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[2017.06.11] 너는 나의 후회없는 청춘이다 You Are My Regretless Youth (Hong Kong)The Taeyeon PERSONA Asia Tour Experience (with Pictures)


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Posted 14 June 2017 - 06:52 AM

June 11, 2017. AsiaWorld-Expo Hall 10, Hong Kong.

It has been two years since Phantasia in Seoul. And since that time it has honestly been a rollercoaster ride for me in real life that I ended up badly needing another chance to get away from it all, and to be with the one thing that makes me happy in so many different ways.

Taeyeon’s 1st Asia Tour. PERSONA in Hong Kong.

It was a little bit special in the sense that I wasn’t able to get tickets the first two rounds of it. And then one day I got mentioned on Twitter that there were additional seats made available. I immediately grabbed the chance, and well, third time was indeed the charm. Next thing I knew, I was furiously planning my trip to a place where, like Bangkok and Seoul, I’ve never been to before. It’s funny how it only takes a Girls’ Generation event to make me travel to new places. I know. It’s insane. It’s crazy. But I still did.

I knew that this was going to be so different from the previous Girls’ Generation concerts that I’ve been to because this was Taeyeon’s own solo concert. She was a singer first and foremost, and the songs that she has released through the two years that she had solo promotions were different from Girls’ Generation in so many different ways. But still, as leader of my beloved girl group, there were still similar vibes and feelings that made this just as special.

Fastforward to the day itself. I arrived at AsiaWorld-Expo not really knowing what to expect. I was initially walking around and seeing mostly people young enough to be my students. I felt really old to be there that for a moment or two I asked myself what was I doing there. But shaking it off, I thought that I needed to be there. I needed to show Taeyeon, at least, that even after so long, she still has my love and support.

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That's how close I was seated. Unfortunately, because of my height, that really didn't help much later on when the concert began.

When they started letting us in, I had to pinch myself several times, just to make sure I wasn’t dreaming. Yes. I was finally inside, and all the feelings that I always had whenever I’m in a Girls’ Generation concert started swelling up inside once again. Yes. This was it. PERSONA was upon all of us.

The lights dimmed, and the famous and fabled Pink Ocean for the umpteenth time flooded the concert hall, echoed by the screams and cheers of thousands of SONEs eager to meet Taeyeon and show all the love that she deserves. And after the opening vignette, she burst into the scene, powerfully starting off with the very short version “U R” that immediately brought tears to my eyes. Not only did her immediate presence shook me to the core, but the song itself is actually one of my favorites. I was screaming my lungs out and singing my throat out, as if I was singing the lyrics back to her.

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Well, because she was as she sang it. And until now, as I write this account, I’m still bursting into tears recalling even just that opening moment. The stage where she stood made her look all the more majestic, like the queen that she deserves to be.

She then proceeded to “Feel So Fine”. All of us were singing and fanchanting with her with all the strength and energy that we could muster, and it made for such a very magical start. And as Taeyeon was climbing down the stage, it really dawned on me that she was really there. I could see already how happy she was, feeding off all that energy and electricity that she was seeing and feeling from all of us. And that made me very happy as well, seeing her happy.

And that cycle of love and support only continued with “I” as she started walking to the extended stage. I personally love “I”. And I was actually singing to it for the most part in my days in Hong Kong leading up to this night, building up the excitement and the hype. And she became much more majestic when she was being raised up the platform on the extended stage during “Make Me Love You”. And of course, we were all fanchanting back, asking Taeyeon to make us kiss her, touch her, want her, love her.

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The next thing I knew, my throat was already hurting like hell. And we were just getting started.

Fortunately, after that, Taeyeon took some time to talk to us. But that didn’t stop us from cheering her on. It was actually funny to cheer on her on even as simple as her picking up a water bottle and taking a couple of sips. But this was her moment to be all funny and dorky once more, despite how glamorous she looked in that hot white dress with black trimmings. And she couldn’t stop laughing as well whenever a fan or two managed to scream something audible to her. And we loved her for it. What was really contrasting about her at that moment as well was that her face looked so dorky when she was asking us “Are you ready?”, all while rocking that glamorous dress.

“Fire” came in next, ushering the first of our many prepared fan events. Us in the nearer blocks had red lightsticks ready while those in the raised blocks had yellow ones, creating an awesome sea of fire for her to marvel on as she sang.

The next few minutes afforded us some moments of rest as a video of her singing “My Funny Valentine” was being played, bringing the first set to a close and ushering in the next set. I briefly felt the exhaustion already creeping in, but I knew that we still had a long way to go. As always, I couldn’t let myself drop dead. That would be a huge disservice to Taeyeon.

She opened the next set with “I Got Love”. Hot dang, she transformed from a glamorous white angel to a fierce lady all clad in sexy black. Man, she really knew how to soften people up during the first set, and then set them up for the knock down at the start of the second set. At least that’s how I felt. And it was an extended version of “I Got Love” since it included an amazingly hot dance performance with her backup dancers.

Here’s the thing, since I was so carried away, I honestly didn’t notice the “**** you” moment that people were talking about during “I’m OK”. Going back to the fancams, that’s when I saw it. Well, I was on the other side of the stage from where Taeyeon was during that moment when she even flipped the finger. Oh well, I honestly find it not such a big deal since it was all for pure performance. Anyways, she continued that bad-ass attitude with “Eraser”, accentuated further by those metallic bar-like wall partition-thingies that the backup dancers were rolling around the stage.

“Sweet Love” was next, making things mellow down a bit from the bad-ass-ity of “I’m OK” and “Eraser”. I was amazed. I already knew that Taeyeon was very versatile, but this concert was really showcasing how much versatility she can afford to have. “Sweet Love” was a such a jamming-like song, making me flow with it. But still, how can someone with such a small and fragile-looking body can belt out such powerful tunes with such amazing vocals? Kim Taeyeon was certainly it.

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And the jamming session continued with “Gemini” and “Lonely Night”. Holy mother in the high heavens she was making me just flow along, like being carried away quietly and sweetly with such little effort. I think this was the kind of performance that Taeyeon wanted to do. The woman just wants to sing, and this was certainly her comfort zone. This was certainly her own stage. I tell you, “Sweet Love”, “Gemini”, and “Lonely Night” all felt like I was in pub, drink in hand, watching this amazing woman doing a quiet jamming session.

Afterwards came the second talk, making me snap out of my relaxed state. This was probably and arguably one of the biggest highlights of the night. At first, she was asking us what was that thing we did during her performance of “Fire”. We started shouting “Fire”, but she didn’t understand it at first. It took a few minutes for her to finally get it. It was just so funny watching her finally getting it, saying sorry for not getting it along the way. Taeyeon then went on doing some cutesy stuff, doing different heart poses and blowing kisses. Of course, we all went crazy for it. What made it funnier was that she was learning on the spot how to say it all in Cantonese, stumbling along the way.

As she was reading some of the fan signs being held up for her to see, she came across one that floored me. After she read out loud, “You are ****ing awesome”, and cutely reacting to it, she then replied out loud, “Yeah, you guys are ****ing awesome too”. And that made the entire hall explode with cheers and laughter.

