April 8th was a 60th birthday celebration for Sifu Todd Takeuchi, who is one of Dashi’s school brothers, AND an active advisor for the Lohans. It was held at the Orchid Gardens, a popular Chinese Restaurant that has great dim sum. Sifu Todd’s family from California and his workers from Mexico flew in specially to honor this day with him. The dinner ended with a blessing from the Lohan Lion Dancers, much to the pleasant surprise of the restaurant workers and other dinner guests. The finale was held at the school with the usual “Kung Fu Jam”, which was a first for Sifu Todd’s workers who had never seen or known of this side of him. All in all, it was a great way to begin the next 20 year cycle, a Buddhist belief that our lives are determined by this.