A TED Talk Come True

A TED Talk Come True

:: Manifesting My Passions :: on November 21st, i had a rehearsal in my apartment with Sameer Parekh of Falkor Systems and his flying robot, Ary. while getting reading for them to arrive, i found this: three years ago i put this post-it note on my desk. on that day, i...
A Private Room in the Wide Open

A Private Room in the Wide Open

:: walking down Marlborough Road in Ditmas Park makes me remember some of my dreams growing up :: when i was little i always wanted a room with a cushioned bench by the window, so that i could sit there and look out and dream. safe and cozy, and still connected to the...

Where We Are in Space

this morning i did yoga outside in the 90 degree heat, bugs swirling all around, sweat profusely dripping off my body… it was glorious. i practiced for so long, zoning in on my breath, on my center, and moving so slowly that i could gauge where either of them were at...

The Many Homes I Call Home

::: On the Way Home ::: the New Jersey Parkway is so green that i almost feel like i am on my way to some warped version of Bali. maybe i am, in a way, if i am traveling to another place that feels like home… i used to have this weird conflict of language usage that...

Connecting Red Threads

Toshi and i have been friends for 7 years now. we met in Voice & Speech class when i first started acting school at HB Studio and he just moved to the U.S. from Japan. we were friends at first sight even though we never officially hung out that much outside of...

Adventures in the ‘Hood

:: Day 6 back in NYC :: today is a new day—a more musical one! the birds are singing alongside the hip hop blasting down my block in Brooklyn. i woke up at 4:30am and despite some initial annoyance, i decided to channel that energy into a more creative one. i already...

Focused on Awareness of Reading and Writing

for most of my life, i had this issue that i thought was a problem: it is really hard for me to focus on one thing at one time. in school, i had an equal passion for English, Science, Math, History, Photography, and Art classes. they all engaged me in learning. and...

Bubble Tea Blues

:: Day 5 in NYC :: it is raining. i am not sure that i have a job anymore. i am buried in a pile of applications, forms, and logistics. my cats are following me around and acting like i starved and abandoned them…and then came back with two new cats. i want to...
Bubble Tea: a Happy Failure

Bubble Tea: a Happy Failure

:: Fourth Day Back in NYC :: you can imagine my excitement when, in a jet lag-induced depression, i remembered that the Health Food Store around the corner sold Tapioca “Pearls.” so i decided to take my happiness into my own tired and slightly...