a hapa bachelorette

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Note: Photo found here.

Many thanks to Akemi Johnson for chatting with me for her NPR story, What Would It Mean to Have a Hapa Bachelorette. It’s always a pleasure to speak to writers about current events, especially as it relates to my own research. As an academic, feeling like you’re an imposter, or that your research is irrelevant, is a daily insecurity. However, talking to other people who inspire and push you to connect your research to the ideas they’re working on really helps solidify your own work. For that, I am grateful. Hope you enjoy the story!

Maraming salamat!

Joanne L. Rondilla, Ph.D.

Mesa, AZ

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The Red Road

redroad

I’ll spoil it for you off the bat. Sundance TV decided to cancel The Red Road after its second season. Still, it’s an awesome show that you can watch online or on Netflix. (Please ignore the negative review that’s linked to the photo above.) It has a diverse cast and rich story lines that make an ES scholar like me melt. Yes, Jason Momoa is easy on the eyes. However, the show illustrates that he has some acting chops too. I’ll miss The Red Road (and I shall curse Sundance TV for letting you go).

Maraming Salamat (Many Thanks),

Joanne L. Rondilla, Ph.D.

Chandler, AZ