After all fender jazz bass is my best gear.

 

 

 

 

 

Hey guys!! I’m a bass guitar player Juna Serita!!

 

TODAY’S MEAL MENU

breakfast

smoothie (2 spoonfuls of protein + soy milk + a bit of milk+ amaze )/ orange / banana/

lunch

liver sick /tomato / kimchi and natto / curry /

dinner

cabbage soup / stirred pork and vegetables (red bell pepper / maitake mushroom / eggplant )/to-fu / sushi in wrapped fried in to-fu/

 

 

I’m over the moon ’cause I could play my main gear Fender jazz bass finally!!!!

 

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Juna Seritaさんの投稿 2017年12月11日(月)

 

I brought my ESP bass guitar in the Philippines . Of course it is not bad, but never beat this.   I’m keen to sleep with it tonight….. Perhaps everyone doesn’t know how much I was missing it!!

 

Although I didn’t have enough time to play it today.

I thought I took vacation  until 17th   since I wanted to focus on preparation for my gig, but seems like I did not do it and my English lesson in Japan restarted today.

I’m attending group class ,but fortunately the student was only me. lol

The teacher is  same with before.  He was interested in my experience in the Philippines.

Surely I have many stories to tell him , so we had a livery conversation.

 

Teacher「Is there any difference between Japan and foreign countries?」

Juna「Uhh  maybe there are many differences ….  but the things I was really surprised is  most foreigners think Japanese women are bitch . The reason is that they thought so from Japanese adult videos . Of course I told them “No” because it is just business.  The process is  depends on the person. : ( 」

Teacher 「Ahh,  I think not bitch.  Some people think just “EASY”.」

Juna「Oh.. I see. 」

 

 

I don’t wanna be easy…. lol

 

We had talked  for an hour without pause.

To be honest, I was always nervous when talk to him before  because I couldn’t understand what he said sometimes and also I couldn’t express what I want to say  .  However today, I almost  understood what he said . And even if I couldn’t understand, I can ask him in English and he will explain in other word.

And the reason I picked up the conversation topic on the blog in spite of the fact that we also had other topics  is that I don’t mean to like dirty topic, but I was just happy that now  I can debate like this private topic in English. : D hehe

He was very surprised at my improvement .

After the class, the stuff recommended that I transfer two levels higher class.

 

It sounds like very difficult…..

 

I ‘ll just bite the bullet .

 

 

 

see ya

 

 

Today’ s workout

・3sets of 30 squats

・3sets of 15 bulgarian squats

・3sets of 40 back kicks

 

 

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day69~PADI’S POINT~

 

 

 

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TODAY’S MEAL MENU

breakfast

banana / raisin bread / banana soup /

lunch

kimchi / stir fried bean sprout and vegetable / fresh vegetable / cream sauce pasta / soup /

dinner

kimchi / potato / spinach /meatballs/

 

Today also I was looking for the bar which has live band .  I arrived on session road around 7 : 30. My favorite bar concoction usually starts performance at 9 PM maybe , so until then I ended up looking for another bar in down town .

The taxi driver recommended a dance club called Alberto’s to me. Over time I found out . I’m sure the it is an long established club ’cause the first letter “A” was lost. lol

 

Juna「What kind of bar here is?」

guard 「Live disco. 50PH entrance fee. 」

「Ah okey,  is it possible to join the live band?」

「Ahhhh……….unmm」

「It’s impossible?」

「Ye..Yeah.. sorry ma’am 」

What a shame. It couldn’t be helped..

 

After that ,  band sounds caught my years .  I realized the place has a good equipment . The song I heard  on the road was Le freak by chic.

When I arrived at the place, I asked to security  guard .

「Excuse me,  is it possible to join the performance?」

「Maybe …. 11 PM. I ‘ll ask the band . Let me know your number . 」

「I see. Thanks. Now it is too early , so I ‘ll be back here around 11 PM.」

「Okey , anyway text me then if you want to join .」

「K~ see you later.」

 

I thought I can afford to go to Concoction before PADI’S POINT. Unfortunately I didn’t have enough money, so I ended up going there on foot.

When I asked some people how to get to the bar concoction , many people said to me just take a taxi because it is not located within walking distance .

Then, I thought they just don’t like walking . I do like walking ,so it must be not so far for me.

 

 

However ..

 

 

 

It was true.  ; (

I am so sorry that I doubt them.  If I’m familiar with around here, it would be no problem.  Still ,I don’t know well here in Baguio, so I felt it was so far. And a little scared ‘ cause the lights on the way ware only few… : (

Finally, I reached there. The atmosphere was kind of different with usual since they were playing hardcore….lol

It was full of young people. Probably the band is very popular . I thought the seat is unavailable .

