Dick Tochihara’s 93rd Birthday

There was a surprise birthday party for Dick Tochihara, a close family friend of Sue Uematsu’s. The party was held at Cherrystones Restaurant in Gardena.
Dick Tochihara's 93rd Birthday

District 1, Area C1 Contests, Spring 2015

District 1, Area C, speech contests held at the Westchester Community Center on April 10, 2015. Competing for El Segundo Toastmasters were CJ Walsh in the Tall Tales contest, and Mel Hadley, in the International contest. CJ took first place in the Tall Tales contest.
District 1, Area C1 Contests, Spring 2015

Stephanie’s & Sue’s Birthdays

We celebrate Sue Uematsu’s 92nd birthday and Stephanie Gee’s 20th birthday at Aki Restaurant in West LA.
Stephanie's & Sue's Birthdays

Joint Hoonko Service

On January 18, 2015, we participated in a couple of special ceremonies in conjunction with a Ho-onko service (Shinran Shonin memorial) at Gardena Buddhist Church. Stephanie took part in a Seijin-shiki, or Coming of Age ceremony, which is a common observance in Japan for those turning 20 (the age of adulthood in Japan). Then the ...
Joint Hoonko Service

Breakfast with the Orsleys

We met up with our friends, the Orsleys, for breakfast in Marina Del Rey. Their oldest daughter, Erin, was competing in a moot court competition at UCLA.
Breakfast with the Orsleys

Recs & Parks League

Morgan coaches her 2nd grade Recs & Parks League team, the Sea Wolves, in a game at the El Segundo Teen Center on Jan. 10, 2015.
Recs & Parks League

Lunch with the Orsleys

We had lunch with the Orsleys at Red Robin, who were down in Anaheim for a volleyball tournament with their son, Kevin. I had problems taking this selfie. I had to tap on the button a half-dozen times before the picture would take.
Lunch with the Orsleys

DDIP Breakfast

Ron meets up with members of the UCLA DDIP group of 1980 at Kings Hawaiian Restaurant in Torrance on Dec. 28, 2014.
DDIP Breakfast

Christmas With Uematsus 2014

We celebrate Christmas with Iris’ side of the family.
Christmas With Uematsus 2014

Christmas with Gees, Gongs, and Lows 2014

We celebrate Christmas with Ron’s side of the family.
Christmas with Gees, Gongs, and Lows 2014