40 episodes

Through conversations with artists and community members, we're spreading positivity, thoughts, music, and art—all through a Filipino American perspective. Based out of Daly City—the Pinoy Capital of the United States—the goal is to empower the FilAm community and Pinays / Pinoys throughout the world by profiling awesome people and spreading good vibes. This is a mix of personal journals, interviews, recordings, and whatever can be created. Hope you enjoy!

The Filipino Garage - KuyaChris & Friends - A Filipino American Perspective KuyaChris

    • Personal Journals

Through conversations with artists and community members, we're spreading positivity, thoughts, music, and art—all through a Filipino American perspective. Based out of Daly City—the Pinoy Capital of the United States—the goal is to empower the FilAm community and Pinays / Pinoys throughout the world by profiling awesome people and spreading good vibes. This is a mix of personal journals, interviews, recordings, and whatever can be created. Hope you enjoy!

    40 – Marc Escobar / Drumming, Community College, UC Berkeley, Simpboi

    40 – Marc Escobar / Drumming, Community College, UC Berkeley, Simpboi

    Marc Escobar is a FilAm journalist, poet, and drummer. Currently majoring in Political Science at UC Berkeley, he's spent majority of his time in the Bay Area—attending Westmoor High School in Daly City and transferring from Skyline College in San Bruno. Born in the Philippines, Marc shares about his childhood in San Diego and his family's eventual move to the Bay Area. He opens up about learning how to drum from his uncle and the spaces that led him to over the years—band in middle school and high school, then drumming for the Pilipino Cultural Night at UC Berkeley. In this episode, we also talk about the community college experience and transferring into UC Berkeley—social circles, authenticity, balance, and friendships.











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    • 2 hr 29 min
    39 – Janice Sapigao / Writer, Poet, Professor, Creative & Publication Process

    39 – Janice Sapigao / Writer, Poet, Professor, Creative & Publication Process

    Janice Sapigao is an accomplished writer, poet, and professor at Skyline College. Born and raised in San Jose, she finished her undergraduate degree in Ethnic Studies at UC San Diego. She then received her MFA from CalArts and has taught all throughout California. Her first book, Microchips for Millions, was first published in 2016, following by Like a Solid to a Shadow in 2017. She continues to teach at the CIPHER program at Skyline College and is an active writer and poet. In this episode, Janice shares some poetry and insight about her creative writing process. She gives her backstory and snippets of her journey as a writer—how she decided to pursue an MFA after writing for her college Pilipino Cultural Night. Janice also shares the ups and downs of balancing her career as a professor along with her work as a writer. She speaks on the process of finding a publisher for her first book and the transition to following projects.

    • 2 hr 10 min
    38 – Mahalola Album Listening Session & Analysis / Love, Relationships, Masculinity

    38 – Mahalola Album Listening Session & Analysis / Love, Relationships, Masculinity

    This episode is a listening session for KuyaChris' most recent album, Mahalola. It's a big episode at 5 hours long! We go song by song, telling any relevant stories or takeaways from the album. The homies also share their thoughts and reactions to the music. We go into a range of topics, from creativity and perfectionism to past relessonships and masculinity. There's a lot of content here, with the first song playing around the 40-minute mark.

    • 5 hr 11 min
    37 – Angela Hien / Multidisciplinary Creative, Educator, UC Berkeley, Art Practice

    37 – Angela Hien / Multidisciplinary Creative, Educator, UC Berkeley, Art Practice

    Angela Hien is a multidisciplinary creative who uses a variety of mediums—from sculture and installations to audio and singings—to express her experience as a Vietnapina American. She was born in Sacramento, CA to a Vietnamese father and a Filipina mother. She recently finished studying Art Practice and Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley, with plans to go into education in the future. In this episode, we talk about her creative process, her experience as a Vietnamese/Filipina American, and her experience going back to the Philippines and Vietnam this last summer. She participated in UC Berkekey's inaugural study abroad program (along with previous guest Joshua Laurel) and we go over her experiences and takeaways.



