Holiday Hackathon, Day 8: How Do You Transport a Prototype on an International Flight?

Philippine Airlines Flight No. PR 512 had a strange guest buckled up on Seat No. 73B. My sentimental side insisted on bringing The Bubble prototype for Climate Change Couture. It got through so many things already—a gallery show, a photo shoot, was co-designed by someone on my Apocalypse Squad, and has been the starter for many a conversation that I didn’t care about the bulkiness of it. I was going to drag this $2 piece of plastic across international barriers if it killed me.

And so, we begin.The Bubble got through all the security checks and immigration without problems (as it was transparent and clearly made of plastic) but with lots of curious looks, questions, and chuckles. Even I had to laugh when I realized that, instead of squashing it in the overhead bin, the best way to transport this was to buckle it in the empty seat next to me.
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And hi! I was right next to it, 73C. What do you do with a plastic bubble on an international flight? You take selfies…

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…and of course, wear it. The AC on flights is always too cold for me.

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I had to take it off when I was eating (or not eating, as I can’t eat chicken).

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I can, however, eat ice cream! Why haven’t I flown this airline before?

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About four hours later, The Bubble made it! Welcome to the Republic of the Philippines, where climate change hits quite hard and The Apocalypse Project just got transplanted to.

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They say that what you do on New Year’s Eve will be what you will do for the year. If doing crazy experiments like these is my fate, then please oh please bring it on.

3 comments
  1. Yuen kei said:

    Haha. Hi Catherine🙂 Can’t believe you actually did that! Folding it was tough, but it is all worth it, considering how much it means to all of us! Miss your presence at Tembusu. When you visit Singapore next time, remember to visit us! Keep in Touch😉

  2. Haha. Hi Catherine🙂 Can’t believe you actually did that! Folding it was tough, but it is worth it, considering how much that means to all of us! Miss your presence at Tembusu. When you visit Singapore, do remember to drop by and say hi to us. Best wishes to you and do remember to keep in touch ;D

    • Hi Yuen Kei! Haha, that was fun to do. I miss you all so much! I’ll email you all soon. Big hugs! xoxo

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