Japan is 12 hours ahead of me, so I want to be the first in my time zone to wish my daughter Sakura Miyawaki, a HAPPY 18TH BIRTHDAY!
SOMEONE sure had a big growth spurt this year! What happened to that bony, monkey-eared little elf? It seems like only yesterday I was fixing her bicycle and bandaging her skinned knees.
“Sakura, you may be 18 now, but if you are going to live in my house — you are going to have to follow my rules …”
(Denny’s reverie ends)… Aye — I would be a great father for this other-worldly talented young Idol — not that she needs my help, or could be improved upon.
What she adds to HKT48 is one thing, but she is also a good role model, and is a person of good moral character*. I have noticed (even with the delays via starlight), that she has matured in height and stability this past year. Sakura-tan is easily one of my favorite idols. She is a great team player in HKT48, but I would also love to see more solo singing from her.
Enough Fan-boying you say? Please enjoy this Sakura-Slide-Sequence. Click on the first one to start the show in full-size.
Happy Birthday Sakura!
Starlight: Sakura Miyawaki, born March 19th, 1998, turns 18 years old today.
(Denny sits down, takes off cap, sighs:) Whew …
See more Sakura on my Pinterest board for her linked here.
*as opposed to American celebrities her age, who will remain nameless.