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

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,

The family who immigrated to America with a goal to forget the past.

 

 

Table of Contents:
1. Betrayal
2. Land of Opportunity

3. The Big Transition

4. First Reactions

5. Dreams and Accomplishments

 

Audio Segment 1
Does abandoning the Philippines mean betrayal?
(1:02)
Speaks of feelings of leaving the Philippines.

 

 

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Audio Segment 2
Opportunities between the two very different countries (
0:16)
Speaks about the dreams that are opened up once being in America.

 

 

 



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Audio Segment 3
Transition from the country side to a big city life
(0:56)
Feelings of being inferior.

 


 

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Audio Segment 4
1.
First Encounter with non-Filipino people. (0:21)

 

2. 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.

 

 

 

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Audio Segment 5
Imagination of what he would become prior to coming to America
(0:10)
The dream of his life had became true.

 

 

 

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Image sources:

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
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, or send comments or suggestions, email: Eric Brenner at brenner@smccd.edu