The sky got REALLY dark this afternoon during our faculty meeting at school.
Then the rain began.
And thunder. BOOMING thunder.
I decided to book it home after the meeting... putting TWO ponchos on, my purse in a plastic bag, and I was off!
Well... not only was the rain bucketing down... but the streets were flooded too. Nice.
I told my bike many times how much I love it! ...My Cuxi might be small ...but it's mighty! I was so SO thankful that the bike cruised through the flooded streets. ...Each time the water got really deep (...over where my feet sit) I picked up the plastic bag holding my purse at with my feet...
At points, I did laugh at myself... chugging through flooded streets... getting soaked every time a car cruises by and creates waves... and there I am, driving with ponchos on and my feet up high. :P
Ohhhh Rainy Season.
...One day last week from school I went by a fruit market that I like, although
it's a bit out of my way when I'm heading home. ...Of course, it began
raining when I was still about 10 minutes from my apartment. I figured
I'd cruise it out, not put my poncho on (I never do that!), and just get
wet. It was actually kind of fun and I didn't mind it...
I told myself to enjoy it and think of the rainy ride kind of like puddle jumping.
WELL... it quickly began pouring! I was the only one driving around without a poncho on. ...And this earned many stares and giggles from poncho-covered motorcyclists around me at traffic lights.
pulled up to my apartment building, Mr. Nhan (security guard) opened
the basement door and was surprised to see me -- soaking wet! He kept
saying, mua, mua (rain!). Hahaha.
THEN... as I coasted my scooter into it's place in the basement, the
two cleaners in Mr. Nhan's little hut area just started cracking up
laughing! They thought it was SO funny that I was all wet and hadn't
worn a poncho.
It was one of the few times in Vietnam that I've felt cold. THAT felt great. :P