Wednesday, March 25, 2009


Kumain naman ako ng saging, pampaalis daw kase ng nerbyos yun. Sinuot ko pa ang paborito kong tshirt, maong, medyas, pati nga bra at panty ay pinili ko yung pinaka komportable. Sinunod ko rin ang payo ng instructor ko na kumain ng mentos habang nasa exam pang-alis rin daw ng kaba.

Pero 5 minuto pa lang yata mula ng paandarin ko ang kotse, nabangga agad ng gulong ko yung kanto ng isang S-curve. Makitid kase ang course na ito pero sa dinami-dami ng driving lessons na nakuha ko(36 driving lessons! 1 driving lesson = 100 minutes), ay di ko nabangga ito - ngayon lang kung kelan exam ko pa. Pagkatapos nito ay lalong nagkaloko-loko na, sumunod ko namang nabangga ang kerb habang nagve-vertical parking. Ewan ko ba, di ko nga alam kung pano ko natapos yung 45 minutes na exam. Dinala ako nung LTA officer sa isang opisina at doon sinabi nya sa kin na bumagsak ako sa exam. Ang passing grade ay 19 demerit points, awa ng dyos binigyan nya ko ng 30 points. Haay. Hinihintay pa naman ako ni Simon sa labas ng school, dun ko pinakita sa kanya ang aking Test Report. Haha.

Eto yung Test Report ko galing sa Traffic Police:

Dear Madam

We refer to your performance during the driving test and regret to inform you that you did not perform well to be granted a qualified driving license. We will urge you to improve on the mistakes listed below and prepare yourself for the next test.
Please do not be disheartened and do learn from the mistakes during the test. With sufficient training, we are confident that you will perform well in your next test. Asus!

Mistakes during the test:

Srike Kerb Narrow Course(S Course) 10 points
Strike Kerb Vertical Parking 6 points
Speed too slow for the road 14 points
Insufficient acceleration
Delay in moving off

Hmm.. Kailangan ko ulit magpa book ng practical exam(150 sgd!) pero ang susunod na schedule ng exam ay April 29 daw. Nasa pinas kaya ako ng petsa na yan, at syempre di ko ipagpapalit ang bakasyon sa pinas kesa sa lintek na driving exam(bitter hehe).

A Bookstore Encounter


Mr. Borders (Let's just call him that since I met him in Borders bookstore in East Coast)

It is friday afternoon and Lala is in a bookstore when she should be in the office working. She had a bad case of dysmenorrhea that morning and she decided to take the day off. Her work requires her to get a Medical Certificate from a doctor so that's where she's been before she decided to get herself a book.

Lala can be seen standing in the travel literature aisle, reading the back cover of a book. She is deciding whether it's a good read or not when she notices a man about to have a look at the shelf where she is at but then changed his mind. She pays him no mind then and started reading the first page of the book when she sees the same guy again. The man starts walking in her direction but suddenly retreats. She moves a bit because she might be blocking some books the man was trying to see, he approaches her for the third time:

Mr. Borders: Hello! Do you speak english? (smiling)

Lala: Yes, I do. Um.. Why? (a bit puzzled, thinking Mr. Borders will ask her help for a book title or something)

Mr. Borders: I was wondering if you will have lunch with me?

Lala: Huh?! Aah.. Why?

Mr. Borders: You see I haven't had lunch yet and we can talk over lunch?

Lala: I already had lunch. (the truth is she's hungry and planning to get her lunch soon but its just a white lie)

Mr. Borders: Oh.. (looks disappointed and then brightens up again) Maybe you can still accompany me for lunch? That is if you're not doing anything?

Lala: Im just getting this book and then I'm on my way to the doctor. (another lie but then she decides might as well go to the ob-gyne that the previous doctor recommended)

Mr. Borders(looks really concerned): Oh no. What is wrong?

Lala: Aah.. (can't think of one more lie since she's not really good at lying) It's dysmenorrhea. (and then she touches her tummy)

Mr. Borders(relieved): Ah. Yes that is quite common.

Lala: (smiles a very plastic smile)

Mr. Borders: I'm Mr. Borders, and you are? (offers his hand)

Lala: Lala

Mr. Borders: Nice to meet you. Do you do sports?

Lala: Yes. (thinking where this conversation is leading to. maybe he's a sports agent?)

Mr. Borders: Like?

Lala: Cycling?

Mr. Borders: Oh that's great! I cycle also. In fact, I have two bicycles. I cycle around here in east coast park sometimes. I also play tennis, badminton, etc. You are from which country?

Lala: I'm from the Philippines. And you?

Mr. Borders: Brazil.

Lala(decides she'll just get the book and leave now): A ok. Well, maybe I'll see you around in the bike route in East Coast. Bye!

Mr. Borders: Yes! Can I have your number? (getting his phone out of his pocket)

Lala(realizes she shouldn't have said that bit about seeing him again because it's just a lie): Ah. Why?

Mr. Borders: So maybe I can join you biking?

Lala(decides she needs to get out of here soon) Its 90******.

Mr. Border saves her number and even tried ringing it. It did ring.

Mr. Borders(smiling): Well, it was nice meeting you Lala. I hope the result from the doctor will be ok.

Lala: Thanks Mr. Borders. Bye!

Mr. Borders leaves and Lala bangs her head over and over again in the bookshelf.


Lala went to the clinic but it was already closed. She had lunch all by herself and thought to herself, maybe she should call Mr. Borders? Nah! Haha.

Mr. Borders did try to text her later that night and ask about the checkup's result but she decided she'll just ignore it. He didn't text anymore after that. (Yehey! Thanks Mr. Borders)

A month later she cannot finish the book she bought in Borders. She decided to just give up on it and read a more interesting book.

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