Christina Oriel

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TRAVEL DIARIES: A first-timer’s guide to Melaka & Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

This year, I crossed off three new countries on my travel bucket list — a feat, I’d say, given that 2017 seems to have flown by quickly. One of the countries was Malaysia for four days as part of the … Continue reading

November 21, 2017

Lakers’ Jordan Clarkson graces FPAC, shows pride in Filipino-American heritage

Jordan Clarkson, the Filipino-American shooting guard of the Los Angeles Lakers, received a warm welcome on Saturday, October 14 during this year’s Festival of Philippine Arts and Culture (FPAC) at Echo Park Lake, marking his first public appearance at a … Continue reading

October 21, 2017

East West Players’ ‘Next to Normal’ features Fil-Am actors, opens up conversation about mental health 

If you haven’t had the chance to watch East West Players’ “Next to Normal” in Los Angeles, there are three more chances this weekend. “Next to Normal” — the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning production based on music by Tom … Continue reading

June 14, 2017

Fil-Am female chefs host Filipino dessert night in LA 

COUNTLESS articles have been written in the past year or so about Filipino food taking center stage. Case in point, just last weekend, famed restaurant critic Jonathan Gold continued his glowing praise with a piece declaring that the cuisine is … Continue reading

May 24, 2017

Pop-event event in LA puts spotlight on Filipino social enterprises 

October marks Filipino-American History Month and what better way to celebrate than highlighting Filipino social enterprises. On Saturday, October 1, Artisan Made Philippines will hold its first pop-up event, which will bring several Philippine-based fashion and lifestyle enterprises to Los … Continue reading

September 21, 2016

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