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  1. pleasw sign this petition, you are also alowed if you would come to Germany to see Mika; https://www.change.org/p/mikafans-konzerte-
  2. Please help the german Mikafans that Mika should come back to Germany. We really appreciate every help from other countries❤️ You can also sign in there if you would go to a concert from Mika in Germany 🇩🇪 and let us know why you signed it and why he should come back for you😉 We hope many people will help us to get Mika back to Germany😉✌🏼 https://www.change.org/p/mikafans-konzerte-von-mika-in-deutschland?recruiter=728275145&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink&utm_campaign=share_petition
  3. Hello everyone! I realize that Mika hates his song "Erase". I understand that it sounds much more mainstream for the time than his other songs did. I wanted to know though...when I listen to Erase and especially the chorus piano part, it reminds me of other songs from around 2007. I cannot think of one actual song name though and it is really bothering me! Some people in a fourm a while ago mentioned The Climb being similar but I don't think it has the same atmosphere as Erase (and I really dislike The Climb!). I know a few songs from that time period felt very similar though and I want to know what they are! If anyone can remember any songs from the 2000s that sound like Erase please comment! Thank you
  4. i don't think a comprehensive, easily searchable one-stop thread like this Mikapedia exists yet, so i made it because i need a hobby... Mika Encyclopedia Over 1070 encyclopedia entries, and at least 286 extended information entries, but this is very much a work in process! Input is very welcome, so please post/message me if you find an error or an omission or have a question. ENTRIES: # A B * C D E * F G H * I J K * L * M N O * P Q R * S * T U V W X Y Z EXTENDED INFO POSTS: MIKA /FAMILY/DOGS * BAND * COLLABORATORS * DUETTISTS MUSICIAN FRIENDS * OTHER FRIENDS * INFLUENCES/OTHER PEOPLE LIFE IN CARTOON MOTION * THE BOY WHO KNEW TOO MUCH * THE ORIGIN OF LOVE * NO PLACE IN HEAVEN COVER SONGS * OTHER SONGS * DVDs/OTHER RECORDS PLACES * DESIGN & WRITING PROJECTS * CHARITIES/EVENTS/OTHER MIKA QUOTES - QUOTES BY OTHERS Numbers are listed first, then they're in alphabetical order by letter with last name first For an extended entry with much more about a topic: click MORE INFO after an entry For a photo (with/by Mika when possible): click PHOTO after an entry For a quote by Mika about the topic: click MIKA QUOTE after an entry | For a quote by the topic about Mika: click OTHER QUOTE after an entry Mikapedia began: March 12, 2015 - Last updated: December 28, 2016 New topics are green Orange words have their own encyclopedia entries Info i'm unsure of is light purple: Can you solve these mysteries? What I’ve done: RECENT UPDATES What's to come: LIST OF ENTRIES TO BE ADDED SHARED FILES - four google docs (a master list of past tour dates, plus the complete encyclopedia, the extended info posts about Mika’s music, and the extended info posts about associated people & things) just in case anyone wants to print or download them or something. A-Z ENCYCLOPEDIA TABLE OF CONTENTS: I apologize for any typos, misinformation, broken links, and omissions. Please, please tell me if you find something that’s wrong. Special thanks to those who proofread, made suggestions, answered my questions, and/or contributed info: Kezza, DCDeb, Poisonyoulove, Kat75, Mamiam, RAK1, LeiRe, Lilasko, BangBangLou, Melyssa, Miss Kristal, Christine, Cathouzouf, Mari62, IngievV, Mag_Belgium, KiwiMikaFreak, Yang, CrazyAboutMika, We-Are-Golden, FrenchFan84, P. Xará, everyone on MFC who posts interview translations, subtitles videos, & shares other useful information, and especially Kumazzz
