Wednesday, June 25, 2008

America

Raft3r has not set foot in mainland US mainland in more than a decade.

I can still fondly recall my first visit there.

Raft3r was fresh out of college, unemployed, and roamed the streets of Chicago like an idiot. It was awesome!

Back then, Baywatch and Pam Anderson were hot items.

I remembered stepping out of O’Hare International Airport expecting all chicks to have smashing Baywatch knockers and slimmed down sexy bodies.

What appeared before me were big boned ladies and overweight Americans.

The US sure knows how to market their country overseas.

Raft3r was completely devastated.

23 comments:

Sonnet's said...

Hahaha! I remember my LA-based fat aunt and granny said if I go to the States, I'd be put in the category of malnourished people kasi ang mga sexy daw dyan yung may refrigerator type na katawan tulad nila hehe:) Now it's your choice, either pick sexy or malnourished while there hehehe:)

Raft3r said...

sonnet's, Hehe. Sa malnourished na lang tayo! Nyahaha

Wendy said...

Haha nothing has changed a decade later? Or bigger pa sila ngayon? I guess may advantage rin ang mahirap. Less chances of being obese.

Donna said...

chicago! i want to go back there. dyan lang naman ako nakapunta pa kasi :) pano naman hindi magiging higante ang mga tao dyan eh yung meal nila for one person eh pang buong pamilya na dito sa pinas :P

Raft3r said...

wendy, Super Size Me talaga ang dating nila. Hehe

donna, The Windy City. Panalo talaga yon!

liza said...

haven't been to the mainland yet, i hope soon. hehe

ingat ka dun huh. ;)

Raft3r said...

liza, antay kita til Sept! Dali!

tina said...

yay!! well. have fun on your trip.

Raft3r said...

tina, Thanks! I sure will. Hehe

Sonnet's said...

Keep your distance when you hit the beach kasi accdg. to my aunt maraming 'sexy' daw dyan naka-two piece pa hihihi:)

Raft3r said...

sonnet's, Magpapataba na rin ako para masaya. Hehe

Anonymous said...

tsk!tsk!
fly here soon!
-CM

Raft3r said...

CM, Buti ka pa. Sexy!

ar-dee-see said...

Hows the USofA going??

Raft3r said...

ar-dee-see, Not too shabby... hehe

Anonymous said...

You just have to keep your eye open for the slim and gorgeous ones. I'm sure they're around here somewhere!

I'm really glad though that we are in this together or else I would have gone crazy by now. It just feels good to have you on the same boat....
I hear the state department calling us back...ano pwede na bang bumalik sa state?...ppt3 (formerly)

Raft3r said...

anonymous, Nyahaha. Feeling is mutual. Tagal mo nawala, ha. You have 6 months worth of blog posts to read.

Anonymous said...

nyahaha! how i wish!
-CM

Raft3r said...

CM, Kahit itanong mo pa ke Coco! Hehe

MJ said...

Sir Dennis, are you there na ba? Galing u talaga sir, idol kita!!!!
yohooooooooooo!!!!!!!manuhay ang sir Dennis!

Raft3r said...

mj, Nyahaha. Mabuhay! Hehe

something purple said...

hahah ako din when I 1st sat foot here sabi ng mga Uncles baka daw eh may dumating na lang supply of food sa doorstep ko kasi I looked malnourished LOL!

Raft3r said...

somethingpurple, Wala pa akong nakikitang sexy. =(