To my numero uno ultimo bias, Kwon Yuri!
Happy birthday! I can’t believe another year has passed by that quick! Everything’s flying by so fast, it feels so surreal. Now, as a SONE, I know you but you don’t know me as an individual. But I’m very proud to be part of the thousands that make up the pink sea and I’m happy to celebrate your birthday.
Our Black Pearl, Kkab Yul, Kwon Yuri. You with the personality of a cheerful kid – who at the same time, is a mature young woman. To me, your Black Pearl self is your mature side, a graceful, poised and beautiful young woman, whereas our Kkab Yul is the happy, always smiling, dork. Whichever shows, you will always be our Yuri, who is forever loved.
You may be PG-13 at times or even worse, but most of the time you’re kid friendly. You’re friendly and you’re a kid. I wonder why you aren’t included in Soshi’s chodings.
There are so many things I love about you and one of them is your smile! Your super cheerful, uniquely Kwon Yuri smile! It honestly lights up a room, and I hope you continue to do so.
Nothing without 9, we always say. And that goes true for you, SNSD won’t be SNSD without the members we have now. Yuri, you’re a gem in the group, you are irreplacable.
1, 2 Step and If. That rushed people to the hopsital. I know you love performing, and we won’t stop you. I’m personally happy with the song choices you make, it’s not high pitched, cutesy, and restrains your vocals. Your pretty, husky voice was suited for Ciara & Janet Jackson songs. Plus trot! I remember that song you sang on the first episode of Invicible Youth – i keep replaying it. You aren’t the main vocal, but you do your best in singing and I absolutely love you for that.
You’ve got a lot of personality in you, especially when you take photos and selcas. You get into character in photoshoots, and that’s very professional, very disciplined. If I didn’t know any better and saw you in a magazine spread, I would’ve assumed you were a professional model – because it leaves me in awe, how you are able to condition yourself in such a way. Sure, a lot of people can do that, but of course, not everyone can, and you have your way with the camera. Yuri, you are photogenic in every sense.
Kwon Yuri, you’re you, you’re unique, you’re loved and you’re blessed. Never forget that. SONE will be here for you, through everything. You want to keep dancing and performing even after a long time? We’ll be with you through it all.
Happy 22nd/23rd birthday, Kwon Yuri!
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