0606. Happy Birthday, Haechan.

shil ☆
4 min readJun 6, 2023

We all know that he is doing madly good about how to put everything inside his head into beautiful words, but I’m not (yk I don’t really care about how bad I am tbh just wanna appreciate u~).

And today, through this letter, I will write down the reasons why knowing him is one of the best things that ever happened to me.

To the whip-smart and hilarious man whose smile is as bright as the Sun,

You said that people are given 3 chances in life, and what I'm certain about is the fact that meeting you was the biggest turning point in my life — I can precisely relate to that.

Today is the 6th of June.

Happiest Birthday, Haechan.

The Fullsun, 이동혁.

You are one of a kind.

Having a smile that can light up every room you enter.

Your honey voice,
that comforts everyone whenever they hear it.

Your gorgeous moles,
that create a star constellation — Ursa Minor, or the so-called little bear.

You approach life with curiosity,
and I admire how dedicated you are;

The high standards you set for yourself and those around you — then invite everyone to continue to strive for the better;

And your bravery to speak up about things that matter to you and know exactly what or when to say it.

You radiate warmth.

But do you know what I like about you the most? The more I think that I have seen the best in you, the more you surprise me with another beautiful episode of your greatness. You consistently continue to improve, and it amazes me to see you growing a skill you’ve already been great at.

And when you said, “I meant to do that,” I totally believe it. Because there’s ordinary, and then there’s You.

I wanna say thank you because there isn’t a day that goes by without me being grateful for knowing you.

Thank you for proving that the best way to live our life is to focus on improving to be better and give the best in everything;

For encouraging me to work toward my dreams and never give up on them— your confidence inspires me to be confident myself;

For somehow helping me to keep going even when things get tough;

And for being a beacon of light in my times of confusion and sorrow.

Thank you — is the least I can say to you to show my gratitude for your existence in my life.

“A desire that leaves you hungrier than when you started to sate it. Laying in those leaves, the blood dripping from your face.” — The way you burned yourself out trying to achieve perfection.

And on your toughest days, I hope that you remember to take care of yourself.

I hope you find the type of love in life that makes you feel at ease; I hope the Birdsong will sound like music to you; I hope people smile at you enough; I hope you wake up curious about what’s to come; I hope you listen to your body’s aches as signals instead of more hindrances; I hope that when you reach out, there’s a hand to grasp onto; I hope when you laugh, bursts of happiness accompany the sound; I hope you live a life where today is just as exciting as tomorrow; I hope you rest well; I hope you eat enough; I hope you hold your hope tightly and allow them to transform into grams; I hope all of your dreams come true;

I hope you find strength in living.

You influenced my life in a significant and positive way, and words can’t even express my gratitude.

You have worked really hard to arrive at this moment. I hope you get a chance to celebrate yourself as you deserve.

Nothing shall quench your light; Nothing shall stop you from shining. And nothing shall ever steal your joy. Your new age is already blessed.

Once again,
Happy birthday ᰔᩚ