Thursday, September 16, 2004


i flew to chicago earlier this week to cover the national federation of filipino americans' 6th empowerment conference. i've been regularly covering this group's events, the last national one was in las vegas a couple of years ago. in two year, it'd be honolulu. that is something to look forward to.

the organizers built an amazing array of speakers and special guests, among them man of the hour, gen. antonio taguba. he's a filipino guy born in hawaii and rose from the military ranks to become a general. he led the investigations in abu ghraib, where they exposed the abuses by american soldiers. he's the event's keynote speaker.

during the press con, i was surprised to see a person i would rather have not seen at all. it's been years and the woulds are still pretty fresh.

i decided to play cold, just like the weather.