Bullies or Gigs: She's always there for me


My nine days in the Midwest during J4 was a really good time.  I relaxed more.  I went with the flow more.  I ate more.  And gained more…weight, friends, love, and light. 

Spending 77.7% of my trip with family, I discovered something that I knew within my heart, but had never said it out loud. 

I have four sisters and we are all very close.  If you could see me right now, my fingers are crossed and I’m saying “Like this!”. 

I love them and they love me.  And yes, on some days, we only like each other.

But just recently, it dawned on me that there’s one sister who I am compatible with 99.999999999999% of the time. 

We click.  She understands me.  I understand her.  We hardly argue.  We know each other’s weaknesses and strengths.  We build upon them together.    

So the other day, I told her:

“You are my BEST friend.” 

It felt like doves were flying, the sun was shining, and the gates of heaven were opening.    

  On our way to my J4 gig! (Hair & Make Up by Pa Kou)

On our way to my J4 gig! (Hair & Make Up by Pa Kou)

My best friend/sister’s name is Pa Kou.  And she’s had my back since I was born.  We’re two years apart, although no one ever predicts that I’m younger.  (Boo.) 

She is one of the most thoughtful people I know.     
She gives.  She’s so giving, she leaves the last ounce of OJ in the fridge out of kindness. 
She reminded me of the real me every day when I got bullied in high school.
She always has a funny comment to leave on our Facebook posts. 
She went for her dreams, without any guarantees.
She makes men & women feel and look beautiful for a living.
Her blending skills are killer. 
She is my favorite make-up artist. 
And I get to call her my sister.

Today's not her birthday. 
She didn’t win an awesome award (although she has several of those!). 
nd President Obama didn't call her...yet.    

But today, I am celebrating Pa Kou, because she has given so much of her time and energy to make me feel beautiful -- not only in life, but also in my music career.  She did so this past J4 -- play the video below!

  Pa Kou's work on the "Ntseeg Kuv" album cover. 

Pa Kou's work on the "Ntseeg Kuv" album cover. 

She’s already given me so much as her sister; and for her to give to me as I work toward my dreams, I am speechless.  The least I can do is to let the world know just how incredible she is.

Kuv zoo siab tshaj plaws tias wb tau yug los tiam no ua niam laus niam hluas.

 Thank you so much, Pa Kou. 


Is your best friend a sibling too?  Or do you know someone just as incredible as Pa Kou?  Please leave a comment below; I’d love to hear from you!


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