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

Ester Baldovino

Click here to read the research essay, Filipino Life, Struggle, and Success, by Jose Prieto

Click on the links below to hear audio segments from an April 8, 2007 interview by Jose Prieto
with Ester Baldovino, who came to the United States to start a new life.

 

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Ester Baldovino

 

Table of Contents:
1. Who she is
2. Why she came to the U.S.A

3. How she got to the U.S, where she stayed, and her view about America.

4. Ester Baldovino moves from Chicago, Illinois to San Bruno, California.

5. She wanted to be an Artist.

6. A little about her and her plans

7. Her message to the Filipino teens living in the Philippines and in the U.S.

8. Image Sources

 


Who she is?


What is your name? (21.7kb, 2sec)

 

Where were you born? (51.3kb, 6sec)

 

When did you first come to America? (45.4kb, 5sec)

 

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Quezon, Quezon

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Why she came to the U.S.A


What was the reason you left the Philippines? (982kb, 2:05min)

 

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Map of the United States


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How she got to the U.S, where she stayed, and her view about America


What form of transportation did you take? (39kb, 4sec)

 

What state did you go to first when you came to America? (51.5kb, 6sec)

 

Did you have family in the United States before you came? (213kb, 27sec)

 

What was your view about America when you still lived in the Philippines? (700kb, 1:29min)

 

Did your views change about America? (1.06mb, 2:19min)

 

 

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American Airlines planes

 

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Ester Baldovino moves from Chicago, Illinois to San Bruno, California


Ester Baldovino is given a better job offer so she takes it.

 

What is your occupation? (68kb, 8sec)

 

 

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California

 

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She wanted to be an Artist


Did you go to school here? (256kb, 32 sec)

 

Artist

 

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A little about her and her plans


Are you married? (95.2kb, 12sec)

 

Do you rent or live in your own home? (28.6, 3sec)

 

Do you still go back and visit the Philippines? (199kb, 25sec)

 

When its time for you to retire, where do you want to live? (96.6kb, 12sec)

 

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Her message to the Filipino teens living in the Philippines and in the U.S.


Do you have a message for the young Filipinos living in the Philippines. (138kb, 17sec)


Do you have a message for the young Filipinos living in the United States. (339kb, 43sec)

 

 

 

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Image sources:


Quezon, Quezon: http://www.answers.com/topic/quezon-quezon

Map of the United States: http://www.theodora.com/maps/new5/usa_color.gif

American Airlines Airplane: http://www.rachelleb.com/images/2006_05_15/planes.jpg

California:http://www.epa.gov/nerlesd1/landsci/northern_california/images/northern_california.gif

The Artist: http://www.lysator.liu.se/~tab/artist/the-artist.jpg

Bubble: http://www.boingboing.net/_01Independent-Projects_03Speech-Bubbles_Bubble.jpg

 

 

 

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last revised: 5-30-07
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. All commercial rights are reserved. To contact the coordinator, or send comments or suggestions, email: Eric Brenner at brenner@smccd.net