Outside Lands ♡

IMG_5771

During my time at Berklee College of Music, I was able to get into a class called The Berklee Popular Music Institute and the class entailed of sending artists to major music festivals. My team & I were able to go with the band AJNA.

IMG_5773

We had the time of our lives!!!! What a wonderful experience.

IMG_5774

I am so proud of them! They did so amazing!! They killed it. Check out AJNA’s new EP here-

https://open.spotify.com/embed/artist/2UTrfKlrQDFf7VmrnyRNnV

 

39467985_479845312496239_5303549797490229248_n

Matine and I on our first day ❤

IMG_5775

I even made a sweet friend on the trip ❤ Sidney !!! She is awesome.

 

IMG_5532

I even got tinsels in my hair!!! 🙂

IMG_5544

I  MET MY BEST FRIEND AND INSPIRATION JONATHAN VAN NESS ❤ he was the only person I wanted to meet and I met him. So i’m telling you all… dreams really do come true !! (Credit goes to Matine for taking this photo for me !! )

Screen Shot 2018-08-19 at 7.35.39 PM

Me + Sid + Matine + Aaron ❤ haha GIRLS CLUB

IMG_5772

me and feli! So proud of you ❤

IMG_5555

39638338_256995971802805_3723046908244000768_n

Outside Lands was by far the best festival  I have ever been too.

IMG_5778 We were surrounded by nature, kind people, music and food!! What more could you ask for!?

IMG_5497

It felt like we were camping at a music festival!! All we needed was some fire and some yummy marshmallows to roast. 😛

39714660_1948839471844050_1315893171070173184_n

Mac Demarco !!!!

39799696_2151943408381224_6359747096697896960_n (1)

Haha so much fun!!

39585298_1668845256557426_2648599850613997568_n

What an amazing team!! What an amazing group of friends!! What an amazing experience!! What an amazing group of people!!

 

Thank you SF!! Thank you Outside Lands!! Thank you Berklee!!

See you soon SF!!

With so much love,

screen-shot-2014-02-22-at-11-51-59-am-e1516386169949

 

 

 

 

Advertisements

Oak Cliff Film Festival (Made in Japan) ♡

11650467_978455515543980_2014592195_n

Last weekend I was able to attend the Oak Cliff Film Festival. I love watching independent films. So being able to go and support an independent film was exciting for me.

madeinjapan

As I was looking at the list of films that were being featured during the festival the title ‘Made in Japan‘ quickly caught my attention. (Obviously because I am half Japanese and have a huge love for Japan)

Made in Japan is a documentary about a japanese country singer named Tomi Fujiyama. Yes, she is a japanese lady singing country music. Isn’t that so interesting?!

11328842_978459908876874_873235154_n

I felt this film was really relatable because I am a half japanese girl living in Texas! Texas is a state filled with country music and I never in my life imagined that country music  would ever be tied with a japanese artist.

madeinjapan (1)

Tomi Fujiyama performed at the Grand Ole Opry in 1964 alongside with Johnny Cash and many other legendary country artists. She was the only artist to receive a standing ovation that night.

Her dream was to sing at the Grand Ole Opry again. During the documentary she goes to america to try and perform at the Grand Ole Opry. Unfortunately due to the music industry being the way it is today the chances of Tomi performing at the Opry stage was almost impossible. You will definitely have to see the documentary to see if she ends up being able to perform at the Grand Ole Opry again!

11647426_978472125542319_1932585734_n

The film was so great because it really showcased Tomi’s hard work, fun energy, and beautiful spirit. It was so refreshing to see a true artist continuing her craft and being  true to what she loves.

11650980_978455522210646_551472059_n

At the end of the film we were able to ask the writer and director questions about the film. It was very inspiring and interesting to listen to the writer discuss about the process of the film.

Made in Japan has already reached great success with interviews from Jimmy Kimmel to features in SXSW. 

Here is a video of Tomi Fujiyama performing-

I personally am not a huge fan of country music but when I listen to her sing I get a little emotional. You can sense her soul radiate from her music.

Made in Japan will be coming out sometime next year! If you get a chance to watch the film I definitely recommend it.

with so much love,

Screen shot 2014-02-22 at 11.51.59 AM