Browsing All Posts published on »November, 2009«

Filipino Male Role Models in the Present Day: Manny Pacquiao!

November 16, 2009 by


It’s a different day than what I experienced as a kid. This is a day of high interconnectivity, instant and constant information from just about any source.  I’m not just restricted to the TV and/or the newspapers to see what’s big.  Today its google, blogs, tweets, message boards, UStream, youtube feeding me information about any […]

Are the Individual Cognitive Tendencies towards Centers Universal?

November 14, 2009 by


We have a much clearer idea of what it is to follow scientists and engineers in action. We know that they do not extend “everywhere” as if there existed a Great Divide between the universal knowledge of the Westerners and the local knowledge of everyone else, but instead that they travel inside narrow and fragile […]

A Cognitive Ethnography of Math Skill Atrophy and Anxiety

November 7, 2009 by


The De-Valuing of My Math Skill So I used to be pretty good at math in high school. Got an A in Freshman Algebra. Skeeted by with B+’s in Honors Geometry. Then I took Honors Algebra II…and was consistently scoring the lowest in class. Never felt like I belonged, like I was a pretender. To […]

Conrado Baylon Fiel: My Filipino Male Role Model Growing Up!

November 2, 2009 by


When I was 9 years old, I knew that unless it was news-related or on Filipino news, it was a bit of a pipe dream to see Filipinos regularly on television, magazines, or newspapers. It was as if no one knew my race and ethnicity existed, though I did see a lot of them in […]