 

Therefore I gave up and went back to PADI’S POINT.

 

The band was performing some American hit songs . Such as Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars .

All of a sudden, the vocalist said ” Japanese ○×△☆♯♭●□~~”through the microphone.  I couldn’t catch what he said, but I thought it is the time to join them  since there was no Japanese except me there.

I went up to the stage, and waited  .

I felt awkward ‘ cause I was sitting on the chair on the stage. lol shy..lol

The good things for me was that  I could watch their performance at close range!

Surprisingly , They all are singers ,in addition to instrument players. Above them, the voices ware fantastic!!!  So I couldn’t helped being surprised every time that the vocalist changed.

After that, I borrowed the bass guitar from him .↑♪♪

Thank you for your kindness ; ) !!

 

the vocalist「Juna? Where is your friend??」

Juna「No… I ‘m alone.」

「Why !? lol  Your boyfriend is in Japan!?」

「There is no my boyfriend anywhere.  ; (」

Over time, our jamming started.

Actually…..

 

The bass guitar player was a 5 strings player . lol

Unfortunately , I have never had a 5 strings bass guitar. It confused me so much.  ; (

Still, the bass guitar player guided me … How  kind person you are.. Thanks a million.

And then, he asked me “Can you play solo?” about my ears when I was playing the bass guitar.

“m, maybe….”.

“Don’t worry, just a little ! try!!”

I couldn’t play solo as I want to…  ; ( I’m so embarrassed .

Anyway, I just focused on my play then.

The audience got hot little by little.!!  Finally,  I was relieved when I saw their satisfied faces .

And,  I and the guitar player had a good conversation in bass&guitar. ; D   He was amazing !!

I got more curious about Filipinos musicians.  I hope I could stay longer, but time fries. In particular , I wanted to visit Manila and Cebu for music,too.

 

I had a great time : ) Thanks everyone.

I look so happy.  lol

 

 

Bye.

 

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day65~live information~

 

 

Hey guys!! I’m a bass guitar player Juna Serita!!

 

TODAY’S MEAL MENU

breakfast

pancake /boiled eggs / watermelon / stir fried rice / soup / a cup of black coffee /

lunch

stir fried beef / cooked potato / spinach / deep fried to-fu / kimchi / soup /

dinner

kimchi / chicken / spinach / macaroni fruits salada / soup / kind of Korean pancake /

 

I wanna tell you guys about a gig which seems quite interesting .!!

My musician friend Natsumi will have a drums battle with her master , and I perform with them and popular female guitar player Yashiro : )!!

 

in  February 28th (wed)
『ツインドラム100人組み手 Vol.14』@ 音楽室DX
「手数王 vs 菜摘」with YASHIRO(g),Juna Serita(b)
open 18:30 start 19:30 
ADV 3,500yen /DOOR 4,000yen
音楽室DX http://www.ongakushitsu-dx.jp/index.html
169-0051 新宿区西早稲田3-20-4金子ビルB1F
TEL : 03-5273-5110
MAIL : kayama@ongakushitsu-dx.jp
URL : http://www.ongakushitsu-dx.jp/

I have had performance with either Natsumi or Yashiro before, but it’ll be my first time to perform with Kozo Suganuma in other words “King of number of moves in hit”. (I’m sorry to say but I have no confidence of my translation .lol)

 

I can’t expect how the gig it will be. It’ll takes  place after I come back to Japan from Los Angeles.

Therefore, I’m pretty sure I can show you guys  matured me more than now  333

I’m looking forward to performing with them : )

 

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day 62~PH….~

 

 

 

Hey guys!! I’m a bass guitar player Juna Serita!!

TODAY’S MEAL MENU

breakfast

water melon / potato / kimchi / watery cooked rice /

lunch

beans sprout / fruits salad / kimchi / gimbap / clam chowder /

dinner

fried chicken / kimchi / eggplant / green onion soup /

 

 

I wanted to go to a bar for jamming.  Before that I bought toilet paper 24rolls and a bus ticket for going back to Japan .

As a result, my budget got be only 200 PH …. lol

I need 100 PH for taking a taxi to the dormitory , so I can spend only 100 PH… It’s possible to drink only a grass  in a bar, but music bar must be more expensive than normal bar.  Above them, all of exchanger was closed already..

I couldn’t play music last week, too.  So I didn’t want to give up .. I looked for some bar which has live bands . I expected my favorite bar CONCOCTION doesn’t have full band today .  I had no ideas except concoction cause  most Philippines bars don’t have web site which have plenty of information about it.

