Wendy a.k.a. Smash used to blog and she was pretty good at it.
She's both funny and quick-witted. Traits very few humans possess.
I wish she returns to blogging. I know many feel the same way.
Raft3r and I became friends when I sat next to him in a class in our second year law school. I was bored out of my wits prior to that class. When he and I became seatmates, my boredom instantly disappeared. I just loved his wit and sarcasm. I also marveled at how he could be genuinely pleasant during early Saturday mornings, when most of us were grumpy at the thought of spending the whole day studying and reciting. When Raft3r told me his story of how he cut classes in college in Manila to look for an action figure toy all the way at SM Southmall in Las Piñas, I knew I was smitten.
Raft3r and I briefly lost touch after I graduated from law school and when he focused on becoming richer. One night though, I found myself out of place among lovers at the breakwater of SM-MOA when I received a text from Raft3r informing me that he had just started a blog called Malibay, named after his notorious birthplace in Pasay.
Raft3r is as unpretentious and as fun as Malibay, both the place and the blog.
My favorite of Raft3r’s blog entries, in fact, is Wouldn’t It Nice To Be Proud, in which Raft3r extolled the virtues of his much maligned barangay. It was a riot and held a punch of delightful trivias about Malibay – or Mali Bay as Raft3r fondly calls it. To my mind, that blog entry was an insight into Raft3r’s psyche: positive, non-conformist and real.
Raft3r’s blog is also my go-to repository of relationship advice from a sometimes twisted but very honest male perspective. My favorites are Single Me Out, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, and I Can’t Make You Love Me.
I know no other person who loves movies and music as much as Raft3r does. Although I never understood his fixation with Marian Rivera, I appreciate that he’s no snob when it comes to watching Filipino movies. And despite his obsession with Janet Jackson – which I also do not get – I love that he never scrimps when he’s at the CD store or when buying concert tickets to see his favorite musicians. Raft3r’s passion for fun is both amazing and contagious.
Raft3r, thank you for generously sharing yourself with us through your blog. Malibay is the place I go to when I needed cheering up, and you never failed me in that regard. It was a great four years. Although it pains me to let your blog go, I take comfort in the knowledge that the person behind the blog lives through.
Like! Super nice.
anonymous, Yes. Wendy rocks!
Thanks for the kind words sa intro:) And thank u kay Anonymous. I think may mali lang ako. It's been a great five years, not four.
wendy, Hindi. Ako dapat ang mag thank you sayo. Salamat!
Sumasabay ka sa Mayan calendar raft3r ha...
turista trails, Sila ang sumabay ke Raft3r! Nyahaha
feel ko like ka niya talaga. hehehe
not in a romantic way of course. :)
gillboard, Everyone likes me! Nyahaha
Natawa ko sa comment ni gillboard. Friends lang po kami so tama yung not in a romantic way. LOL
wendy, Don't mind him. KSP yan. Nyahaha
ikaw, ikaw ang younger brother na hindi pinagpalang maging ate ako. ang swerte mo dahil doon.
atticus, Nyahaha. Kaya loves kita dahil don! Hehe
wendy: tama yung friends lang... la ka mapapala dyan. hahaha
denoy: di ako ksp no! :P
gillboard, Nyahaha. Sige na nga. Retract kona. Hehe
Haha gillboard, ang alam ko mapera si Raft3r e. Mabuti na lang never sumagi sa isip ko na perahan sya. LOLz
wendy, Nyahaha. Hwag kang ganyan. Gullible yan si Gillboard! Hehe
halatang hindi ikaw ang sumulat ang haba e
pete, Nyahaha. Tama!
Kainis ka raft3r :( hate u na. Wendy pabasa blog moha!
sam, Nyahaha. Bakit naman?
Sam, sorry pero deleted na e. I blogged several years ago pa kasi.
wendy, Kaya nga dead link ka sa post mo. Hehe
Wonderful!! Can she be my friend? Denoy, introduce me! hahahahaha!...without your blog, waht will distract Ms. Butuan and I in the mornings?..even if it is just a few minutes???....babe
babe, Nyahaha. Sige. Introductions are in order. Hehe
Are you seriously shutting down Mali Bay operations??
Don’t you know it gives light to people who are stressed, overworked and underpaid?
Tanong mo pa ke babe.
gorgeous, Wow naman. Pero hindi ako nagdadala sa bola. Nyahaha
babe, thank u. I feel as if we're now friends even if we haven't met. Hehehe. Hey, we have something in common. Favorite nating pang-aliw ang blog ni Raft3r.
wendy, Nyahaha. Magkakasundo talaga kayo nyan! Hehe
Whahaha. Mas mahaba nga eto. di ko kasi to nabasa.
archieviner, Nyahaha. Lagot ka ke Wendy! Hehe
I'm still in denial. YOu're not closing your blog.
len, Acceptance na dapat! Nyahaha
mukhang tuloy ang pagsasara mo ha
pete, Walang makakapigil! Nyahaha
ang pogi talaga ng ating kaibigan denoy nyahaha
prinsesamusang, Wendy never even said I'm pogi! Hehe
You a lawyer?
anonymous, No. Hell no! Hehe
Ma mimiss ka namin..sana huwag nalang isara
eden, Thanks. Ang sweet.
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