- seeing my sister, kylene, in LA
- seeing the amazing growth in people during such a teeny amount of time
- reconciling with two cities that broke my heart
- "a muffin is not a fruit"
- being good at being a good
- running into vicki by accident (again! and again!)
- being able to be vulnerable in front of my friends, peers, strangers
- checking my own subjectivities; not being judgmental of people i care about
- the generosity of people like apollo, jesse, bev t., cisco, bev b., gary, gayle, edward, and jeannie. (who have all looked out for me, hosted me, or fed me.)
- having an entire week with my kasamas - new and old
- the opportunity to miss people
- irma finding a job she really likes!
- people who think i'm funny. (that is good. many people make a life out of trying to get a laugh.)
- real exchanges with people, even on blackberry messenger
- the beautiful, new AAI space
- being affirmed as a writer
- settling things with my webpage host
- selling chapbooks
- being able to return to Philly, and perform excerpts from my life there
- seeing a babyful belly on someone i know
- a gorgeous and raw loft studio space
- a good time to laugh with kelly and vicki
- bekhyon liking my work (which means a lot, since i really admire his brand of ridiculous.)
- the summit fundraiser en route to being real!
- seeing my hood ass boys in LA, and recreating a dynamic that reminds us where we are from.
- binky's wedding approaching!
- seeing old friends
- wedding shopping: OVER!
- miniature golf with sham and h
- giving up the right things
- being able to have friends in many places
- having the ability to go to these places
- people choosing to have me as a friend in their lives
Monday, April 6, 2009
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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