Before I share this week’s pic with you, I just want to share a quick vanilla update. As you all know I have been to Japan twice in recent years and the first time that I went it was for a specific reason. Obviously I enjoyed a nice vacation there, but my primary reason for going was to watch my favorite Japanese singer perform at two shows.
The singer in question is AiNA THE END who performs with the band, BiSH. Now I would have watched her solo if that was the option, but the time that I went she was performing with the band. In fact here is a picture of AiNA from one of the shows that I actually took. Super awesome seats by the way, just 13 rows back from the stage.
So this year the band is breaking up with their final show set for the Tokyo Dome in June. Yes, I would love to go, lol.
AiNA of course has become a big star in Japan and her solo career is already long underway, even while she performs with the group. This week however, her management company issued a statement saying that AiNA had been in an accident and all upcoming shows had been postponed. The only statement that they made was that she suffered a head injury while filming a music video for a solo project.
A week passes and then AiNA releases an update, something that is very rare in Japan as they are super secretive and their privacy is respected. Now while she doesn’t say what happened, she has posted several images of the damage to her body and from what I can observe, it looks like she may have fallen from a significant height based on the damage to her back (albeit superficial wounds). That indicates to me that her fall was broken somewhat, if it was indeed a fall. She also indicated that when she was in the ambulance she wasn’t sure if she was ready to die. Perhaps in hindsight that might not have been the case, but obviously whatever happened was significant enough to cause her to feel that she might die because of it.
A week later she took the very brave step of showing her face after her injury, knowing that she will now carry that scar for the rest of her life. I can only imagine her shock from the blood loss.
My reason for mentioning this, aside from the fact that she is my favorite Japanese singer, has been induced by the outpouring of love that she has received after posting her injuries. From celebrities to news shows to fans, and even by people who have never really listened to her music. It has to be an amazing pick me up for her to receive such love and support.
I was pretty shocked by it, but it is affirmation of something that I have encountered several times in my life so far. You never know what is going to happen tomorrow, in a blink of an eye your whole world can change. Make sure that you acknowledge the people that you love, the last thing that you want to carry with you is acting ugly towards someone and then they are no longer around for you to be able to take it back. Love each other.
I feel that her adversity is going to make her star shine brighter.
Okay, I know that isn’t what you come here for, lol, but at the same time this blog is about my journey and AiNA THE END has a huge impact on my life, she brings a lot of positivity and joy into my life and one day I will return to Japan to watch her perform live as a solo performer.
So, time for some spanking, right? The image this week features a henpecked husband. Quite an interesting use of an oil drum I am sure that you would agree 😉