Assimilating the American Culture
Click on the links below to hear audio segments from an April 2010 interview
by Leslie Dang with Edwin & April Bulosan,
family who immigrated to
Audio Segment 1
Does abandoning the Philippines mean betrayal? (1:02)
Speaks of feelings of leaving the
Audio Segment 2
Opportunities between the two very different countries (0:16)
Speaks about the dreams that are opened up once being in
Audio Segment 3
Transition from the country side to a big city life (0:56)
Feelings of being inferior.
Audio Segment 4
1. First Encounter with non-Filipino people. (0:21)
Feelings of outkast
and feelings of relief that it is no longer that way. (0:15)
Not knowing how to react when seeing a non-Filipino person for the first time, as well with frustration because of the language barrier.
Audio Segment 5
Imagination of what he would become prior to coming to America (0:10)
The dream of his life had became true.
Downtown Office Building: http://www.tibettravelguide.info/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/This-is-the-office-building-where-we-are-working-in.-The-office-building-is-located-in-downtown-Hangzhou-one-of-the-most-important-business-and-culture-and-travel-centers.jpg
Filipino Nurse: http://ofwngayon.com/home/wp-content/images/nurse.jpg
Feelings of confusion: http://www.unomagazine.com.ph/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/sam-oh-photos.jpg
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Last revised: 5-12-10
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