Posts Tagged ‘Yuri’
After years and years of writing nine birthday tributes annually to nine of the most special people around, you would think that ideas will eventually run dry because you can’t keep writing the same stuff year and year around. And that is, of course true, as I sometimes find myself blanking out in front of the computer like now, watching the little black line blinking on the white sheet in my word processing software.
Truth is, everyone who is reading this (thank you for reading btw) already knows and loves the girls and their quirky personalities as well as their dedication and passion for their jobs. Their appreciation for fans never goes unnoticed and the extra efforts they put into interacting and thanking fans make our love grow exponentially.
December is a month of mixed feelings; firstly, it is the last month of the year and it is the time when people either berate themselves for not doing enough in the year or congratulate themselves for doing a good job (it is usually the former though). December is also a merry and festive month thanks to Christmas and the upcoming New Year. Christmas songs are playing everywhere you go and Christmas decorations remind you of the season to give and to celebrate with friends and family.
But that is not all. December is also the last stop of our Soshi Express for the year; it is Yuri’s birthday month and it is another reason for celebrations 20 days before Christmas day. Our beloved Yuri turns 24 this year (or 25 by Korean age)!
2013 was significantly important for Yuri; she made her movie acting debut in the young and energetic swimming-themed ‘No Breathing’ alongside Lee Jongsuk and Seo Inguk. The movie did considerably well in Korea and will be making its premiere in many other countries in the coming month. I have not watched it but I have heard a lot of positive reviews about it as well as Yuri’s acting in it and that sounded like a good reason to catch it.
Besides that, Yuri sang two original soundtracks for the movie and you get to see her singing and playing the guitar in the movie! As if you needed another reason to watch it in the first place right? It is simply lovely to listen to her underrated voice in the songs and you should check them out if you haven’t.
Let’s see, Yuri is now a singer, dancer, movie and drama actress, part-time songwriter, ex-emcee, occasionally models for fashion magazines and of course, she’s still a student on top of all that. Oh right, she also became a coach on the dancing reality show ‘Dancing 9’ earlier this year with Hyoyeon! What else can’t our dear Yuri do?
Also, she is possibly one of the most athletic of the group and she has probably tried her hand in most sports. Honestly, I was expecting to see her swimming skill, which was boasted about by Sooyoung, in the swimming-themed ‘No Breathing’ but it never happened much to my despair (and everyone else’s).
If you have never attended any of Girls’ Generation’s solo concerts, you really should. Just save up and go for one. You will step out of it overflowing with love for them. If you think that Yuri is funny and dorky when you see her in variety shows and on stages, you will have to see her in concerts. That is when she goes hyper and becomes the most lovable dork you have ever seen.
Jumping around forming hearts over her head, running and teasing her group members and so much more. It never ends and you will love it. Sometimes I wish that I have nine pairs of eyes to look at all nine of them but it is just impossible and at the end of the all-too-short concert, you will feel like reliving it again.
Now, regardless whether it is winter or summer in your place at the moment, it is the day to celebrate – to celebrate the existence of our passionate, lovely, amazing, hardworking and dorky Yuri.
Yuri, Happy Birthday! We love you! Have a great time celebrating with your family and members!
Photo Credit: 0nlyul, topstarnews, 891205.com, MBC
After Tiffany accepted the ‘Video of the Year’ award on behalf of Girls’ Generation at the YouTube Music Awards today, Girls’ Generation members took to their social networking accounts as well as the Girls’ Generation official account to express their gratitude to fans, who voted continuously for almost two weeks.
Taeyeon posted on her Instagram account:
[TRANSLATION] Girls’ Generation was able to receive the ‘Video of the Year’ award at the YouTube Music Awards!! kkya! Thank you so much to the many people who shared the video for days, and, as expected, SONEs are worldwide. SONEs who always make us move! And all the people who worked hard for the music video, thank you very very much. #ytma #IAmGirlsGeneration
Meanwhile, Sunny posted on Twitter:
Thank you!!!! SONE jjang (the best)♥ Thank you #sone♥ you guys are BEST!!!!! “@YouTube: VIDEO OF THE YEAR: “I Got a Boy” by Girls’ Generation #YTMA”
Yuri also wrote her message in English in Instagram:
today is a celebration for all our 소원s around the world! it feels like a dream come true..this will forever be a UNFORGETTABLE DAY!! thanku♥
Besides that, Sooyoung left her message on Girls’ Generation’s official website:
[TRANSLATION] Thank you for presenting us with a heart-felt day^^♥
Thanks to you, Soshi never feels lonely..hehe
Thanks to SONE, we’ve added on another proud title!!
I couldn’t be happier…^^
thank u so much for all your support and love^-^♥
Right now is Girls’ Generation!!
And finally, maknae Seohyun also left her messages, twice on Twitter and on the official website.
In her second tweet in English, she said:
Thank you again to our amazing fans all over the world who voted for GG to win a YTMA for “I Got a Boy”! love u guys❤
Congratulations again, girls! You deserved the award! And to SONEs, everyone did a great job!
Translations credit: firstname.lastname@example.org
Prior to the release of the movie ‘No Breathing’, the music video for Yuri’s song ‘Bling Star’ for the soundtrack of her first ever movie has been released at 12pm KST on October 22nd!
In the music video released, viewers were given a glimpse of the scenes in the swimming-themed movie accompanied by Yuri’s clear and mesmerizing vocals.
The movie is due for release at the end of October and the new soundtrack from the movie has surely increased the hype of the much-anticipated movie, which stars Lee Jongsuk, Seo Inguk and of course, Kwon Yuri.
Besides ‘Bling Star’, another song ‘Banjjak Banjjak’ by Yuri for the movie was also released today and both songs are available for purchase on major online music sites such as MelOn.
