FAHM: Carson Book Reading

October 7th, 2011

BOOK TALKS TO CELEBRATE FILIPINO AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH


Saturday, October 8, 2011
2:00pm – 4:30pm

LA County Regional Library
Carson Public Library
151 E. Carson St., Carson, CA
Tel (310) 830-0901

The following authors will talk and read excerpts from their latest books.


Cecilia Manguerra Brainard is the multi-awarded author and editor of 14 books of novels, short stories, anthologies and essays. Her awards include a California Arts Council Fellowship in Fiction, a Brody Arts Fund Award, a Special Recognition Award from the Los Angeles Unified School District, a Certificate of Recognition from the California State Senate 2lst District, a 1998 Outstanding Individual Award from her birth city, Cebu, Philippines. She teaches creative writing at the Writers Program at UCLA-Extension. She will read from her two latest books, Vigan and Other Stories andAngelica’s Daughters, a Dugtungan novel.

Samantha Sotto, based in Manila, shattered barriers that have previously stymied Filipino authors when Random House, one of the biggest publishers in the world published her debut novel, Before Ever After last month. Described as ‘gutsy’ and ‘unusual’, the book has been garnering some rave reviews. What if ’til death do us part meant longer than you realized? This is a love story that defies the boundaries of time and space to redefine our notion of forever.
Lorenzo Paran III was born and raised in Daraga, Albay, in the Philippines. He has a bachelor’s degree in English and a master’s degree in creative writing from the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City. His book, Pinoy in America is written with wry humor and it documents the immigrant’s experiences which are anecdotal and experiential which the transplanted reader in America can relate to. He lives in Southern California, editing news stories for the Los Angeles Newspaper Group. He continues to write about the Pinoy-in-American life on his blog, pinoyinamerica.blogspot.com.

Carlene Sobrino Bonnivier’s mother was from Baguio but Carlene herself was born in the heart of Historic Filipinotown when it was still teeming with Filipino immigrant families, and of aging Manongs. The word Manongs refer to elderly Filipino men who came to America in the early 20’s to work as stoop labor in the farmlands of America; they have remained unmarried due to a twist in history. Carlene is a poet and novelist, and has co-authored a play entitled Brown Man in White Sheets which is about the Manongs. She will read from her novel, Seeking Thirst which took her three years to write but herewith condensed in one sentence: “Shrouded in normalcy – reliable husband, nice home in Noe Valley, health plan, Honda – Carol anesthetizes her memories of Dierdra and foster homes in alcohol until she discovers her orphan past in Los Angeles’ Historic Filipinotown.”
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If you will be unable to attend but would like an autographed copy of any of the books, just email us and we will handle accordingly.

A table exhibit of some photographs of Filipinos during WWll will also be on display. Filipino American soldiers have played a part in fighting against the Japanese Army during WWll and their bravery is being remembered during this month of October which annually has been declared as Filipino American History Month.

This literary event is part of the celebration and is also an ongoing outreach program of Philippine Expressions Bookshop. It is co-sponsored by the Friends of Carson Public Library.  Seats are limited.  RSVP to <linda@philippineexpressionsbookshop.com> or call (310) 514-9139.

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10/1/11: FILAMFEST SAN DIEGO

October 1st, 2011

Hi All,

Join our kababayans in San Diego for a fun filled day at the annual FilAmFest.

Support the effort and keep Filipino Festivals alive!

www.filamfest.org

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September 26, 2011~

September 27th, 2011

Been gone for a while folks, but now it’s time to get back to business…and BUY PINOY.

I’ll add in as much as possible, day by day.  If you have a listing that has NOT been entered into the database, or needs editing…please post on our Facebook link (leave a note/comment):

https://www.facebook.com/pages/BUY-PINOY-CAMPAIGN-LA/121959707832434

Now, welcome to Manila Ryce Illustrations and Yoganette Yoga Studio of West Covina!

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AMIGO Opening Night Premiere – Benefit for FilAm ARTS / FPAC 20


Location
Laemmle Monica 4 – Santa Monica

1332 2nd Street
Santa Monica, CA


More Info
TICKETS/INFO: http://amigofilamartsbenef​itpremiere.eventbrite.com/
(Space is limited, advanced ticket purchase highly recommended.)

