An Australian describes teaching English in language schools in Taiwan and Japan, followed years later by teaching at a Japanese high school.
I first heard Ryan play the keyboard at Tago Jazz Café in Metro Manila, where he performed with his trio and with other groups, then later at the Ayala Museum. His work made me an instant fan, I think in part because of our love of Keith Jarrett, who speaks of improvising one note at a time. Ryan and I share a common view of inspiration, or, as my favorite music critic, Alan Rich, wrote decades ago in New York magazine, “I am neither a church-goer nor an atheist, and the reason I am not the latter can be …
This is a look at the sixth anniversary of a Filipino soup kitchen with interviews with its founder, his wife and a volunteer.
In this interview, one American talks about being a tenured professor at a Japanese university, and another about her memories as a tenured professor at a Korean university. Both are good.
This is an interview with an American who fell for a Filipina only to discover that she was already married and planned to take him to court for his money. This happened twice.
This is an interview with Filipina musician Jireh Calo about her experience studying at the Berklee School of Music in Boston, one of the world’s best conservatories for jazz.
The author/editor of “Trailblasian” offers her own work experience–and frustrations many of us are familiar with–along with understanding of intercultural dynamics.
“Trailblasian” is a collection of seventeen trail-blazing black women telling their own stories about living in East Asia. .The book–and this author/editor interview–show us the ups and downs of the Asia experience from a fresh perspective.
Susan Quimpo’s book “Subversive Lives” discusses the activities of her activist family during the Marcos martial law period. After the international edition came out, she made a book tour in the US, speaking with audiences of mostly Filipino-Americans about the Marcos period as well as the current situation with Duterte and the extra-judicial killings. This is an account of that discussion.
In this interview Ruth compares the health care she received as a pregnant woman and new mother in Japan with the experience of her friends in Australia.