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

 Nerwin Malignity Rebolosan

Click here to read the research essay, “1.5 Generatio, United States Home Sweet Home”, by Jackzon Aguirre

Click on the links below to hear audio segments from an April 2010 interview by Jackzon Aguirre with Nerwin Rebolosan,
who migrated to the U.S. at a young age, and through many experiences and hardships has become Americanized.

 

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Nerwin and his girlfriend Grence at the beach.

 

Table of Contents:
1. First Regret in The USA
2. The First Step As An American

3. Why Daly City?

4. Comparing three different places

5. The American influence in his family

6. Being Filipino Once Again

7. Filipino-American

8. Looking Back In Life

 

Segment 1
First Regret In the USA
(24 seconds)
Nerwin explains how sometimes he got jealous about other kids who had family in the United States, while he had no one here.

 

 

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Nerwin Missed his Family in the Philippines

 

 

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Segment 2
The first Step as An American
(1 minute 21seconds)
Nerwin explains where he lived when he first arrived to the United States, and he also says that he started school.

 

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Nerwin and his 5th grade class

 



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Segment 3
Why Daly City?
(1 minute 4 seconds)
Nerwin explains why his family chose to live in Daly City at first. Later on they moved out other places such as South San Francisco.

 

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Daly City View


    

 

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Segment 4
Comparing 3 Different Places
(3 minutes 34 seconds)
Nerwin compares how his life was in the Philippines, Daly City, and in South San Francisco

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Nerwin’s Insights about Daly City, Philippines, and South San Francisco

 



 

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Segment 5
American Influence In His Family
(1minute 38seconds)
Nerwin explains how his brother’s friends have influence them in the wrong way. He narrates some stories about his brothers and feels lucky that he did not follow the same path.

 

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Segment 6
Being Filipino Once Again
(1minute 9 seconds)
Nerwin explains how he feels more Americanized but he still does Filipino things like watch the Filipino channel, eat Filipino food, etc.

 

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Dinner

 

 

 

 

 

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Segment 7
Filipino-American
(1minute 43 seconds)
Nerwin explains why he feels more American than Filipino. He gives out examples, and also shares a story of how he was Americanized.

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Couple Days Before Nerwin Left to Join The Army

 

 

 

 

 

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Segment 8
Looking Back In Life
(1 minute 44 seconds)
Nerwin wonders how would things be if he stayed in the Philippines. Then he says that he would only go there for a visit, he likes his life in the United States.