Benefit Tickets for Exclusive Screening, Q&A, and VIP Reception:
$30 by August 15, $35 after (until theater is sold out)

FilAm ARTS invites you to the Opening Night Benefit Premiere of
“AMIGO”
A Film by JOHN SAYLES
Starring Filipino acting legend Joel Torre and Academy Award ® Winner Chris Cooper
7:00pm – Film Screening with Q&A
9:30pm – VIP Reception with JOEL TORRE
(Refreshments will be served. VIP Reception not available to regular Laemmle ticket holders.)

Proceeds benefit FilAm ARTS, a Los Angeles nonprofit 501(c)(3) arts organization, and its programs such as the 20th Anniversary Festival of Philippine Arts & Culture (FPAC 20) on September 10-11, 2011

Please join FilAm ARTS for an exclusive screening of a Philippine-American co-production – the acclaimed new film, AMIGO, produced by Maggie Renzi, and written and directed by pioneering independent filmmaker John Sayles, the Oscar-nominated writer/director of such films as “Lone Star,” “Matewan,” “Passion Fish,” and “Eight Men Out.” It features a stellar cast that includes such Filipino acting greats as Joel Torre, Bembol Roco, Rio Locsin and Ronnie Lazaro– along with veteran American actors like Chris Cooper (Oscar-winner for “Adaptation”), Garret Dillahunt, DJ Qualls, and Yul Vasquez (a current Tony nominee performing on Broadway).

AMIGO is that rare important film, as it addresses the Philippine-American War in 1900, a long forgotten chapter in our history. Writer-director Sayles—who researched and read over a hundred books on this subject in various languages—acknowledged the reality that the Philippine-American War is a little-known event and not properly chronicled, even in the Philippines itself. As such, AMIGO is a film that’s more than just entertainment—it can serve as a viable educational tool, one that can enlighten and edify Filipinos and Americans of all ages, from students to seniors, and in the process, bridge the understanding between two cultures and across generations, past and future. Shot in Bohol and already endorsed by the Department of Education in the Philippines, AMIGO opens on Friday, August 19th across major U.S cities.

The screening / Q&A will be followed by an exclusive VIP Reception featuring renowned Filipino acting legend JOEL TORRE (plays the lead role of “Rafael”) and other special guests, to be held at Thai Dishes, Santa Monica (walking distance from the theater). Refreshments will be served. (VIP Reception available only to FilAm ARTS Benefit ticket holders.)

website / trailer: www.amigomovie.com
Joel Torre: http://www3.amigomovie.com​/about-the-film/cast/joel-​torre/

FilAm ARTS: www.filamarts.org

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Hi Folks,

Here’s an example of a self-made entrepreneur using the internet to raise capital for his business.  The Park’s Finest is a great story of local Rampart Area kids who decided to start a business and service the community in these tumultuous economic times.  First starting as a catering service for their unique brand of BBQ, they are now in gear to open up their local Los Angeles eatery.  We all look forward to being patrons in the new space!

In the meantime, visit their capital fundraising campaign to further help support local business.  BUY PINOY!

http://www.indiegogo.com/The-Parks-Finest-Capital-Fundraising-Campaign

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“GETTING THE WEB TO WORK FOR YOU: WEBSITE BUILDING FOR SMALL BUSINESSES”

FREE WORKSHOP!

MONDAY JULY 27TH, 2011 630P-8P
SIPA (Search to Involve Pilipino-Americans)
3200 W. Temple Street
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Workshop will cover:
How to make your own website.
Tools to enhance your website (e.g. social media, search listings, and more)
Workshop will be in English (will address both basic and intermediate levels) and food will be provided.  Please bring a laptop if you have one, otherwise it is not required.
Contact:
Wes 213-382-1819 x.132
email: wgabrillo@esipa.com
RSVP BY FRI JULY 22, 2011 TO SAVE YOUR SPOT!
Thanks to Farzana for offering it to our entire BUY PINOY network.
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It’s been a minute…

July 13th, 2011

Hey All,

It’s been a minute since I’ve updated this site.  If you have submitted your business info, apologies in advance for the slow posting.

We’ll get your info on the database as soon as possible!

