Saturday, March 2, 2013

True Life: I drive a motorbike

It seems as if everyone in Thailand uses motorbikes as one of the main modes of transportation, and I have joined the club! Many at home will laugh at the idea of this and think there is no way, trust me I was a bit skeptical at first. For the past month now I have been renting my own and I absolutely love it. Motorbikes come in all sorts of colors, so of course I was dreaming of a lime green or actually any neon color bike. My family will find it quite humorous to know that I show up and what color is waiting for me… WHITE. (For everyone else, for the longest time it was an on going joke because everyone on the Brough side of the family had a white car. Anytime we had a rental car of course white and so on.) But I have grown to love my bike and I spend quite some time riding it around!

Recently I have discovered something life changing, listening to my IPOD (with only one headphone) as I am driving. I seriously could drive for hours, and be entertained. Back in the states singing in the car is one of my favorite things, and of course there are always some dance moves incorporated. Unfortunately there is not really any dancing on the motorbike besides a little head bob now and then, but don’t worry this allows me to really focus on my vocals haha :)

Dad you must know that I think of you often as I am driving around! It sends me flashbacks of you teaching me to ride a bike/ drive a car! First I learned to drive without music, which you made me do in the car, even if I wasn’t always happy about it. Always wear your helmet/ seat belt… CHECK. Then there are of course two brakes, one for the back tire and one for the front tire. I don’t know if you engrained it in my head but I always say to myself dad says use the back break first so you don’t go over the handle bars? Hahah I don’t know, but good work dad! Lastly I now know why you have always liked to ride motorcycles, dirt bikes, etc. Yesterday I was driving and the sun was behind me so I could see my shadow in front of me on the pavement. I had basically convinced myself that through the shadow I looked like I was driving a Harley. Rog let me tell you, I have never felt like more of a badass in my life hahaha.