Here in the Philippines, one of the most common brand we see is Honda. I mean, for me, Honda is like one of the most versatile cars that could be customized according to your taste, especially referring to Civic. If you look on the road, it is impossible not to spot a Honda Civic. I think the Civic gained its popularity due to its unbearable potentials of being a daily-used car or even a family car. It has also been popular for fanatics of customizing and performance whims due to its wide range of modifications. I know this, for I was always encountering a Civic almost everyday. Yknow, I even ride along with my friends whenever they go to auto shops every time they are about to modify something into their Civic cars - it may be the wiring, adding some headers, lowering it, fixing the chin, finding some Volk Rays mags, and so on. That is when I realized that the Civic is like the most flexible car ever.
So have you seen this new model from Honda? It’s the Honda Civic Si Coupe. It’s a two-door car and it’s pretty sexy. It has a 6-speed manual transmission with 2.4 liter i-VTEC engine. I know some of you guys are going on a car hunt, better check this out. The interior and its features are great, too. Though it’s too long for me to talk about it so just go to this website for more information. :)
Well, not literally from the camera’s mouth. Moreover, these photos are straight from the camera’s memory card. I have been so lazy nowadays to post process my photos that sometimes I don’t even care if people could look into its settings where one could actually stalk me if they have all the effort to do so.
I visited Patrick after I arrived from Baguio because I owe him. He was still asleep when I went to their house even if it is already 3o’clock in the afternoon. He was waken up by the house maid and he immediately showed off the new paraphernalia in his car.
(I only got my iTouch for photo taking) He purchased this even though he already got a tachometer on the left side of his dashboard. I find it impractical, really. But at the same time amazed because it’s really cool. He even added some red LED lights on the front seat. I think with this kind of set up of his car, we’ll go “racing racing” again.
We spent the rest of the day together eating steamed and fried siomai. Pigging out, we are, as usual. We also watched some movies, as usual, again.
This is what some parts of the SIR looks like until…
You guys prolly do not know the story of the time we went to Pampanga. I never shared it here since it was my most devastating trip so far. But since it happened like a month ago, I can now go back to my senses and have the courage to blog about it.
I’m just going to give you a quick summary.
Our aim of going to Pampanga was to pick up a second-hand car. I arrived Tagaytay from my dorm at 10am for the weekend. And by 1pm, we were headed to Pampanga. And you know what? We wasted a four-hour drive roaming around Manila because we were too dumb to know our way going to the NLEX. Yes, we do not know the way. We only had our trust to the GPS installed in the car, and yet he failed us again (sorry but I’m too lazy to tell you the back story).
We reached Clark at 6pm. And knowing the we still have an ample amount of time go back home early, I was glad. Until.. there were problems about the car and we had to wait for the mechanic. Sadly, the mechanic couldn’t fix it so we had to wait for the tow truck to move it to Mexico. It was then that I realized it was already 2am the next day.
So we were there in a cold barren place 43567352kms away from home, frozen, tired and sleepless.
By 3am, we were headed towards Cavite. It was a free road of less cars. I thought our suffering was over and we’ll be back home safe and sound but when we reached Dasma, we heard a cracking sound. We immediately pulled over by the gas station, and little did we know that the cracking sound that we head was the left front broken mags. We were depressed for we would always drive with caution just for the sake of the mags.
We changed the wheel, and went back home by 6am. The moral of what happened is that: never ever trust your car’s GPS.
So, the main reason of my post here is to make a poll asking you guys which among the two mags is better?
And so I went to Casino Filipino Tagaytay last Saturday for a carshow. I never really planned to go there since I was really tired travelling from Manila to Tagaytay and I was still suffering from a bad cold and sore throat. However, it’s like God gave me a way to go there. It was destiny. Another reason why I didn’t want to go is that I know that a certain person would be there and I do not want to have an awkward meeting with him, again. But I still went with John and Shan. From the moment I got there, I was really amazed with the cars! I must admit, that was the greatest car show that I had been to so far. I saw a Chevy Camero very similar to Bumblebee in the movie Transformers, a fucking Nissan GT-R Skyline like the ones used in Fast Five, a lovely Nissan Fairlady 360z, a really good customized Honda Civic Box Type with scissor doors, and a cool old school red Camero. Those are just some of the eye-catching cars that I had seen. I was breaking inside my mind since I didn’t brought a fucking camera! I forgot one, and that was the most stupid thing that I had ever done. My night was already complete with all the cars I saw. Until the effin AUDI R8 came! I was like asdfghjkl! My heart was completely broken! I could have had taken a nice shot of it if I had a camera! So here’s what I only got (credits to John):
Here are some more photos grabbed from John’s phone:
The Camero and the R8 are placed on the main entrance, it’s like the main attraction of the show.
Here’s the GT-R!!
And there’s also a jeep including in the show, it was extremely beautiful and fully customized! I wish the all the PUVs are like that, haha.
I hope there would be another show like this one. And I solemnly swear to myself that I will bring my camera next time. My 11-11-11 11:11am wish just came true. More car shows for me!