Filipino: Becoming Minnesotan

Story Title Narrator Community Tags
Growing up in the Philippines. Adelbert Batica Filipino Family, Youth Experiences, Life in the Old Country, Traditions & Values
It was just like an army. Belen Andrada Filipino Family, Gender Roles, Youth Experiences, Life in the Old Country, Traditions & Values
School was very stressful. Maryam Beltran Shapland Filipino Education, Youth Experiences, Life in the Old Country, Traditions & Values
I loved the city where I lived. Victorino Alojado Filipino Family, Youth Experiences, Life in the Old Country, Traditions & Values
I was already teaching. Belen Andrada Filipino Education, Work, Class & Work, Life in the Old Country
I was paid 200 pesos a month. Adelbert Batica Filipino Economics, Work, Class & Work, Life in the Old Country
I also remember our yaya. Patrick Faunillan Filipino Family, Youth Experiences, Class & Work, Life in the Old Country
I had to cut firewood; that’s the job they gave me. Victorino Alojado Filipino Economics, Work, Class & Work, Life in the Old Country
It’s not expensive to raise nine children, because the children don’t complain. Victorino Alojado Filipino Education, Family, Marriage, Class & Work, Life in the Old Country
All of these things happened during the leadership of Ferdinand Marcos. Adelbert Batica Filipino Civic Engagement, Oppression, Politics, Life in the Old Country, Politics & Government
Experiences as a political detainee. Adelbert Batica Filipino Oppression, Politics, Life in the Old Country, Politics & Government
I had been praying for that day to come. Adelbert Batica Filipino Civic Engagement, Oppression, Politics, Life in the Old Country, Politics & Government
We had just gotten the notice that the Japanese were coming. Belen Andrada Filipino War, Youth Experiences, Life in the Old Country, Politics & Government
There was no school at all. Belen Andrada Filipino Education, Language, Oppression, War, Youth Experiences, Life in the Old Country, Politics & Government
I was twenty years old when the war broke out. Victorino Alojado Filipino Food, War, Life in the Old Country, Politics & Government
The Japanese would spank you. Victorino Alojado Filipino Oppression, War, Life in the Old Country, Politics & Government
I never dreamed of coming to the United States. Belen Andrada Filipino Education, Coming to America, Push & Pull Factors
When I was young, I was thinking that I can go to America. Victorino Alojado Filipino Citizenship, Oppression, Politics, Coming to America, Push & Pull Factors
As soon as I was in possession of a passport I got out of the Philippines. Adelbert Batica Filipino Escape, Immigration Policy, Oppression, Politics, Coming to America, The Journey
I went to the University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois. Belen Andrada Filipino Education, New Immigrant Experiences, Travel to U.S., Coming to America, The Journey
I was excited about seeing my mom and my dad again. Patrick Faunillan Filipino Travel to U.S., Youth Experiences, Coming to America, The Journey
We’re approved and then we flew to Minnesota. Victorino Alojado Filipino Immigration Policy, Coming to America, The Journey
The new normal was cold and quiet. Maryam Beltran Shapland Filipino Assimilation, Becoming Americans, New Immigrant Experiences
They just gave up on the idea of learning the language. Adelbert Batica Filipino Assimilation, Becoming Americans, Language
I think they expected that we would date outside of our community. Maryam Beltran Shapland Filipino Assimilation, Becoming Americans, Youth Experiences
I would love to be able to speak Tagalog. Patrick Faunillan Filipino Assimilation, Becoming Americans, Language
At the beginning, I didn’t quite embrace the Filipino culture. Patrick Faunillan Filipino Assimilation, Becoming Americans, Culture Clash, Food, Identity, Youth Experiences
I get to choose what I want to do. Maryam Beltran Shapland Filipino Becoming Americans, Education, Youth Experiences, Opportunities in America
America is giving me more of a chance to be my best. Patrick Faunillan Filipino Becoming Americans, Language, Opportunities in America
We get medicine here, to make your life longer. Victorino Alojado Filipino Becoming Americans, Family, Opportunities in America
They did not expect the discrimination and prejudice that took place here. Belen Andrada Filipino Becoming Americans, Discrimination, Work, Problems in America
That really caused a change in the workshops. Belen Andrada Filipino Becoming Americans, Discrimination, Education, Problems in America
It was a very hard year. Maryam Beltran Shapland Filipino Becoming Americans, Education, Language, New Immigrant Experiences, Youth Experiences, Problems in America
I just never looked the part. Maryam Beltran Shapland Filipino Becoming Americans, Discrimination, Problems in America
The initial impression is always that we are subservient. Maryam Beltran Shapland Filipino Becoming Americans, Gender Roles, Identity, Work, Problems in America
I wanted to express my Filipino-ness. Maryam Beltran Shapland Filipino Education, Generation Gap, Identity, Cultural Preservation, We Are Here
My name meant a lot to me. Maryam Beltran Shapland Filipino Bi-Cultural, Identity, Cultural Preservation, We Are Here
Being American is the default. Maryam Beltran Shapland Filipino Family, Identity, Language, Cultural Preservation, We Are Here
I speak Tagalog to my kids. Maryam Beltran Shapland Filipino Identity, Language, Cultural Preservation, We Are Here
Filipino-Minnesotan Youth Organization. Patrick Faunillan Filipino Bi-Cultural, Cultural Centers, Identity, Youth Experiences, Cultural Preservation, We Are Here
It’s where my destiny is: to be a community activist. Adelbert Batica Filipino Civic Engagement, Contributions, We Are Here
Multicultural student advisor. Maryam Beltran Shapland Filipino Discrimination, Work, Contributions, We Are Here
Gawad Kalinga means ‘to give care.’ Patrick Faunillan Filipino Civic Engagement, Economics, Youth Experiences, Contributions, We Are Here
nid: Filipino