Wednesday, June 30, 2010

A Toy Story.

I've had this Tweety doll for nearly 22 years now (I'm almost 23) and I bring it with me whenever I travel for long periods of time. A few weeks ago, I left it on my bed and housekeeping accidentally took it to the laundry room along with my sheets and blankets. I called the front desk and reported the missing doll. A few days later, I get a phone call from the front desk:

"Hi. Did you call few days ago about missing doll?"
"Is it a duck?"
"Uh, it's a bird. A yellow bird."
"Yes, duck! We found it. We will bring it now to your room."


Since then, I have carefully moved Tweety from my bed to my living room sofa every morning, but yesterday morning I forgot to do so and Tweety is missing yet again!

Parag offered to send me a new Tweety doll (thanks, friend!), but it's not really Tweety that I'm attached to. In fact, I'm afraid of birds because of a traumatic chicken experience that I had while living in the sticks of Korea as a kid.

I'm attached to the fact that Tweety is so old that my mom has to handwash it because it would probably fall apart in the washing machine. I'm attached to the fact that I still have no idea whether I should call Tweety a "he" or "she." I'm attached to the fact that Tweety is the same as always, minus the drool that it was covered in once upon a time.

On that note, I really want to watch Toy Story 3 in 3D.  Too bad I can't find a theater in Seoul that is playing it...

July 1, 2010:
Tweety has been found!


  1. Dude, we'll watch toy story in 3D when you come home! I hope you find Tweety again.

  2. hey, i wanna watch toy story with you! bah. poor tweety.. i hope he/she turns up soon!

  3. The pastor quoted Toy Story in his sermon at church today (an example of how we must all work together). Thought about you. Happy 4th!