Fateful Love

In this era of (post)modernity and advance technology, it has made it easier for us, humans, to manipulate things around us, including our “fate”. We “create” things in order to sustain our existence. And in my honestly brutal opinion, in this era, it is harder to find anything that is original, authentic, or even sincere. Have you ever wondered how people meet before technology? How two people meet and fall in love before technology? They might be end up falling in love with their friend, a classmate, a schoolmate, senior or junior, a neighbor, an acquaintance of someone they already knew before, or a perfect stranger they accidentally meet at the cinema, on the street, campus event, and many more. It could be the person they have known so well, or someone they got to know as time passes by, without any prior knowledge regarding to common preferences or hobbies. Hence, I dare to say that those people were meeting by chance, like a destined meeting; a serendipity. However, that kind of meeting is getting rare these days, with the online dating apps and all that particularly based on algorithm. Therefore, having a destined kind of meeting is somewhat special and precious, since real is so rare these days.

“Love, the most precious person to me is you, and you are calling for me. Oh, every of my day that I spend together with you, it feels like dreaming, even at this moment.” –John Park, Fateful Love (운명처럼)

This time I present one heartwarming song performed by Korean singer, John Park, titled “Fateful Love (운명처럼)”. It was served as the original soundtrack for jtbc drama series, “The Package”. The pop track was written by Kang Tae Kyu, Hwang Soo Jeong, and Park Song Ah, with composer Gaemi and arranger Lee Geon Yeong. It was released as “The Package OST Part 3” single on October 21st 2017. Lyrically, the song depicts the fateful meeting between two lead characters from the drama series, Yoon So So (portrayed by Lee Yeon Hee) and Kang Ma Ru (portrayed by Jung Yong Hwa), as it serves as the theme song for their romantic story. They meet as a tour guide and a traveler, respectively, in an open-trip traveling package to France from South Korea. Both melodically and lyrically, “Fateful Love (운명처럼)” brings the warm ambience as So So and Ma Ru develop feelings toward one another. Personally, this track is my favorite from the drama series. Moreover, John Park’s soothing voice blends perfectly in it.


"The Package OST Part 3" single cover | source: wiki.d-addicts.com

Have you ever met your fateful one? It’s the one you meet directly at some point in life; the one you knew you’d fall in love with since the first time you saw them from a far, even when you didn’t know them and hadn’t talked to them yet. It’s the one who came into your life like a destiny; the one you got to know by chance and found deeper connection as you got to know them. You know when you know it. It feels like destiny calling. It feels like every choice you’ve made before in your life has led you to this particular moment when you meet that person. It’s like the gravity of the world has brought you closer to this person only. It’s like the universe has conspired. And even though it feels like a dream come true, you know it’s real and true. And it becomes your reality. That kind of meeting is precious. And the next thing you know is that the person becomes your precious. “Love, the most precious person to me is you, and you are calling for me. Oh, every of my day that I spend together with you, it feels like dreaming, even at this moment.”
It feels like a distant melody that has led you to this moment. And the sweet song that has always played inside your mind suddenly becomes real; it embodies in that person. It feels like a miracle that has come upon you. And the loneliness inside your heart suddenly becomes washed away; it means nothing now that the person has appeared in front of you. “Love, such a very sweet melody for me is you, you are my song. Oh, you are my eternal love in times of loneliness, ever since the moment of that day that is like a fate.” It feels like a fate. It’s a fateful meeting; that two people who didn’t know each other are happened to be at a same place in the same time. It’s a destined meeting; that their paths had intertwined so that two people were brought together by the result of their previous choices in life. It feels like a gift; the greatest gift given by the universe. It feels like a miracle; the most precious miracle created by the universe. “In the same time, in the same place, we’re together. It’s the greatest gift that this miraculous fate has ever made.”
It’s the kind of meeting you won’t be able to let go that easily. Since you know it’s miraculous, you know it’s rare. Since you know it’s rare, you know it’s real. Since you know it’s real, you know it’s precious. Hence you are cherishing it. Hence you want to share the joy and happiness from that fateful meeting with the person. And it becomes your reality when the feeling is reciprocal. Indeed, the fateful love is complete when two people feel the same about it. “Fateful love, do you know? Stay for love, like a destiny. I will love you till the end of the time wherever you are. Words that I want to say to you, forever, I love you.” And yes, it’s the kind of meeting you know you will stay forever for the sake of it. And this time when you stay, you know you stay for love. For you know you won’t be able to experience the same exact miraculous thing ever again. And you know, no matter how rough and windy the path of the universe has made for you, it will always end up leading you to that person again. For nothing can beat a fateful love.
For me personally, instead of a meeting that is based on numerical and digital algorithm, I do cherish a fateful meeting the most. You can say that I’m a dreamer, but it does happen in life. You can say that I’m a skeptical towards technology, but it is indeed artificial. Some people might find their soulmates through numbers and algorithm, but as effective as it may seem, it is manipulated. It is human-made. It is solely based on human’s basic needs: mating. Meanwhile, fateful meeting is based on human’s conscience: feeling. It is the force of the nature. It is the universe. And somehow, the fateful meeting leaves a deeper and greater impact towards human’s soul. Technology has made it possible for us to meet many, but when the universe has led us to meet the one, then which one is more significant? For me, the answer is crystal clear. It is always crystal clear. Once we’ve had that one fateful meeting, the many that we’ve had from the technology will be meaningless. For many can come and go so very easily, but that particular one will stay for good.

