私はダイヤモンド: I am the diamond
I am the rock
I’m a rock. Go ahead and sear me. I won’t budge an inch because I’m a rock. I’m a solid rock. Go ahead and leave me in the darkness. I’m a rock that shines all alone. I don’t break, ash, nor decay as I go against nature’s way. I survive. I’m the Diamond.
I was inspired by this video, and I deeply felt that no matter how we were born, have been raised or taught, we humans are deeply ingrained to seek love, acceptance, and belonging in our deepest hearts. No matter how much such desire is repressed, at the end of the day, we feel its existence and we cannot help but acknowledge it. This movie also asks us about ”which is the stronger force to sustain an individual and a company: using fear and intimidation or working with love and acceptance?”. I could not stop but watch continuously, and for a few days I watched until 4 am. I told my son and his Costa Rican wife about this movie, and they started watching it and got addicted to it, like I did!
From my belief in Love, Freedom, and Beauty, this movie is ⑤ star.
I was watching this Korean movie called “Itaewon Class” on Netflix, and when I heard this poem at the end of the Episode 12, of the 16-episode video (the original language is Korean and there are English and Spanish subtitles available.) The main characters are Park Saeroyi, the owner of a small pub called DanBam; his school mate woman named Jang Geun-Soo who was an orphan; the 20-year old woman named Yi-seo who becomes the manager of DanBam, its cook named Hyun-yi whose transgener sexuality was exposed, an old lady who is the only person who invests in DanBam when nobody else wants to do it.
When Park Saeroyi was forced by Chairman of Jangga Co., to apologize Jangga’s first son after Saeroyi hit him because he would not stop bullying other students, he said, “I cannot apologize to JG-won, because I am doing what I think is right. That’s what my dad taught me, and I wish to continue living like that”.
Because he did not apologize, he was expelled from school and his father who worked at Jangga Co. ended up losing his job, as he did not want to force his son to bend his belief. He said to his employer, “I am amazed by him. He is doing what he thinks is right, and he is willing to be responsible…. I have nothing more to say to you, sir.” And, thus, he resigned from his job.
This is the beginning of the story, and these 16-episode videos tell us what will happen to all the people who get involved with Saeroyi, how he will live based on his belief and his commitment to destroy his father’s former boss and his business. At the beginning, the movie seemed to be about a life of revenge. However, as I continued watching the series, I came to a realization that while going through a tough time in the prison, and after that, trying to form his own pub with a strange group of employees who have never been encouraged to be somebody in this life, nor had experienced human warmth, they have finally found out who they are meant to be and where they belong.