The Adventures and Misadventures of Ricky, Maya, Rafi and Mr. Poon : The Good-looking Chinito Crooners
“Sige na Chard pumayag ka na. Please….” Rafi was doing her best to convince Ricky. They were at the veranda of the Lim mansion.
“No! I won’t do that Rafi and please don’t use that bestfriend card with me. I can help you but in other ways.”
“Eh wala namang other way eh. Dito nga kita sa concert kailangan. Sige na Chard. I promise I’ll babysit your kids kapag nagbakasyon kayo ni Maya.”
“The kids are grown-ups and the twins naman have their own nannies. I don’t need you to babysit them.” He countered her.
“Kaasar naman nito! O sige, I’ll just redecorate your house for free. I’m sure Maya would love that.”
“No. Kakaredecorate lang namin last month di ba?”
“Ah alam ko na, I’ll treat Maya to a makeover para super ganda siya for you.” Rafi giddily suggested as she was imagining the hairstyle she would want Maya to try.
“Excuse me Rafaela but Maya is already very lovely as she is. She doesn’t need your elaborate makeovers which takes hours. I’d rather let her rest and sleep than spend hours sitting on those salon chairs.”
“Alam mo ang kontrabida mo! You’re also so kj and definitely kg! Siguro it goes with your age. Yun ugaling ayaw ng fun, ayaw ng trying new things – yung ugaling pang ‘matanda’.” Rafi pouted. Asar na siya sa ayaw pumayag na best friend nya.
“Hay naku Rafi even if you try many ways to convince me, my decision is final. I won’t join your husband’s concert. Atsaka hindi ako kj. At ano naman ang kg?”
“You are definitely kj Chard! And also kg -kaibigang grumpy! Nakakainis to. Sige na kasi. Pumayag ka na. This is for a good cause naman eh. Para naman to sa foundation helping those drug addicts who surrendered. Please naman Chard.”
“Rafi I could help nga by donating pero singing? No! I’m not that good a singer unlike that guy you married who really had singing as his profession. Atsaka for Christ’s sake Rafi, of all guys bakit kapangalan ko pa yun napangasawa mo? Hmmm gusto mo ata na lagi akong naalala? Tapos chinoy din? Naku it’s awkward kaya when people calls us, di namin alam kung sinong lilingon.”
“Ay bakit may exclusivity yun pangalang Richard sa’yo? Grabe to! At we can address naman that name confusion problem. We will just call my husband Richard the simpatikong chinito while ikaw si Richard, the supladong chinito. And my husband is definitely way better looking than you.” Then Rafi couldn’t stop laughing.
“Oy excuse me! Hindi ako suplado. And who says that he is better looking? Hindi no! Tell that to Maya at for sure kokontrahin ka nun.”
“Di ko tatanungin si Maya. Siyempre biased yun. Ewan ko nga at bakit gwapong gwapo sayo yun asawa mo. Well gwapo ka naman pero sakto lang.”
“Sakto lang? Tumigil ka nga. I bet you married a Richard-named Chinito guy kasi ako yun ginawa mong basehan.
“Uy kapal mo Chard! Hindi no! My Richard had all the best attributes at hindi dun kasali ang pagiging KJ, sumpungin at papilit.”
“Kasi nga ang arte mo! Nagpapapilit ka pa. Sige na kasi. Kumanta ka na sa concert.” Then nagumpisa na naman sa pangungulit si Rafi.
This was the scenario when Maya arrived.
“Mukhang nagkaksiyahan kayo ah.”
“Maya!!! Yey you are early!!! Let’s have lunch out! Treat ko!” Si Rafi.
“Rafi kelan ka dumating?”
The two lovely ladies embraced so excited to see each other.
“Last night. Kasama ko yun husband ko. Naku Maya you wouldn’t believe what I’ll tell you. This is so exciting!”
Ricky groaned knowing so well that pagtutulungan na naman siya ng dalawa. “Stop it Rafi! I’ll still decline kahit magkampihan pa kayo.”
“Oy Chard sabi mo Maya will be home tonight pa. Ikaw ha! Ayaw mo ata kami magkita para hindi nya ako matulungan sa pagconvince sa’yo.”
“Convince? Convince saan Rafi?” Maya got curious.
