We Marian Arante, Melissa Dubuc, Azusa Watanabe, and Melissa Monehan are the SHIZETTES!
We've created nicknames that ties in with our cultural background and shows a little bit of our personality.
* Melissa M, from New Zealand, is "kiwi-chan." Kiwi is not only a furry acidic fruit but a cute, lovable bird from New Zealand.
* Melissa D, from Canada, is "ringo-chan," "ringo," meaning apple in Japanese, is a popular fruit in Mel's part of Canada.
* Azusa, from Japan, is "azuki-chan." Azuki is sweet red bean used in many popular Japanese pastries.
* Marian, a Filipino-American, is "ube-chan." "Ube" in Tagalog means taro-root, a sweet and delicious potato like vegetable that grows in the Philippines and the surrounding Pacific islands.