Results for Two Battles: Cherry Blossoms and In My Dreams

Hey guys! I been lagging on the results from recent Battle of the Songs. I am sorry about that/ This is a catch-up post for those who keep record of the Battles ‘ results.

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#SongLyricsSunday: What Season Do You Like?

Spring here in Japan is in full force as my allergies are acting up. I never had terrible attacks before, especially in the United States, but this year has been awful. Maybe because there hasn’t been a lot of rain are hotter than average? I don’t know exactly but I want tree pollen season to be over.

Today’s theme for the Song Lyrics Sunday challenge is “Seasons/Spring/Summer/Fall/Winter”, thanks to our hospitable host Jim at A Unique Title For Me.

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Music Moves Me: Have You Reminisced About Lost Love With Music?

That the question of today’s Music Moves Me. On today’s Music Moves Me Monday, the theme that picked was featured a “song where a particular instrument has moved you – whether it’s a favorite vocal sound, bass line, drumming/beats, piano, guitar solo, …’. There have been some great songs that have moved me that were featured previously on this blog. Some examples were: Toshinobu Kubota’s “Missing” and Selena’s “Dreaming of You”.

When I was thinking about using a song that hasn’t been featured here on this blog, I thought about using an enka song. Particularly, one that has moved me very much to tears. That song is Sanae Jonouchi’s “Kanazawa no Ame”.

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#SongLyricsSunday: Taking That Plunge, like Standing on Top of Ice

It’s another Song Lyrics Sunday here on ☆ai love music☆. This week’s theme is “Freeze/Cold/Ice” as suggested by Jim Adams.

When I first read the prompt,. I quickly thought about Foreigner’s “Cold as Ice”, Yoko Ono’s “Walking on Thin Ice”, and Vanilla Ice’s “Ice Ice Ice Baby”. But, I didn’t feature them here this week because I know someone will feature them on their own blog post.

Instead, I pick this song:

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Music Moves Me: The Light of Youth with This Memory

💕 Happy Monday! 💕

Today was my first day with my new preschool class. I knew the kids in this year’s class as the preschool I work at is small and I knew them from last year. So there was no crying. Relief! I also have a better schedule this year, and Monday is not so busy. I get to come home and take a nap (or just close my eyes for about twenty minutes) before Tae Kwon Do!

Today’s 4M is a freebie! Check out what I choose below the cut!

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The Versatile Blogger Award with a Twist


Happy 1st Day of Spring! It has unofficially started today as temperatures reached 19°C/68°F here in Nagoya. There is no cherry blossoms yet as the trees near my apartment are still bare. But, the tree pollen has be abundant, which is good for my allergies.

I been nominated for three awards this month, which one of them I was nominated twice. I am going to post each award in different posts this week and next. This week, I want to focus on the Versatile Blogger Award. I got one from Arianne, the author of The College Student’s Guide to Motherhood, and one from Women With Gifts International.

I want to thank both Arianne and girls behind Women With Gifts International. for nominating me with such an award.

But, like the title said, there is a twist!

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Battle of the Songs: When the Cherry Blossoms Bloom

Happy mid-March! I am sorry for being absent for half the week. It is almost the end of the school year here in Japan, and I am busy with ending classes, writing reports, and having the students practice for graduation. Even though my students aren’t the ones graduating, they are going to participate in the school ceremony as it very important.

It has gotten really warm recently here in Nagoya. Next Wednesday, it is suppose to be 67°F/19°C! And in about two weeks, we get to see our first cherry blossoms bloom here! I am so excited! I love walking home under the beautiful cherry blossoms and even see them bloom next to my apartment.

So, to celebrate the coming of these magnificent blossoms, I presented you with the new Battle of the Songs: When the Cherry Blossoms Bloom!

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