Friday, January 14, 2005

Why is it EVERYTIME i come home to singapore alone...

How come things HAVE to screw up when i make the journey back to singapore alone? The moment i had one foot in the cab back at campus, i could just sense a feeling of foreboding...

The pakcik driving the cab had a strong accent...somewhere from Kelantan or something...i just couldnt make out what he was trying to tell me...so i just said: Yah..ah...ye...ok takpe pakcik, drive ajer sampai ke stesyen Lrt Putra...he was babbling about something not having electricity and something wasn't working...but of course i couldn't make heads or tails of what he was trying to say...

When i eventually reached the Lrt stn, the shutters were half down and there was red tape across the entrance...so the wheels inside my head started turning and ::DING!:: so THAT was what the cab driver was talking about...ugh...great...wat a way to wrap up my day...so i pleaded with the pakcik to take me to Pudu cos it was already 4.30pm and my bus was scheduled at 5.30!!! Sadly enough, the pakcik wasn't able to take me there...shoot!

So i stood outside the station with a few other people waiting for the electricity to get running again...panic mode started to seep in...great...i was either gonna have to forego my 5.30pm ticket OR i could just make a mad dash for it...

Of course i picked option B. Lucky for me, and another gerl heading to the Pudu bus terminus, a bus driver offered to send us to the next lrt station...thankfully the electricity was up and running by the time we got to the station...but the moment i got into the train, which was already packed, it didnt move...for about another 5 mins! By then, it was close to 5pm...i was praying silently that the train would move soon...God must have heard me...

When the train reached KLCC it was already 5.15pm...i got shoved in further away from the door cos there was a horde of people that actually wanted to get into the train which was already packed like a tin or sardines...luckily there was a seat...so i just plopped myself down...soon after when the train started to pick up speed, the train suddenly jerked and halted which caused some people to lose their balance and almost fall...i was screaming inside my head and saying: what now God? Why are you testing me like this today? I was so afraid that I was gonna miss my 5.30pm bus...

Thankfully enough it wasn't another power failure...so the train started to move again after a moment's lapse...Time check 5.25pm @ Masjid Jamek lrt stn...

Getting out was another challenge...i had to shove my way out and luckily the ugly Singaporean side of me didn't get out...So i dashed up the stairs to the control stn, out the station and run to the STAR line...hurriedly bought my ticket and bounded up the escalator steps and rushed up the stairs...luckily a train was heading toward the platform and i was one stop away from the pudu bus terminus...HOME free!

When i got to the terminus, i rechecked with the uncle which bus i was gonna board and lucky enough for me i finally hopped on the bus...time check: 5.45pm...bless the bus driver who got into KL late...i eventually made my way back to singapore at around 6pm...



The last time i went home alone my bus broke down...what next???



...Feeling Jinxed...