Mama – a 4-letter simple word that consists of two repeated letters often referred to a mother (I made that up heehee!)

It didn’t have a meaning to me at all. Maybe because I never called my mother “mama, we call her “mommy”. There was a time when I thought, once I become a mother, I want to be called “mama”. Whenever I hear my friends or cousins call their mothers “ma”, I find it so endearing. (In Tagalog, some would say may lambing sa dulo.)

Until I was called Mama. She’s a daddy’s girl, that’s no doubt! That’s why, it felt like an achievement to me when she first said “mama” instead of “dada”.

She often says dada than mama but when she does, it’s like a music to my ears.

When we play with my celfone, she would put it near her cheeks and say “Whosh thish, mama?

When she asks for milk, she’d say “Mama, didi!

When she tries to form a bubble out of her saliva (I know it’s ewww! But she recently discovered that she can make a bubble out of her saliva hehehe!), she uses the word “mama” and burst the magic bubble hahaha!

When she wakes up and finds out no one was beside her she would call out for “mama“.

When she’s not well, she wants only “mama“.

When she sees me by the neighbor’s door, she’d come running out and scream “mama“.

All these are just like a music to my ears… A very simple word with 4 letters but…. truly rewarding.

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A Window Shopper-Grabber Toddler

We went to this Japanese shop last night to buy some things. It’s sort of a 600 fils shop (approx P70). And that was the first time that we didn’t put Deye in a shopping cart. We wanted her to walk around and enjoy.

But my God!!! She’s a counter part of an impulsive buyer-shopper! Hahaha! She grabs everything that interests her eyes.

In just a blink, I saw her dragging a basket towards the stuffed toys section and put one in it! I had to watch her carefully coz we might end up paying off some stuff that we didn’t actually take but damaged. And because of that, I didn’t have the time to look around. *sigh*

I’m sure… soon… she will grab things that she wants and I’ll keep on removing them from the cart when she’s not looking.

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Let’s Drink A Toast

No. There was no occasion. D happened to win a bottle of champagne 2 days ago. A quiz was actually given to the resto staff last month as part of the company’s staff motivation activities.

I saw the paper one evening on the computer table. Looks like he’s not interested to answer the questions at all. The next day, I called my husband D to give me the questions over the phone. I didn’t take the paper coz he might change his mind answering them. I told him I will do it. So I patiently googled any information I could find related to the questions. I missed one though.

He submitted the filled up questions to his immediate boss. And we never heard anything about it on who had won the quiz!

Two nights ago he came home…. woke me up and showed me a bottle of champagne. I asked him if he bought it?”. He smiled and said “you won the quiz”. I laughed and said hahaha “I goggled it!”. His colleagues were asking him to open it when he got it but he refused. He told them that it’s for me coz I did all the work. Awwww! Sweet!

Yesterday, we had our day off. I asked him to open it. He forced me to do it! I was so scared that the cork might fly somewhere else hehe! Not used to it you know… He was laughing….

Then, we had a drink! It’s been a while…… I never had one after I got soooooooo drunk days before our wedding. We had a bottle of Bacardi 151 with some of our common friends as we bid goodbye to singlehood hehehe! And I completely passed out! Since then, I never had another drink plus the fact that I have a little girl depending on me….

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I didn’t find it interesting in the beginning. Arabs talking scene blah blah blah! But I got nothing to do that night so I continued watching. No regrets! It’s absolutely a nice story. Something different.
I raise my two thumbs up for this film! A film set in 4 different countries could be confusing including the twists and turns of the story. But they had showed it well…

I suggest that you watch this!

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The Baby Is Now A… Toddler

It seems like yesterday when I first held her in my arms. She’s no more a baby.

Before… I could easily catch her in my left arm.
Now… I have to make use of both my arms to give her a comfortable cradle.

Before… she only eats baby food and cereals.
Now… she sits and have lunch with us.

Before… she only drinks milk and water.
Now… she demands for juice and “cuk”.

If I go on…. I’ll be missing more of those days when she was just so small.

Please read more of her latest activities here.

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