Sunday, February 1, 2009

Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want

Everyone has a collection of some sort, right?

Raft3r’s mom collects refrigerator magnets. My best buddy collects action figures. A dear aunt has a wide array of capo-di-monte. My two cute as a button nieces have a roomful of Crocs.

Some collections are a little bit on the strange side.

The brother of an officemate used to have a wall collection of his booger. I guess Chloe Sullivan’s Wall of Weird has finally met its match.

Raft3r, meanwhile, has a vast collection of DVDs and CDs.

It’s a virtual who’s who in the entertainment business. 

Back in the day, I had cassette and VHS tapes.

Name it, I probably have it. Probably is the operative term.

Risky Business was the first DVD I ever bought. That was Tom Cruise prior to all the coach jumping and Scientology fiasco.

Appropriately, janet. was Raft3r’s first CD. She’s HOT.

It’s an addiction, I must confess.

It has become such a huge collection that if we compute the total amount spent on these items I would probably be on my way to a wealthy retirement.

That’s the beauty of any collection. Money always takes a back seat.

Raft3r used to have a book collection, as well. They are now neatly stashed away in the attic. My brain simply refuses to exercise.

Post script: As of last count, Raft3r has 618 DVDs and 494 CDs.

31 comments:

Andy Briones said...

I also have Janet Jackson's janet, but only in cassette tape. And I have Velvet Rope and Design of a Decade 1986/1996 in CD.

Don't ask why I have these because I really don't know why, ehehe.

len said...

That's a lot, Raft3r. You're right, when you're really into something money takes a back seat. Money can't buy fulfillment and the happiness you got from it, anyway. :p

Wendy said...

Great title. I love that song. Pang alarm ko nga yan tuwing umaga.

How do you keep count of your dvds and cds? May list ka? I have lots of books pero di ko bilang. Yung shelves lang ang bilang ko. Hehehe.

Raft3r said...

andy briones, That's because she's HOT.

len, Money buys fulfillment. I can attest to that. Nyahaha

wendy, The Smiths are awesome!!!

The Scud said...

huwow! umabot nga sa libo mga discs mo. napanood mo na ba lahat yan?

Raft3r said...

the scud, May mga nakaplastic pa hanggang ngayon. Hehe

the donG said...

talagang nandyan pa rin si janet jackson. super fan ka talaga.

nakapagcollect din ako ng casette kaya lang hindi ko na alam yung mga kondisyon nun. nasa probinsya kasi.

ako nagcocollect din ako dati ng comics, nba cards at stamps. hindi na ngayon.

Raft3r said...

the dong, Mga comics meron din ako nyan noong bata. Nagpaparenta pa nga ako dati, eh. Hehe

Andy Briones said...

Sobra ka naman, pati comics pinapa-renta mo. Joke, ehehehe.

I remember when I was a kid our nanny used to buy Tagalog comics. Yun ang astig! We used to read them whenever she's done with them.

Do they still sell those? I mean, Tagalog comics?

Raft3r said...

andy briones, Patay na yata ang pinoy komiks eh. Pero paborito ko rin dati yun Funny Comics. Hehe

bena said...

booger?.. ewwwww!! LOL! i used to collect stamps and stationaries way back highschool and lost all those when I hit college.. too bad.. more dvd's for you raft3r!

Raft3r said...

bena, Kahit ano pa ang collection may sentimental value pa rin. Hehe

Stephanie said...

Hey Raft3r I'm back!!!! sorry I am just soooo busy.3 months to go...Anyway, collecting stuff is okay, for me it's like therapy. I have tons of snoopy items in my room and in our shelves, everywhere. It seems that there's a six yr old living in the house when in fact it's just me.Don't forget to attend on my big day okay? magtatampo ako pag di ka pumunta!

liza said...

Uy ang dami nga, just shows how much you love her, hehe. ako naman i collect stirrers :)

bestfriend said...

meron ka rin bang collections ng mga lumang cartoons---astro boy, mecanda robot, etc...pahiram naman

laieesha said...

ako naman, i collect foreign money... lots of coins, a few bills, and my newly completed 50 State Quarters... *geek*

i used to collect dvds with my ex-boyfriend. sadly, when we broke up, we had to "divide the assets". i didn't cry when he moved out, i cried when we were figuring out which dvd would go to who. i didn't want to let them go, but i had to... so there it was... now i only have about 150 dvds (not including my current boyfriend's collection) and about 50 CDs (the rest are in storage)

I used to have the Design of a Decade album by Janet, but someone borrowed it and I never saw it again. I also have "janet"... that album is awesome!

Raft3r said...

stephanie, Welcome back! Hehe

liza, Stirrers. Cool!

bestfriend, May super laki akong Daimos! Hehe

laieesha, Conjugal property pala yan. Ouch!

pete said...

ang gastos mo!

hitokirihoshi_kawaii said...

hmmm makaka-relate ako diyan lalo na dati.... because ex anime convict me...nag-iipon ako ng pera para mkabili ng anime cards, stickers and kung anu-anong anik.

and nagla-library ako para lang din ng anime... pero you know, once na ma-wala yun dun mo mapi-feel na... oh oh tindi pala nung nagastos ko. hahaha... pero okay lang that's life and happiness isang point ng buhay natin.

Raft3r said...

pete, Oo na. Hehe

hitokirihoshi_kawaii, Isang kampay sa mga adik na kagaya natin. Hehe

leafLet said...

I used to collect piggy stuff from figurine to stuff toys and yeah even pencil sharpener, they're cute! Congratulations on your 1st year anniversary, keep writing more.

Raft3r said...

leaflet, Sarap mag collect ano. Salamat sa bati!

Judayski said...

as long as it makes you happy...go for it! i understand that level of satisfaction, kilig and related what have you's everytime you add something to your collection.

virgin megastore (?) trip later in the yearm, eh?

Raft3r said...

judayski, Nah. Sa Walmart mura ang DVDs. Hehe

kwentongkengkay.com said...

aba, makikipagEB ako sa yo para mawala na sa attic yung mga books mo at makarating sila sa alemanya, hahaha

ako books lang talaga. pero wala na rin sila kasi binenta ko na sa ebay e

Raft3r said...

kengkay, Grabe. Negosyante ka talaga. Hehe

kwentongkengkay.com said...

gising ka pa o gising ka na? hehehe

mabenta ang english books sa ebay e. hahaha

Coriander Dreams said...

Addiction!!

Or, maybe really just a weakness.. Hehe! I used to write all the titles of all my books in High School and then lend them for a fee. :D

What is your most prized DVD?? (okay, next to your Janet one!)

Raft3r said...

kengkay, Lahat naman mabenta sa ebay eh. Hehe

coriander dreams, Naku. Madami. Hehe. Mga David Fincher films ko siguro.

pete said...

yes, special mention pala ako dito. hehe

Raft3r said...

pete, Huh? Talaga? Hehe