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Jo Koy

Jo Koy

Where do I start with the man named Jo Koy! He is an American comedian and just like myself, is half Filipino. He has been on the stand-up scene for over 30 years and is finally recognised with two big comedy specials featured on Netflix. In 2017, He self-produced and heavily invested in the first of those shows called “Live from Seattle”, which was then sold to Netflix. In 2018, he was given the prestigious “Stand-Up Comedian of the Year”…

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Chicken Adobo

Chicken Adobo

“Adobong Manok” pronounced in Tagalog, is a tasty, popular and easy to prepare Filipino dish that has been at the forefront of my family household for my whole life and this will not stop. Anyone who knows about Filipino cooking will know this dish as the unofficial national dish of the Philippines. The cooking process consists of marinating then braising meat, seafood or vegetables in a sauce of vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, bay leaves, and black peppercorns. It is usually…

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Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao

Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao

For my first post, I think I need to talk about the legend that is Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao and how he has influenced me and others growing up. Manny was raised in General Santos on the island of Mindanao and his family was very poor. He dropped out of high school and left home at the age of 14 to start his boxing career. He turned professional at 16 and has since won 12 world championship titles including 8 belts…

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