That’s Quentin Tarantino when asked if they indeed took a pedicab on their way to Cinemanila’s awarding ceremonies at the Malacañang yesterday.
They were supposedly running late for the event scheduled at 2 p.m. after being stuck in heavy traffic for almost 3 hours amid the heavy rains. Direk Tikoy Aguiluz, who was with him that time, asked then if it was okay with him to just ditch the limo for a pedicab so that they could make it to the awarding, where Quentin will receive his Lifetime Achievement award from the president. He of course agreed, and they took separate pedicabs (as both of them couldn’t fit in one) all the way from SM Centerpoint to Nagtahan, where a car waited for them.
They finally arrived at the Palace 40 minutes after the event started, but still 30 minutes earlier than the President, who also got stuck in traffic on her way to the Palace. As Tarantino was all soaked after the ride, he reportedly changed into jogging pants which he wore with a Barong Tagalog to the ceremonies.
[see full story in today’s PDI or here]
It’s cool that he got to experience the Metro at its finest. Seriously. You guys know how much I love it when it rains in the city. Especially when it rains really hard. When classes get suspended, the streets get flooded, passengers get stranded, and we all get to complain about it. It’s chaos. It’s fun. It’s romantic. Hehe.
Anyway, nothing to worry guys. Quentin actually seemed to enjoy his experience with the bikes… “It was a lot of fun. It just took a long time but it was not bad at all.” Hey, maybe we’ll get to see it in one of his films in the future.
Eh kumusta naman kaya si manong pedicab driver? Haha. Bigatin!