hi i'm sherwin. i was born in the Philippines but I grew up in Florida. i moved to California a few years ago, so in a way i'm an immigrant to the west coast.
Hello everyone!!! I'm Merli. I was born and raised in Indonesia with Dutch and Chinese background. I moved to California as a refugee in 2002 because life was miserable for me back then as Chinese Indonesian. Follow by the fact that I am Christians. So, here I am... after all these years, I'm proud to called myself as American. Looking forward to hear y'all' story!!!
Hey guys! My name is Jennifer and I was born in Seattle but grew up in Milpitas and Fremont. My family originated from Taiwan and growing up, I could speak Mandarin but not well (aka a LOT of Chinglish going on in my household). I volunteered on an international Christian ship after graduation for a year and half overseas where I got to understand my Chinese culture and language a lot more as we went to various countries in Southeast Asia. Now I'm a 2nd year at De Anza and excited to be transferring next year to wherever for English! :)
Hello everyone. My name is David I was born and raised in San Jose. My parents immigrated from Vietnam after they got married and came to San Jose. I am the oldest child in my family and the first to go to college. I've volunteered at Kaiser Permanente and I want to become a nurse one day.
hey guys, my name is Karl Factora! I am a Filipino who was born and raised in San Jose. My family is from the Philippines specifically Ilocos Norte where the main dialect is Ilocano. At home my family speaks Ilocano and Tagalog, however throughout the years I have forgotten how to speak those languages. The first language i learned was English. It is my first year at De Anza and I am planning on transferring after my 2nd year. I am excited to be in this class and enjoyed the first day.
Hello, my name is Arlene. I live in San Jose. I am the oldest of three children. I am Chinese but my last name is Vietnamese because my father's family was living in Vietnam before they immigrated here. This is my first year of college.
My name is Ayla Levita. I was born in the Philippines and came to America when I was bout two and a half. My first language was Tagalog but as of now I only understand and can speak very little but I try. I live in Milpitas. I'm still in the process of deciding where I want to transfer as a child development major.
Hello everyone! My name is Vivi La. I've lived in the San Francisco South Bay my whole life. Born in San Jose, moved to Cupertino for 10 years, then recently moved back to East San Jose. I am Vietnamese, my first language was Vietnamese. I've also got a little Chinese in me, 1/8th. Both my parents are immigrants, so that makes me a first generation American. This is my first year at De Anza, and I'm planning on majoring in Psychology.
My names Jessica Lee and I was born and raised in Santa Clara. I am Korean and can speak and understand it fluently. I hope to transfer to San Jose State as a graphic design or some sort of art major. and i love hello kitty
Hello, my name is Evan Chen. I was born in Los Angeles and moved up to Bay Area when I was about three years old. I am Chinese and I speak and write pretty fluently. I hope to transfer to UCLA or UC Irvine as a Electrical Engineer.
Hi My name is Mike Sangwon Oh and I was born in Seoul, Korea. I moved here when I was around 3 and lived in Fremont until 2002 when i moved to North Carolina. I moved here recently and am planning to transfer to UC Davis or UC Irvine.
Hello Everyone :) My name is Stephanie Lanoza. I was born in Mountain View, but raised in Tracy, CA. I moved out to San Jose in January and absolutely love it out here! I'm hoping to transfer and someday major in Hospitality Management. Hopefully everything goes to plan :)
Hi! My name is Tiffany Wong. I was born in San Jose, but I live my life in Milpitas. As for my first language, I'm pretty sure it was English, but I also fluently speak Toisaan (Chinese dialect derived from Cantonese) and Fukien (derived from Taiwanese.) I can also fully understand Burmese because my parents are from Myanmar. I'm majoring in psych and hoping to transfer to UCSC.
Hi my name is Andy Pham, i was borned and raised in San Jose. I'm currently working at AT&T Mobility at the Great Mall store. I'm majoring in information technology and networking, planning to transfer to Cal State East Bay.
My name is Sheila Ramos, I was born in the Philippines and immigrated to the United States when I was ten years old. I'm plan to major in business Administration emphasis on human resources.
Happy Monday Everyone!I'm Reema and I'm 19 years young!! I'm very fond of children, so I plan on becoming an Elementary school teacher! ( send me yo future babays!) I'm not short, I'm fun size! I love everything about being an Asian American, from my cultural roots to my religion! We all have our stories, and I can't wait to hear yours ")
Hi, I'm Megan! I was born in San Jose and raised in Fremont/Milpitas. I'm Filipino but I'm a lost cause when it comes to speaking Tagalog or Ilocano; however, I do understand a little bit of both. I plan on majoring in Film and I'm still deciding where I would want to transfer.
Hello everyone (: My name is Angie and I reside in Cupertino. I was born in Guam and I'm Korean. I am a full time student and a full time employee. I am part of the Best Buddies International Organization which is a program that aids Autistic children.
Hello, I'm Ken. I'm the first to be born in America in my family and I am Japanese. I'm currently interested in performing arts such as acting and singing. I also picked up photography, so I've also started to take interest in visual arts. I hope I can find my identity through this course to clarify what I want to create through art. Thanks.
Names Albert from SJ. I teach abacus and do lion dancing with Joi Ying. Im really chinese.. Psyc major tryina go to UCSC.
Hey guys! Names David.I was born in San Jose and I am Vietnamese. I'm the youngest in my family and I plan on joining the military however, I would like to get some schooling done before I head off. Lastly, I am currently working at Macy's as a part-timer at Oakridge.
