I’m just going to start off by saying that Taeyeon has always been my bias, so I hope you guys all understand if this article gets pretty personal.
I still find it hard to believe that when Taeyeon was my age, she already had years of training under her belt in addition to a big-screen debut as the leader of Korea’s arguably most popular girl group. Damn girl. All I did was drag myself to school everyday. 4 years later, she’s taken the title of world star to a whole new level with a slew of CFs, tv shows, international albums, musical, etc etc.
When I got into SNSD a couple years ago, I didn’t even notice Taeyeon. On variety shows, Sunny is the all-kill. On music shows, Yoona has the majority of shots. Jessica has the blonde hair, Sooyoung has the height, etc etc. Sure Taeyeon has her solos, but then again… (so does almost everyone else.) But now, I see Taeyeon as the leader who lets her girls take the spotlight.
She is not necessarily a leader because she barks orders around or because she is the most talented of the 9 girls. Rather, Taeyeon gains her respect naturally through her genuine love for her teammates, and her sacrifice that demonstrates this care. I mean, who else keeps spoons in her bag to feed the other members?
As cheesy as this sounds, she has really been a role model for not only me, but also for many other fans around the world. Seriously, this girl is just so modest, and she might be shy and introverted, but she’s courageous as hell. In Mnet’s “Girls Go to School”, Taeyeon was unsure of her abilities to lead a group, but look at her now. Without her, I doubt Soshi bond would be as strong as it is today. Like seriously, TGFT- thank god for Taeyeon. Because of her, I could say TGFT- thank god fo Taeny whenever I see things like:
The reason why I like Taeyeon so much is that she understates herself when she actually has the capability to amaze the world with her talents. She never shows any arrogance for her singing skills, and she just seems so.. real, naw mean? She’s like the girl you would have as your best friend, always there to have fun and take care of you.
Have you ever noticed that it is never Taeyeon who flaunts the years of hard work she’s gone through, but rather it’s SM officials and other people who have watched her through her pre-debut times? Of course, trainee years are extremely difficult, both mentally and physically, but never once did Taeyeon b**ch about it and use the pity card. Instead, she’s always willing to show her strongest image to her fans without actively trying to take credit for her efforts. She’s always the one drying the other members’ tears and hiding her own, only to cry behind the scenes.
I used to wonder if her easygoing personality was all just for show, only to please the fans, while in reality she was the mean girl no one liked. But now, it’s clear that she is, in fact, selfless and genuinely loving. She’s grown so much, not physically lol, but in maturity. In the years since her debut, she’s shown her innocent, naive side and an unexpectedly fierce, mature side. But no matter what the latest “image” is, and no matter how much popularity she receives, I think we could agree that she will always be the humble, pure, and talented girl from Jeonju.
I’m gonna confess one thing. When I signed up to write this birthday post, I honestly couldn’t think of a nice, unique thing to say about Taeyeon. The first things that come to mind when I think of her were: short height, ahjumma, dork, byuntae… and those aren’t really compliments LOL. (Which is also why I didn’t go with my usual birthday-post styles). But I hope that I was able to represent fellow Sones in appreciating Taeyeon through my own account as a Taenganger. Too often, people focus only on the face, the bod, the fashion, often overlooking deeper, more meaningful attributions of someone beautiful both inside and out. Hopefully, people start looking beyond her looks, and appreciate her personality as well as her amazing voice because this girl certainly deserves it all.
Aww.. we love you so much our amazing leader!
Happy Birthday angel, hope you still reach your dreams!
“FELIZ ANIVERSÁRIO TAEYEON!!!” portuguese
“…still keep reaching…”
Happy birhtday Taeyeon!!
(Even though it’s still the 8th of March here XD)
from what i heard,actually taeyeon is the most famous out of soshi..but yoona seems more famous maybe bcoz of her drama..
