Saturday, February 14, 2009

My Funny Valentine

This would not come as a surprise: Raft3r is not big on Valentine celebrations.

I just amazes me how commercialized this whole occasion is. 

Blame it on Hallmark. While we’re at it, let’s include the flower and chocolate industries, as well.

Now don’t get me wrong. Raft3r is one romantic kid. I just don’t like being ripped off.

Love does not involve money. Spending a thousand bucks on roses for one day is ludicrous. But that’s just me.

Raft3r prefers not to go out on Valentines, too. Roads are clogged. Restaurants are filled to the brim. Motels are booked like crazy. It’s insane.

One memorable Valentine date comes to mind, though.

Since I prefer not to go out on the 14th, an ex insisted she’ll make it worth my while. Who could say no to such an irresistible offer? I said yes.

Raft3r came to pick her up after work. She gave directions as to where to go. As I parked the car, she said: “I’ll take you to a place you have never been to.”

I felt my knees weaken. Raft3r immediately made a mental note if he brought protection. I was good.

She took me by the hand and led me to a dark narrow alley. My heart was racing.

As we turned the corner, the surprise was waiting. She took me to a turo-turo (eatery).

Raft3r had kaldereta (beef stew). She had dinuguan (pork blood stew). The free soup was excellent. She paid for dinner.

Although the date did not actually fulfill any of my sexual fantasies, the ex definitely scored points for originality.

38 comments:

bestfriend said...

ever day is a valentine's day for all in love couples. even a simple phone call from overseas is already enough to make someone kilig..happy hearts day rafter

katherine said...

Ay, pareho tayo dyan. I'm not a fan of V Day, but I am a romantic person if I say so myself.

And yes, it's ridiculous to spend a thousand buckeroos over two dozens of blood red roses. Tsaka bakit ba mas mahal ang mga bulaklak pag Valentine's Day?

Raft3r said...

bestfriend, Asus. Speak for yourself. Hehe

katherine, Lahat mas mahal pag February 14. Hehe. Welcome to The Deadbeat Club!

Andy Briones said...

I've said this before and I'll say it again: Valentines sucks.

It sucks, it sucks, and it really sucks. It does, I'm serious.

There, I've said my piece. I feel better now, ehehehe.

For what's it's worth, happy Valentines, man!

Raft3r said...

andy briones, Not only does it suck, it blows. Hehe

Andy Briones said...

Oh yeah, Valentines blows — big time.

Yesterday was pure hell: the mall was invaded by lovebirds, restaurants were full, and the MRT was still crowded at 9pm. I'm pretty sure businessmen love Valentines, ehehe.

Raft3r said...

andy briones, Pera lang ang labanan. Hehe. Trapik din along Cuneta Ave. Hehe

Judayski said...

!WORD! on the silliness of valentine's day. and no, im not saying this just because i've been single for a millennium. it's just too overrated. tama ka.

i have to give props to your ex too. she knew what buttons to push to make raft3r happy. eh bat ex na sha ngayon? hehe.

len said...

Somebody invited my sister out. She said no. Ang corny raw kasi. hehehe

Anyways, V-day is reminder that love works. It may not work for some, but at least I'm assured that it's working for others. :p

Raft3r said...

judayski, One word: commitment. Hehe

len, You are right on target. Bull's eye, ika nga.

Wendy said...

It's fun to watch girls carrying bouquets of flowers everywhere during Valentine's Day. Personally though, mas gusto ko ang chocolates hehehe. Flowers are pretty to look at and all, but they're worthless after a day or two.

Raft3r said...

wendy, As worthless as the guys na nagbigay sa kanila? Hehe

ar-dee-see said...

What an awesome Valentine's Day!

Raft3r said...

ar-dee-see, Ya think? Hehe

hitokirihoshi_kawaii said...

naks... si rafter nag-eat in the point-point...excellent sa girl! dapat nag-try rin kayo ng mix-mix..

belated happy v-day!

Raft3r said...

hitokirihoshi_kawaii, As in halo-halo? Hehe

laieesha said...

kala ko pa naman, "happy ending".. hehehehe

belated happy vday to you too! =)

Raft3r said...

laieesha, Wala naman happy endings sa mga stories ko eh. Hehe

Wendy said...

Hahaha. Di naman siguro lahat. May effort naman yung iba, dumayo pa sa Dangwa.:D

The Scud said...

ayos na valentine memory un ah. mas ayos sana kung meron "dessert". nyahaha....

pixie27 said...

wow...sarap ng kinainan nyo ha sa turo turo...hehehhe...atleast nakatipid ka pa di ba hehehe

Raft3r said...

wendy, Naku. Isa ako dati sa mga dumadayo pa ng Dangwa. Hehe

the scud, Nyahaha. Gets kita. Hehe

pixie27, Tipid. Sya gumastos, eh. Hehe

prinsesamusang said...

oh wow that is one surprise LOL but let me ask, why did raft3r did not have a proper scheduled date with a lady love? hmmm... me and my man did not celebrate v-day too, but even if we were together i'm sure it won't be that big too since everyday is more important to us than commercialized holidays. and good boy for bringing protection! always ready huh?

Raft3r said...

prinsesamusang, Boy scout. Laging handa. Hehe

pete said...

papangalanan ko din ba ito gaya noong taga las pinas? hahaha

Raft3r said...

pete, One more at banned ka na dito sa The Deadbeat Club. Hehe

katherine said...

Off topic 'to. Inshort, wala tong connection sa My Funny Valentine post mo. You can delete this comment after reading. Hehe.

Sure, let's exchange links. I've been reading this blog for sometime, and I enjoy your posts. I find them amusing, funny and intelligent, just like Judie's blog. I'm her number one fan. Ssshh! Don't tell her that. Alam kong close kayo. Hahaha!

By the way, did you get to keep the Sarah Palin cardboard statue? Anu nga tawag dun? Haha!

Raft3r said...

katherine, Your secret's safe with me. Hehe. Pero selos ako, ha. Dapat mas fave mo ako kesa sa kanya. Nyahaha. Biro lang. Will link you, too. Thanks again!!!

liza said...

memorable nga at talagang kakaiba. kami ni hubs minsan lang nagdate hehe, mas ok na dito sa house with the kids, mas mura, no traffic at di maraming tao. :D

Raft3r said...

liza, One day I wanna experience that too. Hehe

Jella said...

I like your new background - my fave color, blue. (,") Interesting yung v-date mo before ah, kakaiba. Hmmm, ganun ka din kaya ka-original ang dating sa kanya? hehehe. Peace!

Raft3r said...

jella, You should ask her. Hehe

Marian Rivera on Chizmosa Lounge said...

looks like your just disappointed on what happend on your pass experience ..
kung may second chance kya, that happens the way you wanted? hmmm
(LOL)

Belated Happy Valentines!

vhincent

Anonymous said...

HAHA! sorry pero natawa talaga ako.
=)
-charlie

bena said...

wow! she's the champion for taking you there! and next time.. don't presume much.. LOL!

Raft3r said...

vhincent, Walang second chances. Period. Hehe

charlie, Don't be sorry. It was meant to be funny. Hehe

bena, Tama ka. Masamang umasa. Hehe

Venereal Disease Day said...

Straight from the kuripot's mouth, hehehe.

Nag-k-k-b ba kayo sa turo-turo?

Raft3r said...

venereal disease day, You didn't read my post naman eh. Hehe. It was her idea and she paid. Hehe