Monday, October 8, 2012

Whatchuwant? I desperately want and NEED XPAX to PIMP MY RIDE for my birthday!!!

Just when I thought my car wouldn't cause anymore trouble before the end of the world, it did just now. I drove out this morning for a date with a friend. Just before arriving his place, I called him up and my car gave a very loud "POP" sound! I saw the glass behind me fog up, then smoke was seen. I was so terrified at that moment of time as I never had that happen before! Here's a video of me waiting for the mechanic...
The car broke down before tons of times, with me spending hundreds on it just for a small problem. There were many weird incidents like smoke coming out from the inside, battery dying all of a sudden, water boiling, suspension problems, etc. I have almost gone through every single problem it could face! Because of that, I have to smell my engine every time I get out of the car to make sure it doesn't smell like anything was burnt or wrong. Weird huh? That's just desperate written all over me and my car...

This time, my car is doomed until I get RM400 or more to fix the distributor, which was apparently BURNT! It won't take long to fix but who knows how long it would survive on it after being fixed? I had no choice than to tow it home for the moment until I get more cash from work...

It gets frustrating a lot because I always look forward to a great day out with my friends or even alone but it breaks down all of a sudden, ruining hours of my day again, waiting for a tow truck to come, my mechanic to save me and just WAITING... What's worse is the phone calls I get saying "Susan, where are you ah? I see your AAU17. Spoil already ah? Aiyoh... Thought you're around the area..." when they see my DOUBLE SIGNAL LIGHTS!!! Like seriously ABUDEN?!?!?!

My car seems to be in quite a good condition from the outside, and as we always say "Don't judge a book by its cover". It's not all that good inside. Things fall apart, things needed to be installed, changed, modified...

My radio is the most modern and new thing in my car and even it is giving me problems! It gives me this really loud buzzing sound displaying "error" before I start the engine and also after I turn the ignition off! Everyone who sits in my car asks me about it. 

The panels in my car for all the old fashioned buttons for the double signals and all, ALWAYS pops up. It never stays in place and I always have to push it back into its slot. Wires are dangling everywhere around my legs too!!! 

My air con is not consistent as it could be as cold as a freezer and as hot as a sauna. I even keep a blanket in my car just in case it decided to turn as cold as ice.

I don't have any cup holders, so the only way to keep my drinks is either to get recycled paper maches’ from the shops on the floor and use my bag or something to press against it so it won’t topple over, like it did millions of times, making a mess that I had to clean.

I am driving a stick, which I enjoy. My stick is not in a good condition anymore neither as it is starting to peel and tear. I will have to change it soon. My car has a very bad brake performance as I have to practically ram my foot all the way to the end for it to totally stop and may I make this clear to you, it DOES NOT halt to an immediate stop. Therefore I dare not drive too fast daily. My brakes make a funny sound as I drive too!

The head lights are not bright enough during the night and there’s nothing I could do about it because the mechanics told me it’s irreplaceable. It’s so dangerous to drive at nights as huge vehicles never do notice me, especially with the dim lights! I work in KL and also in Ipoh, but I never get to drive it outstation due to the unforeseen breakdowns. It has broken down tons of times and it is actually quite disappointing and upsetting. My speedometer doesn’t budge therefore, no arguments when I’m getting caught for speeding. As I drive a little above average, my steering wheel vibrates, as if it's telling me to slow down. I never do get caught as my car doesn’t go any faster anyway since it’s just an old 1.5 engine!

My automatic windows seem like display as it doesn’t work. Talk about inconvenience when I have to open the door to take a ticket for a shopping mall’s entry. Water leaks in from the outside when it rains and the water accumulates at the middle of my seat, leaving my behinds all wet when I get out and make people think I peed my pants. My wiper isn’t consistent and there are no spray nozzles for it.

My car has an open top. But the catch is, I have to carry it and put it into my front boot, which by the way is not where my engine is. My engine is located at the back of my car, in between my seats and my other boot at the back. The top is indeed very heavy and I have injured myself a few times by carrying it up and down.

There are dents here and there, not forgetting the rust! Rust is a common problem for this car. Before I drove this car, we brought it to treat, and to remove all rusted areas. However, it returns again after some time! There’s rust and scratched everywhere!

