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The car of your dreams

Af­ter set­ting my sights on this ve­hi­cle twenty years ago and pa­tiently wait­ing, at long last I man­aged to get one of my own. I guess I am one lucky guy. Just like you, Sir Paulo, I fi­nally got my very own 1997 Mazda Mi­ata.

It took some time to find Da Juan or ‘DJ,’ be­cause it is rather rare to see NA-gen­er­a­tion Mi­atas rolling around the city. Dur­ing my med school days, I used to look at—with a hint of envy—a white NA Mi­ata parked out­side my Mom’s of­fice whenever I’m on my way to school. I’d smile painfully whenever I passed by, and would al­ways give the one-of-these­days-I-will speech to my­self over and over again. It was like how a work­ing-class per­son cov­eted some­thing but can­not have it at the mo­ment. Now I can say proudly I got my car and ful­filled my speech, and it doesn’t mat­ter if it took me twenty years and four ve­hi­cles to get here. It was worth the damn wait.

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