By Mara L.
Grade 5, California
Country of Origin: Philippines

When Lucy came to America it was her first time to be on an airplane. She immigrated from the Philippines. She came to America on Oct. 5, 1997. She came here to get married. No one in her family came here before her. She was scared when she came here. The airplane didn't help. Her first impression of America was bad. No one was friendly. She didn't bring anything special with her because she didn't think she would stay.

In the Philippines she sold used clothing for a living. Here she is a house cleaner and a trainee for Hubbard College. For fun in the Philippines she was a sprinter. She came from a small town in the mountains.

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