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Nikkei Names: Writing Workshop in Anaheim

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Dean La

Coach. I started mentoring young kids when I was in high school. I wasn't the most talented kid in the basketball program, but hey, I was smart, worked hard and had the biggest love for the game. Fast forward to now. I've been doing this for 9 years at the ripe age at 23. The thing that makes this name, title so important to me is that it's in my character to be a coach. I nurture, I care, I lead, I teach in everything that I do. This is no longer just about baskeball or proving people wrong - it's just who I am!

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Photo taken and name story provided on September 28, 2014 at the Orange County Buddhist Church as a part of Discover Nikkei’s workshop warm-up excercise in conjunction with the Nikkei ... More »

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