5:00 PM

Adul… I know you are very angry with me and your father right now, and that is why you’re ignoring our calls, but we are just looking out for your future. We want you to be happy, adul. We want you to find love and settle down and start a family, and have a fulfilling life—these things take time; and I’m sure you will find happiness if you allow yourself the time for it to grow and bloom and turn into something beautiful.

This is probably our fault—myself and your father—for not upholding our marriage, and I am sure it has had a long-term effect on what you think about marriage, but that doesn’t mean your life will go in the same direction. She comes from a wonderful family. We've been friends for some time and we're assured that you two will be great together. Why don't you trust us?

Please return my call.
8:20 AM

Why do you have to be so stubborn? Your mother and I went through a lot of trouble to find matches for you, and all you do is complain and ignore us.

Call your mother back.
10:00 AM

Are you not coming into work today? Make sure you call sajangnim soon!
10:03 AM

Thank you. I will soon.
9:00 AM

9:10 AM

I don’t know what I have to say or do to convey this to you any more than I already have. I. Do. Not. Want. To. Marry. This. Girl. What part of that do you not understand? I’ve told you countless times that I do not want this, that I know it won’t work, that I am not interested in this set up that you and eomma have put together—and all I get in return is “but you’ll be so happy” or “think of the family” or “we’re doing this for you”.

You’re not doing this for me! You’re not at all! You’re doing it for yourselves—for grandchildren or business or whatever other reason there may be—and haven’t once stopped to consider that I don’t want this. I don’t need this. I don’t need you to guilt me and I don’t need your money—all this time you stay out of our business and suddenly here you are, as if you care about anything other than yourself.

9:20 AM

How dare you speak to me like that? You're an ungrateful brat—to myself, to your mother, and to the Min Family! Your mother will be hearing about this.
9:28 AM

Jinhwan! Why did you yell at your father like that? Don't you understand—please do not embarrass us.