Many many years ago, in a time when the tallest twin buildings in the world was still the World Trade Center, I used to ride the bicycle to high school. It was a journey of some 10 kilometers, under heavy rain, uphill both ways.
One day, when I was on my way back home from another hard day of getting properly schooled (which might or might not involved getting caned), I came up towards a red light with heavy traffic. As usual, I navigate my way, zig zagging past stationary cars like MotoGP riders would to chicanes.
Then came *POWWWW*
I hit a dark brown Proton Saga’s side view mirror (it was the most popular color then). Immediately I peddled faster without looking back at the driver of that car. I slightly petrified but did my best to get out of the situation.
I was safely home, so I thought.
Few hours later at dinner, while trying to chew on a piece of stubborn broccoli, my father asked. “So.. son, why did you cycled away so fast after hitting my car’s side mirror?”
And while we sold off the original grey Proton Saga years ago, my mom actually bought the latest version of Proton Saga (a nice tint of blue) last year for her daily commute and even drove down to KL over Chinese New Year.
And if I had that moment recorded in photo, I wager that there’s a good chance I can win the Saga Snap & Win contest that is currently running.
The contest is actually very simple. Snap a photo any model of Proton Saga, from the original 1985 model to Iswara to the latest model (my mom drives one too), put a creative caption, and submit online via Saga Snap & Win microsite. Alternatively, you can send the photo via snail mail too.
Contest runs until 18th June, 2010 and the winners will be announced before the Proton 25th Anniversary Gala Dinner.
Now lets check out the prizes:
- Grand Prize : 2 x RM 25,000
- 1st Runner Up : 2 x RM 8,000
- 2nd Runner Up : 2 x RM 5,000
- Consolation Prize : 10 x RM 1,000
You can submit up to 5 entries, but each participant is only entitled to win once.
The pictures you submit should not be super imposed or digitally manipulated. Be creative, and when you win that RM 25,000 please buy me a dinner ok! To find out more, go to sagasnapandwin.com now! Examples at the bottom:
My captions for the three photos will be:
- Squeeze the Saga!
- Herculean effort
- Look ma, I can balance the Saga on my head!
What will be yours? Remember to head to Saga Snap & Win!