Sunday, December 8, 2013

Displacement in a better place ;by Michael Lauigan

Jhoy Osorio came to the United States in her early adult years. She received the opportunity to come to America through her father. A fear of discrimination was something she faced as she tried to start a life over here in America. She didn't want to be made fun of because of her accent when she tried to speak English. She eventually settled down and had a family. She described the difference between America and the Philippines as, "You can buy anything you want here. But in the Philippines, you have to buy the food first before you buy anything else." She describes herself as Filipino American because morally, she keeps the Philippine ways with her like when she was in the Philippines. But she admits to being materialistic also. Jhoy believes that the Philippines is full of corrupt politicians and believes there needs to be change. She feels no betrayal to the Philippines and family still over there as she goes back to visit often and sends them goods from here.

Jhoy Osorio's experience here when she first came to the United States.

 Jhoy Osorio with her husband, Kelly Osorio, when they were still relatively new to America.

Jhoy Osorio speaks about the transition from the Philippines to the United States.

 Jhoy Osorio and her husband now.

What citizenship means to Jhoy Osorio.

 Jhoy Osorio, husband, and her three kids a couple of years ago.

Jhoy's perspective on being "americanized" or not.

 Jhoy(Middle child) at school in the Philippines.

How Jhoy Osorio received the opportunity to come to the United States.

Jhoy(Infant) with her mother and sister in the Philippines.


Jhoy on if she would come to the United States like her parents did.

Jhoy on the Philippines Newspaper and the Philippine's government

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