Southeast Asian

The Universal Church of the Kingdom of God as it would appear after expansion (Photo via QNS courtesy of Aries Dela Cruz)

Church Plans Draw Ire in ‘Little Manila’

Queens, Religion, Southeast Asian September 30, 2016 at 4:07 pm

“Little Manila” residents in Woodside cite displacement and “economic and social repercussions” in their objections to a proposal by The Universal Church of the Kingdom of God to increase its building size, report The FilAm and QNS.

Carla Cinco in BAGO's kitchen (Photo by Cristina DC Pastor)

Not Her Mother’s Restaurant: Bago Comes to ‘Little Manila’

On a stretch of First Avenue crowded with Filipino restaurants, a new restaurant is making its mark.

The Debt Crisis in Puerto Rico

The Debt Crisis in Puerto Rico

Health, Puerto Rican, Southeast Asian, Video, Women November 9, 2015 at 4:37 pm

CUNY TV’s “Independent Sources” looks at how the debt crisis in Puerto Rico is fueling arguments over the island’s status. The episode also features a project that gives free breast cancer screening to the uninsured, as well as a Philippine gold exhibition at the Asia Society.

Lea Salonga (middle) with The FilAm's Elton Lugay (left) and Cristina DC Pastor (right)

Lea Salonga on ‘Allegiance’

History, New York, Southeast Asian November 2, 2015 at 4:32 pm

The internment of Japanese Americans, as told in the Broadway show “Allegiance,” could very well happen today with another group of Americans, star Lea Salonga tells The FilAm.

Uniting the Cultures of Indonesia through Food

Uniting the Cultures of Indonesia through Food

A food festival in Queens brings together the disparate cultures and languages of Indonesia.

My Baryo, My Borough will use video recordings to preserve the experiences and stories told by generations of Filipinos living in Queens. (Photo courtesy of My Baryo, My Borough)

My Baryo, My Borough to Preserve the FilAm Experience

Featured Posts, History, Queens, Southeast Asian, Voices' Picks October 14, 2015 at 2:17 pm

The My Baryo, My Borough oral history project is recording the experiences of generations of Filipinos living in Queens.

Minsun Kim, at the podium, speaking at a press briefing held at Ron Kim's office. (Photo via The Korea Times)

Supporting Korean Businesses in Wake of New NYC Regs

Business, Southeast Asian July 28, 2016 at 5:33 pm

Assembly member Ron Kim and representatives of the Korean community are readying a response to new regulations governing the use of chemicals in nails salons and dry cleaning stores, two businesses which are often Korean-owned, The Korea Times reports.

The founding members of the Damayan Cleaning Cooperative. (Photo via The FilAm)

Filipina Worker-Owned Co-op First of its Kind in the U.S.

Labor, Manhattan, New York, Southeast Asian, Women October 1, 2015 at 5:50 pm

Nine immigrant women have started the Manhattan-based Damayan Cleaning Cooperative, the country’s first Filipina co-op owned by its members, reports The FilAm.

Dueling Thai Demonstrations at UN

Dueling Thai Demonstrations at UN

Featured Posts, Government, Manhattan, Southeast Asian, Video September 30, 2015 at 2:26 pm

As Thailand’s prime minister Prayuth Chan-ocha prepares to address the UN this week, pro- and anti-Thai government protesters gathered nearby.

On display at "Filipino Design Now" running until Jan. 3 at the Asia Society. (Image via Balitang America video)

‘Filipino Design Now’ in Manhattan

Culture, Manhattan, Southeast Asian September 24, 2015 at 5:38 pm

The “Filipino Design Now” exhibition at the Asia Society features the works, ranging from home accents to garments, of 14 designers inspired by their Filipino heritage, reports Balitang America.

Jeffrey Cirio (Photo via The FilAm)

A Ballet First for a Filipino Dancer

Culture, Southeast Asian July 14, 2016 at 11:51 am

The FilAm interviews Jeffrey Cirio, the first Filipino to be named principal male dancer at the American Ballet Theatre.

A Taste of Malaysia in Flushing

A Taste of Malaysia in Flushing

Food, Queens, Southeast Asian, Video July 8, 2016 at 12:56 pm

SinoVision heads into the kitchen at PappaRich, a Malaysian chain restaurant that opened its second U.S. location this year.

"Maleta" ("Suitcase") by Monica “Mona” Lunot-Kuker. (Image via Feet in 2 Worlds)

A Nightmare in Dream City

Labor, Metro Area, Southeast Asian September 11, 2015 at 6:28 pm

In the first episode of Feet in 2 World’s “Dream City” podcast, domestic worker Mona Lunot-Kuker recounts years fighting for labor rights in the Philippines before moving to New Jersey and finding herself mistreated at the hands of her new employer.

A laptop was one of the objects included in a time capsule created by students of PS 134 (Photo via The FilAm)

Students Make Art Inspired by ‘Philippine Gold’

Brooklyn, Culture, Education, History, Manhattan, Southeast Asian June 17, 2016 at 11:37 am

After a visit to the “Philippine Gold: Treasures of Forgotten Kingdoms” exhibition at the Asia Society, elementary school kids produced their own artwork of present-day objects as part of a “time capsule concept,” writes The FilAm.

Police clear the intersection where the bomb detonated. The Erawan shrine is a popular destination for both tourists and local Thais. (Photo courtesy of Maher Sattar)

Field Report: Shock and Confusion Over Bangkok Bombing

Featured Posts, New York, Southeast Asian, Voices' Picks August 19, 2015 at 4:25 pm

Kanyakrit Vongkiatkajorn, a CUNY J School student interning in Bangkok for the summer, filed this report after the bomb blast at the Erawan shrine, a popular tourist destination, with reaction from Thais both at home and abroad.