Sunday, July 25, 2010

Droids vs. ninjas I

Deimos and Hikaru are arguing about whose minions are better.

Deimos: My assassin droids can beat your ninja turtles any time!

Hikaru: No way. Shall we put them to test?

Deimos: Definitely!

Deimos: Charge!

Hikaru: Cowabunga!

Deimos: Oh, no, this does not look good...

Hikaru: Yes! Go, turtles, go!

Deimos: Oh, no....

Hikaru: The victory is ours!

Hikaru: You guys did well, I think you have earned some pizza.

Deimos: I must get the repair droids...

Deimos: Ok, put these droids back together.

R2-D2: Whrrr beeeeep blp!

C3PO: I'm a protocol droid, not a mechanic!

Deimos: Shut up and get to work!

After some time...

Deimos: What is this? You were supposed to repair 5 assassin droids, not to create an abstract sculpture!

R2-D2: Zzp blp beeeep beep whrr!

C3PO: He says there were no blueprints and you told to put the droids back together. Everything is together, isn't it?

Deimos: You are no good. I have to do everything myself...


Deimos: OK, this is how they should look. The next time the turtles won't win that easily. I'll have to see to that.

Sunday, July 04, 2010

Visiting old places

Today I took Deimos to see the house I used to live in as a child.

Here's the house from across the street. We used to live on the 6th floor (second from the top, the ground floor was included in the count). You can't see our windows here because they were towards the opposite direction.

Here's the same house seen from the corner. The houses completely enclose the courtyard. The gate to the courtyard is right where the lower part of the house starts. There seems to be a bus coming. No, it is not going to drive over us, this is a T-crossing, and we are on the opposite sidewalk.

Deimos, it is no use signaling the bus to stop, it is going to turn at the corner, it is not coming this way.

Here's the gate to the courtyard in the middle of the block.

The courtyard does not look like a fun place to play in. It never was. We never played here. The house just at the right edge of the picture is the one we lived in. The low building in the middle used to be a movie theater.

It did not matter that the courtyard was no good for playing as the Duck Park was right next to the house. Here is a view from the gate towards the park.

The Duck Park is right in the next block! It used to be my favorite place, and I still go there every now and then just for a walk.

Deimos: This was interesting. I have been in the Duck Park before, but I have never examined the houses.