Portugal 2

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 26

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 04/06/1991

PLACE OF BIRTH: Monthey, Switzerland

GENDER: female

ETHNICITY: Caucasian/Portuguese

OCCUPATION: cruise staff with Royal Caribbean International

EDUCATION: The subject obtained half of a college degree in entertainment.

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

The subject’s first three years of life were spent in Switzerland before moving to Leiria, Portugal, where she spent her formative years. In her mid-twenties, she spent nine months in Spain and eight months in London. At the time of this recording, she had been working for one year with Royal Caribbean, on ships sailing from the United States to Central America and the Caribbean.

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH: N/A

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RECORDED BY: Sarah Maria Nichols

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 12/12/2017

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ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

So when I was, um, 18 years old, at the time I was working in this coffee shop. And there was this guy that was madly in love with me. [tisk] I didn’t like him, but he liked me so much that, um, eh, he was always there; he was always trying to take me out for a date and everything, but I always refused. Uh, after a while I — we start to get to know each other better; I start liking him, and so we start a relationship, a serious relationship. [tisk] Uh, we, we were like on a tree [three] weeks relationship when he ask me if I wanted to go in vacation with him for, uh, Dominican Republic. And I said, “Yes, why not?” So I think my — like, the six weeth [sixth week] we were together, he stop talking to me; he stop, uh, texting me; he was not there any more for me. He was — he just, like, he went off all the way. Like, he stop everything. So things went really bad; he broke up with me in the meantime, but he still said, “Yeah, we going together for this trip.” I never knew what ha — was happening: maybe some issue with him, you know, something wrong with his family. I never knew what was happening.

And so the day before the trip, I call him. He never answered all day. So the flight was the next day on a Monday at 1. So he call me at 9 a.m., telling me, “Oh, I’m not going because I’m have a pain in my back and everything,” and I’m like “OK.” And he ask me, “Do you wanna go by yourself?” And I was like, “No way, I don’t wanna go by myself. I’m so scared. I never get off in this place. I’m just here from the village, you know,” [laughs] and was so scared to go off the country, like, so far, and that would never cross my mind.

But that night I had my friend sleeping with me, so as soon as I hang up the phone call, she said, “Why you say you don’t wanna go? Of course you go by yourself!” He gave me the tickets that morning; I was crying so much. I managed to get someone to get me on the airport. So there was this girl; she was, uh — she was in my class; she, she text me; she say, “Oh, I’m here in the airport; maybe we can meet before you go! I’m — I, I just drop my mom ‘cause she’s going, uh, back home” ‘cause her mommy was from Germany. So I, I f — I met her there, and, uh, I was like, “Oh my God, I’m going this trip alone; I can’t believe it.” I was so sad. When her mom said, “Wow, you have your passport in your bag; why don’t you go with her?” [laughs] Is like, “OK, so let’s try.” So den [then] we went to the desk, uh; we change the flights to her name; she had no luggage; she had nothing. So we went on this trip, uh, uh, in Dominican Republic in a five-star hotel — everything included. Uh, we didn’t pay for anything. Only us two, and I had the best trip of my life! And so that was the t’erapy [therapy] for losing him, because at the end we find out he was cheating on me. That was the issue. But he paid for the therapy, so it was good. [laughs] …

[Subject speaks in Portuguese]: Olá, só para relembrar hoje é dia 12 de Dezembro de 2017 e o natel está a chegar! [English translation: Hello, just to remind you today is December 12th, 2017, and Christmas is coming soon!] …

Quando fo grande guero sei a pensoa mais feliz do mundo. [English translation: When I grow up, I want to be the happiest person in the world.]

TRANSCRIBED BY: Sarah Maria Nichols

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 12/12/2017

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