Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Hello Goodbye Chattanooga :(

Ashley and I rocking our T-shirts that she got during her medical mission trip to Tanzania. I also learned my first two Swahili words from them...Jambo! Pao!!!

Pictures from Hello-Goodbye Party.
Thanks, Ashley, Bethany, Kiko and all! I already miss you guys... :(

Trip to up to Covenant (where I went for undergrad)

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Here's to the Sakata Women

The older I get, the more I realize how much I am like my mother (and therefore, her mother and maybe even her sister)... I walk like her, think like her, and we even share the same odd idiosyncrasies. My brother and sister laugh about it all the time... I don't know if it's because we do silly things or they're just astound by our similarity. But secretly, I like to think that it's because they're envious of the guidance I have... a bigger image of my future. :) Because all have to do is check out my grandma, my aunt, and my mom to know that things are gonna be mighty fine. :) They've all lead beautiful lives and I would be blessed to share their lot.

Ishibashi Obachyan (my aunt), Me, and Sakatano Oba-chyan (grandma)

PS. My aunt passed away a few months ago... and I wish you could have all known her. She was a soft spoken, die-hard baseball fan who cooked up the most elaborate and heart-felt Japanese meals. Her home was also constant throught the years and a comfort to our nomadic family. Please keep Ishibashi Ojichyan (my uncle) in your prayers as he goes through these difficult time.


Japan 2004

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Into the Light

Inauguration Day 2009

Totally freezing but totally worth it. It's exciting to see people on the move toward one goal: a better America. It's even more incredible that one man can draw such a clear image of hope and possibility for all of us. Obama is a rockstar. But then again, Reverand Lowery rocked it pretty well too. Like him, I pray:
"Lord, in the memory of all the saints who from their labors rest, and in the joy of a new beginning, we ask you to help us work for that day when black will not be asked to get back, when brown can stick around -- when yellow will be mellow -- when the red man can get ahead, man -- and when white will embrace what is right."


We (Logan, Jessica, Steve and I) started off at 7am in the morning and barely made it to the back of the mall. As you can see in the picture above, our view of the capitol building was obstructed... by a whole lot of space...

But despite the distance, cold, and crowded space, I would like to say,
"Cheers to the president and all the new possibilities!"

The Mellow Yellow

Ps... Hey Obama, can I stay?...

Friday, January 2, 2009

Dear Kiko,

Thank you for letting me stay with your family while Kari's in Africa.

You have a beautiful family.

I especially like your brother who likes to do the same things I do.

And how your friends get entranced with little things
with strings- just like me.

And I'm not sure how I feel about your new
I don't know what it is...

(Especially since it only has three legs...)

But I promise to chill with you

and love you

so much...

xoxo Miko