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

Immigrating to the United States: Marlyn Opilas

Click on the links below to hear audio segments from an April 2010 interview

by Jodi Dequis with Marlyn Opilas,

who immigrated to the United States as a young child with her whole family.

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Marlyn Opilas sitting in her living room.

 

Table of Contents:
1. Life in the Philippines
2. Life in the United States

3. The Hardships

4. Philippines vs. United States

5. Keeping the Pilipino Culture Alive

 

 

Segment 1
Life in the Philppines
(1:31)
Marlyn speaks about the life she remembered in the Philippines before leaving for the United States
.

 

pangasinan, PI.bmp

 

She lived in Pangasinan, Philippines.

 

 

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Segment 2
Life in the United States
(4:41)
How her life changed when she came to live and settle in the United States.

 

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Marlyn and my mom, one of her best friends.



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Segment 3
The Hardships
(1:56)
The hardships she and her family faced, especially her mom.

 



 

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Segment 4
Philippines vs. United States
(3:12)
The difference between her life in the Philippines and living in the United States
.

 

PI n US flag.bmp

 

Philippine Flag and American Flag

 



 

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Segment 5
Keeping the Pilipino Culture Alive
(1:51)
The ways she keeps in touch with her Pilipino culture.

 

mano po.bmp

 

Mano po: showing respect to elders by taking the hand to the forehead

 



 

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Image sources:


Philippine map: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/20/Ph_locator_map_pangasinan.png

Flags: http://bakitwhy.com/bw-assets/images/philippines_american_flags.jpg

Mano po: http://elijah_matthew091282.blog.friendster.com/files/mano_po.jpg

 

 

 

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last revised: 5-13-10
by Eric Brenner, Skyline College, San Bruno, CA
These materials may be used for educational purposes. 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.edu