Wednesday, April 01, 2009

In Tokyo

For a concert in about two days. The city welcomes us with showers and 6* celcius. So far so cold.
And for one of the first times I am meeting up with some of my clients here so that way, this has been a trip that I have looked forward to for more than one reason.
Alongwith me are Bosskey and his team comprising of Nanee, Prasad, Satish and T D Balu who would be keeping the audience entertained with their plays and singers M J Shriram and Krish. The VIPs of this event would be Khusboo and Mr Sundar C.
Apart from singing I am slated to chew a few lines in Bosskeys plays. Excuse the apostrophe in the previous line, I am simply unable to find it in this keyboard and I am not sure yet whether I can get my mac wired. Its been exactly about an hour since we landed and the host-s house is teaming with people.
Performing in shows abroad keeps me amazed for a lot of things and the most important among them is how the hosts find the enormous energy to organize the entire thing AND host us at the same time. Japan has a very small community of Tamils and this is hosted for a group of about 500 people alone and some Japanese. Truly if art survives, its because of such patrons. In olden days the rulers did their part, if they had an iota of art appreciation in them and now it is because of such people all over the world. And they rule our hearts. Because when on stage, they are the audience is the only thing that matters to me. Of course it would help if the sound were good too. The energy is purely amazing. Mr Ganesan Hari has been coordinating this from the start though I have met him but once he traveled with us to make sure everything is in order
Shall be posting pictures soon. Watch this space and of course stay tuned to Aahaa FM if you are in the reception area.The show definitely does go on.

24 comments:

Maddy said...

All the very best for your programme.Have fun and enjoy!

Cute Cadre said...

Hi Chins,
I am eager to see some pics from you. All the best for your show.

SHAN said...

Dear Chinmayi,

Its nice to hear all your experience all around the world .

Can you tell us the url to hear Aha FM .........
Regerds,

SHAN

ThillaiArasu said...

hi chinmayii when aahaafm will come for live.since we are eager to listen ur voice & aahaa fm

Jayamurugan said...

Hi Chinmayi,
All the best...

Jayamurugan said...

One more horrible journey:
Today I came by a van[Maxi Cab]. Similar to share auto some guys are using the vans for transportation. Condition of vans are so horrible which i came to know when i sat near the driver[front seat].. the speedometer was not working.. also, window glasses and doors were in such a pathetic condition that it will fall out anytime... Dont know what can be done on this issue again..... Will govt. or traffic police take action?

sathish said...

hi Chinmayi

All the best for your programme,have fun

Anonymous said...

Konnichiwa...

Just have a Blast...Ensure you buy your thoughtfulness in Akihabara...visit the famous Sunshine International Aquarium...Try the Pizzas made by local restaurant out there ...Ajanta Yebisu should be nice place to dine...

Arigato !!!

ramji1992 said...

hi.. chinmayi.. dis s ramkumar here.. i m 17.. i ve completed ma std 12 dis year...

i am a gr8 fan of u...

all d best for ur programme..

all d best fr ur carrier...

my passion is too to become a singer..

i wonder every time wen i hear " oru dheivam thandha poovae" as u ve sung it so beautiful bein such a difficult song....

keep in touch wit me...

i m waiting fr an opportunity to meet u....

-RAMKUMAR R

Maha said...

This is wishing you to have a wonderful and a memorable trip and fun there.. May you meet up with lots more new and good people and get refreshed .. A joyous time to you ! Especially have a pleasant , safe and an awseome journey when you come back .. all the best for your shows.. take care didi.. :)

Maha said...

This is wishing you to have a wonderful and a memorable trip and fun there.. May you meet up with lots more new and good people and get refreshed .. A joyous time to you ! Especially have a pleasant , safe and an awseome journey when you come back .. all the best for your shows.. take care didi.. :)

குப்பன்_யாஹூ said...

all the very best enjoy, have fun.

In abroad there will be welcome fo Taml, south inian languages prograames not like within India.

Neelz said...

Hello Chinmayee

Where I can get details about the program? Please let me know

Cheers

Anusha Parthasarathy said...

Hi Chinmayi,

Do try to visit Mount Fuji, Buddha Temple at Asakusa, Electronic Shops at Akihabara and the superb shops at Ginza. Ginza has the original Time Square(similar to the one in NY). I had a gr8 time when I visited Tokyo...People are very warm and friendly...Enjoy!!!

-Anusha

கணினி தேசம் said...

சின்மயி,

உங்கள் பயணமும் நிகழ்ச்சியும் சிறப்பாக அமைய வாழ்த்துகள்.

Senthil said...

wishing u all the very best and heartfelt wishes to you to reach the heights of music....

Ananth said...

Dear Chinmayi
It was such a nice feeling to talk to you today in AAHA FM.
And true to yourself, you were providing wonderful information on Japan.
Reading about your search for the apostrophe key, I can add that I used to face the same problem in my trips to my Bank's head office in France when I was with a French Bank.While one can type in that french typewriter by searching for the alphabets, the punctuations is the most difficult ones. Those guys also face the same problem when they visit India as the keys here will be different to what they are used to.


All the best for your programme

Ananthakrishnan

Sathiya said...

All the best for your program! This is the best time to visit Japan...you can enjoy the cherry blossoms and a pleasant weather. I hope someone might request the song "Chinnappoo Chinnappoo" from Japanil Kalyanaraman.

Barath.M said...

Hi Chinmayee..

All the best for ur show!!!

Bala(Chennai India) now Kobe Japan. said...

Hi Chinmayi...

Can you provide more details about the show (Place Time etc..) at Tokyo Japan.
As we are staying in Kobe Japan (around 350 KMs from Tokyo),Just thought if possible we can plan to make to the show...

You can put the details on ur blog itself so the information can be useful to others needing it or if possible you can also send it to my e-mail id
bara18@gmail.com

Expecting your response..

Cheers,
Bala...

Sashi said...

Welcome to Tokyo. Will see you on Saturday - Sashi

aarabhi said...

Hey cool stuff huh!!! GAMBATTE KUDASAI... Means ALL THE BEST in japanese..:) TE O AGETTE ASHI O HARARI.... Means clap ur hands and tap ur leg:) and INDOKARA KIMASHITA... Means we r from india:) :) in case they catch u in the airport:):) of course won be of much use if u read imy post after u come back:) but anyways.... Have fun and break a leg:)

EsKay said...

Well. It is not quite to do with this post but in general. Can u invite me to view ur pictures on this blog? I tried emailing u - perhaps not the correct mode.
TIA - in case if u added
T - if not :-)

Good luck with Japan tour

AshWin said...

Any show stopper in SIngapore..?