2009.8.18(Korean time), a dazzling star fell.
The former president of South Korea, Dae Jung Kim died. Although he was seventy-four years old, his sudden death
upsets the whole country. He was considered the symbol of democracy in South Korea.
He faced five deaththreats in his life and spent six years in a jail,because of his democratic practices and ideals. He tried out four times to be elected as a president and finally he became the 15th president of South Korea.
The ex president D.J. recieved the Novel peace price in 2000 and he was also chosen as one of the most effective leaders in Asia. Also, he created the Asian Pacific Association and worked as the chief director.
Consequently, he was also admired for his clean politics and the dignified image in front of the other national leaders. His distinct contribution specially remains in our mind because of the contrast with South Korea's current president, Myung Back Lee who has very low popularity levels.
One interesting fact is that on the night prior to the death of ex president Dae Jung Kim, my friends and I saw a shooting star fall from the sky as if anoucing the tragedy that was about to occur.