Category Archives: Filipino

Emil Amok! More shows coming….

Hey Amoks!

I am amok in Honolulu doing some private shows, but coming back with more versions of my Amok monologues soon.

In the meantime, you know I haven’t been silent.

Catch my columns on the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund blog… 

And on my  @emilamok Twitter feed on this page!

And listen to me on the PETA Podcast.

Crazy times, ripe for Amok!

Impeachment notes:

–Gordon Sondland should have been on that bus with Trump, not Billy Bush. That would have made quite a tape.

— Best witnesses? Loved Lt. Col. Vindman’s uniform. But Dr. Fiona Hill made the hearings seem like “Masterpiece Impeachment.”

–Devin Nunes has no clothes.

–Ask Jim Jordan why he couldn’t get so worked up about pedophilia and wrestling at Ohio State?

–Don’t lose sight of basic questions; Can a president do what he wants without checks or balances? Is the power of the presidency absolute?  You know what they say about absolute power….

See you on stage soon! 

 

Emil Amok! Check my latest columns and pronouncements…. .

Read my latest columns at the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund blog!

Sorry to say, I’ve been pre-occupied watching sports as an antidote to our constitutional crisis.  (Go Warriors! Go Sharks! Wake up,Giants!)  That and teaching college kids.

Also working on a new iteration of my “Amok Monologues.” It’s coming to Washington, D.C. in late July!!! Ticket info coming.

Sounds like a good time to book me for an east coast swing.

Oh, and while Emil Amok’s Takeout is still available wherever you podcast (check it out on Spotify, iTunes, Castbox, etc.),  each week there’s a new The PETA PODCAST !

Your Friendly Filipino Amok Fruit Bat

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Emil Amok’s procrastination tool: A mini-podcast!

And this is one about a vegan Filipino restaurant in the Bay Area.

Emil Amok—Emil in a minute or so. He says what’s on your mind and his!

 

You can shove the big yellow thing off the pancake and use a light dousing of the maple syrup to limit calories.  These are the ube pancakes at Nick’s on Grand, a legit Filipino VEGAN place.  Weekends only for the pancakes (served with vegan bacon). Check out the vegan lechon and vegan sissig! Fat still an issue. But no animal fat. You’ll get all the Filipino flavor without the cruelty. Worth checking out if you’re near South San Francisco.

Check out Emil’s columns on http://www.aaldef.org and on amok.com. Twitter @emilamok

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Emil Guillermo: “More Amok,” coming soon late January at the SF Playground Solo Fest at the Potrero Stage in January!

The full hour-long performance of my Amok Monologues, “More Amok,” is coming to the Potrero Stage in January.

Jan 27-7PM / Feb 1-8PM / Feb 7-8PM

http://playground-sf.org/solofest/

In the meantime:

**Check out my writing on the AALDEF blog every week! 

**Listen to me here on the PETA PODCAST  or search my name on Apple Podcasts.

**Check out the original “Emil Amok’s Takeout.”

**Read me on the Inquirer.net.

**Check out my monthly workshops at the Filipino American National Historical Society Museum in Stockton, CA. 

**Check out reviews of the solo show here.

**See a video clip here.

**For more information: Go to the Contact section!

 

 

 

Emil Guillermo: Next “Amok”? Sept. 30, Sunday, 2pm at FANHS National Museum in Stockton. Get ticket links to the “story show,” and see where to read my Amok columns!

Tickets for the next story show? 

It’s a story show and work shop to help you tell your own story.

Don’t miss it at the FANHS National Museum,  337 E. Weber Ave, Stockton, CA

Arrive early to see the museum or lunch at a nearby Filipino restaurant. Digest it all during the show. Get inspired, be a part of the interview “talk” show part, and let me get the story out of you. You will leave with a real blue print for a story that you can perform, refine, or just tell to your loved ones.

Donations, $10 to benefit the museum. Get your tickets in advance.

Keep reading my regular  Amok columns at the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund.
(Listen to a robot read an Amok column on this link).

Also at inquirer.net.

And diverseeducation.com.

And listen to my podcasts:

The PETA PODCAST

and

Emil Amok’s Takeout

Emil Guillermo: Mourning historian and scholar Dawn Mabalon, Filipino American activist and friend; My Manilatown show on Aug. 17th dedicated to her memory.

I’m crestfallen, recovering from the news that my friend Dawn Mabalon, a tenured professor and scholar in U.S. History at San Francisco State University, specializing in Filipinos in the American Labor movement, has died.

Dawn was a bright, energetic ball of fire who took American Filipinos and U.S. history and fused it with an activist’s passion that empowered the ignored and enlightened the ignorant.

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If you didn’t know the story, you finally got it.
If you were heretofore invisible, you were finally seen.

She didn’t bother with the veritable first draft of history, a/k/a “the news.” Dawn, who originally set out to be a journalist, looked to make a lasting impact.  She got her Ph.D at Stanford and scaled the high bar of the academy. She produced legit scholarship about us in the United States, as if we really mattered.

Dawn Mabalon’s 2013 book, “Little Manila is in the Heart: The Making of the Filipino/a American Community in Stockton, California,” presented the forgotten Filipinos of America in an historical context that could not be shoved under any old rock.

It was there for all to see: A brilliant, personal, yet accessible scholarly work.

As I pondered what Dawn meant to Filipino Americans and the telling of the broader Asian American story, someone found a Facebook post of me and Dawn from her 2013 book launch. It was ten years after I first met her when I worked the diversity beat in Stockton. Along with Dillon Delvo, her Little Manila Foundation co-founder, Dawn was a key source as I wrote stories about their successful effort to preserve the blighted blocks of Stockton’s “Little Manila” into an historical district.

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Reading it now five years later just made me cry.

If all the dogeared pages of my copy are any proof, I’ve used that book she handed me like a bible. I compared my father’s story of coming to the U.S.  as a colonized American Filipino with the facts from Dawn’s scholarly work. While writing my one man show, “The Amok Monologues,” I often consulted Dawn’s book to make sure I wasn’t just true to heart, but true to history as well.

It’s the reason my Friday performance at San Francisco’s Manilatown  on Aug. 17th at 7:30 pm will be dedicated to her memory.
See the rest of my post at http://www.aaldef.org/blog