Unless you’re wearing 3D glasses right now, you really shouldn’t think that that flying object is something that properly belongs inside the TV screen.
Alex is turning 16 on Tuesday and Speedy came home last night with the remote-controlled helicopter for her. For her birthday. And, perhaps, to congratulate her too. She was “Miss Best Dressed” at their Junior-Senior Prom. But she won’t let me post photos.
Anyway, in one of the shops at the Harbour Front Centre in Singapore, much bigger versions of this toy were on sale (converted price was P3,000.00). I was tempted to buy one for the girls but I couldn’t figure out how in the world I would fit the box into my luggage. So, I didn’t buy any. But I told the girls about it when I got home. And they whined. Why didn’t I buy one? Well, see, if I had to pay for excess baggage, then the sale price would be irrelevant since the actual expense would make the helicopter really expensive.
Speedy apparently remembered that episode and… there, now we have a helicopter. Rather small, sure, but then its a good thing because Alex can fly it inside the house. If it were any bigger, there would be no other place for it but outdoors. And that would be a disaster. Alex flew the thing in the garden (at my behest so I could take better photos) but the noise (yes, it is noisy) drove the dogs crazy. So, with a helicopter this small, Alex has a choice — indoors or outdoors. In the garden only when I am in a part of the house where I can’t hear the dogs.