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Episode 9.5 – Hilaw Pa 2.0…or Siri Is Too Serious

Is there a use for Filipino American holiday?  Is there a way to accommodate bigger and bigger family parties?  Is there a better way to transport stuff to loved ones in the Philippines?  Why, yes, of course!!! The TFAL crew answers all these questions and more in their second installment of Hilaw Pa where we…

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Episode 9 – Love Life of An Asian Guy

On this episode of This Filipino American Life, the TFAL crew talks about their experiences with blogging. Blogspot, Xanga, Livejournal and countless other internet sites were the home to our early 00s thoughts and terrible spoken word poetry.  In this new era of blogging, Facebook has become the home of writing down these thoughts. One…

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Episode 8.5 – Slow Jamz

Play another slow jam, this time make it sweet…a slow jam. Many Filipino Americans love slow jamz, that sweet, loving, largely African American-composed music that dominated late nights on urban radio stations during the 1980s and 1990s.  They made slow jam mix tapes and gave it to girls, they sang them on karaoke, there were…

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Episode 8 – Did you eat yet?: A Conversation with Filipino Kitchen

Nakakaon ka na ba?  Kumain na kayo?  Nangan kan?  Did you eat yet? Ah yes…the question your parents/grandparents/family members ask you as you walk in the door.  Among Filipinos, it’s a more common way to say hello. Food is perhaps the most innate thing that makes us human.  It keeps us alive.  It comforts us. …

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1000 Likes!

Thank you to everyone who has got us to 1000 likes on our Facebook page! We appreciate you so much! Maraming Salamats for being a part of our TFAL podcast journey.

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Episode 7.5 – Happy Pilipinx New Year!

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…

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Bonus Episode – Celebrating Filipino American History Month at FPAC & the LA Greek Theater

Before we say goodbye to 2016, we’ve got one more episode of TFAL to share with all of you!  This past October the TFAL crew talked to some of the artists that were featured at the 25th Annual Festival of Philippine Arts & Culture (FPAC) and at the Filipino American History Month FAHM Celebration at the…

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Episode 7 – Xmas Special…Ang Pasko Ay Sumapit!

TFAL Co-Host Joe in his New Jack Swing gear receiving an Xmas gift from his late uncle, Archimedes Domingo (Tito Meddy), circa 1988. Christmas is coming! (Ang Pasko Ay Sumapit!)  What are your unique Filipino American Christmas traditions?  Do you go to Simbang Gabi…at 7pm?  Do you make parols?  Do you visit the Philippines every…

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Episode 6.5 – Gambling

TFAL Co-Host Elaine at Harrah’s in New Orleans. May the odds be forever in your favor! Maybe you find a slot machine’s bright colors and sounds entertaining, or perhaps you cherish the time you spend with friends on your way to a casino in a free air conditioned bus, or maybe even more simply, it…

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Episode 6 – Post-Election Special

November 8th was arguably one of the most bizarre, most talked about, most Twittered, Facebooked, criticized, fact checked, US presidential elections in history. The results of the election continues to be questioned as Democrats and perhaps some Republicans alike try to make sense of what happened. President-elect Donald Trump’s win (I just threw up a…

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