Character: Carlota, 37 years old, architect, married
Setting: A café at a mall—one table with a seat for the main character and another empty chair. Mellow instrumental music plays at the background.
The scene begins with Carlota coming into the coffee shop. She puts her things on a table in a corner – her handbag, tracing paper tube, and laptop – and fixes herself up. She is wearing a pair of blue jeans, polo shirt, eyeglasses, a wristwatch, and rubber shoes.
Carlota: Waiter! One cappuccino with whipped cream, please. Wala? O sige, iced skinny mocha with extra coffee jelly. Wala din? Espresso na nga lang.