1. Tara
    February 14, 2016 @ 3:34 am

    I am so confused. Where do I write that people can submit within a month? I double-checked my own current TT post and wrote it’s opened for two weeks. I double-checked the information post, and that also says it’s opened for two weeks???! But anyway, it’s opened for two weeks and it starts on the first Saturday of the month.

    Thanks for participating! I don’t think I recall these guys, so I appreciate you introducing them to me. That time period was definitely awesome. I miss the 90s and early 2000s!


    • Adri
      February 14, 2016 @ 9:00 am

      Maybe I read it wrong, or got confused with something else. Well anyway, I got excited to join in. :D I’m wondering though, why only two weeks when it’s a monthly linkup? I thought you’d have an entire month to write an entry for it?

      It was kinda ironic that it was the Koreans (classmates) who introduced me to J-Pop in general, especially SPEED. When Fin K. L. debuted I think 2 years after SPEED did, some of those same friends thought that Korea decided to respond to SPEED’s rising popularity around Asia at that time. I love both groups, I can’t really compare them to one another. I plan to do Fin K. L. next month. ^^


      • Tara
        February 14, 2016 @ 5:33 pm

        It’s a monthly linkup meaning it happens every month. And the dates are all listed in advance so people can plan for it. If they miss that month, then they can join in on the next month. Two weeks is a fair amount of time, honestly. My Favourite Things also runs the same way, and two weeks makes sense because then we can focus on other things later on. I hope that explains it. :)

        I look forward to seeing your Fin.K.L. post next month.


        • Adri
          February 15, 2016 @ 12:41 am

          I am new to this whole linkup thing, I mostly blogged these years for myself and occasionally joined blogging communities here and there when time permits me. I have to admit that I’m still not understanding why linkups are only limited to two weeks when a month is four weeks at the most. This entire entry about SPEED actually took me 4-5 days to compile for this entry because of my busy offline schedule. I haven’t even written everything about them in this entry alone and I decided to end it right then because of the two-week limit. If you feel that way, then I guess it’s fine, but in some ways, it’s a little unfair for people like me.

          It’d probably take me awhile to write about Fin.K.L. next month, same way as I did with SPEED.


  2. Michelle
    February 14, 2016 @ 6:41 pm

    Never heard of them before but they are kind of catchy. Love it <3


    • Adri
      February 15, 2016 @ 1:07 am

      It’s understandable you’ve never heard of them before because SPEED’s peak period was at the late ’90s-early 2000s, the period where Asian Pop hasn’t really reached the Western audience just yet. After SPEED’s (temporary) breakup, I ended up getting more into the male groups in J-Pop (and when J-Pop started reaching the Western market, it was either the male (idol) groups or soloists like Namie Amuro, Ayumi Hamasaki, Hikaru Utada, to name a few… and Morning Musume). The J-Pop girl groups after SPEED somehow reverted back to the “kawaii idol” genre again (Morning Musume, for one thing… and then later on, AKB48…), which is the direct opposite of what SPEED achieved when they started.

      I didn’t include these in the blog because it was late night and I was falling asleep then LOL, but even though SPEED is back together again, they don’t perform as often as they did back then. They’re in their 30s now and have their own personal/professional lives. I read that Takako was the first to get married but widowed young (her husband committed suicide). Eriko also got married but recently divorced and is also a mother to a son with hearing disabilities. Hiro became the “career girl” of the group, married to her own work. You can find their solo singles and other work on YouTube, best place to find anything SPEED right now. ^^


  3. Timeless Thoughts: Fin K.L. | ADRICULOUS
    March 6, 2016 @ 1:50 am

    […] I want to share for this month. We’ve got my past favorite J-Pop girl group, SPEED, back in February. Today, I present to you my past favorite K-Pop girl group, Fin K.L. (pronounced […]


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