Jul 16 2015

YAC 11

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.

May 30 2015

ESHS Prom 2015

Morgan attended El Segundo High School’s Junior/Senior prom.

Apr 10 2015

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.
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Feb 15 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.
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Jan 18 2015

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 […]

Jan 10 2015

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.

Dec 25 2014

Christmas With Uematsus 2014

We celebrate Christmas with Iris’ side of the family.
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Dec 22 2014

Christmas with Gees, Gongs, and Lows 2014

We celebrate Christmas with Ron’s side of the family.
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Oct 12 2013

2013 Coronation Dance

We had dinner at the Kigawa’s home before the Coronation (i.e., Homecoming) Dance.

Feb 2 2013

Dinner at Burgess’

We have dinner at the Burgess’ home. Ron made gumbo and we had fancy cupcakes for dessert. We also celebrated Stephanie’s 18th birthday.