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Wednesday, August 19th 2009

4:52 PM

Kung di pa dahil sa roadtest ko, can't update this blog

Just want to share my story on trying to get my driver’s license in this part of the earth.  Just made me think how easy it is to get a license in the Phils but here you have to go through this nerve wrecking experience.  I know how to drive (basta drive lang) but I am not a good driver my dad knows that.  Once we almost hit a post because I turned so badly. Nerbyosa pa ako. It runs in the blood (lolz) which neutralized by my dad’s blood (medyo bagaon na si daddy ba, sayang la nako nakuha tanan hehe). Back home I don’t feel the “need” to drive, bakit pa? pwede naman mag tricycle or mag bus, so di na ako nag practice,  I stopped bugging Dad to let me drive once in a while.  Dito kahirap ng walang sasakyan so I have no choice but to learn, and need to pass the ROAD TEST eventually, I know those who already have their license have forgotten how scared they were when they first did the test. As I have said I am so bad in my turns so I had 14 hours of lessons focusing mostly on my turns and change lanes (That’s a lot) .  It’s worth it because I did learn.

Two days before the test I called my instructor to cancel kasi nga i was so nervous but he said I’m doing well and He has confidence that I can do it.  His wife also told me that if I failed it’s not the end of the world and the examiner won’t eat me if I will do wrong. (lolz)

So comes road test day, i felt a bit relax when I woke up, I had a good night sleep, it’s just a matter of mind conditioning and prayer. So we are now in the testing office, My name was called, Thank God my examiner looks so nice, he said with a smile, how are you? I said ,Never been this nervous in my entire life, he laughed and he said there’s nothing to be nervous of, it’s just a test..That relaxed me more; my friends’ stories scared me already because they said examiners are so intimidating, well, maybe I’m just blessed that day, blessed with nice weather and nice examiner.  Not so blessed though, continue reading

So he checked my lights and stuff and I'm good to go,  I drove for at least 10 minutes without seeing him wrote anything.  I was like, wow I’m doing good. Comes my first mistake, it’s just petty but it’s 5 points deduction, I forgot to cancel my right signal after the turn, medyo perfectionist kasi, ayun napansin ko na cyang nagsusulat, that petty mistake bothered me.  I am one of those people that mess up things when under pressure and scrutiny.  Another mistake followed, I went straight to 2nd lane on my right turn miscalculating the parked vehicle ahead, he said later in the office that it was more than 30 feet from the curb, at that time though realizing that was a mistake I went back to first lane then go back to 2nd lane again but still I got 15 points deduction, that bothered me more, I hit a curb, another 10 points, then he gave another 5 points deduction for waiting too long to go left turn in an intersection that has no lights, he said later that I was causing traffic.  Then time to do my parallel parking, I made it on my first try, i got 5 points deduction though because I already signaled to go but my gear was still on Park, whew! dumb mistake.  After that i made this mistake that i will never forget, un ang nagpabagsak sakin big time..The examiner said ur PP is good let’s go back to the office now (we are already at the front of the testing office that time, Parallel Parking is the last one in the test), so i was already at the end of the test when i made that mistake, too bad.. I began rolling out from the parking lot without shoulder checking, I checked the mirror though, I didn’t see that car coming and he used his break on me, that’s automatic failed.. too sad.. even though I have a passing points of 50(should be 40 without that huge mistake) that major mistake is 10 points deduction but he used his break which failed me automatically. He explained to me why I failed then gave the paper indicating the mistakes I made, mapalaminate nga..hehe.. He said come back in two weeks let’s try again, sana cya ulit examiner ko. Baka maawa next time..hehe...So that was it.. frustrating.  I was too close but I blew it up in the end.  Oh well, sabi nga di pa katapusan ng mundo, kaso mag aabsent na naman ako sa work, magbabayad na naman, and who knows anong mga mali na naman ang makita nila at magawa ko, and who knows maybe next time my parallel parking will be bad..

**Sigh


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