Sep 2, 2018

(Real Life) Next Generation Messenger App "Robin" Introduced!

It has been so long since I last posted to this blog.
Some of you might know my regular performances as anniversary concerts or Burn 2 live
because the information of my gig have been posted on my Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/hiroshikumaki.secondlife/

Yes! I am still living and acting in Second Life.
After 10 years of my experience in the virtual world,
now I have been embarking on another platform of the next generation.
Today, let me introduce you to a new messenger app called "Robin."

・App Store
 https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/robin-the-best-sns/id1316442177?ls=1&mt=8

・Google Play
 https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jp.robin.aisystem

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Just another new messenger app?
You do not need it because you have WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, WeChat or Line?
Well, it is not just another messenger app.
Just hold down the chat text, Robin instantly translates it
to one of more than 50 languages you have specified (as you see the picture in the middle)
and you can also specify the time when the text is deleted from your client,
from your friend's client and from the server as well (on the right).
But, in addition to those wonderful features, Robin brings you money.
The conversation you make with your friends using this app
will earn you a "chat point" or CP everyday
and that CP can be converted to a cryptocurrency called "GBT", which is one US dollar worth.

Well, there are so many fishy talks about cryptocurrencies
but, I think, the point is how many places accept the currency and how many people use it.
A currency is valuable because it is "current" in our everyday life.
As a matter of fact, GBT is a token of RIA coin,
which allows exchange with other cryptocurrencies,
and the places we can use everyday life is now being prepared.

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As a first shot, a flea market app called "Exchange Market" has been released in Japan.
Unlike eBay auction style, a buyer can buy an item at a fixed price.
When a seller sets a price in Japanese yen, it is automatically calculated to a GBT price.
When the buyer buys the item, they specifies their GBT wallet
and when the transaction is done, the buyer gets a business point or BP,
which can also be exchanged to GBT.
Of course, the transaction amount is transferred to the sellers GBT wallet.
Thus, the actual economic activities are done only in the cryptocurrency GBT,
not using the legal currencies as Japanese yen or US dollar.

This is a new way of our economic life and, to get a currency you use there,
all you need to do is having a chat with your friends using Robin app!
Why don't you start it with me?
First of all, download the app from the link below.
If you use iPhone, the link will lead you to App Store and, if Android, to Google Play.

Download link: https://api.robin-aisystem.com

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When you first start Robin app, press "Register"
and you will find three member types in the next screen.
Be sure to select "FREE MEMBER" so you can get CP and translation feature.
For your information, "USER" cannot get CP and translation feature
and "REP MEMBER" is for a representative member who earns a commission
on propagating the users of this app.
When you select "FREE MEMBER" and press "Next," fill in your personal information
but, on top of that, you will find "Please fill the introducer ID" box.
Be sure to fill my ID below:

Introducer ID: A3348932

When you are done with your personal information, press "Confirm."
Then a verification code will be sent to the email address you specified.
When you enter the verification code and press "Confirm,"
you are prompted to enter your cell phone number.
Before pressing "Confirm" button, please be sure you can receive SMS messages
because the final authorization code will be sent via SMS to your cell phone.
When you enter the authorization code you receive via SMS
you can log in Robin SNS.

If you are not sure how to register, contact me directly via Twitter, Facebook
or email hiroshi.kumaki@gmail.com
And, if you are interested in becoming a representative member, please also contact me directly.

Finally, when you have registered Robin app, please let me know
via Twitter, Facebook or email because you may not be able to find me and I either.
I am looking forward to having fun communicating using this app
and embarking on a journey to a next generation platform!


Jul 30, 2013

Thank You All! Sound Camp Live Video Published!

It was really an exciting weekend.
Eleven musicians and DJs appeared on the stage of Studio Dive
and played awesome music.
The Aria West sim was always full of people,
who had a lot of fun all those nights.

