June 3, 2010 vidajimenez

Not to toot my own horn but I consider myself  a pro at karaoke due to the popularity in my own culture to sing.  Yes, it is very true that most Filipinos love to sing and I myself have a magic mic in my living room.  I have grown up going to parties were you eat good food and sing your heart out in english and tagalog.  When I heard of the karaoke craze in Japan I already had my song picks in my head for the big day or should I say late night.  It was such a fun and different experience in Japan. I couldn’t believe that karaoke included open bar, snacks and a private room for 2 hours for only 2000 yen! I even got to sing a song in Tagalog called Bakit ngyayon ka lang!My favorite was the ice cream we were served at the end, plus being able to sing with all of my class mates minus my good friend Bryce. He unfortunately got sick but he was there in spirit!


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  • 1. kiyabarden  |  June 7, 2010 at 4:02 am

    Vida, you were indeed a pro in Karaoke. That night was one to remember. It was very fun and interesting to see a different culture in all of our peers. The songs and dances that we all did were nice and it was cool to see our Japanese friends have fun with us as well. Ultimate good time.

  • 2. barry1033  |  June 7, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    Yes, Karaoke is extremely popular in Asian country. The foods in Karaoke is really good. We have many shows similar to American idol or Britian’s got talent so singing is almost like a culture thing. If you have a chance to visit Korean Karaoke, you will be amazed how crazy they were about singing. I believe many people had this idol dream so karaoke will always be popular.

  • 3. MeriInJapan  |  June 8, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    You are a really good singer Vida! I thought it was great when we all would belt out the songs together. Some of the food was really different, like the pocky in a cup of whipped cream. I didn’t drink any of the alcohol, but I remember people saying that the alcoholic tea was really gross.

  • 4. Radin  |  June 12, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    Karaoke was really nice, and my first attempt to sing loudly in front of some people !
    But all friends there were close enough that could freely express myself. Thanks to Dr. C that made us all friends in just a day !
    The system of ordering songs was also very nice. The handy computer to order the song was a clever idea, but they should have included the list of the available songs in that computer, so there wouldn’t be any mistake in entering the numbers corresponding to your chosen song.
    It also can help for new releases update. Instead of changing that HUGE book of song names, the computer will be updated.

  • 5. jodarbs  |  June 13, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    I absolutely love Karaoke even though I am not a very good singer. Karaoke in Japan is very popular there are at least two karaoke places on every corner, its something like liquor stores in Detroit. I enjoyed my time at Karaoke it felt like a different experience than of that in the states. We had a room just for us with a endless amount of song choices and on top of that they brought us food and drinks compliments of our very own waitress.

  • 6. botorow1  |  June 14, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    Thank you Vida for bringing me with you in spirit. I can’t believe I missed karaoke! I shouldn’t have eaten that play-doh. 😦 Well, at least I got to karaoke with you once we got back to America. That is one thing I am happy to have gotten out of this trip; the friendships. You are an excellent singer by the way. Sadly, I only sang off key and out of tune!

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