• ET on KCET

I’m currently a contributing writer for KCET.org‘s online content, and write two columns, which are published on alternating Fridays:

Transpacific Routes: A column for KCET’s SoCal Focus section, which is about Southern Califonia’s Asian/Pacific Islander communities


Concrete and Chaparral: A column for KCET’s The Back Forty section, which is an environmental column from a modern city-dweller’s perspective on ways to connect to and appreciate the natural word.



• The USC Days

Back in my college days, I was a reporter and columnist for the USC Daily Trojan campus newspaper, writing about such things as changes to the campus during the post-L.A. Riot days, and being one of the first college journalists to interview then-new late night talk show host Conan O’Brien. But I was most (in)famous for my candid free-form column entitled, “?”, which was basically a blog before there really were blogs. At some point I’ll scan my entire USC article history (including my “?” column) and make it available on this site.


• Other Works:

Filipino American History, 425 Years and Counting
KCET.org – SoCal Focus, October 18, 2012


Keeping L.A.’s Thai Town Thai 
KCET.org – SoCal Focus, September 13, 2012


Demystifying Korean Culture For The Masses 
KCET.org – SoCal Focus, August 9, 2012


Connected To Tragedy, So Cal Sikhs Find Sympathy, Security, Solace
KCET.org – SoCal Focus, August 9, 2012 


L.A.’s Historic Filipinotown Turns Ten: What’s Changed?
KCET.org – SoCal Focus, August 2, 2012 


City of Los Angeles Dedicates Historic Filipinotown
Pinoylife.com, August 5, 2002 (archived on mandirigma.org, May 2011)


Feasting on Kindness: Thais Freed From Sweatshop Discover Good Side of Life In America
Los Angeles Times, August 20, 1995