WHAT BLACK HISTORY MONTH MEANS TO THIS FILIPINO AMERICAN

When I was growing up, I never felt like I fully belonged anywhere. As a half-white, half-Filipino American who very much appears mixed race, my ethnicity was constantly interrogated. Friends, acquaintances, teachers, coaches, and even the occasional stranger would ask, “What are you?” or “Where are you from?” I understand that (in most cases) there … Continue reading WHAT BLACK HISTORY MONTH MEANS TO THIS FILIPINO AMERICAN

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MY TOP 14 BOOKS OF 2014

Happy New Year, friends! I hope it was as good a reading year for you as it was for me. I read about 70ish books on this trip around the sun, and of those, here were my 14 favorites: 14. THE WALKING DEAD (vol. 20/21) by Robert Kirkman. Some pretty crazy action in there. 13. … Continue reading MY TOP 14 BOOKS OF 2014

REVIEW: WE HAVE ALWAYS LIVED IN THE CASTLE

If you grew up in the U.S., you probably read "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson. What you probably don't know is that Jackson wrote a few novels, as well. One that I had been hearing great things about for a while but only recently got around to reading is WE HAVE ALWAYS LIVED IN THE … Continue reading REVIEW: WE HAVE ALWAYS LIVED IN THE CASTLE