Click here to read the research essay, “For The Better”, by [Mark Cruz]
Click on the links below to hear audio segments from an April 2012 interview by Mark Cruz with Milagros Bustos, who talks about her thoughts about her coming and being in America.
Milagros was born and raised in the Philippines and came to America as a tourist.
Milagros described America as a “Greener Pasture” because of the different benefits America had to offer.
Life in the Philippines
Milagros tells me basic information regarding her life in the Philippines.
A Photo of Milagros that was taken while she was in the Philippines.
Leaving the Philippines
I asked Milagros questions relating to how she was able to leave the Philippines and come to America for the first time.
Photo of Milagros taken in America
Arriving to America
I asked Milagros questions relating to her thought when she first arrived in San Francisco.
Milagros with friends.
Hardships in America
I asked Milagros about the hard things adjusting to being in America.
Milagros with her cousin in San Francisco
Benefits of living in America
Asked Milagros about the positive things about being in America and she explains why she never felt homesick being so far from home.
Milagros with family not long after coming to America for the 1st time.
last revised: 5-17-12
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