Sunday, May 12, 2013

Fe Rafael: Living the American Dream

Video segments from an April 2013 interview by Alfie Rafael with his mother,
Fe Rafael

Table of Contents
Segment 1: Early life in the Philippines
Segment 2: Departing the Philippines
Segment 3: Stepping foot onto unknown land, America
Segment 4: Acculturating with the American ways
Segment 5: 1 in a Million, life of being one of the few Filipinos in America
Segment 6: Reflections


Segment 1: Early life in the Philippines
Fe, being the only girl of three brothers, talks about growing up in the Philippines and what she was expected to do while growing up. 
Fe on the far left at one her annual high school reunions 


Segment 2: Departing the Philippines
Fe talks about support and criticism for leaving the Philippines for America.
Fe's nurse selfie

Segment 3: Stepping foot onto unknown land
Fe talks about her first experiences and failed expectations of living in the United States
Early life in America





Segment 4: Acculturating with the American ways
Fe talks about how she was able to maintain her Filipino customs despite living in America and her thoughts of the Philippines after departing. 

Next stop, Philippines



Segment 5: 1 in a Million, life of being one of the few Filipinos in America
Fe elaborates on how it was being one of the few Filipinos in her city and how she was lucky enough to be treated as 
an equal. 
Family Portrait 



Fe with her husband Albert

Segment 6: Reflections
Fe discusses how she was able to live the American Dream and how she wouldn't think twice of the decision she made





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