a one-legged standupper, a pose, a first at the police station
it was the fourth cut, she kept flubbing the “how” part of the news story, or how the crime was committed…
so i said: “take a deep breath.” she did.
keep quiet for five seconds. she did.
“Relax”. She relaxed. By folding one leg and leaning it on the chair. A one-legged standupper. Pinabayaan ko na (we just let her be) because anyway it was a medium shot, the viewers would not see her entire posture, and it was the only way we could get her to relax.
Good. She did it! She finished the story. also did a standupper “pose” that was a first.
(still of a video, shot last January, thanks, thanks to the very accommodating officers and staff of the Kamuning Police Station)
(Credits for “Relax….Take a deep breath” : ashtanga yoga.)
wait, where’s my “Terminator” quote, still checking papers without a stop, wait..there are only three main characters there. Time for the character of…
“Oh, come on. Do I look like the mother of the future? I mean am I tough, organized? I can’t even balance my checkbook. Look Reese, I didn’t ask for this honor and I don’t WANT IT, ANY OF IT!”