“In the same time, in the same place, we’re together. It’s the greatest gift that this miraculous fate has ever made.” –John Park, Fateful Love (운명처럼)



Love 내겐 가장 소중한 사람인 그대가  부르네요
(Love naegen gajang sojunghan saramin geudaega nal bureuneyo)
((Love, the most precious person to me is you, and you are calling for me))
Oh 그대 그대와 함께  나의 하루 하루가 꿈을꾸는  같죠  순간에도
(Oh geudae geudaewa hamkke han naui haru haruga kkumeulkkuneun geot gatjyo i sunganedo)
((Oh, every of my day that I spend together with you, it feels like dreaming, even at this moment))

Fateful love 그댄 알고있나요 stay for love 운명처럼
(Fateful love geudaen algoissnayo, stay for love, unmyeongcheoreom)
((Fateful love, do you know? Stay for love, like a destiny))
I will love you till the end of the time wherever you are
그대에게 하고싶은말 영원히 I love you
(Geudaeege hagosipeunmal yeongwonhi, I love you)
((Words that I want to say to you, forever, I love you))

Love 내겐 너무 달콤한 멜로디 그댄 나의노래
(Love naegen neomu dalkomhan mellodi geudaen nauinorae)
((Love, such a very sweet melody for me is you, you are my song))
Oh 그댄 외로운 시간  영원한 사랑이죠 우연같던  날의  순간부터
(Oh geudaen oeroun sigan sok yeongwonhan sarangijyo uyeongatdeon geu narui geu sunganbuteo)
((Oh, you are my eternal love in times of loneliness, ever since the moment of that day that is like a fate))

Fateful love 그댄 알고있나요 stay for love 운명처럼
(Fateful love geudaen algoissnayo, stay for love, unmyeongcheoreom)
((Fateful love, do you know? Stay for love, like a destiny))
I will love you till the end of the time wherever you are
그대에게 하고싶은말 영원히 I love you
(Geudaeege hagosipeunmal yeongwonhi, I love you)
((Words that I want to say to you, forever, I love you))

같은 시간속에 같은 공간속에 우리가 함께라는게
(Gateun sigansoge gateun gonggansoge uriga hamkkeraneunge)
((In the same time, in the same place, we’re together))
기적같은 우연이 만들어준 가장큰 선물인거죠
(Gijeokgateun uyeoni mandeureojun gajangkeun seonmuringeojyo)
((It’s the greatest gift that this miraculous fate has ever made))

Fateful love 그댄 알고있나요 stay for love 운명처럼
(Fateful love geudaen algoissnayo, stay for love, unmyeongcheoreom)
((Fateful love, do you know? Stay for love, like a destiny))
I will love you till the end of the time wherever you are
그대에게 하고싶은말 영원히 I love you
(Geudaeege hagosipeunmal yeongwonhi, I love you)
((Words that I want to say to you, forever, I love you))

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