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Choranai is a musician, singer and songwriter from Brisbane.
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Dingo Way

Back in the day my little sister and I both made up a bus company and wrote a jingle for it. We recorded it and kept it for many years to laugh at.   This is the add I made to accompany our jingle and bus company. I created the animation in a few hours based on a free online animation maker - Powtoon. I just needed to make something really quick to accompany the jingle. It fades the end of the jingle because I couldn't figure out how to get the whole tune in there, but most of it's there and you get the drift!   It's the best jingle we ever wrote. We came up with a few other hairy ones but none were good enough to keep. Anyways, we decided to...

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Plastic Bag in the Wind

I captured a plastic bag in the wind on one of my walks with the boys through the burbs.   [no_blockquote text="Plastic bag in the wind… classic American Beauty style." text_color="" title_tag="h2" width="" line_height="" background_color="" border_color="" show_quote_icon="no" quote_icon_color="" quote_icon_size=""]     I’m not a big watcher of movies.  I wanted to see The Martian at the drive-in but we never got around to it as I was pregnant and uncomfortable… and by the time it was available to rent I have never gotten around to watching it.  Paddy’s seen it… he watched it thinking I didn’t want to watch it, but I did… but now that he’s seen it I don’t think I’ll end up watching it because I don’t like watching movies by myself.  I don’t really have the time to watch movies during...

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Bird of Prey

Welcome to Choranai.com 2016

Welcome 2016! I’ve taken the time to revamp my new website, in a hope to motivate me to post more of my art, music ventures and work passions and share it with the world.     My hopes and dreams for 2016 is to write new music, create more art, reinvigorate my sentiment for town planning and urban design, and to cherish every moment as a new mother to twin boys who were born in January this year.   So drop me a line or two if you like my page!  ...

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The Music Evolution

The meaning of life was music.  The purpose of life was music.  This was my belief for about 10 years after I wrote my first song when I was 14 years old.  Then life changed, I went down a different career path.  I stopped writing music… then I started up again… then I couldn’t write… my muse was nowhere to be seen.  Then it appeared again and I wrote about 3 songs, decided I didn’t like them - got frustrated - and now I’m back to square one.  So I decided to simply play covers for myself.  I’m happy playing cover music at the moment because at least I’m playing music, practicing singing… and I’m actually enjoying the no-stress music zone.      [caption id="attachment_50764" align="alignnone" width="190"] 2006 Choranai[/caption]   My love for music...

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Japanese Pharmacy Obsession #1

I love Japan. My husband and I have been there 3 times now, and we consider it our adoptive country. I have many friends who have lived there for a number of years during different stages of their lives, and I can completely understand the attraction to do this. Unfortunately for me, I think the reality of living in Japan has passed and my life choices don’t make it viable to do this now or in the future. So for now, Japan will remain our #1 travel destination, particularly for the snow, and my love affair with the country will continue to blossom.   One of my favourite things to do in Japan is to go pharmacy shopping! My sister, Kimba, understands me as she has the same obsession. We go into...

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