Monday, October 27, 2008

The Omen

They say bad luck follows a person who crosses path with a black cat.

Raft3r may be a lot of things. Being superstitious sure ain’t one of them.

I am a big Loch Ness fan, believe in the existence of aliens, adhere to conspiracy theories, and think Elvis still lives.

As you can probably notice, Raft3r is pretty open minded. But the concept of superstition is a bit lame, if you ask me.

So a couple of weeks ago, a black cat walked pass me. Raft3r did not pay too much attention to this incident, until now. After all, black cats form a big part of the Mali Bay community.

Raft3r has lost both pins for his company sponsored and personal credit cards. I was out of town for work and badly needed some cash advance, but couldn’t find my ATM pins.

Besides the monetary constraint, my seldomly used Picanto got hit by a taxi. Fresh from its regular check up, my subcompact received some heavy hitting from an irresponsible cab driver.

Raft3r also lost his beloved Armani sunglasses.

All these occurred right after the black cat encounter.

Coincidence? Guess who’s a believer now.

26 comments:

Judayski said...

bad news naman, so much for a guess-who's-back post! oh well, look at the positive side of all of those events, i'm sure there are. don't blame it on our feline friends who happened to be melanin-challenged. bwahaha. although balahibo nga pala itim 'no, kasi kung skin mismo, pare-pareho lang naman yun na manipis na pink. hehehe.

keep the posts coming yummy friend!

go ka na sa mini-tribute ko kay portia c, three posts down my latest. wala ng kaimbyerna dun pramis, not that i cared.

Raft3r said...

judayski, I'm about to go and visit you na nga. Naunahan mo ako, eh! Hehe

the donG said...

hahaha... are all black cats unlucky? because i really want to own a black cat.

btw, we were also in subic this weekend. went there for an overnight tambayan. it was my second time to pass by SCTEX. i do have some photos of it which im posting sometime in november. ganda nga talaga ng SCTEX.

Raft3r said...

the dong, Yup. Yun SCTEX. Sayang. Dapat pala nagkita tayo, eh.

the donG said...

oo nga. sa may pier one kami tumambay that night at namasyal nung umaga. kala ko kasi nasa labas ka pa ng bansa.

Raft3r said...

the dong, Nasa Legenda kami. Friday-Sunday. Sinama ko mga pamangkin ko. Habang trabaho ako, sila nasa beach. Kawayan ba yon?

kengkay said...

naku, ang dami house cats dito sa amin na panay kulay itim. kung iiwas ako parati hindi na ko makakarating sa pupuntahan ko :) pero naniniwala ako sa mga ganyang superstitions sabay dasal nga lang.

Raft3r said...

kengkay, Hehe. Prayers answer a whole lot of issues. Totoo yan!

len said...

My lola used to tell me that I should jump thrice if you happpen to see a black cat to avoid bad luck. Oh well.

The photo quite scare me. I don't know why I do not have any liking for cats. You can probably ask me to hold a snake but not a cat or a monkey, must be the fur. haha

Raft3r said...

len, Must be the furs nga. Hehe

mitzi said...

oh my goodness, i don't believe in superstitions myself... actually sometimes you can't halp but think about it, but i know i shouldn't. But i just remembered that i also saw a black cat just last week. And it was right outside the greenbelt chapel when i went there for a visit one morning. I didn't think much of it. What came to mind when i saw the black cat was the coincidence that it will be halloween soon (hehe, wala lang). Now that you've told your story, it just occurred to me that i think that it was around after that time that i lost my precious bracelet!! but i think it's still just a coincindence... mejo delikado rin kasi yung lock nung bracelet coz it's just held together by a magnet eh....

Raft3r said...

mitzi, Hehe. You are logical as ever!

Wendy said...

I was about to say baka coincidence lang pero nagkasabay-sabay yata nang husto ang misfortunes mo. Ligo ka sa asin - pampawala daw ng bad vibes yun. Effective daw according to someone I know. Hehehe. See you soon.

Raft3r said...

wendy, Asin? Tawas, pwede?

Layla said...

that was really unlucky. but i don't know if i could really believe, perhaps.. if the same thing happened to me too

Bernadette Anne said...

Nothing but experience can make one a believer, right? To tell you the truth, I don´t believe in superstition BUT I would never go against it though. Contradictory, right? Whenever I see a black cat, I head back and try to circumvent the black cat´s path as far as possible. I don´t walk under ladders, break mirrors and if I am still eating when Eric leaves, I rotate my plate clockwise (my aunt who is a firm believer of black magic says if you don´t rotate your plate, your companion will be in an accident!)

My thing is that I may not believe them, yet on the small chance that they may be true, I try to follow the advices on how to avoid bad luck!

Liza said...

ang malas mo naman that day, dito din sa amin ang daming pusa, pero so far walang black hehe.

sorry hindi ko rin alam kung ano sa tagalog ang sage ;)

take care.

Raft3r said...

layla, Be careful what you wish for. Hehe

bernadette anne, Ang dami mong pamahiin pala. Nyahaha

liza, I-research ko yan sage. Will keep you posted. =P

June said...

coincidence lang siguro yan, don't blame it to our furry friends... i have a friend na sa sobrang galit sa mga pusa pinapaso yung mga buntot nila...wawa naman

Raft3r said...

june, Pakilala mo ako sa friend mong yan. Hehe

brainteaser said...

Aw!

Tsk tsk tsk...

I also don't believe in superstitions... but sometimes, medio ingat din ako.

Mahirap na...

Raft3r said...

brainteaser, It does help to be extra careful ba? Hehe

hitokirihoshi_kawaii said...

the truth? that's memory gap not the black cat... joc-joc!

"walang omen, ang omen ay nasa puso," dora aunor.

nangungulit lang. hehe

Raft3r said...

hitokirihoshi_kawaii, Hala ka. Patented na ang mga linyang yan. Hehe

pixie27 said...

hahaha....di parin ako naniniwala sa mga ganyan hehehe (may kasamang kutob actually pag nakakakita ako ng black cat lol :)

Raft3r said...

pixie, Nyahaha! May konting takot ka pa rin pala, eh. Hehe