Our fifth stop for the day is at a local handicraft store where we marveled at the woodcarvings and other woodworks that were on display.
Three of my companions bought rainmakers, a laminated bamboo the length of the arm that has several small stones inside that make a sound like that of the rain when it’s turned upside down. It is a Filipino belief that when it rains, blessings come forth, and when someone makes rain, he is blessed.
My group spent almost an hour at the store admiring and choosing the best souvenir item to take home in Manila. I purchased a Yakal, wood-carved fruit bowl and two ref magnets in the shape of a turtle.