As you read.
I drove like I was drunk today. Not that I've ever been drunk. But that describes it. I suppose that driving once every two weeks for a learner isn't frequent enough. My hand-eye coordination went back to zero and for a moment I forgot what's the purpose of the clutch. Then I did try to change gears, change lanes, slow down, and u-turn at the same time. Also I managed to move off from a steep upward slope but afterwards the car went in every possible direction because I found myself trying to figure out where the hell is 'straight' on the steering wheel.
My instructor obviously had that what-happened-to-you look on his face. He said I was good but was just ready to take it back at that moment. It would've been fine with me. I wasn't disturbed in any way, I was just forgetful. But it's also his last-minute instructions that make me panic just a little. Well I did wonder why I had to go to the extreme left lane on a three-lane road when I had to make a right turn ahead like 300 metres away, which means I had to go back to the extreme right lane, two lanes away.
Funny. So just imagine me doing a zig-zag on the three-lane road. The thing is I'm not worried about my safety, I'm worried about his car. It's crisp and brand new. I don't think I should be driving a smooth, sleek car in a zig-zag manner on a big busy road.
But take note, I did not hit the mother and child who just came out from nowhere and crossed in front of me on a quiet street. See, I may be forgetful but I'm not stupid. Everytime that happens I feel like a hero. (^_^)
Back to now. I figured out some ways to stay cool.
- Shower (in cold water) at least 3 times a day.
- Go swimming every week after sunset.
- Walk around the neighbourhood at 5 in the morning.
- Drink plenty of cool water (courtesy of The Fridge). Never leave home without a bottle of water.
- Eat fruits with loads of juice in them (watermelon, oranges, etc).
- Apply sunblock. Not sunscreen. Yes, even indoors.
- Expose as little skin to the sun as possible when you're outside.
- Wear clothes that are comfortable, breatheable, and light.
- And for the record, stay indoors (or sheltered at least) when the sun is at its hottest point.
It's still hot. Fans and air-conditioners are no use here. We need a blizzard.