Minnesota 8

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 24

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 01/01/1990

PLACE OF BIRTH: Edina, Minnesota

GENDER: male

ETHNICITY: Caucasian

OCCUPATION: student

EDUCATION: BA

AREAS OF RESIDENCE OUTSIDE REPRESENTATIVE REGION FOR LONGER THAN SIX MONTHS:

Subject was born and raised in Edina, Minnesota, but attended Oberlin College in Ohio from ages 18 to 22.

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH: N/A

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RECORDED BY: David Nevell

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 21/06/2012

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ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

So when I went to Hong Kong last January, um, I was there with two of my friends. And we, uh, one of them was a sound engineer and I was the cinematographer, and my other friend was the main actor. And, um, we spent the whole month of January there filming this movie “HK Dreams,” which was, uh, my Cinema Studies final project. And um, we visited a lot of beautiful islands. Uh, Chong Cho, um, where there’s, uh, we found this abandoned house. Um, and explored it and filmed in it, filmed in there for a while. There’s, uh, a red telephone in there, nothing else. And Ho Toy Island, which looks like Scotland and has a community of about a thousand fishermen on it, but was mainly completely deserted. And we got some good footage there. Um, Mon Koch, which is, I think, was supposedly the densest place in the world. Um, there’s a great restaurant there called Mr. Wong’s. Uh, Mr. Wong is, he ran for city council, but apparently he’s in a lot of trouble with the law because, um, Mr. Wong’s is a money-laundering operation. Is that good enough?

TRANSCRIBED BY: David Nevell

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 19/06/2014

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