Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Yey!I got my "Führerschein"

Yey! Finally, I have my driving license today. My heart is leaping with joy and so much gladness. I praise God and thank Him for it. My (driving) practical exam lasted for about 35 minutes. I was a little nervous as I get hold of the key and adjusting the mirrors. The examiner and the driving instructor got inside the car. The examiner then gave me instruction on how the examination goes. Before he instructed me to start driving he asked a question (of course in german) if I know where the hazard light located and if I know how to turn it on. Of course I knew it, but the problem was, I didn't understand his question. He sounded like saying "veh-nen", I said to myself, what word is that? What does it mean? I thanked God that the examiner was a bit patient with me, and complimented it with action, then I realized that he was saying "warnen" which means warning. Btw, in German "w" is pronounced as "v". As I got it, I just showed the hazard light switch and that actually break the ice. They were laughing at me, knowing that it's not that I don't know about it but I don't understand the question itself. I did a good start, it was when we were in the Motorway that I screwed up (just a little bit). You can really see that the driving instructor and the examiner were in full attention on how would I enter the motorway. I think, I did it right, I heard the examiner saying "Jawohl" which means "yes, indeed!" It was when he asked me to exit in the direction to Stuttgart that I did the mistake. I exited correctly, but as I reached the exit, there were two lanes, and it was so bad of me not see that the right lane is leading to an emergency bay. I was so focused on the idea that I should use the right lane, and I was wrong. But it's not too late anyway, I noticed that it will lead me to dead end, perhaps with all the angels backing up I was so calm, and was able to think right, I managed to change to the left lane which leads me to the right direction. I really thought that was it. It's over. That was a sign of poor observation of course, but I just continue to do my best. As we exit the motor way, we went to some federal roads, and residential areas, did parallel parking and headed back to the driving school. As I glanced at the back, the examiner was smiling at me, ask me to sign something and handed me my license, what a relief, whew! It was a wonderful day. In my head I was shouting yehey! I did it.

I would like to talk about driving in Germany and that includes getting a license, but I would need a separate post for that so I can put more details about it.

11 comments:

jannet said...

congrats.....well done

daisy said...

wow! congrats! byahe na...

GraySpirit said...

Gratz ...

I have my license but am an American expat in the Philippines. Too afraid to drive there ... lol.

Dhemz said...

congrats sis...way to go! pasakay ha...ehehhee!

Hoto said...

gratzi it´s not to hard to drive in germany. ok in winter time it´s a little harder and today it started to snow in deggendorf where i live. have fun driving around

Joe-ann said...

thanks a lot everyone:)
@grayspirit, so true driving in Philippines esp. Metro Manila is like mastering the so called organized chaos.:D
@hoto, it's snowing in Munich area too.:)

kikamz said...

congrats joe-ann! so happy for you! well done, to think in German ang imo practical exam. i am not as brave as you.. waahhh!!! till now, wala pa ko nag start ug practice drive sa ADAC übungsplatz although ginasigehan ko ug kulit ni vincent. heheh! vielleicht wenn ich keine andere Wahl mehr, muss ich auch Autofahren lernen. :D

Bless said...

Congrats jo! It is really liberating to know how to drive. Pwede na ka maglaag-laag. Duol ra mo sa Hohenfels?

Joe-ann said...

@kikamz, thanks a lot, sus kaw pa, kaya kaayo na nimo.You're braver than me, I know.:)

@te bless, thanks te, mao jud. although public transpo in the area is so accessible pero mas maayo jud pud kung maka drive naka. mga more than an hour or 2 ang hohenfels, nagaadto mo or imo hubby diha?

May said...

hi joe-ann! yes, join colorful weekend sometime! :)

May said...

Oh yeah! Congrats!!!!