Right now, I’m at Toyota Balintawak for my Wednesday’s regular maintenance. I missed the twenty-five thousand kilometer check-up, so I’m going to have to pay a little extra for the thirty thousandth.
Lesson 1: Car’s are a great blessing–have them maintained regularly. The money you spend in maintenance is nothing compared to the money you will spend when your car breaks down.
Lesson 2: Get an appointment if you can. Thanks to my beloved M, I had a number and everything when I got here. There was some confusion at the beginning since I got in about two minutes late–they were paging my name already, but I was too busy explaining my point to the guard to notice.
Lesson 3 (apropos above): Listen to your wife. She’s a lot smarter than you. (Oh alright, maybe not.) Maybe you and her are equally smart, but there are times when her smartness prevails, and yours doesn’t.
Lesson 4: Always be ready with a laptop. You never know when there’s wifi.