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Stories I Wrote in 2014

October 12, 2016


I’m writing this recap late 2016, a full two years later. But I do think that cataloging the stories I wrote — and I wrote a ton of them! — through the years is a good exercise. So here goes. CBS LA Best Dive Bars In Orange County If you think OC is all about glitzy […]

Is it Art, or is it Fart?

September 26, 2013


Is it a Santiago Bose? From the moment I laid eyes on it, I knew it wasn’t my dad’s. The painting, titled ” Heart Assemblage,” was part of the Leon Gallery auction that will be held on Sept. 28. A giant yellow heart, rising over distant mountains like the sun, framed by ethnic figures. What […]

Jimmie Durham on Santiago Bose

October 31, 2012


An excerpt from the artist Jimmie Durham’s work in This Long Century: I’ve written a poem about the Filipino artist, Santiago Bosé who seemed irresistible to all women and wanted to love them all. SANTIAGO BOSE’S POEM Far in the (not really so cold!) north of Norway But not yet Karasjok where I hope to […]

If You Could Live Anywhere But Here and Now

September 8, 2012


I always used to choose 1980s Baguio. But I think Sebastopol and/or Humboldt in 2012 would be a great place to live in too, if I could get over the cold.

My Husband is a Good Man Who Eats Orange Peels

December 28, 2011


I Miss the Philippines

December 27, 2011


This Week Was Pretty Productive

September 23, 2011


Jah went to Milwaukee to visit relatives without us, so we tried to keep busy. We bought our tickets to the Philippines, got old computers fixed, cleaned out closets, got massages, watched a movie (Moneyball) in a real theater and went to the Prospector for karaoke. I sang “Suedehead” by Morrissey and it’s been in […]

I Can’t Wait to Go Home to Manila

September 21, 2011


Where we will, among other things, watch midgets boxing in clubs.

Filipino Food Makes Me the Most Homesick

September 12, 2011


We went to FPAC this year not to perform or watch our friends’ bands, but to eat. And eat. And eat.

Gang Badoy, Idol

November 1, 2010


Nakilala ko si Gang through an orgmate, about 15 years ago. Mostly my orgmate (who was also her boyfriend at the time) would just talk about her in awe, so I was always like, ‘Sino ba ‘tong Gang na to?’ Later on, I re-met her through Rock Ed. As she says in this interview, “The […]