Hello everyone ~~~~!
I was running out of materials to write on my blog so my friend volunteered to write something for my blog.
Young is a very dear friend of mine and it was so nice of him to write something about me. It’s a little introduction about me and instead of writing it myself, my friend was glad to do write it himself.
I think anyone would consider themselves lucky if they had a friend who was inspiring, passionate, and encouraging as well as a good example for life. I have a friend like that—Minnie Lee, the host of this blog—and I feel so privileged to introduce my friend to you.
I hope my post about her will help you have a better understanding of her and become a fan of her blog.
I met her as my English tutor, and as we became close friends, we had a chance to share a lot with each other. She is a very passionate student who is majoring in theatre in college and wants to become an opera singer or actress as her career.
I still clearly remember when we first went to karaoke together. I was amazed by how good of a singer she was, and I thought about how talented a person she was. What surprised me even more was that she was very humble and did not think she was talented at all. She even actually said that she doesn’t think there is such thing as “talent”; she believes that if anyone strongly, sincerely, and eagerly wants something badly and does their best to get it, they will eventually get better and achieve their goal, regardless of the talents they were born with.
I was very against her idea at that time, and we periodically had debates about talent. I was a heavy believer in talent; especially in music, people must be born with talent to succeed.
She said she wasn’t born with musical talent but that she has worked hard to get to where she is and is willing to never stop trying to get better. She said she doesn’t believe in “talents”—she witnessed how she herself was lacking talent in the past but overcame this lack by working hard to become a better singer.
She has proven to me that she was right by showing me how much of a better singer she has become over the past two years. I have witnessed her closely, and she has become a better singer every time I have listened to her sing.
One time, she took me to her singing lesson, and I was able to see her passionately learning to sing. Of course, not every moment will be good for her as she tries to become a better singer. There have been ups and downs in her trying and working so hard to get better, but one thing I can tell you for sure is that she will never stop trying to become better than before.
There is another aspect of her that I respect so much, which is that she didn’t take an easy path to becoming a singer. There are a lot of Korean versions of American Idol-like TV shows in South Korea, the country where she is from. She has had enough opportunities to become a singer in South Korea, but she clearly knew that becoming a singer through a big entertainment company wasn’t her ideal way of achieving her goal. Because she is into opera so much, she has decided to challenge herself to come to America to become an opera singer or actress. She knew that this would be a hard path, but because she has the will, she believes that there will be a way.
To me, she is a friend who is so inspiring and encouraging to others. She showed me how we can overcome a lack of talent if we keep trying hard and never give up. She also showed me how there will be a way if there is a will by how she challenged herself to achieve what she truly wants.
I want to celebrate her blog about introducing opera shows and express my excitement through this post about closely witnessing my friend’s journey to become an opera singer. Even though this blog is starting off very small, I hope it will become part of her journey for her to achieve her goal.
Thank you Young ! You’re such a nice friend !!