Cultural differences between the West and Asia, from the mundane to the divine.
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.
Donna Miscolta and I did an interview after the publication of her first book (Signal 8 Press, 2011), a novel dealing with a Filipino’s immigration to the United Sates and his subsequent family life in Southern California. The interview is available on this website, The Author of When the de la Cruz Family Danced. There’s also an accompanying video. The opening story in her newly released story collection, Hola and Goodbye (Carolina Wren Press, November 2016), recently appeared online in Kweli Journal.“Lupita and the Lone Ranger” depicts a telling event in the life of a Mexican immigrant to California. Click …
A Filipina married to an American and living in Korea talks about cultural differences between her own culture and her husband’s.
A Filipina married to an American and living in Korea talks about her experience getting jobs as a singer and an administrative assistant. She also talks about the hassles of getting married at the US Embassy in Seoul.
Part two of the memoir (1960-84) deals with the third and fourth trips to Europe, marriage, divorce, graduate school and preparation for teaching in Asia.
This is the first part of a memoir on living abroad and in the United States. It deals with my life from 1949 to 1960.
This is a 2013 interview with Filipino-American writer Lysley Tenorio about his short story collection “Monstress” as well as his creative process. Each of these eight stories has a satisfying fullness, and the collection has a novel-like breadth. It really dives into the Filipino-American cultural divide, particularly on an emotional level.
In this 2012 interview, an American engineer traces the feelings and beliefs which led him to becoming a happy middle-aged expat, despite being held in the Philippines against his will.
This is a 2011 interview with Donna Miscolta, author of “When the de la Cruz Family Danced,” a recently published novel about immigration from the Philippines and life in Southern California.