A/N Advance Merry Christmas from the Lim family. 🎄😊
At the Lim kitchen.
“Mom you think we can sell all our goodies?”, Nikki worriedly asked her mom who was busy preparing the suman sa latik in its individual containers.
“Oo naman anak. Magugustuhan to ng mga tao. Kumusta na yun cupcakes?”
“Nandun po mommy sa dining table, hindi na kasi kasya dito. Kuya and Abby are putting the toppings.”
“Ah halika na ilagay na rin natin sa boxes at para madala na natin sa clubhouse. I’m sure naayos na ni Kuya Joma at ng daddy nyo yun booth natin doon.”
“Buti pa nga mommy.”
The family will be selling cupcakes, cookies, kakanin, hot salabat and even Abby’s ice candy during the Christmas bazaar organized by the homeowners association of their village.
Ricky and Joma together with some of their LAS carpenters were busy setting up the booth at the clubhouse.
Maya and Nikki were near the dining area when they caught Luke and Sky eating the cupcakes.
“Kuya!!! Binawasan nyo pa ni Sky! I counted that. Nakakaasar kayo!”
Luke was startled kaya nagkalat yun chocolate frosting sa mouth nya. He was unable to answer back with his mouth full of the cupcakes he ate.
Si Sky naman was unaware of what his Ate Nikki was ranting about. He was also super messy as his cheeks and even hands and shirt had chocolate on them.
Abby and Sunshine were laughing at the two while they were busy putting sprinkles and other toppings on the cupcakes.
Nikki was now counting the cupcakes while their mom was preparing the boxes where they would be placed.
“Kuya you ate 5? Grabe ka! Dapat you pay for those.”
“Niks bakit ako magbabayad eh dapat nga magpasalamat ka kasi I gave my free service of taste testing your cupcakes. At least di nakakahiya sa bibili. At ang hatol ko Niks, masarap siya. I’m sure sold out yan!”
“Taste test ng 5 cupcakes? Kuya talaga! Atsaka di naman kailangan ng taste test kasi I already tried them and alam kong masarap. Ako kaya ang gumawa.”
“Dalawa naman kami ni Sky, di ba Sky?”
Luke was now wiping Sky’s cheeks.
“You are so grrr kuya! At ikaw din Sky ang kulit. Ginaya mo pa si kuya Luke.”
“Mom will they buy our goodies kaya?” Abby voiced out the same sentiment her Ate Nikki had earlier.
“Naku wag kayong mag-alala mga anak. Mabibili yan. Masarap kaya ang mga naihanda natin.”
“Eh mommy it is our first time to join. Atsaka magkakakilala na yun mga dating residents dito baka di sila masyadong welcoming sa atin?” Nikki again worriedly voiced her concern.
“Naku eh kung hindi maubos, andito naman tayo para kainin yan. Si Sky lang at Kuya Luke nyo, malamang ubos and cupcakes at cookies mo Nikki at yun Ice Candy mo Abby uubusin natin yan. Think positive lang mga anak. We’re doing this not just to earn but to have fun and meet new friends. I’m sure masaya yan.”
“Oh well mom, I can help in the selling or I may say, attracting of customers.” Luke proudly stated.
“At how will you do that naman Kuya?”
“Tatayo lang ako sa booth and since super gwapo ang kuya nyo buyers will swarm over me.”
“Tssss… you’re so mahangin kuya!” Nikki countered again.
“Kuya hindi naman ikaw ang pinagkakaguluhan ng girls sa family natin eh. Si Sky at si Dad kaya.” Abby commented.
This didn’t escape Maya.
“Ang daddy nyo?”
Nikki, Luke and Abby exchanged worried glances. They thought their mom was mad upon hearing what Abby said. Maya noticed it and immediately calmed the kids.
“Ah hindi ako galit anak. Gwapo naman talaga ang daddy nyo.”
“Mom hindi naman pinapansin ni dad yun mga girls eh.”
“Alam ko naman yun. Nagkaroon lang ako ng idea sa sinabi ni Abby.”
The kids curiously stared at her while she was smiling while thinking of her brilliant idea.
“Anak pwede nating pabantayin ang daddy nyo sa booth natin para mas mabenta yun paninda natin.”
Nikki and Abby were excited with the idea while Luke wasn’t looking so impressed at all.
