Home is where the heart resides:
Click on the links below to hear audio segments from an April 2012 interview by Rodney Manalo with Liberty Ocampo, who explains how life was as a child in the Philippines. She explains her struggle when she moved here in America and how she thinks staying in America will benefit her more.
My mother, Liberty Ocampo
Segment 1 “Childhood in the Philippines” (7:34)
part of the interview, I asked my mom questions about her childhood life in the
Philippines and how her lifestyle was.
She talked about how she had to complete daily chores, how she had to live with several siblings, and how her family’s living conditions were.
A picture of a Filipino grocery in Manila
Segment 2 “Welcome to Daly City” (5:26)
In this part of the interview, I asked my mother questions about how life was when she first moved to Daly City. She talked about all the opportunities she had and the lessons she’s learned from them. She also explains about discrimination towards her when she had her first started her career.
Serramonte Shopping Center
Segment 3 “No U-Turns for Nostalgia”
In this segment I ask my mom questions about living here in America and how her life has changed since she moved. She talks about how the struggles in the Philippines aren’t worth giving up and moving back for. She would rather stay here in America where she experienced most of her adult life and career.
A “No U-Turn” sign
Segment 1: Grocery Store in Manila
Segment 2: Serramonte Mall
Segment 3: U-Turn sign
last revised: 5-18-12
by Eric Brenner, Skyline College, San Bruno, CA
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