Click here to read the research essay, “I am Pinay living in America”, by Jose Paulo G. Llanes
Click on the links below to hear audio segments from an April
2011 interview by Jose Paulo G. Llanes with Lilia Trinos,
who experienced culture shock, racism and homesickness for the past 36 years living in the United States. Despite
all these adversities she did not let any of those negativity affect her way of being Filipino in America.
A shot of Lilia at a resort in the Philippines just recently.
Lilia at one of her first jobs in the United States.
Lilia’s High School years.
3. Leaving the Philippines for United
States of America
Migrating to America ( 1:26 )
Reasons for leaving the Philippines
Lilia and a picture of her family.
Lilia with her granddaughter and father.
Struggles in america (3 :12)
Her hardships or adversities are described
Lilia with her group with current President of the Philippines Ninoy Aquino Junior.
How is she doing today ?
Lilia with her batch classmates.
7. Being Filipino in the United
Maintaining culture ( 4:59 )
Lilia with her relatives from the Philippines from her recent visit.
Advice & conclusion
What she has to say ( 1:24 )
Her thoughts and Advice for future immigrants
Lilia and her father at her recent visit in the Philippines.
last revised: 5-24-11
by Eric Brenner, Skyline College, San Bruno, CA
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