‘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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‘(Bling) STAR’: Happy Birthday, Yuri!
Posted by moonrise31 on December 5th, 2023

(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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Beyond Gravity: Happy Birthday, Hyoyeon!
Posted by moonrise31 on September 22nd, 2023

To. Hyoyeon: Another birthday, another year — and a lot can happen in those 365 or so days. Now is the time to look back on the falls that you’ve picked yourself up from, the hills that you’ve climbed over, the leaps that you’ve taken to touch the clouds. And can I be honest? I’m […]

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‘Light Up the Sky’: Happy Anniversary, Girls’ Generation!
Posted by moonrise31 on August 5th, 2023

Sixteen 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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