Hello fellow classmates, my name is Sarah Than. I was born in El Camino, and have lived in Milpitas/ San Jose my whole life. My parents tell me that my first words were bo and me, which means mommy and daddy in Vietnamese so i would say that my first language is Vietnamese. Im working my way to become a physical therapist, but I'm still young.. things might change. Can't wait to hear everybody else's stories! :D
Hi everyone, my name is Patrick Liu. I was born in Hong Kong. I am a Chinese, and my first language is Cantonese.
Hello! I'm Soojin Lee. I was born in LA, but I've grown up pretty much around the Bay Area. I'm Korean, but I don't really understand the language and a lot of the culture. I'm a full-time student, and I also carry a part-time job. :)
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Hi everyone,my name is Emerson Lagpacan. I am Filipino and my first language is Tagalog which is our national language in the Philippines. In addition, I can also speak another dialect from the Philippines which is called "Ilocano" and able to understand another dialect called "Ibanag". My family and I moved here in America 10 years ago. I am a full-time student and planning to transfer next fall anywhere in the bay area.
Hello, I am Naoko Vogt. I was born in Tokyo and grew up in Japan. Immigrating to America several years ago, I live in the Bay Area. I am a full time student taking care of household chores.Hope to transfer next year. My favorite activities are sports,cooking, and eating.
Hello, my name is Angela Pinasco. I am Filipino, Chinese, and Italian. I was born and raised in San Jose, California. I just recently graduated from Independence High (class of 2011.) I have 2 dogs: a female Terrier mix named Shelby and a male Bull Mastiff/German Shepard named Attila. I also have a facebook account haha.
Sup, my names Kevin Madriaga. Born and raised in ESSJ, CA. Full filipino. I enjoy long walks on the treadmill. I collect hats. I have a modern filipino/polynesian tribal sleeve tattoo on my leg. Everybody say hi to me tomorrow, haha boi.
Hi, my name is Kimberly Le. I'm vietnamese and quarter chinese. I was born and raised in San Jose, CA. On my spare time I like to go shopping with my girlfriends and write. I like sushi, lol. I graduated from Independence High. And I like making new friends!
Helo my name is Kevin Buchori..I am a Chinese-Indonesian. I was born in Indonesia but I am a Chinese generation.. This is my second year in De Anza. hopefully i can transfer next year..
Hi, my name is Phuong Nguyen. I was born Vietnam but have no memories of it. My earliest memories were going to preschool in the states. This is the last class I have at De Anza before transferring to San Jose State quarter.
Hey. My names anton. I was born in Azerbaijan. I live in cupertino and am hoping to transfer somewhere in the next year or two.
Hi! My name is Elvin Vida I currently reside in the lovely city of San Jose, I am into my last semester in a city college and hoping I will get accepted anywhere into the program I want to get into.
Good afternoonMy name is Joshua and I am currently a nursing student here at DeAnza. I am also a 4 yr Marine Corps Veteran and a father of a 14 yr old daughter. Look forward to getting to know all of you.
Hello everyone, my name is Luis Plata. I was born and raised here in San Jose, lived here all of my life. I am an Accounting major and transferring to SJSU or SFSU by the spring. Work part time delivering medicine to hospitals/pharmacies. I like to work hard as well as partying. Looking forward to work with you guys this quarter.
Hello everyone! My name is Ryan. I was born and raised in San Jose. I am studying social sciences and am transferring out hopefully by this year.
Hello my fellow classmates! My name is Kate but I also go by Katie I was born and raised in San Jose and only ever left the country once for a vacation to Rome with my family. I am planning on moving to Seoul, South Korea and teach English there it might take some time though since I am only in my second semester of college. I am looking forward to learning more about Asian culture.
Hi everyone, my name is Ly Hoang. I was born in Vietnam and came here when I was 11. I currently live in San Jose.I'm majoring in radiology, and i'm transferring to UC Davis
Hi, my name is Joseph, but Joe is fine too. I was born and raised in San Jose, but my parents are immigrants from Vietnam. I plan to transfer to UC Irvine with mechanical engineering as my major.
Hello.I'm bryan. Was born in los angeles.moved here solo two years ago. california native.. Yay yay. I'm on my way to uc davis or sd. Medicine/te ch. want to minor or double major in math.
Hello, I'm Powell. I was born in China but moved to Japan at age 2 because my dad got a job, and lived with rather little resources. Moved to America at age 7 for various (some unknown) reasons and got my Japanese citizenship then, so that's why I had a Japanese name. With both too much and too little culture in me at a young age, I grew up a life not getting any of it and devoted myself to studying and talking about other things. I want to take this opportunity to see how others discovered their identity and heritage and study my own.I am a student at UC Berkeley now living in San Jose due to health reasons.
Hi my name is Thuy and I was born in San Jose. I moved back from Berkeley with my husband so that I can finish school. Currently my major is undecided. I am taking my general ed, and some elective courses. See you all in class.
Hello, My name is Matthew, but Matt is fine. I was born in San Jose, and I'm Filipino. As a kid I used to speak Tagalog, the one of the common dialects in the Philippines, but as I started going to school, I started to speak it less and less. I can still understand it somewhat, since my parents still speak to me in Tagalog. For my first year of college I went to SJSU, but then my parents wanted me to start paying for my own school, and seeing as i had no job or source of income i started going to De Anza. This will be my second year at De Anza, and I hope that I can make acquaintances throughout this course!