Happy 2017 TFAL pans!
For some of us, 2016 left bad tastes in our collective mouths and 2017 couldn’t come any sooner. Though the world is a bit more uncertain than ever, we can hope that the new year will bring more good than bad, more prosperity than scarcity, and more laughter than tears.
Along with a new year, comes new resolutions, new beginnings, and at times, new identities. Among these is a new way of describing ourselves. The term “Pilipinx” has emerged over the last few years as a new nomenclature for Filipino. We’re not sure of its exact origins, but can we assume it came from progressive college students.
Recalling the old P/Filipino debates of yesteryear, we discuss “Pilipinx” in this episode – its intention, its promise, and its utility. And of course, we discuss our unique Filipino American New Year’s traditions. Start off the new year right and fill your ears with TFAL!