Before I share my wonderful news, I want to say thank you to everyone who has supported me over the past 2.5 years. To my amazing clients, supporters, friends and family, know that I am thankful for you. Not only this week, but forever and always.
I am excited to announce that for the first time, I was interviewed by Japanese media! On Saturday, at the World Affairs Council, Magic Bell TV of Los Angles filmed me for an upcoming segment. I am thrilled to have spoken about my life, my Underwater Healer project and my client experiences in Japanese for the very first time! I am humbled and appreciate how supportive the interviewer was of my project. She said was felt very inspired and told me to keep talking to the world, which is exactly what I plan to do. My hope is that this interview leads to more opportunities outside of the US and in Japan.
I am also happy to share that after the interview, I assisted underwater photographer Ikeya Tomohide! As you read last week, I very much admire his work and am incredibly thankful I had the opportunity to assist him and learn from such a master. We began at 5:30 PM at Anderson’s Scuba in Pacifica and ended at 2:30 AM the next morning! I and a second underwater assistant were responsible for setting up the background fabric, scuba gear, being a test model to check the lighting and the camera setting. It took many takes, as 4 people (the photographer, model and two assistants) have to connect in order to get the right shot. I have never spent so much time in scuba gear in the water – 7 hours is definitely a record for me!
I can’t wait to see the final video from the shoot with Tomohide. The subject matter is confidential, but hopefully you’ll see it in January. I left exhausted and refreshed at the same time. I am so thankful for both of the experiences I had on Saturday. Can’t wait to see what happens next!