective about. I come from Montreal, a city that celebrates every form of (consensual) sexuality out there and does so with pride. Our Pride Parade is majestic and even something that my sister has participated in which marching with her Rocky Horror Picture … More A Lack of Pride: Korea’s Struggle With Sexual Equality

Office Heat Waves

Korea: I need you to understand something. If my office is more than 30 degrees celsius, I’m not going to be able to do any work. My brain is cooking. Especially because I’m dressed according to your medieval conservatism standards. No, no – don’t get me wrong. I do appreciate the fact that we’ve been … More Office Heat Waves