Today, the festive traffic leaving Johor Bahru was the dust storm of Arabia Terra, and I was Mark Watney, trying to outrun it. If you read The Martian novel, you will understand this allegory.
I was somewhat lucky, I left work and began the drive back to KL in somewhat dense traffic, but according to Waze, I was just in front of the main 车龙 car dragon (long stretch of stationary cars). I was still able to drive 90-100 kph for most parts, and that was all I did. I dared not stop at any R&R until I arrived in Seremban area. That’s about 250 kilometers of driving and I was quite close to KL already. I was terrified with the prospect that if I did stop anywhere earlier, the terrible traffic would catch up to me and I would then be stranded on the highway.
As it is, I made it home in 4 and a half hours. On a normal day it would be 3 and a half. Regardless, it meant I was able to make it home in time for a late mom cooked dinner of soup and broccoli.
After 5 days of eating binge, mom’s cooking felt like a timely reprise. I’ll have to spend the coming 2 days eating nothing but my mom’s food. Last ditch attempt to make my body healthier in anticipation of Chinese New Year.
Tomorrow, I will start writing all about my latest JB adventures. But I will probably publish them only after I get back to Penang. I want everyone to be back before I publish them, just to maximize the number of people who might get jealous of me 😀 . This coming week, I guess I will just be spontaneous and make short posts about how I spend CNY this year. I guess it won’t be much interesting, mostly it will be me lazing around watching TV at home… 🙄
Otherwise… I’m back!! 😀