Location: Paete, Laguna

[…] The next day, as soon as she sat down, Trinidad opened her grocery bag and pulled out a book. […] Trinidad had bookmarked the pages showing her family. “My parents’ wedding. Here’s our house. You can see the mountain with the three crosses at the top. The mayor has them illuminated at night. Will you be going to the Philippines for your book?” When George said he wasn’t sure, she offered to go with him and give him a tour of Paete and Laguna. She talked about the carvers, the lanzones, and the Catholic Church that still contained many old paintings.

“You should see the St. Cristobal painted on wood.” […] (From Chapter Thirty-Five)