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Thursday, April 3, 2008

Seat Cushions $16.99...Driver's License $26.98...The Look On My Face...PRICELESS!!!


Nope, I am not selling anything here. The title was just Jeff's idea when I asked him to think me of a catchy phrase for my blog. I'm sure you've heard of something similar from a U.S. tv commercial. Anyway, let's get past the title's significance. The real purpose of the blog is to announce that after the painstaking practice to drive, I triumphantly passed the practical driving test on a first try and got my Arkansas Driver's License yesterday afternoon. I couldn't describe how ecstatic I was when the examiner told me that I passed. As what my title suggests, the look on my face was priceless.

Of course, it wasn't an easy journey. I had my share of frustrations while I was on the road to practice. I dreaded the first few weekends of practice. I can't make myself get excited with the idea of driving for one month. I took driving lessons in the Philippines two weeks before my flight here in the US but it didn't give me the confidence to drive at all. Like most of you here, I was a struggling wanna-be driver. I was even skeptical to take the test at first but hubby encouraged me to try. The night before I took the test, I couldn't get enough sleep. On the day of the test itself, I thought I was gonna explode with extreme nervousness. I was just consoled with the idea that I can still take the test again if ever I'll fail. But God is just so good, He let me pass. It's such a big boost to my confidence.

I couldn't have made it without my $16.99 seat cushion. As you probably know by now, I am so short that I find it hard to see above the road clearly. It was such a great help. Most important of all, I couldn't have made it without my ever supportive Jeff. He's my patient driving mentor and exceptionally loving husband. He never loses trust and confidence in me despite my obvious road blunders. The police officer who gave the test and the guy in the revenue office who made me pay $26.98 for my license, they took part in my driving experience on this foreign land. After that being said, the results was worth all the struggles. It was definitely PRICELESS!!!

10 replies:

poray said...

congrats! i am happy for you..i am still practicing to drive and yeah it is hard..still got a long ways to go...friendly advice though, it is not safe for you publishing your info on the web..try to black out your name and DL number..there are a lot of bad people out there..tc

jenn_US said...

helo poray. thanks for ur advice. yeah it didnt cross my mind to block out the important info while i posted it but now i edited it. thanks again for the concern. i was just probably over excited, hehehe!

Julie Ann said...

jhen, how did you get your license without GC? im driving now but, once a police caught me already driving without a license.. hehehe.. do you have your greencard yet?

jenn_US said...

hi jules. nope, i dont have a greencard yet. but last december i took a written test in DMV for me to get my learner's permit. once u have a learner's permit, you can drive but somebody with a driver's license will have to ride with you on the vehicle, in your case, ur hubby can do that or anybody basta meron license. then after a month, i was allowed to take the practical test but i wasnt ready until yesterday. thats how i got my license. driver's license has got nothing to do with our AOS application which until now im still waiting for updates.

Chrissy said...

wow! congrats day jen...maka-wara wara na gyud ka to the max. just be careful always =)

Michelle said...

i can relate to this post about driving that needs cushion or sofa pillow. I first practice driving without any help of a cushion but after i tried having a cushion on my seat, I felt more comfortable and confident driving. Feeling ko I'm tall. haha If you're scared to drive, think the positive side that you need to drive for emergency or let your hubby take a rest if he's tired of driving. :)

lira said...

ayay! hapita ko diri jenn aron manlaag ta hehe

Lou said...

Congrats Jen! Been here for 4 years now but I just keep on renewing my learner's permit LOL My time will come...did everything, enrolled in a driving school but nahhhh wa pa jud, tapulan jud tawon si ako *wink

Be careful driving always.

jenn_US said...

hahaha! lir, bitaw sah if maau na kaau ko mudrive, hapiton tika diha, laag laag, hehee!

jenn_US said...

helo lou. ay mao ba, cge lang makadriev man kaha ka gihapon bisan permit lang na. take ur time lang. u will get there someday, hehehe. btw, thanks for the call. enjoy ko talking with u.

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