Saturday, May 28, 2011

I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got

iPad 2 is here.

Apparently, iPhone 5 is on the horizon.

I don't need them. Really.


I guess not.

Let me just be honest with you, then.

I do not want an iPhone 5 and an iPad 2 simply because I can't afford them.

I live a very sad life these days.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

The Hangover

After more than a decade, Raft3r literally got wasted.

I barfed like it was the only thing that mattered.

It felt good reliving my twenties.

The culprits: Blue Martini, Mojito, Clementine, The Good Life, a Tutti Frutti hookah plus a full stomach.


Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The Sweetest Thing

Raft3r loves bacon.

He also loves ice cream.

So when Denny's came up with the bacon sundae covered in maple syrup, Raft3r just had to try it.

My cousin describes the taste as interesting.

You have to hand it to the Americans.

They are the only ones who can come up with silly things like the bacon sundae.

Post script: To this date, the taste still lingers in my mouth.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Right Track Wrong Train

This is one huge blow to Raft3r's already inflated ego.

California Girl: "You look different in the picture. You're very photogenic."

Am I really that butt ugly in person?

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Learning The Hard Way

Some hard earned lessons in life:

It pays to be good looking.

Not every Filipino likes Charice.

Sometimes you just don't get what you deserve.

Everything is much easier if you have money.

Love is overrated.

Some people just rub you the wrong way.

The older you get, the more jaded you become.

Not all babies are cute.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Up In The Air

(Hopefully) the last big 2011 adventure for the single guy begins today.

Raft3r flies to Taipei and will spend 12 hours in the air to get to San Francisco.

From SFO, I'll get on another plane to Los Angeles.

In LAX, a friend will be waiting for me and we'll head to Anaheim together.

After a couple of days in Sunny California, a few more friends will join Raft3r for a road trip to Vegas.

We will be rocking the Sin City for 4 days before heading to Denver. A side trip to Arizona is also in order. Colorado will be the last leg on this trip.

That's 4 states in 10 days.

I fly back to San Francisco and return to Manila.

That's the plan. Unless, I decide to stay for good.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


I want kids of my own but marriage (as of now) is out of the equation.

I never had a foot massage.

For more than two years, I have gone commando.

I don't know how to ride a bike.

I have been celibate for the 71 past days.

I don't mix milk with my cereal.

The Deadbeat Club ends its run on January 19, 2013.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Lie To Me

Which statement is false?

a) Raft3r graduated with honors.

b) Raft3r was a victim of sexual abuse.

c) Raft3r has a cute butt.

d) Raft3r no longer eats rice.

e) Today is Raft3r's birthday.

f) Raft3r is allergic to cockroaches.

g) Raft3r hates driving.

h) Raft3r is often mistaken for Ralph Recto.

i) Raft3r is a terrible liar.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

The Story Of Us

I ran into a former flame last night.

After a kiss on the cheek, the interrogation began.

Girl: "How are things?"

Raft3r: "I'm ok."

Girl: "Just ok?"

Raft3r: "I'm good. I haven't changed since the last time we saw each other."

Girl (frowning): "You still don't wanna get married?"

Raft3r: "Yeah. You?"

Girl (with a victorious smile): "I'm married with kids."

Raft3r: "Good for you. By the way, I have a blog."

Girl: "I know. You write about me - about us - a lot."


Sunday, May 1, 2011

That's What Love Is For

Raft3r's Holy Week was very productive.

I stayed home and spent less than $4.00.

I fasted and lost 3 pounds.

I played and watched movies with the kids.

I meditated and asked for Divine guidance.

Most importantly, Raft3r cleaned house.

I took out all my DVDs and blu-ray discs. They were gathering dust.

I painstakingly wiped each and every disc in my collection. All 795 of them.

It took me an entire day to finish the task.

Now, that's love.