Hi! I’m the girl who is best friends with pen and paper. You’ll often see me sitting in the corner of the room writing stories or poems. I’m the kind of person that sleeps late at night because I can’t put down the book I’m reading. I talk about fictional characters as if they are real people and cried for days when one of them died. I got a very wide imaginative mind that when I’m imagining my characters having a conversation my facial expression went along with how they’re suppose to say their dialogue. I’m an arts and literature student and when I met my classmates in college I don’t felt weird for the first time, I immediately belong because they are all crazy like me. I have an unhealthy obsession with chocolates, books, TV show, movies, musical plays, music, hockey, hockey players (I’m no puck bunny though, I just appreciate looking at good looking guys!!!), Taylor Swift, anime and with the color blue.
One of my favorite past time is spacing out to my own little world but sometimes I can be also too aware of my surroundings, that might sound contradicting to each other but that’s how I operate. Since at the very young age, I am known for abandoning projects or things when I already lost my interest in it. I find it hard to concentrate at listening and doing a task if it bores me. I am perfectly fine with myself and abilities and talents. I might be far from the norms and not even close to the standard of the society but you know what? I love myself for that fact because I’m uniquely just myself not a carbon copy of anyone else. I think it is one of my achievements in life, to never be afraid of just being me, myself and I. I would rather be a nobody than be a somebody that is just like everyone else. I love spending time with my family and friends but at the end of the day I still craved a time for myself. A moment to get lost in my own thoughts and daydream, I guess I’m a loner by nature. I don’t have that many friends but I am fine with that. I am good at judging people’s characters and like to surround myself with optimistic and cheerful people that motivate me to work harder. It is nice to be in the environment where people is so passionate and love what they does.
This post’s title is my answer to that recent article from Beyond Hallyu about Girls’ Generation which you could read at http://beyondhallyu.com/k-pop/end-snsd/
Well, first of all, I really don’t think that Mr. Mr. as a failed comeback stage and the girls revealing their relationship status are signs that our Soshis are starting to fall off the stage. While it’s probably true that K-Pop is now moving to an era of newer generation of idols, visualizing a K-Pop scene without the girls of Girls’ Generation, I assume, is still unthinkable. They have reached many heights in their career that no girl group has ever achieved. So, it will take more than just one failed comeback and more scandalous scandal than dating to remove SNSD from the top of their game.
Although I do agree that SM has done bad business decision for SNSD’s music, I must say their choice to disclose the girls’ relationship status is the right move. As opposed to BH’s article’s claim that SM is putting SNSD on a suicide mission by letting them off in the public with their “dating status,” I should say it is SM’s and the members of SNSD themselves’ way of telling the public that their favourite girl group is now moving forward to complete adulthood. Given the girls’ circumstances especially on their age, letting the public know that they’re maturing is an essential action for the sake of the team. It’s not forever that they could upheld the image of being the perfect, young, and innocent single ladies. To me, continuing with that kind of par would be boring, too artificial and very less relatable. As a fan of similar age to them (just me and Seohyun actually), I really appreciate seeing them moving forward with their lives. It’s like I’m growing up with them.
Being in the K-Pop scene in the last 4 years, I’ve learned enough that true fans don’t get upset with news such as dating. True fans are aware that like them, the Soshis are also human beings who have lives of their own to live. Even though most fans have loved them on more personal level rather than just their music, I surmised that true SONEs are rational enough to respect the girls’ decisions.
And with respect to SM’s consenting on this matter, I agree to the opinion that maybe SM doesn’t really see it as a loss in any way for SNSD and for them. Well, neither do I.
SM has come a long way in the entertainment industry of South Korea since it started in 1989. I could say that they’ve been their long enough to distinguish that killing SNSD, a proven hit seller, in their own hands for an indeterminate success of a new girl group will be truly unwise. Financially, it would be too much of a risk. They might have thrived with EXO but they know it’s hard to popularize a girl group compare to a boy group. Hate to admit that but that’s just the way the market works these days.
Look at f(x). They’re in SM but have they triumphed in putting them in the same level of SNSD’s popularity or else SNSD’s sales? I think not. What it would take to have the next Nation’s #1 Girl Group is still unidentifiable at this point in time.
Anyway, in view of SNSD’s current crisis in music, I have to say it all boils down to SM’s poor planning. But I believe it’s repairable. If SM gauge more effort and creativity and the girls too (if they still want the idol life), who knows? They might end up more successful than what they are now.
Furthermore, to pronounce that they have stopped being about the music and just being on the image is too overrated. I think their last two records, The Boys and I Got A Boy were decent enough as music. I mean I got a boy is to some extent catchy and with it we have seen SNSD in some serious dancing moves. Another point, even though Mr. Mr. wasn’t that well-off, the record is actually likeable. And the modelings and PRs they’re doing are all result of their success. Honestly, it’s an inevitable result.
So, all in all, I should say that it’s still too early to declare Girls’ Generations end. Although my affection for these girls is not as huge as a real Sone would have, I must say that I would love to see them retiring the idol life in the most elegant way.
Lol IGAB M/V actually said it all to us, dont know abt other girls but….
BECAUSE I WASN’T ALREADY SAD ENOUGH BY THAT MOVIE.
This story was printed in my newspaper and I cut it out and kept it on my desk all of sophmore year of college.
I THINK IM CRYING, YEP THOSE ARE BUCKETS OF TEARSWtf people?! :( that’s so sad.