Today December 12, 2012 is my grandmother (Catherine Apina) birthday!
I feel so bad cause I don' t work and can't get her anything. I think I'm gonna make her something. Still I feel that I should give her more after all she has done for me. She raised me from 7 days old and she spends every last penny on me...
I'm truly grateful for having someone like that in my life. I know that no one could ever take her place and I love her with all my heart. She comes to all of my performances and she has to listen to my practices over and over again. There was a time when I didn't know what to do with myself and she helped me through it. We've been through thick and thin and no matter what I will always love her. Happy Birthday granny!
Monday, December 12, 2011
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Monday, October 17, 2011
This year's Kzoo Karaoke Taikai Grand Champion. Oh my gosh I won I am so Happy I will be leaving for Japan in May of 2012 I will be staying there for about 3 days and be entered in the Grand Prix. All my hard work finally paid off! I was so happy when they called my name to win! I am so happy and so proud of all of the contestants we all did great. I hope that I have the same luck I had here, in Japan. Im not quite sure yet on the Hotel I will be staying in, but I will announce once I found out. Im just so happy! Thank you to the Kzoo Crew and everyone in charge of the Karaoke Taikai. Thank you to Amy Katsumoto for helping me get into this business, Thank you to Craig Shimizu my Voice Sensei for making me practice everyday. Thank you to my little brother for supporting me, and most of all thank you to my grandmother for always believing in me and pushing me to follow my dreams. Thank you so much!
Sunday, July 17, 2011
|The Banner out front|
|Kinako and Shoyu Mochi|
|Aunty Sharon and Grandma ~|
The leaders were the group Suzu no Kai. The dances' were so cute and basic so like Tokyo Ondo, and Tanko Bushi kinda songs'. Even the Fukushima Ondo wasn't played on Taiko it was played on a Snare Drum and a Bass Drum.
So like it was so fun. They had food games, regular Bon Dance, and Eisa.
Oh the food there was so good I had Garlic fries and like because of my Acid Reflux its kinda bad for me, but who cares I ate it anyways.hehe
The Mochi there was so good they had freshly pounded Mochi, with Kinako and Shoyu mochi it was so cute.
There was this little girl there and she was so cute she kept following us when we were dancing. Her name was Emi and towards the end we were all dancing the slow version then of Fukushima Ondo all together .
So I hope that her parents are reading this, I ran to them after the Bon dance to give i believe her mother my URL for this site.
Oh I forgot about the rain. My god the rain was terrible but they kept playing the music so when the song Pokemon Ondo came on i was the only one who was dancing and then others started I felt so happy! hehehe the rain was okay it didn't matter cause the feelings there were so happy. This is the first time when I heard at a Bon dance where they have lucky number so at the very end we won a George Formon Crock pot hehe really cool. This is now one of my favorite Bon Dances so far this year!
In the bottom picture you can see the empty seats there. Hehehe thats how tiny it was there!
Monday, July 11, 2011
|At the front front enterance when you first walk into the tent with the Korean Drama tent|
|Traditional Korean Clothes in the tent|
|Hahaha my gradma has a crush on him! lol :)|
|This is the movie poster for Yi San and Damo grandma's favorite drama|
|Haha more with Yi san and Damo|
|Haha who is this?|
Friday, June 17, 2011
Monday, January 17, 2011
Esashi oiwake music（江差追分） is a kind of folk music from the Japanese island of Hokkaidō. It started in the town of Esashi in Hiyama Subprefecture.
Oiwake was originally a horseman's song (Mago-uta) from Oiwake village from Nagano Prefecture but spread throughout Japan during the Edo period. Once in Esashi, the melody was modified and also enlarged by adding starting and ending sections.
The song's lyrics changed, describing nature, customs and fishing in Esashi instead of a horseman's life in the mountains. The Japanese Shakuhachi flute accompanies the singing which has a free rhythm rather than a mechanical, fitted rhythm.
One version of the way that the term Esahi Oiwake was coined is from the town's efforts to reinvent itself as a tourism destination at the end of the 19th century after local fisheries failed. The town advertised itself using a popular oiwake song called Min'yo which became known as Easahi Oiwake as the town's version gained renown. All of that is from wikipedia so don't blame me if it wrong! Today I went to the top of Aiea where Amy, Grandma and I went to meet up with Ishikawa Sensei who teaches minyo in Tokyo. Amy and I are going to start Esashi Oiwake. It seems fun!
oh yes and tomarrow at 11:00am Ishikawa Seiji sensei will be on Kzoo Radio station am1210! Please listen to it!
このさしんは あたしと石川恵司(いしかわせいじ)先生でございます. 江差追分（えさしおいわけ）は北海道の民謡。渡島半島の日本海沿岸に位置する江差町が発祥の地である。江戸時代中期以降に発生したとされている。信濃の追分節に起源があるとするのが定説のようである。北海道指定の無形民俗文化財。「姥神大神宮渡御祭と江差追分」として北海道遺産に選定されている。
これのデフィニシオンはウィキペヂア.コム. 今日はエイミ,おばあちゃん, とあたし は 旅立ちアイエアの上どす.石川恵司先生とあたしが 逢たいどす.石川恵司先生 は民謡先生 東京からです.エイミ(歌川あけみ)とあたし は江差追分のクラスがはじめって!たのしいネーエー!