Tae’s my one and only bias. This girl totally nailed me from the get-go! i fell in love with her voice, followed by her personality, her height (shawty’s cute juz coz she’s a shawty! XD ) and lastly, her looks. This girl has an amazing set of pipes, a dorky personality (which she makes no attempt to hide), byuntaeness that’s initially shocking coz she’s so open bout it, and a caring attitude that keeps drawing people around her. What can i say….this girl is captivating. Here’s wishing an awesome girl an awesome Birthday! My baby is growing up so fast. huu~~huu~~♥
Thanks to all the staff at SNSDkorean for Tae’s special b’day posts. I really enjoyed all of them.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY KIM TAEYEON! best wishes!
Parabéns Taeyeon!!! Happy birthday!!!
that’s deep herr0 ❤ 😀
kim taeyeon, my bias A&F.
hearts her. i love that she's such a humble person.
happy birthday 22nd birthday to taeng & YEAAA TAENY ALL THE WAY! (cough*i hope jane sees this*cuz taeny is real)
LOL i saw a&f and thought abercrombie and fitch. loool
Happy birthday to dorky little Taengoo… her smile, her spirit, her eternal optimism and her unending talent… all the things which have given us, her devoted fans, reason to smile and reason to look upon each day as special with an extra sunbeam of warmth from a talented, very special young lady…
생일 축하 taeyeon.
we love you so much 🙂
Happy Birthday to Taeyeon ❤ 😀
Happy bufday ahjumma taeng and kid taeng!
I like the way she smoke….just make me happy….
Once again, happy birthday!
Happy birthday Byuntae!!!!!!!!!
Happy birthday Taeyeon!
And its nice to see that are more people that speak portuguese on the blog 🙂
yay to the gogoma leader Kim Taeyeon !
Happy Birthday ! Seungli Chuka !
especially the voice that you had, moved me everyday while listening
SNSD, Kim Taeyeon, hwaiting !! ❤
HAPPY BIRTHDAY KIM TAEYEON!!!
Hope you have a wonderful birthday.
aces fan said:
Happy birthday Kim Taeyeon!!!!!
happy birthday dorky leader!! you’re the best!! stay healthy this year! 🙂
FELIZ CUMPLEAÑOS KID LEADER TAEYEON!!!!
Happy Bday to the Kid Leader Taeyeon. You’re the best.
Herr0 you took all the words out of every Taeganger’s mouths. This kid leader is special in so many different ways, that I can’t imagine SNSD being as successful without her leadership. This girl leads by example, care, and love, not by authority, and she is the foundation and the backbone to the Soshibond. While Yoona maybe the face of SNSD, I’d say Taeyeon is the spirit of SNSD. She is the microcosm of SNSD’s awesome qualities – talented, beautiful, fun-loving and dorky, humble and versatile, the list goes on and on. It’s so hard not to fall in love with her, Greeentee once wrote in an article long ago – not loving her should be illegal. Happy birthday to our wonderful leader, SNSD was made better because of you!
Just curious, isn’t it her 23rd birthday Korean age? Or are we sticking to international age here?
23 is her Korean age. 22 is her international age. 🙂
Yes I am well aware of that. I’m just curious why we’re using the international age when the Korean age is more commonly used when referring to the girls’ ages.
VERYYY well written!!
I love everything you said about TaeYeon.
It’s exactly how I feel about the girl.
She might not be my number one bias, but I for sure love her.
TaeYeon is just so genuine that’s I find it almost impossible.
She’s so nice and beautiful to the point that I now believe that angels exist!
I love you Kim TaeYeon.
Have a Happy Birthday! ♥
Stay healthy! Get some rest! And eat whatever you want!
happy birthday to our dear kid leader taengoo ❤
HAPPY BIRTHDAY KIM TAEYEONN♥♥♥
What a special person, she is;DD She’s everything one could ask for – beautiful yet dorky and cute, but strives to be the best and works hard to succeed. That’s the Kim Taeyeon we know, and that’s why we love her so much.
