Articles in the category Stories (97)

They were the summers of my youth, the summers of life. I started working in Alaska in 1966 when I was just finishing my twenty-first year. When I came home to San Francisco just before the Fall to start school again, I was a father. That was my first year in Alaska. It would be fourteen more consecutive summers before I would see what would become my final trip to South Naknek in Bristol Bay, the salmon goldmine of the world.
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Published on 28/02/2019 by Papagei
Categories: Communities, Lifestyle, Stories
Tags: Alaska, Alaskero, Salmon
This actually happened to me. It was such a traumatic experience; so much so that for 37 years, I’ve shared this with only a select few. I finally had the courage to talk about it last August 2017 at the Assumption College Alumnae Triennial Reunion in New York where I was one of the guest speakers. I was asked to talk about my life, how I got to where I am today, and who were the “angels or wings” that helped me along the way, and how I managed to stay airborne.
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Published on 30/09/2018 by Papagei
Categories: Documentary, People, Stories
Tags: NBI, thriller
On the morning of October 26, 2015 some 700 indigenous peoples from Mindanao arrived at the University of the Philippines in Diliman to a rousing welcome from a huge crowd of supporters. Wearing their native costumes, the Lumad people were in a caravan called “Manilakbayan” that had traveled from Surigao City to Eastern Visayas and then had crossed over to Luzon to highlight their call to stop human rights violations in various Lumad communities.
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Published on 29/03/2018 by Papagei
Categories: People, Stories
Tags: indigenous, Mindanao, people
The fortnightly broadside magazine of the Philippine Propaganda Movement in Spain “La Solidaridad” was edited by Marcelo H del Pilar, 1889-1892. The magazine was anti-friar, but it carried news about the Philippines, such as some articles on the Spanish Cortes’ deliberations regarding the “Ultramar,” the colonies outside of Spain, e.g., Las Islas Filipinas. It also published political treatises by Ferdinand Blumentritt, Jose Rizal, Mariano Ponce, Graciano Lopez Jaena and others.
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Published on 17/03/2018 by Papagei
Categories: Stories
Tags: Kiss, Rizal
In an historic faceoff, a Tausug headcloth dialogues with a Mondrian abstraction at the Asian Art Museum’s “GORGEOUS” show. The exhibition showcasing exceptional artworks from the collections of Asian Art Museum and SFMOMA, challenges preconceptions of what constitutes “gorgeous.”
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Published on 17/03/2018 by Papagei
Categories: Arts, Stories
Tags: art, Museum, Tausug, Textile
As one of the few American freelancers in the Philippines, I thought it was my duty to get down there and work. I got myself onto a C-130 military cargo plane and flew from Manila to Zamboanga, crowded into the hull with 150 soldiers leaning on their rifles. When we landed, I hitched a ride in the back of a rumbling military jeep and was dropped off at the hotel where some local journalists were waiting in the lobby.
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Published on 17/03/2018 by Papagei
Categories: People, Stories
Tags: Selling, story
My husband has invited three Filipino coworkers and their wives to dinner. That means we will be eight people total. I have been prepping and cooking for two days. Butternut squash bisque. Grilled salmon. Baby bok choy. Sesame honey chicken wings. Roasted eggplant and tomatoes. Steamed rice. Chocolate cake. Mango bars. Tea and coffee.
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Published on 17/03/2018 by Papagei
Categories: Stories
Tags: Feeding, Filipino
I recently found myself preparing for a ceremony that’s mandatory prior to building a house in the Philippines. Our contractor and architect gave me a list of prerequisites—the most propitious day and hour to break ground, a white-feathered native chicken to be slaughtered as a peace-offering, and a shovel for the first ceremonial dig.
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Published on 17/03/2018 by Papagei
Categories: Stories
Tags: beliefs, Beyond