Aw..I just came back from my mum’s close friend’s funeral. Too many sad stuff going on so I guess I should give both my blog and myself a break. Let’s talk about something giggling!
Since I have studied here in Triamudom, I usually take motorcycle, buses and sky train (+ a bit walk) to school. Let’s consider this, my home is in Samutprakarn province and my school is in the famous heavily traffic city, Bangkok.. if you try to seek both cities from the map, you’ll see we’re so close but come and joy traffic around here and you’ll know it takes years to travel across each other. People have reported heaps of disadvantages from involving traffic in Bkk i.e. Waiting for the bus at the bus stop for 10 up to an hour, our brain’s cells can be blacken, withered and dead finally or people can get stressed easily from being stuck in the tuna can in the bad bad traffic (Don’t forget, tuna can refers to “very crowded” bus and most tunas just finished working or doing their businesses and trying to catch a bus home..they all can’t smell that good..esp. when AM SO SHORT standing under a tall tall guy..his armpit over my head and of course my nose!!) etc. But to me, taking buses is always fascinating..
“Bus’ coming!! If you want to stay home, you’d better not dress your uniform since you woke up ..now you’re well-dressed so go now or bus will leave you. I suppose you don’t like it when being left!! Don’t make me throw you outta this place! Stop going in and out of the toilet, I won’t smash it down before you’re arriving home in the evening and don’t worry, there’ll also be one or heaps waiting for you at school!!- -> GOOO!!!,” kvetchingly complained mum.
It was only a few minutes late but it was still my first year so I shouldn’t be careless at anything. The fact is traffic in Thailand is something hard to trust. I left home and yeah, I was still in time 🙂 While I was sitting in a bus..in a complete silence (not really but don’t count snoring from somebody sitting behind!) with no lullabys or 1 sheep..2 sheep..3 sheep jumping (the trick some do to help sleeping at night), I began to feel like my eyes getting smaller and smaller then zap! ~ unconciously, I fell asleep :p.
“You!! Girl!!! WaKe UPPP!!!” somebody shaked me.
Then the cop came up, the money keeper started to cry loudly.. “What had happened?!?!” I dazedly asked myself and people around. Noone knew but I saw that the driver already passed out..he was sitting there still with his head leaning in a weird way. The money keeper asked if somebody got candies or anything with sugar.. I was about to save it for my buddy but I gave her my only toffy. She said that the driver’s got diabetes and because of lacking sugar for a while, he fainted. A moment later, MY TOFFY SAVED HIS LIFE, hurray! :p I had to catch another bus anyway and I was late for school. Teacher, like always, asked why I was late. I prouldy answered “Was busy saving somebody’s life :p”..I left the room and let the teacher be confused.
One more time was Friday. We always study only half day at school on Fridays because guys have to study soldier stuff in the afternoon. Lucky me and other girls:D I was excited (cuz I always came home late) so I quickly took on the sky train and caught a bus home right away. Again, I was sleeping happily then I started to smell something weird, thought it was just a dream so I kept sleeping. A while later, it started to give off strong smell ~ trying to get me up so I did. As I opened my eyes, “What the!?”. I saw lots of smokes in front of the bus. The driver and the money keeper kept calming us that it was normal (???). Well, because the bus’ engine’s old and the driver tried to speed up every chance he could (maybe he could read my mind that I wanted to get back home as soon as possible) so it started to be burnt. Anyway, I believed both driver and money keeper + I already paid for the ticket (10bht! I could spend it on some yummy snack so how could I waste it easily?!) so I kept sitting there still..trying to imagine it was a smell from bbq party in summer. At last I could get home safely. See? There’s nothing to be worried about!! Hehe.
I’m sure there are loads of exciting and funny stories about Thai transportations out there from other people including you so let’s share! And to those who haven’t tried taking Thai transportation..do it and you’ll understand there is more in life!