My eldest son was 17 years in April. He is exactly 17 years 1 month and 2 days old. He took his bike lesson and licence when he touched 16 years old. He went to register, attended the course and got the licence, all within a few days. Got knocked down, knocked people and etc and now, his father (nay..that man I married?) bought him a big bike. Kena summoned before too but nay…that son of mine never tells me, only told his father and they secretly diam-diam went to settle the summon. For riding without helmet at the Teluk Bahang dam. *hyperventilating, reaching for minyak angin cap kapak* Terence Loh, you promise to be my friend long long hor? BTW, that tl155lc5 is just a private joke I have with Terence. My #2 son has solved it. It is the score, like football score. However lower number denotes smarter person. *hiaks, hiaks, hiaks, tl155lc6* In case, you wonder why Terence got into the storyline, he actually offered his professional advice when my son was knocked down by a van. My long time reader came to rescue when we weren’t sure who is in the right or in the wrong (he taught me the dirty lubangs via emails).
Anyway, my J. Loh (yeah, the Lohs are related, Terence Loh is my nephew tl155lc7) is going to start his car driving lesson today. RM350 deposit. Three hours of theory. 2 hours of practical and he can get an L plate and start to go on the road. Need to complete 10 hours of driving lessons with an instructor and he is ready to take his driving test. In total, it costs RM550 to get a licence and looking at it, my son will have his car licence by the end of school holiday in mid June.
And now, my atm is already discussing with his son what car to buy. *super hyperventilating* I said Viva (cos I can drive mah). My atm said, siao ah? “My son so big size, at least a Kembara. Drive small car like ah pneah like that.” I said, buy what car lah, buy a tank better. Sure hari-hari left, right and centre kena dented wan. Terence Loh, you promise hor? Your phone is accessible 24/7 in case ori chao ah bengs tow trucks fight hor? *prays hard at the same time*
I recalled the day I got my car licence. We had some class gathering and I was 17 + years old. My brother left his Honda Civic 1st generation at home and I actually drove during the night from Sungai Nibong to Bayan Lepas through Sepuluh Kongsi where the graveyard is to Permatang Damar Laut. If you are a Penangite, you will know that those are not easy routes because that was 25 years ago when there weren’t any highways or even lighted streets. I picked up my female classmate in Bayan Lepas and she must have the most terrifying car ride because I couldn’t drive in a straight line in Sepuluh Kongsi because there were no street lamps, no white dotted lines to guide me and the graveyards is about a mile long. I drove so close to the drain! LOL, but it was worth it because there was nothing like going to meet ex-classmates, driving. Cun! So damn cool. And touch wood, my NCD is still a virgin. With 25 years driving experience. (Terence Loh, are you proud of me?)
Psstt…not like my two sisters. One hor, dunno took how many times driving tests baru passed. And hor, between the two of them, they knocked down their house gates and drove in the drain! LOL, can you imagine my sis mowing down a red bricks gate and flatten it? Lucky my mom never pass the ‘lun cun’ (clumsy) genes to me.
Looking back, I am glad I started driving in my teens because it is easier to adapt at that age. Moreover, we have more guts then than now. So, who got the most embarrassing first time story to share?