I admittedly know little about Larry Itliong, except for when a strong professor I met while at the Smithsonian and teaches at SF State made sure I left knowing about Larry Itliong. She’s even quoted in this article that talks about Itliong’s role in the grape strikes of the 60s. He’s been greatly forgotten in among the big name of Cesar Chavez. “In popular culture, it’s seen as a Chicano movement, not as the multiethnic alliance that it actually was,” said Dawn Bohulano Mabalon, an associate professor of history at San Francisco State University. (NY Times – Larry Itliong)
Filipino food isn’t what New York is known for at all. Among the many cuisines, the Sinigang isn’t given much props. But here’s a guide that highlights different spots around town. This makes us hungry, and in LA? Someone needs to make a list like this. (asianjournal - Filipino food guide)
Fil-Am History Month! An entire month?! There’s an Asian American Heritage Month that is national, but the city of Chicago is throwing down a month for Filipino Americans. What will they do in October? Did you know Filipino Americans is the second largest Asian group in the US?
Yingluck Shinawatra is on the front page as well, elected as the first Thailand Prime Minister. At 43, and the younger sibling of a controversial PM who was ousted via the military, claims she’s her own person and not a puppet, but it seems like she’s not. It depends what you read. But some say she’s good looking, and in this photo she is, but then some say, nooooo via other photos! (CNN - Yingluck Shinawatra) Yeah, it made it to the front page of CNN too. Love the aqua polo shirt, and the right handed punches by the female mayor who has some biceps. (CNN – Video) Yeah, it’s a slow news day for sure. The last...