One of my classmates got his driving license two years ago, and his rich Dad immediately bought him a 2nd hand continental car.
Throughout the period of the two years, his Dad has been selling away his car every few months and then buying him a car to replace the car he sold away.
The cars that he drove were all continental cars and even though they were all 2nd hand, my classmate did not mind because he felt that he had a lot of ‘face’ driving the continental cars.
Recently, his Dad told him that he had already bought him a brand new car as he felt that it a new car will not cause as much problems as 2nd hand cars.
Thinking that it will be a continental car, my classmate was excited about it and began to share the news on his social media that he is changing car soon and cannot wait for it to arrive.
However, on the day when he went to collect his car, he threw a fit.
This was because his Dad had bought him a Honda Civic, which was not a continental car.
Even though it was a brand new Honda Civic, it felt that he had ‘lost his face’ because he has been driving continental cars all along and he did not want to be associated with a Japanese car.
Some of us envied him for owning a Honda Civic actually but he told us not to be sarcastic and say that since its a ‘Japanese car’, he would not take care of it.
He began driving the Honda Civic like as if the Honda Civic owed him something in his past life, slamming the doors whenever he closed the door and stepping on the accelerator like he was stomping on a cockroach.
He also would hope that his Honda Civic would break down just so that he can take his dad’s continental car to drive around.
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