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Interview with Hang Pham

Interviewee: 
Pham, Hang
Interviewer: 
Lambert, Anne
Date of Interview: 
1998-10-19
Identifier: 
LGPH0029
Subjects: 
Overcoming Obstacles; Relationships with People and Places; Cultural Identification
Abstract: 
Hang Pham gives a brief description of her life as she tries to do better in learning English.
Collection: 
Charlotte Narrative and Conversation Collection
Collection Description: 
Anne Lambert interviewed Charlotte residents to collect stories for a class project at UNC Charlotte.
Transcript:
AL (Anne Lambert): Do you have a story you'd like to tell us today? It could be a story about when you came to this country or it could be a story you remember from when you were a child.
HP (Hang Pham): Yeah. ( ) [Pause] My family come from, um, we come from ( ) and ( ) for two year and we come to High Point for two year and, um, I graduate, and then my mom told me, to go to, cosmetology, and I went to cosmetology for one year and I take a two year, a two year degree and ah ( ) is full time and come back and I work for a company, um, in High Point Mall and I now am assistant manager, and my mom tell me come back and, uh, to be a better English, and, um, after I really not happy with my grammar, it no really good but I try to better my grammar. But math, I don't worry about math, but, um, the English, I so scared. I try, I try really hard and I think I'm better. I take, um, the, um, like the, um, I am not stay in accounting program and I try, but, uh, I must not stay in accounting program. I want to try another, um, another, um, like, um, a better job. Like uh, I want to be um, like a Chinese teacher training at Chinese for another school for training for teacher um, to be a Chinese teacher in the schools.
AL: Where did you go to school?
HP: Carolina Beauty College.
AL: Oh! Very good. You've done very well. Is there anything else you want to say?
HP: Umm. [Laugh] What you want me to say?
ALThat's fine! Do you have anything else?
HP: Um, I have a family here. I have my two brothers and one sister. They are younger than me. My two brothers in High Point University. The first one the first one is third year and the second one is first year. My sister is in South, Southern Guilford High School. And they doing they doing great.
AL: Super! I know your mother is proud of all of you. Thank you.
END OF INTERVIEW
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