Season 9 Episode 1 & 2 (Sharmaine and Clyde)


POST INTERVIEW QUESTION: (BLOG)


WHAT DID YOU LEARN ABOUT YOURSELF DURING THE INTERVIEW

I’m always open to other people’s point of views. Speaking with Chachie helped me to learn more about an area I didn’t realize I wanted to learn more about, which is my history and culture. I was raised to work hard and be successful, but I never slowed down to learn more about my family’s culture. There was just no time growing up to do that. Now that I’m older, my parents are getting older, recognizing how much I don’t know definitely makes me want to reach out to my parents to learn more.


HOW CAN WE BE PROACTIVE IN SHARING OUR CULTURE?

As families immigrate, a lot of culture gets lost. I know for me, it did. My parents moved to America with nothing and my parents worked a lot in my childhood so there would be food on the table and a roof over my head. A lot of culture has been lost. There was a lot of confusion for me growing up in an Asian household living in a Western culture. What's helped me learn more about my culture is family trips to the Philippines. It’s given my parents opportunities to share stories with me and my brother about their life, we get to slow down life there. It’s helped to create a lot of awareness for me. Other than that, the questions I received on the podcast created awareness for me how much I don’t really know my Filipino culture but it’s sowed seeds in my curiosity. I’m familiar with the diet, but it piqued my interest in Filipino healing modalities. That’s an area that’s continuing to grow in my personal life.


Listen to Sharmaine's story: https://open.spotify.com/episode/3VGuw8k4ZxTeg9Majv3kMc?si=c0a6c5d0513e4760

 

POST INTERVIEW QUESTION: (BLOG)


WHAT DID YOU LEARN ABOUT YOURSELF DURING THE INTERVIEW

I learned about the concept of Filipino slangs:)


HOW CAN WE BE PROACTIVE IN SHARING OUR CULTURE?

Being involved in communities and help spread our culture.




Listen to Clyde's Story here: https://open.spotify.com/episode/7GRTpp3yeZGbnR0uh2HA2r?si=c8bf4c18f854415e

 

Two different people, two different stories but one remains to be the same they are both Filipinos. When it came to interviewing both Clyde and Sharmaine, I learned so much from one whether it be the different experiences that they have experience to get to where are today to sharing a similar struggle of not being Filipino enough and being Filipino but still has to fit in to certain societal standards.

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