I walked around on session road . Some bars seemed to have performances , but it was acoustic probably .

 

Then it was 10:30 PM already. I felt a little afraid since I’m a woman… 😀

I couldn’t help to come back to the dormitory .. : (

 

 

I’m so frustrated : (  Therefore after coming back , I played the bass guitar until late night… : (

 

 

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day60~steal phrase ~

 

 

 

 

Hey guys!! I’m a bass guitar player Juna Serita!!

 

Today’s meal menu

breakfast

banana/ sunny side up egg/raisin bread / soup /fresh vegetables / stir fried rice / black coffee /

lunch

tomato / kimchi / rice / cucumber / sweet potato /soup / beaf and teokbokki  /

dinner

soup / bitter melon stir fried with egg / deep-fried potato stick / kimchi / stir fried vegetable / fish /

 

In my break time I was learning phrase of one of my favorite bass guitar players “Yoshida kun”(Yuya Yoshida) “.    I got to know him at Ikebukuro somethin’ jazz club in Tokyo around 5 months ago maybe. He is only 16 years old…..lol  I had a doubt about his age as I didn’t want to believe .  : |

He is the  groove muster . I can’t explain how marvelous his play is in my words , either  English or Japanese.   incredible backing groove , moreover his surpassing solo play. That is why I’m stealing his phrase : D

 

When I told him that I copy his phrase now and then , he was laughing  : D

 

I’m keen to be much better bass guitar player than now  : (

 

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day56~Stevie Wonder~

 

Hey guys!! I’m a bass guitar player Juna Serita!!

 

TODAY’S MEAL MENU

breakfast

banana/french toast / breakfast cereal /

lunch

spring rolled minced chicken / egg and potato / kimchi / stir fried vegetable / soup /

 

 

 

Yesterday I went eat out, and day before yesterday I was shooting bass play video  for uploading on youtube .   Which means, I didn’t get my homework over. : D    Regularly , my writing teacher give me tons of homework in particular .

Therefore , I did home work in a hurry.  This is because  I’m keen to prepare for gigs  in addition to studying English.   Fortunately , It didn’t take time as much as expected.

As a result, I was able to take the time to practice playing the bass guitar ♪♪

Currently , I’ve been practicing this songs. The reason is that I wanna have this song as my bass vocal repertory cause everyone knows this song all over the world.

Stevie Wonder- Isn’t she lovely .

Absolutely He is badass!!  I’m so into not only Stevie Wonder but also the drummer . From drum fill to the introduction fascinated me perfectly .

I have played some Stevie Wonder’s songs at the test when I was in university of music. My bass guitar master Tetsuo Sakurai recommended him to me.

 

I know this song since a long time ago  ; still it is not a walk in the park to play solo by improvisation for me.

I couldn’t play the bass guitar after coming to the Philippines.

Today’s practice wasn’t for improvement,  it was just rehabilitation …. : (   I was so done with my skills . It disappointed me : |  I love playing the bass guitar, so I’d love to enjoy it.  That’s why I should  practice  hard . Otherwise, I’m going to dislike playing the bass guitar because of my sounds.  : |

 

 

uhhhhh

 

 

 

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day54~bass day~

 

 

Hey guys!! I’m a bass guitar player Juna Serita!!

Today’s meal menu

breakfast

two peaces of bread / watermelon / stir fried rice tastes kimchi / soup / fresh vegetables / a cup of black coffee /

lunch

kimchi / cauliflower/ okra and pumpkin / sweet potato / beans sprout soup / deep fried chicken /

dinner

spring rolled banana / spinach / kimchi / stir fried minced beef /

 

Today 11/11 is called “bass day”right?  I don’t know whether it is global or not, but it is already common among bass guitar players in Japan : D

 

So I uploaded my new video on youtube , it is my favorite bass guitar player ‘s song Pow – Larry Grahm !!

 

Larry Graham is one of my favorite bass guitar players .  All of other my favorite players are  effected by LarryGraham .  Therefore I think he is a living legend ! ; D

His song is not so complicated ;however it is not a walk in the park to groove like him.

 

I need to learn more : D

 

 

 

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day45~LIVE information ~

 

 

Hey guys!! I’m a bass guitar player Juna Serita!!

 

SHOKA OKUBO BLUES PROJECT’s tour was fixed!!

(It is also called SHOKA OKUBO FUNKY PROJECT.)

