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"My name is Thanh and I'm a Blogger". Now that I have admitted to that, I can say that I'm a stereotypical "geeky" Engineer who enjoys sci-fi books and movies and into all things technological. I also love music and have a passion for FOOD. I'm a social person and like to talk to people. I hate people who are fake or overly aggressive. If you're also into some serious discussion, with a pinch of sarcasm and a dash of real emotion, then please read on.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Driving In My Car

Just before, I went to my friends house to pick up some things. The drive there was totally enjoyable. The roads were empty and I could drive without having to concentrate really hard. I was travelling down the freeway so could drive a bit faster and it was exhilirating. I had the music up loud and was singing away. The cool breeze was blowing into my face and I was in a good frame of mind. This all made the short trip a lot of fun. I even drove a bit crazier than normal, overtaking cars and taking the corners very fast.

Generally, driving is such a chore, its what you do to get from A to B. The driving journey itself is not fun. This is because we are constantly stuck in traffic with time constraints on where we have to be and when we have to be there by. Driving gets associated with all the things that we don't like.

I generally don't mind driving too much, even when I'm stuck in traffic jams. I must have music in the car though. When my car stereo broke down, it was like the end of the world. Driving became so much more of a pain. The radio still worked but it wasn't the same. I like to listen to my music from my CDs. Nowadays though, I just plug my ipod into the FM transmitter and have hours and hours of listening pleasure. I love to sing along to the music, much to the annoyance of my passengers as I'm a fairly bad singer, but I don't care, I like it. Singing also makes my mind drift away and think about other things, making the driving trip less painful. My friend John says that his drive home each day is when he thinks of all the philosphical ponderings about the bigger scheme of life. My thoughts are generally much simpler and I'm reliving TV shows or what food I would like to eat. Occasionally I do have some insightful thoughts about life and things around me.

Driving only tends to be fun when you're driving off somewhere on a holiday. Then it becomes this relaxing exercise where you enjoy the scenery. Out in the country areas, you also get to drive faster too, and somehow speed just makes driving more fun.

What are your thoughts on driving, do you like it or hate it? Are you one of those people who just really worked up when they're driving and anything others do on the road will drive you insane? Or are you really relaxed like me and are bopping away to the music?


Blogger afrobev said...

Thanh goes Driving In His Car....Isn't quite a Jaguar! Aaah Madness!

3/15/2007 8:38 AM  
Blogger thanh7580 said...

I like driving in my car, it dont look much but Ive been far
I like driving in my car, even with a flat tyre
I like driving in my car, its not quite a jaguar
I like driving in my car, Im satisfied Ive got this far

3/15/2007 10:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fang Do,

Any car ride with you singing to your High Five music is Hell on earth x 100

4/02/2008 3:02 PM  

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