Yuki Shigemitsu, English Student

Photo: Spencer Heyfron

Where are you from?

How long have you been in New York?
Three weeks.

That’s a neat jacket.
It is used. Maybe real fur.

What are you doing tonight?
I’m going to go to open mike. Do you know open mike?

Yes! Karaoke!

What’s your best karaoke song?
Do you know Jill Scott?

Sure. Is your voice as good as hers?
Um … maybe?

Will you have a couple drinks while you’re there?
Yes. I drink cocktails. Sweet, sweet things.

Do you have class tomorrow morning?
They will have it, but I’ll be hung-over and sleeping.

Interview by Rachel Baker.

Yuki Shigemitsu, English Student