Personal Statement : Filipino And English Essay
friends, passions, hobbies, even where they came from, but for me my culture is what makes me who I
am. Being born in Hawaii and having parents from the Philippines I grew up with two cultures,
Hawaiian or “Local” culture and Filipino culture. Both cultures have equally influenced the person I
am today, but I 'll start with how Filipino culture makes me who I am.
As I grew up I 've noticed that my family had a very different way doing things. We talked in
two different languages, Filipino and English, the ideals that I was taught were different from the ideals
that my friends were taught, and how I was raised was different. My family always
communicated in Filipino and so it was important for me to be able to speak it so I would be able to
converse with them. I even have a fond memory of my uncle Erning getting angry at me and my cousin
for not speaking in Filipino and having a lot of Filipino elders stressing to me the importance of
knowing our parents languages, because of this I am fluent in two of the Philippines main dialects, I
have an easier time learning other languages, and I have a deeper understanding and better appreciation
of my culture because I am able to read and understand books or shows that are in Filipino.
Coming from a hard life in the Philippines, my parents would always tell me to work hard, don 't
be wasteful, and to take…