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

 Maria Rizalina Reyes La Rosa

Click on the links below to hear video segments from an April 2012 interview by Carlo La Rosa with his mother Riza La Rosa,

who left her comfortable life in the Philippines to find a new challenge in the United States.

 

 

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My mother and father showing their love during their Valentine’s Date at our church in 2012.

 

 

Table of Contents:
1. Growing up in the Philippines
2.
Experience in the Martial Law Era

3. Leaving for the United States

4. Life in the United States

5. Preserving the Filipino Culture

6. Reflecting at your life right now in the U.S.

 

 

Segment 1
Growing Up In The Philippines
(4:23)
In this segment, my mother shares her life growing up as a child in the Philippines.

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 My mother enjoying the sun in the Philippines at the young age of five.

 

 

 

 

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Segment 2
Experience In The Martial Law Era
(8:53)
In this segment, my mother discusses her opinions toward the Marcos dictatorship shares some of her experiences living under Martial Law.

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 My mother spending some quality time with my grandmother during her teenage years.

 



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Segment 3
Leaving For The United States
(6:58)
In this segment, my mother breaks down the reasons of why my father and her decided to bring our family to the United States.

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Celebrating a wonderful New Year’s Eve in 2004 in our beautiful house in the Philippines

                                                                            with my father’s mother and younger brother.

 


    

 

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Segment 4
Life In The United States
(8:20)
In this segment, my mother shares some of her experiences in living in the United States.

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My mother walking around downtown San Francisco for the first time as she goes

                                                                           to her first job in the United States.

 

 



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Segment 5
Preserving The Filipino Culture
(4:06)
In this segment, my mother discusses the importance of passing down the Filipino culture within our family.

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 One of our many family pictures while at church: Crossroads Christian Center.

 

 

 

 

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Segment 6
Reflecting At Your Life Right Now In The U.S.
(8:55)
In this segment, my mother shares some of her beliefs in life some of her goals towards the future.

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Youth Gospel Revolution – The Youth Group my mother and father lead now.

 

 

 

 

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last revised: 5-17-12
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.
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