Sunday, November 1, 2009

Whoops Now

On the first of November, Raft3r spent the whole day with three (3) elder members of the family.

The young ones were out and about in the beaches of Tacloban. Lucky bastards.

We visited the cemetery to pay respect to our dearly departed.

Elderly 1 is always angry. Elderly 2 is always irritating. Elderly 3 is always chatty.


1 and 2 are always at odds. Today was no exception. They fought about everything – from the way 2 walks to the way 1 overreacted when 2 scolded a household help. 3 chimed in and joined the fun.

It was one huge circus and we were at a very public place.

The decibels of their voices were more than enough to break glass. Take that, Mariah!

Don’t get me wrong. I love my family to pieces. But like everyone else’s brood, mine is pretty dysfunctional.

Spending time with my family is like watching a really terrible movie. You know it’s bad for you. But you still stay glued just to see how it all ends.

Post script: To celebrate my wife’s Greatest Hits CD (out November 17), all month’s posts are named after Janet songs. Whoops Now is the bonus track from the janet. album which sold over twenty (20) million copies worldwide.

43 comments:

gillboard said...

i think all families are dysfunctional. mine is as well. kung alam mo lang... hehehe

salamat pala sa pag add sa facebook!!!

PUSANG-gala said...

haha---too bad you were the one caught in the middle of the circus. you might as well try to be a brat one time just to stay away from it all. lol

Raft3r said...

gillboard, Hehe. You're welcome!

pusang-gala, Nyahaha. Hindi. I'm always indifferent. Hehe

Ganns said...

Hahaha, great concept! Can't wait to read your entry on "Twenty Foreplay."

Random Student said...

shameless plug but you're entitled. this is your comfort room anyway LOL! spice girls pala mga relatives mo. spicy pero memorable kasama 'yang mga 'yan. will justin be on the list of damita jo's live performers again?

Raft3r said...

ganns, Ay. Oo. Tataas ang traffic ko nyan. Hehe

random student, No Balls Justin. Yan ang tawag namin sa kanya. Hehe

Lawstude said...

i hear you bro. still, we love reunions and endless arguments between my lolas.

atticus said...

ay, kay saya pag sama-sama. hahaha! buti na lang di ka naiirita. ganyan talaga ang pamilya.

dysfunctional family? para sa akin, redundant ang term na iyan.

Raft3r said...

lawstude, Try going to ours. I dare you. Hehe

atticus, Hehe. Korek ka dyan. Nyahaha

Beth said...

I wasn't born with that kind of family. But now, I belong to one when I married my hubby. :) Even he admitted that they have what you called dysfunctional family. At first, I got the culture shock of my life, but now, I got used to it, and in fact, enjoying it :)
Hindi boring. Laging me happenings. :) They're nice and dependable naman kasi despite their being dysfunctional.

But if I were you, just look at it as some kind of blessing in disguise. It's a preparation for "life ahead". You know what I mean. Hahaha!

PS: Pasencia na sobrang busy di na ko makapagpost ng bago. Thanks sa dalaw. Will visit you again when I have time uli! Promise! :)

Raft3r said...

beth, Natatakot na nga ako eh. Hehe. Buhay may asawa pa naman laging busy. Tignan mo ikaw. Hehe

prinsesamusang said...

don't tell me you are taking them seriously, LOL

Joemill said...

what a family, nice one bro! your family should be reading this. ha ha! :)

Andy said...

Talaga naman, may post script pa tungkol sa upcoming album ni misis. Plugging to the next level na ito. :D

Raft3r said...

prinsesamusang. Do I take things seriously ba? Hehe

joemill, Blind item naman ire eh. Hehe

andy, That's the way love goes. Hehe

eden said...

you are not alone, ganyan din ang mga elderly ko. kaya sabi ko sa mga kapatid ko pag sila ang makasama sa mga elderly na huwag nalang idibdib and remember the wrinkles ...

Raft3r said...

eden, Nyahaha. Wrinkles? Ayoko din yan. Hehe

laieesha said...

well, i think all families have a way to embarass you, or entertain you, however you wanna look at it. at least they're still together di ba? It'll be worse if they don't speak to each other at all...

and i love Whoops Now! I remember stumbling upon it waaaay after I've had the CD. It was one of those nights when I had her whole CD on repeat as I tried going to sleep and then I heard it... I looked at the cover and it wasn't even listed! Loved it ever since... "Whoops now, sorry I can't go..."

len said...

I took care of my lolo and my two lolas so I know how the elderly can be so annoying sometimes. But family will always be family. :p

The Scud said...

hinayaan mo na lang ba? hehe. buti na lang di ganyan ang 'elder members' ng pamilya ko. yung mga 'soon-to-be elder ang may topak.' hehe.

btw, akala ko widower ka na. lol.

RaYe said...

kulet naman ng family mo...

mine's striktong di mo maintindihan.. hahha...
hirap i-explain e. :D

Raft3r said...

laieesha, Fun song ano! Hehe

len, Naku. You got that right. Hehe

the scud, Alam mo naman ako. Deadman lang. Nyahaha

raYe, Strict din samin. Blog ko din yan. Nyahaha

pete said...

ang kulit!

Raft3r said...

pete, Nyahaha. Sino samin?

pete said...

tindi ng advertising dito ah!!!!!

Raft3r said...

pete, That's the way love goes. Hehe

Wendy said...

LOL on elderly 1 who's always angry. Buti na lang di mo nakuha ang trait nya na laging galit. One of my elderlies at home used to be like that. Nagmellow na lang nung naging elderly. Hehehe.

Raft3r said...

wendy, Naku. Yun amin, habang tumatanda lalo nagagalit. Hehe

wait said...

Spending time with the most important people – and that's your family. : )

Raft3r said...

wait, Akala ko online buddies. Hehe

kengkay said...

uy, ibang circus yung nangyari dyan sa bayan natin kagabi ha.. sikat tuloy, hahaha.

Fine Life Folk said...

Whoa, you never cease to amaze me with your zeal. A janet countdown widget? LOL! Siguro if may anti-Angel widget, naka-display na rin dito, ha-ha!

prinsesamusang said...

precisely the point. that is why i worry when you sound like you are doing so. LOL

Raft3r said...

kengkay, Whoa? Teka. Ano nangyari sa Mali Bay kagabi?

fine life folk, Angel? Sino naman yon?

prinsesamusang, You know me too well. Hehe

Alkapon said...

pretty dysfunctional? he he he, that's funny.

Raft3r said...

alkapon, Hehe. Panalo, diba? Welcome to The Deadbeat Club!

Liz said...

Uy di lang ikaw ang me ganyan. Dito din sa amin ganayan ang mga elderlies. Madalas ako ang taga-awat!

Raft3r said...

liz, Hwag mong awatin. Masayang panoorin, eh. Hehe

hitokirihoshi_kawaii said...

sinong taga Tacloban?

Galit ka kay Mariah?

hmmmm


Ganyan ka rin naman tatang.. buhehehe

peace tayo!

more power sa wifey mo. Gusto ko ngita niya naalala ko si MJ

hitokirihoshi_kawaii said...

ngita - ngiti (in English smile)

Raft3r said...

hitokirihoshi_kawaii, Naks. May imbento pang new word. Hehe

Jella said...

Pretty interesting aunts, hehehe. At least you get to spend time with them once in a blue moon lang, nyahahaha. If everyday mo kasama sila, it must be a nightmare for you. (,")

Raft3r said...

jella, Ehem. Mali ang hula mo. Hehe