Growing up in Chicago and then living in Los Angeles for nine years, finding Filipino communities weren't hard to find. Fitting in with people with similar upbringings and interests was an arms length away and satisfying my cravings for Filipino food was easy. I guess it's safe to say that if you're in a big city, Filipino culture is prevalent. So why is it that it took me five years to be comfortable talking about my knowledge of anything Filipino in New York City? Well, for one, I hardly saw any Filipinos in Manhattan. Not until I joined a volleyball league did I meet a good amount of Filipinos. Filipinos and volleyball go together like peanut butter and jelly. #truth. And things Filipino in the city are either hard to find or way out in the boroughs. So here's a several helpful hints if you're a new Filipino in New York City.
1. Asia Market Corp.