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Revvin' It Up

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7 months ago

Everything turns into a slow motion. She can hear her own breathing and her heart thumping. She walks towards the vehicle. She sits comfortably on the drivers' side. She adjusts her gloves. Pulls on it to make sure it fits right. She wriggles her fingers, cracks them knuckles. Breathes out. She pulls down the shield of her helmet.

She looks to her side and sees the other drivers and their kart.

Three. An engine revs.

Two.

One.

Gunshot!

And zoom the two cars that she was on the starting point with, zoomed past her.

Wait what?

What happened?

Her engine just suddenly died.

Ever gone kart racing before? I can only count in my hands the number of times I've tried. Like there's just two. Easy count, eh? And they are just go karts. You know, kids' stuff? Lols I'm not really sure. Search says their track (the one we went to) is also good for professionals.

That part up there was the close resemblance to my experience with my cousins. A cousin visited from the U.K. for a short visit. I and another cousin was the only one available for a week night of fun. The request of the visitor cousin was to try this Kart Racing. So why not? Ate Pich always willing to spoil 'em little cousins.

So off we went. I was cool at first. I was kind of giving them that talk about they are not going to win against me. They were just quiet and maybe excited too in their own way. Not wanting to make a retort that will offend the oldie, I guess. Neither of them knows how to drive. But with these babies, you just step on the gas.

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We registered. We got our short briefing. We picked out helmets and went to the track.

I started getting nervous.

Being older and the more responsible one, if anything happens to these two, I'd have the whole clan breathing down my back. But that was quickly replaced with lots of laughter.

For one, they beat me. Because the older, more responsible driver in me slows down. They never did. Doing the corners will give me whiplash. Exaggeration of course.

For another, we went for another round and the second time, I was even slower. I had four laps and they had six and seven.

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My cousin enjoyed that time. That was the goal. He got his energy spent and pumped up on this one. He even decided to ask my older brother next time. But after considering the narrow seat, he thought better. My brother will not fit there.

after the rounds and still not wanting to go home

The first time I went Kart racing was when our whole batch from high school had to go out of our town to take college entrance examination somewhere. We rented a van. And it took us about a two to two-and-a-half hour ride out.

Since the exam will only cover half of the day, we also included in our plan to roam around the area. I think it was my first time in that place. Some of my friends then have been frequenting the area so they know most of the places to go to.

It drizzled and then it rained. We were parked in one area where there is a bowling alley, a surplus store and lots of fast food. We were scattered. We just agreed on a time to meet up.

My friend tapped me and told me to go across to the other side. The other side, being the kart racing place. Me the easy one to drag into anything aside from I don't know where and what she planned to do then, immediately followed her to the other side of the road.

Next thing I know, I was on a kart driving mad around the track. Since it was raining as well, the water was splashing all over. We were wearing our school uniform by the way. Hahah. I did have fun. My friend who started the idea did have fun. We were soaking wet and laughing at each other and telling each other our experience.

When we went back to the meeting place, there were snickers, high fives and lots of laughter when they saw us. Except there was also a cold, deafening silence and a tension coming from her then boyfriend hahahaha.

He was so fuming mad. He had the vent of the aircon directed straight at us. "So we could learn a lesson not to go karting in the rain." Hahaha.

Thank God we have our jackets.

Whatever pissed him off, we had fun anyway.

It was fun. Will I do it again? Yes.

So you guys ready to rev up coming into Monday? There is no stopping Monday guys.

Let's just strap up and step on the gas, eh? Let's have fun while adulting.

Please don't roll your eyes on me. Hahaha.


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Hmmmm.... go-kart racing. I'd been meaning to try that out, but it just never happened. Perhaps in the future??? hahaha. It was just bump-cars for me, and that was fun.

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7 months ago

lols zola! i remmeber one of your write up where you drove fast because of some press thing .. Hehe.. Oh bump cars! hmm been a while since i tried that too! ah. might go ride one..

the track in circuit makati closed down. Not sure if we have anotehr in the metro.. hope they put up one soon.

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7 months ago

That driving was not for fun, but a necessity, hahaha! But if that's the skill required when operating go-karts, then I guess I can manage. hihihi. Yeah, when things get back to some semblance of normalcy, I hope such places can open again.

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7 months ago

I wanna try that too with my cousins, for sure it would be a whole lot of fun LOL

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7 months ago

uu madami sigaw at kanchawan sa kulelat :) hahahah

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7 months ago

Ang saya2x nmn! Mas gusto ko ung hs experience mo sis. Mas masaya talaga pag marami kayo, and the rain hyped the fun. Wow!

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7 months ago

Haha sis oo. and yung i think "wala pang pake" din kasi andun pa nung highschool.. so the fun is pure talaga.

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7 months ago

i wanna try kart racing too! hahaha tara sis!

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7 months ago

Sayang nga eh nagsara na sa circuit. Di bale next time meron tayo huhuntingin hahahahah

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7 months ago

Oh that kind of adrenaline rush! I haven't experience such :D

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7 months ago

cray cray as adrenaline junky but it fades as we grow older i think. lols. natatawa pa din ako pag iniisip ko yung I was not as good a racer as I thought hahahah...

