Miyo’s Tsubuyaki

I may be quiet, but my mind is a chatter box.

You Be You!

You Be You!

Lately, I spend a lot of time for preparing props. For in-person stage, I hardly use any, but for virtual stage, I’ve been having fun with them. Their appearances last only for a few seconds, a minute at the longest, but they add value to my story. So I always try...

Get a dress! It will take you to a party!

Get a dress! It will take you to a party!

Life doesn’t go as you plan, does it? Recruiters give you job offers only when you already have a job. Nobody asks you out when you are single. And when you’re busy, everybody wants you to do something RIGHT NOW! Does everybody get a special memo or something? My...

Nothing Is Going To Change Unless You Give It a Try!

Nothing Is Going To Change Unless You Give It a Try!

Hey Miyo. Do you tell stories? Last month, I was at a comedy storytelling show called “The Antidote.” When the show was about to end, the host, Deanna Moffitt singled me out. It was three months ago when I set my (virtual) foot on the show for the first time. I was...

One Step At A Time, One Day At A Time

One Step At A Time, One Day At A Time

I’m going to accomplish so many things! That’s what I thought back in March when I started working from home. Where did the time go? In theory, I’ve had more time by staying at home. What did I use the extra time for? I can list all the items that didn’t happen or...

Let It Go If It’s Not Working!

Let It Go If It’s Not Working!

How can I fix it? In the past few months, I kept asking the same question over and over. Something was not working in my story. Usually, I’m good at rewriting, but not this time. The story seemed disjointed and I didn’t know how to fix it. I rewrote it so many times,...

Bleh! It’s okay not to be okay!

Bleh! It’s okay not to be okay!

"It’s too much!” my friend said on the phone."What’s too much?" I asked. "I can’t take it any more. I used to call my friends anytime I wanted to, but now, I need to schedule everything beforehand. Even a phone call to my friend. I don’t want to respond to emails. I...

Grow Like Green Onions!

Grow Like Green Onions!

The quarantine has changed our lives tremendously and maybe permanently. It’s not all the bad news though. People are taking time to connect with their family, friends, and even neighbors in a meaningful way. I’ve been enjoying the aroma of star jasmine and fresh...

Storytelling on Stage vs Storytelling on Screen

Storytelling on Stage vs Storytelling on Screen

The first time I took on VP of Education for a Toastmasters club was 2011. It was such a fun experience until, in an unexpected twist, I had to leave the country due to a visa issue. Thanks to technology and the club’s support, I became a virtual VPE. I was able to...

Get the Ball Rolling and See Where It Takes You

Get the Ball Rolling and See Where It Takes You

How did the year 2019 treat you? Very well, I hope. Believe it or not, every five years, I get a pivotal year. I moved to the United States in 2004, joined Toastmasters in 2009, became Area Governor AND found StoryMasters in 2014. When the year 2019 started, I...

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