The Journey: Mary Ann Ramil
Click here to read the research essay, “Change Is Inevitable”, by Audrey Cacal
Click on the links below to hear audio
segments from an April 2012 interview by Audrey Cacal with MaryAnn
Ramil, who lived her first 18 years of her life
in the Philippines and migrated to the United States with both her parents in
hopes to gain a better lifestyle.
In this interview, Mary Ann and I discussed her lifestyle back in the Philippines and the differences between that life and her life in the United States.
She also gave an insider of her life lessons and how she dealt with them.
Mary Ann at the Alejandro M. Cacal Roadside Park named after her father.
came from, how content she was with her life in the Philippines, and her
what she dreamed of doing when she grew up.
Old portraits of Mary Ann’s Family. Her parents are the picture to the left, and a picture of her siblings and herself to the right.
Juliana (Left) and Alejandro (Right) [Left Portrait]
Nestor (Left), Marilyn (Back Middle), Rodrigo (Right) and Maryann (Front Middle) [Right Portrait]
reasons for leaving, and her expectations of life in the U.S.
Mary Ann’s godparents at her baptism in
Filipino identity when she came to the U.S. and how she dealt with it. She
also discussed her first difficult job.
Mary Ann and a fellow friend from Hawaii visiting her in Daly City.
out for the greater good for her. She also opens up about a disappointing
story of her best friend in the Philippines.
A studio picture of Mary Ann showing her glamour self in the U.S.
future plans in the Philippines, and how the U.S. changed her life.
Mary Ann at a Filipino Friendship Day celebration at local church on June 25, 2011.
journey of migrating from the Philippines to the U.S.
Mary Ann and her whole family on Christmas Eve in 2002.
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