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Happy Thanksgiving! Try a helping of American Filipino stories from Emil Amok’s Storytime….

Here’s a helping of unique stories I put together. At the end I tell the story of growing up without a grandmother…. but had a decent replacement…my Irish Lola.

But we start with Eleanor Clement Glass’s “Mother’s Day, Mother’s Way” story.

And then there’s Julian Simeon on his Father’s story…

Three good ones. Stories we’d tell at Thanksgiving dinner. Now you get them here. Total show about 52 minutes. Use your finger and scurry about. Share with friends. Happy Thanksgiving!

EMIL AMOK’S Storytime! American Filipino Stories for Thanksgiving: From Eleanor Clement Glass (“Mother’s Way”); Julian Simeon (“Eddie’s Story”); and Emil Guillermo (“Lola Mommy and Irish Lola”).

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Emil Guillermo is Emil Amok! Show 189: Omicron Blues; Show 188: Boebert Slurs Omar; Show 187: Arbery Murderers Convicted; What does an Asian American Think? Reaction here; Show 186: The Arbery Prosecution’s close; More AAPI firsts; Show 185: Simu/Bowen, Waukesha, Rittenhouse; JFK; Show 184: Rittenhouse disappointment, Watch out AAPI; Biden Infrastructure passes, despite CA’s McCarthy’s show; Kamala Harris makes history; Prof. Dan Gonzales on the Rittenhouse fallout; Show 183: Jimmy O. Yang vs. Simu Liu; Show 182–Gosar Censure and why it matters to AAPI; Show 181: Wu Era begins in Boston; Infrastructure; Global Warming; Abortion Tourism in Calif.? Show 180: Even more Suni; AALDEF Poll; Rittenhouse trial; Show 179: Rittenhouse judge; More Suni Lee; More Astroworld; Boostered; Where’s Kamala? Show 178: 9th victim an AAI at Astroworld; Suni Lee says she was attacked in LA; Veterans Day Part 2; War Brides; More Dan Gonzales; Rittenhouse sympathy inflation; Show 177: Part 1 of the Veterans Day show, with Prof. Dan; Show 176: Travis Scott Need a GoFundMe? Oakland toddler Jasper Wu’s family does; Show 175: Astroworld Festival; AAPI death one of the 8; Festival Seating is the culprit. Watch/Listen.


See the show LIVE at 2pm Pacific on my YouTube Channel; On Facebook Watch; and on Twitter@emilamok

SHOW 189 Monday, Nov.29,2021 OMICRON! SHOW 188 Friday, Nov.26 Boebert; Thanksgiving; Arbery; more

SHOW 187 Wednesday, Nov. 24 Arbery Murderers Convicted; What does an Asian American think? I talk with Prof. Dan Gonzales…

SHOW 186 Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021 Inclusion/Exclusion; Arbery Trial, Prosecuter’s close against the trio of vigilantes; The 911 call;

SHOW 185 Monday, Nov.22, 2021 Simu/Bowen/SNL; Waukesha, Rittenhouse; JFK 1963….

SHOW 184 FRIDAY Nov. 19, 2021 Rittenhouse verdicts a signal to all BIPOC; Biden’s Social Spending plan moves forward; Kamala Makes History!!

SHOW 183 THURSDAY Nov. 18, 2021 Love Hard’s Jimmy O.Yang vs. Simu Liu?; Tiger King … more

SHOW 182 WEDNESDAY Nov.17, 2021, GOSAR CENSURE and why it matters to AAPI

SHOW 181 TUESDAY Nov.16, 2021 Biden Sells Plan; Abortion tourism in Calif.?, Golden State Warriors…

SHOW 180 MONDAY Nov.15, 2021 AALDEF Poll

SHOW 179 FRIDAY Nov.12, 2021 More Suni; Vaxxed and Boostered; Rittenhouse Judge; Kamala? MORE

SHOW 178 THURSDAY, Nov.11, 2021 9th Death Astroworld; Suni Lee; Veterans Day part 2; War brides…

ShOW 177 Wednesday, Nov.10, 2021 Part 1 of Veterans Day Show, plus a scan of the news…Rittenhouse, Filipino Attacked…

SHOW 176 TUESDAY, NOV.9, 2021

SHOW 175 Monday, Nov.8, 2021 Astroworld; AAPI Death; Festival Seating?

