We had brunch at the Magic Castle in Hollywood. Valet parking only ($13 per car), plus a door charge, plus the cost of brunch ($40 per person) made for a pricey afternoon, but it was enjoyable. Food choices were excellent, including crab legs, prime rib, shrimp, made-to-order omelettes, pastries, salads, fruit, and pasta. There was ...
Morgan, along with 14 other teens from temples & churches across the US, attended the Buddhist Churches of America’s Youth Advocacy Council Retreat from July 6-12, 2015, at the Buddhist Church of Sacramento.
Morgan attended El Segundo High School’s Junior/Senior prom.
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.
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.
We celebrate Sue Uematsu’s 92nd birthday and Stephanie Gee’s 20th birthday at Aki Restaurant in West LA.
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 ...
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.
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.
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.