“Kasi Maya, si Richard, my Richard will be having his concert to raise funds for this foundation na tumutulong sa rehabilitation ng drug addicts. He is asking Richard, your Richard to join him. I suggested kasi alam ko na maganda ang boses nito ni bff.”
Then Maya laughed.
Naalarm si Rafi. She thought matutulungan siya ni Maya. Hindi pala.
Nairita si Ricky.
“Are you underestimating my singing?” He glared at his wife. “Uy Maya member kaya to ng glee club noon!”
Tiningnan lang siya ni Maya. Tawa pa rin ng tawa.”
Naningkit na ang eyes ni Ricky. Asar na talaga siya.
“Rafi! Sige tell your husband that I will join his show. I also want to show my dear wife here, who doesn’t believe in my singing prowess that I can really do it.”
Nagulat si Rafi. She never thought that papayag si Ricky.
“Really Chard? Oh my God! Thank you talaga!!! Wala nang bawian ha! Tatawagan ko na ang asawa ko.” She stared at Ricky whose ‘annoyed’ eyes never left Maya.
After the call, Rafi turned her attention back on the two. “O guys halina kayo. I’ll treat you to a very special lunch kasi pumayag na to si Chard.”
“Sige you two go ahead. I’ll just get something in the room.”
As Rafi and Maya were going down the stairs, narinig sila ni Ricky.
“O di ba Rafi, effective! Pumayag agad si Ricky. Di pa ako nagsasalita nyan.”
“Oh my God Maya, kilalang kilala mo talaga si Ricky.”
“Siyempre naman. Ako pa!”
Ricky rolled his eyes. Naisahan na naman siya ni Maya.
“Pare you’re next after the number of Kyle and Bailey.” Richard, Rafi’s husband just finished his set.
“God what have I gotten myself into. Kasalanan to ng mga asawa natin. Ang kukulit.” He complained.
“Hahaha!!! Sinabi mo pa! Masakit sa tenga kapag magkasama sila. Pero kayang kaya mo yan pare. Maya will sing with you naman.”
“Nagkamali nga ata si Rafi. Dapat si Maya yun isinali nya instead of me. Mas excited pa sa akin and she really wanted to join.”
“Hahaha!!! Hindi naman pwede kasi women mostly ang audience natin. Women yun mostly benefactors ng foundation. They wouldn’t want to watch ladies singing for them. Gusto ng mga yan men serenading them. Don’t worry, you’ll be okay. Relax ka lang and enjoy the performance. Sabi ng dalawa may surprise daw sila sa atin after the concert.” Mr. Poon smiled.
“I wouldn’t count on that. These two are such a tease. Baka mahopia tayo mamaya. Umasa tayo sa wala.” He sniggered.
“Hahaha! Okay lang yan. Just being able to sing with our wives is a very great surprise already.” Mr. Poon remarked, his eyes full of love for his wife.
“Yeah you’re right. It would be the highlight for me as well. These two, we love them to bits kahit na sometimes mukhang inuuto na tayo.” He agreed, his eyes also sparkled as he imagined Maya and her naughty, teasing and very loving ways.
“True at dahil mahal na mahal natin, okay lang na mauto kung minsan.” Mr. Poon smiled and they both shook their heads, amused thinking about their wives.
Tapos na yun show. Pauwi na yun dalawa.
Naunang ihinatid ni Joma sina Luke, Nikki and Abby while Mang Lem already drove Doña Esmeralda and Don Roberto to the mansion right after Ricky did his number. Kute, Nanay Teresita, Tatay Arturo, Cho and Lino accepted Simon’s invitation to stay at their place kasi birthday din ng parents nya.
Inside their car…
Maya was still humming “Please be careful with my heart” the duet they sang.
“Stop that sweetheart! My God nakakahiya! Ninerbyos ako dun. Feeling ko nawala ako sa timing.”
“Ang oa mo Ricky! Hindi naman ah! Grabe nga tumili yun mga lola ng audience. Grabe senior citizens ang karamihan sa nagcheer sa inyo ni hubby ni Rafi.”
“Yeah right! Pinapagaan mo lang yun pakiramdam ko because it was your fault na nasali ako. Atsaka hindi naman lahat seniors ha. May mga bata din.”
