On Friday evening we took my two sisters and Ashleigh, our current house guests, out to sing karaoke. Both Christine and Sarah have done this before but it was Ashleigh’s first time. There is no doubt that karaoke in Japan is all about having fun and we spent a lot of our time laughing. Sarah and Ashleigh have no idea of the difficulty of any song and I think they were a bit surprised by how difficult it is to sing like Lady Gaga.
My sister Christine has a beautiful voice, but we ended up laughing over her song choices. It’s true that sometimes I pick ridiculous songs for the humour value, but Christine actually likes Dusty Springfield’s “You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me”. And it appears to sing it correctly you have to stand up and make large sweeping gestures with your arms… She did manage to sing one song that was released this century, Katie Melua’s “The Closest Thing to Crazy”.