Click on the links below to hear audio segments from an April 2012 interview by Mark Allan Sanchez with Adelina Bautista, who lived in the Philippines for over forty years before living her last twenty-eight years here in the United States.
We find out who Adelina Bautista is, when and where she moved to the United States. She also discusses how coming to the United States was not part of her original plans or goals, but when the opportunity came she took it.
Adelina and her daughter, Cindy
Life in The Philippines vs. Life in America (2:07)
Adelina discusses how life is very different in the United States than life in the Philippines. There are better opportunities for personal growth and how you are more free to do what you want in the United States.
The house in the Philippines that Adelina lived in
Filipinos & America (0:44)
Adelina talks about how Filipinos can get along just fine with Americans.
Flag (left) Philippine Flag (right)
Advantages of Living in America (1:39)
Adelina talks about how there are advantages of living in the United States. She also mentions how life is lived more comfortably here as opposed to the Philippines.
Adelina and her
daughter, Cindy in Las Vegas, Nevada
Struggles Filipinos Face (1:09)
Adelina talks about how and why some Filipino immigrants struggle growing up in the Philippines.
There was less freedom in the Philippines
and it carries over when Filipinos migrate.
Adelina shares who in the Philippines she obliges to and how she obliges to them.
Adelina’s nieces and nephews in the Philippines
Adelina talks about some of the things that make her homesick and some of the things that she misses the most about the Philippines.
Family party in the Philippines Adelina was in Family picture in the Philippines
Philippine and American Flag: http://100araw.com/united-states-welcomes-proclamation-of-aquino-binay-360
No Freedom Sign: http://alfredtheordinary.co.uk/
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