Burrrning Tuk-tuk

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our lovely legs just before the bad thing happened
Oh good bejeebles loord I almost died (again) today! Jear and I were almost burnt alive! Oh good bejeebles... it was a bit crazy!

As we were making our way back to our last stop in our very well planned and researched city tour, our tuk-tuk just suddenly burst into flames after super mega overheating! It was destined to happen in a very crowded street so that a local would be able to see the flames coming up from the engine of the motorcycle of our tuk-tuk.. and so he could warn the driver how super mega dangerous it is already... and that the driver could warn us to jump off the tuk-tuk and run for our lives before any super mega fooking things could happen. I was terribly scared that the motor engine would explode (like what I see from some of James Bond movies*) and barbecue me! It was a very crowded street and so many people got into some fooking panic, I got scared more and just ran away as if I am Angelina Jolie** in her movies (only not looking ridiculous for laughing at how ridiculous the situation is and also looking scared at the same time.
I see smoke
.. for how ridiculous the situation is!).

When finally I thought I was in a safe distance from any James Bond explosion that's going to happen, I have found Jear with me and calmed myself and then I looked back to where the tuk-tuk was and saw a good deal lot of black smoke. While walking back I took pictures (tried but it was difficult when everybody's trying to watch the tuk-tuk turn into ashes.. or whatever they turn to if not ashes.. and you couldn't get to see much of it from afar). I feel bad for our tuk-tuk driver! His source of living is gone... And I can not help much because I don't have a source of living now myself! He's alright now. He is just around here near our guesthouse.. *looks outside*..and I can probably see him now and even maybe still relating the story of his awful day.
thats our tuktuk!
When we got back to our guesthouse (hired another tuk-tuk) news have already spread and I had to show them the pictures... them other tuktuk drivers and guys who work around the guesthouses here... ten or so guys.. who i have no idea who they were exactly (but they aready know me?!).. surrounded me as I showed them how burnt the tuktuk and how ridiculous the situation was! I know it's me... It's bloody hell me that is being followed by some jinx or some darn bad luck and I am putting other people in danger now as well...***

Oh good bejeebles..... I need some drink. As we make our way to some bars around here we will probably be offered again some weed to smoke but of course I am not tempted. Good loord, I can't wait to have a normal day. Even for just one day.
tsk tsk!
Please be it tomorrow. Please be it tomorrow. Please be it tomorrow.


* I have actually only seen one James Bond movie.
** And what's this about Angelina have given birth already? The last thing I heard (which I thought wasn't so long ago) that she was only rumored to be pregnant. Goodness, did this happen last year? I am so not catching up on current events anymore! Finally, Brad and Angelina have their own natural baby and I wonder if they have bred well....
*** Sad fact.
sugarkatie says:
OMG!! I am going there in a month.. jesus!! glad you're safe..should i stay far away from tuk tuk?
Posted on: Sep 11, 2010
bboyffect says:
Whoa foreal its dangerous outhere, im glad you made it safe..
Posted on: Jun 20, 2010
livelovelaugh87 says:
sounds like quite and adventure!
Posted on: Nov 14, 2009
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our lovely legs just before the ba…
our lovely legs just before the b…
I see smoke
I see smoke
thats our tuktuk!
thats our tuktuk!
tsk tsk!
tsk tsk!
is it gonna explode yet or what?!
is it gonna explode yet or what?!
tuktuk in flames
tuktuk in flames
lots of curious people
lots of curious people
more curious people!
more curious people!
poor tuktuk...
poor tuktuk...
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