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A lesson in English IV

A lesson in English IV

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  • 1. TWO IN ONE Through out high school, I choose to ignore my Filipino side. The most important thing for me is to fit in-, wear the latest clothes, listen to the coolest music, speak the
  • 2. If anyone ask me my ethnic background, I emphasized that I was half-white, leaving out that I was half-Filipino
  • 3. If prodded any further, I said that my mother was born in the Philippines, but that she was definitely mixed with Spanish blood .
  • 4. . Somehow I had came to the conclusion that to be American Meant I should exclude my Filipino heritage.
  • 5. To include it also might mean I wouldn’t fit in with my teenager- I had never been to the Philippines. I spoke only English, and I practiced no Filipino customs.
  • 6. Since I came to collage, I have been exploring the Filipino culture more as part of my family history than as my own culture. This is a step toward true recognition of my
  • 7. Though I have been raised in America and have lived the “ American” culture, this doesn’t mean I should deny that I am also a Filipino.
  • 8. My Filipino heritage has a claim on me that has been waiting to be explored further-waiting to include me-and in
  • 9. .. Growing up as a mixed Asian and American has made me aware that it isn’t necessary for me to be 100%
  • 10. Now, as I begin to study Filipino history and culture through research and from my mother, I integrate this new knowledge with my American culture.
  • 11. This process of integration bridges the two identities that make who I am. Now, I no longer say I am American or all Filipino, instead I can proudly say that I am both.
  • 12. Comprehension Check 1. What is the text all about? 3. What did the writer finally realize about the integration of different cultures in him?
  • 13. • 3. Which culture, do you think, was predominant in him? Why do you think so? • 4. What type of text is it? Why do you think so? • 5. Who could have written it? Why do you think so?

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