Look closely at my picture, people..
Can you see something I’ve got different from other people?!
So cute!? Well, that’s true but let’s try one more time..
What? Gorgeous?! Ah people, I know that (lol)! But that’s not what I’m talking about..
“Ey! Finally, you’re here!” (Yes, I am.)
“Heard there’s new airport in your province! You shouldn’t be this late ever again!” (But do I have to take a plane to school!? – -“)
“Why don’t you just stay at home?! No need to come anymore~ the school’s over!!” (Because I already dressed, pal!)
These were words I always got from friends in rainy season. And most importantly,
“Well, congrats! It’s tadpole’s showtime!!!” – -”
Right, I look like a tadpole, that’s what my friends (the whole school, actually) say. Don’t be mad, I know you disagree! You don’t think so, right?! How can a cute girl like me be a tadpole?! I understand you but I’m ok with it (answering like a soap opera’s lead girl).. I accept it :p
Rainy season here begins from May to October. Students still go to school and we only have a month off in October. Exactly, I still have to go to school and suffer from the very very bad traffic for 4 months!! In general, to travel from my place to Bangkok is tough already ~ but when it rains, it’s a complete disaster! And because I live here in Samutprakarn, connected to the sea, it’s always flooded everywhere even my own kitchen!! To get out of my house, I have to take shoes and socks off.. I tie plastic bags around my feet and walk out. That’s why my friends say ‘It’s tadpole’s time!” It’s because this tadpole finally has a chance to swim!!!
I so remember that time, a little more than a month ago, I hurriedly got out of my house because it was raining cats and dogs’ grandparents (real hard, right?). I didn’t want to be late for school (because teachers never understand!! T-T). I soakedly got in the bus. I was glad that there was a seat for me, too.. so I quickly walked to it and sat happily 🙂 I felt so comfortable.. so yes, I fell asleep at last.
A while later, I woke up and saw that I was still there in front of the top of my soi!!! I checked my watch and guess what!? It’s been almost 2 hours since I first got on the bus! – -” I wasn’t late for school yet, I comforted myself. I still had 10 more mintues to arrive there just in time. But that was only in a dream, how could I appear there in ten minutes?! I checked outside the windows, I couldn’t see the roads anywhere. I really thought I was on the Titanic.. floating still in the ocean. It was flooded everywhere, every car and every bus were there standing still. Nothing I could do so I slept again.
An hour later, I woke up, I passed my soi already. Hurray!! I was almost on the express way. I started to be bored with my seat. I’m never like this. I mean, Thai buses are always crowded so people love seats the most when taking buses. But to be stuck on it this long, I started to be sick of it for the first time.
At last, 10.30 on the dot, I arrived at Siam! I called my friends that I arrived already and again, they gave me teasing responses. That day was Friday and every Friday, we study only for a half day (3 periods). They already finished school. I so wanted to cry. But nothing I coud do..I mean, I couldn’t go back home, either ~ the road was crowded..nothing moved.
However, to reconsider it again, I find that I missed maths classes that are my favorite (sarcastic) and one Thai class that the teacher was absent. It was worth it anyway! :p
And if you have been clinging to Thai news always, you must have known that the north of Thailand has been flooded (a lot more than here) so, the water will be released tomorrow and it will come down here to the center of Thailand. And where will that be?! Right, my place!
So my mum warned me,
“Don’t come home late tomorrow, Tadpole~you might get drowned!”
– -” Calling me tadpole and underestimating my swimming skill!? That’s sad!