It is that time of the year again! Classes are starting back up here at USC and what other way to celebrate the ending (or nearing the end) of welcome back week than by coming to Troy Philippines first GM! This is your time to meet new friends and catch up with old pals! This is also the time where you'll meet the Troy Philippines Executive Board and get to play icebreakers! You don't want to miss out on the first GM of the semester, we'll see you there! And always remember, you got a friend in us!
August 30th - Beach Bonfire
Mabuhay! First week of classes are officially over and it is time to celebrate! Join Troy Philippines on a trip to Dockweiler Beach for a bonfire! Food, friends, games, and MUCH MORE! Meet at the EVK turnabout at 4 PM on Friday (8/30)! We'll see you there!
September 5th - Bahay Kubo x Dollar Hits
GRUB! Time to chow down on some good filipino food with some good company. From balut (duck egg) to chicken/pork bbq sticks, you can find all the classic delicacies of the Philippines! Meet us on Thursday (9/5) at the EVK Turnabout at 7 PM! !IMPORTANT!: Bring CASH for Dollar Hits!
September 8th - Field Trip to the USC Pacific Asia Museum!
ON SUNDAY (9/8) we are heading to the USC Pacific Asia Museum from 11 am - 4 pm! They are hosting a free event, where we can watch Filipino performing artists and much more!
September 12th - GM #2: KAA Speed Dating
It's time (no pun intended) to meet your potential big/little! Come find your Kuya/Ate/Ading on THURSDAY (9/12) at 7PM in SOS B4! But wait... What's a Kuya? What's an Ate? What's an Ading? In Tagalog, Kuya = big brother, Ate = big sister, Ading = little sibling, so come Thursday to experience one of the biggest programs in TP!
September 14th - TPOP Kickoff
Join us as we kickoff our outreach program! We'll start with some icebreakers, a quick lunch, alongside crest-making and creating goals! We're excited to meet both our mentors and high-school mentees! Meet us in front of Leavey Library at 10 am on September 14th.
September 21st - GM #3: Friendship Games Hype
On THURSDAY (9/19), we are having our third GM where we get hyped for the 34th Annual Friendship Games! Meet us at SOS B4 at 7pm! But what is Friendship Games? Here is a quick rundown: Friendship Games involves Filipino organizations from California, Nevada, and Arizona. Starting in 1985, college students are engaged in friendly yet competitive games and performances, and have the opportunity to celebrate Spirit, Pride, Unity, and Friendship! (SPUF). It is also a great opportunity to meet fellow Filipino-Americans from other colleges.
September 26th - KAA Reveals
It’s here! KAA reveals will be held on THURSDAY (9/26) at Rangfa’s House! If you’re a kuya/ate, meet us at 7 pm! If you’re an ading, call time will be at 7:30 pm! Time to get hyped as we welcome in our new members into our TP family lines! Simply bring yourself and make sure to have the rest of the night open to go out with your new family lines for bonding!
September 28th - Culture & Identity Workshop
Join us on Saturday (9/28) as learn both about Filipino culture and about identity.
October 3rd - PAHM GM #1: Culture and Food
Chow down with Troy Philippines as we celebrate the beginning of Pilipino American History Month! October is a time to celebrate our heritage, and what better way to do so than by grubbing with your friends and learning about the culture behind the cooking! This THURSDAY (10/3) at 7 pm in room SOS B4!
October 10th - PAHM GM #2: Women in Music
Explore the sounds and the instruments of the Philippines with Filipino artist, Gingee! Having performed at different festivals and known for integrating asian sounds in her music, Gingee will take us through the process of making a song and we'll have the chance to perform with her! This THURSDAY (10/10) at 7 pm in room SOS B4!
October 12th - TPOP College Workshop
Learn about the fundamentals of applying to college and college-readiness with TP members!
October 19th - Friendship Games!
Friendship! Friendship! Friendship! This all day event will take place at CSUF! Mingle with other filipinos, SPUF against different clubs, and take home the championship prize (well... at least not get last).
October 24th - PAHM GM #3: Identity
Join us This THURSDAY (10/24) at 7 pm in room SOS B4, to have a discussion on our individual and cultural identity in the world.
October 26th - TPOP Leadership Workshop
Join TP members in developing leadership skills and how to apply it in the real world today.
October 27th - Pilipino American Culture Festival
Join us at our FIRST Pilipino American Culture Festival, where we celebrate Filipino culture through food and performance. Starts at 7 pm at the Catholic Caruso Center.
October 31st - PAHM GM #4: Halloween
BOO! What are some myths you've learned growing up? This Halloween, we will learn about different Filipino myths and monsters, are they real or not?
November 9th - TPOP Potluck!
Our final TPOP event! After a long two months, relax with TP members and celebrate the end of TPOP for this fall! Food, games, and more!
November 14th - TP x PISA Collaboration
We Filipinos often find ourselves not knowing whether to label ourselves Asian or Pacific Islander. This Thursday (11/14) we will join with the Pacific Islander Student Association and discuss the commonalities and differences between our cultures, and share our love of food!
November 15th to 17th - GM Retreat
We're almost done, and what better way to de-stress than by joining TP in their 4th annual GM retreat! A great time to bond and make new friends, we're heading over to San Diego for the weekend with fun activities planned!
November 22nd - Friendsgiving
As you know, Thanksgiving is right around the corner, so you know what that means!! it’s almost time for FRIENDSGIVING!! put on by our very own interns!! get together with your family lines to make dishes and join us at Rangfa’s house this Friday for a warm fuzzy wholesome time :-)