It Wasn't Easy Growing Up As An Immigrant

  • Published: 04 July 2019
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    Corrie was born in The Philippines and lived there with her mom and dad. Her parents grew up in the Philippines, and many of their relatives lived there for most of their lives. Corrie's sister was also born in the Philippines, and they were always surrounded by family.

    When Corrie's parents were first married, they always dreamed of moving to America. The United States was known as the land of opportunity and freedom, and, over time, many of Corrie's relatives began to move to America for a chance at a better life. Corrie's parents wanted the same opportunities and lifestyle for their family, too.

    The Immigration process was very difficult, and it took years for Corrie's parents to be able to immigrate to The United States. They had to take tests, prove that they weren't dangerous and receive approval from doctors. After lots of hard work and dedication, Corrie's parents were able to move their family to California.

    As excited as she was to finally be in America, Corrie faced many challenges when she started school. She didn't speak English as well as the other kids, and she had a hard time connecting with her classmates and making friends. She eventually got used to her new environment, and she began speaking English fluently.

    When Corrie went to middle school, she was reminded of the things that made her and her family different. Whenever she brought her lunch to school, kids would make fun of the food her dad packed her. She pronounced words differently than her classmates, and when she would go out in public with her parents, there were times that she had to translate and help them communicate with other people.

    Although there were times that Corrie felt different than everyone else, and though it wasn't easy growing up as an immigrant, she is forever grateful for her parents and the sacrifices they made for her family.

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  • KisKis
    KisKis  1 hours back

    you know that rice make us full

    • Miranda Alonzo
      Miranda Alonzo  4 hours back

      This new girl in my school was from Puerto Rico. And she moved to the United states. She didn't know how to speak english. And people thought she was weird. But there was this "other girl" that speaked spanish, she would translate stuff to the new girl. But the "girl" was always so frustrated and annoyed with the new girl, cause she would never understand what she was saying. And the "girl" would talk trash about the new girl. And that honestly really frustrated me. The "girl" was my friend at the time, and I started ignoring her for being so mean to a person that didnt do anything to her. And, I'm Hispanic, so I knew how to speak Spanish. She joined volleyball. And so did I. And I started talking to her, and we started to become great friends. Now we are great friends and we talk everyday.😊 And that "girl" is still rude to the new girl. But we just ignore her.😂 cause it's not worth talking to a person that is just rude all the time.

    • Natalia Podgorska
      Natalia Podgorska  6 hours back

      I am an immigrant in history class we had to act out famous immigrants and I apparently had to be the immigrant because I had moved, but now I sit somewhere else.

      • Cosmic Five
        Cosmic Five  6 hours back

        i tell people! you unculture swine

        • Zombvien
          Zombvien  6 hours back

          Rice is super good
          SOOOOO GOOD

          • Justin Yeung
            Justin Yeung  11 hours back


            • Pretzle Stix
              Pretzle Stix  19 hours back

              I legit had an existential crisis when she said comfortable wasn't pronounced com-FOR-table

              • renz labita
                renz labita  22 hours back

                I was on PHILIPPINES to 😁😁

                • KindaKenzie
                  KindaKenzie  1 days back

                  bruh if i were one of the ppl sitting next to u i would literally want your food bc it would be so delicious

                  • Fe Simsuangco
                    Fe Simsuangco  2 days back

                    i am a filipino also

                    • chellyn cruz
                      chellyn cruz  2 days back

                      im a filipino im in new zealand

                      • jehoshua fatarao
                        jehoshua fatarao  3 days back

                        Iam from the philippines and eating rice is just normal

                        • chewie Murph playz
                          chewie Murph playz  3 days back

                          Why are people liking rice and ha5ing on people who are hating rice I hate rice it's your opinion it's my opinion get used to it

                          • Bigmac Superable
                            Bigmac Superable  3 days back

                            If you hate rice and the philipines we will attack you dirty americans

                            • Xxxtentacion Fan
                              Xxxtentacion Fan  3 days back

                              My dad also has an accent and it’s funny 😂😂😂

                              • stacey lina
                                stacey lina  3 days back

                                Dude I eat rice all the time
                                There's nothing wrong with eating rice

                                • George cactus
                                  George cactus  3 days back

                                  As some place to move

                                  • didthelel -
                                    didthelel -  4 days back

                                    RICE IS SO FUCKING GOOD

                                    PB&J TASTES LIKE BULLSHIT

                                    • Diomina
                                      Diomina  4 days back

                                      Camusta ate

                                      • •Mari Potatz•
                                        •Mari Potatz•  5 days back

                                        Being a Filipino myself, I would never think that PB&J or lunchables or idk what else would make you so full like ×o×
                                        Rice would literally be a part of my lunch and even my classmates because
                                        F i l i p i n o s d o o d