There was no “Hwi Jae” in Hong Kong, so she went straight to “Love in Color”. Everything became calm and quiet once more. I was constantly reminded as to how amazing her vocals really was. And that continued on to “Rain”. I really love this version of the song, slowly starting it off with such sweet piano sounds, and then progressing to the original version. Oh, and this also ushered in the second fan event. We broke out our purple lightsticks this time, creating a soft purple ocean for her in which Taeyeon thought we were mimicking soft raindrops. And what made this performance more amazing was that we were all singing along, “Dururururu-doo-doo… Dururururu-roo-roo!” over and over again, prompting her to say “Thank you” and “Good job, SONE” afterwards.

She did a short talk again afterwards, saying that we did an amazing job so far with the fanlights, and then proceeded with “I Blame on You”. The transition to this powerful and dramatic vibe left me in pieces for the bajillionth time that night. I swear, whoever decided on this sequence of songs deserves a medal. I know I said it before, but that night just made me forget everything else. For the first time in two years since Phantasia, I let myself go and just go along with the flow.

After another video segment, “Cover Up” came up next to start the third set. This was actually the most upbeat and energetic set of all. From the get-go, we were again up on our feet, waving our lightsticks like nuts and singing and fanchanting like crazy once again. It was pretty hard for me to keep up to be honest, since I’m a shortie, and I’m an oldie compared to most of the people in the audience. I was getting really tired at that point, but I really tried my hardest to feed off the energy that was being generated.
Oh, and did I mention that Taeyeon looked so cute in those pigtails and denims? And that part with the hula hoops just added to the cuteness. And dang it, making us all go jumping towards the end just upped the energy all the more. And without missing a beat, she quickly proceeded to “Hands on Me”.

If the previous set made me all relaxed and just go jamming, this set was designed to make everyone to simply have fun. And that vibe continued with “Stress”. I found myself with renewed strength, getting my second, third, fourth, wind, especially when Taeyeon took off her denim jacket. So despite me not seeing her clearly on stage because everyone was on their feet, I was enjoying myself with renewed enthusiasm. And darn it, for the nth time, she knocked us dead when she cutely stuck her butt out and then cutely ran backstage.

Fortunately, she let us rest and recover at the start of the fourth set. Dressed in a sexy knitted white top and white pants, she opened with “When I Was Young”, and then followed with “Secret”. Personally, these two songs touched me a lot, since I could relate so much to the lyrics and the messages these two songs convey, amplified by how the stage lighting made Taeyeon look and sound so angelic. I ended up in pieces and in tears once more. At that point, I was reminded as to how much I can relate to her. Out of all the members of Girls’ Generation, it is actually Taeyeon with whom I share the most similarities with. And seeing her perform these two songs in particular made me end up with such a huge lump in my throat and an indescribable feeling in my heart that made me cry once more.

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And then Taeyeon talked with us some more. I can understand some, but it was still unfortunate that my Hangeul wasn’t really up to par enough to keep up with what she was saying. And my Cantonese was actually down to zero. There were some awkward moments, but it was still a very enjoyable talk segment.

“11:11” and “Why” came up next. People were talking raves about how these combined together produced a beautiful performance. And yes, they were right. I absolutely loved how Taeyeon and her live band was able to seamlessly combine the two. She started softly and calmly with “11:11”, but that didn’t stop us from singing along, especially on the “Nanananana-nanana…” part. That guitar accompaniment was really a nice touch. I’m happy that decided to do a live band accompaniment for this concert. It’s actually a very refreshing feeling compared to the other KPop concerts I’ve been to. And “Why” was such an overwhelming feeling for me, especially during the parts where we sang along, and then towards the end when I was screaming my tired lungs and ravaged throat out “Kim Taeyeon! Kim Taeyeon! Kim Taeyeon!” over and over again. I actually love “Why” as well. To be honest, I remember loving it so much that I was practicing the choreography to it several times, trying to get it right.

The encore set opened with “Fine”. Dressed glamorously yet again, this time in gold, she belted out “Fine” with as much emotion as she could. If anyone has any doubts as to Taeyeon’s vocals, they can go shove those doubts down the drain once they witness her performing “Fine” live. And after a short talk, she continued on with “Time Lapse”. I’ve seen previous fancams of it before, and it had such a chilling effect on me. Seeing it live amplified that feeling. It was such a beautiful and, for the nth time, an overwhelming experience witnessing the magic unfold in front of my eyes as she performed “Time Lapse”. At that point, words failed me. I couldn’t describe it. I couldn’t think of the words to describe what I felt, letting myself get lost once again in the song. The only thing I was conscious about was me crying again. The rest was really abstract to me I couldn’t really describe it.

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And Taeyeon was really laying it all out on that stage in front of us.

The concert came to its conclusion with “Curtain Call”. Man, time just went by, and we were at the end of it. And we did our final fan event for the night for her, raising our purple banners that showed, “너는 나의 후회없는 청춘이다”, which meant “You Are My Regretless Youth”. Indeed, Taeyeon has become our regretless youth. Getting to know Kim Taeyeon made me realize how much she is the embodiment of a fountain of youth. Despite her growing old through the years, she kept herself young, and kept me young as well. All the antics, all the dorkiness, all the cuteness, all that energy, all the love, all the enthusiasm, all coming from our inspiring Kid Leader, our adorable House Fairy, our lovable Paper Human.

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And honestly, me emulating her? I never regretted it. Not a single moment. I learned so much from her. Like I said, out of the members of Girls’ Generation, it’s Kim Taeyeon who I can relate to the most. And that video at the end, showing the different sides to Taeyeon, that made PERSONA all the more meaningful. Tonight was the night where I bore witness to the different personas of Kim Taeyeon that she longed to show to the world. And I was grateful for it.

But of course, the concert was over, but the night wasn’t. We waited for several long minutes, even singing and fanchanting to “Lion Heart” being played over the speakers of the hall. I honestly wasn’t sure if there was still something else at that point, so imagine my thankfulness and gratitude when she appeared once more, looking so adorably cute in that black PERSONA shirt and denim shorts studded with even cuter pin badges. She spent like five more minutes, thanking everyone and giving all of us SONEs hope that a Girls’ Generation comeback was near.

That second encore, just spending the time just talking to us, was so precious. I was so thankful I got to experience it, even if I didn’t understand half of it. I knew she was tired as well, but she going out and spending just a bit more time talking to us was a really, really, really precious thing. And ending it by saying, “Goodbye, I love you, and please take care going home” made it all the more precious.

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As always, at the end of it all, I feel a little bit conflicted. A little over three hours still felt short, but at the same time, I didn't want to be too greedy. I wanted her to take her much-deserved rest after all that touring, as this was the last stop for PERSONA.

And as always, after the concert, I was all drained out. It has always been like that. That was when all the aches and pains started the come to me. And after the concert was another one hour bus ride to get home. At the end of it all, I was exhausted and all worn out from the concert, leaving everything on the stage for her.

I also felt very thankful, as always. I honestly don't know what I did to deserve such multiple opportunities see and cheer for Girls' Generation, live and alive, in the flesh. I am forever thankful and grateful for all the chances that I got so far to be a part of the Pink Ocean.

And as I write this, there is always that realization that makes me a little sad. Despite all of these efforts, living through with the fact that I am just another nameless and faceless SONE filling up the Pink Ocean still left something missing. But what makes me go on doing this is the thought that as long as I give my all to the Girls, then I should not have any regrets whatsoever.

Being there yet again, seeing Girls' Generation for the eighth time in this lifetime, it didn't feel old. Just different, making me grow that much older and more mature as a SONE. In that special corner of my mind and my heart, in my own little way, I love them.
But still, the bottom line still seems to be, as always, with great confidence, I can say, "I love you, Girls' Generation... and I always will... 'till the day I die."

