So blessed to have spent a few days with my BFF Motoko Hirayama visiting California from Japan. We got a lot done, visiting Palm Springs & Joshua Tree, two full days at UCI Dance Department with a guest lecture, choreography experiment, and student showcase, and having time for fellowship, friendship, and dance-talk along the entire way. Thank you Motoko for being my inspiration and great friend. And so fun being a Japanese-English interpreter again. My turn to visit Japan soon.