They Started It All

It was a lazy day. I ran out of K-dramas to watch, and I was still waiting for the last episode of The Vampire Diaries, so I tried checking out Pinterest for some inspiring stuff. As I was browsing through, I came upon this photo of the F4 from 13 years ago! If you’re Asian, and if you haven’t been living under a rock, you’d know who they are.

For me, they started it all. All the AsianDrama fever that’s going on, which is now primarily dominated by KDrama, started with Meteor Garden they starred on. It first aired in Taiwan in 2001, and later aired in the Philippines in 2004. It was the summer before 6th grade. The show always started with Harlem Yu’s Qing Fei De Yi. And yes, I memorized the song even though it was in Mandarin and I could only make out a couple of words. I can still remember how crazy I was with the show and the group I would save my allowance to buy their posters. My mom got so angry when she found out, but then bought me a shirt with the F4 print on, because, of course, she loves me.

Here’s to the early 90’s kids with the F4 members as their first crushes.


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