As many of you know who have read this blog over the years and follow me on social media, I am an island-born Hispanic and a proud Cuban-American Latino with a passion for romance, culture, and languages. I live in the greatest city in the USA but I keep close ties to a Spanish- or Portuguese-speaking Nuestra America.
As a descendant from Iberia and The Americas, Hispanics are generally friendly trusting, and enjoy much physical contact. With 329 million native speakers globally, the Spanish language ranks as the second most popular language in the world. It is slightly ahead of English 328 million but way behind Chinese 1.2 billion.
On the other hand, Asians are slow to trust, not very physical and analytical. Asia is Earth's largest and most populous continent, located primarily in the Eastern and Northern Hemispheres. It shares the continental landmass of Eurasia with the continent of Europe and the continental landmass of Afro-Eurasia with both Europe and Africa.
This amazing continent is home to China, Japan, and many other global economic powerhouses. I have traveled to both of these countries, but not to all the regions nor to every Asian nation.
The following subdivision into regions is used, among others, by the UN statistics agency UNSD. This division of Asia into regions by the United Nations is done solely for statistical reasons.
- North Asia (Siberia)
- Central Asia (The 'stans)
- Western Asia (The Middle East or Near East)
- South Asia (Indian subcontinent)
- East Asia (Far East)
- Southeast Asia (East Indies and Indochina)
Personally, I have the pleasure and honor of having an intelligent, and attractive Chinese woman as my life partner. Furthermore, the USA has a long history of Asian Americans. Asian Americans is a documentary series that delivers a new perspective on a history that matters now more than ever. As America becomes more diverse, and more divided while facing unimaginable challenges, how do we move forward together? The series will cast a new lens on U.S. history and the ongoing role that Asian Americans have played in shaping the nation’s story.
Please, allow me to present a collection to include the stories behind the Chinese Exclusion Act, the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II, Hawai'i as a sovereign nation, Southeast Asian Refugees after the Vietnam War, Filipino American Farmworkers, the fight for civil rights and a whole lot more.