Quotes from the interviews chosen on February 11th. Lisa added a few more at the end. Enjoy!
Ann interviewed supervisor Sandy
“The cons of my journey are being seen as a user in the eyes of the ones born here, trying to fit in, being badly judge because of where I am from, the favoritism regarding what country one is from and how they will be treated for it”.
Daphtaney interviewed Luci
“The only thing to never show the world is your weakness”.
Phil, Michael, Gilson interviewed Anna (?Anamarija)
“traveling’s expensive, it is valuable to see the other world”.
Quanye interviewed English Teacher
“A journey happens while you’re busy embracing your limits”
When you follow your heart, everything will go to the right places.
Jocelina interviewed Sara
“You lose something , don’t be afraid of replacing”.
You’re not alone.
Don’t be afraid of creating a new family.
Michael interviewed Frantzy
“I bought all my valuable, what I represent and my goals”.
Interviewee: Alan; Interviewer: ?
Things were more easier before, now life is more complex with technology.
Life is a game of survival. Keep yourself in shape.
There’s no cost in life, it’s all about adapting yourself.
Interviewee: Kali; Interviewer: ?
No priorities. Find rhythm in this life.
Left behind this person I put on in the morning to get to work.
Interviewee: Saindie; Interviewer: Daphtaney
Being quiet won’t help.
Interviewee: Allan; Interviewer: ?
Life is a game of survival.
Interviewee: Kali L.; Interviewer: ?
Go for it, value yourself.
Interviewee: Luci; Interviewer: ?
Go to school, get an education, network.
The only thing to never show the world is your weakness.
Interviewer: Filomena; Interviewee: Joanne
I didn’t know I would ever experience a total new culture.
Adjusting to a new way of life.
I could take all my memories.
The chance of creating brand new memories.
Love conquers all.
When you follow your heart, everything else falls into place.
Interviewer: Filomena; Interviewee: Anne
The journey was worth every penny.
Follow your heart. You don’t know where it will lead you but trust that it will take you to the right place.
Interviewer: Filomena; Interviewee: Charlie
Every journey is a learning and growing experience.
Experience makes a journey easier, but journey makes experiences.
Adilse & Mayra interview Andrea
I never knew the word racism until I came to America but my values sustained me.
I was being exposed to people who I never knew, which felt like racism.
I took my culture. I took the sense of being myself.
I took my memory and my values.
I would say follow your heat, you don’t know where it will lead you.
The journey was a challenge., but he was able to meet his challenges.
Plant the seed to a new journey.
A seed was planted for me to go out and see what was out there.
Jocelina had quotes from Sarah Boxell:
- You’re not alone
- Don’t be afraid of creating a new family
- You lose something, don’t be afraid of replacing it
Quanye interviewed Joanne:
- When you follow your heart, everything will go to the right places
- A journey happens while you’re busy embarrassing your limits
Michael & Gilson interviewed Frantzy/ Dicam/ Ollie senior:
- I brought all my valuables, what I represent and my goals
- Follow the gut feeling and dream
- Express yourself to the world
Frantzy Suffrard interviewed:
- Plant the seed to a new journey
- A seed was planted for me to go out and see what was out there
Ann interviewed Sandy and one quote from herself (last one):
- The cost of my journey is not my worry, it is getting to the destination that matters to me
- I can use my success to come to help my own country
- The cons of my journey are being seen as a user in the eyes of the ones born here, trying to fit in being badly judged because of where I am from, the favoritism regarding what country one is from and how they are being treated for it
- The pros of my journey is being one of the lucky ones to have the opportunity to now live in a country where I can be who I want
- The cost of my journey is to aim myself on education to accomplish the American dream that no longer exist
- I believe that my personal journey impacts the world by helping them see that we are all in this together, that if I can make it this far so can everyone.
Mayra interviewed Andrea:
- I never knew word racism until I came to America but my values sustained me
- I was being exposed to people who I never know, which felt like racism
- I took my culture, I took the sense of being who I am
Mayra also interviewed Anne:
- I would say follow your heart, you don’t know where it will lead you
- The journey was challenging, but he was able to meet his challenges
Tessa Interviewed Ms. Aframe:
” My daily journey is filled with emotions, spirituality, lot of laughter, inspired by kids.”
” I would give up money in order to help people.”
Tessa interviewed Frances:
” I hope to inspire people to talk about their struggle and seek help.”
Angela & Quanye interviewed Kunthary:
“Through hardships identity is sometimes washed away…”
“but you can still leave positive footsteps for [people] to follow.”
“No matter how hard it gets, it will get better”
** These need to be checked – were written from memory after interview
Tarjanae Interviewed Janiah:
Art to me is an easier way of expressing yourself.
Tarjanae interviewed her dad:
What made you start your journey? Answer: To further my education so I’m able to support and live a joyful and successful life with family and close friends.
** This might be an example where we could include the question in the design.
Tarjanae interviewed Kelly:
“Art is something that connects to me and everyone else around, it expresses our emotions inside of us, that we’re too afraid to tell
Anny interviewed her dad:
From the age 14-16 working. 16 years old I was fisherman, working for a cousin of mom (aunt) I learned how to drive , boat, being a machine, and being a second captain, taking care of myself and family. I was slave, 17 years old, I was in jail in Vietnam for escaping.
Did you feel safe?
All my life I’ve been on boats, farming..I was scared of nothing, I had nothing.
What did you do?
Second day I came to America, I started working in Chinatown cutting fish (at the 88 market) for three months… the whole summer. I started the 8th grade at 16 (but in reality 19) I couldn’t learn because I was embarrassed being the oldest and biggest kid.
Tell me a time when you encountered an obstacle while coming to this country. What did you do about it?
Not understanding English, I went right to the teacher and learned more by hanging out with the teacher.I then owned a couple books with his help.I was given a lot of life advice because they thought I was so low
I wanted to serve the country. I just wanted a regular job, a wife, a house and two kids. I wanted a simple life. Now: I want my kids to go to college, get a good job and as long as my kids are happy I am happy.
If you had all the money in the world, what would you do with it?
Donate to the poor, anyone in need because you have your arms, legs..you have everything.I was poor so I understand.
Would you change anything about your journey?’
I wish I came here at a younger age so that I can have more education. I didn’t go to school when I was in Vietnam.
Any last words?
“Don’t run away from your problems just deal with it.”
“Don’t be scared, be prepared.”