Monday, November 9, 2009

Son Of A Gun

The three (3) hour flight to Macau was excruciating.

Thanks to an infant boy and his mother, everyone on board Flight 5J 362 was in for a treat.

Not only did Madonna and child delay our take off for more than half an hour, baby boy cried and screamed at the top of his lungs for the entire duration of the flight.

It was like being trapped in baby hell. As fate would have it, Raft3r was seated next to the crying rugrat.

The devil baby was like the Energizer bunny. He just won’t quit. Not once did he stop crying.

When we touched down, I immediately took my bag and headed to Immigration. A couple of minutes later, Raft3r heard the familiar cry. The kid was just behind me and still howling.

He just wouldn't let up. You got to admire the kid for his persistence, though.

Post script: Son Of A Gun samples Carly Simon’s You’re So Vain. It is the last single from All For You which sold more than seven (7) million copies worldwide.

61 comments:

Farrah said...

i can't stand it when my baby niece cries for more than 5 minutes - what more for a baby to cry for more than an hour?!?!
son of a gun! that was really hell! :)

Raft3r said...

farrah, 3 hours. Imagine that. Hehe

atticus said...

Sana nagpalipat ka ng upuan. O kaya pinainom mo ng red wine iyong bata. Solb kayong lahat. Hahaha! Ang dami ko nang experience na ganyan. Ang sakit sa tenga, grabe.

Raft3r said...

atticus, Wala red wine sa Cebu Pacific. Budget airline, eh. Nyahaha

Wendy said...

I think it's a sign. Wag kang mag-anak. Haha, joke! OR maybe not...hehe.

Raft3r said...

wendy, Nyahaha. Di naman siguro yan ang ibig sabihin non. Hehe

Father of Child said...

Ano ba kasi kinuha mo sa bata?

Raft3r said...

father of child, Yun nanay nya. Hehe

sakura said...

it's a sign nga yun! hehe!

Raft3r said...

sakura, Sign ng apocalypse? Hehe

The Scud said...

it amazes me that infants can cry for hours. di nauubusan ng luha. at di nagkaka-sore throat.

btw, baka fan yun ng jonas brothers. nyahaha...

Raft3r said...

the scud, Nyahaha. Malamang. Naiyak sya sa gupit ko. Hehe

wait said...

Whats the name of the devil baby? Hehe

gillboard said...

Just find it amazing you could find a Janet Jackson song for your little misadventures...

haha, hirap mag-inggles!!!

Raft3r said...

wait, Damien. Nyahaha

gillboard, Hehe. Sinabi mo pa. Nosebleed kaya ako araw2x. Nyahaha

len said...

Why is he crying?

Baka naman binelatan mo o inagawan ng PSP? hehe

Raft3r said...

len, Ewan ko ba don! Hehe

len said...

hindi naman kaya meron konting exaggeration sa post mo? peace! hehe

Raft3r said...

len, Nyahaha. May flight number akong binigay. Ask all the other passengers. Hehe

wait said...

just three words'
cute little baby

Raft3r said...

wait, Just three words - one big nightmare.

len said...

Grabe naman kasi, ngayon lang ako naka-encounter ng ganyang bata. Buti na lang hindi ganyan mga pamangkin ko. :p

Random Student said...

maybe the smell of independence set him off. the proximity is a dead giveaway.

Raft3r said...

len, Kids are evil. Hehe

random student, Tears of joy yon? Hehe

Jerick (the former Curbside Puppet) said...

practice safe sex daw kuya. hahaha!

Raft3r said...

jerick, Tama yan! Hehe

len said...

Raft3r, huwag naman. Despite their tantrums, kids are so adorable. :p

Raft3r said...

len, Raft3r is evil. Hehe

len said...

Rafter, di rin naman. Mahilig ka ngayon sa sweeping statements ah. hehe

Raft3r said...

len, Dyan ako magaling eh. Nyahaha

ikou asia 行こうアジア said...

Me and my friends who were all single at a time would really let our disgruntled feelings and annoyance show to parents of monster kids on the plane. Im lucky with my eldest who enjoyed travel by plane and trains so much. But maybe its karma my daughter can scream for the duration of a 4-hour flight non- stop. That's why we don't intent to go on a trip for more than 4 hours.Scary!

hitokirihoshi_kawaii said...

hmmm "excruciating"... Edward Cullen is that you?

hahaha ako rin e, iritable pag "pumapalahaw" ang birit ng mga bata. pero depende yan sa bata. may bata kasi bumubwelo muna saka hihiyaw este iiyak. may bata naman maka-iyak lang hahaha

pero ang mga bata ka-cute-an pampaganda ng araw. wahh miss ko na mga pamangkin ko sa mga kuya ko.wahooo

Raft3r said...

ikou asia, Nyahaha. Karma nga. Hehe

hitokirihoshi_kawaii, Iba ang birit ng batang yon. Parang nasaniban. All out, eh. Bigay na bigay. Hehe

wait said...

its a sign.
magkaroon ka na daw ng anak.
: D

Raft3r said...

wait, Madami na akong panganay. Nyahaha

Bernadette Anne said...

