Dancing in Caminito!

The performers at La Piccola

With the whole crew at La Piccola

Buenos Aires weather was 95 degrees farenheit/ 35 degrees celsius at 2pm today with humidity of close to 70%. A hot, hot day… But Leo and I have started working together in Caminito at La Boca at a restaurant called La Piccola Italia. We are scheduled to be working here most Wednesdays to Sundays from around 11am until 6pm. It was definitely the most intense day to start working because of the heat and humidity.

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First night…

IMG_5413I woke up at 2pm today. You know what that means…! It was such an amazing night, it couldn’t have been a better night to be my first night!

I went to Los Zucca which is the old Nino Bien. The place was packed unlike when I was there in October. It definitely is higher season in Buenos Aires tango scene right now with lots of visitors from around the world. I see lots of familiar faces and greeted many that were surprised to see me back. I felt a bit strange in the beginning of the night but as the time passed I felt myself shifting into the dreamy world of tango here. Continue reading


And here we go…!

I’ve arrived to hot and sticky Buenos Aires. Yes, it’s summer!

After the prolonged craziness before the move, once I got into the airplane it was a moment of relief… I made it on the plane! The plane ride was nothing special with sleeping, eating and messing with the inflight entertainment system. As I transited through Santiago, Chile, I definitely noticed the change of smell in the air. Each country seems to have its’ own blend with the different foods, perfume, laundry detergent and etc. It was early morning in Santiago when we switched planes, the air was still fresh there when we walked off the plane, so it took me by surprise at how hot Buenos Aires was when I finally reached destination! Continue reading


Hellos and Goodbyes

santa monica beach

santa monica beach

It’s been a surreal experience for the past few weeks trying to close the chapter of my life in Los Angeles. As many times as I have said goodbyes in my life, it never really gets that much easier.

I came out to Los Angeles 12 years ago, chasing a dream to live a life of doing something that I am passionate about, which I didn’t know exactly what it was at the time. From a safe and comfortable life in Tokyo, I took the leap of faith that I might encounter that, and came to the city where I really knew no one, but the city where they say that “the dreams come true”. “Welcome to Hollywood! What’s your dream? Everybody comes here; this is Hollywood, land of dreams. Some dreams come true, some don’t; but keep on dreamin’ – this is Hollywood. Always time to dream, so keep on dreamin’.”~ Quote from the movie “Pretty Woman”. Continue reading