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Until It's Ready

As I wait for the break of dawn, I let my cup of coffee sit still on the table. A few more minutes, I tell myself, knowing too well that to drink it too soon would be to burn my tongue. 11 more words

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Quick note: call her the Diplomat, SsangYong's top-spec Rodius

Not for nothing but the top-spec SsangYong Rodius, the full size MPV with a premium saloon’s rear-wheel-drive handling, an early boost turbodiesel mated to a fast-twitch Mercedes-Benz 5G-tronic automatic gearbox, a cavernous cabin fitted with three sitting rows instead of the four it can accommodate, and a driveline designed from the start to have on-demand four-wheel-drive, yup, that one … we’d nickname her the “Diplomat.” 72 more words

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transported

There’s nothing like waking up to the sound of twitter of birds and the roosters’ crow. I delay to open my eyes for a while, and I am taken back to the place of my childhood: dusty road, trees, mountains.   94 more words

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Quick note: the Super Carry’s tiny diesel, powerful enough for hills and highway

Anyone would be sceptical about the Super Carry’s remarkably small 0.8L two-cylinder diesel, even with its output boosted to 32hp / 75Nm by an inter-cooled turbocharger. 404 more words

Drives

Quick note: the Suzuki Super Carry makes you feel like a ten-foot trucker

Suzuki’s Super Carry is just about the most common model exemplifying Japan’s pioneering Kei Truck concept. That’s true at least here in the Philippines… 252 more words

Drives

Quick note: the Suzuki Ciaz short-shifts like a carpooling champ

Get past the impressive trim on this base model—get used to it as the new normal, actually—and you’ll be more impressed with the Ciaz GL M/T’s powertrain that mates the small but VVT-equipped 1.4L K14B Suzuki engine with the nicely balanced ratios on a manual gearbox topped with an exquisitely positive stick-shift. 275 more words

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Dalat 3 giờ chiều một ngày trước Noel.

Mây xám sà xuống thấp những triền đồi và gió từ phía hồ lạnh buốt thốc ngược dọc đường Bùi Thị Xuân, vào tới tận phòng khách sạn lay tấm rèm cửa sổ. 111 more words

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