Two Sundays ago in church, my son received an advance birthday gift from Brother Eddie. Brother Eddie is a funny Filipino-Chinese guy who made us feel very welcome when my son and I first visited Harvesters Christian Fellowship here in Ortigas. Brother Eddie is quite fond of my son maybe because he only has a daughter. Actually, when you see them together, you would think they’re father and son because they have the same fair complexion and they both have small slanted eyes. I was supposed to say “chinky eyes,” but when I looked up the term “chinky” in the dictionary, I learned that it is a derogatory term for a “Chinese person,” so I won’t be using that word from now on.
Now, back to Brother Eddie’s gift. Justin received a Mattel Hot Wheels Motorized Starter Set, which consists of a battery-operated race track with deep loops and fast-banking turns and 3 Hot Wheels vehicles. Justin couldn’t wait to lay his hands on his new toy, and he never stopped bugging his Dad to take him to the mall to buy two “D” alkaline batteries for his starter set.
So, do you think he enjoyed playing with his new toy?