And just like I said in Phantasia, I am one with you girls in saying, "언제까지라도 함께 하는거야 다시 만난 나의 세계 (It's something we'll do together to the end, into the new world.)."

And that, I promise.

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And yes, that's me at the beginning holding up our banners for the last part "Curtain Call"


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My thoughts on the Girls: Power of Nine, One Year Later, Two Years, On Being a SONE, Deeper Feelings At your own risk: Twitter, Instagram Covers: Blind CH Ver. (SM The Ballad Zhoumi), Non-SNSD Covers Thread, SNSD Covers Thread Fanfic: Breathe, Don't Speak
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Posted 24 June 2017 - 08:40 PM

Another great write-up, as usual!  Sorry for the belated read and response, but hey at least I liked your photos right!???  But seriously, these are always great to read; I'm honestly surprised you can remember everything in such detail; I'm sure if I attended and wrote something, it'd just be a deluge of badly taken photos and "ah, she was pretty and sang some songs but I kinda forget but yeah, you should go if you can!" kind of nonsense.

 

But thanks for taking the time to write down your thoughts, not just for the people who couldn't attend, but also because I think someone should (needs to?) write the sentimental things too, if even to just remind us of the bigger picture, and not just mention the set list and rant about how pretty Taengoo is.  Uh, though, that's always nice too heh.

 

Hope you enjoyed Hong Kong~  Next time, try to go when I'm there (jk) :P


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Posted 01 July 2017 - 06:50 PM

Another great write-up, as usual!  Sorry for the belated read and response, but hey at least I liked your photos right!???  But seriously, these are always great to read; I'm honestly surprised you can remember everything in such detail; I'm sure if I attended and wrote something, it'd just be a deluge of badly taken photos and "ah, she was pretty and sang some songs but I kinda forget but yeah, you should go if you can!" kind of nonsense.

 

But thanks for taking the time to write down your thoughts, not just for the people who couldn't attend, but also because I think someone should (needs to?) write the sentimental things too, if even to just remind us of the bigger picture, and not just mention the set list and rant about how pretty Taengoo is.  Uh, though, that's always nice too heh.

 

Hope you enjoyed Hong Kong~  Next time, try to go when I'm there (jk) :P

The trickiest part in every concert that I go to is how to balance my time between taking photos and simply immersing myself, taking it all in. Obviously, I was leaning towards the latter, because I want to experience everything with my own eyes, and not through a phone screen (considering especially how much I blew for this trip lol). 

 

SNSD concerts have become my sanctuary of sorts. Especially the last four years where everything was really stressful and depression and so energy draining and all. Now that I think about it, I've been really depressed as of late because of the stresses at work that I just flop to bed when I get home oftentimes, but being in Taeyeon's concert gave me a much-needed boost, even if it was for a short time. I badly needed it. All these thoughts that the posted in the account went through my head as I watched her perform that night. Like I said, I also grew from just spazzing and fanboying to something else whenever I watch concerts now. I understand how much effort they put into it to make fans happy, and I feel I should just be as serious as well and try to return all that love and cheer that they give.

 

Heck yeah. Hopefully we can meetup someday. Wherever part of the world.


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Jigemeun, So Nyuh Shi Dae! Apuroudo, So Nyuh Shi Dae! Yongwonhi, So Nyuh Shi Dae! So Nyuh Shi Dae Saranghe!
My encounter with the Girls:
Bangkok, Hsinchu, Manila, Taipei, Taipei Again, Bulacan, Seoul, Hong Kong, Seoul Again, Taipei 3rd, Manila Again, Manila 3rd
My thoughts on the Girls: Power of Nine, One Year Later, Two Years, On Being a SONE, Deeper Feelings At your own risk: Twitter, Instagram Covers: Blind CH Ver. (SM The Ballad Zhoumi), Non-SNSD Covers Thread, SNSD Covers Thread Fanfic: Breathe, Don't Speak
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<<<  He's more critical when it comes to these nowadays, . . . https://www.youtube....h?v=I0mBQlHtjVA

<<<  But is impressed with the higher level of production these good fans has done for the competition.  ^_^

<<<  Still checking videos.  ^_^

@  Emperor Ryu (12:29:40 PM)

<<<  ^.^  Victory!, . . . ^.^  https://www.youtube....h?v=r9y6I401O7s  ^.^

<<<  Checking videos now.  ^_^

@  Emperor Ryu (12:04:57 PM)

Oops, wrong lyrics video.  My bad.  >.<

<<<  His Baby Metal bias is, . . . wait for it, . . . "all of them."  ^_^  https://www.youtube....h?v=0js3PIXpljs

<<<  Innocent!  ^.^

@  Emperor Ryu (11:46:11 AM)

<<<  His A.O.A bias is, . . . wait for it, . . . "all of them."  ^_^  https://www.soompi.c...min-passes-away

He's in a better place now.  Rest in peace.  v_v

@  Emperor Ryu (11:44:54 AM)

<<<  His Kara bias is, . . . wait for it, . . . "all of them."  ^_^  https://www.soompi.c...0000-signatures

@  Emperor Ryu (11:42:59 AM)

<<<  His Red Velvet bias is, . . . wait for it, . . . "all of them."  ^_^  https://www.soompi.c...recovery-update

 

@  Emperor Ryu (11:39:01 AM)

Hello SBox.  ^_^

<<<  His SNSD bias is, . . . wait for it, . . . "all of them."  ^_^  <<<  Innocent!  ^.^

<<<  Still cannot see instagram.  >.<

That was back then, and not all banks were stir crazy, and surely we won't have a repeat of that again in the future.  Overgeneralization can be a very bad thing.

Timothy 6:10, korniceman3000.  You have to read the entire First Epistle To Timothy to better understand that phrase.  ^_^

<<<  Still likes to say "You don't like religion, then give us all of your money.  In God We Trust."  ^.^

@  korniceman3000 (11:14:42 AM) Like they say, money is the root of all evil...
@  korniceman3000 (11:14:31 AM) That's part of the problem when you allow uncontrolled subprime lending with no oversight and unregulated hedgefund trading by banking and financial institutions.
@  korniceman3000 (11:10:44 AM) Banks were out of control back then with predatory lending and handing out loans to so many people with bad credit and the only way they could cover some of these losses was to sell off tons of these mortgage backed securities as AAA mutual funds.
@  korniceman3000 (11:05:22 AM) @ Keitaro OH... those agencies LOL Now I know what you meant. I remember that. They paired these junk bonds with some higher rated bonds and credit agencies rated them AAA during the investment frenzy of 2007 into mortgage backed securities that lead to the subprime crisis.
@  watch25h (10:09:18 AM) https://www.instagra...id=qy3pfml4c9q9
@  glider003 (04:23:25 AM) https://www.instagra.../p/B-hJ4Y3hiiq/
@  glider003 (04:05:39 AM) https://www.youtube....h?v=6ibbZOwmNXA
@  Emperor Ryu (02:37:43 AM)

Until the next time, my fellow SONEs.  ^_^  https://www.youtube....?v=E0Y3ABqK7M4 https://www.youtube....h?v=zQ6u3FO-aRM


Good Day.  ^_^  https://www.youtube....h?v=ulr0muQKjk0 & https://www.youtube....?v=lOSciQrPr5g https://www.youtube....?v=yuCbJykB32M


Peace be with all of you.  ^.^  https://www.youtube....?v=WkdtmT8A2iY https://www.youtube....h?v=eNmL4JiGxZQ


Aloha!  ^.^  https://www.youtube....?v=4OrCA1OInoo https://www.youtube....?v=eHir_vB1RUI https://www.youtube....h?v=j3_DQgYSS2E


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@  Emperor Ryu (01:37:27 AM)

<<<  ^.^  Victory!, . . . ^.^  https://www.youtube....h?v=yIpsI6mkrFA  ^.^

<<<  Still checking videos.  ^_^

@  Emperor Ryu (12:52:47 AM)

I heard, glider003.  T.T  I hope she and the staff recovers soon.  I hope they take away his driver's license and ends up commuting for the rest of his life.

