A little guide to this blog

Hi there! And welcome to “Couple Tee and Tricycle”

Click About to find some more information about me.
In My adventure I will share my personal stories and my adventures in Korea.
In the category Couple Tee you can find all my posts related to lifestyle, random fashion, beauty etc.
Try out category Tricycle to read my recommendations on what to do in Korea specifically.
Check out Korean for everything about the Korean Language.
And lastly, in Uncategorized you can find all the rest. For example: poems, book reviews, everything about music, swimming, etc. 

Lots of Love

Happy 2016! How would you say it?

Happy New Year everyone! In my language (Dutch, aka Nederlands) we would say “Gelukkig Nieuwjaar”. How would you wish someone a happy new year in your language? ^^


Ik wens jullie allen een gelukkig en vreugdevol jaar toe.
I wish you all a happy and joyful year. 

Vol liefde en vriendschap.
Full of love and friendship
Mooie momenten en leuke verrassingen.
Beautiful moments and good surprises. 
Gezondheid voor jezelf en je geliefden.
Health for you and your loved ones.

Lots of Love

New Year’s poem: Creaking under winter’s weight

KBS World Speech Contest 2015 – Top 20


Hey guys!
Just wanted to share my 2nd video for the KBS World Radio speech contest with you. In my first video I talked about why I study Korean. I got selected, together with 19 other amazing people and we got 1 week to write, prepare and film a speech.
The topic we got was “What Korean culture portrayed via Hallyu contents (film, drama, K-pop etc.) do you most want to experience first-hand?

In the speech I talk about the fact that these days I like watching Korean historical drama’s and that I would like to experience things related to these drama’s. I talk about traditional music and dance and about hanbok.

maxresdefaultAs a bonus, I say that I would also love to visit the filming location of “Il Mare” (aka Siworae 시월애) because it is one of my favourite films. And I also give my congratulations to Super Junior for their 10th birthday as a group. Aaand… that’s about it 😀


Although I didn’t get into the top 10, it was an amazing experience! I’m very thankful that I got this opportunity because I learned so much and I had a lot of fun! Thank you KBS World Radio!! Next year I will definitely try again 😀

Lots of Love


Korean: 5 websites that taught me more than 가나다

2015-12-02_15.42.44Hi everybody ❤

Actually I should be reading Richard Sakwa’s book on the crisis of Ukraine and finish my Korean homework now but my concentration is nowhere to be found. I looked under the desk and in my closet but nope… it’s gone. As I’ve been struggling for the past hour with my Korean grammar, I decided to share 5 websites with you that have helped me a lot in the past few years. Continue reading

KBS Radio Speech contest 2015: why I study Korean

Hey everybody!

Just wanted to share with your my entry for the KBS Radio Speech contest of this summer (2015). Officially called “The 2nd KBS WORLD Radio Korean Language Video Contest – Speak Korean, Talk to the World”. The topic of the speech was “the reason I study Korean”.

There are actually quite a few reasons.
First of all, I really like Korean traditional music. While I was in Korea I had the opportunity to take some music classes and I learned how to play Janggu. It’s a beautiful hourglass-shaped two-headed Korean traditional drum and although my little pinky was hurting quite a lot after a few hours, playing the Janggu was awesome. On top of that, I also really love pansori. And oh my, Ahn Suk seon is my hero 😀 She truly is the primadonna of pansori!!  I also enjoy listening to k-pop of course. Besides Super Junior, I’m not really a huge fan of anyone. I just like many many different songs, many different artists and many different styles.

Secondly, as I’m a person who enjoys good cuisine, Korean food really gets me on cloud nine. Although I’m a kimchi and samgyeopsal addict, there is seriously nothing in this world that can make me feel better that my mother-in-law’s bulgogi. I often try to make my own Korean food and luckily I succeed most of the time. Kimchi stew and army stew, Japchae and Pajeon, Dakjjim and kimbab. Only my kimchi went horribly wrong every time ㅠㅠ


The third reason is that I love Korean poetry. I’m especially a big fan of Yun Dong-ju. “Prologue 서시” is one of my favourite poems. I’ll share it with you later ^^

Anyway, the speech contest really was a fun experience and I learned so much! I made the video with the help of my sister and we really enjoyed all the filming.
So if you are studying Korean, you should definitely participate next year as well!!!