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Long Distance Sister

Denise and Celine are sisters who haven't seen each other in 10 years. Denise lives in Texas. Celine lives in the Philippines. They are recording their phonecalls and sharing them with you for some reason. Note: Episodes are in Tagalog, Taglish, and English. Because of course they are. Anuba.
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Denise and Celine are sisters who haven't seen each other in 10 years. Denise lives in Texas. Celine lives in the Philippines. They are recording their phone calls and sharing them with you for some reason.

Episodes are in Tagalog, Taglish, and English. Because of course they are. Anuba.

Updated every other Tuesday.

NEXT EPISODE: Episode 9 will be out on June 21

WARNING: Explicit. We use a lot of profanity and may refer to things not suitable for children. Striktong patnubay at gabay ng magulang ang kailangan.

You can also get the show via iTunes and Stitcher

Listener reviews:

"It's great. I've never heard of this project before. It may actually go viral." - Mother. Not *a* mother, but our actual mother.

Dec 21, 2015

Wala sa mood si Denise for Christmas. Celine pretends she has her shit together and is super insistent that Denise try to "calendar" things. Stories about bad ham, "litse plan", and accidental meat. Also, Star Wars. (No spoilers.)

Dec 2, 2015

Celine has questions about the US of A. Denise has (some) answers. We cover it all: Sapatos sa kama, vomiting sa basurahan, racism, mispronounced names, tumbleweed, and answering "Where are you from?"

Things mentioned:

Parks and Recreation, "Where are you from?" van scene from Episode 2 Season 2, "The Stakeout" (screenshots here)

(See also: "What kind of Asian are you?")

Nov 16, 2015

Celine's problem: teenage boys invading her home to steal rambutan. The solution? A trap Denise calls "absolutely crazy". Denise's problem: PMS cravings. They argue about the barter value of chocolate and sanitary napkins in a post-apocalyptic world. And crying. So much hormonal crying.

Nov 9, 2015

Para sa mga hindi makapaghintay, may bonus episode! We'll be uploading bonus mini-episodes (5 to 10 mins long) whenever our time and hosting account quota allows for it.

Recorded in September. Celine does a post-mortem on her birthday -- may giant cake! Also, Denise discovers why, after decades of denial, nagpapakatotoo ang nanay nila about her age.

Nov 2, 2015

On friendship. What happens when all your friends are going abroad? What happens when *you* go abroad and leave your friends behind? Sepanx mode na ito. Celine almost cries. Denise brings up the awkwardness of having privileged friends. Also: High school is a subplot.

Things Mentioned:

Celine reductively misquotes something misattributted to John Steinbeck ("Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires." - John Steinbeck) : https://www.reddit.com/comments/g877k/

Oct 1, 2015

Kapag silent ka ba sa isang issue, does it mean you're part of the problem? We go waaaay over our heads as Denise overcomplicates the process of constructing a Facebook post commemorating her 10-year anniversary in the US.

Things Mentioned:

The "Duck Dynasty" thing: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/04/phil-robertson-jesus-homophobe_n_5767140.html

The "Pastillas" recipe that went viral: http://www.wheninmanila.com/hugot-paano-gumawa-ng-pastillas/

Oct 1, 2015

Denise bought 36 ramens. Celine ate burgers for three weeks. Also: Bakit hindi puwedeng mag-spaghetti for breakfast?



Things Mentioned:


Article: "How it feels when white people shame your culture’s food — then make it trendy"

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