SkylineCollege/North San Mateo County Oral History Archives, Skyline College Library
Student project for LSCI 110 Digital Oral Research Project, Skyline College

NORMA ANGELES

Click on the links below to hear audio segments from an April 2009 interview

by Jasmine Angeles with Norma Angeles,

who migrated to the Bay Area for better life opportunities.

 

Table of Contents:
1. LIFE IN THE PHILIPPINES
2. CHILDHOOD MEMORIES

3. COMING TO THE STATES

4. LEAVING HOME & WHY

5. HER FIRST JOB & WORKING WITH OTHER ETHNICITIES

6. THE “AMERICAN DREAM”

7. PILIPINO CULTURE

 

 

Segment 1
LIFE IN THE PHILIPPINES
(2:38)
Norma talks about herself and her life in the Philippines.

 

Mr. & Mrs. Angeles on their wedding day in Angeles City.

 

 

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Segment 2
CHILDHOOD MEMORIES (1:15)
Grandma reminisces back to he childhood memories.

 

Grandma Norma with her son Dennis in Pangasinan, PI.



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Segment 3
COMING TO THE STATES (1:23)
Norma talks about how she felt adjusting to a new lifestyle.

 

Norma & Emerito Angeles.

 

 

 

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Segment 4
LEAVING HOME & WHY (2:42)
Norma explains why she decided to leave the Philippines.

 

Grandma Norma with her husband Emerito
& kids Heidi, Dennis, Nomer, Noel & Joan.

Christmas in the states, 1983.


 

 

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Segment 5
HER FIRST JOB & WORKING WITH OTHER ETHNICITIES (2:28)
Grandma Norma discusses what her first job was and what it was like working with other races.

 

 




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Segment 6
THE “AMERICAN DREAM” (1:20)
Norma describes what the “American Dream” is and what it means to her.

 

Philippine & American Flag.

 

 

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Segment 7
PILIPINO CULTURE (2:34)
What Filipino culture is and how it differs from other American families.


Grandma Norma with her son Dennis & daughter Joan along with their spouse & kids.

On a trip to Hawaii in 2007.

 

 

 

 

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MY GRANDMOTHER & I

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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last revised: 5-18-08
by Eric Brenner, Skyline College, San Bruno, CA
These materials may be used for educational purposes if you inform and credit the author and cite the source as: North San Mateo County Oral History Archives, Skyline College Library.
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To contact the coordinator, or send comments or suggestions, email: Eric Brenner at brenner@smccd.net