Went to mud-guard workshop this morning to rectify noisy bonnet of my Toyota Vios.
Liew, 42 years old, the hardworking owner, took just a few minutes and some adjustment to solve the problem.
After finishing the repair, he "consulted" me regarding the request of his son, who is in college, to buy a car ...... his son is staying near his college and relying on college shuttle van to go to for classes.
My God, the Liew whom used to call me "Ah Suk (uncle)", and I used to and still do call him " Sai Lo" ( in Cantonnese means small fellow") since his apprentice days 25 years ago, has a 20 years old son in college ....... time flew past really fast !!!
About his son's request to have a car to drive around, this is a common "problem" of many parents with teenage children.
He expressed his concern of a son having a car, driving around with girls ( "my son is very good looking ... like you..." - I liked it ), going places, neglecting study, extra expenses ....
When to give your children a car ..??? No one solution fits all !
I can only share my experience with him .... May be my children are in better position to enlighten him !
今早我去“马甲”厂修理我的 Vios 引擎盖震动及发出杂音的问题。
他分享了内心的忧虑。。。儿子有车之后，到处溜，载女孩子逛街 （“我的儿子长的高大英俊，好像你一样。。很多女孩喜欢他。。” - 我听了当然高兴死了），学业不专心，额外开销等。。。