beebop and sisi make an indie
Kinalabit ni Beebop ang kanyang girlfriend na busing-busy sa kanyang cellphone.
“Eyow, look Sisi. That man’s weird,” sabi niya.
Bored and a little bit pissed, lumingon si Sisi.
“Stop being so annoying Beep. Can’t you see I’m texting the crew.”
Alas-dose ng tanghali iyon. Alas-diyes pa ang call time pero hindi pa rin nagsisimula ang location hunt. Ang kanilang pakay sa dulo ng Novaliches ay isang rundown house para sa kanilang indie movie.
“Bahala ka. I’m going to check him out.”
The old man in question ay gumagawa ng apoy para pang-luto.
“Hello po,” sabi ni Beebop. “Ano po ang ginagawa ninyo?”
Tumingin sa kanya ang matanda at nagpatuloy ng trabaho.
Sinulyapan lang siya ng matanda at sinimulang ilagay ang kanyang kaldero.
“Is that rice? Rice po ba ‘yan?”
Tumungo lang ang matanda.
Bumalik si Beebop sa kanyang girlfriend.
“This place is amazing,” sabi niya. “I mean, man, probinsyang-probinsya. Look at the grass. Wild and everything. It’s different. You hear goats.”
“We’re in Novafuckingleches for crying out loud.”
“I love Two Women. God, we could do something like that here.”
“Well, we can’t start on it unless the crew gets here. Fucking morons.”
“Nasaan na ba raw sila?”
“They’re stuck at SM. Super traffic daw.”
“They should’ve taken the highway.”
“That’s what I told them.”
“Traffic’s the worst in Nova.”
“I’m hungry. Can we look for something to eat?”
“Like a kariderya?”
“As long as it’s clean.”
“Man, this place is giving me awesome inspiration. I remember my lolo’s farm in Batangas.”
“You remember everything Beep.”
“Yeah, I know. Like I’m some nostalgic back story flashback completely living in the past.”
“Wow, you’re really annoying today.”
“Level-up as they say.”
“Ang baduy mo ha… Ugh, I hate this place. It’s dusty. It’s fucking hot. And there’s nowhere to eat. Next time I’m going to pitch something and we’re shooting at Pipa’s place.”
“Oh please pray tell what that's going to be about.”
“Well, I have this weird idea. I was checking out these vids on Youtube the other night and then --- bam --- I thought what if… what if the videos that I see are memories from my childhood. Memories that no one knows but me. Creepy, right?”
Lumaki ang mga mata ni Beebop.
“Wow, that’s a great idea. I like it. I really like it. We should do that.”
“I know. And that’s really what we’re going to do. No more Vittorio de Sica shit.”
“Too real for you babe.”
“Too much fucking hassle. You be the producer.”
“Aw, my baby’s pissed because the crew’s late.”
“And I’m hungry. Let’s get out of here.”
“Where to go?”
“Anywhere as long as they serve coke and calabria.”
“You must be kidding.”
“You think? Just drive damnit!”
Sumakay sila sa sasakyan ni Beebop, umandar ang motor at aircon, tumugtug ang banda sa radyo at humarurot ang kotse palabas ng barangay at ang tanging naiwan na lang ay ang makakapal na alikabok na unti-unti ring sumabay sa mainit na hangin.