Saturday, March 28, 2009

Insane In The Membrane

Here’s a tip for those who want to graduate with honors.

Do what Raft3r did. Pretend you’re extremely sick.

Backtrack to 1997. My class had one of those out of town class sessions.

During one of those bore me to death activities, Raft3r decided to create a scene. With my best friend as my accomplice, I decided to showcase my award winning thespian skills.

Everyone was required to share a secret with the group.

With tears in my eyes, I told them I had leukemia. 

Everyone was shocked. 

What was even more amazing was the fact I started sobbing uncontrollably.

It was so surreal. I even believed I was terminally ill.

Boy, did I get a lot of hugs and prayers that day.

Most importantly, the whole incident earned me an A+ for that college course.

Ain't life sweet?

45 comments:

Ganns said...

You are out of your mind!!!

Raft3r said...

ganns, The plot thickens. But that's for another post. Hehe

Andy Briones said...

Oh my god.... o_O

Raft3r said...

andy briones, Sabi ko sanyo magaling akong umarte eh. Hehe

bena said...

Hahahaha! Mannn! you're one best actor ha and you did get the credit you deserve for that show! Winner ka! Hahaha!

Raft3r said...

bena, Ehem. Salamat!

Wendy said...

Loko ka talaga. Nadiscover ba ng classmates mo na nanggoodtime ka lang?

Wendy said...

Loko ka talaga. Nadiscover ba ng classmates mo na nanggoodtime ka lang?

Raft3r said...

wendy, Naku. After that out of town session nag-retreat kami at kasama ako sa petition sa prayers for the faithful. Hehe. Will blog about it more soon. Abangan. Nyahaha

Liza said...

Grabe naman ang gimik mo! Kakatakot, hehe.

Raft3r said...

liza, I was bored. Yun lang yon. Hehe

bestfriend said...

bestfriend ano pa ba ang mga kaya mong gawin? weird...so next time pag may sasabihin ka itatanong ko na kung arte lang or totoo na

Raft3r said...

bestfriend, Magaling din ako mag newscast. You've seen the evidence, right? Taob si Mike Enriquez. Nyahaha

brainteaser said...

Ka.lo.ka!

Hehehehehe. Nice one, pareko. Sayang, di namin na-witness acting mo!

A+, huh?

Raft3r said...

brainteaser, Hehe. Grabeng experience talaga yon. Hehe

bisaja said...

Kaloka ka talaga, Dens!

Raft3r said...

bisaja, Makes life more interesting. Diba? Hehe

len said...

I demand a reenactment! hehe

Grabe ka pala ma-bored, ang trip mo nagiging overboard. nyahaha

Raft3r said...

len, And you like to rhyme. Hehe

J said...

fictionalized account ng buhay escuela ano?
give-away yung thespian skills. hehe.

Raft3r said...

j, Teka. Tawagan ko mga classmates ko to confirm. Hehe

prinsesamusang said...

ibang klase ka talaga. di mo ba naisip ang repercussions nun? eh kung narinig ka ng diyos? LOL

Raft3r said...

prinsesamusang, Joke lang naman. Mukhang alam din nya na biro lang lahat. Hehe

the donG said...

"It was so surreal. I even believed I was terminally ill.">>> pwede ka palang artista. i like the idea of receiving lots of hugs for that. hehehe....

Andy Briones said...

Walang sinabi si Angel Locsin sa acting skills mo. Pang Star Struck: The Next Highest Level na ito. Patay-patay tayo jan. :p

The Scud said...

haha. pwede ka sa survivor philippines. mag audition ka na!

Raft3r said...

the dong, Sobra ito. Di ko alam na aabot kami sa praying meetings for my alleged illness. Hehe. I eventually told them before graduation, medyo ok na yun leukemia. Thanks to their prayers. They bought it. Hehe

andy briones, Yes. Rainier Castillo ire. Nyahaha

the scud, Starstruck ang gusto ko. Hehe

vhincent said...

wow hanep sa gimmick! sa work b pede gawin yan para magkaron ng increase?! hahaha

siguro ng malamang ng prof mo na gimmick lang lahat gusto n nya bawiin grade mo? lol

Raft3r said...

vhincent, Guest prof na lang sya. Kaya wala ng bawian. Saka ngayon lang ako umamin, eh. '97 pa yun. Hehe

hitokirihoshi_kawaii said...

in fairness ... nai-imagine kong magaling kang actor at talagang na-internalize mong maigi ang iyong dialogue... in short in character ito. hahaha

eh kumusta naman nung matapos yun? buti walang nag-donate sa iyo ng tone-toneladang dugo? heheh

Raft3r said...

hitokirihoshi_kawaii, Wala. Puro pray overs lang. Hehe

pete said...

hahaha. kwinento mo na rin pala ito. lakas talaga ng loob mo.

Raft3r said...

pete, Nyahaha. Matapang talaga ako. Saka wala na akong maikwento, eh. Hehe

mitzi said...

Grabe!!! lakas ng loob mo to 'act' such a part, and you had to keep it up until before graduation and still didn't tell them the truth then...Lam ba ni sheila ito? :p

Raft3r said...

mitzi, Hindi nya alam. Di naman kami college classmates, eh. Don't get me wrong. Felt really bad about it. Kaso mas madaming magagalit sakin kung umamin ako agad. Hehe

Nino S. said...

As promised, I've just read your blog posts. This most recent one on "Insane In The Membrane" is poignant, but I know it'll turn out funny in the end just like majority of the other posts. Short text style is like a gravity that effectively pulls one's pair of eyes towards your blog (unlike mine which is almost always like a boring novel, worse... politically-inclined). Lighthearted. A creative writer/blogger. Very passionate as well - 10 blog posts per month! Woh! Sabagay, maiiksi, so you can really manage. Hehehe! Keep it up! More! More! More! Thanks for sharing. I'll certainly drop by again.

Raft3r said...

nino s, Wow! Critic ang dating, ah! Mabisita nga yun iyo. Hehe

tina said...

wow! you did that?? hehe. fun. fun.

A+ for creativity.

Raft3r said...

tina, Yes. I'm proud of it pa. Hehe

caryn said...

what? wahahaha! that was one good ploy! ;-)

Raft3r said...

caryn, Nyahaha. Brilliant, right?

Curbside Puppet said...

when i was a high school junior, a classmate joked that she had brain cancer, stage 3.

i was so worried that i was praying for her. the time i knew that it was all a joke (a month after?), i think i started to not talk to her. nainis na ko. hehehe.

Raft3r said...

curbside puppet, You wouldn't do that to me diba? Hehe

abie said...

cra ulo ka pala talaga noon pa lang...hehehe

Raft3r said...

abie, Apir! Hehe. Sensya na. Adik lang. Nyahaha