This week, many of us struggled on finding what we are specifically going to photograph for our photo project. Most of the class consisted of brainstorming different ideas for people's projects and learning the basics of photography specifically using our phones. We learned about the different features like the weaknesses and strengths of phone cameras and composition. We also learned how to differentiate which pictures are worth keeping or throwing away, if it doesn't capture the focus of each of our photo projects and how to specifically take a photo in both public spaces and private places if needed. Including myself and others, are now clear on how to capture the right photos and specifically what we want to capture for our photo project.
By: Sheana Soriano
In today's class, Jeremy taught us how to construct a project for our Photo Project. He explained to us the difference between Scope, which is what we want to avoid and Specificity, which is what we should be doing. Using class time as some source of workshop to construct our project, he used a student's example of how their project should look like. He mapped out the details showing how specific we are able to get with a broad topic. Jeremy also gave tips on how to use your iPhone to take pictures for the project. This helped a lot for some students, including myself, were kind of stuck with how to go about the proposal/starting the final project.
By: Anjanette Magpantay
Decolonization and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Components of F.A.D.E. (Filipio American Decolination Experience)
THE PAST: Understanding personal and collective histories.
By: Michelle Milay
Resource: Brown Skin White Minds Filipino-/American Postcolonial Psychology (with commentaries) by E.J.R. David
The next group to present was R.O.D. They covered Chapter 11 of Brown Skins, White Minds. R.O.D had taught the class about decolonization which is claiming independence from the colonizer or to release the status of a colony, in other words being the exact opposite of colonization. Starting off the lecture, they began with an activity with the class in which they had us form into our barangays. Within our barangays, we had to draw what others expect Filipinos to look like on one half and on the other half we had to draw what or how we seen ourselves or others as Filipinos. Towards the end of their presentation, they had shared their own experience for how they used to look at other Filipinos in a negative way but then realizing they were talking about their own people and how that was wrong.
This image is a representation of decolonization. When being colonized, you are letting those change who you are so your true identity ceases to exist. But when you resist, therefore acting upon decolonization, you are making your presence known for who you truly are.
By: Anjanette Magpantay
Stage 4: Panethnic Asian American Consciousness
- it is a positive outlook on Filipinos and Asian American, but a negative and discriminatory outlook on dominant white groups.
Stage 5: Ethnocentric Realization
-it is a negative outlook on Asian Americans because of the realization that Filipino Americans are discriminated by them.
State 6: Incorporation
-one of the most beneficial stages
-self appreciating and neutral outlook of other Asian Americans
-positive outlook on other minorities
by: Lynelle Magat
Dati Puti then presented the Pilipino American Identity Development Model (PAID Model) which describes the process of how Filipino and Filipino Americans form their ethnic identity which also dictates how one may view themselves, and also, how they view other ethnic and racial groups. There are six stages:
1. Ethnic Awareness
By: Sheana Soriano
Colonial mentality and the loss of Kapwa can be passed of through generations. Thus, creating more Filipino and Filipino-American's who assimilate into the dominant culture, preventing them from progressing in their ethnic identity development.
The PAID model shows how CM and Kapwa may influence how they perceive themselves and other Filipinos, Filipino Americans, and other ethnic/racial groups.
By: Mariela Francisco
Datu Puti started off with the game Human Knot, to symbolize the escape from colonialism.
Barangay Jollibee's motto:
Eat good, live good
Hi! My name is Michelle Milay, 19 years old and it is my second year at Skyline College. I am really close to my siblings especially to my older sisters who stand as my guardians. I love my family and they are my inspirations in life. I am involved in Filipino Student Union and taking my classes that are connected to Kababayan Learning Community. I take responsibility of being the Artistic Director of (PCN) Pilipino Cultural Night class. My educational goals are attaining Associates Degree at Skyline College and transfer to San Francisco State University or any CSU. I desire to major in Business Accounting because I wanted to apply my math and leadership skills. As I am fulfilling my own career path, I desire to contribute on strengthening and nurturing my Filipino identity and community here at Skyline College such as sharing my passion/talents, being involved with Filipino organizations and building good relationships with people.
Community to me is a group of connected people who treat each other like a family and who have the same goals/purpose of involvement. I consider my Filipino community as loving, humble, and potent. Thus, when I achieve my goals and become successful, I desire to bring back to my community by continuing Filipino legacy and lending a helping hand to the needy people.
Hi, my name is Mariela Francisco, or "Mari" (to make it easier on everyone). I was born and raised in Metro Manila and moved to America when I was 8. I felt as if I was lost in touch with my culture for half of my life and didn't understand what it was to be Filipino. I went to Westmoor High School, there my interest in my culture reignited. I'm currently in my first semester at skyline and the Kababayan program. After all those years one thing that I did understand was that that Filipino food is good, it was the only thing connecting me. Hence our barangay name, Jollibee. Food is the key to happiness. To me a community is a group of people who share the same intrinsic values and live in unity. I'm not sure what this community holds for me and I'm still exploring my options, hopefully it turns out okay.
Motto: Eat Good, Live Good
I am 18 years old, born in Florida and raised in South San Francisco. I'm very family oriented, without them I wouldn't be the person I am today. My sisters are my life, so whatever I do, it's for them. I want to be able to inspire my sisters, to help them, to be there for them in any way I can. School is something that's always been important to me especially considering the field I'd like to be in in the future. This is my second year at Skyline College. My major is psychology and with this I have a few plans, but my major goal is to be able to work with kids that have disabilities. I'm attending Skyline to knock out my G.E.'s in hopes of finishing everything before moving out of state next year. I not only take classes here at Skyline, but I also work on campus in the Center for Student Life office.
Community is a means of surrounding yourself with those who you are comfortable with. It is a foundation in which you grew up either in or around or have adapted to and you feel trusted and at peace within yourself and those around you.