A Guided English Language Immersion Community
A Guided English Language Immersion Community
Thomas Fortunato
July 12, 2022

Touring the Studio of Paulkyte

After spending time in Africa I entered the field of ESL instruction in the beautiful country of South Korea. In 2006, I volunteered my time on the weekends to teach English at Samdong Boys town orphanage in Seoul. One of the kids I met was a 14-year-old Lee Bong Yeon.(Note: Korean names begin with the family name followed by the 1st and second name.) Bong Yeon was already rather advanced in his English language abilities, one of the reasons he was chosen to go on a trip to Europe while in High School.

Bong Yeon had a passion for singing. Often times I would take him and his friends to see a movie and while waiting for the movie to start I would send the kids to the game room with some coins to play video games. While the other kids played various games, Bong Yeon would go to the karaoke machine and sing. As he grew, he learned to play the keyboards and guitar on his own. His abilities were noticed by a professional voice coach who offered to tutor Bong Yeon for free. Unfortunately, the house mother at The orphanage wouldn't allow it.

This didn't deter Bong Yeon. He continued to practice and learn and after graduating high school he attended a local university in Seoul to study music. He eventually transferred to the prestigious college Dong-Ah Institute of Media & Arts (DIMA) in Ansung, outside of Seoul.

In 2015, Bong Yeon had the chance to be in a Korean music show called KPOP Star, season 4 (see above).

After a stellar performance, Bong Yeon went on to a solo career, performing on stage and in the studio, joining other musicians on occasion, and sharing his gift with the world. Below are a few of his English language songs that you may like. His stage name is PaulKyte and you can find him on Apple Music, SoundCloud, Tidal, Spotify, and Youtube. Follow the links below to 3 English language songs: Roller Coaster, Lost, and Say Something

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What Is The Color Of Love?

Prejudice This world is so unfair It makes me feel really bad treat differently the one who is equal He measures your worth Looking at your skin color And forget that in the veins The blood that flows is the same Red, symbol of struggle, after all. Forget that we are made From the same […]

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December 6, 2022
Inner Beauty

It doesn't matter what I am on the outside It doesn't matter what I wear What matters is what's in the soul What matters is what I am inside Sometimes, on the outside, I have the beauty of a rose. Or the beauty of a monument But hurt, hate and rancor It's all I have […]

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December 6, 2022
Echocardiogram Of Love

Today I heard my heart beat It was a big thrill Such strong beats resembling thunder on the computer screen I saw your serene image Saying with every touch that life is worth small blood vessels pumping hope I look at him from here And I feel like a child tum tum tum accelerated seems […]

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