“Si dad? Eh baka matakot yun mga tao kasi tipid kaya siya magsmile at magsalita. Suplado rin siya for some.” Luke wasn’t supportive of their idea.
“Eh kuya hindi naman si dad kailangan magsalita or magsmile. Tumayo lang siya doon, I’m sure marami ng lalapit at bibili.”
Kilig na kilig si Maya at sobrang happy sa idea nya. She was actually so proud of her husband. She’s aware of how attractive Ricky is and she was not jealous of the attention other ladies give him. Hindi naman kasi ni Ricky pinapansin eh. She was confident that Ricky won’t even spare them a glance.
“O ano mga anak support nyo ang idea ko?”
The girls were beaming.
“Yes mom!” Abby and Nikky readily agreed.
“Yes mommy” even Sunshine agreed.
Si Sky busy pa rin sa cupcake nya.
“O agree tayong lahat ha! Oplan daddy pogi, daddy bango to attract the customers!” Pasimuno ni Maya.
Abby and Nikki were so amused with the idea while Luke just hesitantly agreed.
“Pero mga anak secret natin to ha! Baka kasi umayaw daddy nyo.”
“Yes mommy!” The kids chorused.
“O sige maligo at magbihis na kayo. Ako na bahala mag-ayos dito.”
“Sabel, Leah pakibihisan na sina Sky and Sunshine.”
“O sweetheart tapos na kayo? Ipapasundo ko na kayo kay Joma?”
Ricky was still at the clubhouse. It was agreed that Joma will be fetching Maya and the kids once okay na yun goodies for their booth.
“Sweetheart pwedeng ikaw na lang ang sumundo sa’min?”
“Sweetheart nandito yun mga taga LAS. They’re waiting for Mang Lem. Kailangan ko silang samahan.”
“Sige na Ricky, si Kuya Joma na muna ang bahala sa kanila.”
“O sige sweetheart pero dapat nakahanda na kayo. They are setting up their goods here already.”
As soon as they ended the call, Maya giddily stared at the different shirts she laid on their bed for Ricky to choose from.
Excited siyang masyado sa plan nya and just imagining how her husband would look in those shirts can’t stop her from feeling so proud and kilig.
After 5 minutes, dumating na si Ricky and immediately entered their bedroom.
“O sweetheart tara na. Nakahanda na pala yun mga bata sa baba.”
“Shower ka na muna Ricky tapos bibihisan kita.”
“I don’t need to. Naligo na ako kanina.”
“Sige na sweetheart kasi nag-ayos kayo ng booth, syempre pinawisan ka na nyan.”
“Its December sweetheart, malamig yun simoy ng hangin, hindi ako pinawisan.”
Patay, hindi niya mapilit si Ricky. Maya needs her acting skills.
Automatically her face showed disappointment and sadness too.
“Oh bakit nakasimangot ka?”
“Nakakaasar ka kasi. Inihanda ko yung tuwalya mo, tapos yun isusuot mo tapos hindi mo man lang naappreciate.”
Ricky sensed something already but he just played along. Instances like these are quite amusing actually.
He just stood grinning at her pero on cue, Maya’s eyes turned teary.
“Naku sweetheart dadaanin mo na naman sa iyak eh. Akala mo hindi ko nahahalata yan.”
Maya just turned her back on him and not-so-carefully removed the shirts she prepared for him.
Ricky of course didn’t want to upset her so he went near his annoyed wife and hugged her from behind while resting his chin on her shoulder.
“Sweetheart sige na. Gagawin ko na. Wag ka ng magalit. Atsaka medyo pinawisan na nga ako. Ayoko namang mabangong mabango yun misis ko tapos ako hindi.”
“Sige na. Maligo ka na! Nakakaasar ka kasi.”
He planted a kiss on her cheek then proceeded to their bathroom.
When he went out the bathroom, Maya was waiting for him.
Ricky was only covered by a towel with a bare torso.
Maya hurriedly removed the towel to let him wear the pants she chose.
As she removed the towel, she was unaware that Ricky had no undergarments on. Nagulat sya.
“Ay ano ba yan Sweetheart!”
“Ikaw kasi eh, you removed the towel. I bet you want to squeeze some short you and me time.”
“Tumigil ka Ricardo! Hindi ah!” But she was blushing already. Her husband still has the same effect on her.
“I can spare a few minutes sweetheart…”
Ricky was teasing his wife.