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7 months ago

Siguro nga sis, hehe

Ahahaha, at least you went there and had so much fun :D

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7 months ago

I'm curious about the kart racing. Totoong race ba yan nagaganap curious lang hindi pa kasi nakakaranas ahahha. Pareho ba yan bump car?

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7 months ago

Haha . May mga nagsisiryoso sa ganun ... Pero sa experience ko fun fun lang naman. Siguro yun mga siryoso iba setup ng mga kart nila baka mas mabilis...

Hindi siya pareho ng bump car eh. Super delikado pag ibabangga kasi super bilis din.

So ang goal is maunahan ang mga nasa track din at iwasan na mabangga sila.

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7 months ago

ayy bet ko to sana ma try ko kahit once lang.

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7 months ago

Wahh, ang saya nyan frenny kaso di ko pa na try yan ang saya sana etry hahaya. Waka nyan dito, peri mas bet ko car racing chorrr ahaha

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7 months ago

Haha Frenny oo tinign ko maeenjoy mo nga ang car racing... eto ang nakakaloka dito.. ang baba ng sinasakyan mo hahaha.. pag may chance makapunta sa meron let's go!!! ang sarap sumigaw din siguro ano?

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7 months ago

What a great enjoyment, I would have liked to drive those vehicles, once they arrived here, but I didn't know, when I went to the site it was very late and they were closing, I couldn't come back another day. It must be very exciting.

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7 months ago

Oh I hope they build another in your area! It was fun indeed. Though I still am shaking my head at how slow I drove .. but hey maybe next time too when I get the chance haha.. the one we tried already closed down too...

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7 months ago

I heard that karting is interesting. But I want to ask, how safe do you feel while sitting in it?

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7 months ago

I've been dreaming to try that race in my life lol. It's a really fun thing to do. Most of the boys are kj talaga haha but I find his reaction so cuttteee , kyeopta! 😍😂

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7 months ago

Hahah.. semi pumo-protective ang nakakatawa di siya maka galit todo kasi secret pa lang relationship nila nun naalala ko na.. hahaha kaya din dinaan kami sa aircon... ako lang may alam na sila ay mag jowa na nung time na yun.

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7 months ago

Hahaha that was awesome hahaha and the killjoy boyfie was cute. Hahaha typical highschool fun time. Priceless!💖

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7 months ago

ahhaha and as I was looking back at that story, the boyfriend cannot verbalize his anger because the whole batch did not know they were a thing then.. I'm the only one who knows their secret hahahaha... so that gesture of putting the vent in our direction was not noticed by anyone hahaha..

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7 months ago

I have actually ridden very little on these carts. I think twice to be exact. I really liked the experience, also considering that I don't know how to drive, this is the closest I've been to doing it. :)

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7 months ago

yes! that's another fun thing! They do not require you to have a license to drive one hahah. just step on the gas! haha

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7 months ago

Ang naalala kong similar experience sa Star City haha. Ang hilig ko mambully at mambangga ng iba lol! :D

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7 months ago

hahah si kuya ko lalo sa bump cars ganyan. galit na galit auntie ko na angkas niya eh. hahahahahaha..

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7 months ago

Karting is fun, but you should sit in it and drive, rather than push it wee pp, that way you might win!

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7 months ago

Hahahahha.. i did think it was to be pushed haha kidding. I think the corners worked on my crazy imagination that I might flip over hahaha. So the scaredy cat slows down on every curve.. which is a looot.

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7 months ago

hehe yes foot down on the accelerator and don't take it off until you are finished, yeah once you slow down then bam game over

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7 months ago

I remember telling myself, "after this corner, floor it" but then there is another corner and another hahaahaha haha.. lose the momentum once.. its hard to pick up hahahaah

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7 months ago

Exactly all you can rely on is people ahead crashing

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7 months ago

oh my imagination! hahahahhahah

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7 months ago

Wow! I know it's super fun pichi. I never been in a Kart racing. What's the feeling pichi? I am curious.☺️

It's really interesting. I wish I can try this one too someday.☺️ A blessed Sunday to you pichi...🙏😇

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7 months ago

Hi Ramona! Kamustaaa?

It wad Scary at first and then fun once you go faster. Hahahah.... One of the many things to re-try siguro when the chance presents itself!

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7 months ago

I'm okay pichi. Ikaw kumusta kana?

Hehe that's scary pichi..😄 saan yan banda pichi?

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7 months ago

Never had this before. But I desire to race for fun.

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7 months ago

Let's go my dear luci... !!! Now i wonder what it feels like to really race yah?

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7 months ago

Hala, sama akoo, Pich!!!

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7 months ago

Taraaa hanap tayo malapit. sarado na daw eh haha.. vrroom vrroom let's g!

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7 months ago

yes, pls!!!!!!

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7 months ago

Sarap din no fast car and scream...

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7 months ago