Philippines 12

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 60

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 14/03/1955

PLACE OF BIRTH: Manila, Philippines

GENDER: female

ETHNICITY: Filipino

OCCUPATION: financial-services professional

EDUCATION: college

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

The subject lived in the Philippines for the first 28 years of her life, then in Singapore for two years, Malaysia for eight years, and the United States for 22 years.

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH: N/A

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RECORDED BY: Christopher Yu (under supervision of David Nevell)

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 04/04/2015

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ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

Uh, well, I was born in Manila, Philippines. Uh, what were my favorite memories? Favorite memories were, uh, you know, going on, uh, holiday trips with my family, ’cause we were, uh, children of ten. So I can remember, you know, like vacations, you know, either, we called it uh, Baguio, which is a mountain area, or going to the beach. Uh, one beautiful memory I remember in the province Iloilo Iloilo where, my — we owned — my parents owned a mango plantation. And the trees were like, full of fruits — big mangos — and I was picking them, so I love, I love that one. And then, what else? Uh, yeah. I, I have, like, four — say Marlene, Barry, uh, what do you call, Sylvia, Terry, Susan — I have, like, five close friends. Uh, we became really, really close; uh, we were classmates since grade school but really became very close in, uh, high school. And I really enjoyed — we had sleepovers, you know? It was really fun; I mean, ’cause living with you know, like, uh observing, ’cause my family was kind of very crazy, you know? If you can imagine ten kids. And my, my mom was like ve- very hyper, so it was like crazy, you know? Lot of noise at home. So it was nice to, you know, see a different family setting, seeing parents talking to kids instead of just shouting at them. So, so you see all of those differences, you know? Kind of encouraged me that, you know, I’d like to have a family like that. So I try to, now with my own daughters, you know? Uh, and even with my partner. I really enjoy that if we’re able to dialogue, you know, rather than shout at each other but able to sit down and dialogue if you have differences or even share the good times …

TRANSCRIBED BY: Christopher Yu (under supervision of David Nevell)

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 04/04/2015

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