Van Nuys, CA United States
Hello there! My name is Alvin.
UCLA Alum (Class of 2011) with a B.A. in Global Studies and a minor in Education.
I love talking about globalization and want to travel the world!
Check out my Adventures blog at http://livingglobally.wordpress.com/.
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Posted by: 1 week agoFilipino-Americans from across the country celebrated the 115th anniversary of the proclamation of Philippine Independence this week with a variety of festivals and parades that brought together community organizers, businesses, and local residents. At the Kalayaan Festival in Los Angeles, the Historic Filipinotown community...
Posted by: 1 month agoOn April 30, 2013, the White House issued a press release by the President of the United States proclaiming May 2013 as Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.Congress first recognized Asian/Pacific American Heritage Week in 1978, before...
Studio City, CA
May 18, 2013 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Posted by: 1 month agoAnthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown recently aired its second episode “Koreatown Los Angeles” on CNN. While primarily focused on Korean-American stories, Bourdain and executive chef of Kogi BBQ Truck Roy Choi enjoyed dessert and sampled main menu items at the Filipino fast food chain Jollibee. On halo-halo, Bourdain remarked, “Dig deep and you hit delicious stratas of red beans...
Posted by: 2 months agoThe Pew Research Center highlighted $66,000 as its Daily Number today in reference to the average median household income of Asian-Americans that were counted in the 2010 Census. Indian-American households made the largest median income at $88,000, followed by Filipino-American households...
Posted by: 2 months agoOn Wednesday evening, Buzzfeed reported an exchange between conservative blogger Michelle Malkin and journalist and activist Jose Antonio Vargas on the topic of illegal immigration, a day after the Associated Press announced that they would no longer use the term "illegal immigrant" to...
Posted by: 3 months agoSIPA (Search to Involve Pilipino Americans) and KYCC (Koreatown Youth and Community Center) held its first sing-off titled “Do You Hear the People Sing?” this past Friday, March 15. The two Los Angeles community-based organizations competed in a musical battle in which members from their respective organizations performed for a packed audience to raise funds for SIPA’s after...
Posted by: 3 months agoPersonal Chef Khristianne Uy came out victorious on the first season of ABC’s The Taste, a competitive reality cooking show in which both amateur and professional cooks were divided into teams led by chefs Anthony Bourdain, Nigella Lawson, Ludo Lefebvre, and Brian Malarkey. Each week, the contestants created a spoonful of food for the judges, who would rate their best and worst dishes in a...