Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Grasshopper 5: The Gathering



I dont @$%#^&%(#$ believe this lah... now the chinese grasshoppers are working together with the indian grasshoppers.... gosh!!... i need to buy more bug spray.....

It was a pretty productive week (last week). My company was closed on the 25th of Sept... So I decided to service the Satria myself for half the price even thought i had to buy an oil filter wrench. The best part is i was able to buy the black oil with a better grade then the what is used by the garages. Changing the black oil and oil filter was easy enough but i did have an issue of filling in too much oil.... which was over the max line by about 5mm... got a little messy after that cos i had to go back under the car and drain it again ...slowly... but other then that it turned out ok... i even gave the car a wash.

But before that i had gone to get my beetle's road tax and insurance sorted out... annoyingly the premium had increased and the agent cldnt tell me why... i got a little annoyed after that but i felt better after when i got a good deal on an oil filter and oil filter wrench at a shop right next to the insurance shop. Then when i renewed my road tax i found that its now cheaper by RM20 ringgit... cool...

Had to stop over at work but then after lunch i made my way to a vw workshop in kayu ara which is not too far from my office. To my shock the whole place has been flattened and there is going to be an apartment built there.... Alamak!!! not where am i going to get a 'radio delete plate' for my bug before its painted...... i had heard that if you continue driving through kayu ara you will land up in taman megah or the old lim kok wing building... so i though i will just give it a try since i had the time.......... i found myself near the Projet Petrol Station near Atria..... imagine my surprise and delight when i drove by another VW workshop called APD Auto which is run by an elderly chap named Francis Lai...... he is a pleasant guy who has run the shop for the past 15 years... and guess what? he has the radio delete plate that im looking for ........but he doesnt have the chrome trim that goes with it... no matter..... i will get it anyway.... but he has a few plates which are from beetles and ghias of a few model years.... unfortunately he and I cant seem to different shade which is from which year because the differences are so small... so i will be taking the whole bunch tomorrow to match it with my car in Klang and picking the one that looks best on it...... i cant wait lah...

It was an eventful week i tell you....... It was not all good however because there was an incident at work which really got my heart boiling last friday...... lets just say that there are people in the world who are so naturally rude that they are so brave in being a jerk ...so easily... but cant seem to be brave enough to admit they were wrong and offer an apology... but then again ...why do i have expectation when they are only being their natural chicken shit self......

luckily it was a friday and I had the treasure hunt the next day which im sure u guys/gal read in my last post... was really really fun...... that really helped my demotivated self....

END

just a footnote: If the only other reason to come in to work other then work, is a funny bald Irish guy.... then one needs to seriously rethink things....

4 comments:

Juliet John said...

How do you know which grasshopper is Indian and which is Chinese?!

Fiona-Jane said...

I thought it was like Grasshopper 5 by now... no?

Ermm... What's a radio delete plate?

Tan Yee Wei said...

Do you get to pay a cheaper road tax for a classic car older than 25 years ?

Pixelated Mo said...

Jules: Read my other blog post on my war with the Grasshoppers for details.. :)

Fi: you're absolutely right... i've made corrections. I will be posting a new entry in My 65 VW beetle blog soon...there will be pics of the Radio Delete Plate...

Yee Wei: Unfortunately i will need JPJ to certify my car before i can get the discount on my road tax... i will need to pass the PUSPAKOM test which it obviously can't... BUt as soon as i completely restore it i will get it certified...