After paying their respects to Jonghyun at the funeral procession held on December 21, f(x)’s Amber and Girls’ Generation’s Sooyoung posted messages in remembrance of the SHINee member.

Amber wrote, “Because of you, I was able to laugh. Because of your advice, I could dry my tears. And because of your courage, I could gain courage.

“When I was embarrassed, you didn’t judge me. You tried your best to understand my imperfect Korean, and you embraced me.

“When people joked that you and I were twins, I was honestly really proud because I wanted to become a great person like you…thank you. I’m so thankful I was able to be your dongsaeng [little sister].

“I will become an ‘Amber’ that you can be proud of. Jjong, you did well. I love you.”

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오빠의 장난덕분에 웃을 수 있었고. 오빠의 조언덕분에 저의 눈물을 말릴 수 있었고. 그리고 오빠의 용기덕분에 저도 용기가 생길수있었어요. 제가 창피했을때 오빠가 저를 파단하지 않았고 저의 서툰 말투를 다 이해하려 했고 저를 감싸안아줬어요. 사람들이 저랑 오빠가 쌍둥이라고 장난칠때 저는 사실 많이 자랑스러웠어요. 오빠처럼 대단한사람이 되고 싶었으니까요.. 고마워요. 제가 오빠의 동생이 될 수 있었다는게 너무 고마워요. 오빠가 자랑스러워할 수있는 “엠벌”이 될게요. 우리 쫑오빠 수고했어요. 사랑해요.

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Sooyoung wrote, “I was so proud that the voice I heard next door in the basement practice room eventually became a voice that filled up a huge concert stadium. You worked really hard.

“That day when you were sitting across from me, my eyes were set on you for a long time. I didn’t want to act like a sunbae who knew everything, so I didn’t really say anything to you…but I should have.

“I was always amazed by you, and I was also envious and shy. You were precious to all of us and it’s regretful that you’re gone, but what more can I say. You did well, and you worked really hard.”

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