Wednesday, May 20, 2009

My Bike Goes: Kriiing-Kriiing!

When I was a kid I [lamost] had all things pink, I had pink toys, accessories and all the Sanrio products that I wanted. Unfortunately in terms of life-size toys, my dream of having pink disappointed me -- I ended up with a red, beat up old plastic Volkswagen car. Which was really not bad save for my feet always getting stuck in the pedals.

Later on I graduated into "real" and mobile modes of transportation -- a BMX bike (I will try to find a picture of it) with training wheels on it. Really, I was just 10 years old and was still trying to learn how to ride. My BMX bike was blue and well, sort of looked like a dirt bike. I think my Dad has forgotten that his first born child was a girl. Haha.

I was only able to ride bikes every summer at my Dad's place. After about a year (and just 2 months of practise) we took out the training wheels. I loved my bike. But deep down inside, I wanted a white bike with pink trim, fringes and a bell that went kriing-kriing. Perhaps a basket as well. But I never got one. Boo.

So anyway, fast forward 20+ years later, I unassumingly enter a bike shop in MOA and whaddyaknow:
A white bike with pink accents and a bell to boot! Weeee!!!! This is so perfect! Too bad it's like 20yrs late. My eyes lit up and I hurriedly went over and played with the bell.

Kriiiing-kriiiing!

It was like music to my ears. Mark had to tell me to stop because he was getting irritated. Plus we couldn't afford the hefty price tag -- Php 29,000! Why so expensive you may ask? It's because it's a Ferrari! Yes! Ain't that grand?

I could already imagine people asking me, so what do you drive?

And I'd reply nonchalantly, "Oh, just a Ferrari!"

*wide smile*

Note to self: I will buy my kid a white bike with pink trimmings......

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