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Episode 12.5 – Reflections on “My Family’s Slave” and Katulong Culture

Most of us have read “My Family’s Slave” on the Atlantic, written by the late Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Alex Tizon.  The article saddened us, angered us, and confused us.  What’s to make of the story of Eudocia Pulido, aka Lola, who toiled her whole life against her will and without pay for a family that wasn’t…

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Pogi Pose Picks!

TFAL loves a pogi pose as you can see by all the awesome pogi-ness below. In preparation for our Happy Birthday TFAL party we asked TFALers to send us their pogi pose. Here are the top 3 pogistas! Kid Heroes Filmmaker Patricio Ginelsa’s adorable son Logan rocking a baby pogi pose. Much love to Francis, Strela, and…

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Episode 12 – Chef’s Choice: A conversation with Chef Dale Talde

  If you’ve been listening to the show you’ll know that we love food at This Filipino American Life.  We love talking about it in our personal life, with strangers, and on the podcast.  TFAL resident reality checker Gerlie and graphic designer Vince join us for a bit as we share our favorite Filipino restaurants….

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Bonus Episode – Flip The Record with TFAL

On this bonus episode of TFAL Elaine and Producer Mike talk to director Marie Jamora, producer Jason McLagan, and actor Michael Rosete from the short film Flip the Record. The one line synopsis is: In this 1980s coming-of-age story set to pulsing hip-hop music, a Filipino-American teen discovers her identity through a budding talent for turntablism. However…

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Episode 11.5 – Palo!

Photo credit: Ted Visaya Design “You want palo??” If you grew up in a Filipino household, you probably know what the word palo means. Palo, a Tagalog word that means spank, which derived from the Spanish word palo or stick (those colonizers yo!), is a form of punishment used to discipline misbehaving children. To a kid, hearing that…

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Pogi Pose Contest!

Pogi pose is a go to staple for us at TFAL. In celebration of our one year anniversary, we’re doing a pogi contest! Show us your pogi pose on Instagram with the hashtag #pogipose and #tfalpodcast from now until May 8th. We’ll pick the top 3 pogi posers and highlight them on our blog! For inspiration…

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SAVE THE DATE!

Happy Birthday TFAL! We made it to one year! Join us & help us celebrate a year of air horns, half baked ideas, and stories that have made us and you giggle. There will be bbq. There will be beers. There will be (possibly) karaoke. Saturday, May 13th 8pm-Midnight Many thanks to the homies at…

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Episode 11 – Undocumented Filipinos

As Filipino Americans, we all know or know of someone in our lives who is undocumented.  That one uncle who left his family in the Philippines.  That one auntie who’s always “fixing her papers.”  That one friend who doesn’t leave the house very often.  According to various statistical computations, Filipinos who are undocumented in the…

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Episode 10.5 – TV Party

On this mini episode we talk TV! What were your favorite TV shows growing up? As 80s babies we rehash our love of Saturday morning cartoons, Saved By The Bell, and A-Team. Do you remember Ernie Reyes Jr on Sidekicks? Or are you a fan of TJ Perkins on WWE? What would a Filipino American…

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Episode 10 – Filipinos in the Nursing Industry

Are you a nurse?  Do you know someone or are you related to someone in the nursing field? (Hahaha…of course you do!).  Ever wonder why there are so many Filipino nurses in the United States? The statistics are astonishing.  According to Aaron Terrazas and Jeanne Batalova from the Migrant Policy Institute, nearly one of every…

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