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August 2020 

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August 30, 2020

Hello Out There. Are you still coming here to read our entries?

Apologies for not being more consistent in adding new entries to our blog. I get the feeling that it’s that way with most blogs - people start off with lots of material to write about and then slowly write less and less.

Hopefully that won’t be the case with this one. However, there will be periods where we’ll be busy with other work and won’t be able to contribute new material here. So I just wanted to let you know in advance that large gaps between our entries are inevitable. We sincerely ask you to forgive us and to patiently check back here every once in a while. We’ll try not to disappoint you.

Here are a couple of things that I wanted to mention earlier.

1) If you’re a reader of our newsletter, I made a mistake with one of the links in our article “An Incorruptible Person in Trying Times.” The link to the translation of the classic poem “Li Sao” is now correct in the online article. You can also get to that translation by clicking here.

2) In the May 20, 2020, blog entry I wanted to include this wonderful Commonwealth Club talk they had with actor and writer George Takei. I’ve added the link to that entry and am including it here (An Evening with George Takei).

3) We just added our August 2020 newsletter to our website. Click here to read it.

We’ll continue adding entries on the books we’ve featured in our newsletters. Stay tuned.

Leonard Chan

August 2, 2020

Hello Everyone,

It’s the start of another month. Hard to believe we’re already into August.

If you haven’t had a chance to read our July newsletter, we just got it done in time for July (last Friday). Have a look.

At the time that we finished the July newsletter we were not certain about our participation in the virtual Pistahan Festival. We are now officially a participant. Please check out the Pistahan website and look for us in their “Sari-Sari Marketplace.” 

We’re happy to announce that we just created a list of Filipino American books for this festival. This list will be a regular part of our online shop. Find it at We’ll be adding to this list as we find interesting books created by Filipino Americans or have some connection to Filipinos.

Leonard Chan