Hi all, Eishi here! How’s your day going?
Make sure to do at least one thing that excites you today!
As some of you may know, I was just about to partner up with the Asia New Zealand Foundation and start visiting Auckland high schools to deliver rakugo workshops before “Rona” hit New Zealand.
Just as many of my friends in the performing arts industry, I lost literally ALL the opportunities due to the situation the world is facing right now.
Including this partnership.
So I thought.
But, I was completely wrong!!!
A few days ago, I received an e-mail from them, asking me if I would be interested in delivering online workshops for housebound high school students!!!
Of course, I said yes!!!
Thank you so much, Asian New Zealand Foundation!!! You are AMAZING!!!
Here’s the proof 🙂
But there was an issue, though. I didn’t have a filming space…
I would’ve gone to a studio or a creative space somewhere to film learning resources, but I don’t have that luxury at the moment. I don’t have much privacy, either, as my kids are roaming all over the place… literally.
So I decided to make a part of the master bedroom into my semi-permanent recording space and named it the “Rakugo Rebel Studio”!!!
To block noises from the little cacophony artists, the “studio” will be barricaded with bed mattresses and futon as sound barriers during recordings.
We have decided to keep it until the new world begins i.e. Rona leaves us alone (my apology if your name happen to be Rona).
I will use this space to film the learning resources and possibly do live streaming sessions. Maybe I will film some YouTube videos, too!
Let’s keep on doing what we can for a better world!!!