Big Boys Toys

Cars have always been a passion though I do not buy every other car I come across *sigh of relief*. I however did buy every other matchbox cars in my younger years. So you can imagine my reaction when I saw the “car” below when I was casually strolling in one of our local shopping malls….

Imagine my reaction when I saw this “blue” Troy-alike car in front of me. Needless to say, I went a little “ga-ga” and started snapping pics. It was even more fun as my wife shared thre same passion. We were like small kids going oooh….aaaah…. snap snap. In case you’re wondering what car this is? Look below

Range Rover Evoque

Mind you, Range Rover has always been on my “dream car” shortlist. Of course there is there lower range Land Rover, i.e. Freelander which in my opinon is quite cool too.

There was a team of salespeople there but they all seem too laidback to approach anybody to promote and perhaps get sales? I would be a good prospect. Perhaps they wanted me to save my money? I might have bought the car if they had talked to me (or maybe not since my wife was there… :p)

Coming back to the blue “Troy-like” car, it is basically a very clever lump of steel bars cleverly twisted and bent into the shape of the Evoque, well supported by the blue lights. Mmmmm…this car will indeed make it into the shortlist of most guys.

Go check it out at the Gardens! Bring your good camera. Too bad I only had my entry level Sony Ericsson Xperia mini X-10 phone to take the pics.

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Amazing “Drive” Malaysia

Are you a driver in Malaysia? Have you driven in various parts of our country? Apparently different states have very different type of drivers.

  • Johoreans are stereotyped as impatient & reckless drivers
  • Penangites are stereotyped as slooooooow drivers
  • KL drivers are stereotyped as “I ain’t giving you a centimeter, so forget about an inch” drivers

What type of a driver are you? 

I am a person who kinda enjoys driving. Some people find it strange but I do enjoy driving. So there – case closed!

I will rate myself as a rather good, rather quick and skillful driver. Three of the most humorous comments I have received about my driving is 

  • I reverse my car faster than some people going forward.

  • I do not use brakes

  • I drive @ 100km/hr along Jalan Bukit Bintang (if you know the place, you will know that is almost impossible)

I am an optimist. So I will consider the comments above a “compliment” . Just for your knowledge, I did aspire to be a F1 driver once upon a time…

Coming back to drivers – Based on my years of experience, in my opinion, drivers can be categorized into the following categories:

Batman

  • calculated driver
  • visionary & strategist
  • sharp
  • decisive
  • relatively fast

Joker

  • show-off
  • may be egoistic & maniac
  • may aggressively rushing here & there but getting nowhere
  • driving without strategy

Riddler

  • indecisive
  • reckless
  • may be slow or fast

Duds

  • complete duds (need I elaborate?) as in all Batman’s villian’s henchmen

 

Based on feedback, I think I belong to the Batman category 🙂 (not self praise ok?)

Whatever category you may belong to, here’s a simple advice –

Drive Safe. Drive Smart. Enjoy Driving

My October 29 morning…

Good morning. Drizzle & Sleepy. Yeah, I was so reluctant to wake up in light of the cool weather. Nonetheless because of work commitment, I had to  😦

Anyway, as usual, the traffic jam along Maju Expressway (MEX) was bad. Am paying toll to get stuck in traffic *sigh*

As I reached the Jln Tun Razak – Loke Yew elevated highway, I encountered a convoy of VIPs. What was pleasant about this convoy was the police outriders. In most experiences with them, they tend to be more of a road bully, blasting their sirens, finger pointing, legs out (as if wanting to kick your car) or ride really close to you to force you to as side a road as possible.

In this instance, the outriders was patient with motorists, politely indicating to motorists to move aside/slow down and even gesturing a sign of appreciation. This is what I call a disciplined force. Will you respect and be more cooperative towards this polite officers or the “road bullies”?

After the pleasant experience, came an encounter with an idiotic driver. This driver was trying to do a u-turn at the Loke Yew-Cheras highway. Do you know the volume of traffic there? Though with 3 lanes, he was unable to do a quick/direct u-turn (which is a complete breach of law). He had to do a 3-point turn (and slowly too). There was almost an accident with a few cars applying emergency brakes to avoid knocking his car (I am one of them) and cars further behind trying to avoid hitting the front cars.

I grabbed my camera and tried to capture the photo of this driver/car but alas!, I pressed the wrong button and the culprit got away scott-free.

Anyway, it was overall an “ok” morning and I reached office safely – to be greeted with tons of work!

Let’s rock & roll. Clock is ticking…