Here the video of the event has been published.
Please visit Shin's site on Ustream:
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/hole-shot-live

And you can watch my performance as below:



I am happy to know through the nearby chat shown on the screen
that everybody enjoyed my show. :-)
Here I would like to thank all the people who made this show possible,
the audience, the staff and my friends.
I'm looking forward to seeing you again someday somewhere in Second Life!

Jul 28, 2013

Final Day of Sound Camp: Starts at 6:00 AM PDT Today!

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The second day of Sound Camp 2013 saw RMO, REI-GIRO and mk2SR
and all those units proved their music is very stylish
and their talk is pleasing and sometimes makes us laugh.
As the musicians who appeared on Day 1,
they did attract the hearts of the audiences every minute of the show.

And today is the final day.
I will also play in the time slot between TAKUMA, vocalist of GA-GO,
and weiß, masa Homewood's project synchronized with dance performance:
both of them are one of the greatest musician in the SL music in Japan.
So don't miss those shows.
I'm looking forward to seeing you there!

>> Sound Camp 2013: Final Day
- Date and Time: 6:00 - 8:30 am PDT, Sunday July 28, 2013

- Place: Sound Camp 2013 Area, Aria West
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Aria%20West/24/194/2021

- Performers:
6:00 - 6:50 am PDT TAKUMA (GA-GO)
6:50 - 7:40 am PDT Hiroshi Kumaki (It's me. ;-)
7:40 - 8:30 am PDT weiß

- Ustream live broadcast available:
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/hole-shot-live

- Event official site (Japanese only):
http://slmusicstyle.info/sound-camp2013

- Note: Aria West is a Magnum region, to which Server Side Appearance
has been applied.  Please never fail to join the event with the SL viewer
that supports SSA functionality.

Jul 27, 2013

Sound Camp Day 2 Starts at 6:00 AM PDT Today!

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What an exciting night it was!
Following Protege Karas' feverish DJ performance at over 200 bpm on Thursday,
Friday saw the awesome players as STEP UP!, SHIGEMITSU, DJ Naturax,
and the legendary Black Stripes.
Before we even knew it, three and a half hours had passed away.
People there had a lot of fun and wanted more.

And today, Saturday July 27, is the Day 2 of this event.
RMO (Rock Maid Orchestra), REI-GIRO, and mk2SR,
which is an electronica unit of masa Homewood,
the executive producer of Sound Camp 2013.

Exciting shows by the top Japanese musicians go on.
Do not miss it!

>> Sound Camp 2013: Day 2
- Date and Time: 6:00 - 7:30 am PDT, Saturday July 27, 2013

- Place: Sound Camp 2013 Area, Aria West
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Aria%20West/24/194/2021

- Performers:
6:00 - 6:50 am PDT RMO
6:50 - 7:40 am PDT REI-GIRO
7:40 - 8:30 am PDT mk2SR

- Ustream live broadcast available:
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/hole-shot-live

- Event official site (Japanese only):
http://slmusicstyle.info/sound-camp2013

- Note: Aria West is a Magnum region, to which Server Side Appearance
has been applied.  Please never fail to join the event with the SL viewer
that supports SSA functionality.

Jul 25, 2013

Sound Camp 2013 Begins Today!

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It all began with masa Homewood's tweet:
"I want something exciting...
What if I re-create my live house "Studio Dive"
and various types of musicians and DJs play there every night..."

It was not long before ten artists reacted to the tweet and declared they would join.
And so did the event staff members.
Everybody wanted "something exciting" in the Second Life music scene in Japan.

Those ten musicians and DJs will play at the special stage
set up in Aria West sim, in a location where Indianna Jones might explore,
from Friday July 26 through Sunday July 28.
In addition, Protege Karas will appear today, Thursday July 25,
and give her DJ performance as a prelude to the weekend event.

Now, check the videos and the event details below
and come enjoy the best of the Japanese SL music.
I'm looking forward to seeing you there!

