Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Back from L.A.

Photo by Lyle P.

I love everyone in this photo!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

gratitude 03

  • open arms and open homes everytime i stop to take a break
  • having good people process with me
  • sleeping late
  • safely making it to Los Angeles
  • reunions with people i love dearly
  • my mom being supportive of my crazy.
  • really loving my mom, and knowing i do not show it very often
  • fully refundable domains
  • how there is always good food in my life
  • uncle carlos being infinitely generous and kind to me
  • having a large family
  • enjoying my work, no matter how many times you've already heard it
  • how i appreciate strategy
  • reflection always welcomed
  • being a "good" kind of smart

right before i ate the best chicken in the world:

always have wonderful food experiences with lainey! this is a photo she took of me while i was tweeting. i am impressed with the crazy blur of my thumbs!

in los angeles with fantastic company; i actually like it this time!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

list 02

i am grateful that the kabalikat women
that this movement is growing int he hearts of people.
for my friend, stephen, who has continued to choose me in his life.
i am grateful for sandy and waterfalls.
for being trusted
for people who believe in my work.
for irma's birthday
for the internet and catherine being a good house guest
for wide, flat surfaces used for crafting
for the friendships we pass onto other people
for the push to get it together
for being excited
for getting gigs.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

what i did today....

happy international women's day! :)

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

jonathan morales!

what happened to you? i was just about to reply to your note, then you went missing!

do keep in touch: girl@hanaleihanalei.com

Sunday, March 1, 2009

gratitude list one:

1) the means to enjoy my life, and reward myself for hard work
2) that my girl irma will now share LA with us; possibly mel, too
3) a really kind note from marcusbarkus
4) a gorgeous rendition of the vagina monologues by people i love and admire
5) accepting opportunities to engage people in art making; making art again for myself and the movement i love
6) the kindness of kasamas; picking me up from the airport, and allowing me to stay in their homes
7) knowing that on an upcoming wednesday night, i will be dancing to dancehall with yanyan
8) the kindness of people like lori, who want to do as much as she can for FiRE. similarly, people who travel through 4 states just to let us know that the work we are doing is important
9) jesse's return from the Philippines, and it ending with lunch and his stories of his first time home
10) singapore noodles and bacon avocado sandwiches
11) ria mae's parents wanting to meet me
12) not freaking out over lost cars, or using it as an opportunity to be mean to people
13) ate virginia asking to take a photo with me
14) seeing PF clean and gorgeous
15) jill's schedule and my schedule finally colliding
16) tearing up with val and irma when the striker all stars were booted off ABDC during the recap marathon.
17) celebrating kourtney on her belated bday
18) my friends forgiving me for being away, and reminding me that they value the time they do have with me
19) the potential of skype!
20) my high school network proving to be very valuable in my adult life
21) lunch with cling and yancy, and driving back to NJ with matthew and jonna, too!
22) binky's invites ALMOST DONE!
23) AB taking the time to support us, and provide us with volunteers
24) feeling good because people think I do good work
26) being able to sing with anthony for sarah's book launch, and see old faces there
27) hearing joseph talk about sarah so sweetly!
28) the surprise i feel when people who i thought disliked me, really liked me


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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 www.hanaleihanalei.com

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