I hardly go out when I come back to KL nowadays. Of course there are many reasons for it. The main reason being I want to spend more time with my parents as they are getting older.
And I always come back spontaneously without much plans, so it is difficult to make plans and get the family to be available together. It is always either the brother having to work, or the sister having to work, or mom and dad have something else going on.
Another reason is that I feel tired going out, especially if it is to go into the city center. Driving into the city center on weekends is a daunting prospect. Things like this happen:
Notice KL Tower and KLCC Twin Towers in the backdrop? Yeah I took my time to make sure these 2 iconic landmarks are captured. Gotta make my pictures as touristy as possible 😉
Kuala Lumpur roads on weekends are either terrible, ridiculously freaking terrible, or slit-your-wrist terrible.
I want to rest and relax when I come home. Sleeping in for the whole day falls under this category. Sleazing on the couch flipping channels on the television falls under this category. Eating mom cooked food falls under this category too. Getting caught in slit-your-wrist traffic however, does not fall under this rest and relax category. In fact it is the direct opposite of rest and relax.
I still endure it once in a while though, like I did today, because sometimes I still need to meet up with my friends. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy meeting up with my friends, I just don’t enjoy the process of getting to our meeting places.
In fact, this stupid traffic condition is one main reason why I have not once contemplated moving back to the capital city.