Monday, November 21, 2005

Remind myself to write!

Yes, I sure need to do that often.
Though, it's been some tough couple of weeks...
Being a freelance isn't easy, I can tell you that for sure...
But then again, what's not? Eh?
well, last weekend, I went of on an English camp.
Yes, it was a camp to learn English, but no, it wasn't for children.
Though that would've been fun too.
Anyways, it was a weekend, one night-two days kind of a camp.
We were to start off Friday morning and return Saturday after lunch.

So, I volunteered to drive, what can I say.. I love driving.. and it was a long distance drive on the highway, and I wasn't about to pass that up.
Well, so the day before I did a quick check-up for the car, just to make sure nothing was wrong.
And I had a morning class just before we left and it did give me and extra hour before I actually the other teacher that were going to go with me.
Right after I started to head for my morning class, I heard a weird sound coming from my breaks. Now, that didn't feel right. So, after class I went to the auto-repair shop just to make sure.
And they told me I had to change my brake lining. So, I did, took me some time and I was a bit late.. but better save than sorry, right?
So, after getting the brakes fixed, I met up with the teachers..
Guess what!? we took a wrong turn and had to go around and that took us about 30mins.
And we were running late, real late.
Well, I drove as fast I could and tried to get to our meeting spot to meet the other group of teachers, who were in another car.
And we finally did and were well on our way..
It would have been perfect if it ended there..

BUT! there just had to be a BUT...
After about 30mins or more of driving down the highway do our final destination..
I started to smell something weird..well, I just thought it was the smell coming from outside..
and after couple of minutes my accelerator felt weird.
Even though I kept pressing it down the needle of the speedometer wouldn't go up..
What could I do.. but to pull over..
So I did and call the other car that I had to pull over and that something was wrong with my car.
We had no choice but to call the towing company..

Now, car trouble... it just scares me.. with all those accident I had..
I love driving.. but having a car trouble is like getting a heart attack..
Luckily, my engine didn't die. THANK GOD!
But, we were running really late, so we did have to squeeze into the other car and leave my car with this other person(one of our company rep., cus he didn't have to teach)
I didn't want to leave my car in the hands of strangers.. but I didn't really have a choice.. so..
I did.. and we were on time.. sort of.. only 10 mins. late...

we started our 3hours classes starting at 2:10pm and finished at 5:10.
Had our dinner till 6pm started another 3hour class and called it a night.
After my class our rep. told me that he got the car back and was parked right outside the building and told me that it cost around $430. (I don't know if I have to pay the whole thing or if they're going to pay half.. still haven't heard what's going on.. but the rep. paid for it for now.. and the good news is that my car got fixed! Yeahy!)
we had some bonding time after class, talked and talked and talked and I finally went to my room at around 3am woke up at 6am ate breakfast and started another 3hour morning class from 8am til 11am.
And that was the end of the English Camp.

Very intensive.. fun.. great expreience..
Don't really want to repeat it the same way.. but.. it was interesting..
And definitely exhausting!

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