Triplets Develop Their Talents

The song on the air is a mixed trio “The Happiest Day” sung by triplets. The song was put on the stage of the schoolchildren´s New Year performance given at the Mangyongdae Schoolchildren´s Palace in the capital city Pyongyang on the occasion of the New Year Juche 103 or 2014. The triplets vividly represented the pleasure of the schoolchildren on the New Year´s Day through their cute performance.

The singers are Rim So Baek, Rim Paek Du and Rim Su Byol studying at the Kumsong School. Their father is an officer and mother, a cobbler. In the Democratic People´s Republic of Korea, the birth of triplets and quadruplets is regarded as a sign of the country´s prosperity and a happy event of the country.

Upon their birth, they and their parents are presented with silver knives or gold rings. They are also provided with various kinds of tonics, daily necessities and nice houses. These triplets grew up under the care of doctor and nurses in charge for 4 years from their birth, at a baby home at state expense under the nursing system of the state. Now they are 9 years old.

After school, they go to the vocal circle of the Mangyongdae Schoolchildren´s Palace, an extracurricular educational centre for schoolchildren in Pyongyang, and practice singing. The triplets started to learn singing in their kindergarten days. They were sensitive to music and accurate in hearing. The kindergarten taught them singing. They showed unusual musical ability and greatly contributed to enabling their kindergarten to win at a national art festival. After leaving the kindergarten, they fully develop their talents at the Mangyongdae Schoolchildren´s Palace. Very often they sing at the performances in the palace, fully showing their talents. They are alike in appearance, but show different characters at home. The eldest Rim So Baek not only likes Taekwon-Do, but also is fond of making animals with paper. The second Rim Paek Du likes drawing and Rim Su Byol likes reading. But during the performances they sing in the same voice and enjoy compliments of the audience as cute triplets.

Their mother Choe Kum Son has this to say:

“From olden times it was said that painstaking efforts are necessary to bring up a child, but I have done nothing special for them. Since they were born the state has taken care of them and now provides subsidy necessary for their upbringing. I am really grateful to our socialist system.”

Today, too, the triplets Rim So Baek, Rim Paek Du and Rim Su Byol are growing up in health under the special treatment and meticulous care of the state and singing of their hope.