Girls’ Generation, aka SNSD, is undeniably one of the highly recognized and best-selling K-Pop girl groups in South Korea. Their 2009 hit bubblegum song Gee, gained them attraction in their homeland and beyond. They continued to sweep up the charts, win awards and release hit songs like Genie, Mr.Mr., Hoot, The Boys, Run Devil Run, and many more, with the help of their loyal fans, who go by Sones.
Meet the Arab Sones and admins behind the official Twitter Arab fan account @ArabSone9.
They share with me why they like the superstar girl group, what they worked on for SMTown concert, the gifts they sent to them and many more.
Hello! Tell me more about yourself and the admins as well as the @ArabSone9 Twitter account? Why did you decide to create an Arab Girls’ Generation fan account?
Hi^^ we’re 10 admins from different countries
Admin Nourah: Hello?
I’m Nourah from Kuwait and I’m 18 years old. I became a sone in 2008 and that was the best thing I ever did in my life?.
Admin Fajer: Hello ?
I’m Fajer from Kuwait and I’m 25 years old. I became a sone in 2011 and I’m still a sone till the end of my life. I really love this group so much and I really enjoy their music
Admin Rahaf Als: Hello ♥️!
I’m Rahaf/راهف from Saudi Arabia ?? i’m 21 years old. I became a sone in 2009 and I’ll always be a sone. SNSD is the source of my happiness and I’m so blessed that i knew them and i loved them because they are THE BEST.
Admin Rahaf Alj: Hello!
I’m Rahaf and I’m from Kuwait. I’m 18 years old. I became a sone in 2012. My bias is Sooyoung and I really love Girls Generation.
@Arabsone9 was created in July 8th 2014.
The reason why we created this account is that we wanted to communicate with all of Arab sones easily and translate SNSD’s news for them.
Since there’s a lot of Arab sones and a lot of people who love Girls’ Generation, we decided to create this account to let many people know more about them, to post every single new & update about the members and to support them of course!
@Arabsone9 is not just an account for us , can we say it’s our daily routine? we spend all the day long in the account. Even from this account the admins became so close to each other.
We even communicate with each other daily ! Like calling and chatting. Last but not least we hope to keep running this account for along time.
We want to make many people know this great girl group which is Girls’ Generation and enjoy their music just like we do!
Who are mostly your followers? (Nationality, gender, age groups etc…)
Admin Fajer: There are many followers from so many different countries
But the most are from Saudi Arabia and Kuwait and about the gender mostly are females without a specific ages because they are divided from teenagers to adults
What made you become interested in Girls’ Generation and when would you say you first became a Sone?
Admin Nourah: I saw SNSD for the first time in 2008 on korea tv channel , the channel was airing their songs so I liked them a lot and their singing abilities amazed me , so I started searching about them on YouTube I watched their first reality show called ( girls go to school ) and because of it I liked their personalities then officially I became a sone , SNSD is the first kpop group that I liked until now.
Admin Rahaf Alj: I knew SNSD in 2009, but I wasn’t interested in Korean pop. After three years my friend told me about the korean pop and she showed me a video of korean band. Then I searched about korean pop in general. Then SNSD attracted me , so that’s how I became a Sone, and I really can’t wait to see them.
Admin Fajer: I’m a sone since 2011 , I was enjoying my time on YouTube watching random videos then suddenly I noticed their song gee I was curious about it but after I watched the music video I found myself searching more and more about them until I decided officially to become a sone !
Admin Rahaf Als: I became a sone after listening and watching to their song gee. When I watched it for the first time my love for them growing a lot since that moment and I’ll be a sone forever.
Although some members have left SM Entertainment to pursue other activities, you still share all the members’ news and updates with your followers. Why is that?
Admin Nourah: We became sone when SNSD used to have 9 members, we stayed with them days and years! We loved each member in special way.
We can’t hate any member for any reason!
Wether if one of them left the group to focus in her own life or to make her own solo we will still support her and we will update the all members news
And about the members who left SM recently they’re still in Girls’ Generation
What do you like most about Girls’ Generation?
We like everything about them , their performances , songs , fashions and personalities.
As a group they are perfect in many ways like their voices , their perfect vocals and the things that makes SNSD always special is their different concepts and their unique songs!
What we like the most is their strong relationship between them, especially when they gathered together to celebrate Sooyoung’s birthday together at Tiffany’s apartment even though the three members left the company.
What songs would you recommend for those who are new to the K-pop girl group?
Admin Nourah: Into the new world and All night
Admin Fajer: Lion Heart and Genie
Admin Rahaf Alj: Love is bitter and The boys
Hyoyeon received our gifts for SNSD and she thanked us alot !!! pic.twitter.com/JgHjq4bWRv
— ARAB SONES (@ArabSone9) April 5, 2018
Any projects (posters, fan chants etc…) you worked on for the SM Town concert in Dubai that you can share with us?
What did you think of the SMTown concert and seeing the members live? How were you all feeling at the moment?
Have you worked on any other projects for Girls’ Generation? Do you collaborate with other Girl’s Generation accounts around the world and send gifts, display posters etc…?
Yes! Back on time when Taeyeon came to the UAE, we gave her a necklace made out of gold, but we couldn’t give her while she was in UAE, so we sent it to Korea, so we are not sure if she received it or not!
The second gift was for Taeyeon too. We made a food support for her comeback “Why” for her and her team.
We actually planned for a lot of projects for the whole members and the soloist members but we couldn’t do them for some reasons. Wait for us in future for a lot and bigger projects.
Is there anything that you’d like to add or share with readers?