  5. What mika song can you relate to the most? mine would be last party.
  6. Hi All, By now, it's been a fair few years since Make You Happy was released so sorry if this question has been mentioned before; I tried searching previously with no success. The Studio/Miami (whatever you guys wanna call it) edit of Make You Happy is one of my favourite songs of The Origin of Love album and I really want to know all the lyrics to the song. The problem for me is that there's a particular part which isn't in the single/main version of MYH which is present in the studio/miami edit. So, towards the end of the song, the main version of MYH (the version with the music video) has the following lyrics which repeat: 'Never gonna give you upNever gonna sort you outWhen's it gonna hit ya?I'm never gonna let you down' alongside the above lyrics you have the main chorus: 'All I wanna do is make you happyAll I wanna do is make you happyAll I wanna do is make you happy' However, in the studio edit you have the main chorus followed by some extra lyrics, I've tried focusing on these extra lyrics to try and make out what Mika's saying, as well as comparing other sites/videos allegedly displaying all the lyrics, and I have the following lyrics, I don't even know if these are correct but this is the closest I've got (anything with a '?' is a part I'm not particularly sure about): Only wanna walk this way, never gonna make you pay, only gonna getcha, i'll never be a real boy gonna make you satisfied never gonna leave your side never gonna go away cause you know you can count on me? only wanna get you up never gonna let this die what's it gonna take me I'll never let you break me take me for that one new chance pick me from what's left of us? keep me as the same style I just wanna get your way I remember seeing a site a few years back which was discussing this, but I don't think it ever came to a conclusion with a popular/agreed set of lyrics, if it did then I can't find it anymore. I've tried to download the song and isolate just the vocals, but there still seems to be some background singing in the way. I've uploaded this version (it's focusing on the lyrics so is gonna sound a bit unusual). Would be great if someone could point me in the right direction as to what these 'hidden' lyrics are. Thanks - Final MIKA_-_Make_You_Happy_(Miami_Edit).wav
  7. hey! i'm a new fan from Montreal. I discovered mika around 2 months ago. i saw him on a youtube video of "best auditons on the voice". I googled him and since the i've been OBSESSED. I have all his albums and watched every single video I speak french and greek too so talk to meeeee I also like One Direction and Michael jackson
  8. Hello everyone, I hope you're all doing well I'm still getting used to the new layout It's been too long since I last logged in, I really missed all of you, and I missed MFC! Okay, so here's what I wanted to tell you: As everyone knows, saturday is April 1st. And April 1st means April's Fools Day! Pranks everywhere! I don't know about you, but I loooove pranking people (as long as it's nice, gentle, and harmless pranks of course.) Some of my friends came up with an idea to prank our Mika Basically, here's what we want to do: we want to spread a (harmless) rumor that Mika will be participating in the french "Dance with the stars" ("Dance avec les stars"). We created a twitter account where we will post about this fake news on April 1st. Then we will all tweet Mika asking him if it's true. He will probably be surprised at first, but when we reveal that it's a prank he will certainly laugh! So if you hear about Mika being on "Dance avec les stars", it's not true. It's just us pranking our dear Meeks If you like the idea and want to praticipate, tweet Mika on April 1st asking him if the rumor is true. /!\ IMPORTANT: Pranks should always be kind and harmless. Hurting other people is WRONG, even if it's a "prank". Pranking should always be fun for everyone involved. Please keep this in mind when pranking people this April's Fools Day. Don't be like Mika, who told his family that his granny had died EDIT: We'll be using the hashtag #MikaDALS (DALS stands for "Danse avec les stars" )
  9. i decided to make a topic dedicated to all the reasons we love and adore Mika, i thought this would be a nice way for us to chat about how and why he makes us happy, laugh and cry.
