Monday, May 13, 2013

A Surprisingly Easy Transition - Mark Vierneza, interviewed by Marielle Vierneza

  Video segments from an April 2013 interview by Marielle Vierneza with her father

Mark Vierneza





Table of Contents:
 Segment 1: Family Background
Segment 2: Leaving the Philippines
Segment 3: Settling in the United States
Segment 4: Being a Filipino in the United States
Segment 5: Reflections 


Segment 1: (5:41) Family Background - Mark talks about his family and reminisces on growing up in the "care-free" environment of the Philippines as a child.   




Segment 2: (3:15) Leaving the Philippines - Mark discusses the reasons why his family chose to leave the Philippines and how it felt to leave his family behind.




Segment 3: (2:51) Settling in the United States - In this section, I ask Mark about the transitions he had to go through. Because of his young age, Mark found the transitions fairly easy.




Segment 4: (2:44) Being a Filipino in the United States - In this section, I ask Mark about any homesickness he might have had, what he misses about the Philippines, and family obligations to his family still living in the Philippines.



Segment 5: (8:38) Reflections - Mark talks about his deep insights on the "American Dream" and elaborates on his inspiring idea of the "Filipino Dream." He closes by reflecting on the pros and cons of living in both the Philippines and the U.S.

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