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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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‘I Never Want to Let You Go’: Happy Birthday, Yoona!
Posted by moonrise31 on May 30th, 2020 - 4 comments
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Yoona has always been the center of attention, whether she’d asked for it or not. Even over a decade ago, as the face of the soon-to-be nation’s girl group, Yoona was never not in the spotlight. Her company placed her there, her members insisted that she belonged there, and the public eye made sure she […]

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‘Just One More Time’: Happy Birthday, Sunny!
Posted by moonrise31 on May 15th, 2020 - 10 comments
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Something that all fans of K-Pop have to come to terms with is that K-Pop is, in fact, an industry; there are those who compare it to a factory, manufacturing idol after idol to expressly cater to the public. Because at the very core, it’s just business — and that makes it very hard to […]

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