go kart!

We, the VendAstians went for a Go Kart race yesterday; I was included in the heat 27 and 31. As a newbie driver and first time Go Kart racer, I was incredibly nervous. Even so, I did my best to play it cool and enjoy the race.

my “gears”

When it was heat 27’s turn, I chose the number 10 kart. And my “agony” began due to the following impediments:

  • I cannot properly reach the break and gas pedal
  • The seat can no longer be adjusted
  •  Solution: Step on the side (edge) part of the break and gas pedal
getting ready… (photo courtesy of Allan Wolinski)

My left leg seem to be shorter at that time because I could hardly press the break pedal. As a result, it was a total nightmare for me during the heat 27.

  • It was a big challenge for me to work on a smooth turn especially the “S” section

  • I got pushed to the side while making a turn (I was stucked for few minutes)

  • Instead of going to the “finish area”, my kart “was out of control” and would like to continue the race.

As soon as the race started, I was already wondering when will it end. I was earnestly waiting for the checkered flag (signal for the last lap) to be waved.

Moving forward, in heat 31, I chose kart number 8 instead of kart number 10. I was amazed when I was able to sleekly reach the gas pedal and the break; well, it’s not the way it should be, but it was enough for me to control both pedals. This time, I was able to truly enjoy the race and  was even contemplating that the time should be extended!

go kart (photo courtesy of Allan Wolinski)

One more thing, I was able to park the go kart into the proper location when the race was finished. Yipey! All I can say is, mission accomplished! 😉

lemon & ginger

I’ve always hated long and winding road because it makes me feel terribly dizzy and it triggers the “anacondas’” in my stomach to do a somersault. Result? Vomitting.  I used to puke everytime we travel to Baguio City* when I was a kid. And I definitely detest the aftermath feeling. Darn! Just by writing this paragraph makes me sick. Arghhh!
(TheCuriousMe Note: Baguio City is the Summer Capital of the Philippines.)

Now, why am I yakking about this bus and vomit thingy? Well, it seems like they implemented a new bus timing in which I’m not aware of. As a result, I “accidentally” rode the bus that took the long route. That timeslot was suppose to be the for “short route” bus that I normally take. Serves me right for not checking. Grrrr! There were so many left and right turns that it felt like I was travelling in a zigzag road!

By the time I reached the office, I was “super duper mega over” dizzy and I already felt like puking. No, I did not go directly to the bathroom. Instead, I immediately went to the kitchen area to prepare hot ginger and lemon tea to drink.

I felt miraculously better after sipping the contents of the cup. It’s even better than sniffing white flower (a.k.a ammonia) or taking biogesic or panadol. Hmmm… They said this is good for the voice too. That’s the main reason why I bought it. I never thought it works for “dizzy” and “nearly puking” people as well.

I hope by the time I finish the 24 packs, I will be able to sing one song without a glitch. La la la la la!

“miraculously” tea

note to self

  • smile often even if you can’t find any reason to smile
  • find your tongue, you’ve been tight-lipped for quite sometime
  •  wear your eyeglasses when you’re using the computer. it hurts badly when you don’t.
  • work out regularly since you can’t stop yourself from eating
  • refrain from daydreaming especially when you’re driving
  • teach your right foot to accurately distinguish the gas and break pedal. don’t interchange!
  • ignore those people who talk behind your back
  • stay away from hypocrites, they emit negative energy which is bad for the health
  • don’t just meet expectations, exceed them!
  • continue writing and inspiring other creatures
  • never entertain negative thoughts
  • choose the guy whom you love and who loves you dearly… someone who proves his words with actions… someone who has a concrete plan for the future… be firm or else you may end up like a fool (again.)
  • love yourself
  • stop hibernating, get a life!
  • join a cruise
  • meditate once a week
  • stop planning your life, it’s not working

Sorry, I’m just talking to myself.  Why don’t you do the same? :p Aja!