Now, I don’t want to type much because, well, there’s not much to say since Herro here just took everything I needed to say and made it BETTER. -.-
Lmaoo, well all I can wish for is a happy, healthy, full of love birthday do Kim Taeyeon(: Hopefully she can relax a little on this special day, and perhaps even gain a little weight from the mass abundance of cakes and fatty foods she’ll get from fans and staff;DDD
Let’s hope for a happy Kim Taeyeon !! HWAITAENG!!!<3333
Happy Birthday Kid leader Kim Taeyeon! ♥ Kim Taeyeon, SNSD’s leader and Backbone! The girl with the sweetest heart in the world! Taeyeon Ah thank You for bringing such great joy in my life with your amazing voice and dorky personality. Thank you for being born, Kim Taeyeon. ♥
happy birthday taeng unni!
i love #9 bcuz of u
and u will always be my bias,
i like all the girls, but i love kim taeyeon
jumma taeng stay as always as you are,
to the snsdkorean staff, i was hoping for a huge post for this bday special
but this is good too,
btw, i love the banner!
happy birthday kid leader!
I believes Taeyeon one of the best leader group. At first maybe she can’t handle other girl perfect but now, she make other member respect her even other member group. I think she can make she more shining than other but Taeyeon don’t use her advantage (amazing vokal) 100%… I think Taeyeon can success if she make solo album (i really want her album solo) but to she…Snsd first. I think Taeyeon real best leader…she make the friendships at Snsd strong, she make all member can shining…even she leader, she not use that as advantage… Taeyeon want they be Snsd together forever… That make I think, how amazing was she, Kim Taeyeon…make me more like her more even I fall in love with her vokal first… I hope she also Snsd get more success… Happy Birthday, Kim Taeyeon!
Happy Birthday ar, Taeyeon! Our cute and amazing leader of SNSD!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TAEYEON ! SARANG HAE !
I wish you the best birthday ever ! Congraulating on becoming the 23 year old leader of
SO NYO SHI DAE ! :))
Without , snsd wouldn’t be complete !
Happy Birthday Taeyeon !
❤ Taengoo ! 🙂
Happy Birthday out amajing Taengoo ❤ The one I always cherish and adore~
happy birthday to a leader whom i respect. your love and care will not go unnotice..
YI HENG said:
Happy Birthday Kim Taeyeon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jill Ciceiolina said:
✪ [H̲̅][A̲̅][P̲̅][P̲̅][Y̲̅] 23rd [B̲̅]'[D̲̅][A̲̅][Y̲̅] SNSD Leader Kim Taeyeon ✪
wish the best for everything you will do and more happiness, cheerfull, truthfull, DAEBAK years to come ツ
Jesus Christ Bless U †
Raife Sun said:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TAEYEON!!~ THIS DAY IS FOR YOU!!! SHOW YOUR AGEYO AND SHINE ^^
Saengil chukkae Kin taeyeon unnie..wish God always bless u..and keep being our lovely cute dorky kid leader…and btw the song for taeyeon is so amazing..hope daum or soshified can give this song to taeyeon unnie …I’m sure this make her happy ^^
Happy Birthday Taeyeon! ❤
Best wishes~ Stay healthy! ^^
HAPPY 22nd/23rd BIRTHDAY FIERCE KID LEADER KIM TAENGOO!!!
You’ve shown your greatness and purity by being the leader of Asia’s #1 girl group but you’re still very modest and humble nevertheless. I love you Taeng. Happy birthday! May your wishes come true. (:
Awesome post, HERRO. 8D
Hppy bday our kid leader..taengoo..be a best leader for other member..
We allways love u..
Nice post, herro!
Happy birthday to the one and only.. Taengoo!!
