Sunday, April 15, 2007

A Narrow Escape

After much struggles, I decided to go back home. I nearly broke down in PJ, a hell as well as a heaven for me. For the first few weeks of Semester 3, PJ was really a heaven for me. I enjoyed myself everyday. When it was coming to the end of the semester, PJ was no more a heaven; it’s a hell for me. I miss my family so much! I don’t think I could stand this kind of life (eat out everyday and wash clothes) anymore, so I choose to sail my ship to anchor in “Penang Harbor”, my GREAT and WARM home after Web Page Design revision class. I was so excited in the entire journey, I didn’t sleep at all. It had been seven weeks I didn’t see my family. My heart was beating hard the moment I saw my dad’s car waiting for me at the Juru Tol, I descended the bus like a lightning. And I ran as fast as I could to hug my mummy (in my mind), I could not do so as I’m a Oriental. It would catch some unnecessary attentions and bewildered looks if I did that.

Well, I had a sumptuous dinner with my family when I reached home. After that, I went meeting my bosom friend, Shane. As he left his wallet (including license and IC) at his hostel, I had no choice but to drive him to go “yam cha”. As I had to fetch my sibling home from tuition, I ended our “yam cha” session after an hour. We wished we would have more time to chat, it is always endless chit-chat whenever we meet, we have too much things to share.

Something TERRIBLE happened after that. On the way to Shane’s house, I had to make a U-turn. The main road was so busy, it was like an expressway, and every driver drove at break-neck-speed. I was so impatient to wait for the traffic light to turn to red so that I could make an easier U-turn. So I tried to have a U-turn by moving my car out slowly. However, all the cars were in really HIGH speed, and so my attempt was to no avail. But my car was half way out in the main road; I had no choice but to make a pause there for a while (in just a few seconds). Out of the sudden, a trailer honked at me TERRIBLY and CONTINUOUSLY. The trailer was really big and obviously I blocked its way. It NEARLY went into me (just a matter of a few centimeters)! At that moment, my siblings were so panic-stricken and kept asking me what to do next. Even Shane had no idea and what he could do was to keep quiet. Surprisingly, I was calm and I tried to turn my sterling to the right, and let the trailer passed by easier. When the trailer passed by, the driver threw all the “BEST” words to me.

I was so headache when I reached home. The scene kept repeating in my mind. I really could not forgive myself to make such a big mistake, 3 lives were at my hands! My parents consoled me and said that I had a long journey home without sleeping in the bus, at the same time they had a strong excuse not to let me drive the next time I come back home. Tonight, I really have to make an evaluation on my driving. Sigh…

All I could say before ending this post is Thank God. God is always there to bless me….


6 comments:

~kLcK~ said...

O.o ... good driving skills? Practice more la ... somemore yr parents said dunwan let u drive swt ... "reckless driver" XD

nostalgia.jesskang said...

It's nothing deal with driving skills. It's something about experiences, I don't have an experience for U-turn at busy main road...

anyway, I will have more driving practices...

James2spooky said...

Ms Kang, haha, you know there is a much easier way to make a U-turn in such situation but then you will catch a lot of attention from the other drivers. This is how you do it:

Step 1 Rotate your steering to the right and move forward a little.

Step 2 Start pressing the horn, continuously, and make your complete U-turn when the car from the opposite side slows down...

LoL

nostalgia.jesskang said...

Haha...I shall consider...

~kLcK~ said...

Wow ... center of attention huh? XD use horn somemore. U should just wait till the traffic light turns red =.=

Btw experience enchances driving skills le =.= so its still driving skills

James2spooky said...

LoL, she's lazy to wait for red + the driver behind him was impatient ma, so that's the only way to do it XD