Remembering Kim Kwang Suk
As much as I’d like to share more about Korea, it’s kinda difficult when you’re juggling different roles. A 24-hour day isn’t enough especially when you have to do everything by yourself. I have to be a mother to my son, a wife to my husband, a homemaker and a part-time employee. I could only find time for myself late at night like right now. I don’t have any complaints though. I just wish the day could be longer ;p
I haven’t been watching the news lately but tonight I visited my favorite Korean portal site and found that “Kim Kwang Suk” is the top trending topic.
Kim Kwang Suk was a famous folk singer in Korea. He died 17 years ago but his songs live on. I learned about him from my husband. Whenever we travel, he would put on Kim Kwang Suk’s CD and sing-along to his songs like “Ireona” and “Sarang hetjiman” (Hangeul: 사랑했지만) among others. After the CD is finished, it would be my turn to play Dave Matthews songs. I’ve converted my husband to DMB’s music and he did the same to me with KKS’s music.
Among the Korean singers that I’ve listened to, Kim Kwang Suk is the most unforgettable. He truly sings from the heart. I wonder what kinds of songs he would’ve written if he were still alive.
Here’s the song “Sarang hetjiman”
You can also watch the full concert here:
And now I’m reminded of that time when we were driving along Gapyeong and I couldn’t stop asking questions about Kim Kwang Suk. The “what if” just lingers in my mind…