Yeah love Taeyeon, she’s the brightest star in SNSD to me…. She will always be in my prayers. Btw wat’s the taeyeon song that the comments above have been mentioning about>?
nice song, wonder who made it
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO OUR AMAJJING LEADER, KIM TAEYEON<3
Not words are enough for me but Ive been thinking about taeyeon-unnie’s birthday sicne i woke up so I will just secretly and think about you while wishing you a Happy birthday and that another year with your family and ‘sisters’ to have a wonderful and lucky year!. Happy BIRTHDAY~!
gyahhh!! taeyeon ah~!!!! happy birthday ~(\(^0^)/)~<3
Happy Bday, saengil chukka hamnida woori byuntaeng leadja Kim Taeyeon noona ~~~
time goes by so fast huh? I hope this year will be a great year for you and other soshi girls!! keep being the dorky, cute, and nice girl that everyone loves.. i’m looking forward to hear ur beautiful & amazing voice throughout this year !
happpppppppppy b-dayyyy TAEYEON !!!!!!!!!
we love you
i love you TAEYEON!!!!!!!!
can’t argue with the article…
haha well said as a Sone XD
Happy birthday taeyeon unnie…saranghae….i really love everything you say….hhahaha…lets go taeyeon…….
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TAEYEON UNNIE! saranghe~ she is the best leader anyone could have; a friend or team mate <3,
SNSD FIGHTING! to me shes a rolemodel, being a kind, caring person and its feels great everytime i see her with snsd laughing and stuff. ahhhh so cute! ^_^
by the way,well written! 🙂
oh wow! my favourite birthday post so far! taengoooo HAPPY BIRTHDAY AGAIN!
Happy birthday Taeyeon x3
Wishing you a happy happy birthday Taeyeon,
you are a gorgeous and beautiful person inside & out.
onnie!!!!!!!! happy bday!!! may u live the healthiest life ever…good luck in ur life and keep spreading soshi’s love to ur dearest s<3ne!!!!!!!!!
태연 누나 생일축하합니다!!! 사랑해요!!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY KIM TAEYEON NOONA!!!! I HOPE IT IS THE GREATEST OF BIRTHDAYS TO COME!! HAPPY 23RD!!!!! TAEYEON NOONA FIGHTING!!! SARANGHAEYO!!!!! TAEYEON #1!!!!!!!
Taeyeon noona, you changed my life from being pessimistic and gloomy all the time to a bright, cheerful, and happy person. Whenever I’m feeling down, all I need to do is see you and everything goes away, all my problems are solved. Taeyeon noona make sure to rest and take a break! You and other SNSD noonas work too hard!!
TAEYEON JJANG! SNSD JJANG!!!
Man, I still do not get why antis still exists with taeyeon around
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TAEYEON! US FANS WILL ALWAYS BE THERE FOR U NO MATTER WAT!! FIGHTING!!!! STAY HEALTHY AND DORKY XP
i totally agree with everything you said my friend.. she may not be the most sexy or the most expressive but she has her ways to lure fans into liking her. in my eyes she is such a very extraordinary person that even simple words couldn’t describe her.. keke~ byuntae, danshin, dork whatever.. as long as she is KIM TAEYEON.. i love her no matter what. ❤
HAPPY BIRTHDAY KIM TAEYEON UNNIE~
Happy birthday taeyeon
TAEYEON UNNIE HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!
HOPE YOU HAVE A WONDERFUL YEAR OF HAPPINESS AND SUCCESS!!!
TAEYEON UNNIE FIGHTING!!!
Aahh… Thank you for posting such a deep and sincere post, HerrO. Taeyeon deserves this ’cause she’s the sweetest and most down-to-earth “idol” out there (I mean, how many young celebrities out there would laugh like an ahjumma? And snorted on national television?? AND still look so adowwable???)
Taeyeon is one of my top biases ‘coz she made me fall in love with the SoNyuhs (Before I was a fan, I had a strong belief that most idols were plastic and couldn’t sing. Taeyeon crushed that.)
So Happy 22nd Birthday, Kim Taeyeon.
