It was raining buckets all through the night yesterday and I had a hard time convincing myself to get up in the morning. Eventually did, though, because I remembered we had another 4-day week coming up anyway, so it's a dang waste to use up a sick leave this week. However, I stood at Ortigas extension for over an hour waiting to get a ride without getting lucky. Called it quits when I was still there at 6:35am (I would have been 5 minutes late to work already, even if I somehow managed to teleport myself to the office).
Went home only to remember that I had to go to the bank. Car was banned from the roads yesterday (number-coding scheme), so I had to wait for the allowable window before I could drive out (9am to 4pm for Pasig City, FYI).
1) Drove alone at Ortigas extension,
2) took a U-turn at a main road (U-turns scare me. A lot.), and
3) parked at a real bay parking lot occupied by lots of cars.
Truth be told, I wasn't able to park well. I ended up at the space beside the one I was aiming for. Hahaha! Good thing it was another free space. Otherwise, I would have totally rammed into the vehicle occupying it. XDDD
And the U-turn wasn't that great an achievement, either. I was supposed to take the first one, but the vehicles there were bumper-to-bumper, and I couldn't stick my car in. So I drove ahead to the next U-turn slot where there were less cars. Hehehe.
After my quick errand at the bank, I practiced backwards parking at the supermarket parking lot near our village. It's always near-deserted so it was pretty safe to tinker around in. My car always ends up at the slot beside the one I'm gunning for, though. Isn't that weird? Well, at least now I sort of know where my car is going to go when I (try to) park. :D
Jane said it would probably take me a month to become adept at driving. I'm not so confident. ^^;