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segments from an April 2009 interview by Jon-Jon Dominguez with Dyna Dominguez, who is my
Family Background (1:03)
My mom talks about growing up in the
School in the Philippines (0:30)
My mom talks about school in the
Leaving the Philippines (1:54)
My mom talks about her feelings about leaving the
Arriving in the U.S. (0:53)
My mom talks about her first impressions about arriving in the
Friends in the U.S. (0:56)
My mom talks about making friends in the
Less Freedom (2:24)
My mom talks about her relationship with her brothers and how they had more freedom than her while growing up in the
Hardest thing about living in the U.S. (0:29)
My mom talks about some of the hardest things about living in the
First Job (1:15)
My mom talks about her first job and how she was the youngest and only Filipina working there.
Looking Back (0:54)
My mom talks about some of the things about the
My mom talks about some of her most recent memories about the
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last revised: 5-27-09
by Eric Brenner, Skyline College, San Bruno, CA
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