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Mixed-Race Identity Through Cute Comics

Mixed-Race Identity Through Cute Comics I came across this comic by Kiana Khansmith and thought it was very unique and thoughtful in explaining the mixed-race experience. I especially liked the one where everyone else defines Puppitty with their own terms for who they think Puppitty is, as if they are somehow the experts on the matter. In reality, no one can define you except you. And even then, you don't have to be a perfectly boxed-in idea of a certain…

One Person Can Make a Difference (Really!)

One Person Can Make a Difference (Really!) I just attended United Way’s “Changing the Odds” Community Breakfast this morning and I got a little burst of inspiration that made my day. Keynote speaker, Liz Murray, a former homeless teen, gave a touching speech on her experience growing up and how she was able to turn her life around. The one thing she stressed was how important a person can have if they simply reach out and help someone that needs…

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Goldilocks Bakery and Restaurant – National City

Goldilocks Bakery and Restaurant   Hey Filipino foodies and lovers of iced desserts! I recently visited Goldilocks in National City (right next to Seafood City Supermarket) with my co-blogger friend Lora for a sampling of halo-halo and other fun Filipino foods. Goldilocks is an iconic bakery in the Philippines, as deeply imbedded in the culture as McDonalds in America. Filipinos love to party and they love cake (they call it “keyk”), especially Goldilocks’ cakes. They are the best! My favorite…

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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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