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I Surrender My Heart: Happy Birthday, Jessica!
Posted by moonrise31 on April 18th, 2021 - 2 comments
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Follow your dreams. It’s a phrase that’s been taught to us from a young age: the concept that breathes fairy tales to life, the inspiration that pushes people through the roughest days with hopes of some brighter future. Of course, such a concept is much simpler in theory than in practice. Only a fraction of […]

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Time Lapse: Happy Birthday, Taeyeon!
Posted by moonrise31 on March 9th, 2021 - 6 comments
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Picture a warm summer day in 2007, air buzzing with excitement as well as the early August heat. This is the stuff that dreams are made of: the dreams of teenagers who grew up much too fast just so they could have a chance of looking back later, with the pride of walking the road […]

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‘(How Great is Your) LOVE’: Happy Birthday, Sooyoung!
Posted by moonrise31 on February 10th, 2021 - 4 comments
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(A song — and an acronym — that describes what Choi Sooyoung is to SONE.) L.O.V.E. Loyal. Her recent appearance on “Let’s Eat Dinner Together” says it all: when someone tells her that she shouldn’t promote Girls’ Generation first and should instead introduce herself as just “Sooyoung”, she immediately replied, “I need to add ‘Girls’ […]

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C’est La Vie: Happy Birthday, Yuri!
Posted by moonrise31 on December 5th, 2020 - 4 comments
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For those who have followed Girls’ Generation since their beginnings, or for others who joined later but have had the opportunity to search through more nostalgic times, it’s easy to see that Yuri has always had an outlook on life that many can only dream of following. She takes each day as it comes, and […]

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‘GET UP’: Happy Birthday, Hyoyeon!
Posted by moonrise31 on September 22nd, 2020 - 7 comments
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An acronym that describes what Kim Hyoyeon is to SONE. G.E.T. U.P. Genuine. In a business that’s built on manufactured images and hiding behind layers upon layers, it’s common knowledge that most of the time, we’re only shown whatever has been chosen for us to see. And yet, Hyoyeon seems to pay little attention to […]

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Beyond the Stars Lies Forever: Happy Anniversary, Girls’ Generation!
Posted by moonrise31 on August 5th, 2020 - 5 comments
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​ Before technology like satellites and GPS navigation, and especially before the compass application that now comes on most smartphones, ancient sailors used astrolabes to navigate the blackest of oceans. These instruments were incredibly complex, made of material heavy enough to resist sliding along a jerking ship deck, and constructed to show location based on […]

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