Tani's favorite recording artists are Joni Mitchell, Rickie Lee Jones, Judy Garland, Eva Cassidy, Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan.
Tani has four siblings.
Tani says that the most important thing in her life is God and that Jesus has influenced her a lot.
Tani played Roxie in the Saint Louis Drama Players' production of Chicago in Hawaii.
Tani was chosen by the City and County of Honolulu for an environmental commercial.
She is a singer, model and actress.
She attended St. Elizabeth School in Aiea.
Tani is of German, Scottish, Polish, French, English, Hawaiian, Native American and Japanese descent.
Tani is a SHA graduate.
Tani is a Hawaii native.
Tani: I don't think my music will do it for everyone. Then again, my music doesn't always do it for me. It's hard, because I'm never happy with what I do. I guess I'm my own worst critic. Seems like I'm always frustrated, thinking my music could be better. So, I guess I'll either have to let my frustrations go or… or be mad at myself for the rest of my life!
Tani: Performing has sort of lost its luster with me. I've basically sung covers all my life and it kind of gets to the point where you lose the purpose of performing. I mean, it's fun to entertain and to make people smile and enjoy themselves. But I want to do something more. I guess once I started writing my own music, I stopped thinking, 'Wow, that person is such a great singer,' and started thinking about the whole package. It stopped being about if someone sounded good and started being about what they were saying. For me, it's about speaking and using my voice as a person. The message is much more important.
Tani: I've received so much support from so many people, and I am thankful for that. I'm also thankful for all the people who love me unconditionally and who put up with all of my crap. And I'm especially thankful for God for making me in a way that I've felt that I could always be and do what I wanted.
Tani: My parents have always treated me like an adult. I mean, I can remember getting the sex talk when I was just 4, and I've been pretty open with them ever since. Because of our close relationship, they trust me and, most of the times, they allow me to make my own decisions. I was always given a lot of room to be strange in my childhood. In school, I was the loner and someone who was always trying to figure out where she belonged. I've always been a different kind of thinker. But at the time when I didn't fit in with my peers, I knew that I could always go to my parents.
Tani: It's not that I hate cats. See, cats are like scorned women; dogs are like little kids. I prefer dogs.
Tani: I like anything unique; anything other people wouldn't wear.
Tani: I'm very straightforward; I'll say whatever is on my mind. And if I see something (funny), then I'll definitely have to tell those with me that I observed it. I'll be like, 'Look everyone, that lady's thong is sticking out!
Tani:(About playing Roxie in a production of "Chicago") I want to be proficient in acting. And this gives me a chance to play dress-up and fulfill a fantasy - you know, exploring a different part of you that you don't get to do every day.
Tani: Normal. It's just normal. My life is just like every other person's life. I just sing, y'know?
Tani: I like being able to say that (the songs) are a part of me, and they came from my life ... not from somebody else's. It's something that I'm proud of.
Tani: I'm the biggest dork in the world. All of my friends are dorks. We have the most fun when we're together ... and we're left to our own devices acting stupid and making up stuff out of nowhere. Hanging out with my friends is the best!
Tani: Music and theater will always be what I do. I don't know where all this will take me, but I have to believe that singing or acting, or both, is what I'm meant to do.
Tani: (About starting Flight 29 Down) What's so nerve-wracking is that the other kids are very experienced actors and I'm the most inexperienced person of whole cast. I'm kinda afraid and intimidated but I want to learn a lot from all of them and ask questions and see how they do it