Iya's skin and thick dreadlocks are black from the Tayabas sun. On occasion, she serves mild tea foraged at the lush knees of Mt. Banahaw's greens.
She refuses to read palms on Fridays and Saturdays. That's when she goes to Quiapo to buy buttons from Paulo and sundry from her favorite suki.
Since Paulo doesn't accept money for the buttons, Iya gave him her striped cat, James. She wears a purple heart to remember her favorite pet.
On Sundays, you can see Paulo playing with James near Plaza Miranda. Sometimes, Iya joins them.
PS: Iya used to be a voodoo doll but she has since converted.
|James the striped cat @ Mackerel|