Friday, October 30, 2009

Seven Whole Days

As I watched two middle-age men battle it out in the tennis court, a friend saw U2 in concert.

While I tried to figure out what toys to buy my nieces, an acquaintance contemplated on how to become a better citizen of our great Nation.

As I hurriedly posted a new entry in The Deadbeat Club, a fellow blogger purchased his own domain.

While hanging out with friends in Macau, a grade school batch mate was roaming around New York with his buddies.

As I unravel the “on again/off again” status of my present relationship, a neighbor is busy preparing for her December wedding.

This was how Raft3r spent the past seven (7) days. The comparisons were based on the numerous shout-outs plastered all over Facebook.

Suddenly, my life seemed so insignificant.

I may be the star(let) of my own show. Though many others have far more interesting plots and intriguing twists than I can offer.

I better shake off this feeling. Self-loathing doesn’t suit Raft3r.

46 comments:

ganns said...

FIRST!

You may not feel it, bro, but you are significant to so many others. And come on, no one remembers the typical day-to-day anyway; this much is universal.

Raft3r said...

ganns, Hehe. Thanks, man!

The Scud said...

akala mo lang insignificant ka pero hindi. tingnan mo madami magcocomment sa post mo na ito. hehe.

kamusta naman ang tennis match? worth it?

Jerick (the former Curbside Puppet) said...

defending you kuya, i think it is healthy that you get those feelings. it will be a whole different story if we dwell on those feelings and justify it for our sulking and sucking up.

and how about my egg tart?

Raft3r said...

the scud, Not even worth blogging about. Nyahaha

jerick, They have been shipped to your residence. Plural pa ginamit ko, ha. Hehe

Random Student said...

high and yet still dry? compare mo na lang yourself with the victims of Ondoy without exploiting the tragedy. but, hey, sometimes the icky feeling is just a redirection order for you to take. creepy pero look within and you'll know how to make sense of your own week. press further rewind maybe?

Liz said...

Feeling mo lang yun, haha. Tama si ganns. :)

Cheer up bro!

Raft3r said...

random student, I was supposed to name this post "Erase/Rewind." Mas fitting sana, ano?

liz, Hehe. I'm all cheered up na. Nagpapaawa lang. Kuno. Nyahaha

RaYe said...

do we have to compare our present status to others so as to know whether we are heading somewhere with our life?

Comparison God said...

Why do you not it anyway appreciate what you have?

Raft3r said...

raYe, Wala kasi akong maisulat eh. Hehe

comparison god, I compare to better appreciate you. Hehe

Comparison God's editor said...

Why do you not appreciate what you have in your hands? Itaas ang EQ.

Raft3r said...

comparison god's editor, I have nothing in my hands now - except for the mouse.

prinsesamusang said...

are you on drugs? LOL so what if they are doing all those things? the most important thing is what you are doing and if you are happy. so what if it compares 'insignificant' to theirs? why are you even comparing? c'mon my boy, you are better than this.

Raft3r said...

prinsesamusang, Yan naman ang gusto ko sayo eh. But I am human. I am allowed to feel this way sometimes. Right? Hehe

prinsesamusang said...

are you on drugs? LOL so what if they are doing all those things? the most important thing is what you are doing and if you are happy. so what if it compares 'insignificant' to theirs? why are you even comparing? c'mon my boy, you are better than this.

and i also want an egg tart.

Raft3r said...

prinsesamusang, Coming right up! Hehe

prinsesamusang said...

yeah, yeah. however, you are right. it does not suit you. LOL.

prinsesamusang said...

that tart better come or else. LOL

Raft3r said...

prinsesamusang, Natakot ako don ah! Hehe. Yes, ma'am. Paparating na dyan sanyo. Hehe

Judayski said...

ang aga ng midlife crisis mo a =)

Raft3r said...

judayski, Kasalanan ng facebook ire. Hehe

gillboard said...

iadd mo na lang ako sa facebook.... you'll feel better... mga status update ko puros kawalang kwentahan sa buhay ko... hehehe

Random Student said...

to raft3r's fans who were worried for their idol's self-loathing online, ok lang that he sometimes become emo, not that uso 'yun pero we also sometimes find the need to just be honest. eh nagkataon honest sya at the moment na hawak n'ya 'yung mouse. p'de naman sanang nasa kubeta s'ya pero ayun na. And erase/rewind for the title? Sums up the feeling pretty well...

wait said...

