Monthly Archives: December 2006

“Working” at 10

The Stimulant: My father, ever-efficient, taught me at a very young age that there were certain things about life that couldn’t be learned in school. At that time, I didn’t understand what he was training me for. I was only 10 years old. All I could think about was that he was disrupting my TV viewing schedule.

“Oh no,” he glared at me as I grumbled since I knew what was coming next. “You’re calling my members tonight.”
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Filipinas Magazine: “The Magazine for Filipinos Worldwide”

Since I am also promoting Filipino Consciousness, I would appreciate your referrals for subscriptions and potential advertisers/sponsors for Filipinas Magazine. Check it out first at For US residents, it’s only $18 for a year’s subscription (12 issues, monthly). Please e-mail me at [email protected] if you want to subscribe or advertise. I’ll take care of you!

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A Busy Couple’s Inter-Cultural Kitchen Adventures

My husband, Erik, and I share an interest in cooking. Oftentimes, it’s a “battle of wills.” Erik enjoys meat and potatoes and I prefer Asian food, especially mung bean (silver) noodles. European-raised Erik, when asked to draw “snacks” during a “Pictionary” game, would sketch a wedge of cheese, grapes, and crackers for his Filipino teammates. I, Philippine-raised Lorna, would interpret “snacks” as gustatory sensations of “banana-cue,” Spanish-style fried peanuts, and soda.

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