10 Reasons Why I Love Kim Jonghyun:02. his burning passion for music (begging his mom to let him transfer into a music institute, saving up money to secretly buy music instruments because he was afraid his mom won’t approve of it, dropping out of high school to chase after his dream of becoming a singer, enduring grueling hours of training, and going through numerous slumps and depressions before debut, all this and more he faced at such a young age because of his burning passion to create his own music. Finding something to be so passionate about is difficult. But it’s more difficult to turn that passion into a big dream and that dream into a reality. So every time a song he wrote comes out, my heart would swell with pride and my eyes would brim with tears because I know how much he sacrificed for this. And the words he said when he was 18 would echo loudly in my ears every time he sheds a tear for each award SHINee wins, "I want to be a true musician. A true artist who produces and writes his own music. That’s my dream." His passion for music is inspiring and he isn’t just any idol who’s given tunes to belt out. No, he’s definitely more than that, because for me Kim Jonghyun is a true musician with a burning passion to prove his worth in the music scene.) happy birthday!