How Nix’s “Playing with Fire” is the Perfect Song for This Summer

Happy Saturday everyone! It is the start of my 10-day Golden Week vacation but that doesn’t mean that I will stop blogging. I have a lot of content to share with you during my break.

I was able to review Canadian singer Nix’s newest single “Playing with Fire”. You can read my review and listen to song behind the cut.

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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.

click here to find out what i picked

Dare to Dream: The Race to Eurovision 2019 (Part VII: Ireland, Moldova, and Switzerland)

Part seven of the Eurovision series! I can’t believe that in about month’s time, this amazing competition will happen! This post will feature artists and songs from these three countries three countries: Ireland, Moldova, and Switzerland.

If you haven’t check it out already, please check out Part I , Part II , Part III, Part IV, Part V, and Part VI of the series. Those three blog posts feature songs from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Montenegro, Belarus, Cyprus, Finland, Serbia, Poland, Slovenia, Australia, Belgium, Estonia, and Iceland, Georgia, Portugal, Greece, San Marino, and Armenia.

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Battle of the Songs: Three Ways to Sing “Do You Want?”

Welcome to another edition of Battle of the Songs. For this edition, I was debating to do one or two topics: either about Eurovision or Japanese songs. It looks like that this week is about Japanese songs as you can see Sunday’s and Monday’s post were both about Japanese songs. But, I am going to save the Japanese songs battles for May as it will be the first month of the new era in the Japanese calendar.

So for this battle, I want to do a song that was performed by past Eurovision winner as you know Eurovision is next month! )If you haven’t read my series about this year’s entries, you can find in these parts: Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, Part V, and Part VI.) The song itself was never presented at Eurovision, but the group has. And, everybody knows this group as they are world famous. There have been a musical and two films that featured their songs.

Which group am I talking about?

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Dare to Dream: The Race to Eurovision 2019 (Part VI: Greece, San Marino, and Armenia)

Part six of the Eurovision series! I can’t believe that in about month’s time, this amazing competition will happen! This post will feature artists and songs from these three countries three countries: Greece, San Marino, and Armenia.

If you haven’t check it out already, please check out Part I , Part II , Part III, Part IV, and Part V of the series. Those three blog posts feature songs from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Montenegro, Belarus, Cyprus, Finland, Serbia, Poland, Slovenia, Australia, Belgium, Estonia, and Iceland, Georgia, and Portugal.

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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:

Find Out What song by clicking here

Dare to Dream: The Race to Eurovision 2019 (Part IV: Australia, Belgium, and Estonia)

Another week, another post about Eurovision! This time, we will focus on the songs and contestants from three countries: Australia, Belgium, and Estonia.

If you haven’t check it out already, please check out Part I , Part II , and Part III of the series. Those three blog posts feature songs from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Montenegro, Belarus, Cyprus, Finland, Serbia, Poland, and Slovenia.

let’s DIVE IN

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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Jeremie Johnson’s “Like Latifa” Inspires Listeners With This Profound Message

What figure, song, or quote that compels you to be brave in adversity?

For me, it is Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” and also my favorite anime character, Sailor Moon. I know those two are extremes but they, out of many, have help me to brave in tough situations. I have so many other examples but it would be a really long list.

Jeremie Johnston, an Indian living in United Arabs Emirates, embraces a certain recent figure in recent years as the symbol of bravery in his latest release “Like Latifa”.

I recently conducted an email interview with Jeremie about the song as well his musical career. You can click below to read his answers. You can also listen to his latest release and my current favorite song from him.

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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