“I’m also human and a regular Korean woman whose emotions and thoughts waver as a result of criticism and words of support,” she said.
“There are times where I look into the mirror and think of myself as a disappointment… But even if such difficult, complex thoughts and emotions get all mixed up until it’s hard to endure it, I still encourage myself on and fight against it. Receiving all of your warm encouragements has brought tears to my eyes without me even realizing it.. I want to sincerely say thank you.”
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