-In the 20 year history of South Korean girl groups, SNSD has taken up 10 years of it. There must be a huge sense of pride.
SY: “(During group promotions) Even just 2 years ago, I didn’t fully understand the huge meaning behind everything I’ve done so far. I didn’t know how difficult and big it was that we received daesangs as a girl group and toured internationally. We were too busy working hard to prepare the tasks right in front of our eyes and stand on stage. As we did our individual activities, I understand that the work that I do as SNSD is the most valuable work that I can do. I received generous love beyond my abilities. Because the 8 of us were together, we were able to ride the boat of SNSD.
— Choi Sooyoung for Sports Donga (trans by SonexStella)