I’m not your definition of a Filipina role model. I understand but don’t speak Tagalog. I was born in Philippines but couldn’t tell you much about life in the country. I grew up eating ‘adobo,” palabok,’ and ‘pancit,’ but only recently learned the difference between ‘lechon’ and ‘lechon kawali.’ I’ve lived most of my life in Canada where…

Artists are pretty magical. I don’t mean in some illusory way or through any slight of hand work, which probably has it’s place in some instance. I’m talking about the definition of magic in terms of the beautiful and delightful things that are out of the ordinary as well as the extraordinary. One of the…

Artists are pretty magical. I don’t mean in some illusory way or through any slight of hand work, which probably has it’s place in some instance. I’m talking about the definition of magic in terms of the beautiful and delightful things that are out of the ordinary as well as the extraordinary. One of the…

Have you ever tried west coast style frozen custard? If the answer is no, you will have your chance this summer. The style was created by founder of FK: Frozen Custard, Jason Angeles. In 2011, Angeles wanted to re-shape the frozen dessert landscape in the Bay Area with a incomparable Filipino twist. FK was not…

Since 2005, Dori has been a leader at GLIDE, one of San Francisco’s premier human services agencies for the poor and most vulnerable communities. She currently serves as Manager of Special Events, Civic and Social Innovation and is also known as GLIDE’s Chief Fun Officer. She has successfully demonstrated her leadership in the design and…

It’s quite an honor writing about Desi Danganan. This time last year, I finished grad school and was in the throes of working on my creative endeavors and continued working full time. But I was yearning for a project that would allow me to learn about other disciplines and crafts within a community that felt…

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Primo “PJ” Quesada, Jr. is the 30 year-old vice president of marketing for Ramar Foods International Corporation. His father Primo Sr. started the company over 40 years ago and now the family looks to the future as they begin exploring the next chapter in their business. Ramar aims to expand their business beyond the kitchens…

From sari-sari stores to selling handmade goods to creating million dollar brands, Filipinos have always had an entrepreneurial spirit. Some of that spirit was lost during the “Brain Drain” of the Philippines during the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s where thousands of professionals left their homeland for the US in search of better opportunity. Many of…

A couple of years ago, I learned about San Francisco-based comedienne, performing artist, writer, and producer Kat Evasco. I remember stepping into a Bindlestiff studio, a community-based performing arts venue dedicated to showing emerging Filipino American and Filipino artists, to watch a production Evasco had co-written with her long time collaborator, John Caldon. Mommy Queerest…

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