Friday, May 22, 2009

Happy Asian Pacific American Heritage Month!

The month of May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in the US. The first week of May was chosen due to the first Japanese immigrants in the US arriving on May 7, 1843 and the completion of the transcontinental railroad (thanks to many Chinese laborers) on May 10, 1869. (Thanks, Wikipedia!) In commemoration of this month, I tinkered around with some nail art:


colors used: Essie Marshmallow, Essie Mesmerize, China Glaze Cherry Pie and L'Oreal Bijou Gems B. Outrageous

My parents immigrated to the US from the Philippines in 1981 and 1982 respectively. I've never traveled there, but I look forward to in the future and hope I will be accompanied by my parents. Even though I was raised in the US, my parents never let us forget our heritage. I figured, since I'm "The Asian Girl", I better put it to good use and spotlight my heritage and all the varied yet equally fascinating cultures that make the US a melting pot.

It's been a while since my last post, and wow, have I been amassing some serious nail goodies (RBL, Nubar, even more Zoyas, etc.). I'm also on MUA now as theasiangirl, so I'll be around! Hope y'all have a great (and safe) Memorial Day weekend!

16 comments:

Brooke said...

That's so great that your parents raised you with a sense of your herritage!

Hope you get back to posting soon, you are missed :)

Have a great weekend too!

Velvet said...

Thanks for sharing! I love the flag for nail art. Cool!

charlene said...

OMG! Filipino Pride, sistah! :)

Lucy said...

Love your nail art. The Phillipine community seems very close. I used to work with many Filipino people at the Post Office. I made many good friends there. People I knew there were always close with each other. I'm glad your parents don't let you forget your heritage. It's very important to remember your background.

tuli said...

I enjoyed reading what you wrote and I love the design you did - thank you for sharing :-)

The Asian Girl said...

Brooke--Aw, really *blushes* I'll be back!

Velvet--Thanks :)

Charlene--yeah, for sure! :D

Lucy--We really are...everyone else is practically family.

Tuli--You're welcome :)

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