"Deepen Your Roots. Become Unshakable."
Hi everyone. I'll be using the name Darwin Lapu as my alias for this blog. Some background info on me is that I've lived and grew up in the bay my whole life. I've never really been to the Philippines, except for when I was really young for a couple of days. I don't remember any of the trip, so I don't count it personally. Growing up here I fell in love with things like basketball, football, hip-hop, video games, books, and comic books. Those were all things I loved from the jump, but one thing I dreaded then grew to appreciate was my faith. My parents forced me to take CCD classes and I hated it because it took time away from things I wanted to do after school, and in my head going to church on Sundays was enough. As I got older and my view of the world got rougher and tougher, my faith grew stronger. Its corny, I know but its something thats important to me now and I'm forever grateful to my parents for giving me something that will be with me for the rest of my life.
Decolonization is the act of getting rid colonization, or freeing ones self from dependence of another country.
Decolonization can also be a journey one takes internally. Understanding their past, culture, and what parts of that they've lost growing up in a place that wants you to leave that behind.
In a decolonized world it would look like a place where western and indigenous cultures are taught and viewed equally. You would be able to understand any way of living by experiencing it.
Katrina brought a basketball to class for her narrative. She explained how her love for basketball started from church. She learned how to play basketball from playing at church, CCD, and youth group. It was interesting because she said that she was the only one in her family to play basketball. She continued to play ball throughout high school, and Katrina says she really misses playing basketball because she doesn't really get to play anymore. Without going to church, she probably wouldn't have learned to play basketball and love it as much as she does.
Kelly's (My) Narrative:
Wsup guys! My name is Jeric Peregrino and I'm 20 years old. Since dance is my life, I'll just give you guys a background of my dance history. I love to dance and perform. As early as I can remember, I was already performing in front of multiple people to The Ketchup Song at the age of 3. Doing cha cha at the age of 5, and spinning girls around at the age of 7. I started learning choreography in 6th grade and joined my middle school's dance team in 7th and 8th grade. During the 8th grade, I started a cwalk crew with a group of friends. In high school I participated in my school's annual school dance showcase, rally dance performances, and did a couple side projects and performances on the side. I've competed, danced, directed, and choreographed for multiple dance teams such as Decade, Nuff Kidz, and Aftermath Dance Company. I also started teaching at Jefferson High School and Skyline College a couple years ago. Through dance, I've gotten to know more about myself and my abilities both as a person and as a dancer. and picked up many skills such as leadership, organization, and being consistent and persistent. That's all for now, thanks for reading!
My full name is Kelly Rose Restauro. I was born in San Francisco on June 11, 1996. I've spent the rest of my life living in Daly City with my mom, dad, and younger brother. I am full filipino and technically half Kapangpangan because of my dad. I was raised being able to speak English and Tagalog. Although, I don't remember as much tagalog as I used to. I am currently attending Skyline College and College of San Mateo in order to transfer to UC Davis as a Biochemistry major. I like to dance, cook, eat, play video games, and watch anime. I like to collect makeup, and I find doing my makeup relaxing. My dream is to go sightseeing, try all the different foods, and experience the different cultures from around the world first hand with my boyfriend.