Cruisin’ down the freeway


Woohoo!  Today, I went from holding a Temporary Driver License to being a bearer of an Interim Driver License.  Please don’t ask me to explain the difference between “temporary” and “interim”, because the only meaning I get out of this is that:

I passed my driving test today!!!

Yipppeeee!!!!  I simply can’t wipe that grin off my face. 😛

After the many steps I had to undertake, it has finally paid off.  The driving lessons I took, the written test I had to pass weeks ago where I was only allowed to make not more than 6 mistakes out of 36 tricky questions, scheduling an appointment for the road test, queueing up in line waiting for my turn for the road test, having weird dreams prior to the test (like the one where the car I was driving was suddenly a right-hand drive instead of a left-hand drive), praying fervently that I would not have to retake the driving test because of some stupid mistake I made…well, now it does seem as though a great burden has been lifted off of my shoulders. 

And in a few weeks’ time, I’ll be getting my valid California driver’s license!  I can’t wait…hmm…hope I look good in the picture. Heh.  The picture was taken at the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) right before I took the written test.  It’s not like in Malaysia, where we get to go to some photo studio and make sure we look good, you know.

So this morning, my driving instructress picked me up from my apartment an hour before my test and we did a last-round practice before the actual test.  Thankfully it was a nice day for driving, not hot at all.  My driver’s test appointment was at 10:30a.m., and surprisingly my tester arrived at 10:40a.m.!  My instructress told me sometimes her students had to wait for an hour past their appointment time! 

In the US, we use our own car for the driving test.  In my case, I requested to use the driving school’s car.  My driving test took only about 10 minutes, and when we were all done, my tester (who was a young lady, by the way), told me I had passed, and she said, “Good job!” 🙂

I’m not someone who likes to brag, but this is an exception:


Never mind that she spelt “performance” wrongly.  I’m getting my driver’s license soon!

*does giddy dance of joy*

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20 Responses to Cruisin’ down the freeway

  1. mistipurple says:

    Congratulant! (followin’ the tone set) :p

    The Giddy Tigress says: That’s a cute one! Thanks misti!

  2. wen says:

    congratulations! i find it funny for someone who’s mother’s tongue is eng and yet can spell wrongly on such a common word. doesnt she use it often for good drivers? hehe

    The Giddy Tigress says: Well honestly, I don’t think her mother tongue is English per se. You see, my tester looked a little bit like Vietnamese or Chinese…

  3. soo sean says:

    Congrats! So, where did you go with yr new license?

    The Giddy Tigress says: Thanks! Hehe..I went on the freeway!

  4. Paik Ling says:

    You go girl!!!
    Why am I not surprised for the bad spelling? It seems that only non-native English speakers master spelling. Pretty much like the same rule applied to the correct use of chopsticks!

    The Giddy Tigress says: In any case, she’s not Caucasian la… 🙂 And yeah, a lot of CHINESE don’t hold the chopsticks properly huh?

  5. Congrats on passing your driving test! A California driver’s licence! Wow!

    Hey, long time no see! Seems like you’re enjoying yourself in California. 🙂

    The Giddy Tigress says: Thanks ecl! We are enjoying ourselves!

  6. iamthewitch says:

    Congratulations! I only understand too well the burden of having to go through a test. And I also understand the weight that lifts off AFTER I pass it! 🙂 Now you don’t have to endure any more weird dreams… hehehee

    The Giddy Tigress says: Yep…it’s a wonderful feeling!

  7. jemima says:

    Well Done!!! Now you hit the road, Jack.. err I mean Giddy. 😛

    The Giddy Tigress says: Thanks!

  8. Pink Cotton says:

    hahaha congratulations!!!

    The Giddy Tigress says: Thank you!

  9. ehon says:

    hahahahahhaha!! Well done! 😀 It’s a great achievement I must say!

    The Giddy Tigress says: Thank you Ehon!

  10. michelle says:

    Congrats!!! Now you can go anywhere you like.

    The Giddy Tigress says: Actually before passing, I already went wherever I liked liao…it’s just that NOW there is a valid driving license to go with it.

  11. JJ says:


    The Giddy Tigress says: Thank you!

  12. Wuching says:

    cannot get kopi-o lesen wan hor

    The Giddy Tigress says: Cannot wan la… if can also, I wouldn’t opt for it.

  13. kyh says:

    gong hei gong hei! can now drive cross-country liao, hor? 😀

    The Giddy Tigress says: Hey, how did you guess? 😛

  14. Adino says:

    Congrats! You did really well!

    The Giddy Tigress says: Thanks Adino!

  15. rinnah says:

    That was pretty fast for a driving test! only 10 minutes… so, where are you gonna go next with your new driving license? Hehehe.

    The Giddy Tigress says: Actually I expected it to last like 20 minutes… where will I be going? You’ll see…

  16. kyh says:

    gong hei gong hei! u can drive from LA to NYC already! 😛

    The Giddy Tigress says: Eh, why you congratulate me twice? Anyway, thanks! 🙂

  17. Tine says:

    Congratulations! You’re now a bonafide left-hand driver 😛

    The Giddy Tigress says: Thanks Tine!

  18. kyh says:

    HAHAHAHAH i din realise!!! but turns out my gong hei gong hei is still relevant 😛

    The Giddy Tigress says: Of course it is!

  19. health freak says:

    Congrats to you! That’s really an achievement. Now you’re free to go anywhere you like!

    The Giddy Tigress says: Thanks!

  20. PB says:

    Congrats! More trips to Daiso maybe?! 😀

    The Giddy Tigress says: Oh yeah…! I’ll try to go there again one of these days…

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