<<<  Still cannot see twitter.  >.<

<<<  Checking videos now.  ^_^

@  Emperor Ryu (12:50:29 AM)

Hello SBox.  ^_^

<<<  His SNSD, Red Velvet, and Kara bias are, . . . wait for it, . . . "all of them."  ^_^  <<<  Innocent!  ^.^

I hope it's not deadlier, cinderella@yoona.  I rather have the coronavirus just plain be dead than be deadlier.  ^_^

Please stop being paranoia now, Keitaro88.  Everything you've said about the economy is a mismatch and a dumb conspiracy theory.  You've not ever presented any solid evidence to begin with about the businesses and corporations too.  Seriously, a CNN article?  LMAO!  You do realize CNN is owned by a pathetically biased corporation?  ^_^  Tehehehe.  It's just wide speculation and rumor talk to feed a stupid socialist's agenda.  Calm down.  ^_^  Tehehehe.

@  Keitaro88 (12:04:29 AM) nice https://twitter.com/...4761818112?s=20
@  glider003 (08:18:56 PM) former Kara's Kang Jiyoung was on her way back from drama shooting last night, when a drunk driver hit her van. She and her staff got injured, not too gravely, but reportedly won't be able to resume shooting for awhile
@  Keitaro88 (07:20:22 PM) dam, Red Velvet’s Seulgi And Joy Can Now Be Heard On Line 2 Of Korea’s Subway Station. Would love to hear them :)
@  Keitaro88 (07:07:33 PM) *facepalm* and kek, idiots. https://edition.cnn....-irs/index.html while all those money will stay on bank accounts and being used, smart. poor people...
@  Keitaro88 (06:43:41 PM) should* divide them
@  Keitaro88 (06:17:58 PM) economy is megacorporations and approving(under fear of competitiveness form abroad) merges into mega companies(monopoly), "too big, too fail" 08 (govs will bail out them) 08, while FTC would divide them. *facepalm* and what we have now, bail outs.
@  Keitaro88 (05:14:52 PM) another problem with world econimy
@  Keitaro88 (05:09:49 PM) and they r still in places, because it's convenient just pay for ratings, hehe
@  Keitaro88 (04:56:17 PM) @korniceman3000 no no, you dont understand me. read about bank crisis 08. it was audit/rating fault to give toxic assets AAA rating while banks and countries worldwide buying them from american banks. After debacle, they said it was just advises, hehe
@  cinderella@y... (03:50:58 PM) so is covid19 now deadly then sars?
@  Emperor Ryu (02:35:37 PM)

Until the next time, my fellow SONEs.  ^_^  https://www.youtube....?v=E0Y3ABqK7M4 https://www.youtube....h?v=zQ6u3FO-aRM


Good Day.  ^_^  https://www.youtube....h?v=ulr0muQKjk0 & https://www.youtube....?v=lOSciQrPr5g https://www.youtube....?v=yuCbJykB32M


Peace be with all of you.  ^.^  https://www.youtube....?v=WkdtmT8A2iY https://www.youtube....h?v=eNmL4JiGxZQ


Aloha!  ^.^  https://www.youtube....?v=4OrCA1OInoo https://www.youtube....?v=eHir_vB1RUI https://www.youtube....h?v=j3_DQgYSS2E


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@  Emperor Ryu (02:18:01 PM)

<<<  Imagines Soshi Marvel, . . . ^.^  Taeyeon as American Dream, Tiffany as Pepper Potts, Jessica as Scarlet Witch, Yuri as X-23, Yoona as Spider-Woman, Hyoyeon as Jane Foster, Sooyoung as She-Hulk, Sunny as Captain Marvel, Seohyun as Invisible Woman, Victoria as Storm, Luna as Namora, Amber as Ko-Rel, Krystal as Miss America, Sulli as Rogue, Irene as Jean Grey, Joy as Valkyrie, Wendy as Psylocke, Seulgi as Betty Ross, and Yeri as Namorita.

<<<  Imagines Soshi Image, . . . ^.^  Taeyeon as Lady Supreme, Tiffany as Angela, Jessica as Ballistic, Yuri as Diva, Yoona as Eliya, Hyoyeon as Velocity, Sooyoung as Cyblade, Sunny as Zealot, Seohyun as Ultra, Victoria as Synergy, Luna as Psilence, Amber as Vogue, Krystal as Masada, Sulli as Riptide, Irene as Caitlin Fairchild, Joy as Sarah Rainmaker, Wendy as Cybernary, Seulgi as Glory, and Yeri as Seoul.

@  Emperor Ryu (02:02:58 PM)

<<<  Imagines Soshi Valiant, . . . ^.^  Taeyeon as Erica Pierce, Tiffany as Jillian Alcott, Jessica as Livewire, Yuri as Pulse, Yoona as Doctor Mirage, Hyoyeon as Hotshot, Sooyoung as Grasshopper, Sunny as Double Blind, Seohyun as Roku, Victoria as Myshka, Luna as Granite, Amber as Animalia, Krystal as Timewalker, Sulli as Satin Doll, Irene as War Mother, Joy as Nikki Finch, Wendy as Sai, Seulgi as Danielle Fireseed, and Yeri as Tama.

<<<  Imagines Soshi DC, . . . ^.^  Taeyeon as Supergirl, Tiffany as Batgirl, Jessica as Wonder Woman, Yuri as Zatanna, Yoona as Mera, Hyoyeon as Mary Marvel, Sooyoung as Donna Troy, Sunny as Jesse Chambers, Seohyun as Jessica Cruz, Victoria as Power Girl, Luna as Hawkgirl, Amber as Miss Martian, Krystal as Stargirl, Sulli as Starfire, Irene as Arrowette, Joy as Phantom Lady, Wendy as Artemis, Seulgi as Godiva, and Yeri as Raven.

@  Emperor Ryu (01:31:54 PM)

<<<  Yes!, . . . ^.^  https://www.youtube....h?v=XzTi_Twld5U

@  Emperor Ryu (01:09:49 PM)

<<<  ^.^  Fun, . . . ^.^  https://www.youtube....h?v=4CEqyuem3mA  Victory!  ^.^

@  Emperor Ryu (01:04:30 PM)

<<<  Checking videos now.  ^_^

@  Emperor Ryu (01:03:51 PM)

It's possible to stand 6 feet apart from each other.  ^_^  Unless you're saying it's difficult to fight those urges?  LMAO!  ^.^

@  Emperor Ryu (01:02:33 PM)

Of course the governments of world tell the truth too.  LMAO!  Let's not be so cynical about it during this outbreak/pandemic.  We need to work together to fight this coronavirus.

