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The Year that Were: Moments in 2011

December 30, 2011 by


I usually do not celebrate years, I just celebrate moments, but as I look back at this year in anticipation of the next, I found many of note A year of goings, a year of comings In the club or in the car Whether it was V beach, or The Beach I suppose, just like […]

Double-Taking on Religion, Tradition, and Being Filipino on Christmas

December 26, 2011 by


The night before Christmas, Mikey had a bit to drink. A normally calculated, reserved, controlled individual, Mikey was raw, uncalculated, and uncontrolled.  He was adding bitch and the n-g-a word to everything he said.  He was play-punching 13-year old girls.  He was making impressions. One of the impressions was of our dear Tita Ming.  “Tita” […]

I Already Know What This Country’s About: Keeping Your Mouth Shut

December 23, 2011 by


My landlord Gilbert and I were talking about how he used to know a professor from my school.  The professor was a computer scientist with a “hot wife.” Then the hot wife left him.  Professor was sobbing in plain sight for everyone to see. How did he ever meet such a laughable individual? Come to […]

Thinking About the Meaning of Money

December 16, 2011 by


Money is not everything, not having it is – Kanye West If you take care of others, you’ll be taken care of yourself – Johneric Concordia, LA Community Activist I don’t have a lot of money. I’m not quite sure what it is, but I’m always told I need it. I was once told that […]

Micro-UN in Lakewood: Ibrahim’s Approach to Women

December 15, 2011 by


Foot is off the accelerator.  Finally back from the other world called g-school. And back home.  Home being the Micro-United Nations here in Lakewood.  Another story in my series.  For setting go here. With the newfound freedom, I get on a bike ride with my landlord, Gilbert.  He’s been riding his mountain bike, trying to […]

Accountability to Your Words: Where’s Yours, Adam Carolla?

December 14, 2011 by


My college buddy Daniel and I would love to talk shit about people who were completely worthless. People who were only interested in bettering themselves.  People we wanted to punch in the face because they didn’t contribute much to the world. People we knew whom we didn’t care if we ever saw again because they […]

Anthropology vs. Psychology

December 13, 2011 by


Not to make anyone whose educated me look bad, but I honestly could not tell you the difference between Anthropological methods and Psychology methods after I finished my undergrads in ’06. I found myself interested in Psychological Anthro the most because of the classes I took in the Summer of ’05.  In one class, we […]