The Adventures and Misadventures of Ricky, Maya, Rafi and Mr. Poon : The Chinito Crooners on Tour – More or No More?
At the Lim mansion, Rafi and her husband, the other Richard, Mr. Poon, decided to spend the night with Ricky and Maya. They will be on an early flight to Iloilo tomorrow for their Chinito crooners album tour.
After being convinced to sing in the charity concert of Rafi’s husband Mr. Poon, a few months back, Richard Lim had been invited to have a collaboration for Mr. Poon’s album and concerts as well. He enjoyed singing and it became his favorite hobby. He does not only have the opportunity to do what he enjoys but he gets to help Rafi and her husband’s charitable causes through their series of shows.
Surprisingly people are noticing him. His employees in LAS and LAI had been calling him ‘The Singing CEO’ ‘Chief Crooner’ ‘The Singing Chief’ and they were relentlessly teasing their boss. Richard Lim was really enjoying his new found hobby and he also enjoys being with his new friend, Mr. Poon. It was also his way of getting to know his best friend Rafi’s husband better.
“Ricky inumin mo nga kasi to. Ang tigas naman ng ulo mo.” Maya was already getting impatient with her husband.
“Chard hon, please drink this na rin.” Rafi was also asking her husband to drink the ginger brew or salabat Maya asked Manang Fe to make for their ‘crooners’.
“Wag na Sweetheart. It doesn’t taste good.” Ricky complained.
“Rafi, hon, masyadong maanghang. Mas masisira lalamunan namin nyan.” Mr. Poon complained as well.
“Ricky sige na. Bukas nyan baka wala kayong boses eh nakakahiya sa mga supporters nyo. Pupunta pa naman sila sa Iloilo para lang manood tapos di pala kayo makakakanta.” Maya was trying to convince Ricky despite his protests.
“You said it. Pupunta sila para manood, di naman para makinig.” He joked, wanting to tease his wife.
“Alam mo hindi nakakatawa ang biro mo.” Serious si Maya. “Bilis na habang mainit pa to.”
But Ricky still didn’t drink the salabat.
Rafi’s husband, the other Richard refused to drink his salabat too.
“Alam nyo you and Ricky here are ‘parang-bata’ . Nakakainis na kayo.” Rafi was also getting impatient with her husband.
“Honey we don’t need that. Nasa condition naman ang boses namin.” Mr. Poon protested.
“That’s true Rafi and besides namaos lang naman kami because ang daldal nyong dalawa ni Maya. Kuwento kayo ng kuwento, di tuloy namin naipahinga mga boses namin”, Ricky said as well.
“So kasalanan pa namin?” Si Rafi ulit.
“Inumin nyo na. Effective to kasi ito ang pinaiinom ni Mamang noon sa akin para gumanda boses ko.” Maya proudly stated.
Ricky chuckled, “Yun boses mo epekto yan ng salabat? Mas lalo kong hindi iinumin yan.”
Tiningnan na siya ng sharp ni Maya pero patuloy pa rin si Ricky…”And besides we can take care of ourselves. Di nyo na kami kailangan pang asikasuhin. Ang kukulit nyo eh.”
Nanlaki ang mata ng wives nila, umusok din ang ilong and both walked out on them leaving the two Richards laughing.
“Lagot tayo. Mukhang napikon yung dalawa.” Mr. Poon voiced his concern.
“No. Hindi yan. For sure konting lambing lang yan bago matulog and they will be fine.” Richard was confident as he already knows the weakness of both Maya and his best friend Rafi.
“Ah yes. Si Rafi hug, kiss at konting serenade lang katapat nyan.” Si Mr. Poon naman.
“Si Maya naman sasayawan ko na lang sa bedroom mamaya.”
Then both men laughed again.
Pero sorry sila at narinig sila ng dalawa.
And of course, alangan naman magpatalo sina Rafi at Maya.
“Hmp! Konting kiss, hug at serenade pala ha!” Rafi was so pissed off with what she heard.
“Lagot ka talaga Ricardo! Sayaw pala ha! Hmp pasasayawin talaga kita hanggat kailanganin mo nang magFlanax sa sobrang sakit ng katawan mo.” Maya was fuming mad as well.
The following morning Ricky and Chard were suprised to see their wives busy playing with the twins, Sky and Sunshine.
They were supposed to leave in an hour pero mukhang di pa rin nagaasikaso sina Maya and Rafi.
As the two guys were approaching, Rafi made an eye signal to Maya.
Yes, since they were so annoyed with the stubbornness of their husbands, they decided to make them pay for it and make them realize that they are indispensable.
Ayan na si Ricky who kissed the twins then immediately back-hugged his wife while kissing her cheek. “Sweetheart why are you still here? Di pa kayo nakahanda ni Rafi? We will be late for our flight.”