  10. Hi everyone.. I'm Ian, I work with 'iMMa' who is Mika's backing vocalist. For exclusive, photos, videos and blogs from the Mika tours.. check out the links below! http://www.myspace.com/immarock http://www.immaonline.net/ http://www.facebook.com/immarock http://twitter.com/immamusic http://www.youtube.com/immamusic
  11. Hi everyone! Who is going to Verbier Impulse in Switzerland on the 16th of April? We could meet! Have a happy New Year! Mathilde
  12. Hi! I'm a new member! (Uh, Happy New year too????) I'm Italian, so forgive me and my "perfect" english ???? I was at Mika's concert at the Opera di Firenze on the 30th of December 2016. People who were with me know that Mika wrote a monologue about dreams and he read it with the sounds of the Orchestra. I loved this monologue, it reminds me so many important things. I would really like to find the speech. Anyway, what did you think of it? Did you like it? Do you agree with what he said? For me it was just fantastic. Hope you write soon! ❤ - Marty
  13. As the title suggests, this is a thread for Mika songs that are about mga (multiple gender attraction) or sga (same gender attraction). In other words, LGBT Mika songs. Before starting, I'd just like to say that as a mga person myself, Mika's lyrics are very important to me. Representation in music is extremely important, and I find myself relating to a lot of what Mika sings about. It's also extremely important that Mika isn't afraid to be himself, even in his music. I respect him immensely for that. So yeah, basically what I'd like to say is: thank you Mika for my dreams. You truly are my Good Guy. Alright, now let's get down to business! I'm going to make a list of all LGBT Mika songs, album by album, complete with links and descriptions. Here it goes: Life In Cartoon Motion: Billy Brown: This song is about a married guy who falls in love with another man. Later on in the song we discover that he is bisexual, and very confused. Grace Kelly: While there aren’t any direct mentions of sexuality, this song is very much about people judging MIKA for his flamboyant exterior. He wrote the song about record companies who asked him to change. I'm assuming that part of what they wanted him to change was obviously his mannerisms and style. I think the line “should I bend over just to be put on your shelf” demonstrates this. Stuck In The Middle: MIKA wrote this song about his grandmother, and while he still doesn’t openly mention being gay, there are certain lines that indicate there is something wrong with him in his grandmother’s eyes, a constant source of disagreement between them. I’m thinking of “ours is a family that’s based upon tradition, but with my careless words I tread upon your vision”. Later on in the song he mentions being different from his siblings; “Are five kids better than one who doesn’t lie to become?” I see this as MIKA admitting he is different, but that he won’t lie to please anyone. The Boy Who Knew Too Much: We Are Golden: This one isn’t explicitly about being LGBT but it is definitely about being yourself, unapologetically and freely. The line "we are not what you think we are" gives off very gay vibes. Toy Boy: This song is the story of two young men who are in a relationship, and who are judged by society. It's openly about sga. Blame It On The Girls: MIKA starts the song by speaking of a man who “has looks like books take pages to tell”. I don’t know if MIKA himself ever explained this song, but I have a theory that he might be speaking of himself. The chorus says; “Blame it on the boys who keep hitting on you”. I think that’s pretty clear. Rain: Now I know very well that my explanation is a bit far-fetched, but hear me out - I think Rain is about a same-sex couple who face a problem: one of them is sick of pretending and hiding and wants to come out, while the other still wants to stay closeted. I base my theory on quite a few things. First, the use of the word “ordinary” in the lyrics, several times. “You’re making me more ordinary / This ordinary mind is broken / Trying to be ordinary, was it me who was the fool?” Ordinary here as in straight. You’ll notice that “ordinary” is used in a derogatory way. Also the fact that MIKA says he’s ready for “more than this”, and urges his partner to rethink his position (”you better get back”) Let’s not forget their “broken minds”, and that this is “nothing like the life we wanted”. But the spoken part to me is by far the most revealing: “I’m not angry, don’t know what to do after all the years that I spent you, can’t blame you for the things you said when you used to hide away” Origin Of Love: Emily: Although it's the English version of "Elle Me Dit", it's quite different. The