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    ISANG TIKBALANG KA LANG: A CRITIQUE PAPER By: Izelle Josef Li of ABM 11 This paper critiques the short story, titled “Isang Tikbalang Ka Lang,” from the book “Wag Lang Di Makaraos” by Filipino writer, Eros S. Atalia. Atalia grew up in Cavite City. He got his Bachelor’s Degree on Secondary Education major in Filipino at the Philippine Normal University in 1996 and got his Master’s Degree on Arts in Language and Literature at De La Salle University – Manila in 2008. His poem “Maririing Tusok…

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    In Howard Ramos’s article “It Was Always There? Looking for Identity in All the (Not) So Obvious Places,” Ramos explores identity and to what extent his own cultural identity is defined by himself as well as by others. As a first generation Filipino-American with immigrant parents, I can relate to Ramos’s questioning of his and his father’s heritage and how it can affect the ways people label them. Especially in the modern age of technology where people are able to judge others’ images, faces,…

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    Different Country Same Language Growing up and understanding one language was never an issue, but when the day comes from when you have to move to a different country, where in that country the language you known primarily is not the main language. How the experience of having a language barrier among the people around you can cause such difficulty. From America to the Philippines was the realization of the importance of communication. When I was growing up my parents always speak to me in…

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    Filipino Identity Essay

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    During the rapid-research I choose to research about the Filipino Community in Los Angeles because I lived close to Chinatown. I was very involved with the Chinatown Business District and participated in many cultural events. The continued efforts to display and promote Chinese culture within the Chinese community serves as a constant reminder of their origins and identity. Historic Filipino-town district in Los Angeles, California was officially established by the city on August 2, 2002. The…

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    embody what we call the American dream of success and prosperity in life. It was through this dream that Filipino Americans sought to acquire and accomplish throughout their ongoing struggle within the years before and after World War II. The population of the United States as a whole is one that is vast and truly diverse. In a California town of Stockton (dubbed “Little Manila” by the Filipino community), this diversity was truly making a precedent and growing quite rapidly. A rapid influx of…

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    Race is complicated for us Asian Americans. We aren’t as disadvantaged as some races, yet we also aren’t as privileged as others. On one hand, we face harsh racial criticism. Asian Americans are perpetually seen as foreigners. Many White Americans often ask Asian Americans, “Where are you from?” or, in other words, “Why don’t you look like me?” The world is taught to believe that White Americans are the default Americans, and that the rest are outsiders. Asian Americans are not outsiders. Asian…

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    Homa Masaharu

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    in taking over the Americans, and Filipinos on a 65-mile Death March, from the Southern end of the Bataan Peninsula, all the way to San Fernando (Networks, 2016). This took place several hours right after the…

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    Filipino Labor

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    understand the labor dynamics of what Filipino immigrants faced in the United States, we have to retract to earlier history between the formation of the United States and Philippine relationship. In 1898 after Spain surrendered the Philippines to the United States, President McKinley issued the Benevolent Assimilation program “…which promised that the Americans came as friends and not as conquerors” (Mabalon 29). This eventually opened the gates of Filipino migration to the United States. With…

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    understand in his point of view, he don’t want Filipinos to revolt yet, because he knew that this will not succeed. But on the other hand, I think that he supported it on his own ways. He wanted Filipinos to be free, one of the reason why he build the group “La liga Filipina, it’s because he wanted too, to revolt but I think he is still waiting for the right time, that is why he didn’t agreed into revolving. He think that the resources of the Filipino is not enough, that we cannot win the fight…

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    english, “Good morning to all of you.” Before we start, may I ask how many in here enjoys eating Filipino food? And from those hands raising, how many knows how to cook some Filipino food? (Insert to the audience) You may or may not be a Filipino but if you know and love eating Filipino foods especially using your bare hands to eat it, is close to being one of them because this is one of the Filipinos’ trademark for they are known to be food lovers. I was born here in Saipan but had spent my 9…

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