I have always wanted to “renovate” my car, give it a new look by changing its colour or design but I could not figure out the best colour for it besides the original thing. Wondering what’s my car? It’s a Fiat X1/9. Here are some pictures of it! Do spot what’s missing.

If you still don’t see what’s missing, it’s the mirror! I have only one side of a mirror. That’s because someone broke it in a mall few years ago and I didn’t get a replacement since. It’s so hard to get spare parts for this car and from my low income, I think I will never get things done.

Just as I was about to give up on hope, I read of this very attractive contest by Nuffnang!

MTV Brings Malaysian Version Of Pimp My Ride, Thanks to XPAX

Apparently, MTV has partnered with Malaysia’s leading mobile telecommunications provider, Celcom Axiata Berhad, to bring a Malaysian version of the wildly popular car makeover programme Pimp My Ride to viewers!!! Can you imagine that? MTV is actually offering Xpax subscribers the opportunity to win a vehicle makeover package via the Whatchuwant? contest. Instead of winning the gadgets, they will be offering lucky winners on special SURPRISE DAYS to have their rides PIMPED! The show will also be premiering on MTV SEA in November and the winners will be featured on the first ever MTV Pimp My Ride show!!!

From September 7 to November 26, selected entrants from the Whatchuwant? contest stand a chance to get their vehicles pimped out and featured on MTV. Celcom Axiata’s main prepaid youth brand, Xpax, will announce special dates on their Facebook page at and website at

So what should you do to be in the running to win such prizes?

 "Whatchuwant? Pick a Pack (Pack), Pick a Prize (Prize)"

Face it! You sang along to it instead of just reading it! I know how catchy this tune is and we're practically singing to it every time we hear it on the radio and even on TV. As the lyrics says, "Pick a pack, Pick a prize." Yes, it is actually that simple! All you need to do is pick a tailor-made pack which suits you best and stand a chance to walk away with CRAZY AWESOME DEALS! Did I mention that there are DAILY PRIZES which are worth RM10,000? YES! YOU DIDN'T READ THAT PART WRONG!!! 

There are just so many packs to choose from to fulfill your needs. Lets get in detail. 

 The SURF PACK lets you explore the web wherever, whenever at amazing rates. Surf on the go YO! Then, there's the TALK TEXT SURF PACK, which is 3-in-1, just like instant coffee! You get to call, SMS and surf the net all your want! With the TALK TEXT PACK, you get to call and text your loved ones at a special rate too! The TALK SURF PACK lets you choose between chatting on the phone or surfing online. the TEXT SURF PACK is ideally made for those who just can't stop their fingers from texting and also surfing the net! The FUN PACK would keep you grooving to the latest tunes and more! You would then be the first to brag about the new songs you have heard ahead of others!

What are the prizes? 
I read your mind on that one didn't I? Prepare yourselves as I present to you the prizes... 

Samsung 40” Full HD LED TV, the Pioneer Blu-Ray Front Surround System, Samsung Galaxy SIII, Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0” and Nikon Coolpix Waterproof AW100! 

Phew! I nearly could not even tell you all the prizes in one breath! All these exclusively for Xpax members only! 

Have I caught your attention now? What are you waiting for? It's as easy as ABC! Just DIAL *128# to pick the Whatchuwant packs you desired and embrace yourself to be in the running to win one of those cool gadgets DAILY! Still clueless to how? Here's a picture for you as a reference!

Awesome prizes, awesome gadgets, waiting to be won daily. What more can we ask for?

Hopefully, with the help of XPAX and MTV, I would get to meet celebrity car enthusiasts, such as Xzibit, who would help pimp up my ride and no longer suffer the shame of being stared at and laughed when my car breaks down on the main roads just like it does once in every few months. It's just embarrassing when the typical Malaysians stop and stare at me and my ride when I stop it on the side of the road with the not so functioning double signal lights. 

If I could have anything on my ride? Of course if possible, I would love EVERYTHING faulty to be fixed but I don't dare ask for more, but just safety. Nothing is more important than feeling safe in your own car while you drive. Without life, you won't be able to enjoy what you have, even if it's a Lamborghini. Right?

Month after month I tell myself to start saving enough to fix up my ride from head to toe but it was never possible for almost 8 years now. So, here I am, entering this contest and pleading the same question everyone does on PIMP MY RIDE...
Please Xpax, MTV and Nuffnang, PIMP MY RIDE???

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