Posted in October 2012

Globalizing Halloween

Globalizing Halloween

Halloween is one of the most celebrated holidays in the United States today, but that wasn’t always the case. In fact, Halloween was rather unknown to much of the population and wasn’t celebrated by pockets of Americans until the arrival of Irish immigrants who were escaping the potato famine of the mid-1800s. With the mass … Continue reading

Gintong Kasaysayan, Gintong Pamana

Gintong Kasaysayan, Gintong Pamana

October is Filipino American History Month, which celebrates the past, present, and future of Filipino-Americans. It’s been celebrated since the late 1980s and was set during this month because the earliest recorded proof of Filipinos entering what would become the United States took place in October of 1587. California and Hawaii now have large Filipino … Continue reading

Interview with a Dictator’s Grandson

Interview with a Dictator’s Grandson

Kim Han-Sol, one of the grandsons of North Korea’s infamous Kim Jong-Il, did an interview recently with former UN Undersecretary-General and Finnish Minister of Defense Elisabeth Rehn in which he spoke about his life growing up and his studies at the United World College in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Born in Pyongyang in 1995, Kim Han-Sol … Continue reading

We Speak No Americano

We Speak No Americano

We are covering the chapter on languages in my geography class right now and I figured I would share some interesting things that I found while researching data for an assignment. Basically, we were asked to write about languages in the United States and what languages and dialects we both see and hear in our … Continue reading

AIDS Walk 2012

AIDS Walk 2012

Ever since my senior year of high school, I’ve been going to the Los Angeles AIDS Walk, an annual fundraiser to help benefit AIDS service organizations like the AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA). New York, San Francisco, and Wisconsin have their own walks as well, benefiting groups in their areas. This year, AIDS Walk LA … Continue reading

Clue at the Nuart Theatre

Clue at the Nuart Theatre

Last week, Rona and I went to the Nuart Theatre to see a midnight screening of Clue, one of the best movies ever to be created. Honestly, I think I have watched Clue at least ten or so times, more than any other movie. It has a great cast, a fun script, and I just … Continue reading

Strolling Through Olvera Street

Strolling Through Olvera Street

If you want to explore an important piece of Los Angeles history, then Olvera Street is a great place to start. Originally called Wine Street, it was renamed in honor of judge Agustin Olvera and is located in the oldest part of LA, even including the city’s oldest existing house. Today, Olvera Street is a … Continue reading