“Experiencing Life’s Obstacles: Araceli Orcena”
By: Valerie Orcena
Click on the links below to hear audio segments from a November 2005 interview by
Valerie Orcena with her grandmother, Araceli O. Orcena,
who came to the
Araceli enjoys going to parties.
Introduction (72 KB)
was born in Lucban, Quezon in the
Araceli and her husband Dionisio in the
Family Background (111 KB)
Araceli talks about her parents and what they did for a living.
Growing up in the Philippines (446 KB)
What life was like growing up as a young girl. She also talks about her other siblings.
Araceli and her sister Tita at a family party.
Education (558 KB)
While growing up, she talks about the schools that she went to. She also talks about being a teacher in the
Life during WWII (592 KB)
What life was like in the
Moving to the United States (583 KB)
Filed an application and came to the
Struggles (94 KB)
Araceli didn’t have any struggles coming to the
Araceli and her family in 2002 at a family reunion in LA.
Staying in CA (138 KB)
Araceli wants to stay here in CA because she has no more property in the
Araceli and her youngest daughter Margie.
Filipino Organizations (274 KB)
She talks about the different Filipino organizations that she is in here in
Araceli and her granddaughter Valerie at her Filipino organization function in 2002.
Plans for the Future (89 KB)
Araceli is enjoying life as a senior citizen and plans to make her family happy and stable in their life.
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last revised: 12-21-05
by Eric Brenner, Skyline College, San Bruno, CA
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