Half a year after the 1989 Tiananmen Square Uprising, Harriet Adams, a graduate student doing research on the student movements in China and Korea, gave a talk on the pro-democracy movement to members of the Royal Asiatic Society—Korea Branch. It was a well put-together, impassioned but academically correct lecture. It made me very curious about the personal story behind the footnotes, particularly as I couldn’t help but noticing the affection Harriet and her Chinese husband clearly had for each other. Harriet agreed to an interview, which took place a few weeks later in her room near her university. “Both of …
This is a 2011 interview about training call center employees in the Philippines, particularly on how their English pronunciation can be made more neutral.
In the second part of this 2011 interview, journalist Ana Santos talks about being a single parent in a country without divorce, her work with other solo parents and her support for the wives and children of Filipino enlisted men who were killed or incapacitated in the line of duty.
This interview with Filipina journalist Ana Santos focuses on her interest in preventing unintended pregnancies and the spread of HIV-AIDS in the Philippines.
This is a re-post satirizing arguments put forward against the Filipino Reproductive Health Bill, now being hotly debated.
This is an interview with the president of Filipino Freethinkers and the first of a series on a bill which could make birth control, other health services and education available in the Philippines, reducing poverty by cutting back on the population explosion.
This is an interview with the Filipina author of “Astigirl:A Grown Girl Living on Her Own Terms.” Tweet Sering discusses her experience striving for her independence in Philippine society, particularly with regard to her writing, her parents, a boyfriend, and herself.
An American musician talks about performing folk songs in China and learning the traditional Chinese music called “Nanguan” or “Nanyin.”
Iloilo in the Philippines is famous for its food. This is an account of some food sampling there followed by two Pinoy recipes.
An Englishman, formerly a currency trader working in Singapore, tells of coming to the Philippines, losing his money, selling fruit, losing more money and working in the fruit market as it began its decline.