This is it!
Tata Kawayan and Nana Gumamela would not hear of it though.
They were understandably concerned for me when I asked them if I can take the next trip of the "balanghai" (wooden boat that travels our rivers and oceans and carries people and things to the other villages and far-off places) to the big, old Village. Manay Sinamay, Lola Abaca's grand daughter, works there and she will return 27 days from the day I talked about my plan to Tata and Nana.
It is now day 14.