“Keep an open mind and adapt to the American Culture.”

I sat down with my cousin Zharlene Balodong to y’all about her experience coming to America and her American dream. We also talked about her good memories, her interesting stories, and how American culture differs from Filipino culture.

“Being crowned Reyna Elena made me feel blessed and honored to be apart of the Filipino culture and this tradition”

I sat down with my cousin Zharlene May Balodong to talk about her experience of coming to America and her American dream. We also talked about her memories she made back home, how American culture differs from Filipino culture, and...

My Filipino Parents

I interview my dad, and somewhat my mom before she falls asleep, about their experience traveling from the Philippines to Italy then to our new home, America.

Tri-Generation Interview

My nephew and I interviewed my mom about life in the Philippines, her happiest moments, and meeting her future husband (my dad).

Gina Gerhard’s experience

This interview focuses on Gina Gerhard’s experience living in the Philippines and immigrating to the United States.

Conversation with Lola Nena

A conversation with my Lola about life during WWII and her life in the Philippines

Immigration interview

This interview is about my grandpas experience immigrating over

Brenadette Cogadoc

My cousin from the Philippines talks about her childhood.

The Church and My Filipino Mom

We talked about my mom’s experiences with the Catholic Church from when she was a little girl in the Philippines to now as a grandmother in the United States.

American History Interview

My grandmother explains what it was like to immigrate from the Philippines to the United States.

Talking with Tatay

After I interviewed my grandmother, I decided that I wanted to add my grandpa’s story along with it. This was actually the 2nd recording we made because I lost the first one.

Talking with Inay

I talked with my grandma about her life and her past to try to learn more about her that I didn’t know before.

Leilani Ferguson and her grandma Salud Mangahis talk about her immigration to the United States and her experiences

In this over the phone interview, recorded in November 2018 in San Diego, California, Leilani Ferguson (16) interviews her grandma, or Lola, Salud Mangahis (75) about her settlement into the United States from the Philippines and her family upbringing. Mrs....

Interview with Lou Work

I ask my grandmother about her childhood and her interest then. What she invisioned her life to be like compared to now. Just an overview of her life!

The Great Listen Interview with Maricel Patungan

I interviewed my mom about her life growing up in the Philippines. She told about her favorite childhood memories, involving traditions during Christmas, etc. She also described the lifestyle in the Philippines, how different it is than in the US....

An Interview with Mom

Mom explains her favorite family dish, Sinigang na Baboy, and its origins

Learning about my big sister

Younger sister interviews big sister about her experiences as a child.

“I have no regrets…regrets are a waste of time.”

Mateo, age 9, interviews his Baptista grandparents Alfredo, 83, and Andrea, 79, who immigrated to Hawaii from the Philippines in 1968. Mateo is named after his grandfather’s father!