Strike Camp, Middle St., Honolulu, T.-H. May 22, 1924

Dear Diary: I’ve got to tell you this. Do you know Esperanza and I took in washing today from the men here in the camp, ’cause after all, we just play and play and so it so happened that one of our friends here brought this thing up about us washing his clothes ’cause he doesn’t have any wife, he …

Strike Camp, Middle St., Honolulu, T.H. May 20, 1924

Dear Diary: Sorry, I couldn’t tell you anything last night when the dance was over because I was so tired and sleepy, but I was happy, ’cause I made $7.20. I counted it before I went to sleep and I gave it to Father this morning. I kept just a dollar for myself to spend on something I’d like to …

Strike Camp, Middle St., Honolulu, T.H. May 13, 1924

Dear Diary: Say, there’ll be something going on here on every Saturdays and Sundays from now on. You know what? Well, I’ll tell you. It’s this; there’s going to be dances here every Saturdays and Sundays. Gee, won’t that be fun. You see, Diary, I’m so crazy about dancing. And another thing, we are going to charge the men 10 …

Strike Camp, Middle St., Honolulu, T.-H. May 11, 1924

Dear Diary: Another day had gone by. Do you know, as soon as we finished breakfast, I went over to Esperanza’s sleeping quarters and she was just finishing breakfast. I asked her if she has anything to do today. She said “No.” And I asked her to show me the place again. We looked into everything. The bath room, the …

Strike Camp, Middle St., Honolulu, T.-H. May 10, 1924

Dear Diary: We have just arrived here today, here, at the Strike Camp. There are so many Filipinos here, married couples and unmarried men. They’re from all parts of Oahu. There are five other young girls here too. I become friends with two of them already. Their first names are Esperanza and Victoria. They are both very nice girls. They …

Waipahu, Oahu, T.H. March 3, 1924

Dear Diary: Mary and her folks had moved to Honolulu. I feel so lonely now without her. The reason why they went to Honolulu, because it’s been heard that all Filipinos must strike for higher pay. Mr. Pablo Manlapit is the leader of this strike. Mr Manlapit says that all Filipinos must strike or else there will be many hurt. …