Love and I were finally back from Korea. It was an enjoyable trip in Seoul and Geoje. We love their beautiful city and scenery but so not on the people. The scenery was worth the whole trip and we took lots of photo. It is always fun travelling with him to somewhere we never go before.

In Geoje, we looked up to our friend, and a groom-to-be, Wei Teck at his apartment as he is working there. We took this opportunity to travel Seoul and Geoje, planning our holiday trip and returned Singapore together.

We had known each other since 17, 18 in our poly school days and completed our FYP together. About 10 years back, we were just students looking for team-mates to form a group. The whole formation was kinda weird and unplanned. Wei Teck and Xiong were my classmates but we were never close. It was Shiqi (Wei Teck's then-gf) who looked me up to ask if we would form a team of 5. Angela was Shiqi's good friend while Wei Teck is well, her then boyfriend. And later, Wei Teck ask Wei Xiong to join since they were rather "close". That was our team.

Many years back, the photo quality wasn't as good. Photo taken after we completed our presentation at Schneider Electric

We had lots of fun, tapping company's network to L4D and travelling to places for food. Most of the time, we were having fun more than we were doing our project. But anyway, we passed out our poly and each of us peruse a different path... Though each of us were doing our own things, we would try to plan some meet up or a simple dinner and even impromptu activities.

As Xiong drives, we usually head home late until the night is really late.

Through the years, we had planned FYP chalet, picnic, KTVs and even going overseas. I vividly remembered that we went overseas to Bangkok a few weeks after my breakup with SJ. With them, I could somehow forget my sadness and enjoyed the Bangkok trip.


They were there early on my 21st birthday.

And a blink of an eye, we are all grown up. Wei Teck and Shiqi's love blossom and they are ready to move on together as married couple. I could not describe how happy we were for them. Me and Angela were chosen to be the bridesmaid and Wei Xiong was their groomsman. We were so honoured and happy that we were on their mind when it comes to their wedding.

Pretty bride! And we grew together over the years. 

They held their wedding lunch at The Park Royal Pickering on 19th March. We woke up early to the gatecrash. Honestly speaking, we felt that the gate crash was too easy for the Groom. After which, we we had some light breakfast and head to Botanic garden for photoshoot. As it was still early, the sun wasn't that hot and we walked a distance to the Pavilion.

Credits to Kris

All of their guest came and the lunch started at 1pm. The whole lunch lasted for 3 hours plus and there we were taking photos outside.

Wishing them everlasting love and blissful marriage!

Now you see, how fast time passes....

After a good 3 years, on a one fine day, Xiong told me that CDC will be closed after their lease has expired in Ubi. And the question came: When are you going to re-take your driving license?

After news has confirmed of their closure, I once again , moved my fat ass to re-register with CDC to activate my account. As my final theory has already expired (only valid for 2 years before your practical test), I had to re-take my final theory. Luckily, I passed with one attempt.

One night, Xiong was scrolling through a list of private instructor and he showed me a few with higher passing rate. I decided on one and I contacted him the following day. Immediately the next day, we made an appointment on the following week.

He was an elderly instructor with age about 60+ and he has more than 20 years of teaching experience. He is a very nice instructor and he never scolded me. His formulas were good and easy to remember. Most importantly, he owns a new Toyota Vios and it was very easy to drive. I had about 12 lessons with him before I took my test as I didn't want to spend a full amount on my whole driving. 12 lessons are considered a lot since I had lost touch with driving for 3 years.

From what I know, CDC doesn't have any test date on weekends and now, all we have to wait was only a month before our practical test. In the past, we have to wait 2-3 months before we can book our test.

On the day, I booked a warm up test with my instructor at 1pm and my test was at 2.50pm. My instructor re-run with me on the tips and pointers to look out for in the circuit. My warm up lesson ended at 2.30pm and I went to the ladies. Supposedly I had a 20 minutes rest but the queue was so long that I waited about 10 minutes. After I had finished my business, I heard my instructr shouting for my name from afar: Li Yun ar, your instructor is already here, he is sitting in the car waiting for you liao.

I was like: WTH!!!

I had no time for preparation or calm myself down. I ran to my instructors' car immediately as the tester was already waiting for me. I entered the driver's seat, put my bag at the passenger seat and he said: Once you are ready, you can move off.

I adjusted my seat, my rear mirror (act a bit), check my blind spot and move off. At the first station, he told me to go to parallel parking. I could vividly remember that i strike kerb the moment I parked in. And Bamb! I made the same mistake again. A 10 points is deducted. Unknowingly, I strike kerb on my 2nd attempt and I wasn't very happy about it. I left 10 points to fail the whole test.

My tester told me to do down to take a look at the wheel and I did. I knew that I would fail terribly again. So I just let go of my nervousness and continue my test.

For the rest of the stations, the crank course, the S-curve, vertical parking and slope, I think I did pretty alright as there isn't comment from the tester. I didn't have much hope in passing my test,so i just did my best anyway. I paid for it right?!

Soon, we drove out of the circuit. And bad enough, I had forgotten to wind my side mirror up. I only realised when I reached a junction at a red light, only then, i wind up my side mirror when I stopped at the traffic light. I guesses I'm going to fail anyway.

The cars at Ubi at 2,50pm was heavy. You can see lots of cars and cargo trucks on the road, travelling on the same lane as you. At one of the junction, the tester told me to make a U turn and I had hard time cutting the lane to the right. I found a chance when I saw a big cargo truck travelling at a slower speed. I immediately cut into the right lane and made a right turn.

Finally, we were back to the CDC. the tester told me to follow him to the 2nd floor and so i did. I knew I wouldn't make it. But surprisingly enough, the tester said a few words: ar check blind spot ar, check left and right etc.... and passed my test!

I got a 18 demerit points. Thanks to the kerb I strike at parallel parking. ZZZ