My first byline for the year is an article I wrote about the Filipino food scene in Wellington, New Zealand. I truly feel that Filipino food in Wellington (and in New Zealand, in general) is having its moment, and I wanted to talk to the chefs in my city who are bravely introducing Filipino food to a mainstream Kiwi audience. For this I got to talk to a restauranteur, an ensaymada baker and his supportive wife, and a patisserie chef specializing in sans rivals, and I also got to taste their creations. It was a delightful experience, and I'm glad that VICE NZ gave this article a home. You can read it here.
This is a very late post, but better late than never: I am happy to share that my late father's essay, "Nashville", was nominated for a Pushcart Prize by the Shanghai Literary Review. "Nashville" appears in Issue Three of the magazine which is available for purchase on their website, and will also be available online in the near future. Thank you to the editors of Shanghai Literary Review for thinking of my dad's work!