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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Mommy, Get A GPS!

I got my driving licence when I was 18 but I hardly drive out of my comfort zones knowing my own weakness in sense of direction.  I am most comfortable driving around PJ area as most of my working days evolved around PJ.  I had countless of bad experiences driving around KL, one of them found myself ended up in Genting downhill when my expected destination was Gombak, KL!  The moment I saw the toll in front of me, I knew I was in deep trouble as there was no turning back! Hahaha...

 KL would never be in my list of comfort zones, that's for sure though I am comfortable to drive around:

a)  Petaling Jaya and my parents' in-law's in KL which is at the border of PJ larr
b)  Subang Jaya where we lived for 8 years
c)  Puchong where we lived for 5 years
d)  Ironically, I now live in KL territory but also bordering PJ wor..

My boy was so concerned the moment he knew daddy wouldn't be around to send him to Sunday Dhamma school which happened to be in KL two Sundays ago, knowing his mommy's weakness well.

Our conversation while in the car:

Ian:  Are we going to Dhamma school this Sunday?
Mommy: Sure, boy. Mommy will send you there.
Ian:  But daddy will not be around.
Mommy: So..
Ian:  Will we get lost? (from the rear-view mirror, I can see worriness starts creeping up his face, hehehe..)
Mommy: Then, how eh, boy? (decides to play along with him)
Ian: (Switches to thinking mode, and suddenly his light bulb is on. Ding!) Don't worry, mommy. We can get a GPS!
Mommy: Huh.. (he was never exposed to a GPS before).  Do you know what a GPS is, boy?
Ian: Yes, a machine that can take you to anywhere you want..
Mommy: (Impressed with him and with a smile) Where did you learn this from?
Ian: From "Young Scientist" magazine!
Mommy: (Nodding her head away).. Well, boy, we don't need that, mommy knows the way.
Ian: Are you sure or not but daddy is not around, you know?
Mommy: *-*

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Blogger Caroline Ng May Ling said...

HAHAHA!!! so cute la Ian! so clever summore! LOL!

July 15, 2010 at 4:10 PM  
Blogger Sheoh Yan said...

At least, he is showing his concern to you. He is a thoughtful boy.

July 15, 2010 at 4:26 PM  
Blogger Montessorimum said...

So smart!!

But I too never dare to drive into KL, further I dare go, PJ area.

July 15, 2010 at 5:54 PM  
Anonymous suituapui said...

Just drive. Stop and ask for directions if lose. Not good to be dependent on GPS... Same thing as being too dependent in hubby. When not around, you are totally lost!

July 15, 2010 at 7:40 PM  
Blogger Shenny's mommy said... can ask Ian to take note of all routes taken by his dad, and let him be your guide next time if his dad is not around. Normally, boys have better sense of direction than girls. So, I believe he is happy to do that for you and it is an interesting task too.

July 16, 2010 at 9:06 AM  
Blogger Hayley said...

Haha, smart boy!
But true, with a GPS, you don't have to worry even if you have poor sense of direction.

July 16, 2010 at 2:39 PM  
Blogger Adrine said...

Ha ha..I think I'm same-same gang as you! When I go beyond my normal routes, I can get completely lost. I have driven plenty of extra kms and paid plenty of extra toll by going round and round KL !

Your boy so smart la, to learn about GPS from a magazine.

July 16, 2010 at 3:49 PM  
Blogger mNhL said...

haha....I'm the same as you - have poor sense of directions. I;m very poor in reading map too. Got one time, boss asked me to fetch the foreign workers to their embassy to renew passport, my jaw dropped but still have to do it. I lost my way! Luckily 1 very helpful taxi driver asked me to follow him (luckily he is not a bad guy) and brought me there. Phew!

July 16, 2010 at 3:56 PM  
Blogger Annie Q said... Ian!!

I am the other way round, KL area i am familiar, but throw me at PJ or Subang i will get lost!!!

July 16, 2010 at 3:57 PM  
Blogger eugene said...

Ian is a pilot material haha

July 17, 2010 at 11:02 AM  
Blogger MK mummy said...

hahaha... smart boy u have...

July 19, 2010 at 10:59 PM  

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