The Filipino American History Month celebration of the Bookshop on Saturday, October 24 was fun .. small crowd of 25 or so guests, but quality discussions and great conversations. Mellen McBride and author Paulino Lim, both retired from the academe – Stanford Univ and CSU Long Beach were among those present, as well as James Preston Allen, Publisher of South Bay’s Random Lengths News, Jon Caplan of the Palos Verdes Sunset Rotary Club and his wife Lodel Yerro. it was nice seeing Marissa Aroy again, filmmaker of “The Manongs of Delano” and meeting for the first time, Patty Enrado, author of an interesting novel, “A Village in the Fields”. Paulino Lim also read from his new book, “Sabong Stories, etc.” The video and books are available from our Bookshop.
Photo shows Luz Bag-aw of Long Beach, Frane Jerkovic, Vice President of the Croatian Cultural Center, Mellen and Patrick McBride.