“Tumigil ka na nga. Ayan isuot mo na nga yan!”
She handed him his boxers while avoiding his gaze.
Tuwang tuwa naman ang Ricky sa discomfort ng misis nya. This is one of Maya’s endearing traits for him, her being coy and shy despite being married to him for 3 years already.
“O bat di ka na makatingin? Namumula ka na Mrs. Lim?”
“Hindi ah! Behave ka na nga Ricky!”
“I’m not doing anything. Eh ikaw, I thought, bibihisan mo ako. I’m waiting.” Then he grinned again.
She doesn’t want to dwell on Ricky’s teasing so she just tried to maintain her serious face though she’s getting affected already.
“Ewan ko sayo! Isuot mo na nga yan para makasuot ka na ng pantalon mo!”
Ricky enjoys it but they are already needed at
the clubhouse so tinigilan na nya si Maya.
He ended up wearing a yellow shirt and his jeans.
Maya appreciatively stared at her husband.
“Enjoying what you’re looking at sweetheart?”
“Siyempre! Lagi naman.” She teased back.
“Don’t worry sweetheart, I’m all yours pag uwi natin mamaya.” He grinned as they went outside their bedroom to join the kids who were already waiting for them at the living room.
“Ang tagal nyo mommy, daddy.” Abby complained.
“Si mommy nyo kasi, gusto pa akong masolo eh.”
“Si dad talaga.”
So far, effective yun plans ni Maya.
There were lots of customers buying their cupcakes, cookies, salabat, kakanin and even Abby’s ice candy even though malamig yun weather.
Ladies were indeed trying to get Ricky’s attention pero he was the same old Ricky na matipid magsalita. Safe talaga at nothing to get worried about kaya kampante si Maya.
“Sweetheart pupunta na muna ako sa kotse. I need to make some phone calls.”
“Ricky dito ka lang muna para maubos yun paninda natin.”
“Kaya nyo na yan sweetheart. I need to make an important call. I’ll also check on Sunshine. Nagmimilk daw sa kotse eh. Nagutom ata. Si Sky kasi panay kain ng cupcakes kaya busog yan.”
“O sige pero balik ka agad Ricky ha! Tulungan mo kami dito.”
“Leah tulog si Sunshine?”
“Ay hindi po Ser. Naglalaro lang po ng Barbie nya.”
“Ah sige punta ka na muna kina Ma’m mo. Ako na bahala kay Sunshine.”
“Sunshine you want to play with daddy?”
“Yes play tayo?”
Then Sunshine suddenly blurted out….
“Oplan daddy pogi daddy bango to attract customers!”
Sunshine is three and like her mommy, madaldal din siya.
Maya definitely forgot that Sunshine was around when she devised her plan.
“What did you say baby?”
“Oplan daddy pogi daddy bango to attract customers!”
“Who said that baby?”
“Naku sweetheart ikaw talaga!”, in Ricky’s mind.
He recovered and thought of something para makaganti kay Maya.
“Sweetheart nakatawag ka na? Si Sunshine?”
“She’s playing with her dolls. Ako na dyan Sweetheart. Rest na muna kayo nina Nikki.”
So Luke and Ricky were left in the booth while Maya, Nikki and Abby were resting at the benches near the clubhouse. They chose a place where they still could see their booth so they could easily assist Ricky and Luke.
As the customers were increasing, Maya noticed that Ricky became friendlier with the ladies. He was also laughing with them. Some were even touchy and Maya noticed some unnecessary touching of Ricky’s arms and hand.
This didn’t sit well with her.
Naaasar na siya that Ricky even indulges these women.
Tumayo si Maya.
Pumunta sa booth.
“Ricardo ako na dito. Dun ka na sa mga bata!”
Ricky raised his eyebrow. He smiled inwardly. Galit si Maya. Affected siya. Her gimik backfired and he finds his wife amusing.
“No sweetheart. Kaya naman namin ni Luke.”
But Maya was adamant. She even dragged Ricky para lang umalis na siya sa booth.
Then dali dali ni Maya iniligpit yun mga natitirang goods.
“Luke, iligpit na natin to. Nakakapagod na. Uwi na tayo.”
So the Lims were now on their way home. The kids were oblivious of the real reason why they are now going home.
Ricky just pretended to be unaware of Maya’s annoyance. He just drove the car in silence.
