8.15.2010
Night Driving in California, Taken Sometime Ago
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Realized last night that I’m pretty much blind when I’m driving at night.  I had to flash my bright lights more than a few times to see where to turn, where the pedestrians are risking their lives, and if there are cars around me.
Had a good general assembly and fellowship night with my fellow Asian and Philippine Studies graduate students.
I’m slowly getting used to driving in the country.  It can be very stressful - truly, it can bring out the worst in anyone - but I’m starting to realize that it’s just a matter of putting on a different mindset and attitude to survive Philippine roads and highways.  A whole new level of aggression, without forgetting road courtesy and respect.  I love people who use their signal lights, abhor jeeps who nonchalantly park (read: PARK!) in the middle of the road, blissfully ignoring the traffic they are causing behind them.  I am getting the hang of the elliptical road.  And I could use one or two drive-through coffee shops.

Night Driving in California, Taken Sometime Ago

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Realized last night that I’m pretty much blind when I’m driving at night.  I had to flash my bright lights more than a few times to see where to turn, where the pedestrians are risking their lives, and if there are cars around me.

Had a good general assembly and fellowship night with my fellow Asian and Philippine Studies graduate students.

I’m slowly getting used to driving in the country.  It can be very stressful - truly, it can bring out the worst in anyone - but I’m starting to realize that it’s just a matter of putting on a different mindset and attitude to survive Philippine roads and highways.  A whole new level of aggression, without forgetting road courtesy and respect.  I love people who use their signal lights, abhor jeeps who nonchalantly park (read: PARK!) in the middle of the road, blissfully ignoring the traffic they are causing behind them.  I am getting the hang of the elliptical road.  And I could use one or two drive-through coffee shops.

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