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QnA on Milestone of 10,000 subs

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    Hello, everyone!
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    I'm a composer, Ha Eun Jee.
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    So good to see you!
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    [Ha Eun Jee, composer
    Q&A :)]
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    My channel finally reached
    10,000 subscribers.
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    (Clap)
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    It's been 8? or 9 years,
    since I debuted in 2013.
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    It's been a while.
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    I started composing full time
    when I was 17.
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    So it's been almost over 10 years.
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    But I've never made videos like this,
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    so I'm here to say hello to you
    celebrating a milestone of 10,000 subs.
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    Actually I'm feeling awkward right now.
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    I don't know what to say
    or if I'm doing it right.
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    [Back to the story]
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    Thankfully, many asked me questions.
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    I chose some of them
    and decided to make a short video.
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    [What is your special tip on composing?]
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    In fact, I didn't take formal lessons
    nor go to music school
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    following any formal curriculum.
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    I started composing for fun at first
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    I just loved music
    and it made me so happy.
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    That's how I started making music.
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    I don't think I have a special tip on it,
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    but I do have something
    that I think matters most.
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    First, listen to music as much as you can.
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    Whenever I get this question,
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    I always say, "Listen and
    appreciate music all the time."
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    In my case, I listen
    to my favorite composers' music
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    along with that of diverse musicans
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    without discrimnating specific genres.
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    I try to listen to all kinds of music.
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    In turn, those experiences
    resonate through my music
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    as much as I listened.
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    So I can give you this tip.
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    Try to listen to all kinds of music
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    as much as you possibly can.
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    That's the important tip
    I personally recommend.
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    [Who's your favorite composer?]
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    I love many different kinds of music.
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    Of all the musicians,
    I love two composers most.
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    One is Enrio Moricone
    who passed away recently.
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    The other is a Japanese composer,
    Ryuichi Sakamoto.
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    Many pieces of my music
    were influenced by their musicality.
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    While I was studying music hard,
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    I listened, analyzed,
    and imitated their music deliberately.
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    I studied on my own just like that.
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    The two composers have influenced
    and inspired me greatly in a good way.
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    So I love them so much.
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    [What is your favorite piece of music?]
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    There are so many pieces of music I like.
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    I can't pick
    just one favorite music of mine.
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    If I had to pick one,
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    it'd be Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence
    by Ryuichi Sakamoto.
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    When I was a 3rd or 4th grader...
    I still remember when it happened.
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    While I was taking a piano lesson,
    I happened to encounter his music,
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    and I got shocked to hear it.
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    I was so surprised to know that
    such a beautiful melody ever existed.
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    To this day I'm still enjoying it.
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    This music makes me feel like
    I'm in a movie every winter.
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    Am I the only one to feel that way?
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    Hope I'm not alone.
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    Every time I listen to it,
    it feels so new and evokes novel emotions.
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    That's why this music means a lot to me.
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    So I chose this music as my favorite one.
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    [Is it true that you don't know
    how to read notes or chords?]
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    To get the bottom line,
    I can read notes of course.
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    This is a bit of misinformation.
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    I didn't know how to write notes
    a few years ago.
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    So I knew how to read notes,
    I just didn't know about writing them.
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    Remember it's in the past.
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    Because I started
    learning music by myself,
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    I got used to writing music in Korean.
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    Now I'm able to write a music sheet
    with help of a scoring program.
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    Regarding chords, believe it or not,
    I know nothing about them.
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    I just know the very basics.
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    C major means do, mi and so.
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    D major means re, fa and la.
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    It is not that I didn't try
    to learn on purpose.
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    As I first experienced music
    by listening,
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    I believe it seems natural
    that music flows out of me.
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    I once actually bought popular books
    about musical harmonics,
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    and some of my friends
    lent me books about it.
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    I just closed them away
    right after a few pages.
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    (Laughter)
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    It was so hard, to be honest.
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    I think it is much better
    to express my own music comfortably.
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    [What inspires you to compose?]
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    When it comes to inspiration,
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    it doesn't mean that a string of melodies
    comes to my mind all of a sudden
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    while walking on the street.
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    Some of genius people
    might compose like that.
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    I believe inspiration is to express
    what I want to show from deep in my heart.
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    So it is not something grand to me.
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    Everything in my daily lives matters.
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    [When will you have a concert?]
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    I do want to have a concert.
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    You know we didn't have
    one last year either.
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    Usually I used to perform once a year,
    a regular concert.
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    I called each concert, the first star,
    second star, third star and the like.