As soon as they arrived and the kids went to their rooms, Maya also proceeded to their bedroom totally ignoring Ricky.
When Ricky entered their room that night, Maya just ignored him and continued to read an article she printed “When Your Husband Looks at Other Women.”
Maya purposely printed it using bold big font. Sindya nya para mabasa ni Ricky.
It indeed caught his attention and he hid his smile. Maya has her funny ways in dealing with anger. She was seldom confrontational. Tonight he was all the more amused.
“Sweetheart gising ka pa pala. Akala ko tulog ka na.”
She just ignored him at lalo nyang itinaas yun binabasa nya for Ricky to see. She even had the back of her paper printed kasi yun ang nakaharap kay Ricky.
“What are you reading sweetheart? -When Your Husband Looks at Other Women?”
She just gave him an icy stare.
“Sino namang kaibigan mo ang malas to have that kind of husband?” He continued to act innocently while now inching closer towards her.
She doesn’t know how to handle her feeling and doesn’t know how to react as well so she immediately stood up to leave their bed.
He was fast and he grabbed her hand, held her close to his body and hugged her from behind.
In instances like this, Maya usually gets emotional. She is now trying her best to control herself not to cry. Asar at pikon na siya that she’s on the verge of crying.
Ricky just continued to hug her.
“Ako rin sweetheart may binabasa sa baba. The article naman is ‘Why I’m so in love with my eccentric, amusing, funny and very beautiful wife.” He said this very near her ear that she was feeling goosebumps already.
She finally faced him and all the more naasar siya to find Ricky grinning.
Naiyak na siya sa pikon at selos.
“O bakit umiiyak ka na? Dapat nga ako yun magalit being left out sa oplan daddy nyo eh.”
He was still smiling.
“Anong Oplan daddy ang pinagsasabi mo?”
“Hmmm…. yun daddy to attract customers? Sweetheart ikaw talaga! Puro ka kalokohan! Dinamay nyo pa ako ng mga bata.”
Kung kanina galit si Maya at naiiyak sa pikon kay Ricky, ngayon bigla naman siyang nahiya at naguilty. She couldn’t look at him anymore.
Ricky saw din so he hugged her again.
“Sweetheart next time kasi don’t leave me out of your plans. We’re a team di ba? Tayo ng mga bata.” Ricky said in his signature soothing voice.
“Eh baka kasi umayaw ka.” Maya shyly answered.
“Hmmm when did I ever turn you down? Di ba I always give in to your ideas, no matter how silly they are?”
“Hindi kaya silly ang ideas ko! Madami nga bumili kanina di ba?”
“Uh hmmm pero you got jealous. Di yun effective.”
“Kasi naman ikaw, tuwang tuwa ka namang nakikipagkwentuhan dun sa isang customer. Ang iksi iksi pa ng shorts! Pahampas hampas pa sa balikat mo!”
“Oh well I was just being friendly and with regards sa shorts nya hindi ko naman napansin.”
“Hmp malay ko eh you’re a leg person.”
“Let me clear that sweetheart. I am a leg person pero only Mrs. Lim’s legs gets my attention.” He grinned naughtily while wiggling his eyebrows.
“Ewan ko sa’yo Ricky.”
She went to lay on her side of the bed, turning her back at him and covering herself with their comforter.
“Oops Mrs. Lim we have some unfinished business.”
“Maligo ka muna. Kaamoy mo yun babae kanina.”
He grinned. Finally they could have you and me time now.
“Your wish is my command sweetheart! Wag mo akong tutulugan ha!”
Maya just smiled at him.
After 10 minutes, Ricky was in his sleepwear ready to join his wife in bed. He still prefers wearing his sleepwear for his wife to remove. He finds it more exciting that way.
Maya was covered by the comforter. He was sure that she was awake and just teasing him so he slowly joined her inside the comforter only to be surprised…
“You’re so bango daddy. I will sleep her tonight.”
Maya couldn’t stop laughing at her very disappointed husband.
Yes. Sunshine with her Barbie will be joining them tonight.
A/N Sabi nyo kasi si Sky na lang palagi. Pero hindi ko alam kung matutuwa kayo kay Sunshine dito. 😁
Another thing… since there is a big possibility for their reunion project via an MMFF movie, let’s voice our sentiments to @StarCinema in twitter so they would know that we still want to see them work together. Kapit bisig! 😊