I hope you’ve all been doing well since I announced my hiatus. While you’re receiving this message now, I’m actually writing it out a few weeks in advance, and I can imagine that I’m really benefiting from this time away from the blog.
In any case, as mentioned in my hiatus announcement, starting this month and going forward, I’m having these “What Did I Miss?” posts appear on a monthly basis rather than a weekly basis. While I think I was wise in starting these series of posts last year, I’m not sure if a weekly basis is really the best schedule for it, for there are times where the list is very short – like, one item short. So I think releasing them all in one post covering an entire month will be a lot more sufficient going forward, and I hope you think so too.
In which case, here is what you missed for the month of October:
#TBT: Capturing Filipino American History in a Black Eyed Peas Music Video – For YOMYOMF, I share thoughts from film director Patricio Ginelsa on a little known music video he directed for a particular song from the Black Eyed Peas.
STAR WARS RESISTANCE Begins on a Dodgy but Optimistic Note – For YOMYOMF, I review the first episode of the latest animated series set in the galaxy far, far away.
Mr. Miyagi’s House Lives On in COBRA KAI – For YOMYOMF, I shed light on the first look at the upcoming season of the YouTube Red series, “Cobra Kai.”
Paola Mardo Examines the Long Distance in New Filipino Diaspora Podcast – For YOMYOMF, I speak with Paola Mardo about the creation of her new podcast, Long Distance.
Review of Peter Tieryas’ Mecha Samurai Empire – For Goodreads, I share my thoughts on the latest novel from his United States of Japan series.
“The Apology” Shares Comfort Women’s Activism and Legacies – For East Wind Ezine, I review a powerful documentary centering on three women who were forced to be sex slaves during World War II.
The Apl Essay – For Multiracial Media, I shed light on how one of the original members of the Black Eyed Peas set me on the path to coming to terms and understanding with my Filipino side.