• Avalon


My dad loves Karaoke.

He has been going to so-called Karaoke bars almost everyday since when he retired as though being there is his daily routine.

I am quite unsure why he loves the place so much, for I don't think he is very good at, although not totally tone-deafness, singing.

Whenever he starts practicing Karaoke at home, my mom and I outrightly go hide into our rooms until he finishes his session.

My parents should have incorporated a sound-proof chamber for my dad when we renovated our house a couple of years ago.

Honestly speaking, I have never been to any Karaoke bars (which is different from ordinary Karaoke place) in my life as I feel awkward to sing in front of a bunch of strangers.

And I haven't been to even an ordinary Karaoke place for years as I was in Singapore till recently.

Not following the trend of J-POP since graduated school, I barely know those names of recent popular musicians or groups in Japan.

Now I feel I am getting old.

And maybe I really am.