Our Version of “The Lake House” – A Screenplay

BLACK SCREEN

SUPERS – “Starring”

Jerome (Academy Award Winner, Bridget Jones is a Man)

Jher (Academy Award Winner, Calm Before the Storm)

DISSOLVE

INT.PRISM OFFICE, ORTIGAS.DAY

JEROME prepares for materials for next session on how to run education sessions on family planning. AUDIO:  boisterous laughter from background brougt about by a desensitization exercise where co-facilitator ERIC, asked participants to think of other terms referring to  penis (titi, tarugo, burat), vagina (bilat, maning babad, cave), and sexual intercourse (manila zoo, sm kaliwa, betchut),  results to wit.  

(vo)

Manila zoo and SM kaliwa as other terms for “sexual intercourse”??? damn, i’m getting old. (feels blue, ZOOM IN on camera alternatively CUTTING BACK AND FORTH TO JEROME and phone)…i miss husband. (cutely pouts, picks up the phone and sends message)

TIGHT SHOT on phone screen:  Start pa lang ako ng next session, husband.  Maaga ka ba uuwi?  I love you! Mwah!

(phone beeps) 

TIGHT SHOT on phone screen, JHER’s message:  Baka mga 5 pa ako uwi, husband.  Bantay ako ng booth sa Heritage.

JEROME (vo)

uuuy!  mamaya pa uwi sya uwi! (smiles and sends message)

TIGHT SHOT on phone screen:  Date?🙂

 (few minutes, phone beeps)

TIGHT SHOT on phone screen:  Jher’s reply:  sure!  san mo gusto?  mall of asia?

JEROME (vo)

aaaay!  kumagat ang husband. pero sobrang layo naman.  (sends reply)

TIGHT SHOT on phone screen:  layo naman husband.  training pa ko sa prism.  either ayala or sm na lang if you want?

(phone beeps after a few minutes)

TIGHT SHOT on phone screen, JHER’s reply:  sige.

JEROME (vo)

(internally skips and hops) i’m going on a deeh-eeyt!  i’m going on a deeh-eeyt!

CUT TO:

DISSOLVE

CHARGEN “3 hours later”

Immediately after session, JEROME picks up phone on silent mode and saw two messages from JHER.  TIGHT SHOT of phone screen,

JHER’S 1st REPLY: Mukhang maaga kami alis dito sa Heritage, husband. I’ll just see you sa SM.

JHER’S 2ND   REPLY:  i’m on my way, my love!  excited to see you.  mwaaah!

JEROME sends message, TIGHT SHOT on phone screen:  okay, i’ll be leaving in 30 minutes.  we still have a debriefing.

(phone beeps in a few minutes)

TIGHT SHOT on phone screen:  okay.  i’m already here.  just gonna look at cellphones and PC parts. wait for u.  luv u! mwah!

JEROME (vo)

so sweet…

CUT TO:

EXT.JULIA VARGAS AVE. ORTIGAS.DAY

CHARGEN “30 minutes later”

JEROME sends message to JHER while walking.  TIGHT SHOT on phone screen:  i’m on my way, lover boy.  where d’ya wanna meet?

(phone beeps after a few seconds)

TIGHT SHOT of phone screen, JHER’S REPLY:  anywhere, lover…

JEROME giggles and sends message…still walking and nearing SM Megamall.  TIGHT SHOT of phone screen with JEROME’S message:  how about having a drink at BALI ICE BLENDS?” (smiles naughtily)

(phone beeps after a few seconds)

TIGHT SHOT of phone screen, JHER’S reply:  saan? ang alam kong BALI ICE BLENDS is yung nasa megamall.

JEROME little pissed off and standing in front of SM Megamall, sends message:  Yun nga.  Hmph.  Nalimutan mo na. (pouts)

ZOOM IN on JEROME’s face as he realizes…panics and sends message to JHER as if his being depended on it:  NASAAN K B?

(phone beeps after a minute)

ZOOM IN on JEROME’S face, alternating TIGHT SHOTS of sweat dribbling from  his forehead, eyes showing fright, hands shaking, phone screen saying “opening message” (AUDIO:  heart beating, orchestra building to a crescendo)….TIGHT SHOT on JHER’S message:

Nandito ako sa 3rd floor ng SM MANILA…

SPLIT SCREEN SHOT of JEROME letting out a blood-curdling scream and faints in front of SM Megamall.  JHER in front of a computer shop in SM Manila, red in fury, ready to throw his cellphone.

CRANE SHOT, BIRD’S EYE VIEW SHOT of JEROME’S body sprawled in the middle of Julia Vargas Ave. as people rush to help…

FADE TO BLACK

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29 Responses to Our Version of “The Lake House” – A Screenplay

  1. Dheena says:

    gosh.

  2. gari says:

    hmmm…

    may cp na, may miscommunication pa.
    kasalanan ng SM iyan eh, dami kasi na.

  3. melai says:

    nyay!!!
    anubayan
    nasayang ang kaswitan
    tsk tsk tsk tsk!!!

  4. Yuri says:

    ang dami dami naman kasing sm eh nde mo ine specify. lol hahahaha

  5. duke says:

    nangunguripot kse eh! pede naman tumawag! kuripot kuripot!

    wahahaha!

