Smule Is Fun!

I wrote about music app called “Sing!Karaoke” by Smule before and really like it now.   As I use it, I get to learn various things.   One of them is “open mic”.  You can sing any song by using open mic.   Also, you can sing a free song solo offered by other kind members.   Let me introduce one of my recordings.  I sang a duet with “MelMaestro”, whose voice is awesome.

http://www.smule.com/p/144383179_65598159

Autorap is another Smule’s app.   It converts your talk to rap.  I just read a newspaper paragraph.

http://www.smule.com/p/248193189_63309770

Smule Guitar is fun too.   I can’t play the guitar, but this app makes it possible to perform by swiping and tapping the screen.   Better yet, you can perform the guitar in tune with your recording in Sing!Karaoke.  Another app called Magic Piano is similar to it.  It sounds by swiping and tapping.  This is a little boring for me.   I prefer playing the real piano.

http://www.smule.com/p/248195945_63437503

 

My Purikura Photo

When I went to karaoke last month, the shop gave me a free ticket of playing “Purikura”. Purikura is an instant photo booth and normally placed in the game center. I took my pictures by the machine and they made me surprise. The pictures are different from real me! They are far more young and cute. All wrinkles and spots were disappeared because I was lit up from all angles. In addition, it seems that the lines of my face was edited too. I don’t want to show you my before-after photo here, so let me give you other people’s examples.

 http://matome.naver.jp/odai/2134390466930750401  

https://twitter.com/co2071503/status/439087280599224321

I don’t think my purikura photos have a big difference like these.   If you are interested in them, check out my Twitter account.

Photoshop software can edit as you like too.   Examples Where Photoshop Makes Pics Better      Don’t believe everything you watch!

WATCH: 99 per cent grade average student from Maple Ridge

Sean Okawa, who is one of my blog friends, is a genius!  He is going on to The University of British Columbia this month.  I hope he has a very enjoyable and rewarding college life.

Global News

Maple Ridge teenager Sean Okawa is remarkable in many ways.

He is about to graduate from Thomas Haney Secondary at the age of 14, a full three grades ahead of schedule.

Okawa also has an impressive 99 per cent grade average, and now five Canadian universities are trying to woo him with impressive scholarships.

He volunteers in his spare time, is about to get his solid black belt and is also an accomplished pianist.

Linda Aylesworth reports.

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“Knock You Down” Covered by three Japanese People

This song cover is located on a karaoke social networking site named Utasuki.  happyuan covered the Keri Hilson part; kly235 covered Kanye West; marshall covered Ne-Yo.

The original music video is here.  Wow!  It has been viewed over one hundred million times!

Check out more of my videos, including “Umbrella”:)

 

Karaoke Social Networking Service in Japan

I’ve mentioned several karaoke websites before.   Today I’d like to introduce you to  “Utasuki” one of the karaoke social networking services in Japan.    Do you know that karaoke began in Japan and spread  throughout the world?   There are so many karaoke places all over Japan.  Utasuki members sing at any one of them, record themselves on camera, and upload their videos to the site.  I’ve also posted my videos  there since last year.   That is fun!   Check out the music archives at my blog.

Utasuki was upgraded this month.   It used to be that only members could watch the videos, but now non-members can watch some of them.    So, let me show you one of my videos.    I think that the best thing, though, creating a collaboration with other members.    I’d like to share  a collaboration video “Lady Marmalade” covered by kly235, Lemon and I.   kly235 is a unique and hilarious woman.    Lemon is a charming lady who has a beautiful voice.   Don’t you think it’s great that we can sing together on the ‘net even though we’ve never met each other?

lower left: kly235    right: happyuan     upper left: kly235  right: Lemon

Please click!   Here are more of my videos.