I wore my pregnant suit out to breakfast.
It was Monday morning and The Goonfather was going to drive me to my shoot. Because there won’t be a dressing room at the back alley, I put on my costume at home.
During the drive there, the sky started to darken and I was informed the shoot would be delayed for a bit. I decided to go for breakfast with the Goonfather to wait it out.
We went to a hawker centre, where I had fried beehoon. But I only ate half of it because I didn’t want to overeat. (Toilets at the location are dirty.)
After breakfast, we walked out of the hawker centre. As usual, the Goonfather stopped just outside the building and took out his cigarettes.
“Hey, you can’t smoke here,” I said. (I’m always giving him grief over his smoking habit, so my protest wasn’t anything out of the ordinary.)
“Why not?” he asked perfunctorily.
“Because I’m pregnant.”
He froze midway as he was putting a cigarette in his mouth and stared at me, mouth open, speechless.
“You don’t want people to think you’re a bastard husband smoking in front of his pregnant wife.”
“Damn,” he said, momentarily stunned. Scratching his head unconsciously, he put his cigarette back into the pack.
One point for QY!
We started walking to the car.
“Can you don’t wear your costume out next time??” he complained.
“Hahaha,” I retorted.
Soon after, we reached the car. As we settled into our seats, he turned to me and said, “I may be a bastard husband, but you’re a lousy mother.”
“What?” I said.
“You didn’t finish your breakfast. People will think you’re starving your baby.”
One point for the Goonfather.
Oh, well, we can’t always win.
I don’t think I’d like being pregnant for real.
And, now, some random photos of the day’s shoot.
[Alexa and Nicolas]
[Eric frames a shot while Alexa takes a light reading off Louis]
[Shivani looks at the opposite wall pensively]
[Nicolas, Basil and Eric discussing a shot]
[Shivani and Basil take a breather while Louis takes a nap]
[Nicolas frames a shot with Basil sheltering Louis and the camera from the sun]
That was the last day of shoot, so there will be no more back alley pictures.
But there will be beach pictures next because I’m shooting the next short film with this same group of filmmakers. (Sorry, guys, no bikinis. It’s not that kinda film.)
Fish will be my co-actor. Yeah! Fish again!
Like Louis, Fish is my many-times co-actor. The three of us seem to cross paths a lot.
We had a rehearsal at East Coast Park today and we’ll be there for the next three days.
Filming takes place at the Lagoon Food Village. Wheeeeee, yummy food!