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No longer the 'split girl'
This past week brought a much anticipated breakthrough for me. I have a new trick in the show!
In the trapeze nomenclature the term 'split girl' refers to the lowest level flyer in the troupe, almost always a female, who is hired because she is able to perform the most rudimentary trick in trapeze, the split. If likened to standard business practices it is an 'assistant' position. A great many female flyers start out ...
... this city and next is three weeks. Usually it is two. Since I haven't seen my family (except on Skype) for four months now, I am eager to take this chance to do so! Hopefully I'll get to spend some time with a good many of my friends as well!!
Lastly, for fun, I put together a short video showing a bit of what my traveling city looks like. Clearly, I will never have a career as a videographer but I hope you enjoy it anyway.
... rooms, they didn't just change the sheets.
They straightened our things, and even took loose change and arranged it by
The sense of space and arrangement is very prominat here. I was speaking to
one of the translators and he told me about how everyone had their own
potted plants or small garden because how cramped the city is, and how that
is how they keep a sense of nature.
Today we will be doing a washi workshop and the sumi ...
The ink workshop we had was very interesting. We had to paint Mount Fuji along with the master. The placement of the marks was very important with the ink. You were not trying to make long flowing beautiful lines. Instead the rougher they appeared the better. Thankfully we had practice paper. After painting twice, the Sensei asked me if I found it easy; apparently he thought I caught on fast because he told me he liked ...
... as I'm concerned. The pace of the bicycle allows for a wider area of exploration than walking but does not separate you from the environment like public transportation. I've included some pictures taken on my rides. I hope to discover more "hidden" gems during the summer.
Quick work update
On the work front, we are just coming out of a challenging 10 days. This city started out with a bang. We did 14 shows the first week and ended with ...