Thursday, September 2, 2010

mayday! mayday! mayday!

around the end of july, i went on a business trip to the philippines and i brought mikee with me.

it was a short trip and i was really busy working the whole time that before we knew it, it was already time to go back to singapore.

on our flight back, changi airport was temporarily closed for the national day rehearsals. so our plane had to stay in the air for about 30 minutes.

when mikee realized that we were taking to long to land, she kept asking me, "mama, when are we going to crash?" or "mama, are we crashing yet?" in her loud and shrilly voice =D

hehe i wonder what the people around us were thinking =)


Thursday, July 1, 2010

the 8th wonder of the world

"do you know what's the eigth wonder of the world?", miggy asked my hubby after dinner.

after racking his brain off for the correct answer, he told miggy ... and he was surprised when miggy said he's wrong ... 'coz according to miggy, the eigth wonder of the world is *drum roll* king kong!!!

i have no freaking idea where he got that but he insists that king kong is really the eight wonder of the world ... won't even listen to me when i said it can't be true ... lol ...


Tuesday, June 15, 2010


lately, i noticed that gabie is becoming more and more like his kuya miggy ... he's starting to be as naughty and talkative like miggy ...

today, from the time i came home, he has been asking me over and over again to help him earn more points in plants vs. zombies ...

when i've had enough, i told him, "you knowwhat? you're becoming makulit na!" (you're getting naughtier!)

he replied, "why? ... why? ... why? ... why? ... why? ... why? ... why? ... why? ... why? ... why? ... why?"

need i explain more?


Monday, June 14, 2010

pink girls and blue boys

mikee in sunglasses

last saturday, mikee and i went to orchard road to have some girly fun window shopping ... i bought her a dirt cheap pink sunglasses ... and after wearing it for some time she wanted to remove it ...

mikee: mama, can i take my sunglasses off?

me: but i thought you love it?

mikee: yeah, but everything is pink!

me: well, that's because the sunglasses are pink ...

mikee: but mama, even the boys are pink!

oh well, how do you explain to a five year old that not all pinks are girly and not all boys are blue?


Saturday, April 17, 2010

lost in translation #2

miggy boy is not the only one that i like to tease as baboy (pig) ... i also tease the other 2 the same ...

last friday, before going to work, i said goodbye to gabie and teased him ...

me: bye, baby boy, ba-boy! (i always call gabie as baby boy)

then to mikee: bye, baby girl, ba-boy!

gabie: no, mama, you're wrong! it's baby girl, ba-girl!

oh, alright ...


Wednesday, April 14, 2010

in his time

since i came home from work, miggy has been asking me "weird" questions ...

"mama, in your time, did you have to use those lamps with kerosene?"

i absent-mindedly replied with a "yeah" ... (well, i really did when i was young and there's a power outage, we do get to use those kerosene lamps)

a while later ...

"mama, in your time, did you use those overhead projectors?"

again, absent-mindedly, "uh-huh" ... (well, most projectors are "overhead", right? even the ones in the movie theatres are "overhead")

during dinner ...

"mama, did you know, in your time, the first ever video game was created?"

now this i can't let go, so i replied, "wait a minute, are you trying to tell me something??? and who told you the first ever video game was created in my time? hey i wasn't even born yet when pong was created!!!"

(ok, i do know what the first video game is called ... but that doesn't mean i was already alive when it was created ... that's what i call discovery channel)

hmmmm now i wonder what could have triggered those questions ... could he be trying to imply something?

(and why am i explaining myself here?)


Tuesday, April 13, 2010


mikee saw me chatting (online) with my friend ...

she asked me, "mama, you're spelling something for your friend?"

yes, that's chatting in the eyes of a 5 year old ...


