Monday, March 23, 2009

When I'm 91

Keiro has a monthly celebration for the residents whose birthday falls within that month.

Saturday they celebrated the March birthdays, of which my dad was among them. Lately he's been playing his harmonica around the facility and on Saturday he got his 15 minutes (well, more like five minutes) of fame to get in front of the crowd and put on a show.

I didn't realize he was such a ham! But I tell you, we should all be in such good shape when we hit 91. Afterwards someone came to our table and told him that he enjoyed the performance and as a fellow Nisei, it was really something that he'd be bold enough to perform in public like that. Things are changing but I know when I grew up most Asians shyed away from the spotlight.

Despite playing in the band with Easy Livin' I feel the same way. I always felt secure hiding behind the drums and couldn't imagine myself being in Teri's place, standing solo at the microphone. Well I guess I could imagine it - in my dreams, haha, but that's about it.

Anyway, I uploaded the concert to YouTube and also embedded it below. Please check it out:


Anonymous said...

Your Dad is awesome.

Rickie Miyake said...

Thanks! I have to agree with you.. not too bad for 91 years old!