Sinlaku is moving sluggishly over
Other things I’ve been wanting to blog about:
I finally got my scooter license!! Being my first full license ever, I was very proud of it! So now I can drive legally in
Things I LOVE about scooting as compared to biking:
- It’s more efficient.
- I can go FAST! (I haven't driven more than 40..ok 50ish)
- I can go further now and don’t have to depend on train schedules or other people for rides.
- I don’t get nearly as wet riding in the rain.
- I can carry a lot more stuff.
The test was not too bad. I’d done some practice questions online awhile ago (remember when I was GOING to get my license about 2 years ago but they wouldn’t let me because my work visa was only 345 days (like 3 weeks short of a year!!!), so actually that part was pretty easy except for the weird translations at times, and the question where the written part said “Drivers CAN do X” but the audio voice reading the question clearly said “CANNOT”
The road test was slightly nerve-wracking, but I was glad I got to watch a bunch of other people doing it first, including some newbies. The first part is a really narrow straight line with sensors on either side that you have to drive down very slowly. Your driving time has to be more than 7 seconds, and you can’t put your feet down or swerve. If you mess up a really loud alarm sounds! You only get two tries, but I made it on the second try. The funny thing was, I went with Christine, my Chinese teacher (and her four girls!) since she actually only has a car license, not scooter, even though she’s been driving for 20+ years! The girls made friends with everyone, as they tend to do, and Christine actually didn’t pass the road test!! I felt bad! I doubt she’ll go back to get it though haha, that’s
Update: One more thing I've done during this typhoon - put bowls under the water dripping from the ceiling in my room.