lyrics mention Emily being gay, and that it's okay. Lola: No direct mentions of being mga/sga, but Lola is about a female best friend giving MIKA advice, trying to tell him not to fall in love. MIKA reassures her that he won’t, but it’s not very convincing. Lola is very much the stereotype of the ‘straight friend’ that helps out her male gay best friend. (this is of course a stereotype and it could mean nothing, but it just sounds very gay to me lmao) Elle Me Dit: In MIKA's own words, this song is about the "horrific things a mother can say to her son to get him the f**k out of her house". Part of what she says to him is "t'es défoncé ou t'es gay?" which translates to "are you high or are you gay?". Also she asks him to "be like the other boys, go play ball and be popular", this is pretty revealing too. Underwater: A beautiful love-song, and at one point the lyrics go "flying through a bright blue sky with a space boy high". No Place In Heaven: All She Wants: This one is about a gay man who has problems with his mother, who would prefer him to be straight as to "avoid any spectacle". He even goes as far as marrying a woman to please his mother, but he quickly realizes that his "heart is in peril" and leaves his wife. Good Guys: This song is about the lack of LGBT representation in media, and a heartfelt tribute to MIKA's heroes. The ultime gay anthem, if you ask me. L’amour Fait Ce Qu’il Veut: This is a french song and the title says it all: it literally translates to “love does what it wants”. No comment needed. (oh and i might also mention that ALL the pronouns used in this song to speak of MIKA’s partner are male pronouns) Last Party: A song about Freddie Mercury. No Place In Heaven: A heartbreaking song about MIKA being sga and asking God if this makes him a bad person. “There’s no place in heaven for someone like me”, but then he says “there’s no place in hell”. J’ai Pas Envie: Another french song. Again, the pronouns used are male. Oh Girl You're The Devil: This one is about a girl and a boy who are both LGBT and trying to face society. Good Wife: A gay man is desperately in love with his straight friend, whose wife makes him miserable. The gay man wishes he and his friend could be together. If you guys have any songs to add, or something to point out, please do! Also if you want to discuss a song I'm more than happy to This subject is very important to me. { PS: this article was inspired by this post on tumblr }
  14. hey, didn't see a topic for this for 2016 so I decided to update it. Hope you guys don't mind Found an article from Digital Spy from this year: http://www.digitalspy.com/music/feature/a808656/whatever-happened-to-mika/
  15. Hello Mika Fans! My name is Tereza and I'm from the Czech Republic. I was just wondering if you know any of Mika's famous friends? I know only about Kate Perry, Adele and Perez...Please tell me if you know anyone I'm just curious So let's talk about his friends! thanks a lot!! And excuse my English please!!
  16. Heya everyone! I don't know about you, but I often see people in pictures with Mika and wonder: "who the hell is that?" So I thought it would be interesting to have a thread for people like me, who need to know exactly who Mika is hanging out with Here you can help other MFCers identify people, or submit your own picture and ask "who the heck is that?" I'll be the first to do so: do any of you know who this is? (and is Mika grabbing their butt? )
  17. Hello everyone! Hope you're having a nice day Okay so back in June, when I was in Switzerland to see Mika (so many memories ) I bought his entire discography. This morning I put Life In Cartoon Motion into the CD player so I could listen to it while doing some handiwork in the house, and at the end of Relax... surprise! A women starts taking! I've played the CD before many times, but I guess I always skipped this track? Or I somehow didn't notice the woman talking. In any case, I was surprised. The woman has a thick accent. She says something like: "Same day I went to dress for wedding, same day while I want married, what happened? He go married another girl. When he married another girl I am very very sad I can't walk like (???) my legs, how he married different lady? I no believe. After one month I am sat up in balcony, some bomb come for my eyes, my eyes gone now I have only one eyes. I did not marry any man after that." I'm very confused. Who is this lady? Why is she speaking at the end of Relax? Do you guys have this too or is it just my CD?
  18. whats you top five mika songs???
  19. have you ever sat down and wondered, what the heck we would b doing if mika didn't exist? I have thought about this before, but I don't have a clue.
