Stop calling her pretty. She isn’t ‘pretty’. Pretty doesn’t even begin to describe her. She is so much more than that. She is kind hearted and heartbroken, gentle and dangerous, an angel one day and a she devil the next, intelligent yet silly, hilariously funny yet devastatingly sad, she is passion personified as a human being. Pretty isn’t even close.“


Happy birthday to you Tippa Chan, our awkward pink monster california roll! We are now celebrating your 26th birthday! You debuted at the young age of 18, and over the years we have watched you grow as both an artist and an amazing woman. Your vocal abilities never stop amazing us, and SNSD’s music wouldn’t quite be the same without your voice. You’re humble, you’re adorable, you’re fashionable, you’re thoughtful, you’re talented and you’re the unstoppable Hwang Mi Young. The world wouldn’t be quite as bright without your amazing smile that everyone loves. You’re always energetic and knows very well how to communicate with an audience, which makes you an incredible performer. You give us your all, and supporting you and waving back at you with our pink lightsticks is the least we can do for you. We hope your 27th year, and SNSD’s 9th year will be more amazing than ever before.

Happy 26th birthday Tiffany!

SNSD was the group that got me in to kpop but I don’t really identify as a SONE (or any groups fandom for that matter) and part of that is because kpop fans come off as feeling like they are entitled to something. I understand that people are famous because of fans and artists should be grateful for that, but at the same time they don’t owe you anything. YOU chose to invest your time into them, and you’re free to stop being a fan if they don’t meet your standards. There is a quote by David Wong that I think a lot of kpop fans (including SONEs) should remember: “but remember, there are two ways to dehumanize someone: by dismissing them, and by idolizing them.”

Kpop fans don’t let the PEOPLE in idol groups act like people. They always have to be flawless, healthy, pretty, funny. They have to be perfect. They aren’t allowed to have feelings. They aren’t allowed to fall in love and date. They aren’t allowed to be human.

Next time you want to bash an idol or send them hate because one thing is off (little or big), why don’t you back it up and really think about it.  Appreciate the fact that SNSD has stayed in the game this long with you and treat them as human being who has mental, physical, and emotional needs.


her vocals >.<