When I was a volunteer of the I-Hotel Manilatown Center a few years ago, I met many students from around the world and I had the privilege of teaching them Manilatown history, as well as collaborating with local student organizations. Out of these many collaborations and events, I met a young Rocky Garcia, who was... Continue Reading →


Endangered Species, Enduring Values: SF Anthology

Both "Shaking Earth," and "Friscopinos & the Native Immigrant," are now published in Endangered Species, Enduring Values: An Anthology of San Francisco Area Writers & Artists of Color, curated by Shizue Seigel. It's a blessing to be included in this collection of San Francisco heart and soul, full of stories that happen at the intersections... Continue Reading →

Podcast Feature on

In late February, I was invited to be a guest on podcast, to share my writing, community work, and thoughts on my role on the Native Immigrant team. In the first half, we talk family, HIGH TIDES, my cultural and ethnic identity, student organizing at SF State, and community involvement. In the second half,... Continue Reading →

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