Sunday, May 18, 2008

Sand In My Shoes

Raft3r has been in the island for more than two weeks now.

So far, so good…

The pace here is so slow. I may not know a lot about myself. Though, one thing is certain. Raft3r is an urban yuppie. I like things fast. Man, I even walk fast!

One week in Palawan was good. Three weeks in a remote island is something else.

My mobile doesn’t work here. There is no roaming. Texting has not even been introduced in this part of the globe. WiFi seems like a distant future. Internet is hardly accessible. There is but one computer terminal in the hotel. A long line usually follows with it.

Raft3r somehow feels disconnected from the outside world. Not that it’s a bad thing. In a way, it’s liberating. I now have the power to just in keep touch with people I actually like.

On the downside, there is not much to do here after work. I have been to some local bars and clubs. Not much action there. There is no mall. Fast food chains are non-existent. I miss my Wendy’s.

Raft3r is on the brink of homesickness. I dunno know. I’m used to being alone and traveling all the time. But being here is different.

It’s like living on my very own Nim’s Island. Now, if only Jodie Foster is here.

14 comments:

Big Eyed Gal said...

For sure kung dyan din ako baka maloka na ako and bumula na bibig ko! LOL! Kelan ka ba uuwi? Kelan natin celebrate bday mo?! Hehehe!

Raft3r said...

big_eyed_gal, Malapit na!!! Sa Sabado!!! Yahoo!!!

Anonymous said...

fly here soon so we can eat chocolate together! hehe!
-CM

Raft3r said...

CM, Tsokolate talaga? Hehe

Anonymous said...

o sige.. wendy's na lang =)
-CM

Raft3r said...

CM, Libre mo ko Wendy's, ha. Remember, you 4got my bday! Hehe

abie said...

dude, na i-iamgine ko na buhay ni howell dyan...kawawa naman...hehehe...

pero alam mo, tingin ko mag enjoy yun...mas gusto non buhay probinsya eh...kaya mukhang mas ako kawawa kse ako mababaliw pag di ko sya na contact ng isang araw...wahhhh....

Sonnet's said...

you sound so bored denoy dear. Nga pala, I missed your birthday. I know if falls somewhere on the third week of the month, tama ba?

Raft3r said...

abie, Nyahaha. I forgot. Simpleng mamamayan nga pala si hubby. Hehe. Dami photo ops d2, though.

sonnet's, Hehe. I'm not bored. Just anxious. Nyahaha. May 14 is my birthday. =)

bestfriend said...

sabi na nga ba parusa yan para sa'yo. learn daw simple living

something purple said...

ay ang saya naman! alam mo super worth it talaga ang paglisan mo sa pinangalingan mong embahada hahah! baka kung andun ka pa eh hanggang laguna ka lang dahil sa teambuilding lol!

btw, meron pa pala akong 2 other blogs:
http://www.mindbubbles.com
http://vanitykit.com

at parang gusto ko pa ng isa LOL!

isa na akong addik!

Raft3r said...

bestfriend, I'm a very simple guy. No assembly required. Hehe

something purple, Nyahaha. Iba ka talaga! Will add it up sa weekend!!!

Gorgeous Traveller said...

Haha! :) I guess we belong to the same specie! Ako din, don't think I can stay that long in a remote place. But then again I haven't tried so who knows.

Enjoy it while it lasts though, am sure when you're back in Manila, the word silence would not exist (again).

Cheers!

Raft3r said...

gorgeous traveller, You should try it. How was your recent trip? You probably had tons of fun.