Sunday, April 11, 2010

lost in translation #1


when miggy was a baby, we used to call him miggy boy ... we still do but with two younger siblings, more often he's referred to as kuya now ...

anyway, this afternoon, while waiting for the bus, i was teasing him and was singing "miggy boy, ba-boy!" ... (baboy is the filipino word for pig)

when he got annoyed, i asked him, "why? do you know what baboy is?"

he proudly said, "yes!"

and i said, "ok, so what does it mean?"

miggy replied, "chicken!"

when hubby and i laughed, miggy asked, "what? is it a turkey?"

lol ....


Wednesday, March 31, 2010


miggy: mama, am i cool?

me: yeah ...

miggy: mama, am i mature?

me: no ...

miggy: what!?!?! i can't play halo!

lol ... so, one has to be cool and mature to play that game ... well, anyway, it doesn't matter ... we don't have an xbox anyway ...


Monday, March 29, 2010

a premonition

last saturday, i had to wake up early to bake some cakes for a friend's nephew and for our passover dinner that night ... around 7am, mikee came out of the bedroom still looking very, very sleepy ...

she went straight to me, sat on one of the dining chairs and started telling me stories ... i think i've already written before about how mikee like's to talk and that i've already gotten so used to it that i've already learned how to not hear what she's saying ... ssshhhh ...

so, that morning was not different ... she was talking and i wasn't really paying much attention ... but i remember that she was talking about a place ... i can't really remember what place ... i just remember that she was saying she doesn't want to go to that place ever again ... because she said that her teeth will fall off!!!

when i heard the last part, i was stunned coz i thought that she probably had a dream about her teeth falling off ... and in the philippines, that is no good news ... see, there's this old wives tale that when a person dreams of their teeth falling off, it is a premonition that a family member, a relative, or a good friend is going to die or meet an accident ...

so, when i heard what mikee said, for a few minutes there i thought, how do you ask a 4yo to bite a wooden anything to counter the premonition? (the old wives tale also says that to counter the premonition, the dreamer have to bite a tree but since we don't have a backyard, a wooden anything would probably do) ... but i was so busy with my baking that i easily forgot about it ...

but on saturday afternoon, a news reached me that reminded me about mikee's dream ... i learned that my eldest cousin was hit by a drunk motorcyclist that morning, about an hour before mikee woke up ... he was in a critical condition and is still in the icu up to now ...

creepy, isn't it???

anyway, please help to pray for my kuya mike's speedy recovery ... oh yeah, my cousin is sort of mikee's name sake ...


Sunday, March 28, 2010

mikee's wishlist #1

mikee's always asking me to buy her something new ... it changes almost everyday ... her wish of the day???

mikee: "mama, can you buy me a new sunglasses?"


old or new?

we're in the process of renovating a 28-yr old flat that we bought late last year ... we're almost at the end of the whole process ... maybe just a couple more days and it's all over ...

anyway, i was browsing through my reno photos when i chanced upon this pre-reno photo of our flat ...

mikee asked me: "is that our not new house?"

gabie said: "no, that's our new house!"

miggy said: "no, that's our new house last time."

and i said: "no, that's the photo of our old new house."


Sunday, February 21, 2010

miggy's one-liners #1

miggy: mama, what do you call that guy who hammers in the court thingy?


Thursday, February 18, 2010

we want pet

the kids had been bugging begging me to get them a pet for the longest time now ... we used to have some pet fishes but they've all, well to put it gently, swam away to fish heaven ^.^ and since then, the kids had been coming up with different ideas for a pet ... at first, they wanted a dog ... then, a rabbit ... and now, after seeing one from a friend, the latest in thing is a hamster ...

yesterday, i got a couple of ang pao's (red packet) from the big bosses at work ... of course, as the good mom that i am *bow*, i shared my collection to the kids ... i gave each of them their own ang pao's as well, each with $2 taken from my own ang pao tee hee ...

after getting his, gabie asked ordered me to buy him a hamster with his ang pao money ...

upon hearing this, mikee said, "no! i don't want a hamster ... i want a mouse!"

oh well, mikee wants a mickey ...