|Occupation||Writer Black woman Asian man relationships|
|Location||Oakland, California, United States|
|Introduction||I am very proud of my Filipino American ethnic heritage and Asian American racial heritage and my African origins. And most of all I recognize that my social and political roots are Black. I see myself as a polycultural person: i.e., one whose different cultural personae coexists in one person. A dude who on the one hand relishes his need and desire to learn Tagalog and Ilokano while at the same time expressing my attraction for Black culture and Black women - especially my wife - on the Internet and other communication venues such as my Black-Asian unity column and my book writings such as "BlAsian Exchanges, a Novel" and my upcoming nonfiction work, "Black-Asian connections" not to mention my novel sequel, "Verbs of an Ilokano, a novel." This is my world! And narrating it is why I decided to write BlAsian Exchanges.|
|Interests||Writing about my attraction for Black women and Black culture as well as other issues close to my heart, walking and singing to the beat of records I like to dance to (Prince's 1999, Get it Up by the Time, Brandy by Looking Glass and Sexomatic by The BarKays are just some examples), reading Asian American and Black literature and mucho mainstream fiction (e.g., Stephen King, Sean Andrew Greer, Toure, et al.).|
|Favorite Movies||The Pursuit of Happiness, Bamboozled, Dream Girls, Shaft|
|Favorite Music||Old School Soul, Beatles Tunes from the '60s, tunes by John Legend, Questions 67 and 68 by Chicago, and anything by Alica Keys|
|Favorite Books||Black Macho & the Myth of the Super Woman by Michele Wallace, Shame on it All by Zane, Cell by Stephen King, Desperation by Stephen King, Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison, History of the Philippines by Renato Constantino, Juneteenth by Ralph Ellison|
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