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

 Rodel Tavu

Click here to read the research essay, FAM I.L.Y., by Francis Tavu

Click on the links below to view video segments from an April 2010 interview by Francis Tavu with Rodel Tavu,
who immigrated to the U.S to give his kids a better life.

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Mr. Suave

 

Table of Contents:
1. Life in the Philippines
2. Marcos

3. Life in the United States

4. Filipino Customs

5. Reflections

 

Segment 1
Life
in the Philippines
(6:35)
Rodel talks about his life and how it was to grow up in the Philippines

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Rodel escorting movie star, Richard Gomez

 

 

 

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Segment 2
Marcos
(4:38)
Rodel talks about how the Philippines was during the Marcos era.



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Segment 3
Life
in the United States
(7:18)
Rodel talks about his experience coming to America.

 

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Rodel and his kids

 

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Segment 4
Filipino
Customs
(2:32)
Rodel describes how he is able to keep his customs


 

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Segment 5
Reflections
(2:47)
Rodel looks back on his life.

 

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Rodel cruising on Interstate 5

 

  

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last revised: 5-26-10
by Eric Brenner, Skyline College, San Bruno, CA
These materials may be used for educational purposes.  North San Mateo County Oral History Archives, Skyline College Library.
All commercial rights are reserved. To contact the coordinator, email: Eric Brenner at brenner@smccd.edu