Update: Trump has announced that he will not be meeting with Kim Jung Un in Singapore as planned, due to threats and rhetoric by the North Korean government. Hope this doesn’t derail the North-South Summit, but I wouldn’t be surprised, as South Korea had a role in the war games last week, with the US.
This is my first story to be published in mainstream media, and I’m pretty proud. I had contacted Coconuts Media about publishing an interview, and ended up writing a story for them, instead. One condition…it had to have a Philippine angle to it. I only had a week, so I wrote what I write best, with some Philippine elements throughout the story. I was tempted to go on and on with the story, but I kept it short this time. Many thanks to James Ong for this opportunity, and to Praew Tansanga for the wonderful illustrations! I hope everyone in the Philippines and beyond enjoys this story. Please share on social media!!
Japan-based American writer and teacher R.B. Bailey Jr writes a short story for Coconuts Manila.
With my son being “halfu”, plus facing the possibility of going to a public school, I wonder always how he will be treated. I just hope that his kind and happy nature will win people over, and he won’t have any problems.
“Being exposed to this kind of treatment day in day out is a subtle reminder that I will never blend into the societal fabric. I’ve heard this being referred to as racial fatigue.”