Jun
3
2010

If you don’t drive, SHUT UP!

Bananaz’s latest post reminded me of my trip to Penang late last year.
He wrote about a flyover in Penang near to Lam Wah Ee hospital. What’s so special about that flyover? That flyover is nicknamed ‘gostan flyover’ because its a single lane flyover and only one car can go through it and in case of any accident or car breakdown, all those cars behind will have to ‘gostan’ hence the nickname. 
If you want to know what ‘gostan’ is, head over to Banana’z blog to find out :P
Back to my story, that time we just got back from Prai after dinner. It was way past midnite and we were all tired. Our friend KY drove and I was half asleep at the back with Ethan. I knew we were lost as he kept on driving in circles. 
Just as I opened my eyes, I saw him driving up to that single lane flyover. I shouted, “KY, you fool! This is a motor lane!” That got him startled and the four of us adults in the car panicked! He did not know if we should stop and reverse or to just go ahead. I can see panic in his eyes. And then, we saw cars coming from behind and by then, we were already through that flyover :D
That got us laughing like crazy. We laughed so hard until there were tears in our eyes.  I laughed because KY’s face was so funny to the max! (Like the smiley picture up there :P) Imagine seeing him ‘terkejut beruk’ like that! We laughed all the way back to our hotel. But I think HE did not laugh… lol :P Still I laughed the LOUDEST! Anyway, the moral of the story is, “If you don’t drive, SHUT UP!”
I’ve a driver’s license for more than a decade now but I DON’T drive. Period. That incident of me exclaiming foolishly had definitely put a driver in a limbo :P I knew then that he wanted to strangle me if possible but refrained as Darling was seated next to him :D
So from now onwards, you drive, I’ll just… keep quiet :P

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    hahaha!!! i will be shoting all the time if who ever driving me with speed over 100.

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    oops! i mean SHOUTING. lol! seriously, who ever drive me somewhere and speed over 100, its either he got whack on the spot or i cry till he panic!

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    Caroline – Then you better go find a turtle and train it to drive and be your driver :P

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    If it's me there, he will get scolded!! hahha…

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    hahahahahahahaha …….. that was really funny! But hey …. I would probably say the same too if I were you, hahahahahaha!

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    Merryn..the radio also advertised this.. those sitting beside, dont utter a word.. can cause accident one.. i forgot the name he used to call those cakap a lot one beside the driver.. very hilarious one.. :p

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    Why don't drive? Just drive it. No fear. If got anything…claim insurance. :p

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    claire – remind me NOT to sit next to you whenever you are driving ok? two panicky ladies are not a nice sight to behold :P

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    :D

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    Ya lah, you don't drive, just SHUT UP! Hahaha!!

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    You have driving license already, but why don't drive? A bit wasting the license, can give someone else. LOL!

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    If I'm the driver and you shouted like that, I would definitely strangle you!! Haha!

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    Anyway, I prefer to be the driver cos I find being the passenger boring. LOL!

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    Foong – so very the garang! :P

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    Merryn thankz for the link and answering to Claire's question think she meant "backseat" driver? You should snap a photo of that 'gostan flyover' haha..tQ

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    Wah that 'panda' so fierce one thot pandas are lovable cutie huggie creatures haha. Merryn got a licence NOT to drive..

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    Bananaz- We took that turn oso because of a wrong turn.. by the time everything was over, we don't wish to go up there again! lol.. but if i ever go there again, i'll definitely take a pic. actually, YOU should help take one :D

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    LOL!! I've got license but I don't dare to drive as well. HAHA!! Same same la. :D

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    hahahahaha… this will act as a reminder to me! hahahaha!

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    Ha ha ha, motorcycle lane….LOL!

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    Even the Penang Bridge…once a car breaks down or there is an accident, habis liao….jam like hell and you'll be stuck there for hours! They should increase the toll to reduce the traffic. Maybe they can give discounts to cars with four passengers to encourage car pooling – the island is so small and so congested.

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    So it isn't true that the flyover is a motor lane after all? Haha….It's true that sometimes, well-meaning passengers can cause alarm to drivers..hehhe.How come you don't drive?

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    wha poor me i don't know how to drive any vehicle.. oh even bicycle (in exception with those bikes with mini wheels on the side LOL)

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    haha.lucky your darling is around.

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    "If you don't drive, SHUT UP!" I learnt toohttp://www.keeyit.com

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    I support this policy" if you dont drive, shut up" good good very good… let the driver in charge,if you keep talking and talking by the side,,, confused lah the driver ,right?

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    wahaha my fren uncle got drug and drove in motor lane. He still can asking how come the round so narrow and dark…

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    Hahahaha, is the face really like tat???Driving is a stress thing to do, so i dun drive even i got license XD

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    I remember that flyover! Alamak, why did you go and say it's a motor road :P Hahhahaa

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    Witch – Me PJ folk 'jakun' a bit. Have never seen such a NARROW flyover in my life! lol… next time i'll learn to keep my mouth shut :D

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    If you wanna talk, drive.. hahahhahah!~

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    Thought for safety reason "Don't drive and talk"..haha lol..

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    Yup, that's the policy when hubs' driving. If I 'scare' him (ter-shouted or something), sure kena scolded one.

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