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Faces of MCF: Up-and-coming newbie kdash

By SGCM_editorial on 23 Jan 2018

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The love for cars transcends all boundaries. Just the other night when I was washing my car, a little nod of acknowledgement turned into a conversation that could've passed for one between two long-lost friends, between a 37-year old Toyota 86 owner and myself, who have never met prior.

My other half struggles to understand this. How can people from different social, geographical and cultural backgrounds, of different age groups, get together and talk for hours on end about metal boxes on four wheels?

But cars are more than that. Cars are special things that can unite mankind better than any religion in the world. The love for cars can begin from as young an age as one, till the day we die. And thanks to the availability of online forums, car enthusiasts have a place to pour their hearts out, whether it's advice for the next mod, best makan places to drive to, or anything under the sun, really.

One such forum is MyCarForum (MCF), the official forum of sgCarMart.com. And one rather special member is Mr. Zhou, better known as kdash.

A 30-year old civil engineer and a father of two, kdash's love for cars began in the 80s.

"I am a sucker for manual 80s and 90s cars from the time when I was growing up and also 'pop-culture' cars such as the DeLorean DMC-12 (Back to the Future); the Toyota AE86, the Mazda RX-7 FD3S and the Nissan Skyline GT-R R32 (Initial D)," he says.

Attached Image As a relatively new car owner who's on his second Toyota Sienta, kdash joined MCF to learn more about cars and at the same time, to make new friends. After joining, he was encouraged by some forum members who responded positively to his 'newbie' questions and that prompted him to continue being active in MCF.

He believes that MCF provides an excellent platform where people can ask questions, learn about a particular subject or two and browse through previous posts to find the answers they seek.

A big draw for kdash is the many experienced car enthusiasts active on MCF who are ready, willing and able to answer his questions and share their personal opinions on new cars, car maintenance and the car industry in general.

"There are also threads on other non car-related topics, and MCF members are generally quick to help and give advice. The various opinions and views shared on many topics also help to give me a broader and more balanced view of the issues discussed."

Of course, in return, he also does his part to contribute positively to the forum as much as he can. With MCF, kdash found a community of active forum members who are friendly and ready to accept newcomers like himself.

The MCF members actively discuss the various hot topics of the day, and are always ready to share a joke and not take things too seriously. In his daily surfing of MCF so far, there are always funny, interesting and encouraging posts, which make his day and compels him to come back day after day.

Like many, kdash is appreciative and respectful of all the views of senior members and most importantly, he likes that everyone knows when to be serious and when to relax and joke around.

Attached Image "I believe that as time passes, people will be able to get a glimpse of who you are by what you post, and that fosters the friendship and familiarity, which I see in MCF currently for the regulars. I feel that I am generally accepted in the forum, and encouraged to find and meet like-minded individuals here."

That newfound friendship, however, is not limited to the web. After two months of joining MCF, kdash managed to make friends and got involved in some of the informal activities like meet-ups, lunches, and even a running group.

"It is always good to be able to put a face to some of the members and get to know one another better so that we can better understand the context when someone posts in the forum," he says.

With all the interactions and interest in MCF, kdash hopes that MCF will continue to be around for many years to come, and hopes to also be able to contribute positively to that effect.

Like the Toyota 86 owner I met while washing my car, kdash and the other MCF members prove that the love for cars transcends all boundaries.

And judging from that love, you won’t have to hope hard, kdash.

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Buadongdong Jan 22 2018 06:31 PM
Now whole mcf knows u liao.. My lunch kaki!!
Theoldjaffa Jan 22 2018 07:59 PM
Keep the passion going young man! 👍👍
Adrianli Jan 22 2018 08:18 PM
Welcome to MCF Kdash.
RCTP Jan 22 2018 08:35 PM
Wa we same age and same line of work.

And same interest.

We should meet up and talk like Long lost friends.

Haha.
Friendstar Jan 22 2018 09:00 PM
U r really young.... Oh man.

Really young
Brass Jan 22 2018 09:38 PM
Wow...


By the way, did sgcm post RadX or maybe other members before?
Buadongdong Jan 22 2018 11:00 PM

Wa we same age and same line of work.

And same interest.

We should meet up and talk like Long lost friends.

Haha.


You civil engineer as well??
Buadongdong Jan 22 2018 11:01 PM

Wa we same age and same line of work.

And same interest.

We should meet up and talk like Long lost friends.

Haha.


You civil engineer as well??
RCTP Jan 23 2018 12:13 AM

You civil engineer as well??


Yup!
Eviilusion Jan 23 2018 05:32 AM

Wow...
By the way, did sgcm post RadX or maybe other members before?

he was centrespread some yrs ago......
Nice to to your pic bro @kdash!
kdash Jan 23 2018 09:11 AM

haha thanks all for the kind words! 

kdash Jan 23 2018 09:12 AM

Wa we same age and same line of work.

And same interest.

We should meet up and talk like Long lost friends.

Haha.

 

we did meet during one of the recent MUs right? 

RCTP Jan 23 2018 09:45 AM

we did meet during one of the recent MUs right?


Yup the East Coast one recently.
Kopites Jan 23 2018 07:29 PM
Since official liao nowhere to hide. Get BB number for benefit of all bros here. Hahaha

Keep up the passion for car okie. Don't learn from Mustank. Hahaha
Kopites Jan 23 2018 07:29 PM
Since official liao nowhere to hide. Get BB number for benefit of all bros here. Hahaha

Keep up the passion for car okie. Don't learn from Mustank. Hahaha
DACH Jan 23 2018 08:56 PM

Wah hahaha.

 

Exposed liao.

kdash Jan 23 2018 09:31 PM

Since official liao nowhere to hide. Get BB number for benefit of all bros here. Hahaha

Keep up the passion for car okie. Don't learn from Mustank. Hahaha


haha thanks!
kdash Jan 23 2018 09:32 PM

Wah hahaha.

Exposed liao.


why you so happy -_-
 
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