@  korniceman3000 (12:58:48 PM) Govts always lie LOL If they didn't, they wouldn't be the govt. Gotta run. Time to buy some groceries. Hopefully the lines won't be too long as it is virtually impossible to stand 6ft apart from another customer.
@  Emperor Ryu (12:43:54 PM)

<<<  ^.^  https://www.youtube....h?v=9AjkUyX0rVw

@  Emperor Ryu (12:43:24 PM)

It's not like the medical data is giving out state secrets, shessh.  >.<

@  Emperor Ryu (12:42:51 PM)

<<<  Honesty is the best policy!  \^.^/

@  Emperor Ryu (12:42:17 PM)

Indeed, korniceman3000.  What bugs me is the data from China, North Korea, Iran, and nowadays from Russia.

@  korniceman3000 (12:40:22 PM) I don't think S America, India, or Africa have started to peak yet. And that is scary...
@  Emperor Ryu (12:38:50 PM)

It's an ongoing war, korniceman3000.  v_v

@  korniceman3000 (12:31:28 PM) I sure hope this coronavirus ends by May. The troubling part is which countries that haven't seen the curve start or haven't began testing. France took a beating the last 24 hrs with 1300+ deaths .
@  Emperor Ryu (12:30:17 PM)

I remember back then when prevs wanting something during the love scenes, korniceman3000.  ^.^  LOL!

@  Emperor Ryu (12:29:20 PM)

<<<  ^.^  The nostalgia, . . . ^.^  https://www.youtube....h?v=Kr0tTbTbmVA

@  korniceman3000 (12:29:13 PM) I saw this on a tv show promoting that kind of cinema. Not exactly sure I want a blast of cold air or water in my face to make the scene more realistic
@  Emperor Ryu (12:28:46 PM)

Let's pray together that the summer will kill the coronavirus, koniceman3000.  ^.^

@  Emperor Ryu (12:28:05 PM)

I have confidence in the people to successfully combat against the coronavirus.  ^.^

<<<  Innocent!  ^.^

@  korniceman3000 (12:27:46 PM) Even then, they make have new rules to help prevent close contact in seating. Probably until they have a vaccine. Then it will eventually be treated more like the seasonal flu
@  Emperor Ryu (12:27:18 PM)

<<<  Still not willing to go to this movie theater type though, . . . ^_^  https://www.youtube....h?v=FN03zZRHSHA

@  Emperor Ryu (12:26:35 PM)

Indeed, korniceman3000.  That's one of the points they've made and people do agree.

@  korniceman3000 (12:26:25 PM) It will be quite some time before we can transition back to venues with large numbers of people.
@  Emperor Ryu (12:25:56 PM)

<<<  But it depends on people working together on not spreading it and finding a viable vaccine and cure to it.

@  korniceman3000 (12:25:36 PM) It's just not the same. Not the 3d surround sound and cinema sized screen. Action movies like those need to be seen in a theater to get that full experience.
@  Emperor Ryu (12:25:16 PM)

<<<  Still prays and hopes the coronavirus will be defeated soon.  ^_^

@  Emperor Ryu (12:24:21 PM)

Movie goers pondered and inquired about the use of movie theaters during this outbreak/pandemic, and their response assures theaters will be still around.

@  Emperor Ryu (12:22:55 PM)

A few movies have been released for online paying streaming services, such as this awesome film, . . . ^.^  https://www.youtube....h?v=vOUVVDWdXbo

@  korniceman3000 (12:21:26 PM) Mulan won't be released for a while until this coronavirus disappears. Not sure how rules will change in movie theaters now that social distancing is the new norm.
@  Emperor Ryu (12:19:08 PM)

<<<  Still waiting for this movie to be released, . . . ^.^  https://www.youtube....h?v=KK8FHdFluOQ

@  Emperor Ryu (12:16:13 PM)

<<<  Even more SNSD for korniceman3000, . . . ^.^  https://www.youtube....h?v=IbLh4i40I4E

@  Emperor Ryu (12:15:06 PM)

It's a work in progress.  Rest assured they're working on it.  ^_^

@  korniceman3000 (12:14:18 PM) Perfect example is Humira. This drug costs over $7000 for a month long supply. It's ridiculous.
@  Emperor Ryu (12:14:02 PM)

<<<  More SNSD for korniceman3000, . . . ^.^  https://www.youtube....h?v=0k2Zzkw_-0I

@  korniceman3000 (12:13:34 PM) What we need is some kind of law that prevents Pharmaceuticals from price fixing and companies from continually filing new patents on existing drugs to keep generics from being sold in the US.
@  Emperor Ryu (12:13:03 PM)

And the medical system is still being fixed.  ^.^  Relax.  ^_^

@  Emperor Ryu (12:12:06 PM)

They're still considered brand new, but have been growing steadily and becoming quite popular.  So no worries.  The drug prices are indeed going down.  ^.^

@  korniceman3000 (12:11:42 PM) It's more like a supplemental insurance plan for some more expensive drugs that may not be covered by the primary plan.
@  korniceman3000 (12:10:38 PM) Sadly, GoodRx prices might depend on whether the pharmacy accepts their discount coupons and can't be used with you health insurance or for medicare recipients.
@  Emperor Ryu (12:09:45 PM)

Chillax, and enjoy some SNSD, . . . ^.^  https://www.youtube....h?v=q_gfD3nvh-8

@  Emperor Ryu (12:08:52 PM)

Again, that's on them to figure on how to get out of bankruptcy.  If they cannot, they'll suffer the consequences of their own actions.

@  korniceman3000 (12:07:42 PM) Delta and AA use bankruptcy more as a protection rather than a means to pay back what they owe LOL. Not surprising since they hire some of the most powerful legal teams.
@  Emperor Ryu (12:07:13 PM)

Delta and American Airlines run there businesses like how they want to.  If it yields problems, that's on them.  Not the rest of us.  Relax.  ^_^

@  Emperor Ryu (12:05:08 PM)

<<<  Enjoying some nice SNSD music during this portion of this good conversation.  ^.^

@  Emperor Ryu (12:04:32 PM)

Ah ha!  I figure all of this wasted energy had to be from somewhere.  Filing for bankruptcy means they do to the average consumer.  ^_^

@  Emperor Ryu (12:02:42 PM)

I guess you've never heard of this then?, . . . https://www.youtube....h?v=c4PBDV_-w7M  Price fixing?  LMAO!

@  korniceman3000 (12:01:35 PM) Plus, Delta doesn't have a liquidity issue like AA. They sit on at least 45% their earnings. The remainder is for buybacks, dividend payouts, and outside investment. None of which is used on employees.
@  Emperor Ryu (12:00:03 PM)

Medical insurance is another story altogether.  ^_^

@  Emperor Ryu (11:59:46 AM)

Stock prices is different than prices set in the store.  ^_^

@  korniceman3000 (11:59:35 AM) I don't have stock but I know people who were screwed over by Delta and AA. And trust me, they haven't had money troubles for over a decade.
@  Emperor Ryu (11:59:12 AM)

No, clearly they didn't know, which is why their downsizing.  You've never heard of false advertising before companies sign contracts to work together?  And when they break it off, it's on bad terms anyways.

@  Emperor Ryu (11:57:24 AM)

If so, then I can understand why you're griping about them after all this time.  ^_^

@  Emperor Ryu (11:56:58 AM)

Do you have stocks in Delta and American Airlines?

