Second 8.1.1.


August 11th, the day Boohwal’s former vocalist, Kim Jae-Gi passed away 17 years ago.

The song was composed by Kim Tae-Won and released in that very 3rd album, which Kim Jae-Gi took part.

The second 8.1.1. was inserted in Boohwal’s 10th album, released in 2006.

8.1.1. opens with a spelling ㄱ, 이, ㅁ, ㅈ, 애. ㄱ,이.

When I realized it spelled 김재기 (Kim Jae-Gi), that’s how I realized the spellings in the Second 8.1.1. also meant something,

If you’ve got sensitive ears, you can probably can tell which Boohwal member pronounce each alphabet of  ㅊ,어,ㄴ,ㄱ,우,ㄱ – spelling 천국, which means “heaven”.

**ㅊ(ch), 어 (eo), ㄴ(n), ㄱ (g/k), 우 (“oo” as in boots), ㄱ (k) – read 천국 (cheonguk).

Clue: ㄴ was Seo Jae-Hyuck, the first ㄱ was Chae Jemin, and the last ㄱ was Kim Tae-Won.

And as I learned from one of Boohwal and Kim Tae-Won’s best fan (^^), the spellings in the first 8.1.1 was pronounced by no other than Kim Tae-Won’s own wife, Lee Hyun-Joo (이현주).

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