It’s been a really nice summer so far. Traci and I went to San Francisco over Memorial Day weekend and visited with Yasmin, Goksel, Kevin, her sister Jenna, and her uncle.
Unfortunately we didn’t get a chance to try her uncle’s sushi place, but we did go here.
Back in New York by Monday morning. This past weekend I attended my friend Amy’s wedding. She’s been a dear friend since I first arrived in NYC in 1998, and her husband Andrew, is an amazing guy. I managed to catch up with Emily, Luki, Monica, Suze, and Melissa at the wedding. Then, a return to Yokocho (Japanese izakaya) with Winnie, Linda, Donna, Nam, Melissa, and Traci.
I’m trying to schedule a rehearsal and performance for HAPPYFUNSMILE, but things are getting complicated with summer vacations. KIOKU has a performance at the Noguchi Museum this Sunday and we’re working with Quiet Design Records for our first CD. On the horizon, I’ll be dancing Byakkotai for the Tachibana Dance Recital on Sunday June 17. And after that, I’ll be an audience member attending various plays at the first National Asian American Theater Festival and seeing the Jarrett Trio on June 21.