On the way to the Honasan, Atong stopped by the pantalan to see his friends. They lined both sides of the stone pier. The pantalan was completed a few years ago, bringing commerce and tourism to the once sleepy town of Hinundayan. It became a pastime among the boys of the town to pass the time at the pier watching visitors arrive and cargo being loaded and unloaded.
“Have you asked your girlfriend yet to go to the baile with you?” Jerry slapped palms with Atong as he approached.
“No, not yet,” said Atong.