I find it funny that my coworkers tell me that I have a very Filipino accent, considering that my family think I have a very American accent when I speak with them. So at certain times, I feel as though I don't quite belong any where.
I'm not sure how to fix this accent, I'm not sure if I should.
*picture is originally from https://www.pinterest.com/pin/200973202095247414/
03/20/2014 (Thursday)- My Juxtaposed Voice
Your Filipino accent is pretty heavy, my coworkers told me as I tripped over words. So I spent time reading aloud—emphasizing each a-e-i-o-u as I tried to sound less Filipino, more American.
“I live in the land of M-i-lk a-nd H-o-ney.”
But still I had an accent, brown like my skin.
I called back home, telling them about America—Land of Immigrant Dreams—and how I missed them.
Your American accent is pretty heavy, they told me as we said our good-byes.
Stuck with a voice not my own.