A Filipina Teen Immigrant Story: Imee Umali
Click on the links below to hear audio segments from an
April 2009 interview by Kevin Cortes with Imee Umali,
who came to the
Imee and her Husband, Nomer.
6. First Job
Imee Umali give a brief introduction about where she’s from and a little about her family life.
The Donaire Family
Back Row (left to right): Haide, Gerry, Florendo, Eddie, Diosdada, Carlos, Bernandita, Amelina.
Front Row (left to right): Imeerose, Kenny, Pedro (Dad), Clara (Mom), Lailani, Jinky.
Growing up in the Philippines (1:30)
Imee describes her family life and a few hardships faced back in the
The Barangay of Kablon, a province near
Coming to America (1:16)
Imee tells her story of coming to
Imee’s second day in the U.S., enjoying a few luxuries she has never experienced.
Experiencing America (1:27)
Imee recalls her first experience with
snow for the first time, in
Contrasting Philippines and the U.S. (1:29)
Imee talks about some major differences between the United States and
First Job (2:12)
Imee talks about her very first job, when arriving here in the
Imee at Walt Disney’s Magic Kingdom in Florida, with the Miguel Family.
Relating her experience to Parenthood (3:24)
Imee talks about how her experience have influenced the way she raised her children, specifically her daughter Noime.
Imee with her darling daughter, Noime.
Conclusion and Advice (1:37)
Imee recalls her overall experience and give advice.
Imee and her family celebrating her Mother’s 75th birthday.
Back Row (left to right): Peter, Nomer, Imee.
Front Row (left to right): Clara and Noime.
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last revised: 5-13-09
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