Poem: creaking under winter’s weight

Happy 2016 everyone! I wrote this poem a while ago but I think that today is a good day to share it with you. I’m missing my boyfriend a lot right now, but I know that we will be together soon again and that thought makes me happy and gives me strength.

I wish you all the best of luck in 2016. I wish you love and friendship, health and happiness. Let’s all work hard, have lots of fun and eat lots of delicious food! Continue reading

Poem – You wrapped your arms around me

I wrote this poem in December 2013. It was my little New Year’s gift for all the people I love. Although it isn’t anything fancy, I love writing poems for other people… By giving it to them, I want to show them how much they mean to me and I want to wish them love and happiness in the coming year ❤

Anyway, here it is… 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!!!