    She also sings two cover songs and two originals! Additionally, we go over her art portfolio in the end, deconstructing how she creates and approaches her art practice.

    • 2 hr 39 min
    36 – Zaldy Tubig / Rapper, Creative, Creating Music, SF History, Therapy

    36 – Zaldy Tubig / Rapper, Creative, Creating Music, SF History, Therapy

    Zaldy Tubig is a rapper, musician, and creative based out of the Bay Area. With roots in the SoMa distrct of San Francisco, he has a rich history and knowledge of the Bay and the city—especially in regards to the Filipino community and culture of SoMa Pilipinas. In this episode, we talk about his beginnings with music and writing—from peotry and music sessions at Y Projects to his current work and releases with local Bay Area artists. On the podcast, Zaldy performs some of his recent tracks, in addition to pieces from his debut mixtape THERAPY VOLUME 1. Zaldy recently changed his stage name to Zaldy Water—we talk about the history of his name and the connections with his father and the Philippines. Throughout the episode, Zaldy drops some serious wisdom and reflections in regards to growing up in working-class neighborhoods and the growth he's gone through in his life.

    • 2 hr 20 min
    35 – Joshua Laurel / Pagibig, Study Abroad, Public Health, UC Berkeley

    35 – Joshua Laurel / Pagibig, Study Abroad, Public Health, UC Berkeley

    Joshua Laurel is a Public Health major student at UC Berkeley, set to graduate this 2020! He went to the Philippines this last summer and studied at UP Diliman, through UC Berkeley's first Study Abroad initiative in the Philippines. In this episode, we talk about his experience during study abroad—going back to study at his home country's top public university—and any major takeways or lessons he learned. We also talk about a range of topics, such as pagibig and the cultural differences in terms of dating and relatioships between the Philippines and the United States. Joshua also shares his immigration story of moving to the United States at 12 years old and the process of acclimating to a new environment.

    • 2 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

rissa_mc ,

Wonderful

I'm not really sure why this show doesn't get the same kind of attention as others, but I hope it changes seeing as this was probably the first Filipino podcast ever produced. This has been a god-send to a filipino-american starved for the truth and facts that my American education tried to hide.

Keetana.FT86 ,

New listener!

Hey Kuya Chris. New listener here. Am From Bakersfield also (I heard your Bakersfield guest speaker) I can agree to some of his context - it is populated with a mixed culture - mostly whites due to the oil fields. I can’t believe how little did he know of the south central part of Cali. Bruh, Delano is riddled with Filipinos and is only 30 miles north of Bako (it’s what we call Bakersfield). I was born in Bakersfield and raised in Delano/Bakersfield/S. SF/ and Richmond. I can even say that the first PCN was back in 1995 at Delano High School. Back in the 80’s my dad lived in the camps working at the grape fields. He was one of those guys who took part of the protest. My father in law, was the anchor man. He has original pictures of Caesar Chavez. He tells me stories of Manong Larry Itliong. Remembers the old Delano and the first Filipino Hall building where all the farmers would gather around. I wish that kid from Bakersfield reached out further, I could’ve helped him understand a bit more of Bako and it’s surrounding cities. Then I started listening to more of your shows Kuya Chris. I last heard Joseph Magsaysay as an architect designer. I too am working as an architect designer now. I didn’t pursue my architect degree as I fell into electrical engineering as it was more demanding in the oil field world. I’ve been in this male dominant career for about 18 years now. I’ve learned how to not let me talk me down. I’m one of those tough 5’0” pinays. I was also a bgirl back in ‘97! I was able to relate to some of this guy’s work too. After high school and college, I wanted to keep dancing. And within those 18 years in a male dominant career I kept sane by being a Polynesian dancer.
Keep up the good work Kuya Chris I’ll be listening to more of your shows while at work.

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Finally a Filipino podcast, great stuff

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