An Excerpt

I was about to leave when the Filipino Communist and Anna Dozier came to our apartment.

"You can’t establish a separate Filipino unit of the Party," she said. "Why, it is a divisionist tactic!"

"It is complete disobedience of the Party’s rules," the Filipino said. "Every action regarding the Party must come from me."

"But I’m not a member," I countered.

Anna was hesitant. Then she said, “Nevertheless.”

"The Party is a democratic organization," the Filipino said. "I didn’t say it was undemocratic," I answered. "And if it’s communism our countrymen want, let them have it. I think that is democracy."

"You talk like an intellectual," Anna said.

"You know well enough that I have washed dishes for a living," I said. "You know well enough that I have never made any pretensions to intellectualism."

"I don’t trust him," the Filipino said to Anna as he turned to leave the apartment.

I was naive. I wanted to be sure that communism was what Filipinos needed. I felt somehow that i needed it too. What was the nemesis of communism? Was it Trotskyism? Whatever it was that seemed relevant to the needs of the Filipinos in California, I knew that I must assimilate it.

I left the north in confusion. I knew that I would battle with myself for a decision. I rode the bus and watched familiar scenes that evoked poetry in me. When was it that I had first seen this broad land?

I trembled with joy passing the familiar scenes. It was where I belonged - here in the color of green, the bitter taste of lemon peels, the yellow of ripe peas; in the pleasure, the beauty, the fragrance.

- Carlos Bulosan
America is in the Heart (1946)
p. 269-270

thebarmusic:

MITS feat. La & Kixxie Siete (Official Video)

The Bar is for raising the minimum wage. 

Cool things to note about this video:
- it was shot in one take
- Prometheus Brown, Bambu and DJ Nphared had just gotten back from a 24-hour trip to Manila
- Prometheus Brown was in the middle of preparing the kitchen for the pop-up restaurant (which is why he dashes off right after his verse)
- The woman in the beginning of the video is not Nphared’s Auntie
- The man with sticks uses MapQuest
- LA shot this on his actual lunch break
- Kixxie flew up to Seattle and mixed Flaming Hot Cheetos with Bangus Sisig
- DJ Nphared spent a portion of our video budget on walkie talkie’s to add authenticity to his role as a valet driver
- Bambu found a beer by the garbage and drank it
- DJ Nphared and Bambu did not coordinate the missed high-five
- Bambu got into a car accident a few hours before the shoot
- Prometheus Brown and his wife, Chera, do their “Food & Sh*t" pop-up restaurants regularly throughout Seattle and are looking to take it on the road soon
- DJ Nphared saw the movie Gravity twice
- Grynch did not know we were filming a video
- Our homeboy Nam made sure nobody walked through the ‘set.’
- Chel, who opens the door and calls us in at the end, is a family friend who loves this little girl: http://laylashlhfight.org/ - and so do we!
- Kizamu, The Bar’s manager, wore three different Seahawks tops throughout the day
- The Bar listened to Chip Fu the entire day

The In4mation X The Bar shirt is coming soon! Stay tuned tohttp://in4mants.com for release date!

Shot by Jerome Buenaventura during The Bar’s hosting of Food & Sh*t’s Pulutan Pop-Up Restaurant at Inay’s in Seattle.

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The big spoon and fork on the wall, found in many Filipino kitchens, are considered a source of tradition and pride, a symbol of health and prosperity, even the butt of earnest jokes about our love of food. But more than anything to anyone familiar with Philippine history, it is a reminder of…

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The big spoon and fork on the wall, found in many Filipino kitchens, are considered a source of tradition and pride, a symbol of health and prosperity, even the butt of earnest jokes about our love of food. But more than anything to anyone familiar with Philippine history, it is a reminder of…

thebarmusic:

MITS feat. La & Kixxie Siete (Official Video)

The Bar is for raising the minimum wage. 

Cool things to note about this video:
- it was shot in one take
- Prometheus Brown, Bambu and DJ Nphared had just gotten back from a 24-hour trip to Manila
- Prometheus Brown was in the middle of preparing the kitchen for the pop-up restaurant (which is why he dashes off right after his verse)
- The woman in the beginning of the video is not Nphared’s Auntie
- The man with sticks uses MapQuest
- LA shot this on his actual lunch break
- Kixxie flew up to Seattle and mixed Flaming Hot Cheetos with Bangus Sisig
- DJ Nphared spent a portion of our video budget on walkie talkie’s to add authenticity to his role as a valet driver
- Bambu found a beer by the garbage and drank it
- DJ Nphared and Bambu did not coordinate the missed high-five
- Bambu got into a car accident a few hours before the shoot
- Prometheus Brown and his wife, Chera, do their “Food & Sh*t" pop-up restaurants regularly throughout Seattle and are looking to take it on the road soon
- DJ Nphared saw the movie Gravity twice
- Grynch did not know we were filming a video
- Our homeboy Nam made sure nobody walked through the ‘set.’
- Chel, who opens the door and calls us in at the end, is a family friend who loves this little girl: http://laylashlhfight.org/ - and so do we!
- Kizamu, The Bar’s manager, wore three different Seahawks tops throughout the day
- The Bar listened to Chip Fu the entire day

The In4mation X The Bar shirt is coming soon! Stay tuned tohttp://in4mants.com for release date!

Shot by Jerome Buenaventura during The Bar’s hosting of Food & Sh*t’s Pulutan Pop-Up Restaurant at Inay’s in Seattle.

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rapperswithcameras:

For Episode One of THE SNEAKER PROJECT: SNEAKERS IN YOUR CITY, we asked Seattle hip-hop legends Thig Nat and Prometheus Brown (aka Geo Quibuyen) to show us the best that their hometown (which happens to be Nordstrom’s hometown, too) has to offer.

Get a ground-level glimpse of the Emerald City in the short video above, and keep reading for a Q&A with Thig and Geo, behind-the-scenes photos, and a closer look at their favorite spots around town (as well as those sneakers they’re sporting).

foodandsh-t:

HOT & FRESH OUT THE KITCHEN

A video recap of PULUTAN! Thanks to everyone who came out and made this event pop off.

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foodandsh-t:

HOT & FRESH OUT THE KITCHEN

A video recap of PULUTAN! Thanks to everyone who came out and made this event pop off.

Video from the BARKADA Video premiere at the Food & Sh*t PULUTAN pop-up 3/17.

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The Bar - Barkada
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The Bar - Barkada
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The Bar - Barkada
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The Bar - Barkada