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

December 6, 2018

Meet the Writer Behind the Blog Halo-Halo, Mix-Mix
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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 when it came to knowledge of Filipino culture. I didn’t always associate myself with being Filipino or even Filipino American.

 

“I didn’t always associate myself with being Filipino or even Filipino American”

 

The Adventure Begins

Then, in my mid-twenties, I was assigned (by chance) to the Philippines as a Peace Corps volunteer where I spent three years working on community and youth development programs. During my time there, I learned A LOT about my Filipino roots and heritage.

Why did I join Peace Corps? Read “What’s Your Crazy? Confessions of a Peace Corps Volunteer”

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When I returned to the U.S., I was looking for an outlet to share all the great things I learned about Filipino culture, as well as to explore what it means to be “Filipino American” in today’s world. Since writing has been one of my passionsI’ve blogged on various topics such as faith, travel, and lifestylewriting about Filipino culture and identity seemed like a natural fit. I just needed the extra push to make it happen.

Finding the Silver Lining

One day, while trying to do an update on my personal blog, I accidentally deleted it (whoops!). I decided this was an opportunity to create something newa separate website focused solely on the Filipino American identity and experience. That was when HHMM came about.

 

Book News, Baby!

For the past few years, besides blogging, I’ve been working on a memoir that chronicles my journey to the Philippines, searching for roots, belonging, and identity.

Writing this book has been a long, crazy journey with lots of pauses along the way due to major life events (i.e. grad school and getting married!), but I’m happy to report that I am now in the final stages of finishing it.

 

“my journey to the Philippines, searching for roots, belonging, and identity”

 

If everything goes smoothly, the memoir will be published in 2019! Woo hoo!

philippines memoir book writing

Thank You! You Rock!

For those of you who have been following from the beginning, you will know how much this announcement is a huge celebration for me! For those that are new followers (welcome!), I’m so glad you are now along for the ride!

More good things to come. In the meantime, if you haven’t already signed up for book updates, you can do that here:

 

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Thanks!

Deborah
HHMM

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Filipino American with a passion for making a difference. Writer. Blogger. Dreamer. Adventurer.

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