Monday, May 13, 2013

25 Years later, My First Look Into the Mind of Minviluz Gutierrez.

After 25 years of life, this was my first opportunity to sit down with my mother, Minviluz Gutierrez, and talk about her life, her feelings and her thoughts on certain issues. Though she may not say much, her body language and voice tells a bigger story.

Table of Contents
Segment 1: Unique Name/Early Life in the Philippines.
Segment 2: The Big Move!! 
Segment 3: The Loved Ones Back in the Philippines/Her Obligation.
Segment 4: Homesickness/Where Is Home?
Segment 5: The American Dream.

The Full Uncut Interview
This is the full video of my interview with Minviluz Gutierrez in South San Francisco, CA.



Minviluz in San Jose, CA. visiting her cousins. 

 Segment 1:  Unique Name/Early Life in the Philippines.
I learn about how my Minviluz got her unique name and how her life was in the Philippines before she moved to the United States.

Filipino Folk dancing during her Elementary School days.
College Graduation portrait.



Segment 2: The Big Move!! 
Minviluz made her journey overseas to the Bay Area to create a new life with her family. 

Minviluz hard at work at her first job in the United States.
Minviluz and some of her co-workers during her year as a TSA agent at SFO.



Segment 3: The Loved Ones Back in the Philippines/Her Obligation.
Even though she lived in the United States, Minviluz still felt the need to help her loved ones back in the Philippines.

Minviluz and her sister-in-law's family.



Segment 4: Homesickness/Where Is Home?
Some feel the need to return back home because of homesickness. Minviluz found a new way to cope with homesickness and speaks on the issue of where home truly is.

A small family portrait from Minviluz's niece's birthday.



Segment 5: The American Dream.
To close out my interview with Minviluz Gutierrez, she spoke about the "American Dream" that everyone wants.

Me and my mom during a trip to Fort Point in San Francisco, CA.

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