14 Things That Wajib Happen Every Year During Your Balik Kampung Drive

"Balik kampunggggg oh oh oh balik kampungggg!"

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1. Dragging yourself out of bed at the crack of dawn to leave early in the hopes of avoiding the jam

But you usually end up stuck anyway 'cause everyone else had the same idea.

2. Fighting your siblings to the death all in the name of avoiding that dreaded middle seat

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Who wants to be stuck squished there for the whole trip?!

3. Being forced to take the obligatory "nak gerak" wefie

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4. If you're one of the pro families who set out at night instead, the car is fully stocked with snacks and food

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5. Big families will confirm meet up at someone's place first so that everyone can konvoi together

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6. Going back to sleep the second you're on the road 'cause it's just too damn early to be up and functioning

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The paling kesian moment for the driver is when they're the only one left awake.

7. Everyone's super excited to blast Raya songs and have an epic car-aoke session at first...

... but you'll get sick of it soon enough and start begging to change the music to something, anything else!

8. Someone always asks to stop at a petrol station or rest stop every hour

Three words: NEED. TO. PEEEEEE.

9. Sleeping, sleeping, and more sleeping

Which is when those who are still awake start taking embarrassing photos as future blackmail material.

10. Having to turn back halfway 'cause someone forgot their baju raya at home

Everyone will be trying their best not to kill that one forgetful person.

11. Keeping yourself entertained by documenting the entire journey on Insta stories

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Your updates will mostly consist of "still stuck in jam" photos and the occasional selfie.

12. Or your mother makes you help with last minute duit raya prep

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It becomes your very important job to make sure the right amount of money goes into the right sampul.

13. If you're really bored while you're stuck in traffic, it's time to kacau kereta sebelah or start messaging random strangers on Waze

The conversation will mostly consist of complaining about the jam, making assumptions on what's causing it, and/or offering snacks to each other.

14. The mad rush as everyone scrambles to FINALLY get out of the car ASAP when you sampai

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But you still have to take a group photo before you can head in lol.

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