Archive for June, 2008

Sunday in New York City

Last night we went to a reading of “Paper Son” by Christine Toy, put on by the Diversecity Theater Co. at the Garrett Room in New York City. On the way there we got caught in a heavy rainstorm and by the time we got there we were drenched. My 15 year old daughter wasn’t sure if she would even like the reading, but she loved it! We thought it was going to be a serious drama but it turned out to be pretty funny. The story was about Tommy Lee, a Chinese- born U.S. army soldier, who must reconcile his American identity with his family’s illegal immigrant journey. The actors: Jason Tam, Pearl Sun, Eric Bondoc and  Susie Misner were believable in their roles and their energy was contagious.  It’s always amazing to me that when the writing is good, you don’t need sets, costumes, special effects or even a stage. Christine Toy is a very talented writer. 

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On vacation in the Big Apple

A lot has happened in the past two weeks.  On June 15th I sang a classical song concert with my friend Mayumi. It was a farewell concert for our friend Rebekka. We also made food for the party afterward. In Germany it’s called “Kaffee”. You eat different cakes and drink coffee and tea, but I made it into a sort of “Tea Party” because I made four different kinds of “Tea Sandwiches” which turned out to be a big hit. Everyone wanted the recipes. One of the recipes, (Radish-Poppy Seed Tea Sandwiches), I got from another blog:   http://desertcandy.blogspot.com/2007/05/what-always-there-newly-admired.html. 

Deset Candy is a fun blog with pictures and instructions on how to make the sandwiches. The other 3 recipes I got from  http://www.epicurious.com/tools/searchresults?search=tea+sandwiches&x=29&y=11  .

If you don’t know what to make for your next party, try tea sandwiches. If you live in Germany, they’ll be a hit.

Yesterday I arrived in New York with my husband Niklas and my two friends Bruce-Michael and Nihal. I’m so excited to be here. So excited that I woke up with jet-lag at 3.15 am!  Later this morning I’ll be meeting my long lost friend Christine Toy  http://www.christinetoyjohnson.com/     and  her husband Bruce Johnson.   http://www.brucealanjohnson.com/.   I’m so excited because I haven’t seen her in about 27 years.

ICA Certified Professional Coach

I graduated from the International Coach Academy last Sunday.  http://www.icoachacademy.com/

 I am now an ICA Certified Professional Coach. The graduation ceremony was very uplifting. It’s amazing that so many people from all over the globe can connect on the telephone and share an experience like that. My family was listening and they were very moved and entertained. They even got to say a few words to all of the people listening which made it even more enjoyable for them. How many graduation ceremonies you’ve been to, allow family members to say a few words? 

Lou D’alo was the Master of Ceremonies and he did a great job. We even had music. I can’t remember the names of the songs but of course he played Pomp and Circumstance as he read the names of the graduates. We also had to imagine throwing our caps up into the air when it was over. Even though we weren’t all together in one place, I felt like we were.


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