Death is never easy to deal with, and Korea has been through some tough times in 2014. It’s Chusok in Korea today, and I don’t like talking about death very much.

The Kpop group Ladies Code was dealt a terrible blow when their car slid into a wall during a terrible rain storm not too long ago. I actually remember that night well, because it was raining hard all day and into the night, and school hadn’t started yet so Richard, Maki and I were just home all day. We woke up to devastating news the following day because the car accident happened on a sort of highway that Richard and I have driven on often.

This video was hard for me to make. I just wanted my message to everyone reading and who have watched the video to be this: Take the time to love the ones around you while they’re still here. Let them know how you feel often. Try to live a happy life, and be as content as you can be with what you have.

I know we’ve all heard something like this before, but you never know what you have until it’s gone.

  • Deidre Crummitt

    The Ladies’ Code tragedy has made me so sad. And like you mentioned, it instantly reminded me of Aaliyah’s death. I’ve been praying so hard for Rise and EunB’s families and for Sojung, Ashley and Zuny.

    This was a really good video; thanks for recording it.

  • Gowri

    Hi Steph! I’ve been watching your videos for quite some time now. And I would really like to thank you for making this video. Like you, I was never a fan of Ladies’ Code, in fact I did not actually know such a group ever existed. However, when I first heard the news of Eun Bi’s death, I was really shocked and devastated. I am 19. And she was just a couple of years older than me. And while I was just coming to terms with her death, Ri Sae passed away. When I found out about Ri Sae’s death, I found myself to be very emotional. I did not know about these girls, but the fact that they will never be able to live their dreams is just tragic. The fact that Eun Bi never got to see her dream of her song making number 1 is just so sad. I did not know how to put my feelings into words, but I feel that you have said what I really wanted to get out. Thank you for that. And, I would also like to commend the Ladies’ Code fans who have been by their group( I have seen pictures of candlelight vigils for these girls from wherever the fans are- I even saw a photo of a fan who lit candles by her phone with Eun Bi’s and Ri Sae’s pictures). Though I have been into the whole K pop thing for a while now, I did not exactly realise how strong a fandom can be.

    Thank you! 😀