@  Emperor Ryu (11:56:32 AM)

LMAO!  Filing for bankruptcy sure does indicate money troubles.  Hello!  ^.^  Just let it go already.  It's not your problem, nor anybody else's here.  Unless you have stock in the company?  ^_^

@  korniceman3000 (11:55:19 AM) https://www.cbsnews....e-as-you-think/
@  korniceman3000 (11:55:16 AM) The companies found new ways to game the system while price fixing generics.
@  korniceman3000 (11:54:40 AM) https://www.consumer...on-drug-prices/
@  korniceman3000 (11:54:36 AM) Some drugs went down, but most went up.
@  korniceman3000 (11:52:37 AM) LOL They don't have any trouble managing their money. They already weathered the so-called bankruptcy issue over a decade ago. LOL Amazon knows EXACTLY what they are hiring and using a sub-contracted company is just one way to shield against having direct liability and being held accountable. They knew of how their sub-employees were being treated and the work related dangers. I remember some managers had emails in a 60 Minutes report that showed high lvl admin knew but didn't take any actions against the contracted companies.
@  Emperor Ryu (11:50:25 AM)

That'll change soon, korniceman3000.  A huge amount of comments that I have read over the past few weeks now want these pharmaceutical drugs to be made in the U.S.  Did you know about the huge differences in drug pricing between the U.S. and other countries?  And thanks to the President of the United States and his Administration, the drug prices are going down.  ^.^

Easy catch up.  ^_^  Moving on to brighter things now, . . . ^.^

<<<  Oops, didn't realize that anime song link was shorter.  My bad.  >.<  Here's the full version, . . . ^.^  https://www.youtube....h?v=EhAX68uF6NU

<<<  Checking videos now.  ^_^

@  korniceman3000 (11:43:48 AM) Sadly I did know about the fact that most of the pharmaceutical drugs and vitamins are manufactured in China (as high as 80% in some estimates). A lot also from India, Egypt, and parts of the Middle East. FDA only manages to check a small percentage. Not a surprise since our pharmaceutical industry only cares about profits and the cost of manufacturing drugs there are so low that it is highly unlikely any of them will ever be made in the US.
@  Emperor Ryu (11:43:20 AM)

ROFTLMAO!  Those must be the low end audit agencies if that's true, korniceman3000.  Again, it's not a bad thing for businesses to have tax breaks.  And they have to pay for the operational costs, not the taxes.  Come on.  ^_^  Tehehehe.  Did you not read what I typed about Delta and American Airlines riding that bankruptcy for some time now?  Why complain about tax benefits while these companies have a tough time managing their own money?  These arguments you're presenting is really out of place, to be honest.  And still yet, they have to pay back loans nonetheless, regardless if they have to buyback stock.  Just look at the bigger picture instead of nip-picking and ignoring what's really going on.  I can sum all of this in a single paragraph and move on.  ^_^  Yes, I've heard of Amazon laying off hundreds of workers.  And those warehouses are actually smaller contractors they work with, so it's not Amazon directly anyways.

@  korniceman3000 (11:32:33 AM) Worst off are Amazon pilots who get paid below industry standards. And I'm sure you already heard about how Amazon screws over it's employees and the poor conditions of their warehouses, work environment, etc. Also, Amazon is under investigation in the UK, France, Germany, Japan, Ireland, Singapore, Luxembourg, Italy, Spain, Portugal, and China for corporate tax evasion. This clearly isn't a coincidence
@  Emperor Ryu (11:29:33 AM)

Hello SBox.  ^_^

<<<  His SNSD bias is, . . . wait for it, . . . "all of them."  ^_^  <<<  Innocent!  ^.^

I look forward to that sequel, glider003.  ^_^

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, Taeyeon!  ^.^

<<<  Still waiting for her Happy music video.  ^_^

<<<  Still waiting for this collaboration too, . . . ^.^  https://www.youtube....h?v=skbnuIhVQUA  &  https://www.youtube....h?v=wbPZyFNYOtY

@  korniceman3000 (11:18:52 AM) At least in Delta's case they paid their pilots double overtime, especially due to shortage of planes due to 737 MAX grounding. Not AA or United, their regional pilots continue to be overworked. Plus there's a shortage of pilots in US because demand is high overseas and the pay is better attracting many younger pilots.
@  korniceman3000 (11:10:34 AM) And given their record earnings including $47 billion in profits from 2013-2018, you would think they would pay back some of that money they owed. Nope, they used it for stock buy backs while making their existing pilots work longer hours, more shifts, while hiring less staff (particularly America Airlines domestic flights, high volume, few pilots, little in-between rest time).
@  korniceman3000 (11:03:20 AM) Those all get major tax deductions. Did I also mention Delta terminated their pensions for pilots since they filed for bankruptcy in 2006? Many of those pilots got royally screwed in all their retirement benefits and to this day Delta, still hasn't paid many of their pilot retirement benefits. With AA, they terminated their pensions after 2011 bankruptcy and many of their pilots and employees had their benefits and pensions terminated or frozen. Talks are still ongoing to help them get back the money the airlines owe them.
@  korniceman3000 (10:56:28 AM) LMAO!!! As I said before, Delta and AA and other major corporations get major tax write offs for payroll tax deductions, healthcare, operational costs etc.
@  korniceman3000 (10:45:06 AM) @ Keitaro A lot of audit agencies have good workers doing their jobs. The problem is convincing their bosses to go along with their investigations and not having them being swept under the rug. The only time companies get held accountable is when undercover agents or whistle blowers pop the lid on a companies internal operations that leads to a federal investigation. Even then, the penalties are mostly fines that seem like a slap on the wrist. Then its back to business as usual.
@  glider003 (07:03:44 AM) https://www.youtube....h?v=-c7Rh3xDiJ0 https://www.youtube....h?v=IMiqeqarOjo https://www.youtube....h?v=CP1vd7p44yQ
@  glider003 (05:00:59 AM) follow-up to Train to Busan, not a sequel per se https://www.youtube....h?v=yVucSRLLeIM
@  Emperor Ryu (04:19:22 AM)

Until the next time, my fellow SONEs.  ^_^  https://www.youtube....?v=E0Y3ABqK7M4 https://www.youtube....h?v=zQ6u3FO-aRM


Good Day.  ^_^  https://www.youtube....h?v=ulr0muQKjk0 & https://www.youtube....?v=lOSciQrPr5g https://www.youtube....?v=yuCbJykB32M


Peace be with all of you.  ^.^  https://www.youtube....?v=WkdtmT8A2iY https://www.youtube....h?v=eNmL4JiGxZQ


Aloha!  ^.^  https://www.youtube....?v=4OrCA1OInoo https://www.youtube....?v=eHir_vB1RUI https://www.youtube....h?v=j3_DQgYSS2E


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@  Emperor Ryu (04:03:36 AM)

<<<  Still checking videos.  ^_^

@  Emperor Ryu (03:57:33 AM)

<<<  Fun, . . . ^.^  https://www.youtube....h?v=cK3NMZAUKGw  &  https://www.youtube....h?v=GvD3CHA48pA

<<<  Fun, . . . ^.^  https://www.youtube....h?v=Uds7g3M-4lQ  &  https://www.youtube....h?v=xmxEuQXTHUU

<<<  Fun, . . . ^.^  https://www.youtube....h?v=sfkJT0rra-8  &  https://www.youtube....h?v=3Lg-0PPZJN0

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@  Emperor Ryu (03:45:36 AM)

<<<  Still cannot see direct pic links from here.  >_<

@  Keitaro88 (03:40:34 AM) see no difference, hehe https://pbs.twimg.co...=jpg&name=small
@  Emperor Ryu (03:36:57 AM)

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<<<  Checking videos now.  ^_^

@  Emperor Ryu (03:36:33 AM)

Welcome back to the SBox, eriye9!  ^.^

<<<  Still cannot see instagram and twitter.  >.<

Biometric passports or e-passports have been around for quite some time now, Keitaro88.  *facepalm*

They corrected the 2008 mistakes, Keitaro88.  ^_^  Tehehehehe.

