Monday, March 16, 2009


FINALLY! I get to practice my driving.

For the past 2 weeks, I've been driving around Alabang. At first, it started by taking one of the cars to church everyday. I then graduated to taking the car out of the village and around Alabang. I practiced my reverse parking and basically handling the car.

Today, I drove going to Makati. I braved the northbound awful SLEX traffic (Phase 2 of the Skyway construction is being started. They're extending the Skyway from Bicutan to Alabang. Oh God. It's going to be heavy traffic for the next 2 years. Huhuhuhu) and made the trip in an hour. And yes, I drove without a companion. I drove ALL BY MYSELF. I'm so proud!!! Since I'm more confident with my driving, I drove with the Eraserheads' CIRCUS album playing in the radio and with me singing along. Hehe.

Leo and I agreed that once I return to work, I'll take the car 2-3 times a week. The rest of the week, I'll just take the shuttle. I won't mind as I would want to catch up with my sleep.

Pretty soon I'll be driving around Manila and maybe even farther. Hah!


Nonie David Carluen said...

gee sunshine - you are packing in a lot - and we are only in the 1st quarter of 2009! first a baby and now this!! congratulations.

Rene David said...

uy congrats... :-)

Rene David said...

Be extra careful lang sa SLEX. Aam munaman mga buses dyan.

Norrie Blackeby said...

Wow! Well done Sunshine! it's all a matter of practise and getting your confidence in driving. The rest is just the ultimate boring task BUT make sure you have great sounds to prevent boredom or shall I say road rage to get to you.
Have fun! BTW you still havent posted a photo of your car (Binky?). One of these days eh?

mommy cess said...

yay! kita tayo sa trinoma!

Sunshine Sangalang said...

thank you all. i was motivated by need more than want. my mother-in-law already retired so there goes my daily ride going north. moreover, if i want to go somewhere, i have to depend on leo (the family driver is on hiatus) to take me there as public transportation within the village is very difficult. at least i have freedom to go where i want to.

tita norrie - i thought we already posted pictures. i know daddy took a picture. i really love my car. it's small, compact and handles well.

daddy - can you post the picture that you took of the car?

cess - actually gusto ko talaga pumunta ng trimona dahil gusto kong kumain sa 5 cows (ice cream galore!). pero ayaw kong pumunta doon ng weekday dahil takot ako sa traffic sa EDSA. one of these weekends kung mapilit ko si leo, magkita tayo dun :)