#028: Michael Ng

#028: Michael Ng

Michael Ng is an actor, director and high school drama teacher. We talk about his approach to writing and directing, how he recognizes and encourages talent in his students, how self-doubt affected his career, and getting his dream role in The King & I.

The HIFF screening of Michael’s short film, “Peace by Piece,” with Colleen Fujioka (actress), Mike, Kerri Chai (editor), and Ian Hirokawa (co-writer).
At a performance of KHSPAC’s “Once on This Island”. Front is Jodie Kiyokawa (actress), Dwayne Sakaguchi (choreographer), Nanilisa Pascua (musical director), and Mike.
Michael as the King of Siam in “The King & I” by I’m a Bright Kid Foundation.
Some of Michael’s students attending a performance of “The King and I”. It was their first time seeing him perform on stage.
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#010: Annie Ushiroda

#010: Annie Ushiroda

Annie Ushiroda was (podcast producer) Jamie’s son’s first-grade teacher. We talk about bullying, self-esteem, how she reaches different types of kids, and how what works with first-graders can work with anybody.

Annie with my kid, Wes

Some of the pics she emailed to Wessy’s dad and me during the year:

Geometry
Look at Wes’ comparison of life of children then and now. I love it. Please notice his people have clothes on now. Woo hoo
May your day be filled with all things happy
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