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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,...

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Beyond Manila: Puerto Princesa

Note: I originally wrote this travel story for the Pacific Daily News. (part 3 of 3) Puerto Princesa, Palawan Roughly 1,780 islands and islets make up the whole of Palawan, and some of the...

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Beyond Manila: Puning Hot Springs

Note: I originally wrote this travel story for the Pacific Daily News. (part 2 of 3) But with all the city has to offer, the Philippines is much more than Metro Manila, and many...

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Guam’s Greens and Fairways

With seven public golf courses across the island, one could say Guam is the golf capital of Micronesia. There’s a reason our tourists often arrive with their clubs in tow: Year-round summer weather means...

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How to Make Friends with Guam Locals

Someone in the Guam subReddit asked why was it so hard for someone new to the island to make friends with locals and it got me thinking. Advice for Guam newbies usually includes make...

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Duk Duk (Hermit Crab)

Not surprisingly, you don’t see a lot of duk duk in Tumon anymore. Maybe that’s why I follow them around whenever I see them on other beaches. This guy is one of the biggest...