Babyin translation by Kulturträger Christian Kabue
Baybayin is a Filipino text from pre-colonial Spanish rule. Kabue shared that the presence of our Baybayin script is a step forward in normalizing our pre-Filipino culture in our daily lives. “The island is an example of the culture served by the Pacific belly. It’s natural to display our writings, clothes and stories alongside our food.” In the signage on the walls, Bebayin is strategically topped with Tagalog translations of the items available in the store.
Bodek Luna, an ode to the Philippine archipelago by fictional artist and local Long Beach artist Bodek Luna
Bodek Luna shared that this is a very special opportunity to work with Island Pacific as she is a sookie (loyal customer) there. Island Pacific is his local Filipino market, stocking produce grown in Palangkes (Wet Markets) in Tondo Manila. As an artist from the Philippines working with a film brand, Luna is proud and grateful to have this platform. Share your talent with the community. “The mural he created for Island Pacific is not only representative, it celebrates who we are,” he says.
Rent in the spot weekend event
On July 1 & 2 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Island Pacific invites people of all backgrounds to apply at the final location at 22369 El Toro Road, Lake Forest, CA 92630. The following positions are to be filled: Seafood/produce/meat/grocery workers and managers, cashiers, fillhouse workers and supply staff. Qualified candidates for key positions can be hired locally with very competitive employment packages. Lake Forest is expected to open in mid-July.
Source Island Pacific Market