“It’s a happy car! It runs smooth and it does well on gas.”
- The Ride
- The Driver: Masami
- Car in Question: 2011 Chevy HHR
- Spotted at: W 3rd St, New York, N.Y. 10014
- Car’s Nickname: The HHR
Q: What’s your name? Can you tell me where we are and what brings you here today?
M: My name is Masami and this is my daughter. We are here for my daughter’s Japanese reading and writing interview test. We are very happy to be visiting this lovely city.
Q: Where do you live? What’s the zip code?
M: We live in Ohio, 45365.
Q: Wow. And you drove all the way here from Ohio to take a test?
M: That’s right.
Q: Are you excited to take the test?
Q: Are you confident?
Q: That’s the spirit! I’m sure you’re going to do great. Masami, do you have a nickname for your vehicle?
M: We call it the HHR.
Q: Are there any features that you would like to point out?
Daughter: I like the inside. The interior is so beautiful, especially the shiny parts.
Q: If your car had an emotion, what would it be?
M: It’s a happy car. It runs smooth and it does well on gas.
Q: Do you have any rules for people when they ride in your car? No eating? No soda pops?
A: The only rules we have are have fun and enjoy the ride!
Q: Ok, since you are going to take a Japanese reading and writing test, can you tell me how to say thank you?
Q: Domo Arigato and good luck with your test!
Photos and interview by Jai Mitchell
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