On June 4, singer Jeon So Mi's father Matthew Douma appeared as a guest on MBC every1's 'Welcome, First Time in Korea?' along with his second daughter, Evelyn!
During this episode, Matthew Douma surprised his second daughter Evelyn with a trip together to a Buddhist temple stay in Busan. Matthew Douma said, "Raising my first daughter took a lot of energy. Now, I'm a bit older, and I want to do things for my second daughter that I didn't get to do for my first."
When the father and daughter arrived at the Buddhist temple, Matthew Douma also added, "I want the Korean Buddhist temple culture to be better known across the world, like K-Pop. I've been coming here with my kids for about 9 years. So Mi likes to visit here and rest when she has a lot on her mind." Soon after arriving at the temple, the father and daughter separated as Evelyn enjoyed her day playing with friends, receiving martial arts lessons, picking green tea leaves, and more. Matthew helped out with manual labor around the temple, sharing that it was also his own form of spiritual exercise.
Later, Matthew opened up about his two daughters, commenting, "So Mi's career is a field where if she makes even one mistake, everything can dissolve away instantly; which forces me to look after her more attentively. In that way, I wasn't able to provide Evelyn with more attention, and it's my fault. I want Evelyn to become whatever she wants to become in the future, but I want her to grow up strong."
Check out some clips from Matthew Douma and Evelyn's appearance on 'Welcome, First Time in Korea?', below!