‘FLY’: For Jessica on Her 29th Birthday
Posted by moonrise31 on April 18th, 2017

(A song — and an acronym — that describes what Jung Jessica is to SONE.) F.L.Y. Forward. Choosing a direction is never the easiest, and reminding yourself to never stop is even harder. But pushing ahead regardless of the obstacles is what makes Jessica a force to be reckoned with. At first, “drive” may not […]

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‘FINE’: For Taeyeon on Her 29th Birthday
Posted by moonrise31 on March 9th, 2017

(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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‘(How Great is Your) LOVE’: For Sooyoung on Her 28th Birthday
Posted by moonrise31 on February 10th, 2017
sooyoung your eyes

(A song — and an acronym — that describes what Choi Sooyoung is to SONE.) L.O.V.E. Loyal. Her recent appearance on “Let’s Eat Dinner Together” says it all: when someone tells her that she shouldn’t promote Girls’ Generation first and should instead introduce herself as just “Sooyoung”, she immediately replied, “I need to add ‘Girls’ […]

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‘(Bling) STAR’: For Yuri on Her 28th Birthday
Posted by moonrise31 on December 5th, 2016

(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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We ♥ #HyoStyle – A Portrait of Hyoyeon for Her 28th Birthday
Posted by anye on September 22nd, 2016

When any SONE well-versed in the vault of classic Soshi variety shows thinks about Hyoyeon’s personal sense of style, one of the words that might just pop into your head—along with a barely suppressed giggle—is “fashion terrorist.” Coined by Sooyoung in Intimate Note in 2009, this nickname was used to highlight the loving exasperation Sooyoung and many of […]

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Beyond the Stars Lies Forever: A Portrait of Girls’ Generation for Their 9th Anniversary
Posted by moonrise31 on August 5th, 2016
snsd ahhhhh the feelings

​ 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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