“[Coming to America] was hard.”

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“[Coming to America] was hard.”

This is my Dad. This picture was taken when we first got our house.

This is my Dad. This picture was taken when we first got our house.

This is my Dad. This picture was taken when we first got our house.

This is my Dad. This picture was taken when we first got our house.

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I interviewed my dad. We talked about some random topics like what his favorite sport was and where he is from.

When I asked my dad where he was from, he answered “Puebla Mexico” Then I asked him if he ever wanted to go back and he said yes because he wanted to visit his mom’s grave. I also asked him what he missed about Mexico and he said the fairs.

Then we talked about what his favorite sport was he said basketball. I asked him why is this your favorite sport he said because I used to play it in high school.

Another question I asked my dad, was if he ever got lost when he first came here and he said yes but luckily I had your uncle to help me. The reason I asked him this question was because he was an immigrant as you already know.

The last question I asked him was did you feel nervous before the interview he said yes and I asked why and he said because I was never interviewed by you or you sister I said oh then I said how do you feel now he said he said better because I talked about my past.  

 

Transcript

 

Eric Arenas:  What is your favorite sport?

 

Dad: My favorite sport is basketball.

 

Why is this your favorite sport?

 

Dad: This is my favorite sport because I used to play it in high school.

 

EA:  Where are you from? 

 

Dad: I am from Mexico.

 

And what part?

 

Dad: Puebla.

 

EA: Would you ever want to go back to Mexico?

 

Dad: Yes I would want to visit my mom’s grave. 

 

EA:Do you miss Mexico?

 

Dad: Yes.

 

 What do you miss about it?

 

Dad: I miss the fairs. 

 

EA: What do you remember about your house as a kid.

 

Dad: I don’t remember anything.

 

EA: Was it hard for you when you first came to America? 

 

Dad: It was hard. 

 

EA: What were some struggles you faced? 

 

Dad: I got lost sometimes but your uncle helped me

 

EA: Were you nervous before the interview? 

 

Dad: Yes because I was never interviewed by you or your sister.

 

EA: How do you feel now?

 

Dad: I feel a lot better because I was talking about my past.