I just claimed my Driving Lessons Certificate from City Driving School in Baguio City last week.
The lessons did not come as a walk in the park for me. It was not even my first lesson. But at least the instructors cannot give up on me. They were paid by me through the driving school.
Mine is an interesting driving history. I’ve had several informal driving lessons for decades.
Second from our working student, who was also kind however the lessons we’re rough. It was indeed literally rough as we round the lot near the public cemetery under a vegetation of coconut trees.
Third from my brother, who always had alibis that I have to bribe him with money. He was so impatient he was mean and angry all the time. I gave up after one day.
Fourth from a family friend who was patient since he had no choice. He was paid by my mom more than his daily income to teach me to drive. It was fun driving from our town to the barrio and to our farm where the road was unforgiveable. Just like any other driving instructor I’ve had he gave up with a valid excuse. His cousin died the afternoon we were doing the driving rounds in the barrio. That was the end of my driving practice. I never attained sufficient skill to drive much more get a driver’s license.
Until this year, when I am more mature and a driver’s license is perceived as very necessary. I took another leap of faith in getting my driver’s license. Here’s the journey.
In Baguio City, I choose City Driving School for several reasons. Their office is accessible. It is just right in the heart of Upper Session Road near KFC. Second, the fee is affordable. I paid P2,300.00 for ten hours of driving lessons. This also comes with a free seminar for half a day with free snacks. It was a big-time bonus, the snacks.
The lessons were conducted around South Drive in between 15 mins breaks by the driver. So you compute. Ten hours driving lessons for two hours per day on any day of your choice less 15 mins and less another 15 mins trip from the school to the driving venue. That is only about seven hours and a half of real driving. Anyway, I got free snacks and a free seminar and the best thing is that the driver instructors can not give up on me. It was however obvious that I’ve had different instructors everyday but at least I still have somebody to teach me.
I’ll keep you posted on this adventure. I’m excited to get my driver’s license soon.