Tuesday, April 20, 2010


I'm not a real Korean but I still cried like a baby when I watched the New York Philharmonic play "Arirang" in Pyongyang. And then again watching all the other "Arirang" videos on Youtube. And then even more when I played it myself on the violin, recorded myself playing it, and listened to it.

I hate when people talk about North Korea and South Korea like they are separate species of humans. Korea was torn in half less than 60 years ago. People have family on either side of the border. They have the same national anthem, and both celebrate "Arirang" as the ultimate song of national pride that swells deep in the chests of every citizen.

Here's to hoping for a reunified Korea someday. I think it will happen.


1 comment:

  1. I might not be korean, but even i still hope that it happens.

    - Danoz


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