Thursday, January 8, 2009

the reality of driving

have been super excited about driving ever since 5 Jan. Now there's a new web site in my bookmarks, sgCarMart!

started to read up more on the essentials of driving locally, financial readiness etc. Also saw a few companies renting out cars, some even to p-platers. Quite keen to try them.

drew came over to campus despite his NS schedule to let me get acquainted to real parking. It's easier than the circuit's vertical parking, just slant the car at 45 and enter. But i think this requires practice and of course, a familiar car to be proficient. Then i drove out from campus to YCK MRT, where we said goodbye.

of course, he took over the car from there lah. I took the train home.

my feelings? I was trying the school's Civic for months, so felt out of place with his Kia Rio. Driving wise, no need to stop at stop line all the time anymore! No need to practise lane discipline! Or rather, only L-plates seemed to practise that. It is so awkward; wanted to change to the extreme left but he told me it's not necessary. Somewhat a culture shock.

still have to worry about parking coupons when i do rent out a car. Plus p-plate, street directory, etc etc. Quite a chore after all. It's so fortunate being a passenger rather than a driver.

2 comments:

sarah said...

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Sarah

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zhiming said...

Hi Sarah, thank you for your compliments!