“At bakit ko naman fault. Ikaw kaya yun sumali. Di naman kita pinilit. Atsaka sweetheart successful yun show. Ang dami nyong napasaya.” She assured him. Alam nyang ninerbyos si Ricky and alam nyang hindi sanay si Ricky. Her husband would have preferred giving his speech to the Philippine Aviation Society than singing.
He glanced at her and shook his head, not believing what Maya was saying.
“Atsaka sweetheart wag ka namang madamot. Nasa iyo na lahat – gwapo, mabango, magaling manamit, maporma, matalino, successful CEO ng LAI and LAS, gentleman, respetado, magaling magsalita, may napakagwagwapo at napakagagandang mga anak, may ubod ng gandang asawa….”
Natawa siya ng malakas sa pinagsasabi ni Maya.
“Oo na! Oo na! I get it. Ubod ng ganda talaga ha!” And he was now the one teasing his wife.
“Bakit kumokontra ka?” She raised her eyebrow at him challenging him.
“No! Dadagdagan ko pa. Ubod ng ganda at ubod ng sexy!” He wiggled his eyebrows and he earned a light slap from her.
“Tumigil ka nga sweetheart! Ikaw talaga!”
He smiled and she leaned towards him.
“Seriously sweetheart, sobra yun kaba ko kanina. Rafi’s husband is very good. He sings effortlessly.”
“Sweetheart okay naman yun sa’yo. Di ka lang masyadong sanay. Konting videoke lang yan at magiging kasing galing ka na nyang kumanta.” Maya was trying her best to comfort Ricky whom she knew felt really nervous during his performance.
“You really think so?”
“Oo naman! Atsaka tumayo ka lang doon or magsalita bibili na ako at yun iba dun ng tickets just to see you. Kahit 10 thousand pa ang price, bibili ako sweetheart.” She was smiling at him.
“Right nga! Di ka naniniwala. Eto talaga. Atsaka magaling ka namang kumanta Ricky eh. Di nga lang pang maraming tao.” She winked at him naughtily.
“Huh? At ano naman yan pakindat kindat na yan. I don’t like that ha!”
“Syempre pang bedroom lang natin ikaw magaling kumanta. At ako lang dapat ang audience.” Then she winked at him again.
“Ikaw talaga Mrs. Lim ha! You’re getting naughty ha! Don’t tease me nga! Malayo pa tayo sa bahay.”
“Hoy Ricky anong tease mo dyan, totoong kanta yun sinasabi ko. Ikaw ang naughty dyan. Eto talaga!”
“Totoong kanta ba talaga ang gusto mo?” He whispered in his soft voice which never failed to give her goosebumps.
“Oo! Kanta! At di kung ano man ang nasa isip mo! Grabe ka. Kahit kagagaling lang nating concert.”
“Ikaw eh. Pero ayaw mo talaga?” He asked again.
“Ayaw ng ano?”
“Ricky rest muna tayo mamaya. Nakakapagod kaya yun show.”
“Okay. Sayang I would have loved to squeeze something else other than singing sana kaso ayaw mo. Isa din yun sa talent ko na pangbedroom lang.” He was still grinning.
“Weh? Eh ano naman yan?”
“Siyempre dancing.” Then he was the one who winked at her this time.
“Ewan ko sayo Ricky! Ang cute cute mo talaga!” Then she kissed his cheek.
Nabitin si Ricky so he stopped the car and gave his wife a full kiss on the lips leaving her gasping for breath.
“There to help you decide while we’re on our way home if you’ll allow me to sing and dance mamaya sa bahay or as you said kanina magrerest ka na kasi pagod ka.”
Namumula pa si Maya after the kiss. She shyly stared and pouted at him. Of course di naman niya kaya magrest sa bahay mamaya after the kiss which made her restless.
So ano na nga bang ginawa nilang dalawa sa bahay pag uwi?
The Mr. & Mrs. Lim way.. Or
Natulog na ata.
Sabagay nakakapagod nga naman yun show.
Basta alam ko sina Rafi and Mr. Poon eh gumawa pa ng Choco Liquor cakes paguwi nila. Yun totoong cakes na business ni Rafi.
Nag order kasi yun parents ni Simon.
A/N : Welcome to the fanfic world of Richard Lim, Maya dela Rosa-Lim, Rafi and the entire bcwmh family, Mr. Poon! You’ll surely enjoy it here… Or not? Hahaha!!!😂