Summertime is here and there are tons of events/festivals/shows going on around.  If you have one, enter your info and we’ll put it up.  If you just have a link, go ahead and send that to us as well.

Thanks for all the BUY PINOY participants out there~

I’m thinking of a site redesign to make it easier for people to add their info…any ideas please send it to us!

Thanks again ya’ll and have a blessed week~

Parents, Players & Coaches:

Hooptown will be hosting its weekly Fundamental Skills Training continuing this Thursday — May 26, 2011 — 6:30pm to 8pm and every Thursday thereafter.
The Hooptown Thursday Night Skills Training is a 14-Week Program focused on developing a youth basketball player’s dribbling, footwork, defensive positioning, shooting mechanics and overall basketball IQ.

We request you EMAIL RSVP so we can obtain a head count of who will be attending and plan accordingly.
Please review the information below:
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LOCATION: John Marshall High School — 3939 Tracy St Los Angeles, CA  90027
Girls Gym (next to the Boys Gym)
>>> Please enter on Griffith Park Blvd; The Gate will be Open on the right side of the Track; The Gym/Building is behind the bleachers

TRAINING SESSION:
Thursday:  May 26, 2011 — 6:30PM – 8:00PM

*** Each Player Must BRING THEIR OWN BASKETBALL and a POSITIVE ATTITUDE
*** After Workout, Open Scrimmages will be available
*** Both Boys & Girls Ages 7-15 can participate in training

THURSDAY NIGHT SKILLS TRAINING DATES:
May 26, 2011; June 2, 2011; June 9, 2011;
June 16, 2011; June 23, 2011;

TRAINING FEE: $15/per player each session
PLEASE RSVP via email by this Thursday Morning (05/26/2011) to Coach Johnny Garcia hooptownbball@gmail.com
FOR MORE INFO: please visit www.hooptown-bball.com >> Skills Training
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Also, please forward to parents and/or players you know who may be interested in improving their skills and taking their game to the next level.
Should you have additional questions or concerns, feel free to email or call/text Coach Johnny Garcia at (818) 262-5485.

Thank you for your time and continued support,
Coach Johnny Garcia
- Hooptown Basketball

Parents, Players & Coaches:

Hooptown will be hosting its weekly Fundamental Skills Training continuing this Thursday — May 19, 2011 — 6:30pm to 8pm and every Thursday thereafter.
The Hooptown Thursday Night Skills Training is a 14-Week Program focused on developing a youth basketball player’s dribbling, footwork, defensive positioning, shooting mechanics and overall basketball IQ.

We request you EMAIL RSVP so we can obtain a head count of who will be attending and plan accordingly.

Please review the information below:

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LOCATION: John Marshall High School — 3939 Tracy St Los Angeles, CA  90027
Girls Gym (next to the Boys Gym)
>>> Please enter on Griffith Park Blvd; The Gate will be Open on the right side of the Track; The Gym/Building is behind the bleachers

TRAINING SESSION:
Thursday:  May 19, 2011 — 6:30PM – 8:00PM

*** Each Player Must BRING THEIR OWN BASKETBALL and a POSITIVE ATTITUDE
*** After Workout, Open Scrimmages will be available
*** Both Boys & Girls Ages 7-15 can participate in training

THURSDAY NIGHT SKILLS TRAINING DATES:
May 19, 2011; May 26, 2011; June 2, 2011;
June 9, 2011; June 16, 2011; June 23, 2011;

TRAINING FEE: $15/per player each session
PLEASE RSVP via email by this Thursday Morning (05/19/2011) to Coach Johnny Garcia hooptownbball@gmail.com
FOR MORE INFO: please visit www.hooptown-bball.com >> Skills Training
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Also, please forward to parents and/or players you know who may be interested in improving their skills and taking their game to the next level.
Should you have additional questions or concerns, feel free to email or call/text Coach Johnny Garcia at (818) 262-5485.

Thank you for your time and continued support,
Coach Johnny Garcia
- Hooptown Basketball

Welcome to our latest additions to the BUY PINOY Campaign!

Almoosal ` Gourmet Filipino Food Truck www.almoosal.com

Johnny Garcia Insurance Agency – Farmers Agent igarcia@farmersagent.com

Check them out on the Business Listing section of the site.

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