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

 

 A Filipina Teen Immigrant Story: Imee Umali

 

Click on the links below to hear audio segments from an April 2009 interview by Kevin Cortes with Imee Umali,
who came to the U.S. at a young age of 16 to help out her family.

 

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Imee and her Husband, Nomer.

 

Table of Contents:
1. Introduction
2. Growing up in the Philippines

3. Coming to America

4. Experiencing America

5. Contrasting Philippines and the U.S.

6. First Job

7. Relating her experience to Parenthood

8. Conclusion and Advice

Segment 1
Introduction
(1:36)
Imee Umali give a brief introduction about where she’s from and a little about her family life.

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The Donaire Family

 

Back Row (left to right): Haide, Gerry, Florendo, Eddie, Diosdada, Carlos, Bernandita, Amelina.

Front Row (left to right): Imeerose, Kenny, Pedro (Dad), Clara (Mom), Lailani, Jinky.

 

 

 

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Segment 2
Growing up in the Philippines
(1:30)
Imee describes her family life and a few hardships faced back in the Philippines.

 

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The Barangay of Kablon, a province near General Santos City, where Imee was raised.

 



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Segment 3
Coming to America
(1:16)
Imee tells her story of coming to America at the age 16 years old by herself.

 

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Imee’s second day in the U.S., enjoying a few luxuries she has never experienced.

 

 
    

 

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Segment 4
Experiencing America
(1:27)
Imee recalls her first experience with America and it diverse population.

 

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Imee experiencing snow for the first time, in New Jersey.

 

 



 

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Segment 5
Contrasting Philippines and the U.S.
(1:29)
Imee talks about some major differences between the United States and Philippines

 

 

 



 

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Segment 6
First Job
(2:12)
Imee talks about her very first job, when arriving here in the United States.

 

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Imee at Walt Disney’s Magic Kingdom in Florida, with the Miguel Family.

 

 

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Segment 7
Relating her experience to Parenthood
(3:24)
Imee talks about how her experience have influenced the way she raised her children, specifically her daughter Noime.

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Imee with her darling daughter, Noime.

 

 

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Segment 8
Conclusion and Advice
(1:37)
Imee recalls her overall experience and give advice.

 

 

 

 

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Additional Family Photos

 

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Imee and her family celebrating her Mother’s 75th birthday.

 

Back Row (left to right): Peter, Nomer, Imee.

Front Row (left to right): Clara and Noime.

 

 

 

 

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Image sources:


Title: URL: http://www.fair-and-healthy.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/05/kablon-farm2.JPG  

 

 

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last revised: 5-13-09
by Eric Brenner, Skyline College, San Bruno, CA
These materials may be used for educational purposes.  All commercial rights are reserved.
Please inform and credit the author and cite the source as: North San Mateo County Oral History Archives, Skyline College Library.
To contact the coordinator, or send comments or suggestions, email: Eric Brenner at brenner@smccd.edu