We got acquainted just not too long ago
And I had never thought of having you sold
It was definitely not my intention
To make you feel so forsaken
Our affair may be brief
but I am already filled with grief
I am sad but it is not shown on my face
Afterall it was a decision I have made
I will always remember how we used to zip around
East to West and sometimes around town
And how I loved your big round speedometer & quirky buttons
And how I enjoyed flicking to change your night light colours
Oh how you suffered these past months
Soaking in rain and baking in sun
Car wash has been a very rare treat
and I did nothing much to keep you happy and clean
From now on you are no longer with me physically
But I promise you will always be part of my memories
So long, Farewell, my dear MINI
Hope you find someone who will take care of you better than me
Just as I wrote about buying the right toys for J in my last post, I received a toy car myself today from my dad! Yes, at the age of thirty-four, that was what I got.
My dad just came back from a holiday and I was delighted when he pulled out from his luggage a red MINI. How sweet 🙂
Anyway, here is adding to my MINI (pun intended) galore … compliments from my dad, my bro and a friend. There is also an even smaller key chain MINI but is MIA at the moment…
As much as I hate to go for car washes (thanks to those long, painful & boring waits in the car), I had no choice but to bring my little Mini for a good shower. Mini was all covered in little dots of stains which have been accumulated for god knows how long. I must admit I have been the most “bo-chap” car owner for the past weeks.
After overcoming my internal reluctance and convincing the guilt-stricken me that Mini should not be punished with dirt and grease for her owner’s laziness, the weather turned out to be another obstacle! Urrrggghhhh… and it went on for two days, depriving us of the opportunity to do so. Trust me, it was not one of those excuses I made for myself.
And finally, it was sunshine after the rain and so… off we went.
I supposed I wasn’t the only driver who have been waiting patiently for the last drop of rain to evaporate and then zoomed off to the car wash because I had at least eight cars infront of me. This is exactly why I am no big fan of car washes… but hey hey hey… me knowing better than to bore myself to death, I went fully prepared this time!
I armed myself with a good old cup of Mr Bean’s almond soya milk and a sinful pack of Taiwanese fried chicken. It is kind of like having pop corns and coke in the cinema 😛
So the car wash turned out great – with me satisfied gastronomically and Mini shining proudly once more 🙂
I was organizing some old photos and came across some old pics (ok lah actually not that old…> a year ago) taken on the day I changed my car.
Here was me saying bye bye to my good old Toyota… I wonder where it is now… or at least where the pieces are now…
And here was me sitting in my Mini for the very first time… ooohhhh… so excited…
Still fidgeting around with the various functions…
See the plaster on my big toe? It must be one of those toe-nail-falling-off crisis (which used to be a frequent condition for me I must say)…
And lastly… moments before I drove off in my very own Mini! Yippee!