Lost in translation

At the dinner table:

Dad: I liked that girl on your Facebook. Cool barong. Filipinos entering the mainstream, dude!
Me: Pa, that wasn’t really the point…
Mom: I want to see!

*We show her the post*

Mom, concerned: Ha? What’s cultural appropriation?
Dad: Barongs. Appropriate sa black tie. They liked mine at the gala we went to for your school.

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Cultural appropriation is fun especially if it makes you rich

Old hotness: Filipino men wear the barong Tagalog, popularized in the modern era by President Ramon Magsaysay (but with roots antedating Spanish colonization), as formalwear.

New hotness: Valentino S/S 2012 appropriates (traditionally male) Filipino cultural dress as (female) fashion.

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Wherein he calls me crazy

What can I say? I really like glitter.

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Alabama Immigration Law is Probably Racist

Note to self: exercise extra care when traveling through Alabama.

He hurt himself yesterday

I have a tendency to faint when confronted with unexpected volumes of blood. Also, I’m very sympathetic. (To be fair, I did ask if he was okay. And recommended a tetanus booster.)

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She said, “I made a few changes”

What she meant was: your writing is unacceptable.

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I have three deadlines at the end of the week

So he kindly helped me brainstorm.

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Laughing at my froggy voice

I lost my voice. He is not very sympathetic.

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This case made me sick

I’m not a criminal justice expert, I’m not a lawyer. All I’m saying is that if seven of nine eyewitnesses recant the testimony that condemned a man to death, the case for his state-sanctioned murder is less than airtight.

People who say it better than me: [Amnesty International] * [Color of Change]

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