18:30 EST, Saturday, December 31
I am about to head out to downtown to visit one of my gracious friend’s house for a new year’s eve gathering. She says a silly thing like “no single man at this party, but you are more than welcome to join us – and you are totally free to go if you find other parties with single man/en.” Haha. She’s funny in that way (I think that’s why we love her dearly…) Then, tomorrow, another gracious friends are throwing a new year party at their home. She says it will be a small gathering, but it turned out to be not that small in my scale. It will be fun.
I am grateful to have friends – not just them from the parties, but all of my friends who can share the joys and happiness, sometimes sadness, sorrows – all of the above. If anything I have accomplished in the year of 2011, I couldn’t have done it without the support from “you.” Dear friends, I love you all and wish us the best of the best in 2012!
03:15 EST, Sunday, January 1
Too much drinking. Too much eating. Too much laughing. Can’t go to sleep!
14:00 EST, Monday, January 2
Finally. I am really feeling that I am resting, relaxing AT-MY-PLACE-QUIETLY!
22:56 EST, Saturday, January 7
Time flies. My last few days were a combination of being relaxed and busy. The most notable thing is probably that I just have finished the mix down of my recording. It went really well and can’t thank enough Katsu and Toru. If this is on FB, I must click LIKE thousands.
One step at a time. The next will be mastering:)
On Tuesday, the 17th, I will be performing in the place called, Bar Thalia at Symphony Space (Upper West.) This is the first time to be there, and I am very much looking forward to the gig. Toru will be on keyboard and Noriko will be on bass. Yeah! This is definitely going to be a fun night. Mark your calendar. It’s no cover nor minimum.
Tuesday, January 17
from 9PM to 11PM
at Bar Thalia
Mamiko Taira (vocal)
Toru Dodo (key)
Noriko Ueda (bass)
Bar Thalia is located on
2537 Broadway (at W95th Street)
New York, NY 10025