Emo?
That's not Raft3r!
I know he's a Cool Person! :D

wait said...

but its ok by the way... ilabas mo yan haha its healthy! : )

Wendy said...

Sometimes I feel that way too! Kaya it's not really advisable to compare your life to the more fabulous lives of others. You'd end up with low self-esteem, that's for sure! Hey, I bet when you were in Macau watching the tennis match between Andre and Pete, I was eating tsitsirya and watching Wowowee. Now I have to end my own life. Hahaha

Raft3r said...

gillboard, Nyahaha. Sige, add kita.

random student, Oo. Favorite song ko pa yon!

wait, Yan gusto ko sayo eh. Bolero! Hehe

wendy, Nyahaha. Hwag naman. But that's something to blog about. Don't you think? Hehe

atticus said...

raft3r, umayos ka. :)

may phase lang na akala mo mas exciting ang araw ng iba. pero may araw na mas may adventure ka.

sabi nga ni erap, weder weder lang iyan.

cheer up, ading!

Raft3r said...

atticus, Ilokano ka ba?

Comparison God said...

Existential question yon, pilosopo. O sagutin mo na uli ang tanong.

the donG said...

I may be the star(let) of my own show. Though many others have far more interesting plots and intriguing twists than I can offer.
>>> nike will say "just do it!" and i agree with scud here!

Raft3r said...

comparison god, Di ka naman galit. Ano? Hehe

the dong, Just do it! Pahiram na ng motto ng Nike. Hehe

Andy said...

Emo mode? Pareho tayo. Prozac katapat niyan. Either that, or DQ (aka sinful ice cream). Ehehe.

Raft3r said...

andy, Nyahaha. Ano ba mas mura? Hehe

eden said...

hmmm occupied pala kayo for the seven whole days :0

and woi, dont compare yourself to others kasi everyone is different di ba?

happy halloween !

Raft3r said...

eden, Oo nga. I keep forgetting that. Hehe

hitokirihoshi_kawii said...

babasa -basa ng status ng iba, tas malulungkot. sos, nakikibasa ka na nga lang, rereklamo ka pa. boooh

hehehe... ganun talaga alangan naman wala silang gawin at alangan naman na puro kaseryosohan gawin mo.

gawin mo kung ano gusto mo at magpapasaya sa iyo. walang problema dun as long as wah ka post ng post ng status na wala naman kaabog-abog. di ba? hehehe
so far naman eh, masasaya naman ang status mo george este carlisle este raft3r

RaYe said...

jaja.. so the time you wrote this blog, emo ka? ehehe

mga status ba sa fb ang dahilan? hehehe..

Raft3r said...

hitokirihoshi_kawaii, Nyahaha. Di mo man lang masabi ng tama pangalan ni raft3r. Hmp! Hehe

raYe, Facebook sucks! Nyahaha

atticus said...

yep. certified blue-blooded genuine ilocana. itanong mo pa sa mga kaibigan kong di ever nakatikim ng libre pero busog sa sermon kung bakit dapat matipid ang tao. haha!

Raft3r said...

atticus, Nyahaha. May naka-on kong taga-Ilocos. Ang olive you laging Ilokano. Sweet diba? Hehe

len said...

This just goes to prove that each of us has something uniquely going on in our lives. So stop comparing because there will always be someone whose life will be more exciting and more blissful or more monotonous and more restricted than yours. :p

Raft3r said...

len, Ayoko. Gusto ko ako lang. Nyahaha

mitzi said...

Nice how you were able to put all those together :) just the activities though, I don't meant to include the part where you concluded you're insignificant compared to others, because you definitely aren't. just look at how many comments you always get in your posts =) In terms of the activities, kanya kanyang significance of events naman yun, your 'statuses' seem as interesting as the others... =)

Raft3r said...

mitzi, Nyahaha. Sige na nga. Hehe