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Don’t Say Goodbye: Happy Birthday, Sooyoung!
Posted by moonrise31 on February 10th, 2024 - 3 comments
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Lyrics taken from “DIVINE“. Ask what comes to mind when Choi Sooyoung is mentioned, and the answer might be anything within a range of characteristics: she’s outgoing and charismatic, has a surprisingly sweet singing voice that is often overlooked, and is now recognized as a talented actress rising steadily through the ranks of those appearing […]

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‘(Bling) STAR’: Happy Birthday, Yuri!
Posted by moonrise31 on December 5th, 2023 - 3 comments
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(A song — and an acronym — that describes what Kwon Yuri is to SONE.) S.T.A.R. Sincere. No matter who we are and what paths we walk, we all know this: it is exceedingly difficult to be genuine. And for most of us, that’s without also being under the constant scrutiny of the public eye. […]

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Beyond Gravity: Happy Birthday, Hyoyeon!
Posted by moonrise31 on September 22nd, 2023 - 13 comments
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To. Hyoyeon: Another birthday, another year — and a lot can happen in those 365 or so days. Now is the time to look back on the falls that you’ve picked yourself up from, the hills that you’ve climbed over, the leaps that you’ve taken to touch the clouds. And can I be honest? I’m […]

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‘Light Up the Sky’: Happy Anniversary, Girls’ Generation!
Posted by moonrise31 on August 5th, 2023 - 3 comments
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Sixteen years is a long time. In an industry that’s always looking for the next big hit before the current one has even stepped onto the stage, few make it past the gauntlet of public scrutiny, and fewer are able to ride the favor of a nationwide audience for longer than it takes to be […]

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‘Will You Listen?’: Happy Birthday, Tiffany!
Posted by moonrise31 on August 1st, 2023 - 2 comments
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Tiffany is someone who dreams big. Someone who imagines futures so grand that the world — maybe even the entire universe — has a hard time holding it all in. But that’s what having dreams entails: believing in things that scrape the farthest boundaries of possibility, things that remain intangible even when we have them […]

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Spread Your Wings and Soar: Happy Birthday, Seohyun!
Posted by moonrise31 on June 28th, 2023 - 13 comments
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Dear Seohyun, I’m just going to be honest right off the bat here: you are simply amazing. Over these past 15 (almost 16!) years, you’ve grown from that adorable little maknae with a healthy fear of hamburgers (although, you took a bite out of one in the first episode of “Girls Go To School” — […]

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