Follow din si Mr. Poon pero he just kissed Rafi sa cheek, shy to be overly sweet in front of the Lims, “Hon ligo at bihis ka na. We have to leave in an hour.”
They were ignored by their wives.
Maya continued to play toy blocks with Sky while Rafi naman was combing the hair of Sunshine’s barbie doll.
Lagot yun two Richards. Galit yun mga asawa nila. They glanced at each other with worried expressions.
“Sweetheart wag ka nang magtampo. We were just joking last night.” Panunuyo ni Ricky.
“Honey, pikon mo naman. Halika na magprepare na tayo. Baka maiwan tayo ng eroplano.” Si Mr. Poon naman.
Both husbands were trying to hug their wives.
“Ano nga Rafi yun sabi ni Ricardo?” Maya was asking Rafi.
“I remember him saying ‘we can take care of ourselves. Di nyo na kami kailangan pang asikasuhin’ yun ang sabi nya.” Rafi answered Maya.
“Rafi naman eh. You’re not helping. Ginatungan mo pa si Maya.” Ricky glared at his bestfriend. Mr. Poon just shook his head and smiled. He’s actually enjoying the banters of the three.
“Excuse me Ricardo! Hindi kasalanan ni Rafi. Ikaw na nga yun may atraso ikaw pa yun may ganang magalit sa kanya.” Naniningkit na rin eyes ni Maya sa asar.
Lagot! He had to stop it or else baka mahuli talaga sila sa flight. So with his pamatay na smile showing his dimples, he stared at his wife lovingly. “You look so hot pag galit ka sweetheart. Mukhang i’d rather stay home than do the concert with Chard.” Then he winked.
Maya was caught off guard. Expected nya is magexplain si Ricky at magsorry pero the nerve he say that in front of Mr. Poon. Okay lang kay Rafi kasi close naman sila, but with Mr. Poon around, she got embarrassed. She blushed at what he said. Kahit asar syempre kilig sya especially when Ricky said it in his soft voice with matching pa-cute.
“Tara na nga Rafi maghanda na tayo.” Umiwas na si Maya kasi she felt that she was all red with kilig.
Of course they were just teasing their husbands. Hindi naman nila matitiis na di asikasuhin yun crooners nila.
The show was successful.
Their CDs were sold out and the crowd obviously enjoyed their song numbers, spiels and even the meet and greet where they usually sign the purchased CDs and have pictures taken with their supporters and the promoters of the charity show.
Though the Lim Aviation Services CEO is not used to singing and being surrounded by screaming fans, Richard Lim have always been an eager listener and learner to Mr. Poon’s tips and coaching. He’s learning how to be a performer and now he’s getting really good at it.
He’s also endearingly humble and he always tells the audience that he’s not a very good singer that’s why they love him. He also makes an effort to show how grateful he is to their supporters.
“Grabe pare, marami ka ng fans! Some travelled all the way from Manila, some from Davao just to support our show. Wala akong masabi. At may tarp pa sila.” Mr. Poon said in disbelief. He was pertaining to a group of ladies who flew from Manila and Davao just to support their show. He saw them waving a ‘Singing Chief’ tarpaulin that’s why Mr. Poon knew that it was Ricky’s fans.
Naalert ang Maya. “Nageffort silang bumyahe at may tarp pa?”
Lagot na naman si Ricky.
“Mga kakilala siguro yun ni Liza sweetheart kasi I mentioned to her that we will be having a show in Iloilo.” palusot ni Ricky when he saw Maya’s eyes turning to slits kahit di naman sya singkit.
“Oh kilala sila ni Liza? Kaya pala nataranta kayo ni Chard to sign their CDs and have pictures taken. You appeared so worried for them.” Rafi commented which earned Ricky’s sharp stare to her as well.
“Rafi we were just worried kasi baka maiwan sila ng flight nila. They mentioned kasi na lilipad sila pabalik Manila after the show. Of course we were also concerned. You won’t easily have dedicated and very loyal supporters like them. Some would only be there when you’re on top. Just like our LAS employees who remained loyal to me when I was removed as president of LAS, people who remain with you through thick and thin are those people whom you should value. Remember sina Minerva, Sonny and Engr. Yamagutchi? Di ba they chose to join me at LAI kahit alam nilang hindi secured ang career nila with our new company. Same rin sila ng mga supporters namin ni Chard.” Explained Ricky.
“Oh yes, I remember. Yun ibang employees nyo sa LAS lumipat ng JJ Aviation ng nagkakaproblema na yun LAS, pero sina Minerva talaga super loyal.” It was Rafi. She also knows what Richard went through that time.
Pero mukhang wala sa LAS or LAI ang mind ni Maya. She was not listening to Ricky. Di kasi sya comfortable that may mga fans na si Ricky. She’s imagining them screaming his name, hugging him and even just trying to have pictures with him. She didn’t like what she’s imagining.
