For some reason, I haven’t been able to post for a couple of weeks. It’s been very frustrating, as I’ve been bursting with anecdotes! For instance, a week or so ago, Lilia read a book to me for the first time, which was very exciting. She’s also started picking out Chinese characters that she knows on billboards and such. I’m starting to believe that she may turn into a reader after all.

In other news, I got my contributor’s copies of Eye-Ai magazine today, with my story featured on the cover! I interviewed Angela Aki, a singer-songwriter who’s been topping the Japanese charts lately, and who was born in the next burg over. Her mom is American, and her dad is Japanese. She attended the same elementary school as my son. I think I mentioned this before.

Anyway, I interviewed her via telephone in the midst of her tour. I let my son answer the phone so he could say that he talked to Angela Aki, and then I took over. She was super nice. Our conversation was interrupted twice – once when my mother-in-law yelled up at the stairs at me, and another time when I had to help Lilia go to the bathroom. She was very understanding about the whole thing.