Friday, January 8, 2010

Must be one bad a** coffee! Hahaha ;-)

Took this picture @ work. Must be one bad a** coffee! Mas matapang pa kaya ito sa Kapeng Barako? Hahaha ;-)

I currently work as a Registered Nurse (typically a Filipino-dominated profession, right?) in a busy medical unit here in Canada. I read somewhere (I'm still looking for the link, help me out if you can) that in New York (United States) 6 of every 10 Nurses are of Filipino descent. Anyway, I found this quote from an article by Joseph Berger, "Filipino Nurses, Healers in Trouble" (an interesting story to read if you're interested):

"Of the New York area’s 215,000 Filipinos, 3 out of 10 work as nurses or other health-care practitioners, according to an analysis of Census Bureau data by Susan Weber-Stoger, a Queens College demographer. Many of the rest are their spouses, children or aging parents. That migration explains the large colonies of Filipinos in places like Jersey City and Bergenfield, N.J., a middle-class suburb, where Robert C. Rivas, mayor from 1999 to 2003, claimed to be the only Filipino mayor in the Northeast."

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