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Crowning the Stars: Happy Birthday, Sunny!
Posted by moonrise31 on May 15th, 2022

I’d like to start this off with a small astronomy reference — don’t worry, the lesson will be simple, seeing as I’m basing this entire analogy on a fact I learned in my 8th grade science class. But enough of a rambling introduction; let’s cut straight to the chase: her name. “Sunny”, of course, very […]

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‘Hold My Hand Again’: Happy Birthday, Jessica!
Posted by moonrise31 on April 18th, 2022

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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With You, I Can Be Strong: Happy Birthday, Taeyeon!
Posted by moonrise31 on March 9th, 2022

Lyrics taken from “DIVINE“. One of the first things mentioned when it comes to Taeyeon will always be “leader”. It’s a concept she can’t escape, whether it’s in nostalgic reference to her group position upon debut, a nod to Girls’ Generation’s position as one of the biggest groups to ever hit the K-Pop industry, or […]

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Like a Flower Petal: Happy Birthday, Sooyoung!
Posted by moonrise31 on February 10th, 2022

Fourteen years is a long time. And as Girls’ Generation closes in on their 15th anniversary, many fans might find themselves in an odd balance of feeling a little bit like Girls’ Generation has been around since forever ago, and a little bit like Girls’ Generation has practically disappeared since forever ago. Because as much […]

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Until the Light Shines Through the Clouds: Happy Birthday, Yuri!
Posted by moonrise31 on December 5th, 2021

Lyrics taken from “DIVINE“. It’s been more than a decade since the world was introduced to Girls’ Generation. That’s more than ten years — and counting — since Kwon Yuri first looked straight into the public eye and smiled, fresh-faced at the foot of what promised to be an uphill journey, to say the least. […]

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I’mma Fire It Up (‘Til We Reach the Sky): Happy Birthday, Hyoyeon!
Posted by moonrise31 on September 22nd, 2021

In any group of people, individuals fall into roles as naturally as we sort idols into “lead rappers” and “main visuals”. There are always those who lead and those who follow, those who lend a sense of calm and those who make the mood. And in a group under circumstances as high-pressure and emotionally intense […]

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