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.
Marlyn Opilas sitting in her living room.
Life in the Philppines (1:31)
Marlyn speaks about the life she remembered in the Philippines before leaving for the United States.
She lived in Pangasinan, Philippines.
Life in the United States (4:41)
How her life changed when she came to live and settle in the United States.
Marlyn and my mom, one of her best
The Hardships (1:56)
The hardships she and her family faced, especially her mom.
Philippines vs. United States (3:12)
The difference between her life in the Philippines and living in the United States.
Philippine Flag and American Flag
Keeping the Pilipino Culture Alive (1:51)
The ways she keeps in touch with her Pilipino culture.
Mano po: showing respect to elders by taking the hand to the forehead
Philippine map: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/20/Ph_locator_map_pangasinan.png
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
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