my new 'stuff' last year was a house. got my keys in november. my new 'stuff' (not that i consider him a 'stuff') was little amir. for next year, getting myself a new car. finally!! i finally sold off the old one 2 weeks ago. it was a stressful sale, believe me! first of all, to get someone to buy the car was difficult. people wanted to pay less than what its worth. and when i agreed on the price, another party would say i'm being cheated cos the car is worth much more, so i backed out from the sale. but by backing out, i was still stuck with the car. not that i didnt need a car, everyone needs a car. but that car was coming up to its 8th year. it was literally on its deathbed. spent a lot on maintaining it, dont think i can afford to help it see the new year.
thought about it alot, finally agreed to hand it over to an agent to sell it. maybe they can cover a wider market & haggle for a higher price, not to mention do all the JPJ stuff. waited 1 month, no news, thought of getting it back. i mean, i do need a car. grocery shopping, taking amir to the clinic, taking amir to 1 utama, doing all those housewifey errands. but then the agent convinced us he has a buyer. the story went on for almost 4 months, finally transferred title, got payment etc last 2 weeks. now on the lookout for a new car.
hope to get the car by next week. we're submitting the docs today. got so many things to get. with a baby in the car, it'll be full of his stuff. my old car was really plain & empty. in another words, it was clean. i never left anything in there. even took out my radio when i leave the car. for this one, has to be different. sometimes during a journey, i'd go...darn it, forgot to bring amir's toy, or wish i brought along a pair of socks. with him in the car, there has a be extra socks, extra clothes, blankie, toys (lots and lots of them), his sunnies, his cap...the list is endless. think i'll go over to mothercare this weekend and get those organisor that we put behind the front passanger's car. then i'll be able to put all this extra stuff. our next car has to be an MPV. people always say its a waste of space if you have only 1 child. oh please, its NEVER a waste of space. you'll always find something to store in there. and then thinking of balik kampung for raya. amir's bathtub, his bumbo chair, his exersaucer, his pampers (we would bring the whole packet of 72pcs), his clothes and EXTRA clothes, his foodstuff, and then of course, mummy & daddy's overnight bag. imagine if we have two. just the carseats would take up the whole back seat.
maybe that's why malaysian dont use car seats. we dont have just 1 or 2 children, oh no. malaysian have 4-5 kids. imagine 4-5 car seats in 1 car and then the maid and then the barang2.
no wonder cars like avanza & naza ria is everywhere. they come out by the thousands during cuti period. speaking of cuti, apparently january is a good 'cuti' month. almost 10 days of break. not that its important to me, i'm on call 24 hours a day.
back to the car seats, its really about time JPJ make it legal to have all children in a car seat. i see lots of parents risk their children in all sorts of ways. either standing in the front seat, or standing in between the 2 front seats, or standing on the back seat, looking at other cars, or worse, standing at the window with the window open. omigodddd...i just cant accept that. here we are talking about hands-free and third brake lights, but what about the children?
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