Living in Phnom Penh: A Motorbike Incident..

Living in Phnom Penh / Friday, January 22nd, 2010

Something happened that made me rethink about trying to learn how to ride a motorbike. You see, I’ve been trying to learn how to drive a motorbike since that’s the easiest way to get around here in Phnom Penh. I was actually getting the hang of it, and funny coz I usually think I’d be a disaster on top of anything that moves.

But after a half-day of trying to learn I was learning bit by bit, enough already for me to drive several meters haha! I was surely gaining a little confidence about my being on the road.

To get to my story, something happened to scare me off again. Hi-ace has a couple of classes in two universities and he has to hurry to get to those classes. He doesn’t have much time in between classes so he prefers to ride a motorbike to get there faster especially since those classes are during the rush hours. So two days ago, he was on a rush again, and it has started drizzling making the roads slippery. And on his way to his class in PUC he was near Pencil Supermarket when he had a minor accident. There is a part there where the road is not even and he didn’t see it plus the road was wet and he slipped on the side.

Thankfully, he got off with just a scrape on his elbows and hand. When he got home and told me about it, I was really horrified and imagined that happening to me. Geez, I probably should get myself a life insurance first before getting on a motorbike again. For now my riding lessons are on a hiatus till I gather the courage again to try.

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