Lakas Shimizu Service Learning STAR Awards #withlakas #rememberlakas


Celebrating his generosity and making kindness so fun as fourth and fifth graders presented their service learning projects in his name. Thankful for the kids, the teachers and administration and the parents who supported all this work for Lakas and his legacy to live on. We love seeing the old school with the water running beneath it that both our boys loved.


#noelanis #hawaiianfood


Bone-tired from the shoot this week, I got to cuddle with my husband over our local favorite Hawaiian food at Noelani’s. Only thing missing was the music of local musician Steven Espaniola!

Their classic Shaka Chicken and Garlic Shrimp lunch plates for dinner were perfect.

#stunna #ucsc #hotsauce #fentybeauty


Shared my work as a filmmaker and film scholar for UCSC Film and Digital Media with brilliant students and colleagues! A highlight was visiting students on campus! And while lost, ran into the RV camping lot right on campus! Delicious breakfast downtown too where I had to choose some hot sauces befitting red Stunna lips and scarf.

#CSM #Film #withLakas


Honored to give a talk today at the College of San Mateo Film Department where I met energetic, smart and committed students and the most encouraging and inspiring professor David Landerman. It was a moving experience.

The venue was in the same place where we held my son’s memorial. It is a school funded by Community Aid and a beautiful campus!

The venue for my younger son’s memorial. 700 people came: his friends and our community. I felt his presence and spoke of him during my talk. Always with Lakas.