Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8.

Look out Lady Goo Goo, um,  Ga Ga. Look out Madonna. Here comes Mia Mei.

Yesterday, I made my public to boot. (Ed: debut).

My big brother, Benjamin Belew and some friends were playing and singing at the Christian Church of Santa Clara.

Last Friday was my birthday. I turned 4. That’s all the fingers on one hand minus the thumb for those who don’t know how many that is.

Anyway, I was call up front and they sang Happy Birthday to me. Surprise! Surprise! But the biggest surprise was they asked me if I wanted to sing.

“Who? Me? Sing?!?!” Are they crazy? <= Means I 

My mommy told me a story once of when somebody asked her on the purse of the moment (Ed: spur of the moment)  if she wanted to read a verse from the Bible in public.

Same response from my mommy. “Who? Me? Read?”

I know EXACTLY how my mommy felt.

Well, I sang. It’ll take a couple of days for me to get the video and put it here. But, don’t hold your breath. Everybody still had their socks on when I was done. Even Daddy. Which is a good thing. Because you should smell his feet. (Ed: Mia!!)

I thought to share what I think are the steps to music stardom. Remember, I am only 4-years old so you can take it for what it’s worth.

Step 1. Practice

Step 2. Make a video

Step 3. Get some feedback

Step 4. Practice

Step 5. Mustard (Ed: Muster) up some nerve

Step 6. Get up front and sing.

Well, I practice all the time. Even singing radio jungles, um, jingles on the way to school. And I have my first music video recording.

Here it is. And I hope you like it.

Your turn now to give me feedback.

 

Talk to Bill and others about their experiences raising bi-cultural Japanese-American kids.

 


Author Bill Belew is also featured in Prachesta Magazine. Here is the Interview.


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