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On her birthday on May 30th, YoonA sent a message to her fans via UFO Town.
In her message, YoonA stated, “To everyone who always give me strength and support^^As I have received so much well wishes and love this year, I am really thankful. Nowadays, I’m busy doing preparation for the Japan tour~The tour will be kicking off starting tomorrow and I’m feeling nervous…I wish to be back in Korea and perform for you guys too! Please anticipate my return ^^”.
She added, “I also know that all the fans in Japan and Korea are always sending me their well wishes and love!! ㅋㅋ You guys are the best!! Although I have so much more that I wish to say, I’m going to send more messages later..ㅋㅋㅋ Look after your health and since the weather is fine, please be happy and have a very nice day!! Thank you so much and I love you all.^^”
SNSD sent congratulatory messages to Metro News in conjunction with the 9th anniversary of its founding. SNSD, within less than 4 years after debut, are currently known as Korea’s national girl group and also, Asia’s upcoming top girl group who steadily takes on the global stages. The 9 girls stated that they wanted to be a part of Metro News’ happy moments.
Together with Metro News, after 4 years of debut
Debuting in August 2007, SNSD have been gracing the professional stages for less than 4 years. With an average of 5 years training duration for each member, their success today came from their tireless efforts during those trainee days. Metro News was one of their companions during those hard times.
“Before SNSD’s debut, I enjoyed reading Metro on the way to school and practice. With the interesting articles, I had fun every morning.” (Taeyeon)
After a long period of training, they finally debuted and they can still remember clearly the first time they appeared in Metro News (July 18th, 2007, Page 34 entitled “9 pretty high school girls ‘Female SuJu’ unveiled”)
“I can’t forget the happiness and thrill that day. I remember because the members were excited and happy, we couldn’t even read the articles properly.” (Sooyoung)
The girls thought that the reason for their success is mainly because they were able to show the public their growth, which is similar to that of Metro.
“We are always thinking of new concepts in order to present fresh images. We are encouraged by how the fans appreciate our changes and look forward to further changes. I think Metro’s attractiveness is the changes it has undergone.” (Yuri)
“Thank you for giving us these memories.” (Hyoyeon)
“I wish Metro will grow even more than the past nine years.” (Tiffany)
“Please keep providing good news, news that shine like morning sunshine.” (Sunny)
May 31st Japan tour, reaching out to overseas market
SNSD will be opening their ’1st Japan Arena Tour’ concerts in Japan starting May 31st. The tour will take place in Tokyo, Osaka, Hiroshima, Nagoya, Fukuoka, and Saitama until July 18.
“The most memorable moment last year was our first showcase in Japan. In the midst of fear and excitement on a foreign land, we couldn’t believe how the fans welcomed us. We wish to meet fans in many places and make new memories and meaning in every place we go.” (Seohyun)
After the Arena tour in summer, the girls will meet Korean fans as they kick off the “2011 Girls’ Generation Tour” on July 23rd and 24th. The girls have proven their outstanding vocals and brilliant stage performances throughout the ‘Into The New World 1st Asia Tour Concert’. Thus, fans can expect to see the girls showing their great teamwork and awesome performances during the upcoming concerts.
The concert in Seoul, which will be the start of second Asia tour, will be followed by Taipei, Nanjing, and other major Asia cities. Their activities are not confined to within Asia only. One June 10th and 11th, SM Entertainment will be holding their very first joint concert in Europe, the ‘SM Town Live World Tour in Paris’.
“I’m already looking forward to see the extend of K-pop’s impact on Paris. I was touched by our fans of various nationalities during the concert in Los Angeles last year. I think I will be touched again.” (YoonA)
SNSD’s position in terms of popularity in Japan’s music industry would be further strengthened with the release of their first Japanese album, “Girls’ Generation” on June 1st.
“Even though we haven’t been active in Korea for a long time, we hope to go back with more maturity through the experiences gained in foreign countries.” (Jessica)
Translated by: Taengfan@fanwonder.com