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

 Title: The life of a American born Filipino

Click on the links below to hear audio segments from an April 8th 2012 interview by Neeraj Chand with Marvin Manansala, who describes how life is to live as a American born Filipino in the U.S.

 

 

Marvin and I

 

Table of Contents:
1. 
Family Background

2. Family Migration to the U.S

3. Conserving Filipino Culture as a Family

4. Importance of learning cultural language

5. Privileged in the U.S

6. Difference of Lifestyle 

Segment 1
Family Background
(1.22)
Marvin describes his family and how it is like to live as a American Filipino in the U.S



Family Background info

 

 

 

 

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Segment 2
Family Migration to the U.S (1.02)
Marvin describes when migration pattern of his family

 

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Migration to the U.S

 



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Segment 3
Conserving Filipino Culture as a Family (0.50)
Because of American media influence, Marvin explains how his family maintained their Filipino culture.

 

Conserving culture
    

 

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Segment 4
Importance of learning cultural language (0.27)

While growing up, Marvin learnt his mother tongue because it was an important part of this culture

 

 

 

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Segment 5
Privileged in the U.S (1.10)
Marvin explains how privileged he is to be born in the U.S as compared to hardship of life back in the Philippines.

 

Privileged Life in the U.S

 

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Segment 6
Difference of Lifestyle  (1.37)
And finally Marvin tells of how lifestyle is different in the Philippines compared to the U.S

 

  

 

 

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Image sources:

 

Family background: http://www.michellehenry.fr/Family_Tree.jpg


Migration to the U.S:
http://ia700801.us.archive.org/zipview.php?zip=/34/items/olcovers14/olcovers14-L.zip&file=147090-L.jpg

 

Conserving Culture: http://ia700801.us.archive.org/zipview.php?zip=/34/items/olcovers14/olcovers14-L.zip&file=147090-L.jpg

 

Privileged Life: http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41a0RyyBpkL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

 

 

 

 


last revised: 5-17-12
by Eric Brenner, Skyline College, San Bruno, CA
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