These are excerpts that share Jeanelle's experiences and thoughts as a child immigrant from the Philippines. Most stories will revolve around the differences between Filipino and American life, notably around the food. These stories cover things like:
1. Jeanelle's disappointment once she found out that the United States did not have "streets of gold", or
2. her confusion around the economics of why Americans would pay an extra dollar more for chicken breast (thighs and drumsticks for the win!), and
3. why the Bananas in Pajamas suddenly spoke gibberish instead of Tagalog, at her aunt's house in Daly City.
Hopefully you enjoy reading these experiences, and see the American world in the eyes of a 7-year old weirdo.