Friday, January 2, 2009

New Beginning

What better way to begin the new year than by attending a baptism.

New year connotes a fresh start. Baptism represents the beginning of a new life.

Raft3r was again designated as a godparent by one of his friends. What were they thinking, right?

After having a rough night, I had to get up early for the church ceremony.

I got to the Sacred Heart Parish late and the priest was kind enough to make a repeat performance of the first part of the baptism Raft3r missed.

I got a smirk from the parents of the child. Whatta a great way to establish rapport as co-parents.

The entire baptismal rite was a complete riot. The priest was one heck of a character. He started quizzing everyone in sight about the importance of the occasion.

Raft3r doesn’t like it when religious rites turn interactive. It freaks me out.

There is nothing scarier than answering questions from a priest.

28 comments:

Lawstude said...

i lost count on how many godchildren i now have. kasabihan kasi ng matatanda eh bawal daw tumanggi pag kinuha ka ninong so di ako nagdedecline kahit di ko naman masyado kilala kumukuha sakin. minsan mahirap din maging popular. :)

Raft3r said...

lawstude, Well said. Hehe

laieesha said...

hahaha... how fun! like Church Battle of the Brains...

So how many inaanaks do you have? Too many? hehehe

kengkay said...

opo, naniniwala po kami. ganun dapat mga sagot di ba? hehehe. ako mga 30 na yata inaanak ko. yung iba nga mas malaki na sa akin kaya sabi ko ako dapat bigyan nila ng regalo, hahaha

Andy Briones said...

Scary naman yung priest na yun. Gawin bang inquisition/question and answer portion ang baptism? Tama ba yun?

Raft3r said...

laieesha, Lemme get back to you on that. I have it on a database. Hehe. OC, diba?

kengkay, Hindi lang yon. May iba pa sya tanong na wala sa usual rite. Kakaiba talaga sya. Hehe

andy briones, Ewan ko ba. It really freaked me out.

Carol said...

ano ang 8th commandment at implication nito sa situation ng pilipinas ngayon? nakaattend na rin ako ng ganyang binyag. tapos nangaasar pa yung pari pag di alam ng mga ninong at ninang yung sagot. :))

Raft3r said...

carol, Hehe. Ganyan-ganyan yun pari samin!

Wendy said...

I've been to those interactive baptisms and even weddings. Nakakaloka. Embarassing not only for the persons who had to answer the priest's questions but also for the others who had to listen to the whole Q and A thing. Mapapadasal ka ng please god, get it over with.

Raft3r said...

wendy, My point exactly. Hehe

the donG said...

hahaha... but i think those are important questions. essential for those who really doesnt know why it's important. but so far, of the many baptism i attended (dami na pala), wala pa namang nagtanong. hehehe...

Raft3r said...

the dong, Kakaiba talaga ang paring yon. Hehe

liza said...

ako rin i lost count na sa dami. last week, ninang na naman ako :D pareho lang kami ni lawstude hahaha.

Ganns said...

What? You stepped inside a church at hindi ka nalusaw? He he he.

Ano, bro? Thursday night?

dalera said...

baby wangbu + wangbu pari = unforgettable binyag!

Raft3r said...

liza, We are all in the same boat. Hehe

ganns, Sige. Thursday!

dalera, Wangbu lives!

pete said...

happy new year!

Raft3r said...

pete, Dude!!! Friday's na tayo!!!

Nanaybelen said...

kaunti lang ang naging inaanak ko tapos malalayo pa sila ngayon. Tuloy walang namamaskong inaanak kapag Decmber at di na ako kailangan magtago pa hahaha! joke

Raft3r said...

nanaybelen, Ang swerte mo. Yun lang po. Hehe

Elizabeth said...

ang lakas mo sa priest ha? inulit pa talaga just because you're late! hehehe! ako din, dami gusto kumuha sa kin ninang! :D (kaw talaga, gaya gaya ka palagi ng idea sa post, two times na tayo nagkapareho ng idea o nagsabay ng post of the same idea: great minds talaga huh?! joke! Cheers!

Raft3r said...

elizabeth, Oo nga. Great minds talaga. Hehe

leafLet said...

Happy New Year!

The Scud said...

di ko pa na-experience yan. buti na lang. baka mapamura pa ako. hehe.

bena said...

Aba! Ang saya naman ng pangbungad mo ngayon taon at naging ninong ka agad.. Hehehe.. Goodluck sa Pasko! ;)
Happy 2009!

Raft3r said...

leaflet, How are you na!

the scud, Ano? Tapos na ba ang bakasyon? Hehe

bena, Oo nga. Gastos agad. Hehe

len said...

Ilan na ang inaanak ko pero I've never experience that kind of baptismal rites.

Baka pati pakimkim mo sa inaanak mo, tinanong din. nyahaha

Raft3r said...

len, Nyahaha. Halos itanong na nga, eh. Hehe