Saturday, February 28, 2009

wish you were there!

it was amazing.

Monday, February 23, 2009

No Reservations PHILIPPINES!

S05E07 Augusto from Long Island

That history of the Philippines in a nutshell is surprisingly accurate for a mainstream cable show! Really want a version of a ingredients market locally! That would be stellar. But that food tour guide is a bit on the people pleasing side...

I still cannot eat goat. Or lamb. Or any of those animals til this day. It just seems awful, and then Bourdain just picks at it like that. WOW.

I looooooove outdoor kitchens! But I hate knowing that Tita got dressed up hard for the taping.

Bourdain is not so much a jerk as originally thought!

BUT "Uncle Tony?" And monkey-wrench! Augusto isn't 20 or something?

Saturday, February 21, 2009


All truth is one.
In this light, may science and religion endeavor together for the steady evolution of Mankind:
From darkness to light,
From narrowness to broadmindedness,
From prejudice to tolerance,
It is the voice of life that calls us
To come and learn.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

away and missing you.

I got my lambi on.

other things on my eating list:
bandera dominicana
mofongo...mofongo mix!
chivo asado (but i don't really like goat/lamb any of the animals that look like that.)

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

it looks like the baby jesus is in my mouth...

how i've kept myself busy

In the last year and a half, I've taken a quick break from developing my own creative work to focus more energy in supporting the growth of the women's organization I co-founded. Above are just some of the ladies who have really challenged me to grow as a person. As someone who has had a history of unhealthy friendships with females, being a part of this collective has been a tremendously positive turning point. For that, I am grateful. To know what I am up to is to know my organization, so you should visit this site. Please support us and the NYC Filipina community!

Also, I turn 27 sometime next week, so please expect a whole verbose and vain entry about myself and change and revelation and blah blah blahhhh.

Sunday, February 1, 2009


i've returned to this space! it feels nice.

Quick Bio

Hanalei Ramos is a very nice person and a stereotypical aquarius. FACT: while it is a common misconception that “aquarius, the water bearer” is a water sign, it is not. It is actually an air sign! Other than that, she is a proud founding member of Filipinas for Rights and Empowerment, a mass-based organization for Filipinas in the NYC area. Hanalei has also toured around the country as a performer and is the author of Foiled Stars, Letters to Martha, and the one-woman show, Guns and Tampons: A History of Violence Against Women I Know. Hanalei currently lives and works in her native Jersey City, NJ. For more information about her, please visit

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