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My Dad, The Retiree

For my entire life, I’ve always known my dad as a working man.

There’s a saying for Filipino Americans in my generation: “If your parents are Filipino, your father is either an engineer, an accountant or in the military.” Being that my father has a degree in chemical engineering, that definitely rings true for me. […]

The No Facebook Experiment : Day 2

No Facebook For A Week: Day 2: Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Text Contacts with FB Friends: 3 Email Contacts with FB Friends: 3 Telephone Contacts with FB Friends: 2 In-Person Contacts with FB Friends: 3

The experiment continues…Still feel some isolation, but it’s not such a big deal. Received a text from one of my […]

The No Facebook Experiment: Day 1

Before I start on the first-day report of the No-Facebook-For-A-Week-Experiment, let me publish my hypothesis, since one of my FB friends texted me and asked me what the hypothesis was.

Actually, I didn’t really have one, this was more of a field study, but if I were to give a “throwing darts in the […]

My Social Networking Experiment: No Facebook For A Week

I’ve decided to do a little experiment.

I will not log into, or use Facebook for an entire week.

LOLWUT?!? Most of you might say. But first of all, I need to clarify a couple things.

First of all, this has absolutely nothing to do with Facebook’s controversial privacy policy, nor am I doing it […]

Pedaling Towards Advocacy

I realized it’s been a while since I’ve been active in the bike advocacy scene, so spurred by a Facebook event invitation, I decided to check out a local meeting for the 4th St. Bike Boulevard’s media campaign for an event on Saturday, July 24.

“The 4th Street Bike Boulevard” is a grassroots-initiated […]

A Saturday of State Senators, Servicing Cycles and Sharrows

Hooray for alliteration! How’s this for a Saturday:

State Senators: Cafe Cedillo

I was invited to a “coffee” event with State Senator Gil Cedillo, as many (but not all) elected officials are apt to do in order to be more in touch with their constituents. It took place at Sabor y Cultura Coffeehouse in Hollywood. […]

Look Ma, I’m On TV!

I was on television today, doing a performance and interview with members of my band, The Soul Barkada. Read all about it in my music blog!

Ito Ang Bayan Ko - 'My Town: Philippines' Night at Dodger Stadium

Well it's isa, dalawa, tatlo strikes you're out at the old ball gaaaame!

Tonight, I not only took in a Dodger game, but partook in some ethnic pride in attending the second “My Town: Philippines” night at Dodger Stadium, where the Boys in Blue played the third and final series game […]

Ain't No Party Like A Karen Bass Party!

U.S. Congress Candidate Karen Bass speaks at her Victory Party in Mid-Wilshire.

My band, Elson and the Soul Barkada, was hired to play at the election night party of California Assembly Speaker Emeritus and U.S. Congress Candidate Karen Bass on Tuesday night at the UTLA headquarters in Mid-Wilshire. We not only wowed the crowd […]