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The @decanonproject invited Ami Patel and I to do a pop-up poetry reading at the #pdxbookfest. We read in front of a piece in the Portland Art Museum. Did a poem about my father and another about yellow face, and that it was in such a public, conspicuous place was one hell of a thrill. So honored. ๐Ÿ“ธ@youngandgood
๐Ÿ›@portlandartmuseum
๐ŸฏPoetic Imagination in Japanese Art
๐Ÿ–ผKatsu/Shout
๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐ŸŽจInoue Yลซichi

#poetry #artmuseum #poetslife #performance #calligraphy #Japanese #japaneseamerican #aapipoetry #portlandbookfestival #popup #gallery #japaneseart #decanon
The @decanonproject invited Ami Patel and I to do a pop-up poetry reading at the #pdxbookfest . We read in front of a piece in the Portland Art Museum. Did a poem about my father and another about yellow face, and that it was in such a public, conspicuous place was one hell of a thrill. So honored. ๐Ÿ“ธ@youngandgood ๐Ÿ›@portlandartmuseum ๐ŸฏPoetic Imagination in Japanese Art ๐Ÿ–ผKatsu/Shout ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐ŸŽจInoue Yลซichi #poetry  #artmuseum  #poetslife  #performance  #calligraphy  #Japanese  #japaneseamerican  #aapipoetry  #portlandbookfestival  #popup  #gallery  #japaneseart  #decanon 
The @slamlandia House show this last Friday was so lovely. Fantastic poets, so many feelings, and the lovely home of @bri.gowdy 
With warm feelings of gratitude we roll deeper into fall.
๐Ÿ“ธ @geekgirlgrownup
The @slamlandia House show this last Friday was so lovely. Fantastic poets, so many feelings, and the lovely home of @bri.gowdy With warm feelings of gratitude we roll deeper into fall. ๐Ÿ“ธ @geekgirlgrownup
Beautiful morning
Magic moment

#walk #leaf #trees #green #nature #happy
tbt when i got to take on and kill Coriolanus. 
#fight #theatre #stagecombat #combat #Shakespeare #tullus #aufidius #coriolanus #asianamerican #actorslife

Directed by @ciderbird
Choreography by @kendall.wells 
@portlandactors
Back to school for the NW Children's Theatre Mary Poppins! ๐Ÿคฉ

My first full scale musical in 10 years! ๐ŸŽญ๐Ÿƒโ˜‚๏ธโ˜๏ธ๐ŸŒค๐ŸŒ ๐ŸŒŒ
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‘ฎโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐ŸŒพ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿญ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿฆโฑ #nwct #northwestchildrenstheatre #musical #nw #theatre #ensemble #marypoppins
Back to school for the NW Children's Theatre Mary Poppins! ๐Ÿคฉ My first full scale musical in 10 years! ๐ŸŽญ๐Ÿƒโ˜‚๏ธโ˜๏ธ๐ŸŒค๐ŸŒ ๐ŸŒŒ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‘ฎโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐ŸŒพ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿญ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿฆโฑ #nwct  #northwestchildrenstheatre  #musical  #nw  #theatre  #ensemble  #marypoppins 
I love my work. I get wonderful artists to take my body and turn it through their heads into work like this.
Angel or Shinigami?
What say you?
๐Ÿก The Drawing Studio
๐ŸŽจMatt Matthews
Posted with artist's permission

