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Meet the Writer Behind the Blog Halo-Halo, Mix-Mix

Meet the Writer Behind the Blog Halo-Halo, Mix-Mix

Meet the Writer Behind the Blog Halo-Halo, Mix-Mix   Hey everyone! Deborah here from Halo-Halo, Mix-Mix. For those of you that don’t know me, I am a Filipino American writer and blogger (and the creator of this blog). I’ve been running HHMM for about 3 years now as a passion project and I absolutely love it! Side note: While I am half Filipino, I was raised in an American household and for most of my life I felt pretty clueless…

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What’s Your Crazy? – Confessions of a Peace Corps Volunteer

What’s Your Crazy? - Confessions of a Peace Corps Volunteer Today is the 5th anniversary of the day I left America. I had decided to join Peace Corps after experiencing one of those life moments where you feel like you could do anything. The world was calling and nothing would hold me back from following my heart. Sitting in the L.A. airport after a whirlwind Peace Corps volunteer orientation, I tried to joke around with some of the other volunteers,…

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you've imagined.”

Southern California Writers’ Conference 2016

  Southern California Writers’ Conference San Diego, CA Great news! I have officially registered for the Southern California Writers’ Conference (SCWC)! It will take place February 12-14, 2016 in San Diego, CA. I’m excited I don’t have to travel far; the conference venue is literally a mile from my house! If you're a writer and interested in attending, you can check out the Southern California Writers Conference website site here. [pullquote]“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the…

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Tiny Teasers – Mountains Upon Mountains

  Tiny Teasers - Mountains Upon Mountains It’s about time for another book teaser! I’ve been writing and editing like crazy during the Holiday “down time” and I wanted to share a little taste of what I’ve been working on. For those of you not yet familiar with my story, I was a Peace Corps volunteer who was placed in the Philippines from 2011-2014. I lived there for three years working on youth and family community outreach programs. Such an…

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Living Out Your Passion – Let’s Do this 2016!

It’s official. My New Years writing resolutions have been set. This is the year I’ll be finishing my book and submitting it to an agent. I have a good solid draft done and have been working on the editing process. [pullquote]"If you are lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it." ~ John Irving[/pullquote] Writing this book has been an exhilarating process for me that has allowed me to…

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Tiny Teaser – What is a “Filipino American?”

Right now I’m supposed to be writing a research paper, not writing on my blog. You can see where my priorities lie… Anyways, it’s Tiny Teaser time with a new excerpt from my Philippines Peace Corps memoir. This time the book teaser theme is: “Filipino American Identity.” When I was living in the Philippines I found that I usually presented a confusing puzzle to most Filipinos. I didn’t fit into the typical mold of what an American looked like. I…

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