>> Sound Camp Trailer


>> Sound Camp Promotion Video by Protege Karas


>> Sound Camp the Machinima by Hole Shot Live


>> Event details of Sound Camp 2013
- Place: Sound Camp 2013 Area, Aria West
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Aria%20West/24/194/2021
- Date and Time:

(Thu Jul.25 - Today!)
7:00 am PDT Protege Karas (DJ) and P-Size (Dance)

(Fri Jul.26)
5:00 - 5:50 am PDT STEP UP!
5:50 - 6:40 am PDT SHIGEMITSU
6:40 - 7:30 am PDT Naturax (DJ)
7:30 - 8:20 am PDT The Black Stripes

(Sat Jul.27)
6:00 - 6:50 am PDT RMO
6:50 - 7:40 am PDT REI-GIRO
7:40 - 8:30 am PDT mk2SR

(Sun Jul.28)
6:00 - 6:50 am PDT TAKUMA (GA-GO)
6:50 - 7:40 am PDT Hiroshi Kumaki (It's me. ;-)
7:40 - 8:30 am PDT weiß

- Ustream live broadcast available:
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/hole-shot-live

- Event official site (Japanese only):
http://slmusicstyle.info/sound-camp2013

- Note: Aria West is a Magnum region, to which Server Side Appearance
has been applied.  Please never fail to join the event with the SL viewer
that supports SSA functionality.



Oct 21, 2012

5th Debut Anniversary Live

Time flies and five years have passed since I first played in Second Life....

To show my sincere gratitude to all who have supported me in many ways,
I'll give 5th debut anniversary performance on Oct.27, 2012
at the same venue of Aquarium Cosmic Tree.
It would be happy to see all of you there! :-)

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>> Hiroshi Kumaki Concert: 5th Debut Anniversary
Time: 5:00 am SLT (21:00 JST) Saturday October 27, 2012
Place: Aquarium Cosmic Tree (Exhara)

Oct 6, 2012

Second Life Autumn Music Festival (SecFes)

From October 6 through 8, the Second Life Autumn Musical Festival, abbreviated as "SecFes", is held in Jabara Land sims, where more than a dozen of Japanese SL musicians gather to raise funds for the support of the cities and towns suffered by the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011.


And, of course, I will play at the event: 7:00-8:00 am Sunday, October 7, 2012, on the second day.  And, before my stage, naturalway Flow appears with his Music StarMine and, after me, The Black Stripes will play.  What a fun!

Moreover, the Yokohama Marching Band parades through Jabara Land sims on the first day, celebrating the opening of the event.  Please check the time table below and don't miss the performances of your favorite musicians!

>> Yokohama Marching Band Opening Parade
- Date and time: 4:30 am PDT Sat October 6, 2012
- Place:  All through Jabara Land sims

>> Hiroshi Kumaki Live @ SecFes
- Date and time: 7:00 am PDT Sun October 7, 2012
- Place: SecFes Main Stage (Jabara Land)
- Landing point for audience: West Wing and East Wing

>> Time table
Fri October 5, 2012
- 10:00-11:00 pm PDT  Riz

Sat October 6, 2012
4:30-5:00 am PDT  Yokohama Marching Band (parade)
- 5:00-6:00 am PDT  Ayumura Band
- 6:00-7:00 am PDT  K-cat Band
- 7:00-8:00 am PDT  Jun Ashiya Trio
- 8:00-9:00 am PDT  Tarai Battle (event)
- 10:00-11:00 pm PDT  Tomgirl

Sun October 7, 2012
- 5:00-5:30 am PDT  Water Lily
- 5:30-6:00 am PDT  Dreams & Flower's Radio
- 6:00-7:00 am PDT  Music StarMine
7:00-8:00 am PDT  Hiroshi Kumaki
- 8:00-9:00 am PDT  The Black Stripes

Mon October 8, 2012
- 5:00-5:30 am PDT  Yoshikun Alsop
- 5:30-6:30 am PDT  R.M.O.
- 6:30-7:00 am PDT  T&R Cyber Japan Live
- 7:00-8:00 am PDT  Rulie Cisse
- 8:00-9:00 am PDT  Closing Ceremony (event)

For details, please visit SecFes Official Page (in Japanese only).