Group 1 STEM 1 Leon, also known as Noel, is the main character in the story. He is the older brother of Baldo who brought home a wife named Maria. Maria was the wife of Leon. She was born and grew up in a big city. Her nails are long but not painted. She was fragrant like a morning when papayas are in bloom. And a small dimple appeared in her cheek. Based on how Baldo described Maria in the story, we can conclude that Baldo likes her. He is Baldo, the brother of Leon. The story was held in the Barrio Nagrebcan, Bauang, La Union. If Maria is afraid of Labang If Maria can pass in the Waig at night If I would be Maria, for sure I will survive the challenge because if you’re really determined to prove your love to someone you’ll do everything despite how hard the challenge is. Maria didn’t know it was a test but then she was able to surpass the challenge. She was able to tap the head of Labang, and even sing a song entitled “Sky Sown with Stars” in the middle of the night. The reason is to test the love of Maria if she can withstand the life in a barrio. The father is a smart person because he instructed Baldo to test Maria if she is worthy to live in a rural place. He reacted in a way that he’s quite amazed because a girl who grew up in a city is willing to experience hardships in life. Yes, this is out of love and love can change a person’s character because your wealth doesn’t define the love that you can give and the love that someone deserves. The Filipino tradition shown in the story is introducing the person you love to your family despite of your position in the society. Also, passing the trials that are used to test your love are shown in the story. Yes, aside from it’s a part of our culture, we still have to introduce the person we love to our parents because we have to get their blessings for the formality of the relationship. Local color is a type of writing that brings to life the language that appeals to the surrounding of a particular place and time and uses the sights and sounds of a particular people.