Friday, 15 August 2008

a hitchhiker's guide to...

somehow, this memory suddenly popped into my head while on the way to work this morning...

during our uni days, few of us had any mode of transportation save our own two legs as the reliability of our uni bus service and the public transport leaves a lot to be desired. and our faculty was so far away from our college! most days, we'd walk back to our college after classes and even with all the short-cuts, it still took us about 20 - 30 min! no wonder we were all so slim then! hehe...

however, on some days, especially in the evening and we were all so tired out from a whole day of classes, some of us would stand at the side of the main road in front of our faculty to hitchhike! we'd just put on our 'first year muka kesian' face and stick our thumbs out at any passing car... hehehe... and abt 98% of the time, we'd get a ride either back to our college or to the main complex just opposite our college.

and it was kinda fun, actually! of course, we always do it in groups. never alone. and i think what we were doing was relatively safe coz after all, most of the ppl driving inside the campus would be students and lecturers. as our faculty is situated on the road on which at the end of it is the engineering faculty, we get lots of engineering seniors picking us up. heheh... :P and if the timing was right, we'd even get repeated hitchhikees (is there even such a word?)!

sometimes, we'd strike up a conversation with the driver and it was pretty interesting for both hitchhiker and hitchhikee. i think the reason most of them actually stopped for us was they seldom see ppl doing such things, both in and out of campus, and it kinda amused them. hehe...

well, there's that. just a short reminiscence to some of the things we did in our uni days...

* no bento today! craving for korean bibeembab! :P

5 comments:

San said...

Since u *ping* me via YM to get the name of the main complex..which I can't remember as well, I have been struggling and stressing my mind to think of it! Finally I got it!!!! It's PUSANIKA!
*Phew*..wat a difficult name to remember. Maybe I'll name my future baby..PUSANIKA! haha

stargal said...

hahaha... soli lor! mana tau u'll get so stressed by it. i sudah lama lupa ler!

yeah, good idea. then gerenti u'll never forget it! :D

Biow said...

wah.. so frenly one in your uni.. UKM kan? my uni no such thing leh..

stargal said...

they stopped coz tak pernah see such things mar... hehe... u tak pernah try at ur uni. maybe they'll stop also ler?

Biow said...

i doubt.. but my uni is walkable.. seriously.. it's quite centralised..