  20. So I'm in a bit of a pickle right now and I really need help from my fellow MFCrs and I couldn't find a thread for what I needed so I decided to officially make a thread designed to aid MFCrs with anything random : OK Everybody get out your Life in Cartoon Motion CDs and take a look at the lyrics booklet, turn to the page with the Grace Kelly lyrics and PLEASE PLEASE tell me who are the two people standing behind Madonna ( the one with the gold cone bra ) I will post a picture so you understand what I mean, BUT PLEASE, IF ANYONE CAN TELL ME WHO THEY ARE I WILL BE FOREVER IN YOUR DEBT !!! P.S I was thinking the last one is Beyonce because of the hair but I'm really not sure
  21. Mika, along with Zazie, Kendji and M. Pokora in charge of organizing Saturday evening shows for the Téléthon on December 5th 2015. More details here in French, the Mika related parts are translated into English under the quote in French. http://www.leblogtvnews.com/2015/11/le-programme-complet-du-telethon-2015-sur-france-televisions.html LA GRANDE FÊTE DU TÉLÉTHON. À partir de 20 h 50 samedi sur France 2. Présenté par Sophie Davant et Nagui, avec Marc Lavoine, sous la bulle du Champ-de-Mars à Paris. Pour la première fois dans le Téléthon, des artistes se sont mobilisés pour proposer 4 grands shows au 4 familles ambassadrices. Carte blanche à Mika, Kendji, M. Pokora et Zazie qui vont enflammer le plateau. Danseurs, percussionnistes, effets pyrotechniques : ce soir, ils seront les chefs d’orchestre de ces créations spécialement conçues pour le Téléthon. Marc Lavoine, avec ses amis artistes, a préparé des duos et des inédits pour cette fête. Parrain très engagé, il témoignera de son expérience auprès des familles qui livreront des moments de leurs histoires personnelles, des combats gagnés et surtout de l’urgence de faire émerger de nouveaux traitements. Des scientifiques viendront parler d’une grande première mondiale dans le domaine de la cardiologie grâce aux cellules souches. Des recherches et des moyens rendus possibles grâce à la générosité sans faille depuis vingt-neuf ans des Français. In English: THE BIG CELEBRATION OF THE TELETHON. Starting on Saturday 5th, 2015 at 20:50 PM on France 2. Hosted by Sophie Davant and Nagui, with Marc Lavoine, under the bubble of the Champ-de-mars in Paris. For the first time since the téléthon was created, artists got involved into organizing four big shows to the four representatives families that will be there . Mika, Kendji, M. Pokora and Zazie were totally free to create shows and set the set on fire. Dancers, percussionists, fireworks: on that night they will be the conductors of those creations that were created exclusively for the Téléthon. Marc Lavoine with his artists and friends, prepared duets and brand new surprises for this celebration. He is a very much involved godfather, and he will talk about his experience with the families who will tell about some particular moments of their lives, about the fights that have been won and what's the most important which is how urgent it is to find new meds. Scientists will be there to tell about a new treatment for heart deseases using stem sells for the very first time in the world. Such discoveries thanks to the funds that French people have been generously and steadily giving, ever since the Téléthon started twenty nine years ago. More details about the four families here (translation under the text) QUATRE FAMILLES POUR UN COMBAT. De 14 heures à 15 h 20 samedi sur France 2. Animé par Sophie Davant et Laura Tenoudji. Ils s’appellent Marie, Nicolas et Benoît, Léo, Florence et Denis, Séthi et Azizah. Ils sont les visages de ce 29e Téléthon et nous invitent à leurs côtés, en toute intimité. FOUR FAMILIES FOR A FIGHT. From 2 PM to 3:20 PM on Saturday on France 2. Hosted by Sophie Davant and Laura Tenoudji. Their names are Marie , Nicolas and Benoît, Léo, Florence and Denis, Séthi and Azizah. They are the faces of this 29th Téléthon and they invite us to get to know them , in an intimate way. Thanks a lot to Eriko who told me about that news
  22. [YOUTUBE]lEdAwQ-wm1k[/YOUTUBE] on YT, from Universal France: lirics: http://www.mikafanclub.com/forums/showpost.php?p=3716025&postcount=244 thanks Deb! all interview D/L link: http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?5djqu7bn164z8m8 thanks Eriko! English transcrpt by Macboll and camille*- thanks!! http://www.mikafanclub.com/forums/showpost.php?p=3716533&postcount=466 http://www.mikafanclub.com/forums/showpost.php?p=3716573&postcount=474 http://www.mikafanclub.com/forums/showpost.php?p=3716609&postcount=481 http://www.mikafanclub.com/forums/showpost.php?p=3716641&postcount=485 http://www.mikafanclub.com/forums/showpost.php?p=3716692&postcount=493 http://www.mikafanclub.com/forums/showpost.php?p=3716816&postcount=526 http://www.mikafanclub.com/forums/showpost.php?p=3716822&postcount=529 http://www.mikafanclub.com/forums/showpost.php?p=3716832&postcount=532 As we know, Mika will perform his new single at NRJ Hit music only Radio, invited by Manu Levy, at 8 am - French time - Friday 15th next! link to NRJ webradio: http://play.nrj.fr/nrj/nrj.html LET'S MEET THERE! Then, we've got news he will be at Virgin radio France same day at 5.30 pm - French time! link to Virgin webradio: http://www.virginradio.fr/
