Writings by an American Igorot

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Site Description: This blog has a wide range of inspirational topics relating with ethnic identity, assimilation, purpose, character and much more. Although much is centered around Igorots and Filipinos; many others will find its contents inspiring.
Date Joined: Oct 2, 2011

Tags: Igorot, Igorotdo, Igorotak, Filipino, Philippines

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Important Lessons from the Ainu of Japan
on Jan 1, 2013At times it can be a challenge for Igorots who still live in the Philippines to maintain their ethnic identity, but their challenges are nothing compared to those who immigrated to America and other western nations. This is mainly because the assimil...

Gangsa Style (not Gangnam Style)
on Dec 3, 2012With the help of BIBBAK Illinois members and family; we recently created the video, "Igorot GANGSA STYLE - PSY Gangnam Style Parody."  The following information expounds on its history, the filming process and its purposes.HistorySometime in Aug...

Outreach to Donna
on Nov 12, 2012Northeast America was recently pummeled by Hurricane Sandy.  New York and New Jersey continue to suffer greatly.  According to Reuters:"At least 121 people have perished in the storm, which caused an estimated $50 billion in property damage...

Tim Tebow: Understanding the Spin and Seeing the Bigger Picture
on Feb 23, 2012This is a re-published article originally published on YahooOn the morning of February 03, 2012, ESPN aired an interview that featured Tim Tebow. In it, ESPN's Skip Bayless did not focus on Tebow's highly criticized throwing motion or his ability as...

Thanksgiving Day: Appreciating your Heritage
on Nov 23, 2011Happy Thanksgiving Day to all who live in America. This is truly a holiday worth celebrating because it is focused exclusively on the act of giving thanks for the things we are blessed with. This holiday exists because a group of people were coura...

Courageous: An Ethnic Appreciation
on Oct 28, 2011There is a first time for everything.  When I went to the theatre twenty nine daysago to watch Courageous, I left there knowing I would return to watch it againor at the very least, rent the DVD; something not out of the ordinary.  Little d...

Courageous Fathers
on Sep 30, 2011I was prepared to blog about the significant advantage of growing up in America with role models, coaches and mentors as compared to other countries that lack these people, that is, until I went to see today’s matinee showing of the movie” Courag...

Switch heart Switch mind Switchfoot
on Sep 20, 2011Putting words on paper for a book, short story, memoir, novel and other forms or literature is a special task in itself. One profession that tends to be overlooked is that of song writers. Writing meaningful and inspiring songs always seems to impr...

9/11: Moving On But Never Over
on Sep 9, 2011Scornful Treatment of “Our Pearl Harbor”The tenth anniversary of the devastating events of 9/11 (our Pearl Harbor) is fast upon us.  Hopefully, many people will remember, memorialize and pray for all those who lost their lives that horrible...

Highlanders Global
on Aug 28, 2011I recently started a Facebook group called “Highlanders Global.” I have been wanting to create such a group since I met a few Scottish highlanders during a July 4th parade in nearby Downers Grove, Illinois several years ago. The idea remained i...

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