HISTORY OF MIKURO MIKA LIFE
I was born in a small town north of Tokyo called Tochigi.
This region is very beautiful because it’s located in the mountains.
Tochigi is best known for its temples.
One of the fomus ones is a traditional temple called Nikko which is a World Heritage site.
But my hometown is nothing special.
Without a car, you can not get anywhere.
My home town overlooks fields and rice paddies. Actually my grandparents were farmers.
I had a normal childhood, but my dad divorced twice and my mom also got a divorced once.
My siblings also had divorces.
My step brother had two and my step sister had one.
So I have many nephews and nieces.
I had a big family, which means I had to say goodbye many times.
I didn’t know who to share my feelings with.
I thought my friends would understand, but they were young too.
So I didn’t want to burden them.
I also didn’t feel like I could tell my teacher.
That’s why I started to sing. Especially when I was sad.
I wished that everything would be OK.
When I was 15, my mom left my dad and took me with her
because he had a lot of debt.
My mom suddenly told me about it.
She also said “I wanna protect you.”
But, you know, I was only 15. I didn’t understand.
My family became smaller, it was only my Mom, Grandma and I.
I really missed my old family.
I thought if I became a famous singer, my family might be able to live together again.
I passed a music company audition and became a singer.
Of course To be a singer is not so easy, because I felt like I didn’t have any singing technique. I didn’t feel my appearance was fabulous enough and to make it worse, I’m shy.
More than anything, I didn’t have confidence.
That’s why I made such a big effort, like practicing everyday, and learning How to compose songs...
And eventually I released my albums and sang at many places as an independent singer.
My fans supported me a lot.
My fans said “Your songs help us and make us happy all the time!!”
However to be honest I also thought that too.
My fans help me all the time.
One day Finally my whole family came to my big concert.
I knew that We couldn’t live together again anymore, but I could see them again. I was so Happy.
I’ve been working steadily as a singer,
Sometimes I actually thought that I might dislike music.
because of my boss who was very strict with me.
He would say things like “You must get more fans”
”You should sell more CD” “This song is not so catchy”
One day I thought “I shouldn’t sing anymore as a professional, because I can not think of music as a business.”
and I decided to quit singing, because It was so stressful for me.
then When I told my fans.
They cried at every concert even when I sang happy songs.
When I saw this situation I realized I had made a big mistake but I couldn’t do anything.
So I quit and became a hotel receptionist.
That job also can make people happy.That’s why I liked it.
But something strange was happening. I felt stomach pain and something was different.
When I went to the hospital, the doctor told me the reason is I got food poisoning or I had too much stress or something.
Since I was young, He doubted that I had cancer.
Actually I never thought that I might have cancer.
That’s why I ignored the pain for one year.
When my condition didn’t improve I finally asked doctor for another medical check.
Eventually They found a cancer in my stomach which was 3 cm big.
The Dr. said “You need to come back, because there is a chance your cancer might spread to other parts of your body”
My mind went blank as soon as I heard that.
Suddenly I was scared to die, because I never thought about my life before. and then I thought everyday,
‘Why did cancer choose me?’
If My life has a limit what do I wanna do?
and I got my answer ”I wanna sing for people”
It’s not for business, It’s to share my songs and feelings.
When I was a singer in japan I wasn’t so famous, but that’s not a big deal.
I don’t need money and fame, all I really want is to help others with my music.
My songs will live on forever.
That’s why I’ve decided to go to other countries to connect to others with my music.
I also decided not to waste another minute of my life and to pursue my hopes and dreams to create my first album with people from all over the world.
I’m so excited to meet new people, sing with other people, and share my passion for life with the world.
My cancer is now in remission.
But I want you to think about your own life.
If you only have a few years, How will you spend your time?