Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Taxi At 140kph

It was 3am when I flagged down a taxi for a ride to the Mactan, Cebu airport. My head was still groggy due to lack of sleep very much anticipating my trip to Palawan (via Manila). The road was dark and almost empty, like we owned the streets to ourselves. “The ride should be swift” I thought.

Then we ran over a hump. The tires’ axles may have screamed at the force that could break them. But the driver was unmoved. We’re moving like crazy and the speedometer swayed from 100 to 140 kph. The driver’s head swayed too. “Is he in a trance?” I asked myself but continued observing him.

We traversed the Marcelo Fernan Bridge like we’re in a drag race and we reached the airport in no time at all. I gave him a P30 tip for that.

6 comments:

bingskee said...

baka naman hilo na rin siya sa antok? delikado yun lazarus..

Panaderos said...

Glad you safely made it to the airport in spite of the maniacal driving that was put on display before you.

First time to comment here. Got here through Fence's blog. Like you, I'm a CPA too and similarly, blogging offers me an escape from finance to other areas that are of great interest to me.

Thanks for such a great blog. Hope you won't mind if I link to your site from mine.

lazarus said...

bing, delikado nga yon. i prayed silently na lang.

panaderos, welcome to my humble site. sure, link up fellow CPA. i'll link you too.

Ethyl Alcohol said...

Sana mga jeep dito, mabilis rin mag drive.

Baka may call of nature si Taxi driver. Hehehe. Peace. :D

dodong flores said...

Hello, Gaw. Way back in my high school days, I would go to Cebu from Nasipit via Escano Lines (libre pa - walay pamasahe) just to hang-out at the North reclamation area and watched drag racing when it's getting dark. Way, way, back before SM and other malls in there, that reclamation area is a 3 km. stretch. Oh, I miss those days in Cebu (and those shipping lines I rode for free)...

I wanted to avail of your Cebuano Blogger badge. I'm no Cebuano since I'm from Butuan (but my late father claimed his descendants are from Cebu) pero my former live-in partner is from Toledo. Would that make me qualified? ;)

Lazarus said...

gaw dodong, you can have the badge too. cebuano ka na rin.