Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Friday, December 8, 2017

MICU Holiday 2017 Work Party

To Whom It May Concern:

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Email Forward: To all the Filipino kids born in the 50s,60s,70s, and early 80s

Email Forward: To all the Filipino kids born in the 50s,60s,70s, and early 80s

I acknowledge your words of the elders, and respect the knowledge you offer, but for the benefit of the future, I would argue that emotionally blackmailing the leaders of tomorrow, aka the generation of people who will likely take care of you, or put you in a long-term facility like the western-society does so easily in their culture, I remind you--and everyone in the world--that it is multiculturalism and world peace that drives the current, not adversity, but diversity of inclusion and positivity.

Riverdale and Phone Apps

Thursday, November 2, 2017

A Morning Thought of My Personal Lived History and Education

Whenever a parent, like in #theCW's #Riverdale, says "they don't remember", in terms of the conversation between #Veronica and her dad in the most recent episode, it makes me realize how particular adults take for granted their parenthood powers as role models for their kids. They (children) may take your face-value word for it, but the feelings will linger every other time a not very truthful statement is spoken. With that said, I am loving the whole "#north versus #south" side thing on the show. Reminds me of learning about US/World/European History as a #Filipino (proudly #American) person wondering why it had anything to do with me (civil war) until I realized how long it took for the US (and the world) to recognize all men (where the heck was #feminism) were created equal, but not socially of course. I only know of Filipinos in #WW2 because I grew up in Japan. These recent events of "recognizing Filipino veterans" is great, but how shall I say it, "too little, too late" type of mentality when native Americans and every other immigrant (yes, including every caucasian). I also say this, with confidence, having roots from Hawaii and their sugar plantations where my foremother's family spent most of their existence. When I moved to the United States and took #European History to Modern Day Society of the USA it was either discreet or not discussed at all (#PearlHarbor was the beginning of #Hawaiian history during my high school years in Colorado). No wonder it stings whenever people argue over #alllivesmatter versus #blacklivesmatter because #oppression is still present and lively as ever with turtle-like progression towards a more positive outlook/trajectory. With that said, I have decided I was a positive #feministic figure during my time in #CampZama, #Japan, in addition to being a positive #masculine figure with courage and bravery fending off homophobic and bullying attitudes among other military children. I seldom like to throw shade or shame, but when I do, it is because I was the victim of it (from both peers and teachers alike). I now recognize the harsh reality of what it meant to be not-straight, having a curious and developing orientation, among the armed forces (I spent a good chunk of my life learning to love myself when everyone else saw me as wrong) was tragic and something I wasn't proud of myself until I realized I was doing me from the beginning, everyone else was the scared-individuals not knowing how to treat, educate, or even entertain #gaypride. There was nothing wrong with me, it was a society that wronged me. This is my #manifesto manifesting #ecclesiastic immerse #zeitgeist in progress. #history #life #japan #filipino #philippines #unitedstates #usa #america #feminism #civil #gay #pride #duel #realityinism

Friday, October 20, 2017

A Very Obscure Math Related Question on Facebook

Below are replies and responses which causes a debate. A very interesting debate I might add since many of these people use certain things like "I'm a math teacher" or "I teach math" or something similar as a justification of why they are right and others are wrong. In reality, if you were a true instructor, you would have done what a lot of these other commenters did and write both equations out using PEMDAS and without PEMDAS. This is something that should actually be taught, the conversation and discussion is more learning than a teacher telling their students their version of the right answer. This is how we got "alternative facts" today with Trump.

A Facebook Question with Commentary, Questions, and Furthering the Conversation

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Sunday, August 6, 2017

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Mod Pizza & Errands

I am in love with Mod Pizza. I just dined at the Smokey Hill & E470, near Southlands, location. You can put whatever topings you want, make it healthy (or unhealthy), without paying extra. There is a Smash Burger nearby as well. Southlands and its surrounding area is getting better and better.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Abortion, Again. A Timeless Issue.

I concurred to Wyles Malibiran's comment on Antonio Brubo's comment:

"Wyles Malibiran Amen kind person. The not-born yet, out of the womb, formation-of-cells cannot be considered reality, but only rhetorically and at best in a metaphoric sense, until sexual intercourse or the introduction of the sperm and the egg via IVF (or other pathways) has occurred. We cannot control how people think, learn, understand things, but society can make it possible to at least provide some degree of due diligence to the public."

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Show This To The World and its Inhabitants.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Monday, May 15, 2017

Saturday, May 13, 2017

UCHealth's My Take: Super Power

I grew up in Japan and was immersed in their culture, people, and traditions. I resonated with their anime, manga, and anything related to art. I learned emotions through their language and it helped me find my identity, agency, and personality. I am a first-generation Filipino-American born into a military family of five, I'm the fifth, at a hospital in California. I spent my adolescent and teenage years on American military bases in Japan such as in Misawa and housing posts near Yokota and Yokouska., but now currently live my adult years in Colorado.

With that said, my powers would probably be something related to the Nickelodeon show, "Avatar: The Last Airbender" which is an animated television program about a universe where there are those that can bend the elements such as water, earth, air, and fire. Not all of the people, in their respective nations, can bend the elements, but that usually led them to practice martial arts and techniques that disabled people who had the ability.

With that said, I would have an ability of the Avatar which can control all the elements, which goes one step deeper in the type of super power I would want.

The show progresses with themes of racism, bigotry, power, and domination (among many other relevant issues that parallel reality's history). Not unlike modern society, characters mingle with other races from different nations and the world, as a family in general, try to navigate life through diplomacy, force, spirituality, religion, and morality.

One of the ability's the Avatar is able to consult with past ancestors, including previous Avatars that preceded the current one. Being able to get wisdom from the past is similar to thinking about mentors, heroes, and role models at your fingertips.

The Avatar's ability that I would ideally want is to waterbend because there is potential to bloodbend. Bloodbending is portrayed as a dark magic type of skill, but can also be used to heal. It is similar to religion and how extremists can use ideology that initially had positive intent for the wrong reasons.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Thursday, March 30, 2017