Self woke up at 9:20 am. There is a reading this afternoon at the I-Hotel in Manilatown. Self is supposed to meet niece G there. Hubby said he would come along. Self wants to give niece G a copy of Growing Up Filipino II (Among the contributors: Amalia Bueno, Rashaan Alexis Meneses, yours truly, editor Cecilia Manguerra Brainard, Brian Ascalon Roley, Veronica Montes, and Tony Robles) because Dearest Niece grew up in New York City and then studied in Stanford and might enjoy knowing how people who are Filipino like her grew up. Maybe we’ll walk around Chinatown or North Beach. Maybe we’ll have dinner there tonight! Maybe we’ll even get to check out City Lights and see if they still carry Going Home to a Landscape! (They did, last time self checked)
Before going to the city, however, self must drop by the Redwood City Farmers Market. Which means she has to get dressed. Right now. She missed last week’s, the first, because she was in Denver.
She spent some time reading The Economist soon after waking up, and encountered there an essay summarizing all the charges against Obama, that he is “not tough enough to be commander-in-chief,” that “he doesn’t love America enough to defend it wholeheartedly.” There is even a quote from that Filipina conservative commentator, Michelle Malkin, who derisively refers to our President as “the groveller in chief.”
Now, this is really, really unfair. Sticks in self’s craw, in fact. So, self puts aside The Economist and gets ready for her day.
Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.
2 responses to “Saturday Morning: Got to Rush”
Have fun! Where can I order “Growing up Filipino II”?
I put a link to the publisher, Philippine American Literary House. You can order direct from them! 🙂