Give It to Me, Love: Happy Birthday, Sunny!
Posted by moonrise31 on May 15th, 2023

Ever since her debut, Sunny has been known as various things: the vitamin, the energy pill, the aegyo master of Girls’ Generation. And sure, labels are only labels at the end of the day, and bear no indication as to whether their claims are actually true. It’s standard practice now, to put each member of […]

Read more »
‘FLY’: Happy Birthday, Jessica!
Posted by moonrise31 on April 18th, 2023

(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 […]

Read more »
‘We Know Each Other the Best in This World’: Happy Birthday, Taeyeon!
Posted by moonrise31 on March 9th, 2023

From the beginning, Taeyeon probably never wanted to be the leader. It’s a lot of weight to put on a single teenager’s shoulders, especially since fame and fortune weren’t falling into their laps the moment Girls’ Generation finally debuted. She smiled more, worried more, withdrew more into herself just to try and be the confident […]

Read more »
Your Heart Will Bring Us Home: Happy Birthday, Sooyoung!
Posted by moonrise31 on February 10th, 2023

Dear Sooyoung, To me, you have always been one of the members who stands out at first glance. And it’s not just your height, or how you’ll always speak your mind before anyone else can even think of anything to say. It’s not just that stage presence you have, either: the grace and elegance you […]

Read more »
‘Stay with Me Day and Night’: Happy Birthday, Yuri!
Posted by moonrise31 on December 5th, 2022

Fifteen years is a long time; and the years of training just to prepare for those special fifteen (and beyond), even more so. It can’t be done by everyone, and even those at the top often falter — because it requires more than just strength and talent, or perseverance and even desperation. Fate and fortune […]

Read more »
‘Until the End’: Happy Birthday, Hyoyeon!
Posted by moonrise31 on September 22nd, 2022

In a world where success depends on something as finicky as public opinion, very few are able to strike the balance between toeing the line of social convention while also remaining true to the colors they want to show off to their audience — an audience who may have stopped by on a whim, ready […]

Read more »