A Solo Show Wasn’t a Solo Journey!

A Solo Show Wasn’t a Solo Journey!

Miyo, the projector is not working. Can you perform without visuals? My director breaks the news as she enters the backstage. It’s five minutes before the curtain time of my solo show. 
Why are we having technical glitches now? The last tech rehearsal was smooth as...
Everything Happens for a Reason

Everything Happens for a Reason

In 2019, I declared that I was going to to do a solo show in 2020. I found a venue, signed a contract with the Hollywood Fringe and the theater, and started creating promotional materials. Then, as you might guess already, everything was cancelled in 2020. I was...
Draw A Perfect Curve

Draw A Perfect Curve

One of my pet peeves is those who hit the brake before indicating a turn signal. Clearly, they don’t understand the whole picture.Driving is art. It’s also science…like storytelling. You cannot go too fast or too slow. You need to be attentive to details, but...
Right People, Right Place

Right People, Right Place

Not everybody has the skill set. Said a senior technician at a dental lab. I was taken back by his statement. It sounded harsh and arrogant, contrary to his benign demeanor. Without consideration for my wince, he smiled and continued, Everybody has a different skill...
Location, Location…or Is It?

Location, Location…or Is It?

Maybe it needs to be closer to the window. Maybe the cardinal direction is not quite right. Does my apartment have the right place for it? After I moved my electric piano to a different location, I played a little bit. Nah, I’m still not feeling it. It needs to find a...
Beautiful Quality Is Not Built in a Day

Beautiful Quality Is Not Built in a Day

On New Year’s Day, I dusted off the ink-stone and ink stick that I hadn’t touched for years, poured water on the stone, and started grinding the ink stick. After grinding for a while, I dipped the brush in the ink and wrote one stroke on a piece of paper. I thought I...