A Strange Place to Sing

In August 1996 I interviewed for a job as cabin crew for Japan Airlines, London Base and got in!

While I studied “in cabin” Japanese in London, I spent 6 weeks living on the floor in a nurses dorm of Kingston Hospital with a friend of mine who was studying nursing!

Then another 6 weeks in Tokyo in another dorm (this time with a room and a bed to myself) while I did my service and emergency training.

I was actually so amazed to finally find myself in a JAL uniform boarding a Boeing 747 to start work at the end of that year.

Singing wasn’t my main priority then but I still got my opportunities to sing karaoke in Japan.

The main venue I sang at then was called The Truck and basically it was a truck trailer that had a bar in it!!

It was THE place to be for cabin crew on layover in Narita, Tokyo!! Conveniently situated on the side of the road near all the main hotels at the airport!

It’s so weird to remember those days! One of the reasons I finally left JAL in 2001 was to start singing again. I had missed it! And late night karaoke just wasn’t enough.

So, where do you sing?? Do you have any interesting venue to share???

About Aideen

Aideen Ní Riada is a holistic singing coach helping people learn to sing for fun, to connect with their authentic message and come out of hiding and into the spotlight. Aideen is the founder of Confidence in Singing and she facilitates classes and workshops for adults and teenagers who want to sing for fun and grow their confidence. Confidence in Singing was founded based on Aideen’s passion for giving students the confidence to find their voice, face their fears and just have fun with singing. She studied Psychology at University College Dublin which has helped her to develop a teaching style that brings out the best in her “secret singers” and helps students become confident performers and overcome self-limiting beliefs. Since launching Confidence in Singing in 2016, Aideen has been featured on RTE’s Nationwide, Beat 102 103, and South East Radio, with mentions for her work in Ireland’s Own and the health supplement of the Irish Independent. Aideen also produces her own original music and is currently working on new material. Click HERE to book your free Consultation
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