Nothing much, we did what people usually do during funerals.
Everyone makes mistakes, Liza.
At the funeral...
Liza is a girl who deals with the issue of her father who had an extramarital affair with Sylvia, and consequently had a son, Lem.
One day,while cooking sinigang, Liza and her Tita Loleng were talking about the wake of her step-brother, Lem. Tita Loleng asked Liza whether she met her stepmother on the funeral.
Are you Liza?
After being introduced to her stepmother, Liza tried hard to outwardly remain calm but Sylvia was not able to suppress her emotions and her tears just flowed to her eyes. She grabbed Liza's hand, she knelt and begged for forgiveness.
Would he be the same if I was the one who died?
Since her Tita Loleng asked about her stepmother, the funeral of Liza's stepbrother flashed to her mind. She remembered the coffin of her stepbrother seared with white kalachuchi in the funeral wreaths.
At the funeral, Liza was formally introduced to her stepmother, Sylvia. Liza's impression of Sylvia is that she looked like she had Indian blood with her sharp nose and deep-set eyes. Just like her mother, she still maintained a slim figure though she already had children.
While Liza was helping Tita Loleng to prepare sinigang, she remembered some memories including her mother cooking sinigang. She also remembered her father crying while Lem’s casket was being lowered. At that time she thought to herself, what if she was the one who died?