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Solo Trip to Berlin

I took a quick trip to Berlin in November for some research interviews and got to hang with two of my favorite BUKAs, Arpan and Vijay, at the Berlin Christmas Market.

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Celebrating Fats

When Fats Domino died, it felt like I had lost a family member. His music was the soundtrack to the happiest parts of my childhood – learning to “jitterbug” with my aunts under my grandparents’ house in Reggio, uncle Chris playing guitar at family birthday celebrations, jumping off the Marty Boy in Lake Borgne after the Ycloskey boat blessing, hot summer days and good smells in maw maw Barbie’s kitchen. When I moved away from New Orleans at 17 years old, his music kept a part of my soul there and comforted the far away part that always missed New Orleans.

Here’s René’s best Fats improv on the piano and Rainier dancing along. It’s not under the house in Reggio, but we are missing New Orleans dearly, and on this day, missing Fats.

Oktoberfest 2017

We suited up in our Bavarian Trachtenmode and headed to Munich for the last weekend of Oktoberfest. The train the crowded, the walk was long, and the beer was, well, we wouldn’t know, because, we couldn’t find a seat to have beer, but it was all worth it because we met our dear friends, Sacha and Aigulle. Oh, and Rainier got to ride a pony!

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