Friday, January 29, 2010

How To Save A Life

After the nth attempt in ending his life, my friend asked if I can accompany him to Star City.

Raft3r gladly obliged.

We never talked about the incident. I did not want to complicate matters. So I kept my mouth shut and never bothered to ask questions.

Raft3r concentrated on letting him have some fun. My friend deserved it.

For 60 bucks a pop, we were in.

It was a good thing I did not purchase the all you can ride tickets. Long lines awaited us in most attractions we wanted to try.

We settled with loads of parlor games – like who could shoot the most hoops, catch the most fish, score the biggest stuff toy, down the most number of bottles.

While most of our group shied away from Star City for fearing of being sighted in such a jologs (cheap) place, Raft3r learned one important lesson.

Jologs or not, the smile plastered on my friend’s face that night made the trip really worthwhile.

44 comments:

abie said...

ang cheesy...hehehe

peace dude..nakita kita kanina ah...payat mo na...

Raft3r said...

abie, Yes. Yes. Alam mo na kung bakit. Nyahaha

Elizaldes said...

Jologs place? Ha? Sabi mo dati place to be ang Star City

Raft3r said...

elizaldes, Cindy's yon. Hehe

Jerick said...

you're a nice friend kuya. feeling ko pareho kami ng best bud mo. though wala akong ganung attempts, i'm still perpetually unhappy. buti na lang may mga kaibigang kagaya mo.

Raft3r said...

jerick, Nyahaha. Pati ba naman ako binobola mo pa? Hehe

Judayski said...

kulang nalang bumili kayo ng madaming lobo at cotton candy! keso keso!

welcome back!

gillboard said...

in fairness sa star city, yan lang yung isang lugar dito sa manila na gustung-gusto kong puntahan pero di magawa.

jologs man o hindi... gusto ko siya mabisita!!!

Raft3r said...

judayski, Nyahaha. Medyo ayaw kona yata magblog. Hay.

gillboard, Sige. Samahan kita!

The Scud said...

tagal ko na sa manila pero di pa nagkatungtong ng star city. pati na rin luneta at manila zoo. :D

libre mo ako dun pag nagtangka ako. happy weekend, raft3r!

Raft3r said...

the scud, Hwag kana magtangka. Ilibre nalang kita!

Wendy said...

Been to Star City once. Loved it. All that adrenaline rush from those dizzying rides. Di ko napansin na jologs sya kasi lasing perya ako. Saucy ang Star City sa standards ko haha. Nakakatanggal talaga ng problema. I would recommend it over say, Ocean Park (unless you have a fish fetish :)

Good to hear your friend's ok na.

Raft3r said...

wendy, Masarap ang turon sa Star City!

random student said...

in a nutshell without giving off details, bakit kaya sya nagkaganun? broken family? ferocious ex-gf? trauma from accident? ksp lang?

Raft3r said...

random student, Nagpatong-patong na lang yata eh.

raydc said...

'bout time

Raft3r said...

raydc, For what? Hehe

laieesha said...

that's nice... at least, for that moment, you made him forget his troubles.

i think ur friend just needs to FACE HIS ISSUES. it sounds like he doesn't want to and that stresses him out.

Hipchick said...

welcome back!...

my tanong ako. talaga bang pumayat ka? hehe!

Andy said...

Hindi pa ko nakakapuntang Star City. Makapunta nga, heheh. :))

Maligayang pagbabalik, Raft3r!

prinsesamusang said...

you're a good friend, buddy.

Raft3r said...

laieesha, He has no balls to face them.

hipchick, Nyahaha. You're bad!

andy, Halika. Punta tayo nina Scud!

prinsesamusang, Hindi. Good kunsintidor lang. Hehe

Random Student said...

i know this may seem mumbo jumbo but some things work for some people. point him to this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_b1GKGWJbE8&feature=PlayList&p=520C6F6FBFC42510&index=0&playnext=1 ... just to jump start his personal journey to a new direction

Raft3r said...

random student, Naku. Pano yan. He has no access to the internet.

Hipchick said...

hindi naman ako bad... iba lang kasi compare dun sa una kitang nakita. tanong mo pa ky preggy sis. hehe!... peace! :)

Raft3r said...

hipchick, Pag ako pumayat lagot ka sakin!

eden said...

You are a very nice and caring friend, RAf. Suwerte ng kaibigan mo...

Raft3r said...

eden, Naku. Salamat. Coming from you it means alot. =)

Hipchick said...

aba, is this a challenge or a threat?... hehe!

len said...

Star City, I like!

I never saw Star City (and Boom na Boom) as a jologs place mainly because it's a big part of my childhood days. I shared so many rides with my mom and dad and lots of family dinner at Cindy's. It's been two years since I last went there.

And never get tired of being there for your friend. He badly needs good company. ;p

Raft3r said...

hipchick, Both. Nyahaha

len said...

Star City, I like!

I never saw Star City (and Boom na Boom) as a jologs place mainly because it's a big part of my childhood days. I shared so many rides with my mom and dad and lots of family dinner at Cindy's. It's been two years since I last went there.

And never get tired of being there for your friend. He badly needs good company. ;p

Raft3r said...

len, Hehe. Masayang maging bata, ano?

Anonymous said...

That's what friends are for.

Raft3r said...

anonymous, Oo naman. Hehe

len said...

Sobra lalo na spoiled ako sa lola ko. nyahaha

Raft3r said...

len, Lolas are the greatest!

Anonymous said...

nakailang attempts na ba sya?
laging hindi natutuloy?

Raft3r said...

anonymous, I have lost count. Hehe

pete said...

sana man lang kahit sa enchanted kingdom naman

Raft3r said...

pete, Hindi ka na nga sumama nang-aasar kapa! Hehe

hitokirihoshi_kawaii said...

miss ko tuloy ang fiesta carnival

Raft3r said...

hitokirihoshi_kawaii, Naku. Tambay kami dyan noong bata pa ako. Hehe

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