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When I Look at You: Happy Birthday, Seohyun!
Posted by moonrise31 on June 28th, 2024

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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You Are My Star: Happy Birthday, Yoona!
Posted by moonrise31 on May 30th, 2024

In a line of work where appearance is everything, being labeled as the “face” is no small responsibility. Instead, it’s the expectations of hundreds and thousands you will never personally meet, and the stress of pulling all of that weight in addition to your own. It might even be something you feel like you don’t […]

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‘CATCH (Me If You Can)’: Happy Birthday, Sunny!
Posted by moonrise31 on May 15th, 2024

An acronym that describes what Lee Sunny is to SONE. C.A.T.C.H. Collected. One of Sunny’s strongest traits, perhaps, is how calm she is. Especially in an industry where far-flung dreams are the norm and emotions run higher than high, her level-headedness is something to be especially appreciated. Sunny is an anchor to the Girls’ Generation […]

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‘Hold My Hand Again’: Happy Birthday, Jessica!
Posted by moonrise31 on April 18th, 2024

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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‘FINE’: Happy Birthday, Taeyeon!
Posted by moonrise31 on March 9th, 2024

(An acronym that describes what Kim Taeyeon is to SONE.) F.I.N.E. First. But not in the immediate association that might come with this description; no, for Girls’ Generation, it’s something more than being at the very top. And Taeyeon shows just what that something is day after day — has been doing so since long […]

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Don’t Say Goodbye: Happy Birthday, Sooyoung!
Posted by moonrise31 on February 10th, 2024

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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