Hello glider003.  ^_^  How you doing today?

Hello Keitaro88.  ^_^  how you been today?

@  Emperor Ryu (03:26:09 AM)

Amazon now?  Won't it be more grateful to have tax reductions and tax benefits for businesses that help people across the nation, korniceman3000?  o.o  So what if they didn't have to pay Federal Taxes for a year.  They still pay State Taxes, all 50 of them!  And I assume all of the U.S. Territories too.  Are you against the President's goal of having U.S. businesses overseas to return back to the U.S.?  Did you know about this?, . . . https://www.theepoch...ay_2497862.html  Mind boggling and scary?  It sounds as if you don't want businesses to thrive in the U.S. at all.  Or, you can just stop ranting in the SBox and re-listen to all of their songs and re-watch all of their shows.  It's going to take a miracle for all 9 to be back together and make a solid comeback.

@  Keitaro88 (03:17:02 AM) @glider003 yeah, hehe
@  glider003 (03:14:41 AM) https://www.youtube....h?v=BLr5CCCty0M
@  Emperor Ryu (03:13:26 AM)

Delta and American Airlines are well-known for riding cost to the edge of bankruptcy.  So why make it like their snobby-secured-rich or something when they're just trying to do their jobs?  And as for the tax weapons, would you rather tax a business to death, like how New York and California are?  It's sheer madness that almost brings back that saying, "taxation without representation" back from the Revolutionary War, korniceman3000.  >.<  Come on.  Just chill.  The relief bill is passed, and there's no point in arguing further about it.  It's done.  Period!  Be more worried about the spread of the coronavirus than trying to tax the rich to death.  Since when was an accelerated depreciation a crime?  O_O  Did it mention The Economic Recovery Tax Act of 1981?  I don't recall.  Bad investments leads to company losses, that's the reality of it.  What is this?  Some sort of adult version of pretend economics that a pilot's pensions won't be affected?

@  glider003 (03:09:16 AM) @Keitaro88 LOL Hyo
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@  Emperor Ryu (03:00:29 AM)

Hello SBox.  ^_^

<<<  His SNSD bias is, . . . wait for it, . . . "all of them."  ^_^  <<<  Innocent!  ^.^

Technically?  You're still not looking at the whole picture of how the airlines stay afloat.  I did mention operational costs at the beginning of all of this.  Now add taxes, paying wages, medical, insurance, retirement, supplies, equipment, maintenance, fuel, audits, etc, etc.  It isn't cheap running an airlines business, korniceman3000.  >_<  Again, it's not a crime for them to secure their business.  It's even good for the market some times.  Dare I say, it protects them from hostile take-overs from rival competitors, especially when it comes to the value of their shares.

@  Keitaro88 (11:51:29 PM) >_> https://www.instagra.../p/B-eA-6Oh-Ym/
@  Keitaro88 (11:06:05 PM) erm https://www.instagra.../p/B-d_G1tHqep/
@  Keitaro88 (09:58:09 PM) dam https://twitter.com/...6436172801?s=20
@  Keitaro88 (09:26:49 PM) it's not working financial system, hehe
@  Keitaro88 (09:26:23 PM) @korniceman3000 also it's funny how audit/rating agencies r still being credible after 2008 fiasco, hehe
@  Keitaro88 (06:36:00 PM) @glider003 >_>
@  Keitaro88 (06:30:47 PM) kek https://twitter.com/...0703454210?s=20
@  Keitaro88 (06:29:05 PM) facepalm https://twitter.com/...5564503040?s=20 ,also countries in discussion about bio passport, hehe. i would say, we almost "there". it's not even Orwellian future, it's scarier LOL
@  glider003 (05:10:32 PM) @korniceman3000 there were signs that they would make a comeback in 2020, but this whole pandemic is delaying all sorts of plan
@  glider003 (05:09:43 PM) <3 https://www.instagra.../p/B-dXxH6j583/
@  eriye9 (01:09:45 PM) wow I dont think i checked this forum for like 5 years... i still love soshi tho <3
@  korniceman3000 (12:53:31 PM) SNSD needs to have a new comeback album so I can stop ranting on shoutbox...
@  korniceman3000 (12:30:14 PM) Though I'm guessing their so-called excess stock compensation is similar to what the airlines do.
@  korniceman3000 (12:28:56 PM) I can only imagine the complexity of Amazon's accounting firm and what they did to go from a Net profit of $10.8 billion to paying zero taxes.
@  korniceman3000 (12:22:42 PM) https://www.thebalan...-updated-397646
@  korniceman3000 (12:22:19 PM) https://www.accounti...preciation.html
@  korniceman3000 (12:22:16 PM) Just reading some of these descriptions makes you want to hire an accountant.
@  korniceman3000 (12:21:18 PM) There are literally so many ways companies can use the tax code it's mind boggling and scary.
@  korniceman3000 (12:05:12 PM) I guess that's the magic of having a publicly traded major corporation. You can use stocks to generate imaginary value while avg. people and small businesses cannot and must rely on physical money and assets.
@  korniceman3000 (11:50:24 AM) So that confirms what I stated.
@  korniceman3000 (11:48:33 AM) Amazon themselves said this: " “We have tax benefits relating to excess stock-based compensation deductions and accelerated depreciation deductions that are being utilized to reduce our U.S. taxable income.”
@  korniceman3000 (11:48:02 AM) https://www.snopes.c...ome-taxes-2018/
@  korniceman3000 (11:47:56 AM) As for Amazon, they clearly have some kind of strategy similar to what I wrote but only their accountants know as that won't be made public.
@  korniceman3000 (11:42:31 AM) Filing for bankruptcy basically shielded Delta by wiping out a lot of their debt from bad investments. It protected them from having to pay taxes years into the future based on projected future losses and allowed them to terminate their pilot pensions.
@  korniceman3000 (11:30:54 AM) What I described was basically what the article calls "accelerated depreciation".
@  watch25h (11:21:07 AM) https://www.youtube....h?v=9_j_T_uJH2k
@  korniceman3000 (11:18:53 AM) American Airlines was well known for filing Chapter 11 bankruptcy to cut labor costs and eliminate unprofitable parts of their business that couldn't sell prior to bankruptcy.
@  korniceman3000 (11:10:57 AM) Corporate tax accountants will tell you there are so many weapons they can employ to help a company reduce taxation, options that aren't available to individuals or small companies. It's why so many avg Americans have to fudge their tax deductions to squeeze a little more out from IRS
@  korniceman3000 (11:08:31 AM) At the same time by buying back their own stock and re-inflating their stock value, they can also count that as an investment, allowing them to be taxed through capital gains tax law, a far lower rate than corporate taxes. They also have the best aviation accountants to justify corporate tax deductions by increasing operational and employee expenses etc. This is just the tip of the iceberg on how they operate.
@  korniceman3000 (10:56:51 AM) By inflating their numbers through those projections and stock buy backs, they can create an estimated loss in income without actually losing anything.
@  korniceman3000 (10:55:27 AM) At the same time, they technically never actually lost anything because the money was generated on paper only. However, the amt. they receive in tax rebates is actual physical cash from the govt.
@  korniceman3000 (10:54:20 AM) That on paper money is not physical liquid cash though. Then 2009 first quarter hits and they under perform and only get 15% increase, 5% less than their projected earnings. They can then count that as a loss for a tax write off. Lets say this results in the stock dropping from $15 per share back to $12 per share. Again they can count that as a loss and use that for a tax write off.
@  korniceman3000 (10:48:56 AM) Lets say it is 2008. Delta has stock valued at $10 a share. They earned $1 billion dollars by years end. The company then deliberately over projects to shareholders that they expect a 20% increase in profits the next quarter (but the real estimate is only 10% increase or less). That drives up Delta stock value on paper money to let say $15 per share.
@  korniceman3000 (10:42:57 AM) Technically, Delta didn't actually "lose" billions. They use forecast projections the years before to attribute to that loss.
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@  Emperor Ryu (03:18:45 AM)

