I’ve come a long way…

I’ve come a long way…

“For the first few years, just focus on getting comfortable, writing as much as you can, trying out a bunch of different things, going to open mic, and finding your community.” My fellow comic friend shared her takeaway from a standup comedy panel discussion she...
Keep Running

Keep Running

December is called Shiwasu (=師走) in the old Japanese language. The first character, 師, means teacher, monk, master. The second character, 走, means to run. In ancient Japan, the monks and teachers were highly ranked and respected as they were wise, calm and serene. But...
I’m not a comedian! Or am I?

I’m not a comedian! Or am I?

Are you a standup comedian? Were you a class clown? From time to time, somebody asks me these two questions after I tell a story. If you’ve heard my stories, you know that most of my stories are entertaining, but my answer has been No and No. I don’t know anything...
Thank you for your love and support!

Thank you for your love and support!

Oh gosh! He thinks an alien is coming out of my body! That’s what I thought when I noticed an audience member’s gaze. He must know that something is wrong with me. I was on the stage of my solo show, “How To Be Japanese: Your Normal Is Not My Normal” at the Fanatic...
What Is Art?

What Is Art?

Last month, an AI (Artificial Intelligence) generated art titled Théâtre d’Opéra Spatial won the first prize in the annual Colorado State Fair’s digital arts competition. The image is a futuristic but also Renaissance style scene with three women in traditional...
Every Journey Needs A First Step

Every Journey Needs A First Step

Humans have unlimited wants. Recently, Nature Sustainability posted a research article about if the fundamental economic principal was true or not. Researchers conducted a survey of 8,000 people across 33 countries (6 continents), asking how much money they want in...

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