#art #model #artmodel #live #livemodel #drawingstudio #create #creating #inspire #paint #painting #color #angel #shinigami #work #artistlife #artists #artlife #work #play #grace
Here's a shout out to @chaitantho @mountainsparrow at @highlowartspace rocking their excellent charcoal figure drawing work! ๐Ÿคฉ 
I didn't realize art modeling would be so enriching. Something dynamic about creative spaces. I highly recommend checking out High and Low Art Space off Belmont! 
Swipe for more deets and another drawing. ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ™Œ โ™ฆ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜‚๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿคฃโค #art #figure #figuredrawing #drawing #charcoal #model #modeling #artmodeling #livemodel #work #nude #naked #artists #practice #process #sketch #shading #flower #brush #holdstill #canvas #space #highlowartspace #highandlowartspace #highlow #highandlow #letsgetinspired #hapa #halfasians
Here's a shout out to @chaitantho @mountainsparrow at @highlowartspace rocking their excellent charcoal figure drawing work! ๐Ÿคฉ I didn't realize art modeling would be so enriching. Something dynamic about creative spaces. I highly recommend checking out High and Low Art Space off Belmont! Swipe for more deets and another drawing. ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ™Œ โ™ฆ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜‚๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿคฃโค #art  #figure  #figuredrawing  #drawing  #charcoal  #model  #modeling  #artmodeling  #livemodel  #work  #nude  #naked  #artists  #practice  #process  #sketch  #shading  #flower  #brush  #holdstill  #canvas  #space  #highlowartspace  #highandlowartspace  #highlow  #highandlow  #letsgetinspired  #hapa  #halfasians 
Super honored to be a part of a panel at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival on AAPI representation in the arts!
I'm learning so much diving deeper into these conversations. 
Thank you OSF and to @melissa.l.magana for connecting us all together.
Team:
Chisao Hata @chidance
Pam K Santos@fistsofmanilamae
Lilian Ongelungel @islandirie

#osf #adventure #aapi #theatre #dream
Super honored to be a part of a panel at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival on AAPI representation in the arts! I'm learning so much diving deeper into these conversations. Thank you OSF and to @melissa.l.magana for connecting us all together. Team: Chisao Hata @chidance Pam K Santos@fistsofmanilamae Lilian Ongelungel @islandirie #osf  #adventure  #aapi  #theatre  #dream 
I mustache you if you like to party.

#vote #mustache #party ๐Ÿ“ธ @confetti_interrupted
I mustache you if you like to party. #vote  #mustache  #party  ๐Ÿ“ธ @confetti_interrupted
A couple old photos from Reed:
Playing Lear's fool and having too many planets in Scorpio.
๐Ÿ“ธ Christopher Ellis

#photo #pic #eyes #asian #blackandwhite #bricks #fool #lear #photoshoot #portrait
CAATA Chicago was an incredible week of community immersion, and it would not have been the same without my workshop comrade Chisao Hata @chidance. She's such a vital leader, warrior, and role model whose work grounds me and all who work with her.

I had the privilege of experiencing her very own ๐Ÿ”ฅMove Back๐Ÿ”ฅ which gets audiences and actors to non-verbally process a performance they've just seen. Her attention to the energy in the room and guiding it is immaculate. What a wonderful and inclusive way to build community! ๐ŸŒฒโ˜†โ€ขยฐHIRE THIS WOMAN!!!โ€ขโ˜†๐Ÿ‰ We got stuck running through a Chicago deluge and enjoyed great Szechuan style food in preparation for our workshop. We revelled in the empowering and forward thinking  glory of our greater AAPI community. We saw such cutting edge theatre.

What an excellent experience! 
Thank you Chisao!! #caata #grateful #badass #leader #respect #mentor #win #guidance #asianamerican #aapi #community #dance #moveback  #dance #theatre
CAATA Chicago was an incredible week of community immersion, and it would not have been the same without my workshop comrade Chisao Hata @chidance. She's such a vital leader, warrior, and role model whose work grounds me and all who work with her. I had the privilege of experiencing her very own ๐Ÿ”ฅMove Back๐Ÿ”ฅ which gets audiences and actors to non-verbally process a performance they've just seen. Her attention to the energy in the room and guiding it is immaculate. What a wonderful and inclusive way to build community! ๐ŸŒฒโ˜†โ€ขยฐHIRE THIS WOMAN!!!โ€ขโ˜†๐Ÿ‰ We got stuck running through a Chicago deluge and enjoyed great Szechuan style food in preparation for our workshop. We revelled in the empowering and forward thinking glory of our greater AAPI community. We saw such cutting edge theatre. What an excellent experience! Thank you Chisao!! #caata  #grateful  #badass  #leader  #respect  #mentor  #win  #guidance  #asianamerican  #aapi  #community  #dance  #moveback  #dance  #theatre 
Playing dress up at a fitting for an Uber commercial. Hell yeah!
I love this.

