b. Manila, Philippines
"I feel so strongly that we don't have enough of the voices of Asians and Asian Americans as part of American history."
"I remember having a group of black girls pulling on one arm and a group of white girls pulling on the other arm, saying that I had to choose. 'Was I black, or was I white?' That's all they knew."
"Whenever there was a big [Filipino] party, we drove a good way into North Raleigh to get there. Everybody knew everybody. . .There was always somebody in the yard either doing nunchucks or talking about the tinikling dance with the bamboo poles."