i do enjoy driving. i like the feeling of moving fast in a machine. growing up in our middle middle class family, we only had one family car. and the few times my dad tried to teach me how to drive in high school and college almost gave him a heart attack.
i wanted to drive so badly but couldnt afford a car. so that became my ultimate career motivation. after college, i enrolled at a driving school even if i had no car to drive yet. eventually, i chose an industry that gave managers company vehicles. and when i was about to be assigned a car, a lady colleague was nice enough to practice with me. and give me a blowjob in the process. but that's another story. :-)
anyway, i remember not liking my driving instructor in that driving school. i thought he was too bossy. and he demanded too much from me. LOL. and those days, even the steering wasn't power-assisted yet (pawis-steering). so it was actually quite difficult to drive then. but i finished anyway.
i was assigned a 2nd hand silver isuzu gemini. 2nd hand so i could 'practice' with it without feeling too bad about bumps and bruises. hehe. and there were quite a few. but heck, as embarrassed as i was figuring in an accident then, it wasnt going to deter me from driving.
my next car was a 2nd hand yellow mitsubishi lancer, box-type. (retro references) and i was already quite adept at driving by then. and beginning to enjoy the driving experience.
after that came my first brand new car - a 93 red toyota corolla, the model so new at that time. and since then, all the cars have been brand new. then i finally bought my own vehicle, an 95 midnight blue isuzu pick-up. back to the company vehicle, i've had a 99 white honda civic. that was followed by 2003 yellow ford escape. I purchased another vehicle, a 2005 innova (mainly for my dad), after selling the pick-up. Then I drove a 2008 black honda crv. I changed that to a 2010 white toyota prius. and finally, i purchased the 2010 red mazda mx5.
with the mx5, codenamed simply red, i have come full circle (from my red corolla!). and this car is an ultimate driving pleasure.
coming from subic, i took the sctex at around 5pm, perfect weather as the sun was setting. i had the pleasure of driving top down for that entire stretch of 90kms. and to prevent me from overspeeding, i finally learned how to use the 'cruise control' function.
wind everywhere as i was driving at 100kph (maximum driving limit), adele's rumor has it playing so loud. the bucolic scenery unfolding in front of me. i reached nirvana somewhere after dinalupihan going towards floridablanca!