Happy Labor Day Weekend!
We started last week by celebrating Staci Morris' birthday in Stop Drop And Dance onTuesday: click here for a video clip of Staci taking front and center in our final song, "Purple Hat."
And even though we are enjoying a hot long weekend, I guess I wasn't the only one that felt Saturday morning started off way too chilly for our Stop Drop And Dance class in the outdoor garage (yay for no masks Saturdays!) The photo above is of Lisa, Danusia, Catherine, and Tiffany all in our "Life is a Dance" sweaters (unplanned!), dancing to none other than Vanilla Ice...
"Ice Ice Baby!"
Athleta Friends & Family Sale
It's that time of the year again: the Athleta Friends & Family sale is happening this upcoming weekend, September 9th to 13th. Most of you know 90% of my wardrobe is Athleta - not just workout clothes, but they carry my favorite rompers, dresses, sweaters, bags... if you've been wanting to shop, here's 20% off!
You're welcome! Or... sorry? =)
Donate and Dance for Ceres Community Project this Thursday
This Thursday, September 9th, please come at 9:30am and celebrate Shel Saxon's birthday at UU Marin (Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Marin)! For the second year in a row, she is hosting a birthday Stop Drop And Dance Donation Class for Ceres Community Project.
Last year, we raised $1405 for Ceres, whose mission statement is:
"We create health for people, communities and the planet through love, healing food and empowering the next generation."
Shel's daughter has been volunteering at Ceres to help provide nutritious meals for low-income families. Please consider donating to her fundraiser, even if you are not available to dance! After your donation, you will receive an Eventbrite confirmation email with the Zoom link to join Stop Drop and Dance from home, or you are welcome to come in-person at 240 Channing Way in San Rafael.
Thank you for your generosity!
On Friday, my family went to opening night of Marvel's first Asian superhero movie, "Shang-Chi," in the theater. We wore our masks, skipped the snack lines so that we wouldn't have to take off our masks, and sat in the fancy reclining movie seats at Century theater in Novato.
I'm so happy that we've finally come to an age where an Asian can be casted, celebrated, supported, respected, and SEEN as a superhero!!! From hearing authentic Mandarin spoken to getting subtle inside jokes to cheering on powerful and talented male AND FEMALE characters... it further emphasizes how important representation matters. I am not just a foreigner, or a wimp, or a nerd, or a waiter, or an exotic girl... I am a superhero and I can save the world! Thank you Marvel!
"And so I grew up ashamed to be Asian. I just hope that kids watching this movie will be proud instead."
("Shang Chi" actor, Simi Liu, on what seeing an Asian superhero as a kid would have done for him)
It's been an amazing long weekend with my parents, sister's family, and best friend's family. We celebrated my godson, Connor's, birthday, went swimming, played board games, ate homemade noodles, played ping pong, talked, and laughed till tears came out...
I hope you are having a wonderful long weekend too.