The one (kid) leader that made us danshins proud.
Have a Very Blessed Birthday, my dear Taeyeon 😀 😀 😀 !!!!! May Our Heavenly Father watch over you and grant all your wishes for you and yours 😉 <3333333333 !!!! GREAT POST, Herro 😀 ! I Love It !!!
Happy Birthday Taeyeon! ^^ Stay strong,Fighting!! Saranghaeyo! ^^
Happy Birthday Taeyeon!! ^^ stay strong..fighting and saranghaeyo!! ^^
sone honey said:
happy b’day, charming leader.
i always love you.
hopefully today, beautiful day and the most beautiful, 🙂
Happy 22nd Birthday Taengoo! sarang hae yo forever!
KOREAN VISITOR said:
(I’m not good at English.)
I accidently visited here.
and I was surprised at foreign SNSD fans, epecially your fever for SNSD.
many information(articles, photos, and movies) also surprised me too.
even I saw the movie in this post first(maybe ‘first’ is not correct…please understand me)
I cannot see the movie even in Korean fan site.
I really appreciate your love for SNSD as an Korean fan.
So, please keep liking SNSD. I will visit here often. (just or for studying English)
Thank you ^-^
Happyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy Birthdayyyyyyyyyyyyyy, My angel Taengoo !
I LOVE You ~ Have a blast today, yeah ? 😀
Taeyeon Hwaiting ! So Nyuh Shi Dae Hwaiting ! Sones Hwaiting !
Happyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy Birthdayyyyyyyyyyyyyy once again 😀
Terrez is using Dave's computer. said:
Does anyone even read this?
A team cannot function without a leader, a leader cannot function without a team. Even though that isn’t necessarily the case sometimes.
Taeyeon has shown everybody that she’s not only a capable person, but one who’s able to establish strong relationships with her fellow members, which is why she’s able to pull off her role flawlessly. A lady like her contain some of the many traits a leader would have: Resilience, humility, discipline and integrity. Her grit is beyond expectations and many of us are willing to look beyond the technical terms of her “Leader” status and focus on her inner beauty, what defines her character to unparalleled authenticity. You’d expect a leader like her to be all serious and all, but she’s just a normal person like us, living life to the fullest. It’s because of this character that emanates an aura of conviviality and approachability that we often view her as “The Girl Next Door” which you’re able to strike up a conversation with and less to do with the stereotypical celebrity. The friendships which she has established with her fellow members like I have said before is beyond my comprehension, since it’s… Uh… More or less a “Colleagues, not friends” mindset, I guess I could say that. Either way, Taeyeon and her “Sisters” work together in tandem to produce a synergical effect the likes I’ve never really gave a thought about, she alone is great in her own right, but with the rest of SNSD? It only proves to transcend expectations.
It’s a known fact that her life is fraught with trials and tribulations, but she’s managed to tolerate all of it and emerge victorious. Accomplishing such an arduous feat only impresses and elicits the awe of the casual observer, despite a few disbeliefs at first when they vicariously think about it. Taeyeon own distinctive leadership methods, along with the rest of SNSD itself appear to tilts the odds in their favour, even though it does not comply with the consensus view of leadership in the general public. Judging a group by their achievements doesn’t really cut it. Instead, if you look beyond the aesthetics of any group/individual(s), only then will you understand why many of us SONEs’ love and appreciate SNSD as human beings when you consider the genuine attitudes of the ladies and how it strikes a chord with many of us here.
SNSD is more than just a well-oiled machine, it’s like the soul of (Insert more stuff about SNSD which I have on my mind but will eventually forget them in a few hours when I write a response.)
