Existence//Resistance is the final public event of Baltimore Asian Resistance in Solidarity’s API Heritage Month of Resistance series. We will be featuring photographs, quotes, audio interviews, and archival items from Baltimore’s Asian and Pacific Islander communities, past and present. Opening night will also feature APIA performers.
I was responsible for curating some of the archival pieces and pulling quotes. As I read through articles from the past century, something that recurred was the desire from Asian folk for re/connection and recognition.
The Existence//Resistance project grew out of the original idea to host a walking tour of Baltimore’s historical Chinatown, and last night, I was reading about how Chinese folk in the 1970s wanted to re-develop Park Avenue. They wanted to build a pagoda that would act as a commercial / residential / community space that could center Chinese people in the Baltimore metro area. One of them said, “With this plan, I am trying to identify ourself.”
With this plan, we are trying to identify ourselves.
fruit is so pretty! i had dragon fruit, star fruit and two types of mango this morning. the lighter one is a Nam Dac Mai mango and the darker is an Ataulfo (my favorite by far). the mangoes i picked up in chinatown last weekend are the best tasting ones i’ve ever had. sooo grateful that i’m able to enjoy such a perfect food.
I was down in Chinatown last week so popped into Ming’s Caffe on Canal St. for lunch. I ordered what I usually get on a cold day to warm up when I’m in the area, egg noodles in soup with wontons and roast pork. However, the kitchen did not seem pleased with my order; they felt it was not an appropriate meal for such freezing temperatures. So I was told, “We make you something special, big guy!”
A bit taken aback, I decided I’d just roll with it, see what they thought this “big guy” needed to warm his bones. Turns out, they had a pretty damn good idea what I wanted as the bowl you see above suited me perfectly!
Egg noodles in beef tendon stew with wontons, bok choy and fried pork chops!! The kitchen even added a little extra ginger to the soup to help fight off the cold, they explained.
I will now always happily put myself in Ming’s Caffe’s hands going forward.
Do you get asks regularly: LMAO
Nickname: Scorpi or Scorp
Zodiac: Scorpio, duh.
Time right now: 10:20am PST
Favorite musical artist: Green Day and a shiton of others that I’m too lazy to list.
Song stuck in my head: Dogsong
Last Movie I watched: Chinatown
Last Tv Show I watched: The Walking Dead
What am I wearing right now?: T-shirt and pants
When did you create your blog?: I created this one in July 2016 and my old blog around 2012.
What kind of stuff do you post?: Undertale and sad goat dads, sometimes memes.
Do you have any other blogs?: Yeah but it’s dead to me. I had over 400+ followers but I wanted to start on a clean slate again. That other blog was tied to people that I don’t want any association with any longer and I had to go.
Why did you choose your URL?: It’s a combination of Scorpio and Fox.
Hogwarts House: Slytherin
Pokemon Team: All ghost types, son.
Favorite Color: Black, Red, Blue and White
Dream job: Astronaut
How many blankets do you sleep with: Two but soon to be three
After months of planning and shooting it’s finally done! Here’s our music video for “Omnia”, directed by the amazing Alfred Aquino and starring Jesus Barron and Sienna Moffitt. Being a part of the creation of this has been the most incredible experience for all of us, and we’re really, really excited to finally present it to you in all its glory.
P.S We’re all in this video! Look hard to find us!