拒绝等到65岁退休才享乐 狮城小情侣驾着小货车一路开到葡萄牙

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2019年08月27日 16:18
享乐要趁早。
(侯佩瑜制图)

享乐要趁早。

蚁粉们是不是曾经都有过这样一个梦,辞去工作拿起背包潇潇洒洒去环游世界?

然而,现实总是很磨人。你总会想出各种原因打消这个念头:

有的说没钱,有的要养家、有的需供房、还有的说要照顾孩子等等等。最后就安慰自己:老了再说。

终于等到老了退休了,又因为身体不如从前好,担心钱不够养老,愿望再次石沉大海。

所以,蚁粉们享乐要趁早!套一句年轻人常用的话“YOLO”(you only live once,你只活一次),不要留下空白和遗憾。

就像这对31岁的新加坡情侣Martin和Jacinda,在大家都认为应该“三十而立”,30岁正是大好时光应加倍努力打拼事业,他们却毅然选择辞职,买了一辆货车从马来西亚自驾游到欧洲,实现自己的梦想。

妻子Jacinda是一名自由业主持人,而丈夫Martin则在企业打工。两人相爱14年,货车自驾游的想法本来是妻子的个人梦想,虽然丈夫也认同,但没想过这么早实现。最终还是被妻子“每天的紧箍咒”说服了,认为这样的生活才是他们想要的。

Jacinda在接受网络视频24-hour traveller的一段采访中说:

“我们觉得人生不可以就这样:读书、毕业、结婚、买房子、退休,间中完全没有享受人生。我确实有朋友觉得,要在退休后才开始慢慢享受生活,那是65岁之后的事情(熬了30多年)。现在还要把重新雇佣年龄推迟到70岁。那么,到时候人生已经要结束了,没有时间享受人生了。所以,我们觉得年轻的时候就要开始。”

享乐要趁早。
(24-hour traveller)

当然,他们这个重大决定也遭到家人的反对。

Martin说,父母的第一反应就说:

“Siao啊”(发疯啊),不用工作啊。

家人接着抛出一连串问题:

你这辈子想做什么?你要自驾游多久?下一步是什么?你以后都不想工作了吗?你要放弃现在的一切了?

他们还指出,对于一个离开职场几年的人来说,工作前景并不那么好,并质疑他最终回来时哪个老板会请他。

对此,Martin答复母亲说:

“我工作很久了,已经10年了,是时候休息一下”。

这个回答让工作了超多年的妈妈情不自禁地翻了个白眼。

Martin说:“我明白妈妈的出发点,因为她觉得我是一个男人,需要找一份稳定的工作养家。”

而Jacinda父母对她的决定属于比较支持的。她解释说,因为父母也喜欢这样的旅游概念,一家人从来不跟旅行团旅游,她小时候就常常跟着父母去自驾游,走到哪里住到哪里。(看来,Jacinda的自驾游想法应该是父母启蒙的。)

无论如何,他们咬紧牙关存了好几年的钱,家人最后应该是没反对的,两人在今年7月8日开启了旅程,从马来西亚出发,终点是欧洲的葡萄牙。

货车麻雀虽小,五脏俱全

他们的起居饮食都在这辆五脏俱全的货车中解决。

情侣俩在马来西亚买了这辆二手货车,把它改装成“大篷车”(caravan)还装上了太阳能,共花费1万1000元。为了省钱,只要能亲手改装的,他们都会想尽办法动手做。

爱环保的Jacinda称他们的“家”以甘榜风格为主,几乎所有家具和设备都以可循环可再生的材料。

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

This was back then when we first bought the van and just finished removing all 11 passenger seats, ON OUR OWN!!!! ☀️👫🚐 You know, initially many people told us we couldn’t do it cos we had no idea what we were doing. It was true, we were never very hands-on people, living in the city, everything we needed, we bought. But everyone has a first time, if you wanna do it, we’d say just f***ing plunge into it and get your hands dirty. Yes we made mistakes and blamed each other for the mistakes we made (haha), but that’s learning. Learning to live life and learning to live together. 👫🚐☀️ So what are you waiting for? Follow your dreams and don’t look back ☀️🚐👫 . . . . . . #vanlife #vanlifediaries #vanlifers #vandwellers #myvanlife #hiacecamper #vanlifemalaysia #travelmalaysia #travelgram #asiatravel #vanconversion #adventure #advanture #roadtrip #homeiswhereyouparkit #sustainable #zerowaste #diyvan #responsiblevanlife #thegoodlife #camping #MJROADTRIPPIN #vanbuild

