Every morning is the same.
I wake up with some degree of a migraine, my sleepy eyes have me lookin’ like I’m an Asian Forest Whitaker, and within the first 1 minute of me coming back to life after a late-night bender of Super Smash Bros, I’m already 30 posts deep on Facebook and Google News looking for content to share, commentate, and analyze for my social media page. If I’m on my A-game, I’ll already have the entire day’s worth of content written and scheduled before I even take a lunch. Read More
Maybe this is all my fault. Maybe I shouldn’t have been so impulsive. Maybe if I didn’t watch episode 1, season 1 of ‘Mad Men’ when I was an impressionable 18-year-old I wouldn’t have thought to join the advertising industry in the first place.
Maybe I chose the wrong career. Read More
Maybe it’s too late to turn back.
Maybe I should have been a nurse just like the other good Filipinos.
Waking up at 5:30am is the worst advice. Here's why I stopped following it. Read More
I’m the youngest of four siblings and everyone in my family has been to the Philippines but me. If they weren’t born there, they’ve visited within the last ten years. Tomorrow, after 28 years, I’m hopping on a plane to Manila for the very first time to see if I belong (well, actually, it’s for work so I gotta come back home.) Read More
Just some sage advice from one Asian dude to you younger Asian dudes:
DON'T fall into the trap of obsessing over who Asian girls are dating.
You wanna know how to solve the issue with WMAF? You wanna know the 100% solution to this problem?
Get. A. Fucking. Girlfriend.
And. Mind. Your. Own. Business.
Straight up, that's the answer because guess what? No one cares. Read More
I used to be just like you.
When I was a teenager, I was constantly angry at Asian women. I felt like Asian women dated non-Asian men specifically to irritate us. Asian women -- random ones at the mall, on TV, in my classroom -- would get on my nerves with the way they'd flaunt their white boyfriends like some gaudy designer purse. Eager to shake my philosophical fist in their faces, I vowed to never date Asian women again. I was 17 when I made that promise. Read More
One of the most destructive aspects of anti-Blackness is the belief that Black people always cheat the system. Read More