Personal Narrative: My Interview With A Filipino Immigrant

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Monica is a Filipino immigrant, my Mother, who came to the United States as a young, female child in 1967. She is a dual-citizen (The Philippines and the United States) and is happily married and has 2 children. My Mom is 52 years old and lives in San Francisco. She graduated from San Francisco State University and work as an assistant of one of the managers of Wells Fargo. I notice that my Mom is proud of who she is and what she does as a citizen of the world. Monica was wearing pajamas because I interviewed her on a Sunday morning. She looked exhausted. I conducted the interview in our big and clean living room. Where the pillows were organized and the blankets folded. Monica is nice and is always wanting to travel. She is fun, energetic, …show more content…
“The Philippines has less opportunity for jobs and school.” Monica feels that she is living the American Dream. “America offers things other countries can’t.” Moving to America shaped her in the long run of my life because I learned how to care for myself and my children. I became stronger through learning how pay for school and live happily and to be successful. “Again, Philippines can’t provide the opportunity to prosper like what America can.” Even though the city was not an expensive city to live in at that time, Monica’s parents struggled to put food on the table, buy clothes, and pay rent because only her Dad was working. For her as a child, life was easy and fun because Monica and her Brother didn’t pay for anything. They went to school and lived close to Golden Gate Park and spent a lot of fun time with their Mother. Monica was bullied at school for her race and assumed she was Chinese. She was called “Chink” and the kids told me to go back where she came from, which was hard for her to endure growing throughout her life. The Philippines has less opportunity for jobs and school. Monica is proud to live in America and is living the American Dream. America offers things other countries can’t. “Moving to America shaped her in the long run of my life I learned how to care for myself and my children. I became stronger through learning how pay for school and live happily and to be successful.The Philippines can’t provide the opportunity to prosper like what America can.” From this interview, I learned more about the adjustment to moving to a different country, why people move, more about my mother, and the intentions of immigrants. Moving to America can be hard. New people, new home, new job, and a new way of life. People particular choose America for opportunities such as education, jobs, and to thrive. My mother and her family have been through a lot. From the cruelty of the

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