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Younha regrets dropping out of high school to debut as a singer

By alim17   Tuesday, February 4, 2014   21,292   518   51



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Younha appeared on the February 4 installment of KBS 2TV's '1 Vs. 100' where she revealed her reasons for dropping out of high school.

She said, "I did not want to lose the chance to debut as a singer so I dropped out of high school."  MC Han Suk Joon said, "You dropped out of high school and promoted as a singer in Japan.  How were you able to make such a daring decision at such a young age?"

Younha said, "At the time, a Korean drama was produced based on a Japanese one.  I took part in the project to create an OST in Korean.  I thought I might not be able to become a singer without this chance I had.  I regret it."

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She also talked about her experiences in Japan, saying, "When I was promoting in Japan, I had no notion of money.  My mother gave me an allowance of 5,000 yen (~ $50 USD) and I would squander 3,000 yen (~ $30 USD) at a rotating sushi bar."

What do you think, did Younha make the right decision in dropping out to become a singer?

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kangsejong Thursday, February 6, 2014

my poor kid you are completely insane, I asked you why the girls of GG are not so wealthy, you are talking to me about Suzy, there is a big difference between suzy and this sex addicted Hara, but I think there is something wrong in your brain, why you don't check yourself to a doctor, believe me you will not regret it!

taecsmybaby Wednesday, February 5, 2014

It was a brave decision. ;

k0r0k Wednesday, February 5, 2014

whats up with people complaining about how silly of her to throw away her education when she was only postponing her high school education. i think what she really regrets ; is about not having memories of high school life like other people. ; what's important she continue with her education and graduated from Hankuk University of Foreign Studies majoring in Japanese studies.

star123987 Tuesday, February 4, 2014

it's a huge risk, but sometimes you have to take that risk, yaknow?

but not that many people are courageous to do so... i really admire younha. ;

school... you can go back to it any time you want.

i kind of admire younha actually. i wish i had enough courage to just drop everything and run... tired of where i am right now...

macbo1 Tuesday, February 4, 2014

That's the most stupid decision that she could ever make. Good luck and have a horrible career ;

daifelwang Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Younha actually has already returned to school and graduated! She received her GED in 2007 and attended the Korean Foreign Language University, majoring in Japanese.

bebemui Tuesday, February 4, 2014

but she ended up getting her GED anyways right because she went on to studying japanese at a college or uni..

dawonlee Tuesday, February 4, 2014

My father always say, "Whatever you do, don't let go of your education. It's the only weapon you have and nobody can take it (knowledge) away from you." I just want to tell those who have plans to audition for agencies in the future, don't quit school just to chase your dream. If you want to make lots of money, school is where to invest in. If you want to meet celebrities, make a lot of money then you'll have connections. So overall, continue studying hard.

stravdius Tuesday, February 4, 2014

does your father rich?

dawonlee Tuesday, February 4, 2014

@stravdius *Is your father rich? Let me answer you that with a question: Why does it matter?

xkpopaddict Tuesday, February 4, 2014

That is true. Although it is best to go to school, you don't need to in order to earn a lot of money. It just depends. There are a lot of people who make a lot of money and they dropped out or didn't attend college.

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dawonlee Tuesday, February 4, 2014

@stravdius My father's family was very poor and he said he cried when he saw other kids eating because he has a lot of siblings and there's not enough food. My grandma picked up food that other people thrown out. Even though the situation back then was difficult, my dad was the only one in the entire family to finish school and graduate from college. Education got him out of poverty. That's why I'm here typing to you with an iPad and not scraping food from the sewage under a bridge.

milktea_ Tuesday, February 4, 2014

I think it's not wise to drop out of high school, but post-secondary is definitely optional. Yes, it is better to have a degree but chase after your dream is equally important too. Especially somethings are meant to do when you are young, you can always go back to school, but opportunity is hard to come by.

