I would love for you to share the story behind this claim; I was under the impression that you were…
Antoinette Prescott

I was born and raised in Filipino, namely the Tagalog dialect, but I was enrolled in a school (there was a draft of this essay which used an unreasonable amount of paragraphs dissing the school, but I decided against it) that discouraged the speaking of Filipino or any of the dialects. So, as the years passed I slowly lost the ability to speak it fluently since I was in an environment that fostered the English language. But since then I have been making an effort to recover my fluency in Filipino — in thought, speech, and action.

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