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

 Bobby Flores’ Story by Brandon Flores

Click here to read the research essay, “Transition to America”, by Brandon Flores.

Click on the links below to hear audio segments from an April 2011 interview by Brandon Flores with

Bobby Flores, who is his father who immigrated to the United States in the late 1980s.


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Bobby at Boracay, Philippines


Table of Contents:
1. Bobby's Introduction
2. Transition to America

3. Difficult Situations

4. Bobby's Last Few Words (Conclusion)

Segment 1
Bobby's Introduction
Introduction of Bobby Flores


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Map of Bobby’s hometown – Mendez, Cavite


Video Segment 1



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Segment 2
Transition to America
The beginning of Bobby living in the United States. We discussed the sacrifices he had to make and his homesickness.


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One of the First Pictures Bobby and Emy took together



Video Segment 2

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Segment 3
Difficult Situations
Bobby’s first job, encounters of racism, and also discusses his view on the differences between America/Philippines.



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One of Bobby’s recent visit to the Philippines



Video Segment 3




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Segment 4
Bobby wraps us up with talking about betrayal within his family/friends or anything in general for leaving the Philippines. Bobby also talks about what he would have done differently when he first moved to the US. He also talks about the American dream and what he has learned from his experiences.

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Bobby and Emy Flores on their 25th Wedding Anniversary




Video Segment 4



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last revised: 5-14-11
by Eric Brenner, Skyline College, San Bruno, CA
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