Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Mom's CLK

Since I lazy to think of a good first paragraph to begin with this blog, I am gonna to use the same one that I've repetitively used for few recent posts:

Another 6 days to Chinese New Year... ... ...

Hehe...

Forgive me for that. I am writing this post in the office while waiting for a postponed dinner. I did not want to over stress my brain to draft a perfect starting paragraph, sorta overloaded for few presentation slides and documentations in the past 4 hours. Gimme a break.

Anyhow, it's still related to CNY to my suspect. CNY is at the corner, everyone (or Chinese) needs $ to celebrate. During this economy recession, some may suffer to celebrate or even not celebrating at all. For my family, we are not celebrating 'cause my father's passing has not over 100 days (or something like that for compliance with Chinese customs). For some "licensed gangsters", they might be playing hide and seek with you on the road and catch you in surprise. Once caught, you better give angpau as appreciation to them. Especially to drivers with back passengers, make sure they are buckled or otherwise pay the angpau. For some others, they might still want to celebrate but they are not like the "license gangster", so how do they get the "fund" to celebrate? One of the options is to get "indirect angpau" from the other kind souls like my mom.

Look at this "big angpau"...


Driver seat of my mom's CLK, the Cute Little Kancil. Ain't it look like a big angpau with its Ferrari red color?

So what's wrong with the CLK? Look at this close up shot...


The debris of the window. It's the left over after the window was smashed by the bandit for this...


The car stereo head unit, the most valuable part in the car.

The bugger was very lucky 'cause he got not only the head unit but a full box of coins, at least about RM20 bonus. With that "angpau", he at least could sell the unit at about RM200, which can buy him plenty of CNY stuff. Mandarin oranges, Chinese sausages, Chinese dried meat or Ba Gua and so forth, you name it. Of course provided that my curse was not realized that he has the last breathe to enjoy during CNY, not becoming a big piece of Ba Gua under truck wheels.

At the mean time before the CLK was sent for repair, I put up a tinted window which I believe it would not comply with JPJ's regulations. It eliminates almost 100% light source to penetrate into the cabin and therefore provide almost 100% of comfort to the driver...


Hehe... Happy Chinese New Year and Gong Xi Fatt Chai to you. Do practice extra cautious and awareness when out from the home and don't give any slim chances to the opportunist to "Fatt Chai" on you on this festival period.