Back To School ...

The school officially opens tomorrow and the roads are going to be packed silly with cars. I've been enjoying the relatively easy traffic flow for the past 7 weeks because of the school holidays but come tomorrow, it's back to the daily grind of bumper to bumper traffic.

And it's going to hit me even more cos I'm really not used to it. For the past three years or so, my travel time to work was just a short 5 minutes drive away since my office was so near to where I live. But the new place where I work is pretty far away and on a normal day without traffic it takes just a little under half an hour to reach but with the added cars on the road from Monday, god only knows how long it's going to to take me to get to the office!

Like I said, I'm really not used to fighting my way through traffic to get to work so it's going to take a little while for me to get used to it. If I ever get used to it that is. Maybe I could just use my rocket ship to fly to work ... LOL! That would sure solve the traffic problem for me.

Anyway, as I was saying, school opens tomorrow and I'm glad that the kids stuff were all bought way in advance. I can imagine those last minute shoppers rushing to the malls to get their kids school stuff at the various 'Back To School' sale promos that are still being offered at most malls. I'll bet it's a madhouse out there.

I only have to go to their schools tomorrow morning with wifey. We have to split the duties cos both boys study at different schools and we need to pay their school fees (which for the life of me I cannot understand why cos education here is free ... well supposedly anyway) and also pick up their books and stuff.

I've taken a couple of hours off from work to get this done. This is something we have to do every year so it's pretty routine. It's also fun watching the new parents running around aimlessly like chickens without heads sorting out their kids first day of school ... LOL! Not an easy task I tell you cos I've been through it. All the best to them anyway.

14 weird comments:

anny said...

Haloooo Mr Spaceman,
Good luck tmrw on the roads... thank god i don't work in KL anymore and i am still on leave.. hehe.. dun envy me :) The rule of driving in KL is.. leave early come back early or come back very late.. hahaha... either way.. u never win.. but a good rocket sure will help.

anny said...

by the way...Happy New Year.. may the New Year brings you less traffic and more patience on the road.. :D

chegu carol said...

that can only mean one thing too Nick...you have to wake up extra early. :)

me too.

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Rozella said...

Half an hour isn't that bad lah... We are the reverse pula. Now my house in just 5 minutes away and before I had to take the LRT from Kelana Jaya to KL Central then I had to change to Star and then I would get off at... I forgot... and I had to take the bus lagi! Hahaha

Life Ramblings said...

now that school opens, i've gotta wake up ridiculously early to send my kids to school to avoid the morning hour rush.

Spiff said...

Anny - Hallooo to you too :D

I'm going to need all that luck, that's for sure ... hehehe ...

I think I'll stick to the leave very late and come back early rule ... hehehe ...

Spiff said...

Anny - And a happy new year to you too :D

Nick Phillips said...

Carol - Tu la Carol, I'm really not used to waking up early. This is not good ... LOL!

Spiff said...

TH - A new giveaway? Cool, I'll come over in a bit :D

Spiff said...

Rozella - Wow, that's a lot of commuting!

Half an hour during school holidays but now that school is back again, it might take a year and two months minimum ... LOL!

Spiff said...

Life Ramblings - I think we're all in the same boat but normally I'll sleep in, Mrs. Spiff is the one who wakes up early to get the kids ready ... hehehe ...

grace said...

o my gudness. i have to prepare for this next year when my kid goes to school for the first time. just thinking about it gives me the heeby jeebies

Spiff said...

Grace - First of all, welcome to my humble blog :D

Yeah, preparing a kid for school can be pretty steep these days. Heeby Jeebies is the perfect word to use for it ... LOL!