2008kpop Wednesday, February 5, 2014

For a lot of people out there, money isn't their first priority, the fame or/and the music is...

stravdius Monday, February 10, 2014

@dawonlee well my dad not finished high-school because he is his family first son, so he want to start working to help his family, and now all his other sibling have college decree.... but all of them is as rich as him, his restaurant business is blooming anda have many chain-restaurant on our disposal, by know our accountant said that our family is financially free... imagine what happened if he insisted to finished high-school... he might became a regular employee and all of his brothers might be not getting their colleges decree

stravdius Monday, February 10, 2014

@stravdius edit not as rich as my dad

dawonlee Monday, February 10, 2014

@stravdius I don't quite understand what you're saying but it depends on the person... and a stroke of luck.

stravdius Monday, February 10, 2014

@dawonlee my point are not the degree that matter in this life but to try on became smart and take on every chance you got and make it work, if you got a good chance to became successful but your school life hinder it, then my opinion is to dump it, and focus on the chance, becoming smart not necessary mean on finishing education course, you can just learn from other things like from book, your boss, and other things. you see, if my father finished his high school our family business might not became as big as now. because it will have more competitions. just like what bill gates did, if he waits to graduate from college, some other company might already exist and Microsoft might not be as big as right now. Is not education that make someone to became successful, is taking chances and making it work

anastasia_ss Monday, February 10, 2014

@dawonlee since when does, buying his children an i-pad counts as successful? my uncle is just a security guard but yet he also can buy his daughters an i-pad and he not even graduated from junior high

duncanx12 Monday, February 10, 2014

@dawonlee i don't think ordinary guy like your dad, is a good example. like it or not money is power, with money you get lots of option. If you suddenly became gravely ill and needs 10 million dollars for surgery, can you dad afford it? cause I've seen lots of people who doesn't graduated from college able to afford it. if he can't then he is not successful thus his advice is worthless

donatella Monday, February 10, 2014

so does your father have a lot of money and connection to meet celebrities ?

dawonlee Monday, February 10, 2014

@anastasia-ss I don't want to brag about myself so I stayed humble, having an iPad is already better than most people out there. What would become of me if I go on here and tell you about how rich I am? I won't do that.

dawonlee Monday, February 10, 2014

@donatella If I say yes, would you believe me? I don't think this is the best place to prove my wealthiness to the world. Instead of nitpicking the small points, try and look at what my main point was: Education = Money.

dawonlee Monday, February 10, 2014

@duncanx12 I am going to sit down and think about the first half of what you said, but I really don't like the way you're saying my father's advice is worthless. I'm getting offended.

anastasia_ss Monday, February 10, 2014

@dawonlee what does your father do? was he a businessman, a surgeon, a director or just a regular employee? I am curious to know, how successful he are, cause my parents bought me a car (a mini cooper if you want to ask) for my birthday, and i don't even think he's considered as successful just a regular person the reason i think like that i have lot friends who is a lot more richer than me :D

dawonlee Monday, February 10, 2014

@anastasia-ss I'll just inbox you :3

dawonlee Monday, February 10, 2014

@duncanx12 I'm done thinking, it's not that my father's asvice is worthless. It's because you and him have different opinions. My father says education will make me successful. You say he's not rich enough and there are people who come from lower background and still managed to become rich. That's two different opinions え

motoko_kusanagi Tuesday, February 4, 2014

While singing is her career, she may have other things she want to pursue, or there may come a day when no one is seeking her out to record songs, or people aren't buying her albums. An education is very important because with one you have options. So that is why I think she regrets it, she only knows singing. ;

damyoungji Tuesday, February 4, 2014

I am sure she regrets it, but at the same time, glad that she made that choice. With her voice, I am sure she would have made it even if she delayed the process of pursuing her dreams, but at the same time, who knows what could have happened. She could have had an easier or tougher time, so in the end, it all comes down to luck. What matters now is that she has and still is achieving her dreams.

lidia_cardenas Tuesday, February 4, 2014

but why now she gets much more money and is a successful singer ;

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