This was a tribute to Artist Al Robles, whose Filipino Identity was woven into his art although he never ever made it to the Philippines. This mini-documentary explores a tribute trip to the Philippines to connect with a homeland that
NPR did this story in 2009. Everything in my title seems wrong. First, why is Stimulus money going toward Filipino WWII Vets? Why $198 Million? Why Filipinos? and why now? (more than a half century later)
I saw the embedded video about Imelda Marcos earlier this year. Through it, I was able to learn more about modern Filipino people in general. Many Filipino people share the same idealism that is just like hers. I think it’s really just not
My Mother hates Mexicans she thinks she’s better than all of them for some reason. She hates my husband, screamed out of the top of her lungs that he is Mexican trash. That Mexicans are dirty and lazy. Shame. If she only knew that the
As we memorialize the dead who have sacrificed for the USA, it’s also important to keep our promises to the living who have sacrificed for our freedom, both here and abroad. It’s a long time coming for the Filipinos who fought alongside
One day I would hope it becomes Painting a Picture with a Thousand Voices, if not a Million. In my personal quest to piece the patches of Filipino history scattered about in the world, I’ll start detailing what I learn from just the
Sometimes life flips you upside down and you have to take a hiatus. That was the case for me. But now I’m back. And I’m refocused. Here’s how this thing’ll go. Passthequilt will serve a repository of opinion and experience. It’s open
The reason for this site is not so much for me to dictate, but for discourse to take place. Everyone can submit something, even under the vail of anonymity. The idea is the display of ideas and experiences. read more...
Congratulations to Manny Pacquiao for his stoppage of Cotto. Cotto, was dropped in the 3rd and 4th, but it almost looked like a KO wasn’t going to happen as Cotto was satisfied to retreat for the last three rounds hoping for a one blow KO
November 9, PasstheQuilt launches to the public. It’s a platform for Filipinos to share their vast experiences and opinions and up to them to keep the conversation alive. Participate and spread the word. read more...