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: I Burn For You

I am trying to get back to blogging after two weeks of being here and there. Just needed to catch up on sleep this weekend and had to prepare for the new school year, which starts tomorrow!

I really enjoy participating in the Song Lyrics Sunday challenge two weeks ago. So, I am going to try to continue this every week! This week theme is “Burn/Fire/Flame,” as suggested by the host Jim at A Unique Title For Me, with this post.

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Battle of the Songs: In My Dreams

It’s finally April! I am done with the play that I was involved with. I also started another year of work this week. And, as they announced on Monday, we are going to welcome the new era of Reiwa (令和) very soon.

I am still catching up on some R&R as my weekend was spent with the play, which was fun but took a lot of energy. I was so tired and sore on Monday. I will try to recover by this weekend. I still have a lot of things to write about. I am soooo behind on my Eurovision series.

For this Battle of the Songs, I decided to do a battle centered around a song that I wanted to see enter the arena for a while. I was thinking about doing a “fools” theme as Monday was April’s Fool. But, it’s kind of too late.

Don’t be sad! This battle is so excited!

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Music Moves Me Monday: Music with the Fox

This week’s 4M is a free choice week. Since a local adaptation of James Brock’s rendition of Aesop’s Fables, which I am a part of, will open this weekend only at a local playhouse here in Nagoya, I dedicate this 4M to the fox.

Everyone knows about the “Tortoise and the Hare” from the Aesop’s Fables collection! But have you heard “The Fox and the Sour Grapes”? Or even the “Donkey and the Lion Skin”? Or perhaps, “The Fox and the Crow”?

Why did I choose the fox for this 4M? Well, that is because I am playing the character of the Fox in one of the fables. I also play the role of Betty who is a bit of a snob and wants everything her way, think Gretchen Wieners from Mean Girls or a snobby rich girl from Clueless. (Note: This play features humans transforming into different animals, It’s also an ensemble play.) I can’t reveal the whole story (but you can find parts of the play on Google Books) as you have to come to Nagoya to see it! Of course, I can post the highlight video when it comes out.

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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!

click to find out what this “TWIST” is

Battle of the Songs: Rock-n-Roll Girl Power!

My, my, my! 2019 is blazing by too quickly! I can’t believe that spring will be here in less than three weeks!

According to the National Days calendar, tomorrow is Hinamatsuri (or Doll’s Day here in Japan, click to read more about this special day) and March 8 is International Woman’s Day. March is also Woman History Month. So to pay tribute to these special occasions, it’s an all-female band battle in this edition of Battle of the Songs.

Click to Listen and Vote!