Mr. Poon immediately saw her expression.
“Guys I think we should order now. Gutom na ako.” Mr. Poon saved his friend. As much as he enjoys watching the banters of the three ayaw naman nyang magkapikunan sila. Besides they were here to have dinner and celebrate the successful show they had.
Now sa Lim mansion, a day after the successful show…
“Sweetheart next month daw sa Baguio naman ang show namin. I’m excited already. Maybe we could bring the kids with us even sina Manang Fe. Pwede na tayong magbakasyon.” Ricky was looking forward to their next show.
Maya just stared at him poker faced. Hindi na siya natutuwa.
“O bakit? What’s with the face?”
“Alam mo Ricky, dapat ata tigilan mo na pagsama sama kay Chard. Kaya naman na niya yun. Dapat ata magconcentrate ka na lang sa LAS at LAI. Si Nikki na lang pasamahin natin at si Nicolo.”
“Bakit naman? I thought gusto mo na kumakanta ako. Di ba you said you love my voice?”
“Sinabi ko lang yun sweetheart para di mahurt yun feelings mo pero hindi ka naman masyadong maganda kumanta. Actually mas mainam na sa akin at sa mga bata mo lang iparinig yun boses mo.”
Actually she was just discouraging her husband because selos na sya sa attention he is getting from strangers who attend their shows.
“My voice is that bad?” Ricky pretended to get hurt. He was also teasing Maya kasi alam na alam nya what she’s up to. Ilelevel up din nya ang acting para makunsyensya si Maya. Dinagdagan nya ng matching sad face then quiet na rin siya. He wasn’t even facing Maya. Then a few minutes later he left her to go to the twin’s bedroom.
Maya felt guilty. “Ano ba naman Maya. Sa kakaselos mo nasaktan na tuloy si Ricky.” She said to herself.
She followed him at the twins room. Sky and Sunshine were already sound asleep. She whispered so as not to wake the twins,”Sweetheart tulog na tayo.”
“Mauna ka na Maya.” He answered in a low voice as well.
“Sweetheart alam mo namang hindi ako makakatulog kapag hindi kita katabi di ba?”
“Hindi pa ako inaantok. You go ahead na.”
“Ricky naman eh. Wag ka nang magtampo.”
“Who wouldn’t be. You said pangit yun boses ko. That’s insulting Maya.”
“Uy hindi ah. Sabi ko lang hindi masyadong maganda. Iba naman yun sa pangit.”
“Mabuti pa yun ibang tao, they appreciate my singing. Yun mismong asawa ko hindi na nga maappreciate tapos pinipintasan pa.” Tampo pa rin siya.
Maya hugged him. “Ikaw kasi eh. Ang charming mo kapag kumakanta ka. Ang dami tuloy kinikilig sa’yo.”
“Anong so? Siyempre ayoko nun. Baka mamaya kiligin ka sa kinikilig sa’yo tapos…” Her voice became different kasi naiiyak siya sa scenarios playing in her mind.
“Nagseselos ka lang nilait mo pa boses ko.”
“Ikaw kasi eh. Nakakainis ka. Nagpapacute ka pa while singing.” Naiiyak na talaga siya. She’s pikon with herself at nahihiya na siya kay Ricky sa pagiging oa nya.
Ricky saw it and as much as he was amused at his wife, ayaw naman nyang nagtatampo to. “Sweetheart hindi ako nagpapacute. I am cute na talaga. Actually handsome nga is the appropriate way to describe me. Wag ka nang magselos at umiyak dyan.” Then he kissed her forehead while she was trying to stop herself from crying.
“Sige hindi na ako sasama kay Chard sa mga shows nya. I’ll just support their foundation by donating na lang. Promise kayo lang ng mga bata makakarinig ng hindi masyadong magandang boses ko.”
“Ricky naman eh.”
“Shhh… I know you just said to discourage me. Ang selosa naman ng asawa ko. I love it.”
She just slapped his arm lovingly.
“Let’s go to bed? Baka kung patuloy tayo maguusap dito, magising ang kambal.”
“Eh di pa ako inaantok Ricky.”
“Good. I have more time to prove to you my talents.” Then he grinned mischievously.
“At ano na namang talents yan?”
“Ano pa eh di singing and pagpapacute na rin.” He winked at her.
“Gusto ko yan sweetheart!” She giggled as she snaked her arm on Ricky’s waist while they’re on their way to their bedroom.
Sabagay mas mainam na sa room na lang nila magconcert si Ricky.
Ano kayang genre ng songs nya? 😂
A/N wholesome yan ah! Baka mamaya iba na naman iniisip nyo sa bedroom concert. Kayo talaga! Maghoholyweek na po!😇