Friday, September 4, 2009

Working Class Hero

When I was kid, I originally wanted to be a detective.

On fourth grade and I became a teacher’s pet, I wanted to be an educator.

During my puberty years, I wanted to be a porn star.

In college, Raft3r took a double major course. That’s when tragedy struck.

I became clueless on what I wanted to do with my life. I did not know what direction to take with my professional career.

My folks wanted me to become a professional liar (i.e. a lawyer).

Raft3r somehow fell into working for foreign governments. It’s not a bad gig. In fact, the perks are awesome.

On Monday, both US and Canada celebrate their labor force.

Whatever job you have, be proud of it. Your job brings food money to the table.

45 comments:

laieesha said...

yay first to post!

totally! I'm very grateful for my job... Keeps a roof over my head and it pays the bills.. plus I'm happy at work.

When I was a kid, I wanted to be a flight stewardess.

After carefully watching a cashier at the mall, I wanted to be a cashier at SM.

When I met one of my nanny's sisters, I wanted to be a Japayuki.

I ended up with a degree in Electronics. I'm currently in the tourism industry. Funny how life works that way...

And a porn star???? Right on!! I think I had that dream too, but that was MUCH later than puberty (like a few years ago...)

Raft3r said...

laieesha, Nyahaha. Maybe we could star in a movie together. Hehe

Andy said...

Napapa-isip na nga ako mag resign. Pero mejo nakukunsensya na ko kasi pang ilang resign ko na to pag tinuloy ko. Naisip ko rin na malapit na ang Christmas. Major depressing naman pag walang pang shopping sa Pasko, hehe.

Raft3r said...

andy, Hwag muna mag-resign. Kasi sa Christmas party ng company na lilipat mo, panigurado ikaw ang sasayaw at bago ka. Hehe

Random Student said...

i doubt you knew what a porn star does at that age haha! seriously, kahit ano'ng job pa 'yan, tutoo, do well with it and you earn self-respect.

Raft3r said...

random student, Naku. Dyan ka nagkakamali. Nyahaha

gilbert said...

matanong ko lang, nasa US ka ba o nasa Pinas?

anyway, happy Labor Day Weekend sa mga Kano!!!

Raft3r said...

gilbert, I am everywhere!

hitokirihoshi_kawii said...

mabuhay si ka-raft3r! mabuhay ang manggagawang Pinoy!

sige na manlibre ka na, dami mong sinasabi total naman "you're working for foreign governments. It’s not a bad gig. In fact, the perks are awesome."

hehehe seryoso... tumpak ka na be proud kong nagbabanat ka ng buto.

Raft3r said...

hitokirihoshi_kawaii, Parang wrong spelling tayo ngayon ah. Hehe

taympers said...

korek! mahirap nang humanap ng trabaho ngayon, bakit aarte-arte pa di ba?

laieesha said...

movie together?? mag-ingat ka, baka makatanggap ka ng tawag isang araw para mag-audition muahahaha

Wendy said...

When you say perks of the job, I assume that includes the constant celebrity sightings. Ipirate mo ko please! Hahaha.

Raft3r said...

taympers, Tama yan. Mahitrap ang buhay. Welcome to The Deadbeat Club!

laieesha, Yehey. Na-excite naman ako don. Nyahaha

wendy, Hehe. Oo. One time nga sabay sabay dumating mga taartits ng Kapuso at Kapamilya, eh. Napag-alaman kung sino ang sikat. Hehe

atticus said...

raft3r, kailangan niyo ng photog? i-hire mo ako, please.

porn star? tsk. naalala ko na naman.

ASAN NA ANG PICTURE MO NA NAKED BABY? IYON ANG DAPAT AVATAR MO.

Raft3r said...

atticus, Ipadala ko na lang sya through email. Hehe

the donG said...

still a great job! as it allows you to travel as well.

Raft3r said...

the dong, Mabuhay ang mga manggagawa! Hehe

Judayski said...

isipin mo na lang if you know what you want in life e di ang boring na kasi whats there to search, to look out for? kaya tama yan. dont leave our club. yung mga araw araw gusto na iumpog ulo sa desk kasi nasusuya na sa current job pero di naman alam kung ano gustong alternative!!! /end rant

ako pala, in the meantime, pwedeng mag-line produce ng porn film nyo ni laieesha! yahoo!

Raft3r said...

judayski, May pera ka bang pang produce? Hehe

Judayski said...

pito-pito movies lang gagawin natin. will be shot using my cellphone camera!

Raft3r said...

judayski, Yes. Indie ang dating! Hehe

Fine Life Folk said...

Yeah, the Raft3r is anywhere... where there is a hotel.

Raft3r said...

fine life folk, Hehe. Tama ka dyan!

bestfriend said...

Happy Labour Day to us rafter!

Raft3r said...

bestfriend, May common denominator na tayo uli. Hehe

pete said...

ang sarap ng walang pasok!
yahoo!

Raft3r said...

pete, Amen.

Hi! I'm Grace said...

Happy Labor Day to you, too.
I don't have work yet... will be looking for work once we get settled to move in Florida the end of this month. :)

Raft3r said...

hi! i'm grace, Florida's nice. Libre moko pag may work kana. Hehe

eden said...

i definitely agree with you.

I work 24 hrs a day and i love it..hehehe

Raft3r said...

eden, Hehe. Mabuhay ang mga may trabaho!

Carol said...

ako din clueless, till now. even after college. hehe. pero i have a job and i'm enjoying it so far. i still have plenty of options and while i'm still undecided, kayod muna. :D

wala ka malilink sakin. add na lang kita sa facebook! hehe :D

Raft3r said...

carol, Yehey! Facebook!

len said...

Dito sa 'Pinas, we really have to love our work. Kasi pag nawalan ka ng trabaho, baka 10 years kang maghahanap ulit ng panibagong trabaho. :p

Raft3r said...

len, Grabe. Totoo yan. Sad but true. Hay.

wait said...

if you like your job,
you will never get bored...
if you love your job,
you will never get tired of it.

Raft3r said...

wait, Totoo kaya ito? Hehe

mitzi said...

i think there's truth in what wait said.. unfortunately, i think i've yet to find that kind of job for me...and it's not that easy to search, coz if you want to shift careers, it's not like you can easily 'try out' a career you want to try shifting to... for people like me, it's just about being thankful for even having a job :D ... still hoping tho to find that, "one true job!", so to speak :D hehehe

Raft3r said...

mitzi, We are all in the same boat. =)

wait said...

do what you love to do and get paid for it...

Mish said...

parang sana nde mo na binura ang food sa entry na ito... pakisama na rin ang pamasahe... hehehe...

Raft3r said...

wait, Laging may love ang comments mo. Full of love ka, no? Hehe

mish, Mas importante daw ang pera kesa pagkain. Hehe

wait said...

haha pansin mo : )

Raft3r said...

wait, Maigi yan. Kunwari lovable ka. Hehe