SNSD to Taeyeon to SNSD to Taeyeon is like how a team functions, everyone is given a specific role and their importance to ensure the “survival” of it. Taeyeon isn’t all “HAH! I’M THE LEADER, DO THIS FOR ME, BECAUSE I SAID SO EVEN THOUGH I’M LIKE FREAKING SHORT”, she loves her members and much as they love her and give unending support to one another (Hey, that rhymes!) while keeping a very lively atmosphere which surrounds all of ’em (HAPPY, YAY!). It’s not the leader that guides the group through the challenges presented to them, it’s everyone working together to overcome those challenges and obstacles, and that’s what matters at the end of the day.
With that being said, Happy Birthday, Kim Taeyeon.
Screw Google Translate, it does nothing but churn out S***.
Terrez is using Dave's computer. said:
It keeps ’em going, I meant to say that.
Terrez is using Dave's computer. said:
facepalm.jpg. Sigh… Last one.
Every member contributes to the team in any sort of way/fashion that generates “options” to continue in their journey.
don’t know why I everytime see Taeyeon always can calm down my feeling…happy birthday TaeYeon
happy birthday byuntaeyeon!!!
your magnificent prowess and hardworking nature is only overshadowed by your talent.
I hope you continue to be as hardworking but also find time to rest…and don’t ever let go of TAENY!!!
Happy Birthday Taeyeon ♥
You complete my life ^^ I hope you do everything successfully and continue to make S♥NES proud.
Dun overwork yourself and eat more healthy foods KID LEADER~
Thank you for everything Dorky taeng!
Happy birthday, sweetheart! Grow well, haha~ ❤
-at variety shows, sunny was the all-kill-
HAHAHAHAHHA I agree!
but SNSD is not SNSD without Kid Leader!
and to whoever picked Taeyeon to be in SNSD…GENIUS!
good article keep it comin’
Happy birthday Taeyeon! My gift to you:
Yah!!!!!! Happy birthday to my beloved Unnie, Taengoo!!!! Happy birthday! Happy birthday!!! Don’t ever get tired of being Kid Leader cuz SONEs always support you and.. THE BEST!!! Hahaha.. I was celebrating a classmate’s birthday this evening and haha…. I told myself that I’M CELEBRATING TAEYEON’S BIRTHDAY!!! Hmm.. Too crazy??? Yeah, whatever!!! I don’t care what people say cuz i’m now addicted to Kim TAEYEON!!!! SONEs love YOU!!!
Happy B-DAY Kim Taeyeon~~~!
have a fun partyingg wid da girls!!! o.o u no wat i meen!
make sure 2 pinch ther butt while dancing 2! lool kabb tae tae!! 🙂
TAENGOOOO!!!! HAPPY BDAY!!!
this gal stole me heart n captured it where it will never be released!!!!
Happy Birthday, Taengoo~! ❤
Taengoo, I LOVE YOU!!!! All I can say is that you’re the best leader and sister to the 8 girls.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TAEYEON!!!!!!!! 😀 (ByunTae, Ajhumma, Dork, I love you!)
Joyeux anniversaire Kim Taeyeon ^^ !!
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Alices Laughs said:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! TGFT!!!! 🙂 Thank God (and Mamataeng and Papataeng and Ancestorstaeng) that you were born so that we could come to love you Tete… you hold a special place in my heart and thank you for my amazing year as SONE!
TAEYEON, I LOVE YOU! 🙂
seriously!when i started into snsd,i didnt see her the way i see her now.i was a fan of sica!but now after about more than a year following snsd,i’ve fallen in love in tae yeon.to say that i just love her face is not the case if you ask me,i’d say fany the most beautiful among the girls.but i just love tae yeon the way she is.she have this personality which when i think about her being my girlfriend,she would be the perfect one for me.she is the best ever.and if i could say that there’s a perfect person on the earth,the only one that could logically be is tae yeon.(eventhough she didnt have the height)kekeke.but for me,you will always be the perfect one taeyeon.i loved you and will always love you!.hwai-taeng! ^^
She Qin said:
taeyeon……. aways support snsd……. u r the best leader…=D
She Qin said:
my lovely taeyeon……….