#commercial #actorslife #uber #dressup #glasses
The very things, I think, that worry so, hold transformation powers.
We're all connected; still here, our back unto each other, filling in the gaps to make complete our common ground.

Herein I set new roots.
According to some grateful, good advice:
Trust, Patience, and Surrender

#us #newroots #newchapter #roots #peace #up #community #we #trust #love #trees #sunshine #sunday
I was so lucky to have ๐Ÿ“ธ @dojobeats take my picture at last week's Whitenoise project's reading at De-Canon/Milepost 5.
Sometimes you just make a friend and they're super cool and do something to lift you up.
Checkout Vi's work. 
He was displaying a series in the gallery from his visits to West Coast China Towns. Just gorgeous work.

Thank you so much for the pictures!

Also to my delight, after taking them, he said "I'll send them to you after they're developed" TANGIBLE FILM! 
#photo #photography #portrait_shots #portraits #asian #poet #actor #connect #photographer #kindness #friends #hat #me #mrhappy #flowers #picture #pics #analog #analogphotography #network
I was so lucky to have ๐Ÿ“ธ @dojobeats take my picture at last week's Whitenoise project's reading at De-Canon/Milepost 5. Sometimes you just make a friend and they're super cool and do something to lift you up. Checkout Vi's work. He was displaying a series in the gallery from his visits to West Coast China Towns. Just gorgeous work. Thank you so much for the pictures! Also to my delight, after taking them, he said "I'll send them to you after they're developed" TANGIBLE FILM! #photo  #photography  #portrait_shots  #portraits  #asian  #poet  #actor  #connect  #photographer  #kindness  #friends  #hat  #me  #mrhappy  #flowers  #picture  #pics  #analog  #analogphotography  #network 
Hello Portland!!! So these two wonderful artists and myself have been turning our poetry to motion, making theatre from words we wrote ourselves! 
Egad!
What fun!
We've called it Arc!
Come join us for an hour long show about trauma and storytelling.
Thursday and Friday
5/31 & 6/1
Northwest Children's Theatre
1819 NW Everett St.
7:30pm
$5+ donation at the door.

Yay!

#arc #theatre #poetry #devised #work #blocks #herosjourney #journey #newwork
#trauma #healing #love
Hello Portland!!! So these two wonderful artists and myself have been turning our poetry to motion, making theatre from words we wrote ourselves! Egad! What fun! We've called it Arc! Come join us for an hour long show about trauma and storytelling. Thursday and Friday 5/31 & 6/1 Northwest Children's Theatre 1819 NW Everett St. 7:30pm $5+ donation at the door. Yay! #arc  #theatre  #poetry  #devised  #work  #blocks  #herosjourney  #journey  #newwork  #trauma  #healing  #love 
Going back in time on Mother's Day. Photos of photos. My mom. My dad. All those good times. My mom and I chilling in Newport. Also, when I was a wee one, my dad brought us all over the place. Italy, France, Belgium.

#mom #mothersday #mother #past #memory #childhood #love #travel #italy #coliseum #travel #fun #dad #father #treasure #telescope #goofy #newport #family
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It's been a while. ๐Ÿ– ๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿธ ๐Ÿ‘Œ
Translation provided in slide! โžก๏ธ
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#drawing #receipts #arteceipts #art #doodle #story #manga #cartoon #villains #villain #bad #cat #colnelcat #frog #scientist #chiefscientist #throne #japanese #kanji #hiragana #weapon #gorgon #beam #laser #dark #darkmagic #forbidden #sinister #power #uhoh
I feel cute today. My apartment also finally has furniture, right as I'm getting ready for another move. I've been wanting the right size bookcase for about two years.
Also: it looks like my phone has a Marvin the Martian antenna on it. 
Also also: my jacket looks like it crash landed as if it had a real rough day.

#bedhead #wokeuplikethis #selfie #mirror #love #selflove #mrhappy #posture #light #furniture #apartment #adulting #guitar #vest #hair