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‘Until the End’: For Hyoyeon on Her 30th Birthday
Posted by moonrise31 on September 22nd, 2018
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In a world where success depends on something as finicky as public opinion, very few are able to strike the balance between toeing the line of social convention while also remaining true to the colors they want to show off to their audience — an audience who may have stopped by on a whim, ready […]

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‘Light Up the Sky’: For Girls’ Generation on Their 11th Anniversary
Posted by moonrise31 on August 5th, 2018
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Eleven 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?’: For Tiffany on Her 30th Birthday
Posted by moonrise31 on August 1st, 2018
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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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‘We Will Meet Again’: For Seohyun on Her 28th Birthday
Posted by moonrise31 on June 28th, 2018
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Seohyun has never been what we would usually associate with “the youngest”. Her members dote on her like loving older sisters, of course, but they also happily give her an authority not often enjoyed by others in a similar group dynamic. From the very beginning, after all, they’ve listened to her as she coaxed (demanded) […]

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‘Just One More Time’: For Sunny on Her 30th Birthday
Posted by moonrise31 on May 15th, 2018
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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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‘Hold My Hand Again’: For Jessica on Her 30th Birthday
Posted by moonrise31 on April 18th, 2018
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Jessica has always been independent. As a member of Girls’ Generation, she’s someone with the resolve of an ice princess — or maybe a sergeant — and the will to scream like a dolphin even in the face of immediate danger. She’s belted out bridges and ad-libs on stage after stage without a single waver, […]

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