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    But now the stars just stopped
    due to the Covid-19.
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    The next star is waiting to rise...
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    Actually I was planning
    to have a concert this fall,
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    yet the situation hasn't been better.
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    I needed to reconsider the schedule.
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    For now I don't have a fixed schedule.
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    I really want to see you at the concert.
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    I hope we can meet some time soon.
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    Thank you for asking!
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    [What was your childhood like?]
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    I was very outgoing and a bit like a boy.
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    I preferred playing outside
    to staying indoors.
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    I literally climbed and roamed hills
    catching dragonflies.
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    I gathered kids to hangout together.
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    At that time, a type of kickboard
    was very popular, called Sing Sing Board?
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    You know, a board with two handlebars.
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    I roamed all corners of the town with it.
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    I liked roller-staking so much,
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    and going to the ice rink with friends.
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    I liked outdoor activities
    and I never stayed still.
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    I think I was in trouble very often.
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    Not so serious but kiddish trouble.
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    I loved music when I was very young.
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    Just like I do today.
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    My father loves listening to music,
    though he is not a musician.
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    That's how I could experience
    a lot of music.
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    My father used to collect DVDs or CDs,
    which is not often used today
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    Classical music, Jazz, traditional
    Korean music, Pop opera, and so on.
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    So diverse melodies
    always filled the house.
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    As I was exposed
    to the musical environment,
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    I could feel it through my body
    naturally rather than through theory.
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    After school I caught dragonflies
    playing passionately,
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    and then I listened to the whole songs
    from Sound of Music alone
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    when coming back home.
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    I really liked Pop opera singers,
    Charlotte Church and Josh Grovan.
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    I loved these two singers.
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    When I was a kid,
    I wanted to get their music CDs so badly.
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    I remember getting them
    at the music store.
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    I saved my pocket money to buy the CDs.
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    I think my passion for music
    began as a child.
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    Music was just like a friend
    or air to breathe to me.
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    [How can I learn
    to play the piano by myself?]
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    In fact, I'm a composer, not a pianist.
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    So I personally think I'm not
    in a position to give you any advice
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    on how to play the piano
    or basic knowledge about it.
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    Piano is my best friend
    that I am always by its side.
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    Yet I find it so hard,
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    I often used to consider deeply
    about my own compositions for the concert,
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    thinking why I wrote it this way.
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    I have rather small hands.
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    They just appear longer on screen.
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    Some left comments saying,
    "You have long fingers."
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    I wish I had bigger hands.
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    [Back to the story]
    So how to learn piano on your own....
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    Unless you want to become
    a world-class piano player,
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    and if you want to love
    and enjoy music for life,
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    it'd be a good start to practice music
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    of your favorite musicians
    as much as you can.
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    It may sound so simple.
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    If we start music with comfort,
    we'll become better at playing.
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    Our ability will grow
    as we practice along the way.
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    In particular, it applies to music.
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    Listening and practicing much is
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    I think about how we become
    good at playing the piano.
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    [Have you got pieces of music
    that had been unfinished or discarded?]
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    I've got many pieces I stopped writing
    in midway on my laptop.
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    Very often I would complete
    a piece in just 10 minutes.
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    Other times I would keep pondering
    over just one bar of music for months.
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    I have many more pieces of music
    that I think are not yet complete.
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    [Which one of your music
    do you love most?]
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    It's Run in the Wilderness.
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    However, I've often said
    that I hate to play it.
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    It's so hard to play
    because of too many leaps.
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    I'm the one who wrote it that way,
    so I can't help it....
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    Run in the Wilderness
    was the first official music
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    after I decided to become a composer.
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    To my surprise,
    many people like this one so much.
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    It's so special to me
    because you love it.
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    [What makes you drop out
    of high school voluntarily?]
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    Those who have known me so long
    would be well aware of it.
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    I dropped out of school voluntarily
    when I was in 10th grade.
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    I'm being careful
    talking about this topic.
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    The educational system seems
    to be tuned into only the SAT.
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    Although I was young,
    I got tired of that system.
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    So I decided to focus my time and energy
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    on what I love
    and can do well to be happy.
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    In fact, a high school drop-out
    didn't seem to be acceptable in Korea.
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    Now things have changed a lot
    that we cheer those who go their own way.
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    But just 10 years ago,
    even though it wasn't so log ago.
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    The decision to drop out did affect
    many things personally and socially.
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    People used to put a social stigma
    on the drop-outs.
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    Many actually doubted
    whether my decision was right.
