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‘FLY’: Happy Birthday, Jessica!
Posted by moonrise31 on April 18th, 2020

(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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With You, I Can Be Strong: For Taeyeon on Her 32nd Birthday
Posted by moonrise31 on March 9th, 2020

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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Don’t Say Goodbye: For Sooyoung on Her 31st Birthday
Posted by moonrise31 on February 10th, 2020

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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Until the Light Shines Through the Clouds: For Yuri on Her 31st Birthday
Posted by moonrise31 on December 5th, 2019

Lyrics taken from “DIVINE“. It’s been more than a decade since the world was introduced to Girls’ Generation. That’s 12 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. There is […]

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I’mma Fire It Up (‘Til We Reach the Sky): A Portrait of Hyoyeon for Her 31st Birthday
Posted by moonrise31 on September 22nd, 2019

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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Thank You For This Destiny: A Portrait of Girls’ Generation for Their 12th Anniversary
Posted by moonrise31 on August 5th, 2019

The concept of “fate” has been around for a long time; it weaves its way into our most treasured stories and answers the questions most of us could spend our entire lives trying to solve. We are constantly fascinated by it — this higher power that mere humans will always struggle to comprehend, but also […]

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