Monday, September 14, 2009

Four Weddings And A Funeral

Wait.

Lemme rephrase that.

The title should read Four Funerals And A Wedding.

Yes, you read that right.

For the past thirty days, Raft3r has been to enough funerals to last a lifetime.

Death is not funny. In fact, it alienates people.

For the past weeks, I have witnessed four friends mourn over the death of their loved ones. It is not a lovely sight.

Imagine retelling the story of how one of your parents passed away to every visitor. The agony is unimaginable.

By the end of the month, Raft3r is invited to a wedding. I don’t like weddings. These days, getting married is like suicide.

The death total - by then - would be five.

37 comments:

atticus said...

hay. kagagaling ko sa ganyan two weeks ago. dalawa sa kaibigan ko ang namatayan. ang isa, kapatid. ang isa, tatay.

at as usual, the social idiot me didn't know what to say so i just showed up and said nothing.

Random Student said...

mukhang career mo na ang pagiging event guest. Ako, binyagan at isang kid's birthday naman sabay in one day this weekend. siguro parang blog-hopping din 'yan, you get to experiences a different sensation every event.

Raft3r said...

atticus, Nyahaha. Pareho tayo! Hehe

random student, That's a better way of looking at things. Hehe

Ganns said...

LOL

That's funny, Raft3r.

I beg to differ, though.

After I got married, it's like I only really began to live.

I love my life with my wife.

tina said...

Death is a sad thing for the ones left behind.

The Scud said...

handa ka na ba sa garter-getting contest? :D

Raft3r said...

ganns, Tagal ka ng kasal. Yun present times ibig kong sabihin. Lusot? Hehe

tina, Sad but true.

the scud, Without even trying ako ang laging nakakakuha non. Hehe

Fine Life Folk said...

Sign kaya 'yan of something like seeing others losing their loved ones will make you appreciate going steady with a lady soon? HAHA invite mo kami sa wedding mo!

wait said...

kelan kaya ang wedding ni Raft3r?

Raft3r said...

fine life folk, Malapit na!

wait, Kung baga sa sine next attraction na!

RaYe said...

uso ata ang death ngayon..

sa village nung ka-OJT ko, sunod-sunod ang death toll..

tapos halos sunud-sunod din friends ko ang na-engage..

tama, marriage is slow death. :D

Raft3r said...

raYe, Hi five tayo dyan!

Wendy said...

Hehe, napakacynical mo talaga when it comes to marriage. But I admire you for being decisive about what you think isn't for you even if marriage is still viewed as a positive thing these days. Even I have to admit that I want to remain single forever only when I'm thinking logically. Haha.

Judayski said...

naks, ang witty ng punchline.

every year, many people die, much more if there's a tragedy pero kakaiba talaga lately ano? parang mga domino pieces, sunod sunod tlaga.

touched naman ako pupunta ka sa wedding ko. chozzz.

Beth said...

I like Random Student's view on this! Pero sobra naman, four funerals in one month?!

And about the wedding, you'll gonna eat your words! :)

Raft3r said...

wendy, Hehe. Logical ba?

judayski, You're welcome. Nyahaha

beth, Naku. Paborito ko yan. Kumain ng sinabi ko. Hehe

len said...

There's something about death that will make me cringe. I just know how it feels to lose someone who means the whole world to you in death.

I'm so untried as far as marriage is concerned so I won't dare comment. hehe

Raft3r said...

len, Very few are comfortable with the idea of dying.

pete said...

walang may birthday?

Raft3r said...

pete, Yes. Patay malisya yun isa dyan. Hehe

gilbert said...

pag kinasal ako, di kita sasabihan.. mukhang di ka wedding person.. hehehe

but seriously, condolence to the family of those who have departed.

Raft3r said...

gilbert, Nyahaha. Oo. Hehe

pete said...

May balita na ba kay manager?

Raft3r said...

pete, Oo. May pera na tayo! Gimik na!

hitokirihoshi_kawaii said...

wala akong masabi doon sa four funerals,sad e saka magkwento rin ako ng paulit-ulit.

doon na lang sa wedding - i don't know pero minsan naiisip ko parang nakakabato ang makasama ang isang tao s isang bahay ng mahabang panahon. Puwde bang pag nag-asawa magkahiwalay ng kuwarto, CR, at lakad? text-text na lang pag manlilibre. wahhh feeling ko may point na magiging unfaithful ako... wahh wag naman

Random Student said...

naku beth wrong grammar pala ako sa post ko haha sa pagmamadaling mag comment. anyway, tutoo yun, iba't-ibang sensasyon ang mga events like blogs. tong site ni raft3r sosyal mga posts so feeling mo sosyal ka rin. yung ke jepoy, kababuyan so ansarap magpagulong gulong. ung ke mulong, puro pantasya kaya medyo lulutang ka tapos malalaglag. yung ke roanne, mapangarap kaya naman mangangarap ka rin etc etc

Raft3r said...

hitokirihoshi_kawaii, Nyahaha. Unfaithful!

random student, Hehe. Sosyal ka dyan. Jologs nga si Raft3r, eh.

eden said...

last month 2 of my relatives died and yesterday got a call from Pi that my father's first degree cousin died..

I agree with you, yan din ang tawag namin pag may magpapakasal..heheeh

Raft3r said...

eden, Bakit kaya ang daming namamatay ngayon?

Andy said...

Same here. Dami rin akong kilala na namatay. Weird nga; sunod-sunod. Si Bonsai kaya kelan? Biro lang, heheh.

Raft3r said...

andy, Diba matagal mamatay ang masamang damo? Hehe

Liz said...

Kakalungkot naman yan 4 agad.

Pero hinitay ko talagang makarating ako sa punchline, hahaha. Sani ko na nga ba me huling hirit pa eh. Hahaha

Raft3r said...

liz, You know me. Hehe

bestfriend said...

mas ok na ang wedding kesa naman sa funeral...and celebration of love ang wedding...kaw kasi takot sa commitment kaya suicide ang dating sayo :-)...happy holiday bestfriend buti pa kayo walang pasok sa monday

Raft3r said...

bestfriend, Wala nga kaming pasok sa Lunes. Tambak naman kami sa Martes. Hay. Hehe

janice suarez said...

gosh. you could write denoy! i'm impressed.

Raft3r said...

janice suarez, Nyahaha. Salamat! How's NY?