The Troubled-Ridden Karaoke Session


TS3N0997      Since when have I had the annual year-end karaoke party? It was D who created an opportunity to start the event a few years ago. One day he came to me and said that he would have liked to try karaoke once because he had never done in spite of living in Japan for a long time, and that he needed to know what it exactly was because karaoke is one of the most popular and important cultures in Japan, or something…TS3N1002

     I gathered people for having a karaoke session that year, and since then I enjoyed karaoke with him and our friends every end of the year. Yes, I had a karaoke party at the end of last year, too. There were 12 people in the party this time. Actually, one of us came from Tokyo that day! TS3N1006

     The karaoke shop has many small rooms, but has only one room for more than 10 people. So, I made a reservation for that big room for 12 of us. Actually, the room was not “big”. Interestingly it was covered with tatami, or Japanese traditional straw mats, and people had to take their shoes off. We were about to start karaoke after introducing ourselves, when many troubles happened…TS3N1004

     First, the tools for sending data to the karaoke machine were broken, and we needed to change them. Second, there was no sound from the machine, and we found out that it was broken. Third, we had to change the room and to move tables and chairs to stick ouselves into a small room. Fourth, we had to pay the fee including the loss time. Finally, after moving to another room, the microphone broke…I can’t believe it! (I won the discount, though.) TS3N1001

     But I’m sure all the participants had a really great time in spite of those many terrible things. One trouble after another, we finally began laughter. We huddled in the small room and sang many songs together without microphone. That was quit cozy and homelike and fun.



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