Getting My Car Fixed at Fasfik

A new car service station chain is popping up in the Klang Valley. The name of the car service station is Fasfik. I first got to know them after passing by their branch on my way to my office. They also sent flyers to my house and they advertise on a local radio. As always, being a person who always want to try out promotions and bargain plus I just got my first salary for my new employment, I went around town and found out that the nearest Fasfik service station branch is at Kepong.

Fasfik Kepong Branch

After asking the personnel and bargaining the price for a full set of tyres for my car, I managed to secure a standard Dunlop SP 490 TL 175/60/R13 tyre for RM104 a piece which include a free balancing and wheel alignment services. I then added a brake fluid change since they’ve offered a 50% discount on all services. My budget back then was below RM500. After agreeing on the price and services, I gave my car keys to the mechanics and hang around taking photos of my car being serviced:

My Stock Standard Proton Iswara Aeroback 1.3L
My Stock Standard Proton Iswara Aeroback 1.3L
The Car Service Job Begins
The Car Service Job BeginsMy Proton floating above the ground..
My Proton Iswara Aeroback floating above the ground..
The Mechanic sucking my old brake fluid out
The Mechanic sucking my old brake fluid out
The suction tank that stores bad oil
The suction tank that stores bad oil
My New Dunlop 175/70/R13 Tyre Set
My New Dunlop 175/70/R13 Tyre Set
The Fasfik boys doing their jobs..
The Fasfik boys doing their jobs..
My car undergoing wheel alignment
My car undergoing wheel alignment tuning
The wheel alignment pit
The wheel alignment pit
My invoice and a free wheel alignment and balancing service coupon
My invoice and a free wheel alignment and balancing service coupon

My total cost for the car service was RM465 and I paid cash. I think Fasfik gave me a really good price. I recommend them if you want a fast, good and cheap service for your car.

Although I once become a member of a car club, I don’t think I am qualified to be a petrol head. I heard that a man’s first wife is their car, that’s not necessarily true. For me, a car is just a car. It’s a mode of transportation. You’ll know about how his car personality just by looking at his or her car or how much they spend on their car. Thanks to Fasfik mechanic (they spotted that my car is tilted on the driver’s side), my next car service would be changing my shock absorber. That would require my car to undergo a wheel re-alignment. Lucky for me, they gave a transferable coupon for a free wheel alignment service. I’ll definitely drop by their place again once I hunted down a pair of shock absorbers (again, a cheap and good one of course).

Happy Birthday to Van Damme and Me

Jean Claude Van Damme

I’m not really a great fan of Jean Claude Van Damme but although his acting sometimes is rather cocky and wierd, I like his stunts plus his American is much more better than Arnold Schwarzenegger.

I do wish I have a body like Van Damme since some say that my bone structure is well-built, however I am too lazy to work out. Old habit die hard. Oh well, Happy Birthday Van Damme! Happy Birthday to myself as well..hehe.. ;-D

The Working Day Before Hari Raya

Being a newbie in the company has it drawback. For instance, I don’t have any holidays yet since I’m still under probation. I could apply for one but it’ll affect my leave application in the future if I really need one. There are only 3 person in the company that doesn’t apply for any leave, that would include myself of course.

What I really like when it’s the holiday season especially Raya is the absence of other people. It is less crowded, it’s not busy anymore and most of all, I have a lot of spaces. Too much I guess. Check out the Jalan Duta stretch which is normally jam-packed with cars during my morning drive to work and my office place:

Jalan Duta Stretch the day before Hari Raya 2007
Jalan Duta Stretch the day before Hari Raya 2007
My department is empty
No one is in my department?

A lot of my colleagues have already left town 2-3 days before today. If you are wondering why I’m still in town, I celebrate Hari Raya in Kuala Lumpur every year. My parents, my grandparents (except for my mother’s family) are all living in KL. Simply saying, you can say that I am a native KL people. Still, I was born in Kedah and raised in Selangor, so can I confirmed myself of being a native KL? Anyway, I’m going back to work as usual on Tuesday. I hope next year would be different.

This year, I haven’t sent any Hari Raya cards to anybody except for a few SMSes and E-cards. Well, I guess I was too occupied or is it just an excuse? Oh well, here’s a card to all my muslim friends whoever you are reading this post.

Hari Raya Card 2007
“Selamat Hari Raya dan Maaf Zahir dan Batin (Eid Mubarak)”

Learning The ABCs of The New ERP: The Review

Since I am now involved in the enterprise solution industry, I find the last live webcast was quite informative. Basically, what I understand from the webcast is that organization needs Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) to grow further ahead. Most of the presentation is geared towards software or implementation vendors that deliver ERP tools for the use of the buyers (my job role involves this as well). However, there are too many stuff that were way over my head which I have no idea yet. I might need some time to digest all the information I guess. Anyway, I’ve embedded the presentation slide on this blog post along with the recorded webcast if you are interested to learn about it.


View the recorded webcast for this presentation

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