Filipino Americans & Gumbo — What is it with Asian cuisine infiltrating New Orleans cuisine? Fascinating!!
In 1763, (right at the end of the Great Upheaval of the Acadians) the first Filipinos to settle in Louisiana established a small fishing village known as St. Malo in what is now St. Bernard Parish. These Filipinos deserted and escaped Spanish ships that were crossing the Pacific for the Manila-Acapulco Galleon trade. St. Malo was only the first of many Filipino communities that would soon sprout all around the Mississippi Delta.
The Filipino fisherman of St. Malo became known as “Manilamen” and began to make their living on shrimp boats. As such, these Manilamen introduced their Filipino methods of drying shrimp to the local Cajuns, methods that Cajuns still use today. And, like the Acadians before them, these Filipinos eventually intermarried with the local populace and a community of “Filipino Cajuns” arose.
I won’t go so far as to say that Filipinos are responsible for shrimp being an ingredient in some Gumbos, but I will venture to say that Filipinos at least contributed to this fact. We were, after all, alongside the Cajuns from the very start in Louisiana.
Recipe to be found in the link. Shrimp, okra, scallions? Please invite me when you make this.
Asia’s richest man is betting $1.26 billion on the trash crisis
Mr. Li, are you reading my blog? Because I put up this post a while back and now you’re going to make this your next moneymaking venture? Well, give me some credit, please. kthanksbye. Trash to energy, you heard it here first guyz!!!
China’s censors are blocking words like “today” and “June 4” from social media as part of the country’s yearly chore to block any reference to the anniversary to the Tiananmen Square massacre 24 years ago. And though the Chinese are running a sophisticated and tight censorship ship, they’re having a bit harder time blocking memes. Yes memes.
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Fact: The only time that the image of the man standing in defiance of the line of tanks has been on Chinese television was during the halftime of Super Bowl XXXVIII, the wardrobe malfunction game.
Travel | Zhang Family’s Garden, Dali, China
Zhang Family’s Garden is someone’s house open to the public. No one currently lives there, and the place is entirely commercialized with the sale of silvery jewelry and other souvenirs. Still sporting a fever, I managed to enjoy the architecture but eventually sat around for awhile until the show started.
The small theater in garden features a show about old marriage customs in Dali. The old tradition involves a lot of pinching of the bride on her wedding day for good luck. That alone would convince me not to get married.
—seriously though, what a twisted message! 自相矛盾！