Thursday, April 23, 2009

No cavities!

First cleaning, 2nd visit.
Maiya with Victor who cleaned her teeth with the spinning toothbrush.

Saturday, April 18, 2009


One Saturday night in March
when the Muralido's came over for dinner.
We had Tender Greens take out.
Sure was fun to have them over.
Our first dinner guests in the new house.
Some after-bath photos...
Maiya with Amani-Boy (she has an Amani-dog)
Leela, up front and center!
One of many of the kids being goofy
Saying goodnight to the Muralido's!

P.S. You might find me here more frequently, as Tony uploaded 4 months of photos today.
P.P.S. I'm exhausted from planting my garden today!
P.P.P.S. I worked 35 hours of OT in my first month working full time.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Manzanar next weekend

Photo credit: The fabulous Rafu photographer Mario Reyes

Next Saturday, you will find the Kuida-Osumi's at Manzanar, somewhere near the stage, since I will be stage managing again this year. One of my jobs is to help find people to hold the plaques representing the various camps. Here's a photo from last year, Tony and Maiya holding the Poston sign, where her great grandparents Chie & Yoshio were incarcerated during WW2. Here's a link to the press release for next Saturday's Manzanar Pilgrimage. We'll look forward to seeing you there! Don't want to drive? Take the bus from Little Tokyo.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

A Day at the Aquarium

My brother Darin and his family took Maiya to the Aquarium back on February 22nd. We were so busy working on the house every spare moment, and taking care of Tony's dad. My sister also took Maiya with her family to the Boat Show. Here's some pictures from the aquarium.

Cousins Kyle, Kevin & Maiya
Feeding the Lorakeets

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Sake for a good cause!

I'll be there... will you? Get your tickets TODAY for this fundraiser for Little Tokyo Service Center. I am also selling raffle tickets for round trip tickets to Europe! 8 for $20.

Get a clue on Thursday, April 23 and join the Little Tokyo Service Center in solving the Mystery of Sake! Attendees will have the opportunity to investigate sake from Japan and samplings from LA's top restaurants, as well as examine the limited engagement exhibit, "CSI: The Experience" at the California Science Center. Celebrate with us as we recognize our 2009 honoree, Mutual Trading Co. for its community involvement.

For more information & tickets, visit or contact Jennifer K. at (213) 473-1615.

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Friday, April 03, 2009

Buddha's Birthday

Maiya & I stopped to pick up flowers for Shakamuni's birthday this morning on the way to preschool. We also brought some branches from our tree at home. Pretty cool this ability to go from cell phone to internet in just a few seconds.