My three years of 'field work' for the book that I have been planning to write about for which reason I came to the United States in 2003 taught me one thing, the lesson learned with finality, no embelishments, nothing of those fancy discourses about fictionalizing the exiles' experience of exile: our stories as exiles are begging to be told.
The manner of telling ought to be as raw as one can get.
The mode of narrating as entertaining as one can get--if at all there is any promise of dolce, this delight, this sweetness in the telling and the retelling of what constitutes the human fabric of struggling in a strange land.
(To be continued)
A. S. Agcaoili
June 12, 2006