Exclusive: “The Outing” by R.B. Bailey Jr on Coconuts Manila

This is my first story to be published in mainstream media, and I’m pretty proud. I had contacted Coconuts Media about publishing an interview, and ended up writing a story for them, instead. One condition…it had to have a Philippine angle to it. I only had a week, so I wrote what I write best, with some Philippine elements throughout the story. I was tempted to go on and on with the story, but I kept it short this time. Many thanks to James Ong for this opportunity, and to Praew Tansanga for the wonderful illustrations! I hope everyone in the Philippines and beyond enjoys this story. Please share on social media!!

Japan-based American writer and teacher R.B. Bailey Jr writes a short story for Coconuts Manila.

Source: Exclusive: “The Outing” by R.B. Bailey Jr | Manila

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What It’s Like To Be Half-Japanese

With my son being “halfu”, plus facing the possibility of going to a public school, I wonder always how he will be treated. I just hope that his kind and happy nature will win people over, and he won’t have any problems.

“Being exposed to this kind of treatment day in day out is a subtle reminder that I will never blend into the societal fabric. I’ve heard this being referred to as racial fatigue.”

Source: What It’s Like To Be Half-Japanese | Thought Catalog