After graduation from college, my son decided to immediately enroll in a review class for board examination. To give him a little “push,” I promised to buy him a second-hand motorbike if he hurdles it. That was maybe four years back.
Many things happened later. His younger brother suffered fractures in his forehead and in his nose during a vehicular accident. The motorbike he was driving smashed into a stockpile of sand situated along a shoulder of the road, one evening. Few months after, another vehicular accident happened to another family member. My husband suffered multiple-fracture, involving 7 ribs and his collar bone. A stray dog unexpectedly crossed his way as he was driving his motorbike. I thanked the Lord so much because both survived the mishaps.
With two of our family members involved in a vehicular accident, a friend advised me, “If you love your son, don’t buy him a motorbike.” And I believed her. So I broke my promise to my older son.
After passing the ECE Board Examination, my older son immediately found a job. I understand he still yearns to own a brand new motorbike – it is his passion. My husband owns a 400 cc GPZ 1986 Ninja and two other motorbikes. He carries out their routine maintenance regularly. Having Haynes repair manuals makes it easier for him to perform tune-up procedures, ignition and cooling systems servicing. Both my sons are Electronic Communications Engineer now and they help their father out in the electrical systems and wiring diagrams with the help of the Haynes repair manuals.
They just need to be extra careful on the road. May the good Lord keep them safe always.