A Filipino from Saudi Arabia meets a mensch from Boston.

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When Your White Ally Is Your Husband

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NB: Eight days ago, I was on the way to the annual National Independent School Association (NAIS) People of Color Conference, which was held in Indianapolis. The eight students and five faculty members with whom I traveled had a 40-minute layover in Detroit, Michigan. The moment we deplaned, a TV announced the breaking news: the… Read More ›

Religion »

Why I Didn’t Walk Down the Aisle to Pachelbel’s Canon in D

(9) Our recessional was "(Hey ya!) I Love You."

I don’t want to cry. That’s what I told my fiance J. when I asked him if he were amenable to walking down the aisle to Bon Jovi’s “It’s My Life.” It had some historical significance for us: the first time he karaoke’d was my 32nd birthday. In a claustrophobic space at a rent-a-room karaoke… Read More ›

Friendship »

Daily Prompt: The Significance of Starry Nights

(3) Van Gogh's Starry Night

There is, though I don’t know how there is, or why there is, a sense of infinite peace and protection in the glittering hosts of heaven. There it must be, I think, in the vast and eternal laws of matter and not in the daily cares and sins and troubles of man that whatever is… Read More ›

Immigration »

Our Honeymoon in Paris — With My Kid Sister

(8) Montmartre

As a Filipino immigrant in the United States, my refrain with my family has been, This is beautiful. I wish you were here. Every time I get on a plane, I check out the maps in the back of in-flight magazines and trace my finger across the pages, sliding past time zones. Though I know… Read More ›

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When Your White Ally Is Your Husband

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NB: Eight days ago, I was on the way to the annual National Independent School Association (NAIS) People of Color Conference, which was held in Indianapolis. The eight students and five faculty members with whom I traveled had a 40-minute layover in Detroit, Michigan. The moment we deplaned, a TV announced the breaking news: the… Read More ›

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