Click on the links below to hear audio segments from an April 2012 interview by
Lucas dela Cruz with Arlene Daus-Magbual, who is a Pinay born in East Los Angeles, but raised in Long Beach and Riverside, CA.
You will hear about how her family came to America as well as the Hardship her and her family went through being a Filipino in America.
Family Arrival in America (00:35)
Housing and Immigration (00:13)
Description of how Arlene’s Family came to America.
Class Difference (1:41)
Class difference between her Mom’s family and Dad’s family
Mom’s American Dream (4:33)
Overview of the struggles in America
Racism in School (01:57)
Identity Crisis (02:27)
Arlene explains her Identity growing up.
Raising a Pinay (01:40)
Describes some present-day struggles with her 4 year old daughter, Amianan
Culture Shock (06:22)
This is how college and Daly City affected her Filipino
Returning to the Philippines
Returning to the Philippines and hopes for her Daughter.
*The recording was interrupted so that’s why they are in different segments.
last revised: 5-17-12
by Eric Brenner, Skyline College, San Bruno, CA
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