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Author: Josie

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Cook Like a Chamorro: Tiao Kelaguen

I didn’t know tiao kelaguen was my favorite until Chef Ryan of Proa Restaurant let me try it. Here’s another Cook Like a Chamorro video I made for GVB. Btw, Chef Ryan owns the...

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The Woman Who Got Everything She Asked For

I met Ty Espinosa while visiting fruit stands in the south for a story. I ended up having a long, delightful conversation with her about her life and I left feeling lighter and more...

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The Executive Treatment

Have you ever thought about going to Manila for an executive checkup? Because I wrote this story about how easy and affordable it is to set one up. At St. Luke’s Medical Center Global...

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Dad! I’m in the NY Times!

I wrote a story for The New York Times. You can read it here. I also contributed to a separate story for The New York Times. You can read that story here. Unreal!

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Guam Flag Day

July 4th is Independence Day in the United States but did you know that July 4th is also a significant day in Guam history? It’s the anniversary of the day Guam got its own...

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Cook Like a Chamorro: Chalakiles

Here’s a new Cook Like a Chamorro video that I made featuring Peter Duenas of Meskla Chamoru Fusion Bistro. Thank you Chef Peter for letting me hang out in your kitchen and eat chalakiles...

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Cook Like a Chamorro: Beef Tinaktak

I had a lot of fun shooting and creating this video for the Guam Visitors Bureau. I’m working to expand the series so if you know someone who cooks bomb Chamorro food and isn’t...

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The Chamorro Jawbreaker

Here’s a thing I wrote in 2015 for Island Time magazine about Tita’s Bakery and guguria: In 1965, Mariquita “Tita” Leon Guerrero was a young wife and mother who also worked as a cashier...

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How the Guam Westin Became the Guam Westin

The Westin Resort Guam celebrated its 20th Anniversary last month. I wrote some stuff for their PDN anniversary supplement but my favorite part – the story of how the Guam Westin became the Guam...

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Fouha Rock

In the Chamorro story of Creation, Fu’una used her spirit, at her brother Puntan’s request, to divide her brother’s body and use it to create the universe. With his back she made the earth,...