Emil Guillermo is Emil Amok: Show 174: Colin Powell’s Funeral, doing good, being good, and being a good solider; more with Prof. Dan; Show 173–The AALDEF Poll, Obama anniversary, more; Show 172–Did you feel the Wu Train? Don’t look to VA for guidance, say “Wu, Wu, Wu.” Show 171: Voting Day; Day of the Dead; Mile High Suspect, AAPI? NewScan; Show 170-UC Berkeley’s colonial reckoning over Filipino display; NewScan: Huma Abedin, Virginia vote, climate change, anti-Chop baseball, more. It’s Emil Amok’s Takeout Live Not Live.

SEE THE LIVE VERSION on Twitter @emilamok, or on FB Watch, or the Emil Guillermo YouTube Channel, M-F- 2p Pacific….Emil Amok’s Takeout is the microtalk show of the AAPI and the AAx…..

READ my stuff: I’m an IC…”independent columnist” writing on Asian American issues since 1995. Now home-based at the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund.

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SHOW 174 Nov.5, 2021 Colin Powell Funeral. They weren’t singing about the general when they sang “How Great Thou Art.” Also Biden’s Build Back Cheaper getting a boost. Listen/Watch! SHOW 173 Nov.4, 2021 Your AAPI microtalk show… SHOW 172 Nov.3. 2021 Republicans won. Election rigged? No. Dead people vote? No. But big story. Michelle Wu and the AAPI grassroots victories.

SHOW 171 Nov.2,2021 VOTE; Day of the Dead; Boston, VA races; AAPI Mayors; Mile High Suspect, AAPI…

SHOW 170: Nov.1, 2021 UCBerkeley’s Odd End to Filipino History Month. The C in UC stands for “Colonial.”

Check out the columns at the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund.

And check out the Emil Guillermo YouTubeChannel to see other videos, including “The PETA Podcast.”

Emil Guillermo is Emil Amok: Show 169: Missing AAPI; Kristina Wong; Jay Chen; Pope Biden; Prof. Dan Gonzales and END OF FAHM; Halloween?; Show 168: Nick Kristof; Meta; Biden and Pope; Animals as right wing cover? Show 167: Chappelle tix; more;Show 166–The Truth about Larry Itliong; Prof. Dan Gonzales on hate crimes, massacres, and more; Show 165–Larry Itliong Day; Itliong had principles, no medals, unlike Gen. Powell; Show 164–On the social media attack of Betty Yu, @BettyKPIX; What I experienced years ago at SF’s NBC affiliate; A BIPOC appreciation of Gen. Colin Powell; What Does An Asian American Think? #WDAAAT? My micro-talkshow for the AAPI/AAx and the ALL.

Catch the show live M-F @2pm Pacific on FB Live; Emil Guillermo on YouTube, and Twitter @emilamok

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SHOW 169: Oct. 29, 2021 Missing AAPI; Pope; END OF FAHM; Halloween

SHOW 168 Oct. 28, 2021

SHOW 167: Oct.27, 2021 Chappelle tix; Newsscan; More…

SHOW 166: Oct.26,2021 What was said at Itliong dedication? The truth about Itliong; Prof. Dan Gonzales joins me to talk hate crimes, massacres and more.

SHOW 165 Oct. 25, 2021 On Larry Itliong Day; More on Gen.Powell…

SHOW 164 Friday Oct. 22, 2021 Betty Yu, @BettyKPIX; General Powell; What racism was like in the media 40 years ago.