Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 4:39pm
Graduation

My time at the University of Michigan has been so invaluable to me. Though my academic pursuits have definitely shaped who I am today as an individual, my passion for activism and advocacy would not exist to its fullest extent had it not been for the amazing work of Asian, Pacific Islander, Asian-American and Pacific Islander-American student leaders and organizers.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 6:34pm
"I love you" in Tagalog

As Valentine’s Day is around the corner, the month of February as a whole always has me thinking critically about love. I love love. I consider myself a hopeless romantic, and though I shamefully enjoy the occasional “love-is-dead” joke, I cannot deny that love is a beautiful thing. And as I think more deeply about loving someone/something or even being loved in return, I’ve recently been thinking about the way I perceive the concept of feelings and how I’ve learned to feel.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 4:52pm
Julian Saporiti and Erin Aoyama

Among the lines of scholars, storytellers and indie rockers, you will find Julian Saporiti. Currently at Brown University as a Ph.D. student, the singer/songwriter has successfully turned his ethnomusicology research into performance to highlight the multitude of experiences of Asian Americans across history.

Saporiti is coming to the University of Michigan on Feb. 20 to perform with fellow Ph.D. student at Brown University, Erin Aoyama. I interviewed Saporiti on the phone to talk more about his journey as a musician, intellectual and Vietnamese American.

Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 5:34pm
An Excursion to Google

On my way back to the University of Michigan, I tried studying for my biostatistics exam that was waiting for me the upcoming week.

Likelihood. Significance. Confidence. All-important statistical concepts I should have been reviewing, yet my mind could not help but associate them with the adventurous weekend I had in the San Francisco Bay Area from January 25-28 with what are now my newfound families: the Empowering Pilipino Youth through Collaboration and the National Federation of Filipino American Associations.

Sunday, February 4, 2018 - 8:03pm
GenAPA

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Sunday, January 28, 2018 - 10:26pm

I’m extremely excited for and satisfied with the Grammy nominations. This may be completely biased due to my music taste and my status as person of color, but I don’t really care.

Sunday, January 28, 2018 - 10:23pm
Personal Brands

At Michigan in Color, we have the privilege to share many important narratives of students of color on campus. One of my favorite parts of my job is working with these individuals — listening to their unique voices. But one of my other favorite parts of working at MiC is listening to the wild banter among me and my fellow editors about all things pop culture.

Some topics include:

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 12:45am
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Every year since 1986, we, as a nation, have celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day on the third Monday of January. Martin Luther King Jr. is viewed as the architect of racial harmony in this country, and not many figures in our history are revered more. Not long after King’s death were legislatures and prominent leaders of the civil rights movement calling for a national holiday to commemorate his work and life. However, the idea that King should be celebrated for his contributions to society was one that was polarizing along racial lines.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 - 4:45pm
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I’ve always known that Michigan in Color is a space to reclaim narratives and an opportunity to be vulnerable yet subversive. That is why I joined in the first place; however, I’ve come to realize that Michigan in Color is more than a publication space. To me, Michigan in Color is a community.

Monday, October 30, 2017 - 5:40pm
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Making Filipino food is to retell a story of my culture — complex, humbling and personal.

Sinigang is a classic Filipino sour soup with a variety of vegetables that are reminiscent of a Filipino farm. It’s the warm hug that withholds its sentimental, cultural significance in times of a harsh Midwest winter.

Prep time: approximately 15 minutes

Cook time: whenever my parents said the sinigang is ready. I used to call to ask my parents when I made it by myself.