day 2151 – one hundred clicks

the big milestone of shadow’s one hundred thousand kilometres has come quicker than i would have expected. driving is something i do a lot of, for both work and play. i get a lot of mileage just commuting to work, going to games and meeting up with friends. i put shadow’s work ethic to the test and it’s my reliable rock when it comes to taking me on adventures. for that i’m grateful knowing i have a trustworthy companion that works so tirelessly. don’t ever change all that you do

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day 2080 – four series

brought my car into autowest to service today not expecting to come back with a big list of problems. it was suppose to be an annual oil plus a light bulb replacement, but the mechanics also reported that my washer fluid pump and oil filter gasket also needed to be replaced. i’m not replacing those with bmw because they charge way more than what the other mechanic shop had quoted me. at least i got to drive a brand new four series around for the day as a courtesy car

day 2013 – frozen pipes

shadow desperately needed a bath, but the outdoor pipes are frozen. i attempted to do a quick rinse anyway. i found filled a bucket with water, but that clearly didn’t work as planned every time i put water on to the car, it would immediately freeze and turn into ice. i’m afraid i won’t be able to give it a good wash until the weather warms up, which hopefully wouldn’t be too long of a wait

day 1907 – scruffed

shadow suffered some scratches all because i made a bad decision when i could have easily backed up. it stings me a lot to see the scruff marks and i definitely will not pull forward next time this comes up again. got home and immediately used wax hoping it would make lessen the damage that i had already put it through. i’m very disappointed in myself for making this ill-advised error

day 1896 – run flat tire

bringing shadow into the car shop to deal with a big nail in my run flat tire. i’m very fortunate to have found somebody who’s able to patch the tire instead if replacing a brand new tire like canadian tire technician said. canadian tire wasted my time bringing it in, waiting and even making a trip out to help the incompetent technician find the wheel key lock. i learn that canadian tire auto parts is not trustworthy

day 1828 – beemer recall

driving in an all new white 330i courtesy car to physio while shadow gets serviced. physio delivered the good news to me that my xrays came back negative. he diagnosed my injury as one that compressed and jammed up my whole ribcage. it all makes sense when he pointed out that my right is also limited in range. his nonstop jabs at my chest and ribcage were painful, and left me trying to catch my breath even after he let go of me. though i know it’ll get better after the pain and tenderness he caused subsides, i can’t help but that i’m in agonizing pain

day 1761 – bmw museum

parents have landed on vancouver ground and are back home after their europe tour. my mom complained there was nothing good to eat in europe; i can imagine how much her asian taste buds missed asian food. they brought back many things including magnets, clothes, shoes, liquor chocolate and car exhibit items. they remembered to bring back a model z4 for me to bridge the gap while i currently can’t afford my dream car yet. i guess i can still have my z4 model to dream about. the model-sized z4 will turn into the real deal one day