Life as a Filipino-American
These are snapshots of my experience as a Filipino-American. I was born in Antipolo, Philippines and raised in Virginia, USA at age 5. Even while being the only person of color in a dominantly-white environment, I fortunately took my differentness as a flag that I proudly waved and raised higher as I grew older. Even with comments made by my 5th grade classmate on why my nose was so flat or having to take ESOL(English for Speakers of Other Languages) because my English was so broken, I had a life in the Philippines as something to show off, because no one else had these experiences, but me. It was something I could call my own.