Post by thepoetslizard on Oct 10, 2008 15:55:04 GMT 2
Babylu Abaya is a second generation Filipina American, born to a Filipino father and a French Canadian mother. Abaya graduated from Queens COllege, New York, and now lives and works in London, UK. Her work has appeared in the anthology Babaylan, ed. Nick Carbo and Eileen Tabios (aunt lute, 2000).
"I Wish I Were Baby Spice"
instead of Babylu. I'd wear my purple tube top on the purple number 7, suck my lollipop obscenely, call my boyfriend bloke. My eyes would be as round as dimes. My blond ponytail would swing side to side and all the Hello Kitty collectors would now collect stickers of me instead because I'd be the first Filipino Spice Girl from Flushing. I'd be the first Filipino Spice Girl to sing about fish sauce and adobo, to psst psst to the other girls when a carload of fans was approaching. I'm sick of karaoke and air guitars, pretending my hairbrush is a microphone. I want my own purple limo that can speed from my house in Queens to JFK so that I can hop first-class on a London-bound plane so that I can meet with Princes William and Henry for tea and they can show me all the posters they have of me.
(source: Babaylan, aunt lute, 2000)
Last Edit: Oct 29, 2008 9:29:37 GMT 2 by shayepoet