Spoken like a man who has not had kids! Having nieces and nephews are nowhere near! I was like you before I had mine. And then I had mine and all my sympathies go out to the child first and then the mother.

How young was the child? You do know that the change in pressure can cause pain to the ears (eardrums) of a child because they are very sensitive? Especially if a child has a cold, forget it! An airplane ride is a trip to hell and he/she will put the rest of passengers through a hellish ride=)

Once you have your little one, you will be more understanding:-)

Raft3r said...

bernadette anne, Bakit? Understanding naman ako, ah! Hehe

hitokirihoshi_kawaii said...

wahhh napagalitan! bleeehhh

Raft3r said...

hitokirihoshi_kawaii, Nang-intriga pa! Sige. Idiin mo pa! Hehe

prinsesamusang said...

biological clock issue ba ito? LOL ako hindi ko natitiis yang ganiyan alam mo naman ako LOL baka sinedate ko na yun kung ako ang katabi.

Bernadette Anne said...

Hindi ko sinabi na hindi ka understanding, hahaha! Sabi ko lang mas matitiis mo mga ganyan pag nangyari na sayo. Normal reaction lang yan on your part. I have seen some people who actually go to the parents and ask if they can stop their child from crying!

Wag kang mag-alala. Pagpunta mo dito, hindi batang umaatungal ang kaiinisan mo sa eroplano...amoy ng ibang pasahero at kanilang pag gamit ng toilet. Word of advice: use the toilet before you board the airplane! :-)

Raft3r said...

prinsesamusang, Nyahaha. Wala naman akong biological clock, eh. Hehe

bernadette anne, Naku. I will keep that in mind. Hehe. Madalas pa namna akong mag-cr. Hehe

Mother of Child said...

That is so not true.

Raft3r said...

mother of child, Masamang mag-deny.

wait said...

isa pang panganay hehe

Raft3r said...

wait, Patay2x tayo nito sa Pasko. Hehe

Liz said...

Naalala ko tuloy nung magpunta kami ng Boracay. Kasama namin lahat ng kids pati niece and nephew ko. My niece was about 1 year old. Naku mistake talaga, iyak lang ng iayak the whole flight. Sobrang nakakahiya sa ibang passengers. Mula nun di na kami nagsasama ng babies, hahaha.

PUSANG-gala said...

wow---what are you doing in Macao? I experienced that crying baby thing during our flight from Bohol to Manila a few weeks back and it sure is not fun at all, more so if you are near the baby. poor raf3r. hehe. nways. just make the most out of your stay in Macao okay. hehe

Raft3r said...

liz, Noong bata naman daw ako napalabas kami ni ermats sa simbahan. Dahil panay ang iyak ko. Hehe

pusang-gala, Nanood kami ng tennis! Agassi v. Sampras!

eden said...

i think the boy has behavioral problems. the mum at least take something like a personal dvd player where the little boy can watch his favourite show. that is what my friend did so that her kids wont get bored during the entire flight from Syd to Mnla (8 hrs).

If I know ganyan ang mangyari sa flight mo, pahiramin kita ng earplug..hehehe

have a nice weekend.

Raft3r said...

eden, Trust me. May earplugs akong dala. Ako pa! Hehe

Stephanie said...

Had the same experience when we were at the plane off to Cebu for our honeymoon. The kid behind me kept on crying. Everything suddenly went quiet then the next thing I knew,she started slapping my head with a piece of instruction guide from the plane. The mom didn't even stop her from doing it even if I kept on glaring at them. it happened for an hour...

Raft3r said...

stephanie, Wow! Ano ginawa nyo noong honeymoon? Hehe

Andy said...

I hate kids and they hate me even more. At least the feeling is mutual. lol

Raft3r said...

andy, Perfect match! Hehe

the Child said...

Pinitik mo kaya ang ice cream ko.

Raft3r said...

the child, Nyahaha. Paborito ko kasi Vanilla flavored ice cream, eh. Kasalanan mo yan! Hehe

The Islander said...

nyahaha! madonna and child, devil baby... made me laugh.

Raft3r said...

the islander, Looking back nakakatawa nga yun buong incident. Hehe

Yaya ni Child said...

tama ba na isisi sa alaga ko ang lahat. when shall we look into our own accountability?

Raft3r said...

yaya ni child, Nosebleed ako sayo!