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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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Let’s Just Run: Happy Birthday, Tiffany!
Posted by moonrise31 on August 1st, 2020 - 5 comments
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Movement has always been something to admire; whether it’s the bustle of an early morning in the city or the gentle waves of a grassy field as a breeze blows across, the feeling and the concept of heading somewhere — anywhere — always leaves just the slightest itch in our feet and the tiniest push […]

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When I Look at You: Happy Birthday, Seohyun!
Posted by moonrise31 on June 28th, 2020 - 8 comments
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Being the youngest of a group is always a little bit of a special thing. The expectations are different: you can make more mistakes, shoulder fewer responsibilities, trip and act silly only to be scolded with a fond shake of the head. But at the same time, you’re monitored in a different way, too. How […]

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