[06.03.09] Even from Mexico and France, “Happy Birthday Yoona”

Look forward to the birthday congratulation ad for SNSD’s Yoona which will be published in the newspaper on June 3rd. It wasn’t the first time fans published congratulations for their idol stars but the ad this time had something special. The congratulations weren’t only in Korean – they were also written in English, Chinese, German and even Arabic. “Carolina/F/20/Mexico”, “Jeremi Auber/M/22/France” and many more submitted congratulation messages and they even introduced themselves briefly.

This “Global Congratulation Ad” was an event prepared by SNSD’s fancafe “Hwa Soo Eun Hwa” for Yoona’s birthday on the 30th of May.
According to “Hwa Soo Eun Hwa”, foreign fansite “Soshified” (soshified.com) came up with almost 400 messages from 30 different countries in 3 days after they posted “we want to request birthday congratulation messages”.
“Soshified” is an international fansite for “So Nyuh Shi Dae” with 25,000 members and was opened in February 2008.
The fancafe “Hwa Soo Eun Hwa” picked out and published 23 messages.

The dimensions for the stars’ congratulation newspaper ads, which started to boom in the later half of last year, are around 10cm x10cm. People in the fanclub gather money for the ad and they also decide on which design to use.
Fansite members confess their endless love to the stars and they even get the media’s attention which makes members participate more actively. […]

Source: Yahoo Korea/Joongang Ilbo
Written by Kang Haeran
Translated by Xeth@soshified/forums
Edited by Soy@soshified/forums

Edit: http://www.sosiz.net/4086684#5
There’s another article floating around with the interviews in Hangul. Basically everyone with a picture on there is from Soshified and a few members didn’t send in pictures but sent in their interviews, Soshified jjang.