  23. Hi guys this is the first time I am starting a thread so I have no idea what I am doing.... but I was thinking back to how I discovered MIKA and then I remembered coming across this song on my 10th birthday... and being the most random 10 year old ever I loved this song. So I would just like everybody know how much I truly appreciate this song for helping me discover Mika... Link to video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8rvmacaxzA
  24. So I was wondering: do you guys ever write about Mika? Whether it's a story, a litle text or a whole fanfiction? I love writng, and while listening to Beautiful Disaster, I kinda got inspired to write something, like an ongoing fanfiction. I'm gonna post what I wrote so far and you guys can tell me what you think of it? (Also keep in mind English, although I love it and everything, isn't my first language so there might be mistakes, I'm sorry in advance). Please post your writings, I'm really interested! I never really came accross any stories (as if in a lot and actually readable ) on the Internet, here's your moment to show us your talents (PS: Of course I trust you guys to not take my story and claim it as your own. Copyrights and everything ) BEAUTIFUL DISASTER 'Do you trust me ?' 'Of course I do.' 'Well, come on then, I need to know what happened. I want to help you get out of this... thing, this state of mind that you're trapped in. Share your story with me.' Mika took a big breath, staring into the pleading eyes facing him. 'Okay.' 'I didn't ask for this. How am I going to make it ? How can I possibly make it without snapping ?' The typical questions were running messily inside Mika's mind while he exposed smiles. Confusing, depressing, heartbreaking and slightly frightening. As he was getting older, his thoughts became darker and darker, until the fifteen year-old looking back at him in the mirror couldn't even recognize himself. His reflection scared him at least as much as he scared his surroundings. His mum, although giving him all the love she could, couldn't reassure him. His sisters, their hugs and smiles couldn't possibly help him in the long run. His little brother, too busy playing with his toys, couldn't make him feel better either. And his dad, himself still struggling to go on in life after what had happened to him years and years ago during the golf war, had a hard time focusing on Mika's well being despite his unconditional love. His whole family had always taught him to stay happy, keep his head up and try to be as much of a good person as he could possibly be, so he put an act trying to look okay on a daily basis when all he wanted was to stay in bed and cry for hours. Of course, his parents knew it was fake when he came home with bruises on his cheek a couple years back. “Bruises? What happened?” “Bullying.” Mika's mum, Joanie, had taken him on the side to avoid scaring his siblings. After he tried to lie and say he fell on the ground, he just looked at her, eyes filled with tears. She sighed, hugged him, told him everything was going to be okay, that soon they would stop harassing him, that it was just a 'phase'. Those words, Mika held onto them for years, but when he saw nothing was getting better, only worse, he started doubting she was right. At first, they would only call him weird and forbid him to join them at lunch. Mika hadn't said anything, thinking they were probably right but didn't care – or so he pretended. 'It's much more beneficial to be alone and free than surrounded by idiots' his mother always said. Slowly, a few people became a few teams leagued against him. More and more kids decided he wasn't a normal human being because of his flamboyant looks and odd interests, and deserved to be punished for that. So the words became harsher as they got older, more painful. 'Weird' became 'faggot', 'idiot' became 'scumbag' and 'waste of space'. Feeling rejected, lonely, hated, Mika started to create a world inside his head where he felt secure. But every time someone called him for whatever reason, his bubble burst and he suddenly felt his feet on the cold floor, his empty mind desperately focused on trying not to have his big brown eyes water. School didn't help him feel at home either. Growing up dyslexic in France, it hadn't been easy for him to suddenly change his language when his family moved to London. Lost in a whirl of new words, he outdid himself in order to adopt a new culture and somewhat fit in. Although in a French school, his struggles only got worse over time. He kept mixing the two languages, and could barely read at times. But instead of giving him special help, his teachers would yell at him for getting bad grades, telling him he was a failure and would never make it in life with such an attitude. Mika never told them his struggles – at first. “But it didn't change anything when I did.” “Why?” “They didn't care. I got expelled a couple days afterward.” His dad went nuts when Mika came back home that day and told his parents the school wanted to get rid of him. 