 

DAY 1 OSU, NAGOYA ell.SIZE in Aichi prefecture

date: January 12th (Fri) , 2018
venue: livehouse ell.SIZE, Oosu, Nagoya
open 19:00 / 19:30 start
ticket: adv 2,500y / 3,000y door (w/o drink order)
starring: SHOKA OKUBO FUNKY PROJECT [Shoka Okubo g, vo Emi Yonekugo dr, Juna Serita b] / STMY / and more
reserve: Ticket Pia(P:348-301) / Lawson Tickt(L:42554) / venue tel.052-211-3997 or/ mail to us : indicia0@gmail.com (11/5~)
adress: 2-10-43, Oosu, Naka-ku, Nagoya-Shi, Aichi
access: Metro Oosu-Kannon Station #2 exit
venue site:http://www.ell.co.jp/liveinfo/sizeliveschedule/
 
Day2&3 NAMBA,OSAKA S.O.Ra(without any supporting acts.)

date: January 13th (Sat),14th(Sun), 2018
venue: music bar S.O.Ra., Namba, Osaka
open 18PM / 19PM start
ticket: adv 3,500y / 3,500y door (w/o drink order)
starring: SHOKA OKUBO FUNKY PROJECT Full-Show
[Shoka Okubo g, vo Emi Yonekubo dr, Juna Serita b]
reserve: tel.06-6644-9292 or/ venue mail : information@musicbar-sora.com (11/5~)
adress: 1F 1-3-1, Minato-machi, Naniwa-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka
access: Metro Namba Station 26-C exit
venue site:http://www.joyful-noise.net/sora/

 

 

I ‘m so looking forward to showing our performance local people. It will be first tour with the member.

And also I’m really looking forward to playing with Emi & Shoka for the first time in a while.♪♪

 

By the way, don’t forget my solo performance(another act is Kahori.),too!!

 

Bye.

 

Juna.

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day39 ~Halloween party ~

 

 

 

 

 

Hey guys! I’m  a bass guitar player Juna Serita!!

 

 

 

Today , Halloween party took place in the school.

In my opinion, generally  Japanese people are not willing to join some event like that . However , all of teachers looked really fun and they spent much time to prepare for the halloween party. I got like Filipinos personality more.

At first, I was wearing short pants but a male teacher said to me that I should change the cloth cause guys are intimidated .  My gosh…Sorry to hear that.   Anyway  I accepted  for his asking. It couldn’t be helped.

And my reading teacher asked for playing the bass guitar in the party me , so I requested a teacher who can play the guitar to perform with me .  We practiced for around 20 minutes.

Then we ware talking about music bar. I asked him if he know the bar CONCOCTION. It’s my favorite. He said he has never gone there .

Teacher「But maybe I saw your video on Facebook .  A girl was playing the bass guitar on the stage, right?」

Juna 「Oh… girl ? It’s me! lol 」

Teacher 「Oh really? You!?」

 

I don’t understand why he couldn’t recognize the girl is me.lol

At the performance, he looked so nervous and also we had some microphone trouble. I hope we’ll play together again maybe next time. ; D

After that , both teachers and students enjoyed BBQ party but there were quite a few people . I was starving and I expected the foods is not good enough . After all, I went to eat at the dining room as per usual .  I’m super glutton in spite of fimale …

 

 

Bye.

 

 

 

 

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day 34~boo・・k・・ ~

 

 

 

Hey guys!! I am a bass guitar player Juna Serita!! 

 

TODAY’S MEAL 

breakfast 

apple / potato / deep fried vegetables  / kimchi / watery cooked rice /

lunch 

spinach / fruits salada/ sushi / soup / kimchi /

dinner

kimchi / bean sprout  / egg and tomato / soup / meat /

 

 

 

 

Today I was at the lounge all day for self studies.

And more one thing, I had a matter of concern.

Actually,  nowadays I had been considering if I go to NAMM 2018 by myself .

Of course, the flight ticket would be so expensive  . Above them , If I go,  I’ll never be able to stay long there. So I thought that I should endure and save money for the time when I can book enough terms.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

However…….

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I wonder why I was frantically saving money.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I wonder why I’ve been studying English here in the Philippines with the money.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I wonder why I chose this season to study abroad.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALL IS FOR MUSIC!!!  Mustn’t  forget.

NAMM SHOW is the biggest music event in the world. Last time I did regret that I couldn’t much understand what great musicians were talking to me. That’s why I’ve been studying English now. Which mean  I ought go!!  I ought book flight right now!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finally, I done it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’ll become 24 years old soon.  I have to invest in myself now or never for my career .

 

 

 

Bye

 

 

 

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