At the beginning of the Ivatan story process, Alyssa Sarmiento visited Batanes and spent several days interviewing kids, teachers, artists, elders, and others in the community. She created this word cloud based on that, as one of the tools for discussing story themes.
In practical terms, Elders is the biggest theme. But for random giggles, I am glad “Lost Carabao” made it in there.
What are your random favorites, dear readers?