You Can’t Take the
An Interview with Elpidio Piros
Click here to read to read the research essay, “Espiritu Vs. My Dad”, by Emerson Piros
Click on the links below to hear audio segments from an April 2009 interview by Emerson Piros with Elpidio Piros, who for forty years has lived in the states.
Born and Raised (0:04:30)
My father talking about where he was born in the
Life on Maui (0:05:04)
My father talking about life on
Having Friends and Getting a Job (0:04:46)
My father talking about diversity in his friendships but most of them being Filipinos. He also talks about growing up with different cultures and then talking about his jobs. He mentions how he was just a worker not a Filipino.
Working being a Filipino (0:12:01)
My father talking about his job experiences.
The Only Problem (0:05:37)
My father talking about his only problem, which didn’t seem like a real problem
Values and Advice (0:03:53)
My father talking about raising my sister and I about values.
Coming to California (0:07:41)
My father talking about what it was like coming to
Advice, Home and Closing Words (0:09:02)
My father giving advice about “us” and talks about where home is for him.
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