Monday, July 21, 2008

Pass The Dutch

Over the weekend, Raft3r visited an Amish community in Pennsylvania.

I know very little about the Amish. I have seen For Richer or Poorer. Though that would be a very inept representation of what their culture is really like.

Kill me now but I love that movie. It's funny as hell.

The Amish have a simplistic view in life. They don’t believe in material possessions. They have no electricity which cuts them off from the modern world.

Raft3r would love to simplify his own life. But cutting off electricity is a whole new ball game.

23 comments:

Princess Vien said...

musta?

Raft3r said...

princess vien, Eto kakatapos lang mag-exam! Hehe

Sonnet's said...

Oo nga cut off everything but electricity, torture 'yan kapatid, hehe:)

Big Eyed Gal said...

Eh pano kung si Ms. Janet gusto dyan tumira? Aangal ka ba?! Hahaha!

brainteaser said...

Hahahaha!

Yeah, cutting off electricity would be a bit too much.

Magbrown out lang ng isang oras e patay patay na tayo!

:-)

Wendy said...

Hanga rin ako sa Amish ha. Mukhang di uso pabonggahan sa kanila. And to live w/o electricity...wow. Daig pa ang monks.

Raft3r said...

sonnet's, Lugi Meralco dito. Hehe

big_eyed_gal, She can have whatever she wants. =)

brainteaser, Haha. Totoo yan! Sobra.

wendy, At balot na balot sila sa pangangatawan. Panalo!

tina said...

Amish community? cool. i have a fiction book about an Amish girl.

they are conservative.. but they set their kids free at one point in their lives and make them experience "the world" and then their kids would make a choice to marry one of their own or not.

at least that's what i read. wow. ha.. nice nice.

Raft3r said...

tina, That's true. What is even more amazing is after these kids experienced the "real world," more than 90% of them go back to their Amish ways.

Anonymous said...

mahirap nga yung buhay nila, pero nakaka intriga. what would i do without my shoes and accessories? isa o dalawang kulay lang ang mga damit nila. i dont like weaaring dresses pa naman. what about jeans?di uso sa kanila yon...ig

Raft3r said...

ig, Boy. You got serious issues, then. Hehe

Sonnet's said...

Dapat pala ang mga nakapwesto sa Meralco dalhin dyan para matigil na ang pagtaas ng kuryente. Let those in Amish apply for their positions here:)

Raft3r said...

sonnet's, Nyahaha. Pwede. Pwede.

Salve said...

can't do without electricity. paano na lang ang blog life, di ba?

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Nanaybelen said...

parang hindi na natin kaya yan na walang electricity. Pwede rin siguro pag sa province o Baguio kasi don malamig.

Raft3r said...

salve, Nyahaha. Blog talaga ang inuna. Hehe

nanaybelen, Totoo yan. Gaya ngayon sobra init d2 ngayon. I dunno how they handle it. But they do have heaters on winter.

the donG said...

same with me. it's hard to give up electricity. it simply means, no cellphone, no laptop, no TV...no blog!

Raft3r said...

the dong, It's too much of a sacrifice to give it up. Pero kung never ka naman nagka-kuryente, di mo naman sya hahanap-hanapin din, diba? Hehe

Anonymous said...

no electricity?
hhmm.. mas trip ko pa atang walang electricity kesa walang tubig!
-CM

Anonymous said...

THE HELL!!

Raft3r said...

CM, Sa Mali Bay naman pag walang kuryente, wala din h20. Panalo, diba?

anonymous, It might be heaven 4 them, you know. =)

Partner said...

Ayan partner...first post ever. Buti ka pa!!! Di ko na napuntahan yan, pero love ko ang Pennsylvania. =) Kakamiss...kakamiss ka din! Kelan ka ba uwi?????

Raft3r said...

partner, Wow. Milagro ito. Magpapamisa ako sa Baltimore. Hehe