Went to Perodua service centre in Glenmarie this morning. While waiting for their insurance claims advisor Mr. Bob (not his real name), I was looking at a Viva, our national compact car maker, perodua’s latest model at the showroom.

Then when the fella came, he was wearing a white tshirt with the word “Viva” printed so big in front that i can even see without my glasses. Yeah, Viva’s promotional tshirt.

G : Whoa, skarang semua Viva… baju pun viva… (Whoa, now everything’s Viva… even t-shirts)
Bob: Ye lah, ada baju baru, ambik pakai je lah. (yeah, since they’re giving us new tshirts, why not just take it and wear.)
G: Betul jugak. Eh, tapi Viva saya rasa slack sikit la. Design dia slack sikit.(you’re right. But i think there’s something slacking in Viva especially the design)
Bob: Hmm… betul design slack sikit. (yeah, something is amiss.)
G: Sales ok?
Bob: Banyak, ramai orang datang tengok Viva… tapi last-last beli Myvi, Semua datang tengok Viva, beli Myvi. (A lot, a lot of people came to view the Viva but ended up buying Myvi)
G: Hahahhahahahahaha.
Bob: Betul ni. (I’m not kidding)

So, the decision is yours. If you plan to buy a perodua, go to the showroom and see the cars thoroughly. Myvi’s nicer.