Biography


Blog: Sabrina's site blog. (Currently English only, sorry!)



Birth Date: May 28th

Birthplace: Houston, Texas, USA

Hometown: Asaka, Saitama, Japan

Height: 164cm / 5'5"

Eyes: Blue

Hair: Currently a blonde mohawk. It has been various lengths and shades of blue, red, pink, green, purple, yellow, orange, brown, and black.

Musical Influences: Erasure, Imogen Heap, Madonna, Bjork, Sarah McLachlan, Gackt, Hyde, Hirasawa Susumu, P-Model, Soft Ballet, Amaterase, Trent Reznor: Nine Inch Nails, Martin Gore: Depeche Mode, Alison Moyet: Yazoo, John Lennon, Cocteau Twins, Orbital, Juno Reactor, Recoil, VNV Nation, and Ruby, as well as European Medieval and Renaissance music, traditional Asian music, and musical theatre.

Musical training: All styles of vocals (rock, pop, country, jazz, folk, musical theatre, classical, opera), piano, shamisen, tsuzumi, and taiko, plus traditional and electronic forms of composition. Sabrina has been studying various forms of music and singing since the age of 5. In college, she focused on classical and jazz vocal training, as well as studying the traditional musics of India, Southeast Asia, Japan, China, Africa, and Eastern Europe. She performed musical theatre in her spare time and was half of the techno/industrial band Halogen, as both vocalist and composer.

Hobbies & Interests: Karaoke, reading, cooking, travelling (she has been to 25 different countries), playing video games ("Katamari Damacy" and "Wipeout XL" at the moment), snowboarding, karate, archery, working out, watching the Discovery channel, designing and making clothes/costumes, quantum physics, and string theory.

Languages: English, German, Czech, Latin, Japanese; also, a little French and a little Italian.

Pets: 2 cats ("Yuurei," a two-colored mikke, and "Yukimura" an Egyptian Mau).

Favorite Foods: Tom yum kun soup, egg drop soup, yakiniku, prime rib, Mom's chicken and rice, sushi (philly maki, negitoro, hotate, and unagi), tandoori chicken, matcha (green tea) cookies, tempura foie gras, nasi goreng.

Least Favorite Foods: candy, natto, chicken fried steak, Brussels sprouts, octopus.

Favorite Drinks: Starbuck's Iced Chai Latte, mango lassi, green tea, English tea (PG Tips), matcha milk, Bailey's Irish Cream, any non-carbonated Tamaly Bar cocktails (not-so-interesting fact: Sabrina is allergic to carbonation).

Least Favorite Drinks: Carbonated beverages of any kind.

Favorite Authors & Books: Dean Koontz (Odd Thomas, Lightning), Stephen Hawking (The Future Of Quantum Cosmology), Anthony Burgess (A Clockwork Orange), Wendy and Richard Pini (Elfquest), Mervyn Peake (Gormenghast), Szymon Laks (Music Of Another World), George H. Smith (Atheism: The Case Against God (Skeptic's Bookshelf)), anything on virology, evolutionary science, history, world religions, or philosophy.

Favorite Movies: Star Wars, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Aliens, Terminator 2, Braveheart, Titus (starring Anthony Hopkins), The Sixth Sense, Dark City, Labyrinth, The Neverending Story, Toys, The Emerald Forest, To Wong Foo: Thanks For Everything, Quills, Fight Club, Red Dawn, Hero, The Lord Of The Rings, The Matrix, Equilibrium, Casshern, The Fifth Element, Clue, and Noises Off....

Least Favorite Movies: Battlefield Earth, Event Horizon.

Favorite TV Shows & Channels: Battlestar Galactica, Game Of Thrones, Dexter, Big Bang Theory, United States Of Tara, Nurse Jackie, House, Fringe, Rome, Deadwood, Two And A Half Men, American Horror Story, South Park, The Daily Show, Sex & The City, Law And Order, CSI, V, Sledge Hammer!, The Tick, and anything on the Discovery Channel, the National Geographic Channel, Animal Planet, or the History Channel.

Favorite Designers: Clothing: Black Milk, Thierry Mugler, JPG, Takuya Angel, Yasuyuki Ishii, Koshin Satou, Yoshiyuki Konishii, h. Naoto, Alice Auaa, and Pillers; Shoes: Swear, New Rocks, and Doc Martens.

Favorite Colors: Black, royal blue, and silver.

Least Favorite Colors: Pink, yellow, orange, and white.

Pet Peeves: Trains; people who smoke in non-smoking areas or crowded public places; businessmen on trains who take up more than one seat by spreading their legs as far apart as possible; blatant stupidity; poor grammar; crowd mentality; piss-poor planning; tardiness; and racisim/sexism.