Skyline College/North San Mateo County Oral History Archives, Skyline College Library
Student project for LSCI 110 Digital Oral Research Project, Skyline College

 Jonathan Tioseco

Click on the links below to hear audio segments from an April 2011 interview by Mike Alvarez with Jonathan Tioseco, who grew up in Daly City as a young Filipino American. Experiencing both cultures of the Philippines and being born and raised here in the United States. In this Interview Jonathan and I sat down and discussed what it really meant to be a Filipino American. What it means to have a dual sense of identity and growing up in Daly City.

 

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Table of Contents:
1. Early Childhood in DC
2. Embracing your culture.

3. First time to Philippines

4. School life

5. Religion

6. Reaction from Filipinos

7. How life could have been

 

Segment 1
Early Life 2:03

We went over how when he was young, how life was in Daly City and the conflicts he had

being a Filipino American living in Daly City.

 

 

 

 

 

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Segment 2
Sticking to your roots and culture
4:11

I asked Jon if whether he thought the youth should seek out

Their heritage and their roots, we both agreed in order to clear choices in life

you should embrace your culture.

 

Jon playing the Kulintang.

 



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Segment 3
First trip to Philippines
3:00
Jon travels to his native country for the first time, he

described it to me as being a life changing experience.

 

 

 


 

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Segment 4
School life
3:04
Jon explains how life was growing up in school and experiencing

the cultural diversity that we all experienced in America

 

Jon performing Pakidwa, a wedding ritual performed at SF ethnic dance festival 2010

 

 



 

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Segment 5
Religion
1:42
We discussed religion and how it affected his life and family.

 

 

 

 



 

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Segment 6
Reaction in Philippines
2:08
Jon explains the reactions from Filipinos in the

the Philippines.

 

 

 Jon chilling.

 

 

 

 

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Segment 7 

How life would would be 2:18
Description of segment 7 audio 

 

 

 

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last revised: 5-17-11
by Eric Brenner, Skyline College, San Bruno, CA
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