'What did you do? Do you have any idea how expensive that is to send you there? We can't afford paying the rest of the year for nothing.” his dad said. “Dad, I told them I had troubles reading and writing despite me trying extremely hard a few days ago. They laughed and asked me to shut my lying mouth and go back home.” “They told you to shut up?” his mum indignantly exclaimed. Her son stayed silent while staring at nothing above her shoulders. “So what did you do once they -” “- got rid of me like a piece of garbage? I felt relieved, at first. My mum especially really supported me, I found a job as a waiter so I could afford piano lessons. But even then, the troubles kept coming in.” Now working, Mika's dad indeed decided his son was brave enough to hold on and agreed with his wife when she said yes to pay half of his piano lessons. Mika was thrilled, this sudden change in his life wasn't turning out so bad after all. He had a pretty regular life, getting up at eight in the morning four times a week, secretly trying to find some chords on his piano and compose whatever he could, going to bed early. Working cleared his mind, he didn't have to think about anything but his customers' desires, and even though it could get boring or stressing in the long run, at least he felt free. Nobody really cared or knew him there, and Mika wasn't complaining. “Well, except one time.” “What do you mean?” “One guy kinda reminded me where I was coming from, if I may say.” Winter was coming. The curly haired teenager had turned 16 in August which was a scary thought to think about. Time was flying way too fast to Mika's tastes and he had started to feel anxious about life in general. After a couple months, he had managed to save enough money to start having his piano lessons. His mum helped him find a teacher, who turned out to be a Russian women with supposedly lots of experience with beginners. What her paper didn't say though, was that she was beyond severe and quite unfriendly despite Mika trying his best to behave and come out nice. The first lesson scared the crap out of him, but her ways of teaching aside, he slowly started to get better and could finally feel proud of himself. “Those lessons were something. I was equally scared and excited to have them once a week!” But a couple months had indeed passed since his first butchered try at reading a piano sheet, and the weather was indeed getting cold. Everyone started to feel a bit depressed. Everything was gray and sad looking, and Mika was no exception: his mood declined pretty quickly. His mind started to think too much again, his smiles were getting more rare without totally disappearing. “So, everyone was pretty down, you were down too. But who's that guy you're talking about?” “I was about to get through this.” While life went on, Mika was going on with his life. He was used to work by now and even became a little close to his colleagues – enough to not feel weird around them, at least. Nobody minded each other, it was overall a pretty friendly atmosphere, until one day a client decided otherwise. “You know, I was sitting at an empty table during a break, minding my own business, when a guy who must have been a couple years older than me came to my face. I was wondering who that could be since I haven't had anyone talking to me at the restaurant – my colleagues aside. So I looked up and saw his face. He looked like he wanted to murder me. Literally.” “What did you do to make him so angry?” “To this day, I still don't know.” Mika had had a normal morning, and had never seen this man before. He kept wondering what was wrong with him as the conversation started. “He asked me and I quote, 'What the #### are you doing sitting on your ass?'” “Okay, that's lovely.” “So I got up to face him, but I was still calm, and I told him that I was in my break and, you know, asked him how my spare time was any of his concern. But keep in mind, I was still extremely nice to him. He was a customer, so I had to act cool.” But Mika's attempts to calm the guy miserably failed as his face became angrier. “I was sitting at this table, there, do you see that thing there, with chairs around? Yes, a table.” “Well, I wouldn't expect you to do anything else in a restaurant” Mika had answered statistically but still trying to cheer the blonde. “Don't you ####ing dare.” He answered, threatening. “I'm waiting for someone to come and take care of me and all I see is your s**tty face smiling at some paper on a dirty table.” “I mean, this guy clearly forgot how to human being.” “Ha!” Mika had started to feel his anger rising, mixed with a slight fear of what might happen due to his past. But he decided that customer or not, that asshole wasn't allowed to treat him like a slave. “I saw you over there. But I'm having a break, and it's not my job to take orders anyway.” “I don't give a s**t what your job is. Your job right now is to please me. That's all you are to me.” The anger, the bad day, Mika could understand, forget and even forgive. But this particular sentence hit him harder than he'd thought. All the memories came back and he felt his whole body froze as the man facing him got dangerously closer and closer to him. To be continued...