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March 26, 2011 2:00 am to March 27, 2011 8:00 pm
Posted by: 2 years agoManilaStar Events, the group that produced Pin@ypalooza 2011, appropriately has the motto “Believe In The Dream”. The dream to show that Pilipino and Asian artists in Chicago have noteworthy talent, and fans who cannot be ignored. While the first Pin@ypalooza may have been viewed as a fluke or a one-and-done event by some, ManilaStar’s continued events throughout the year...
Posted by: 2 years agoIn mid-2009, Kevin Nadal published the first book on Pilipino American psychology, “Filipino American Psychology: A Handbook of Theory, Research, and Clinical Practice”. The afterword of that book, along with two of its chapters, were written by E.J. David, a Philippine-born Alaskan who earned his Doctoral Degree in Clinical/Commuity Psychology at the University of Illinois at...
February 20, 2011 1:00 am to 5:00 am
Posted by: 2 years agoThis trip to the Philippines belonged to my father. My sister, Lola, and I all knew this. He booked the tickets in summer, had balikbayan boxes packed in fall, and had even packed my luggage (much to my annoyance) in winter before the trip. He moved from the Philippines while he was a late teenager, and he – along with my sister and I - hadn’t been back in thirteen years. His only...
Posted by: 2 years agoBy this time next week, I will be in the Philippines for the first time since 1997. I’m at the point where I’ve now spent half of my life without going back. I really only remember a few things from that trip: seeing my great grandma Emily, spending Christmas sick in bed, and hearing Dreamhouse’s version of “Sha La La” everywhere. This trip will be a lot different...
Posted 2 years agoHey BakitWhy.com-ers, In about three weeks I leave for the Philippines for two and a half weeks, and will be overseas for Christmas and New Year’s. Here are some basic facts about me: • I haven’t been back to the Philippines in thirteen years. • I don’t speak any Pilipino apart from the usual familial names, body parts, and food dishes. • Also – I don’t plan on learning Pilipino in the next...
Posted 2 years ago2010 has been a great year, I think. Okay, honestly, it flew by...my 2010 is blending with '09 and '08 in my memories, and if it wasn't for Facebook albums, I'd probably have no idea what happened this year specifically. So now I'll flip to page 25 and start working my way backwards. This year, I'm thankful for... not having to cover an event by myself anymore being a part of the foodie...