Click on the links below to hear audio segments from an April 2012 interview by Mia Ancheta with Yolanda Ancheta who grew up in the Philippines. Yolanda has been living in the United States now for 21 years and wouldn’t change a thing about it. In this interview, my mother and I, talked about how life is being a Filipino American.
Yolanda Ancheta 2012
Early Childhood in the Philippines (2:06)
We talked about her childhood in the Philippines and the reason for leaving to the United States.
receiving 1st honors
Leaving the Philippines (2:41)
We talked about why and how it was to leave her homeland.
Settling in the United States (6:46)
We talked about how her new life was in California, San Francisco.
Living in the United States (6:09)
We talked about how she adapted to the American life-style and how she likes it in the United States.
on the airplane going to Disneyland
Remembering life back home in the Philippines (3:06)
We talked about how she missed her 1st “home” and what she misses most.
America is Home (1:54)
We talked about where she is now at the stage of her life and visits back to the Philippines.
last revised: 5-23-12
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