Happy 2020! I’m excited about this new year together with you!
My goal is to make www.TofuAlan.net continuously better as I transfer content, ideas and themes from my previous site, www.TofuAlan.com. I plan to create new pages as well as update and modify the website weekly so I can bring you all the content and services I’d love to share with you in this year of Perfect Vision, 20/20. Cheers!
Who is TofuAlan? If you want to know more, you can visit the About Me section. In a nutshell, I love to dance, sing, hike, dine, teach, swim, play, cruise, karaoke, explore, travel, work, write, read, share, network, explore the subjects of poker, mining, cryptocurrencies, play board games and much, much more.
This website is a way that I can easily share some of my favorite activities, events, and thoughts with you. If I saw something which piqued my interest, I’ll probably write about it and post it in the blog section of this site. If it’s a bigger part of my life, it may become a dedicated page or even spawn a totally separate website. I’m still feeling things out and rearranging as I see fit. I’m always open to suggestions too. Happy reading and I hope you have fun exploring!
Below are 8 services I provide within my community. I’ve reordered them due to Covid-19 restrictions. (I’m not teaching dance classes and the band is on hiatus).
If you own a business or are planning to start a business and you plan to accept credit & debit cards, please allow me to win your business. After several years in the industry, I decided to start my own Merchant Services Company and opened my doors in March 2020. (Perfect timing as Covid-19 descended on Los Angeles). I can offer you very competitive rates, and in most cases, I can meet or beat your current rates. As a bonus, I donate a portion of my profits to, The Burrito Project and other local charities.
I have assembled an amazing TEAM of web designers and content providers to help you create or rebrand your website. If you’re a DIY person like me, I can help guide you in the right direction. Also, here’s a link to information regarding how to buy a domain name as well as the newsletter, hosting & email services I use.
I took my first drafting class when I was 14 years old and I have been working in this field for over 20 years. If you’re in need of design services for a new restaurant or bar, these are my favorite projects to design, (most likely, because I love doing research in these establishments). I also enjoy designing custom homes and living spaces for you and your family to live in. These include, room additions, granny flat conversions aka accessory dwelling units aka ADUs and 2nd story additions.
What is the burrito project? In a nutshell, it’s a group of friends who get together and make burritos for the hungry in their community. I’ve been working with the burrito project for over 10 years.
I’m sure you have heard the expression, two left feet. That was me before taking taking dance classes. Now, I’ve been teaching dance classes for over 20 years and specialize in swing dancing & salsa dancing. I can also help you get ready for your first wedding dance.
I started singing in choirs as a teenager and eventually auditioned and was accepted into a local chorale based in Los Angeles. The experience gave me the opportunity to develop and train my voice. I have been working as a church musician & cantor for over 10 years and have had the privilege and honor to sing at many of my friends weddings.
My mother always wanted me to become a priest. Maybe this was a close second? The County of Los Angeles allows friends and family to officiate a wedding. I had been asked by several friends and family members to officiate their wedding for them. After the 3rd wedding I officiated, a friend suggested becoming an ordained minister. I followed their advice and voila, I am now an officially ordained minister.
Am I a wedding planner? No, but I love planning parties and events. I have attended many, many weddings and I’ve provided a thoughtful guide to help you get started in the right direction.
What Else Is Here???
I’ve been told I should have an email list with all the activities I do. I’ll be creating a weekly newsletter soon…
In the meantime, I’ll be listing a lot of my favorite activities and things I find interesting on this website.