That poor BMW….

BMW

I haven’t been to Shanghai for four years but last week I had the opportunity to fly up again. While walking on the streets in the French concession I came across something appalling. Revolting…

It was a BMW.

But not any normal BMW.

It seem to have been Hello Kitty’s private BMW. At least that how it looked like. I was shocked! The poor car.

I suddenly had strange memories. Memories of my childhood. Me wearing stupid outfits my mother insisted on simply because they looked “cute” or “sweet” on me and she wanted to show those to her friends.

It’s bad enough we do that to our children. But even to cars? Come on!

Have German car manufacturers completely given in to bad taste?  Or are they just greedy. I was flummoxed.

A quick call to my father, who used to work for BMW for almost three decades confirmed my suspicion: NO! This colour doesn’t exist at BMW. If you buy a BMW there’s no way to have your car painted in this particular colour.

So the paint job must’ve been conducted somewhere here in China. I hope whoever painted it asked for compensation for pain and suffering on behalf of the car….

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About Basti

I've been living and working for ten years in Greater China (Mainland China, Hong Kong). I'm working in the field of Product Design / Product Consulting and Manufacturing for accessories and wearable devices. My passions are travelling (especially China and Asia) and I used to ride a motorbike. Now, with two children, my hobbies switched to changing diapers, cleaning and feeding babies.

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