#coloryourtroublesaway is collaborating with AAPI Dialogues at UCLA this May. Perfect for #apahm #apahm2017! Join us for lunch time stress relief on Tuesday, May 16 & 23 at 12pm. Location will be announced closer to the event!
A year ago I was on a journey with Grace Chikui. Little Tokyo, a neighborhood I frequent often, became something new. I learned how to navigate Little Tokyo through Grace's shoes. I'm so excited to share this work with everyone. You can all walk with Grace through the video below.
Shot and produced in March 2016, WALKING WITH GRACE is a short 360º video documentary that highlights Little Tokyo places and streets through the perspective of Grace Chikui, a blind woman and long-time resident.
To enrich the 360º experience, the project team recorded the environment with a Soundfield ambisonic microphone and mixed the spatial audio with TwoBigEars' workflow (now Facebook 360's Spatial Workstation).
WALKING WITH GRACE had its world premiere at the LA Asian Pacific Film Festival in April 2016; as part of the program, INTERACTIVE LITTLE TOKYO!
WALKING WITH GRACE is a production presented by FORM follows FUNCTION and Visual Communications, with VR Direction and Spatial Audio App/Design by Vicki Huang.
The WALKING WITH GRACE team would like to thank everyone that helped this project; especially our Crowdrise donors:
Dodge & Ging
t-kay san juan
Tito Boboy & Tita Myrna
and our donors who preferred to be listed as Anonymous =)
Happy Pi Day!
For as much as I make fun of Mike and Valley Twin Joe about their use of puns, I will admit I am a fan of things pun-tastic. On one of our last trips to the Griffith Park Observatory I bought a 3.14 Pi shirt with the intention of wearing it today. Sadly I forgot to put it on this morning. However I did not forget to stop by the grocery store to pick up a pie for work! Apple pie, Ready Whip, and then some miscellaneous snacks. Those Smash Mallow Cinnamon Churro things are dangerous. And I can never resist a Rice Krispy Treat. I blame Tita Nenette. She would make them all the time when I was a kid and now whenever I see home made Rice Krispy Treats in stores I can't resist!
A classic Disney throwback!
For a long time I worked with students in the STEM field. Science and Math jokes were a way of life. And while I am not a math wiz, I do appreciate Pi Day!
Even my new Senator is getting in on the fun!
TREE TRUNKS! Love this Cartoon Network Pi Pun!
That's some spiffy baking work on this Pi-e!
Even the NHL is getting in on this!
What are your favorite Pi puns? Can you recite Pi? How far can you go? Whatever you do today, enjoy a slice of Pi!
These came in last night. #shortflagsdocu continues! Was #shortflags #pepflags #flaggies #twirling a part of your life? Are you Filipino American? Eseel & I want to meet you!
Start your week right! Mini #tfalpodcast episode 9.5 is up! Share your half baked ideas with us on Facebook, twitter, email, or leave us a voicemail 805.394.TFAL.
Yesterday was Diggin Sunday + Color Your Troubles Away. It was a much needed reprieve from the chaos around us. Having the chance to hang out with folks at Tribal Cafe while we listened to music, colored & crafted, ate delicious bowls and sandwiches was a healing afternoon.
For folks who missed out Color Your Troubles Away will be back in March!
New for Maganda March: CYTA Opportunity Drawing!
CYTA partners with local small businesses to foster a space built around connecting community and creativity. Enter the opportunity drawing for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to The Park’s Finest! Proceeds from ticket sales will go towards Fil Am Arts.
$5 for 1 ticket
$12 for 3 tickets
CYTA Opportunity Drawing winners will be announced on Tuesday, March 28th. Winners will be contacted via email. Winners do not need to be present to win. Please note opportunity drawing payment may not be tax deductible, since you are receiving an item for an opportunity drawing payment. Check with your tax person if there is a inquiring as to its tax deductibility.
Buy tickets here: CYTA Opportunity Drawing
Many thanks to The Park's Finest for providing their space for Maganda March!
This past Saturday we joined our fellow Angelenos and convened on Downtown Los Angeles for the Women's March. To be honest, I wasn't sure if I was going to attend this march. Leading up to Saturday many friends had been making plans to march. There was even sign making station at a potluck party that we go to every January. These conversations were happening around me and yet I did not know if I would go.
What changed for me was the inauguration. I had been so wrapped up in figuring out how to the latest episode of This Filipino American Life (Episode 8: Did you eat yet?) that I was able to ignore all the news. But then the memes began to flood my feed and it became unavoidable. Cheeto Prezidon't Voldemort ignored his wife, said an oath, and began an attempt at governance.
I have been operating with a low key sense of dread. It's an awful feeling that I am constantly combatting and am being vigilant to give myself space for self care before I fall into a manic state of depression. This is not me being overly dramatic. As I have written in the past about my battles with depression.
Being at the Women's March lifted my spirits. There were times where folks made it known that this was their first march where I wondered "where were you before?" This city has had numerous marches for immigration, black lives matter, and Filipino American Veterans. I will remain hopeful that folks who attended these marches take next steps to do work.
There is work to be done. There will always be work to be done. Valerie Kaur gave an amazing speech that puts into words the hope I am trying to carry with me.
"What if this darkness is not the darkness of the tomb – but the darkness of the womb?"
Need a distraction from the current presidential news cycle? Take a listen to the latest episode of This Filipino American Life! We talk food with Sarahlynn Pablo of Filipino Kitchen!
I share more stories about how my family lied to me about certain Filipino foods. And by lied I mean push their preferences for Sinigang made with fish (yuck) and Tortang Talong not being made with ground beef (double yuck).
I'm happy to announce the return of Color Your Troubles Away! 2017 is the year of Get Shit Done. Collaborating with community folks motivates me on getting CYTA done! Quite excited to be joining the Diggin' Sunday family on providing the coloring meditation while they provide everyone with the vinyl melodies to help soothe, inspire, and motivate our minds.
Color Your Troubles Away + Diggin Sunday
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Sunday, January 29th, 1-5pm
Tribal Cafe 1651 W. Temple St., Historic-Filipinotown 90026
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