Hi! I am Jennifer Nakpil, age 50, and been living here in the United States for 35 years. I was originally born and raised in one of the most beautiful countries in Southeast Asia, the Pearl of the Orient, the Philippines.
Just like any other Filipino story here in the United States, our family migrated immediately as the opportunity for greener pasture arise for both of my parents. I was 15 years old then. Although we have lived a simple life in the Philippines, I remember having rich childhood memories back home. We lived in a small town we call “barrio” in the province of Pangasinan located at the northern part of the Philippines. I experienced the fun, playing under the sun, having siesta after a sumptuous lunch, and back to playing again with my friends until we were being yelled at to come home for dinner time. Almost every summer, I also had the chance to go to other places in our country to enjoy the beaches and good food around with my family. It was all fun and games for me until we left for the United States.