Wednesday, June 15, 2005

:: so long....buddy! ::


so long....buddy!, originally uploaded by AgentX.

the sky was in tears this morning, as I bade farewell to my truly-partner-in-crime, my nameless car.

yes, you were always a machine to me, nothing more, nothing less. you served your purpose to transport me around, but somehow, i could not help but feeling a little melancholic when i drive you the last time. the all too familiar sight, scents and touch of your interior and the practicality of your exterior were all too much of forget.

but unlike some, i have never treat you like a wife, in fact, i am quite bo-chap at times. you have never seen me spending hours under the hot sun just to wash, clean and polish you. i just send you to a car wash in JB or somewhere convenient only when i feel like it, and in most times, i let mother nature bathe you. guess you have your last wish today, when the pouring rain splashes its heavenly blanket of water drops to your body...and i really hope you are feeling fresh after that.

you shared some of my best memories. you have endured my senseless monologue, my over-the-top-atttempts-at-singing, my warp sense of humour, faking accents and basically, speaking nonsense to myself all the time. yes, i do that a lot, and thanks for being there for me and understand that driving is a boring activity - but it is again the most treasured moment of privacy that a man could ever ask for. to drive alone, that is...other than 'doing business' in the toilet.

you have endured abuses from a raging taxi-bully, incompetent bang-and-run-driver (who didn't know how to reverse park) and just 2 weeks ago, again, by taxis who were too impatient and do not have any sense of safe distance which resulted in 5 vehicle chain collision. luckily you were able to stop in time, else the motorcyclist infront of us would have 'flung'.

despite all that, you have stood tall and still look good despite of your aging looks which, by today's standards, are not hip and trendy enough. but i don't care...never once did i ever feel 'paiseh' to leave you at the carparks of the hippiest clubs in town. we are both non-flashy and self-contented people, but at times, we do road-rage at stupid motorists, eh...but that was just between us.

so my friend, even as my heart aches, i have to leave you today. you will be reincarnated into some sophisticated gadget or even an instrument that save lives....you will do good, like you have always done before.

thank you for keeping me safe in the crazy and hectic traffic everyday and i will always remember that fun that you and i had to our 1st ever road-trip to KL...just the 2 of us.

RIP. :`)

7 comments:

Miss Mumble said...

awww...u make me miss my 'arwah' Chong Beng.
yes, i just had to name him...
arwahnyer pon dah kena scrap...
aper nak buat..he WAS 14 yrs old, man!
hehe..
i know..it's a teeny bit wee melancholic on the last day, issint it..?

so aper gerangan keta baru awak..?:P

aGent X said...

i tengah berkabung..tak 'leh comment sangat...

keta baru mamak maidin sini ialah kete lembu...hehehe

Miss Mumble said...

hai lah...
bila plak ko jadi mamak maidin, man??:D
putih melepak cam tu patot jadi beng...
hehe..

oohh..ni tgh sedih lah ni..
jadi tak leh lah cakap banyak²..
takper..
kita paham..kita pon pernah 'kehilangan' keta cam tu...:)

Ah 9 said...

u sold it? aww....

JellyGirl said...

Aww it's always sad saying goodbye. I was so close to tears when I sold my first car and saw it driving away. Are you getting another one?

aGent X said...

ah 9 - it's now in junkyard....going to become bits of metal..

jellygirl - i tried not to be drama-mama...but dunno why :) Yeah, getting another one, if all goes well.

ahmad said...

*sniff* *sniff* may it rest in eternal scrapyard peace