Click on the links below to hear audio segments from an April 2012 interview by Jacob Tolentino with Erlinda Pascual, who used to live in the Philippines, but had to move out because of family motives. She misses her family dearly, but still stands strong with her ethnic identity as a Filipino living the United States.
3. Look After The Family In The United States
4. Stressful Life In The United States
5. Family In The Philippines
6. Keep In Touch With The Family
Happy Go Lucky Life (0:25)
Living in the Philippines, everything was fun and peaceful. She had a life full of family, friends, and a home full of laughter and joy.
Giggly life in the Philippines
Reason To Leave The Philippines (1:24)
Leaving the Philippines was difficult for her, but she moved out of the Philippines in order to pursue a better life in the United States for her daughter.
Her husband (left) and her daughter, Jocelyn (right)
Look After The Family In The United States (0:24)
Instead of looking for work in the United States, she was looking after the family to support them.
Photos of the family that she had to take care of when she was living in the United States
Stressful Life In The United States (1:07)
Living in the United States was fun and exciting, but she faced a lot of obstacles while she was living in the United States.
Living a hectic life in the United States
Family In The Philippines (0:53)
Even though my grandmother is living a good life in the United States, she misses her family in the Philippines dearly.
Pictures of her older brothers that she misses
Keep In Touch With The Family (1:15)
My grandmother keeps in touch with her family in the Philippines by visiting them and sending Balikbayan Boxes.
Sending Balikbayan Boxes to her mother (left) and seeing her younger sister in person (right)
last revised: 5-21-12
by Eric Brenner, Skyline College, San Bruno, CA
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