                                        • kennova stop motion
                                          kennova stop motion  5 days back

                                          Hey there is nothing wrong with Filipino food, and that is very offensive cuz I am a Filipino as well 😡

                                          • Yee Yee#2
                                            Yee Yee#2  5 days back

                                            🇵🇭 phipino

                                            • Aedree Zak
                                              Aedree Zak  5 days back

                                              I was born in the Philippines

                                              • jake calma
                                                jake calma  7 days back

                                                *sana ol*

                                                • Elliana Policarpio
                                                  Elliana Policarpio  7 days back


                                                  • John Bilang
                                                    John Bilang  7 days back

                                                    Lunchables are friggin boring

                                                    • Agatha Of Woods Beyond
                                                      Agatha Of Woods Beyond  1 weeks back

                                                      Why does she look like me

                                                      • AAMC _ YT
                                                        AAMC _ YT  1 weeks back

                                                        What's wrong with being Filipino?
                                                        Cause I am

                                                        • Nala The Cat
                                                          Nala The Cat  1 weeks back

                                                          2:19 don’t worry, people think I am weird that I even bring normal pasta with no sauces to school 😔
                                                          Edit: also I used to say ComFOR TAAAAABLEEEEE Cos I am a migrant

                                                          • Stranger kid29
                                                            Stranger kid29  1 weeks back

                                                            Bruh the eggs and rice with ham or sausage THATS HOW I GREW UP IN ELEMENTARY😂😂😂

                                                            • Thabani Tshalata
                                                              Thabani Tshalata  1 weeks back

                                                              Rice 🍚 mmmm yum 😋

                                                              • Cardboard Big Clips
                                                                Cardboard Big Clips  1 weeks back

                                                                I love Filipino food!
                                                                Probably because me and most of my family is Filipino

                                                                • Miss Random Official
                                                                  Miss Random Official  1 weeks back

                                                                  Fillipino homies uwu.

                                                                  • katie 028 AJPW
                                                                    katie 028 AJPW  1 weeks back

                                                                    But rice and egg is good... it’s THE AISIAN WAY/PEOPLES WAY!!

                                                                    • Phaless Soko
                                                                      Phaless Soko  1 weeks back

                                                                      Rice is the BOMB

                                                                      • Phaless Soko
                                                                        Phaless Soko  1 weeks back

                                                                        If you are not American and you are Mulawian-American and you have not tried rice or cema (se-ma) ask your parents to make you some

                                                                        • Blue Birri
                                                                          Blue Birri  1 weeks back

                                                                          Me a Filipino : *Speaks English Naturally And Hardly Speaks Tagalog*
                                                                          Filipinos : *Confusion*

                                                                          • NerdKing
                                                                            NerdKing  1 weeks back

                                                                            Don't worry I'm a son of two mexican immigramts

                                                                            • lil wolfy
                                                                              lil wolfy  2 weeks back

                                                                              I live I the United States! But I won't hurt anyone even if your a different color person and different hair color :3

                                                                              • Meer 48
                                                                                Meer 48  2 weeks back

                                                                                But aren't everyone immigrant in usa? i mean whites are europeans blacks are from africa and hispanics from spanish expansion and spread. only native americans are the non immigrants

                                                                                • PEARLNOVA EVANS
                                                                                  PEARLNOVA EVANS  2 weeks back

                                                                                  Im a filipino 😆😆😆😆

                                                                                  • Frankie Oh
                                                                                    Frankie Oh  2 weeks back

                                                                                    Yaaa stupid Americans.. don’t be so judgy to us Filipinos/nas

                                                                                    • Mega Otaku
                                                                                      Mega Otaku  2 weeks back

                                                                                      I'M FILIPINO TOO! But I was born in Canada

                                                                                      • Toxic uchiha
                                                                                        Toxic uchiha  2 weeks back

                                                                                        She's lucky beacuse the usa is mean wiht Latinos im a latino and yeah i moved to a country in europe beacuse in the usa my parents got denied to live in the country same for canada

                                                                                        • Reinalyn Salvador
                                                                                          Reinalyn Salvador  2 weeks back

                                                                                          I LOVE RICE!!!! Like if you do too!!!

                                                                                          • Greedy Gamer
                                                                                            Greedy Gamer  2 weeks back

                                                                                            Wow Americans are fucktards lmao

                                                                                            • ʟ ɪ ᴀ ɴ
                                                                                              ʟ ɪ ᴀ ɴ  2 weeks back

                                                                                              Hey I'm a filipino and I'm proud of my country Philippines🇵🇭🇵🇭🇵🇭

                                                                                              • macey cantere
                                                                                                macey cantere  2 weeks back

                                                                                                I'm Filipino and I hate it when people think rice is weird like wut 😑😑