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    Through those times,
    I rather grew firm in the choice I made.
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    I wanted to make it.
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    I was determined to make it.
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    There are many other ways.
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    And I believe that
    every one of us has our own way.
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    It's not fair to say
    that there's only one right way.
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    When people blame those who
    are out of the so-called right way,
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    labelling them
    the maladjusted or losers,
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    I felt a bit bad and sad.
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    That's when I became
    more determined to make it.
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    I wasn't sure of how far
    I could reach out
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    or how much I could achieve.
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    Yet it was my life
    and I chose to live my way.
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    I wanted to prove that there could
    be another way and life.
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    It was never an easy decision at all.
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    There were many obstacles,
    if not too serious.
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    At that time, I wrote a 10-page report
    for my parents
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    about the future plan,
    what I'd learned at school,
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    what I wanted to do out of school,
    how I hoped my life would be,
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    and including my dreams.
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    I showed them to my parents.
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    They felt reassured
    to know my plans saying,
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    "We believe you would
    be alright with these plans.
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    Do everything freely as you hope to."
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    I was 17 when I stopped going to school.
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    Since then I could
    focus on composing full time.
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    I have been running
    my own marathon until now.
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    I do believe that there are
    many things we can learn
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    from the textbooks and public education.
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    And that's also important I think.
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    We should cherish everything we have.
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    Still, I studied so hard
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    focusing on myself with my own standard.
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    I kept thinking about
    what my life should be like,
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    my life's color, scent and more,
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    which led to the decision to drop out.
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    That big turning point sort of
    made me what I am now,
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    which in turn influenced
    my mind toward music
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    broadened my view
    on the world and people I guess.
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    [Are you going to continue
    writing books along with music?]
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    Yes.
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    One of my dreams after I turned 17
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    is to publish a book with my name on it.
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    I planned to write three books in my 20's.
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    It's an ongoing project.
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    I've published two novels so far.
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    While writing music,
    stories hit upon me based on the music.
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    It's also wonderful
    to come up with music
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    that fits in the scenes I imagine.
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    Music and writing seem
    to go hand in hand organically.
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    They are precious tools
    to express what's in my mind.
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    I've been writing a diary for long.
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    I think I'll keep writing
    alongside the music.
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    One of my goals is
    to become a music director
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    of movies or animated movies
    adapted from my own books.
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    This is my dream in the faraway future.
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    [What does your motto,
    'Good Impact', mean?]
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    The concept of giving impact
    on someone wouldn't be too big.
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    Like saying hello or thank you
    with a bright smile to bus drivers,
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    if that makes them happy
    and their life beautiful
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    then it could be called Good Impact.
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    I believe each one of us
    has certain impact wherever we are.
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    It depends on how we use it in our lives.
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    In that respect, I earnestly
    hope my music to flow
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    with good impact wherever
    or whenever it spreads.
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    The reason I want to do better
    and reach in higher position in the future
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    is that I can reach out
    to much more people
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    sharing good impact.
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    So I'm trying hard in taking
    care of my mind and writing music.
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    Even if I'm not perfect,
    I'm trying to be honest.
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    Even if I sometimes lose,
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    I'm desperately trying
    to be in good spirit.
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    Because I put my heart into the music
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    it is inevitable to reveal
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    what I normally think
    or how I live my life.
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    Music is like meeting
    soul to soul I believe.
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    It is magical that the whole-hearted music
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    can tap into someone's heart.
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    Although there are many things
    that are noble and precious,
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    I personally think art is so beautiful.
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    And I feel responsibility as such.
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    Am I being too serious all of a sudden?
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    Anyways, I want to keep this mindset.
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    In so doing,
    I've forced myself live that way.
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    I'd like to let you know today
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    that I've been writing music
    with this attitude all the time.
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    I know you're cheering me on.
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    I really appreciate it.
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    That's what I wanted to tell you.
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    It's been my Q&A time.
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    It was so meaningful to me.
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    It's been possible all because of you.
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    Thank you so much for loving my music
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    and for supporting me
    many ways wherever you are.
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    That's why I can continue
    my journey of music.
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    I hope my music helps
    you have dreams and courage.
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    Thank you so much.
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    Hope you are happy all the time.
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    I'm here to support you as well.
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    Thank you!
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    [It's going to be alright.
    Wipe away your tears.
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    The cold will heal and a butterfly
    is flying on your bruised heart.
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    Now we're stumbling,
    but someday we'll blossom dazzlingly
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    stepping over today's hardship.]
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