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Rock My Soul 1-4

I can’t speak for all Filipinos as anyone of an identity shouldn’t be expected (in general it’s a good idea, but we really should start using the noggins more than eyes about what is good for people). I’ve European heritage, have lived only in the US. I hash together vlogs about Filipino kids books I wish I knew existed as kid. I wrestle with my … Continue reading Rock My Soul 1-4

Filipino childrens books

FKB 4 + Better World Books Haul

Good day readers, are you keeping cool? Despite all of the heat advisories, I also mean mentaltally, spiritually, all of the -ies. If you follow me on Insta, you’ve seen that I’ve decided to try to sort my -ies out which should be, unfortunately, a long and arduous task especially since I’m kinda one foot in this boat and the other finding a lot of … Continue reading FKB 4 + Better World Books Haul

Filipino Friends Is It a Mermaid Cora Cooks Pancit

Filipino Kids Books 3

Ahoy-hoy readers, have you eaten today? I feel like I just ate a bunch and could still go for some pudding. Anyway, here’s my latest installment of Filipino kids books reviews. Watch my video because my mother interrupts!  Filipino Friends This book is a wealth of information. There’s a main storyline but also a bunch of words with Tagalog-English translations and even a game and … Continue reading Filipino Kids Books 3

Filipino kids books

Filipino Kids Books 2

Hey hey readers, have you been working out? I can’t believe I’m actually following up on a series. It’s true that I technically have an unboxing tag, but I don’t continuously subscribe to services, so it’s not that consistent. I also made a What I’m Reading series to have a collection of notes from other books I read, but those aren’t as easily read!  Well, … Continue reading Filipino Kids Books 2

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Women, Race, & Class 1

Hey hey readers, what are you reading? I have to admit, I’m kind of tech snob. Not in a Apple superfan way, but that I was wary of e-readers, and I’ve no idea what I’d do with tablet or smart speaker. But Haymarket Books (which often offers great sales) was offering Remi Kanazi’s Before the Next Bomb Drops for free, so I decided to try … Continue reading Women, Race, & Class 1

Surviving R. Kelly Reflections

Hello readers, can you take a second to make sure if you’re prepare to read about sexual assault? Initially, I did not think I was but felt that it was important to learn about since I didn’t know about accusations. Watching a documentary is literally the least I could do if when I do get around to reading articles, that’s more graphic and overwhelming for me. … Continue reading Surviving R. Kelly Reflections

Gifts for Harry Potter Fans That Aren’t HP Merch

Wingardium leviosa readers, are you still a Potterhead? I was a hipster child and had always been reading, so when everyone and the news busted a nut about how J.K. Rowling got kids to actually read, I was like: “Hello? I’ve been reading about sharks and dinosaurs, and y’all are queueing up at midnight for some dictionary books? Nerds.” When the last movies were coming … Continue reading Gifts for Harry Potter Fans That Aren’t HP Merch

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1804: The Hidden History of Haiti

Salutations followers, how are you? This week I want to share a documentary that I recently watched about the Haitian Revolution. Embarrassingly, I don’t really know anything about Haiti which is why I wanted to check it out. I certainly wouldn’t say that I know everything about the topic now, but the movie is definitely one to see to learn and consider viewpoints with regard … Continue reading 1804: The Hidden History of Haiti