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他们亲手拆了后座的11个椅子,车顶的内部粘上了椰子纤维来降温,也做了防蚊网让夜晚可以开着窗口通风。为了节省位置,两人也各自只带了22件衣服。

货车白天是客厅,有两张长板凳:

享乐要趁早。
(24-hour traveller)

入夜后,就变成了卧室:

享乐要趁早。
(24-hour traveller)

情侣两人都是素食者,爱做菜的妻子Jacinda负责掌管饮食。货车里有冰箱、餐具、干粮、火炭炉、煤气炉以及提供他们干净水源的陶瓷过滤器。

饿了,丈夫就地取材起火,让妻子烹饪海带汤,火堆同时也能起到驱蚊和取暖的作用。
 

丈夫生日时,妻子也在丈夫午睡休息时,亲手做了一个生日蛋糕给他惊喜。

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

☀️👫🚐 It was a real simple birthday celebration. Just the 2 of us in a beach hut, a surprise cake I made while Martin was napping (recovering from his back) and a foot dipping session in the blue sea waters. That was it! Nothing too fancy, needed a good rest from all the driving, but we were happy and we’re pleased to announce Martin’s back has recovered 80%! Thanks you guys for all the well wishes, it really helped with all that good energy vibing around us! . . . . . . . . . . #vanlife #vanlifediaries #vanlifers #vandwellers #myvanlife #hiacecamper #vanlifemalaysia #travelmalaysia #vanlifethailand #travelthailand #couplegoals #travelcouples #travelgram #asiatravel #vanconversion #adventure #advanture #roadtrip #homeiswhereyouparkit #sustainable #zerowaste #diyvan #responsiblevanlife #thegoodlife #camping #MJROADTRIPPIN #vanbuild

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冲凉上大号

两人的冲凉用具只是一个非常轻便的收缩盆,外加一个携带性淋浴筒,就让他们在户外也可以享受热水澡的快感。

享乐要趁早。
(24-hour traveller)
享乐要趁早。
(24-hour traveller)

Jacinda介绍说,若他们靠近沙滩时会选一个安静的地方,穿上比基尼洗澡。
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

We will never forget these summer days. Us, as city folks, slowing down and enjoying a day of just doing nothing. Sitting by the river, chatting about life and eating nature’s fruits. What an amazing day. ☀️👫🚐 Looking back, we had truly taken life’s simplicities for granted. We asked ourselves what were we fighting so hard for in the past; money, career, name, to the point where we wouldn’t allow ourselves to enjoy life as it is. We now realised we were too afraid to quit the game of “who is more successful”. No matter how hard we pretended, in reality it was a showdown of whose diamond ring, car or home is more luxurious. Let’s be honest, we tried really hard to win the game but 99.9% of the time, we never won. Somehow someone would come along with a bigger car or a bigger pay check. We tried to chase but we never got there and eventually it dawned upon us that no one could ever win this game and so we gave up. And that was the best decision we’ve ever made. ☀️👫🚐 Here we are, all our stuff packed, living out of our tiny van, exploring the world! Our aim, in a nutshell, is to experience a slice of life in every country, rich or poor, exchange life stories with locals and most important learning humility. We wouldn’t say we have mastered the skill of not accumulating things, but we are practicing, collecting more meaningful and long lasting items instead of things we’d throw away without blinking. ☀️🚐👫 So yeah, this is what we’ve discovered about ourselves for now. Till next time, we’ll update you guys again! . Follow @mjroadtrippin . . . . . #vanlife #vanlifediaries #vanlifers #vandwellers #myvanlife #hiacecamper #vanlifemalaysia #travelmalaysia #travelgram #asiatravel #vanconversion #adventure #advanture #roadtrip #homeiswhereyouparkit #sustainable #zerowaste #mjroadtrippin #diyvan #responsiblevanlife #thegoodlife #camping #MJROADTRIPPIN #vanbuild

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而小便,他们一般都会在户外(草丛)解决,大便则会找公厕。Jacinda也坦然,有一次因为忍不住了,在沙滩附近找到一个很安静的草丛,挖了一个洞解决,完事后再埋起来,接着用海水洗手。

当然自驾游一路上会遇到很多意想不到的事情。特别是在荒无人烟的地方睡觉时......