Are you excited for the movie?
On October 17th, Yuri’s pictorial for fashion magazine Cosmopolitan was revealed in conjunction with the upcoming release of her new movie ‘No Breathing’.
In the pictorial, Yuri showed off her sexy charms and beautiful S-line in a variety of black and white-themed outfits, which ranged from a body-hugging one-piece short dress to an elegant knee-length dress which showed off her shoulders.
The magazine also conducted an interview with Yuri, particularly about her participation in her first movie ‘No Breathing’, slated for release at the end of October. She talked about her character Jungeun and said that she wasn’t your typical first love as she was a laidback person who “hits Seo Inguk’s character at the back of the head often and eats chicken feet casually in front of the guy who likes her”.
She also revealed that her co-stars Lee Jongsuk and Seo Inguk were different from the images they projected as celebrities. Seo Inguk, whom she thought would be a considerate guy, was surprisingly appealing and had a bad boy feel while Lee Jongsuk was unpredictably playful unlike his chic image.
Yuri also revealed her wish to continue to act as more diverse characters in the future through the interview.
This beautiful pictorial and interview will be released in the November issue of Cosmopolitan.
Credit: ch0sshi@twitter (translation) + reviewstar.hankooki.com + tvdaily.co.kr
It appears as though more and more Girls’ Generation members are getting their own personal SNS! After Taeyeon, Hyoyeon and Yuri on Instagram and Jessica on Weibo, Sunny became the next member to have not one, but two SNS accounts!
The Instagram account (svnnynight) became official the moment fellow member Taeyeon followed her, which led to the joy and cheers of fans worldwide, now that they will get to be closer to another of their idol. On top of that, her Twitter account Sunnyday515 was also revealed on the same day!
To kickstart her account, Sunny posted a beautiful unseen selca with the message “안녕?!..나야*^^* Hiiiiiiiii first post!!!”
So far, fans have been entertained and amused by the variety of photos and updates the other four girls have posted on their SNS accounts, which ranged from the beautiful selcas to the dorky selcas to their pets and things they see and do in their travels.
Perhaps we will see more SNS accounts from the other members in the near future too? I know I for one will be utmostly delighted, won’t you?
Yuri and Yoona are featured in a breathtaking pictorial in the latest High Cut magazine, to be released on July 4th.
In the series of photos unveiled, the duo showed off their respective innocent and sexy charms while adorning the latest luxury jewellery from Bulgari’s ‘B.zero1′ collection.
Meanwhile, in the interview conducted with the magazine, Yuri and Yoona also talked about acting as well as Yuri’s role in her first movie ‘No Breathing’ alongside Lee Jongsuk and Seo Inguk, where she has to learn to play the guitar.
Check out the rest of the photos and interview in High Cut issue 105 when it is released in a few days on July 4th.
Credit: sportschosun.com + High Cut
Yuri, Hyoyeon and Shinhwa’s Lee Minwoo will be appearing on Mnet’s new survival dancing show ‘Dancing 9′ as Kpop dance masters, which starts airing on July 20th.
Yuri and Hyoyeon, the dancing queens of Girls’ Generation, as well as Lee Minwoo, a member of the legendary boy band Shinhwa, which made their debut 15 years ago, will be sharing their experiences and coaching the contestants of the new reality programme along with other dance celebrities.
The duo from Girls’ Generation, who had witnessed the spread of Kpop and its dances through their tours and performances worldwide said that they truly felt the powerful impact of dances. Through the show, Hyoyeon and Yuri would like to take the opportunity to share their experiences as part of a performing group and their skills in addition to things like fashion and trend. In the interview, they also said that they will to help contestants who are trying to make a name for themselves with dancing.
Yuri and Hyoyeon always amaze with their dancing skills and the latter came in as runner-up in dancing reality show ‘Dancing with the Stars 2′ so their participation in ‘Dancing 9′ is hugely anticipated.
‘Dancing 9′, the new-concept dance survival programme will include various dances including contemporary dance, dance sports, jazz, street, Kpop dances and more. A total of 500 million won in prize is up for grabs in the dance competition.
‘Dancing 9′ will start on July 20th at 11 pm KST.
Credit: joynews24.com + tvdaily.co.kr + ‘Dancing 9‘ official website
Yuri will be taking on her first lead role as an actress in her first ever movie!
As announced by SM Entertainment on May 16th, Yuri has been selected as the lead female role for the movie ‘No Breathing’ alongside Lee Jongsuk and Seo Inguk, where she will play the role of a musician in a movie, which revolves around the theme of swimming, the first of its kind in Korea.
In ‘No Breathing’, a film about the love and friendship of three youths who were childhood friends, Yuri will play the character of Jungeun, a girl with a laidback personality with dreams to become a musician and her character will be involved in a love triangle with the male leads.
When interviewed about the good news, Yuri said that she was happy to be able to show a new side of herself through the movie and she liked the character after reading the scenario for it. She promised to work hard for her debut film, which is scheduled to start its shooting on May 19th and will make its premiere in the second half of the year.
Credit: enews24.net, starnnews.com, Newsen
Yuri took part in a recent pictorial, titled “Lime Pink Blue ‘Yuri’ (라임 핑크 블루 ‘유리’)”, for star style magazine High Cut and it was unveiled in the magazine’s 97th issue.
Yuri showed off her distinctive charms for the pictorial with bright-coloured outfits and accessories from VOV(보브) and V+eL(브이엘) such as the denim outfits, long tweed jacket, over-sized sunglasses, high-top sneakers and bright accessories to bring out the feelings of spring.
More photos from the pictorial can be found in issue 97 of High Cut magazine, available in stores, online and also in the High Cut app in Apple’s App Store.
Credit: donga.com + highcut.co.kr