Thursday, December 4, 2008

Kingpin

Being a newbie at work, Raft3r has a lot on his plate.


If they ask you to do something, you oblige. No questions asked.


If they tell to jump, you say how high.


So when a company sponsored bowling tournament was announced, guess who participated wholeheartedly?


Yes, Raft3r volunteered to play.


Pakikisama (camaraderie) is still a highly regarded Filipino trait in the workplace. Peer pressure is one big fat bitch.


I haven’t bowled since high school. This became very evident during the tournament. Raft3r was immediately tagged as the good looking kid who couldn’t bowl.


Redemption came when after three games, I finally found my rhythm. Strikes and spares were my new best friends.


Bowling is the only sport I know where one can drink beer while playing. And we still wonder why it is just an exhibition game in the Olympics?

30 comments:

TheScud said...

buti ka pa bowling lang. i remember two company christmas parties ago i was the newest guy in the company, a week old to be exact, and they made me dance willie revillame's boom tarat tarat in front of everyone. haha.

laieesha said...

lol @ above comment!! ^o^

I love bowling. Not very good at it either. My goal every time i play is to at least reach a hundred hehehe...

Andy Briones said...

I feel your pain; it sucks being a newbie. They got me drunk on my third day which resulted in my being three hours late the following day—which was, unfortunately, my orientation day.

Raft3r said...

thescud, It sucks. Ano?

laieesha, Yeah. A hundred. Yun din goal ko, eh. Hehe

andy briones, Nyahaha. That blows.

june said...

he he he I remember the production number every christmas here in the embassy, all the newbies have to dance...yikes...i just want to forget that experience...80's pa ang theme...yuck

len said...

I had my first and last bowling experience during my college days. PE 3 namin, I got a grade of 2.25.

Hirap, kinakaliwa ko kasi. hehe

Lawstude said...

ok naman baptism of fire mo. enjoy. did u win?

Ganns said...

I think you and I went bowling once at the bowling alley near JASMS. I scored miserably.

Raft3r said...

june, Ako nga sumali pa sa Mr. Universe dati. Hehe

len, Not bad... =)

lawstude, We did! Ayos, diba! Hehe

ganns, Yeah. tanda ko na. Fun times indeed!

Andy Briones said...

@Raft3r

Are you serious? You joined Mr. Universe? o_O

Idol! :-)

Raft3r said...

andy briones, It was this stupid pageant type contest at my old work. No biggie. Hehe

vhincent said...

wow bowling really didn't like the game, ping pong pa, minsan p ako naging champion... haha yabang layo sa topic

Raft3r said...

vhincent, Hehe. My friend has a ping pong table sa bahay nila. Mahilig din sya don gaya mo.

ar-dee-see said...

so what were your scores?

Raft3r said...

ar-dee-see, Mine is too embarrassing to post. Hehe

Judayski said...

after bowling, i can't wait to hear about your hosting skills =) eh kumsta naman kayo ng committee on games? kidding :)

Raft3r said...

judayski, Bahala na sa hosting. Hehe

Soul...wandering said...

Sir Dennis, practice makes you getting better and better.

Liza said...

naku raft3r dyan naman ako magaling, i used to compete internationally, sana inimport mo ko hahaha. mula lang ng magblog ako last year saka ako natigil sa bowling. i miss it and i hope to go back soon ;)

Raft3r said...

soul...wandering, Ayoko mag-practice. Hehe

liza, Wow. Idol! Sige, next time pa-ocah ako sayo. Naks, naman. Galing mo pala!

kengkay said...

ay peborit ko ang bowling na yan. parati kami dati sa may magallanes para mag bowling at manginain ng pizza. mas marami sempre ang pizza breaks, haha

Raft3r said...

kengkay, Magallanes? Naku. Malapit lang ako don, ah!

Wendy said...

I only played bowling once. Di ako masyadong nag-enjoy kasi mas magaling sa 'kin ang kasama ko.
And honestly, I found bowling boring. Kaya siguro dapat may beer na iniinom para enjoy kahit papano;)

Raft3r said...

wendy, Let's drink to that!

Jas said...

Parang lyrics ng isang Debbie Gibson yung "If you say jump, I'll say how high". Hahaha.

Raft3r said...

jas, Nyahaha. Sorry, ha. Di ko na inabutan yon. Si Britney kapanahunan ko, eh. Hehe

Jas said...

Mas matanda ka kaya sa akin... siguro maka-Tiffany ka kaya "nakalimutan" mo na si Debbie Gibson, ano? Hehehe.

Raft3r said...

jas, Hinay lang. Age is not the issue here. Hehe

pete said...

miss ko na mag-bowling

Raft3r said...

pete, Oo nga pala! Madalas tayo laro noong high school. Hehe