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

the previous night, we parked & slept by this beach under the stars and by 11pm we were sleeping soundly in bed..... and.... . At midnight, we awoke to banging on our van door.. we opened our eyes & through the curtains, we saw bright headlights, followed by blue blinking lights. Must be the police. We opened our windows & 2 uniformed officers were right outside. they said they‘re from immigration control & asked what we were doing here. Martin explained we‘re Singaporeans traveling in our van. they spoke really nicely & even apologised for disturbing & left. so we went back to sleep... . Again at 1am, Martin woke me up and bright headlights were pointed directly at us. Zzz. This time there were no blinking blue lights. Martin said he was going to check it out & walked towards the car. I watched from inside but the lights were so glaring I couldn’t see anything! Now I was worried sick and regretted letting him go alone. if he got stabbed or killed I wouldn’t even know! Luckily after a few (agonising) mins he came back but in search of our passports. He said they were plain clothed police, showed him their badges but were being really rude and demanded to see us. I was now super frantic, wondering what if they were robbers instead?! Martin insisted i stay calm and follow him. As I got out of the van I smelled cigarette smoke. Made it worse, chances of them being thugs got higher. Their car was about 50m away and as we came close they really looked like 2 thugs sitting on the bonnet smoking away. Martin handed them the passports and they checked it under the headlights, cig still in one hand. Martin explained again we‘re a married couple on a road trip here. They asked a few routine qns & finally sent us away, this time kindly telling us to park our van near the chalets where it might be safer and even reached out for a handshake to apologise for intruding. . After we re-parked, though it took a while to recover from our thumping hearts, we had a peaceful rest after. we were just left wondering Malaysia’s security like better than we thought ah (at least in the desaru area?) also, mental note: needa work out a plan in case we meet real robbers next time man...

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两人在开启旅行的第二天,他们把货车停在迪沙鲁(Desaru)海滩处过夜时遇到“惊险”事。

Jacinda在帖文分享说,晚上11点和丈夫睡得正香时,当地的两名便衣移民与关卡局官员敲门问话,在他们一番解释后,官员才离开,两人继续进入梦乡。

然而到了凌晨1点,又有车灯照射他们的货车,丈夫Martin决定下车一探究竟。留在车上的Jacinda因灯光太刺眼什么都看不见,担心得要命,后悔让丈夫一个人出去,担心他被袭击或被捅死都看不见。

在她胆战心惊时,丈夫走回货车说要拿护照给对方看,并说对方是便衣警察,也出示了证件证明,但他们态度非常不好,并要求见两人。Jacinda担心对方伪装,其实是抢匪,有所迟疑。

丈夫让她保持冷静跟着他走,而Jacinda一下车就闻到烟味,让她觉得对方是抢匪的机会更高。走近时,她又看到两人向小混混一样坐在车盖上抽烟,让她害怕得心扑通扑通地跳。

所幸的是,对方听了两人的解释后,问了几个常规的问题,就非常有礼貌的告知他们应该停在更安全的露营区。

Jacinda感恩马来西亚比他们想象的更安全(至少在迪沙鲁地区),同时也提醒了他们要想好一个应对真歹徒的计划。

情侣俩人的追梦故事让网民羡慕直流口水,感叹自己没有勇气,被现实生活绑住,喊这对小情侣代他们完成自己的梦想。

这位应该是上了年纪的网民说,

50年前他也想这么做,但要帮忙父母分担照顾七个弟妹,接着又到照顾自己的家庭,工作对他来说是非常重要得。随着孩子慢慢长大,梦想也不了了之。

享乐要趁早。

这位网民说:

“我向你致敬”,多么希望自己有这样的勇气去抛下一起自驾游看世界开眼界。

享乐要趁早。

但也有人觉得这对小情侣是因为幸运,不愁吃不愁穿过着优质生活,加上他们的父母都独立,应该也有钱,所以才可以不顾一切去追梦。“我的建议是,尽情享受你的生活,享受旅行的每一刻。但是请记住,不是每个人都像你一样幸运。”

享乐要趁早。

小情侣目前将会在东南亚呆一段时间,明年3月才会开往中国,接着前往欧洲,祝他们一切顺利。

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