Lynn feels that the get­ting-there is as much fun as the des­ti­na­tion it­self.

Torque (Singapore) - - CONTENTS - LYNN TAN

WWHAT sets a road trip apart from any or­di­nary com­mute is the fact that the jour­ney mat­ters as much as where you are headed. Dur­ing the hours you spend in the ve­hi­cle’s cabin with your trav­el­ling com­pan­ions, you get to give one an­other your un­di­vided at­ten­tion.

You swap sto­ries, share mu­sic, pass snacks around, take turns at the wheel, and ba­si­cally just spend some qual­ity time with ev­ery­one on board.

The re­al­ity, how­ever, might well be ev­ery­one in the car con­nect­ing with their de­vices rather than one an­other, es­pe­cially with data roam­ing rates be­ing af­ford­able th­ese days.

Nev­er­the­less, dur­ing lulls in what­ever form of “in-car en­ter­tain­ment” cho­sen, I like to gaze out of the win­dow, look­ing mind­lessly at the nat­u­ral and man-made land­scapes that pass us by.

With­out fail, my wan­der­ing gaze is soon fol­lowed by a won­der­ing mind, and I in­evitably find my imag­i­na­tion go­ing into over­drive.

With ev­ery glimpse into a home and the ac­tiv­i­ties go­ing on in it – whether it’s a kam­pong house in Perak, a sub­ur­ban home in Van­cou­ver, a mul­ti­mil­lion dol­lar man­sion in Los An­ge­les or a ranch in South Aus­tralia – I start vi­su­al­is­ing what those peo­ple’s lives are like. Who lives in that home? What do they do for a liv­ing? Are they

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