oh dear kwon boa, where do we even begin? by far, i think you’d be hard-pressed to find a recent year that even compares to this past one. in just the twelve months since your last birthday, you’ve not only improved musically, but your drive and motivation has increased in leaps and bounds from what it initially was the previous year. and as if that alone weren’t enough, fans (both old and new) have been allowed this opportunity to view you as more than just “asia’s star“—a title the media has placed on you for years that can be nothing less than intimidating, obviously. be it through your stern yet completely mirthful demeanor as a judge on national television, your growing participation in variety, your very own comeback show even? we couldn’t be more grateful as it is! the aforementioned has shown to the world that you can and will forever be as carefree and playful as you once were during your debut period, twelve years ago. and that’s one of the sides we’ll forever want to see (and cherish!) as well.
(110512 — happy 26th birthday, little giant. ❤)