March 31, 2017

In a way, I feel movies are like history books.  The information we receive depends on the writers and what they deem to be pertinent pieces of information to keep on record. But, this may not always reflect what truly happened as vital pieces of information may have b...

March 18, 2017

This concept of people not seeing me for who I am has affected the way I carry and define myself.  I was born to an Irish mother and a Filipino father, but I don't look like either.  I can pass for white, but never Filipino.  I identify as a woman of color, but I&#...

March 13, 2017

I recently took a serious Buzzfeed quiz that said my taste in bread would reveal a deep truth about myself - mainly because I love bread and wanted to look at the pictures. After choosing sourdough, everything bagels, Olive Garden breadsticks, and many other leavened m...

March 10, 2017

LA really can be the place where your dreams come true.  But, what if they don’t?  What if I’m one of the countless, bright-eyed souls who had big dreams and big hopes… And that was it.  What if my dreams never become more than those blissful images and moments I repla...

March 8, 2017

Fear is debilitating.  It was the main cause of my reluctance to make the big move from my secure life in the Bay Area to a new, foreign place.  It sounds ridiculous when I think about it.  Why was I so scared?  It was the same damn state for Christ's sake.  Only 4.5 h...

March 6, 2017

Trip down memory lane.  A 30-year long memory lane.  I can’t believe it has been 2 years since we moved from the Bay.  While we were exploring downtown San Jose, we drove past my old workplace.  8 years.  It took me 8 years and my fellow dreamer, my husb...

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