A Streak of Bad Luck

April has been a pretty bad month for me. It all started with a RM100 parking violation summon after parking in front of Yut Kee.


Note: Traffic Summons chaps come around 10:30am to 11:30am to Yut Kee.

Subsequently, my Mum was involved in an accident where a pizza delivery guy crashed into my Mum’s car. My Mum sent the pizza boy flying out from his motorcycle. He landed on the road and didn’t move for a while. My mum thought he died!

Anyway, long story short, I sent the pizza guy to the clinic and even paid for his medical expense totaling RM100 – even though it was his fault. I even offered to pay for his stupid bike.


At the clinic with pizza boy.

Nia ma sei pizza boy.

On the next day, the transponder of my car key broke. The circuit board came out. I patched them together. However, next day, it fell off again while taking out my files from the backseat of my car while at the Palace of Justice.

After finishing my matter, I couldn’t start my car (my Proton Saga SE is less than 6 months old BTW!). A colleague of mine was there and I tried using her car to jump start my car. It didn’t work. Then an elderly Malay man dropped by with his young daughter to help. It was very nice of them especially they spent more than half an hour helping me to start the car.


My Proton Sage SE

Then a police officer got me a mechanic to fix the car. However, the mechanic couldn’t determine the source of the problem even after checking for half and hour. He was plugging and unplugging all sorts of things on my bonnet.

He recommended that I send my car to a workshop for further inspection.I immediately called my friend Adrian to help out. He helped me the last time when my car couldn’t start after my battery died 2 days after I bought my car.

So Adrian was a real big help again especially when he drove all the way to Putrajaya with a battery booster.


Battery Booster

Typically, if a car battery is dead or low, a battery booster can be used to start the car. It worked the last time when my car died 2 days after I bought my car.

Unfortunately, the battery booster couldn’t work. We even exchange car battery to see whether it was the battery problem. It still couldn’t start even though we exchanged car battery.

Adrian then arrange for a tow truck to tow my car to a EON workshop at Jalan Chan Sow Lin. There I was, in a run down tow truck – No seat beat, no air con, no radio. It was me and the tow truck guy. What an experience!

Then it started raining. The tow truck was leaking. AAAAAAAA

Anyway, the trip costs me only RM130 which I think is quite cheap. The EON workshop mechanics fixed my car in a jiffy. They found the source of the problem within minutes. It was my car keys! Apparently, a chip in my transponder fell off. The chip is supposed to deactivate the immobilizer of my car.

Fortunately, I found the chip in the back seat of my car. Phew. I thanked the EON guys profusely. They were a great help.

2 days later, my tyre punctured while driving along MRR2 -__-

I parked my car along a MRR2 bus stop. It was quite dangerous as the punctured tyre was facing the highway. I could have been knocked down while changing my tyre.

While changing my tyre, a Indian/Bangladeshi man on a motorbike approached me.

Man: Where is this?
Me: Kepong
Man: You talk to the guy on the phone and tell him where we are and ask him how to go to Kota Damansara (hands me his handphone).

I was sweating under the hot sun and worrying about my car and this guy rudely gives me a phone to talk to some stranger. Anyway, I decided to be kind and help him out anyway.

I couldn’t decipher anything the guy on the other line was saying. I told the Indian/Bangladeshi man that I don’t know what the guy was saying. The man replied, “Bodoh”. -_-

I don’t know whether someone had been feeding me drugs cause I didn’t beat the man up. Instead, I gave him vague directions to go to Kota Damansara.

After replacing my tyre with a spare tyre, I drove to a workshop in Batu Caves to patch my tyre. It costs me RM5.

It was not the end of it..few days later. I found a dead insect inside my brake light. -_-


The insect is the brown little thing on the left..

And that was not the end of it too…

While driving home, I smelled petrol throughout my journey. I thought some petrol tank overturned somewhere. Then I realise my petrol gauge was getting lesser and lesser! My car was leaking petrol!!!!

I rushed to Kuchai Lama to find a workshop. The car died a few times but I could restart it. However, it eventually died completely. Fortunately, I was right in front of a workshop. Pheew.

A mechanic helped me to push my car into his workshop. Apparently, the cause was due to a loose tube which feeds petrol into my engine. I think the loose tube was due to the mechanic who tried to fix my in Palace of Justice. He didn’t plug it in properly. Within no time, my car was fixed. It only costs me RM20. I was very lucky that the car didn’t catch fire while on the way back.

I thought bad luck strikes in 3 but this was way overboard. Bad karma was hitting me with combo hits. Fortunately, the bad luck was nothing major. The damage was minimal but it surely wasted a lot of my time. The damage so far has nothing to do with the quality of my car. It was purely bad luck.

NIAMAH!!

24 thoughts on “A Streak of Bad Luck”

  1. Your car is new? In the US they have “lemon laws” which gives the right to a new car buyer to return their new car for a cash refund if it breaks down a lot in the 12 months after purchase. Sounds like you should have this law in MY.

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