My brother in law is a fan and collector of retro cars and motorcycle. This is one of two old Toyota Corollas that has managed to rebuilt by him.
He is very persistent and diligent to do all the long-time rebuilt processes, such as to find or order all the original components required from various sources. Then after the rebuild project was completed, the car was only used occasionally, probably no more than five times a year.
Really, that’s amazing for me. I mean, as an automotive enthusiast, remote control toys, etc. he often does anything that sometimes makes me amazed or wonder. So it is with all the collection; whether it’s a vehicle, a toy, or replicas.
Sometimes, behind that admiration, I asked him innocently, “don’t you care about the money you have to spend on it?”. Sometimes he reverses ask, “That’s the consequences of a hobby, right? How much time and money do you spend on your bonsai and suiseki?”
Usually, I am just smiling or laughing in responding. Is the pretext of bonsai and suiseki not as expensive as a vehicle work?
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