He recently decided to switch majors, to sociology.
“It helps me understand behavior patterns and decode human nature,” he said.
“I wanted to do one thing in my life for fun.” After graduation, he took a gap year and auditioned for “Superstar K,” the Korean equivalent of “American Idol.” When he initially asked his parents for permission to compete, his father, a civil engineer and a former chief executive at a prominent liquor company, refused to grant it.
“He was worried that music is not a stable career,” Kim said.
had no expectations, but still left disappointed and confused.