Friday, August 27, 2010

Miss Misery

Wish you’re here.

So I can have someone to blame.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Something 'Bout A Woman

- Her luscious hair
- Her mischievous grin
- Her sweet scent
- Her somewhat innocent way of looking at things
- Her sexy dress
- Her impeccable sense of style
- Her seductive voice
- Her nagging ways

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Things That Never Cross A Man’s Mind

- Shopping
- Oprah’s book selection
- Feelings
- Beauty Pageants
- The Twilight Saga
- Book scrapping
- Gossip
- Fashion
- Piolo Pascual

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Storm Front

Living in a third world country sure has its perks.

When a typhoon hits, be prepared for massive blackout and water shortage that could run for days.

My hometown of Mali Bay is always victimized by these disasters.

Cut off our power lines and we would have no water supply. Isn’t that grand?

I always thought my family is well equipped for these kinds of things.

But when Typhoon Basyang paid us a visit, we were at the losing end.

Our water tank was empty. Our power generator was not functioning properly. When we finally had it working, it was running empty on fuel. Plus, we did not have the right adapter to connect the generator to the water pump.

What’s a boy to do?

Raft3r slept it off.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Pack Your Bags

The kids and I are off to another adventure.

Since my younger niece celebrated her birthday in Hong Kong Disneyland, it is but fair for her elder sister to fly to another country for her special day.

The Deadbeat Club heads to Malaysia next month!

It is my first time in Genting and I’m excited as hell.

On my last travel, I lost a car. What will I lose next?

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Going Under

Remember my four year old niece?

Well, she's at it again.

My niece and I were hanging out when she decided to do a number two.

With her mom away, Raft3r had to do the dirty work.

While I was washing her behind, the adorable rugrat blurted out: "Tito (Uncle), wrong hole."

Raft3r was dumbfounded.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Please Don't Stop The Music

Raft3r has been a concertgoer since puberty.

Cyndi Lauper was my first live show. Her show was as loud as her persona. I had a rockin’ good time.

During my high school years, Paula Abdul’s Under My Spell Tour landed in Manila. It was pure pop extravaganza complete with flying trapeze dancers and numerous costume changes.

Raft3r’s college days brought in Bon Jovi. Yes, the seven songs only concert that was worth every penny. Heavy downpour matched with a mad crowd and serious bottle throwing made it truly memorable.

On one of my birthdays, Phil Collins decided to play a gig in Pasig. To this date, he has the coolest concert ticket – a credit card type.

Janet Jackson performed to a sold out crowd at the Folk Arts Theater as part of the janet. World Tour. I fell in love that night. In 2008, we renewed our vows with The Rock Wichu Tour which was the best show EVER.

Michael Buble’s show was utterly romantic. Too bad I watched it with a male buddy.

Seeing Duncan Sheik play live was an absolute dream come true.

The best rock band I have seen live was Incubus. Boyd’s voice was awesome.

Alanis Morissette’s Can’t Not Tour was the best sing-along concert. The crowd knew every lyric to her song.

Raft3r became a part of History when he watched a Michael Jackson concert. The only time I got excited in his show was when the video screen showed a picture of Janet.

Major disappointments were Mariah Carey (She made Raft3r wait for two hours and all she had to offer was a lousy show.), Rihanna (She appeared too uninterested to perform.), Anita Baker (The high notes were gone.), and Maroon 5 (Adam Levine was not a great live performer.).

Big surprises were Mandy Moore (Her Coverage CD is just plain cool.), Amy Grant (She sang and played the guitar for two hours.), and Billy Idol (Who knew he could still rock the house at age 54.). Usher’s show was a delight, as well.

Raft3r felt absolute nothing for the Kris Allen concert.

My wish list for future shows to catch: U2, Alicia Keys, and Elvis Presley.

See, I am not such a hard person to please.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Close Encounters Of The Third Kind

Meeting an ex-girlfriend is not always a pleasant experience, especially if there was a nasty break up involved.

It is both awkward and unsettling.

But that wasn’t the case here.

In one social event, Raft3r ran into his ex and her current beau.

Since they were seated a few rows away from me, I had ample time to think how to approach the situation.

Raft3r wanted to take the high road and be the perfect gentleman. I decided that I will be the one to make the first move.

I was caught off guard when she approached me first.

She mentioned my name and smiled. That was a good sign.

My ex then introduced her boyfriend. It was my turn to be polite.

People around us were actually expecting a confrontation. They were utterly disappointed.

So this is how it feels like to be an adult. Raft3r – finally - grows up.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Don't Drink The Water

Raft3r attended another baptism.

The priest said that it is important to know the meaning of one’s given name.

He claimed a man’s goal in life should revolve around the meaning of his name.

My name means god of wine.

If we go by the priest’s logic, as early as age 15, Raft3r has already achieved his lifelong goal.

Bottoms up!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

The Difficult Kind

I am stubborn.

I am hardheaded.

I do not play by the rules.

I do not want a commitment.

I will break your heart.