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@  Emperor Ryu (03:07:24 AM)

Hello glider003.  ^_^  How you doing today?

<<<  Still cannot see twitter.  >_<

@  glider003 (03:05:44 AM) https://twitter.com/...266136985251841
@  Emperor Ryu (02:41:27 AM)

<<<  Still cannot see twitter, instagram, and direct pic links from here.  >.<

That's what the relief bill does, Keitaro88.  Free money.  Duh!  ^_^

It's weird your April Fool's Day joke has both "hehe" and "facepalm" together without anyone taking your bait, Keitaro88.  ^_^  Lmao!

<<<  His Swan bias is, . . . wait for it, . . . "all of them."  ^_^  https://www.youtube....h?v=aTx5trrmYCQ

<<<  His Female Soloists bias are, . . . wait for it, . . . "all of them."  ^_^  https://www.youtube....h?v=0kx2KBD34CM

<<<  Checking videos now.  ^_^

@  Emperor Ryu (02:21:48 AM)

I'm not surprised when it comes to New York, korniceman3000.  Check this out, . . . https://www.foxnews....ntrusive-audits

The Guardian still likes to spin their lying narrative against the Man in Office.  He's being realistically optimistic.  Pelosi and her moronic followers has done way more damage to the country.  It was her fault that delayed that $2.2 trillion bill.  https://www.theepoch...ll_3283887.html  And she had the sheer and utter audacity to blame him for the coronavirus deaths?  Who is she trying to fool, when Democrat-run States allowed infected into the country under Sanctuary Cities and calling him a racists for blocking any arrivals from China.  >.<

@  Emperor Ryu (02:05:12 AM)

Comparing rebates to the average person whose not rich is a huge difference, korniceman3000.  Instead of just looking at their tax returns and earnings without looking at how much they spent in taxes, why not look at the entire tax system the rich have to face annually.  Here, start with this small piece, . . . ^_^  https://www.brooking...tax-them-more/  Now stroll on over to this next one, . . . ^.^  https://www.heritage...e-taxes-you-do  "Pay a larger amount" without stating a single tax dollar amount for your rebuttal?  This is what is called an evasive argument.  And what I've provided, the tax numbers don't lie.  That Delta article firstly pointed out they've lost "billions" while trying to force the point they didn't pay any federal tax?  Are you kidding me?  o_o

@  Emperor Ryu (01:48:02 AM)

The hospitality and travel industries are getting hit the hardest during this outbreak/pandemic, meaning they're not getting their usual amount of income.  You have to think from their point of views in trying to keep their business afloat in this uncertain market and the serious circumstances happening right now.  If your business was facing a massive income drop and customers not taking up on your services, won't you try to find ways to upkeep your reserves or most of it, or would you rather be subtle about having none whatsoever and face filing a Chapter 9 Bankruptcy claim in the near future?  You can forget worker strikes when there's no airline that has no money in the end, korniceman3000.  By the way, why so focused on the airline industry anyways?  Did something happen?  What did the airline industry to that was so wrong?  Is staying rich a crime?

@  Emperor Ryu (01:38:09 AM)

Hello SBox.  ^_^

<<<  His SNSD bias is, . . . wait for it, . . . "all of them."  ^_^  <<<  Innocent!  ^.^  Welcome back to the SBox, Elle!  ^.^

Let's put this into more perspective here, korniceman3000, shall we?  ^_^  $4 trillion combined means there's monetary discrimination towards those who've either earned their fortunes or inherited it from those who'd earned nevertheless.  What they do with their money is no different than what the rest of us do with our money.  If they can legally do that to help, work with the government, and/or boost the economy which will aid their business, there's absolutely no need to prosecute them in any way shape or form.  As for loans, they have to pay back regardless and they have to pray there isn't any interests rates attached to them.

@  Keitaro88 (12:33:06 AM) LOL 1 "special" pulled april fool prank *facepalm* waiting rest of the world
@  Keitaro88 (11:46:15 PM) NWO is comin! not 1 april joke, hehe
@  Keitaro88 (08:17:57 PM) @korniceman3000 free money, hehe
@  Keitaro88 (04:34:59 PM) how to unseen this O_O https://pbs.twimg.co...pg&name=900x900
@  korniceman3000 (01:17:00 PM) https://www.theguard...a-very-good-job
@  korniceman3000 (01:16:56 PM) Is he serious???? (O.O)???
@  korniceman3000 (11:59:11 AM) https://www.reuters....t-idUSKBN21I34J
@  korniceman3000 (11:59:09 AM) These are people that need help.
@  korniceman3000 (11:58:46 AM) It's like a long term way to defer taxes (if not entirely) + these taxes are offset to the consumer and shareholders allowing them a pass. Sadly as bad as Delta is, they still pay better dividends than a lot of other corporations who hoard their cash like Amazon.
@  korniceman3000 (11:40:20 AM) https://liveandletsf...orporate-taxes/
@  korniceman3000 (11:40:16 AM) This article gives an idea of how Delta found a way to game the system.
@  korniceman3000 (11:39:43 AM) Still think they pay a "larger amt" than working people? Hardly...
@  korniceman3000 (11:36:12 AM) Of the 80+, 60 of these companies are the largest in the US, including General Motors and Delta.
@  korniceman3000 (11:34:45 AM) https://itep.org/notadime/
@  korniceman3000 (11:34:40 AM) Activision Blizzard made $447 million and got a $229 million rebate.
@  korniceman3000 (11:33:36 AM) https://www.inc.com/...rprise-you.html
@  korniceman3000 (11:33:27 AM) Last year, over 80 major corporations found enough loopholes in the tax law to not pay any taxes, including Chevron, Amazon, Netflix etc. Amazon even managed to even get a $129 million tax REBATE.
@  korniceman3000 (11:14:48 AM) American Airlines is asking for $12 billion. I can expect Delta and United to eventually ask similar figures. That's already two thirds of the amt. granted for airline industry bailout. That $58 billion isn't going to last very long.
@  korniceman3000 (11:12:18 AM) You can bet there will be another airline strike + a whole series of layoffs and threats of bankruptcy in an effort to downsize and not use that money for their employees.
@  korniceman3000 (11:09:41 AM) Makes a hell of lot more sense.