  6. jher says:

    dont be hard on him. bangag kami pareho dahil sa daming ginagawa. hehehehehe.😛

  7. jcdaclison says:

    dheena – yah. gosh.

    gari – aminin, kapatid. ang cellphone ang cause ng maraming mis-komyunikayshun.

    melai – bumawi naman kami the next day. tsalap ng date namin sa glorieta na (para walang kamukhang pangalan)

    yuri – gurl, kasi sinabi ko na sa unang text ko na “may training kami sa prism” kaya i thought when i offered sm, nagka-intindihan na kami na sa megamall kasi the office is in ortigas. (bakla, ganitong-ganito ang explanation ko kay boyfriend. hahahaha!)

    duke – hoy! kya nga may globe unlimitxt noh! ayoko ngang gumastos. tumatawag lang ako sa kanya pag tungkol sa directions. loko yun sa directions eh, mas mawawala ka…hahahahaha! (peace, babe! mwah!)

  8. jcdaclison says:

    jher – husband! sabay tayo nag-log?

  9. jher says:

    yups my love. very lakehouse talaga. lol

  10. ade says:

    nyerk nyerk nerk!😛

    Wow! your story beats my world tour adventure anytime. hehehehehe.😉

  11. melai says:

    inay nasaan na ang kasunod ng kwento ni gari? nasa chapter 9 na yung isa sa tatlong lumabas wala pa rin tayong chapter 3😦

  12. snglguy says:

    That’s why I always make it a point to include the particular SM branch in my messages when I’m to meet somebody. Oh wait! I don’t have anybody to meet nga pala. *sob* *fades away*😀

  13. jcdaclison says:

    ade – coming from you, oh lord of stories…i am humbled. hey, i read in your profile you are revolutionizing jazz in the country…i just hope i’d catch you playing…🙂

    melai – bakla ka. bisi-bisihan ang lolo mo. sige pramis talaga.

    snglguy – aaaaawww, don’t say that. there will always be someone to meet in sm. we have lots of branches, just choose one. (rolls in laughter)

  14. hmmm is that to be continued?

  15. atticus says:

    masaket. sa totoo lang. masaket. na-feel ko ang frustration.

    kasi ang tagal ko nang walang date. taon na!🙂

  16. ade says:

    Well, our band has been on hiatus for a few years already, so you won’t be seeing me play anytime soon.

    However, our vocalist has joined Philippine Idol and I am pretty sure he’d make it to the final 24 at least.😉

  17. K says:

    Medyo bitin but I enjoyed the part “SPLIT SCREEN SHOT of JEROME letting out a blood-curdling scream and faints in front of SM Megamall. JHER in front of a computer shop in SM Manila, red in fury, ready to throw his cellphone”.

    Buti na lang di ka natumba!

  18. jcdaclison says:

    chas – well, that’s basically it. the end of “lake house”. the next day, we had a date in ayala and had a great time.

    atticus – haay naku. pareho kayo ni snglguy. basta meron yan. hangga’t may sm, may potential dates. hahahaha! it was a pleasure sharing my story with you and everyone else. always drop by, a!🙂

    ade – sayang. i love jazz music (especially old school jazz), i just don’t have time (and the information) to watch jazz artists. it would have been a blast to watch you though. i imagine you performing and me singing (kasali ako? hahahaha!) i love THESE FOOLISH THINGS, SUMMERTIME, and MOODY’S MOOD FOR LOVE. I would definitely watch out for your friend.

    k – well, natakot ako k husband coz he has a short temper for stupidity. hahahaha!

  19. Mauie says:

    LOL! Nakaka-aliw! Hmmm… naintriga tuloy ako sa Lake House! Hindi ko pa napapanood, kasalanan ng magaling kong asawa! Yan tuloy, hahanap na lang ako niyan ng pirated DVD sa Makati Square. ;p

  20. Lani says:

    🙂 Sinabi ko na nga ba di kayo magkikita, nararamdaman ko sa una pa lang. Ang mahalaga nakabawi kayo kinabukasan, at sigurado mas sweet pa.

  21. Yuri says:

    hahahaha.. naiimagine kita.. hahahah iba sya grabe from ortigas to mnl.. dulo dulo hahahah

  22. atticus says:

    jerome, walang cute na nagkukumpuni ng eternally out of order na escalator sa sm. haha!

  23. annabanana says:

    hahaha! happened to me so many times with dh..eh ito pa naman pikon kapag late ka or naliligaw na…good thing you had a nice date the foloowing day. malapit na akong umuwi..ill be needing your contact details so kindly email me at anna31fog@hotmail.com salamat!

  24. jcdaclison says:

    mauie – mare, hindi ko din sya napanuod pero susmaryosep talaga hindi ko naintihdihan ang nangyari sa amin nung araw na yun. ewan ko ba. uy, salamat sa pagbisita. aaliwin pa kita nang husto sa susunod kong post. hahahaha!

    lani – mareeeeeeeee!!!! na-miss kita. hay, naku. alam mo, sa tutuo lang, takut na takut ako kay jher talaga. naku, ayaw na ayaw nun ng pinaghihintay, masyadong mahaba ang pila, yung mga ganun. susme talaga.

    yuri – talaga ka, ning! sobrang takot ko talaga kay papa.

    atticus – ay, gurl. the cute ones are not in the maintenance or general services dept. nasa foodcourt sila. chos! hahahaha!

    anna – anna!!! jusko super mega excited ako to see you. sana nasa maynila ako pag umuwi ka. alam mo naman ang trabaho ko, taga-linis ng eroplano sa ibat ibang airport…at on-call, bakla. hahahahaha! i’ll email you my contact details and jher’s as well. mwah!

  25. jane says:

    sana nag Mall Of Asia na lang kasi kayo, har har!

  26. ice says:

    ahahahha try nyo naman bagong mall.. hehehe MOA medyo ok ..

    nice one…

  27. Dylan Gozum says:

    I can imagine this really happened, ha?!

  28. jher says:

    yes dylan, it happened. i was there when it did. hahahahah😀

  29. Vida says:

    OMG! I think something like this happened to me once! *lol*

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