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Small Girl Using Big Not so Big Words September 5, 2007

Posted by Zara's Mama in language, myself, parenting, Zara.

On a day when she had flu and she knows she can’t have anything cold :
“Kakak you warm up the ice cream for me la.”

On Daddy’s drinking in the restaurant :
“Daddy, you don’t drink beer la, after you mabuk (Malay : drunk) laaa.”

On her not able to handle her umbrella (kid’s size) in a windy, drizzling day :
“Mummy, I cannot handle any more. *Passed me the umbrella* You help me la.”

On me choosing her a DVD to watch (as she kept asking for the same one to be played in the evening for the past week) :
“Mummy, why you so stubborn one? I said I want to watch this show la, not that show.”

On Daddy blocking her in the toilet (Daddy brushing teeth and she needed to use the toilet bowl) :
Excuse me Daddy, your big back side blocking me la.”

On me not wanting to bring her to the mini market :
“Mummy, you don’t be so selfish, you bring me to the mini market also”

Thanks to Leap Frog, we saw her using phonics the other day (nobody prompted her, she just picked up a book and did it):
*Referring to a picture of cat* Ke-ke-ke-ke Cat
*Referring to a picture of fish* Fe-Fe-Fe Fish
*Referring to a picture of a yo-yo* Ye-ye-ye-ye Yoyo
*Referring to a picture of a diamond* Die-Die-Die Diamond
The last bit made me laugh!! But, anyway, she got the concept right.

Notes : I’m the culprit who speaks with all the ‘la’s at home. Daddy has been ‘advicing’ me not to use so much la in my conversation with her, as she’s picking up all these from me. But I’m Malaysian la!


1. chooi peng - September 5, 2007

So, did she get the ‘warm’ ice cream?

2. contended mum - September 5, 2007

They so smart ya, know how to use words to their advantage! ๐Ÿ™‚

3. may - September 5, 2007

kakakakaka! your little girl can sound quite cheeky even though she doesn’t mean to be!

4. mybabybay - September 5, 2007

I really like to see her expression tasting the warm ice-cream…hehehe. I got my LeapFrog yesterday, blog about it too. Tim & Emily loves it especially the game in the DVD.

5. shoppingmum - September 5, 2007

Haha! She’s like a little adult.
BTW, I just wanna tell you that you look great in the baby magazine. ๐Ÿ™‚

6. Jia meei - September 5, 2007

Your girls are gorgeous! And I remember learning phonics when I was younger haha!

7. ivy - September 5, 2007

ahhaahh she talks like an adult! but i must say Zara has always been very advance in her speech development

8. Vien - September 5, 2007

She had me rolling on the floor laughing with that “big backside” phrase!

9. chanelwong - September 5, 2007

If can,,…I would roll on the floor now and giggle…Your Zara is too good in her words…

10. misha's mum - September 5, 2007

at home i will speak with LA but not Misha. Then one day she asked me how come I can speak with LA and she cannot .. told her that I am an adult and she is not .. till now .. she does not speak with LA ๐Ÿ™‚

can train one ๐Ÿ™‚ hahahha

11. Jesslyn - September 5, 2007

haha…I also try not to use “la””meh” so often but CANNOT la! LOL

12. Giddy Tiger - September 5, 2007

Those are such gems!

13. syn - September 5, 2007

big backside?! interesting how they absorb all these from us and know how to use them at the appropriate time ya. i still remember clearly, “snore like a pig only”. lol

14. fannie - September 5, 2007

Ethyl has the same prob with “lah lah lah”…and worse still, she added “hor” in her vocab lately…but she’s living in this kinda environment…how to stop all these????

15. Joanne - September 5, 2007

Hi. This is Joanne. I got to know your blog from chinnee’s blog. I am a member of the playgroup which is always fun. Thanks to chinnee, I have started my own blog on “Shower your children with love – the right way”.

When you hear your children speak, it’s often the same phrase that you have used. I have this experience too when my 2 year old girl ask her brothers: What are you guys eating? I got a shock of my life hearing that. Haha.

16. SASHA - September 5, 2007

aiyah malaysian dun use la…then not so malaysian la?

17. chinnee - September 5, 2007

hehe….u surely a malaysian la!

18. jazzmint - September 6, 2007

haha mommy, why u so stubborn..knock ur head LOL..she’s just so cute

19. Zaza - September 6, 2007

sooooooo cute laaaaa..

(i can share some recipes for cupcakes but i failed in decorating them after my first try last weekend! who eats all those sugar anyway! *sourgrape*) ๐Ÿ™‚ will post on them on my blog for you!

20. Simple American - September 6, 2007

How come daddy have no la la? Makes for a happy heart I think la. ๐Ÿ˜›

21. slavemom - September 6, 2007

Zara uses words like “stubborn” and “selfish” in the right context. So pandai one lah. ๐Ÿ˜€

22. Eileen - September 6, 2007

I use lots of ‘la’ and ‘hor’ too..and it sure does influence Damien as well..hee…not only malaysian use that, singaporean also lah! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Your Zara really very good with words…smart girl! ๐Ÿ™‚

23. 1+2 mom - September 6, 2007

haha..you remind me last time i also quite often use ‘la’ now my son that told me dun say la when i accidently say it out.

She so clever that using all those ‘special’ words ๐Ÿ™‚

24. sesame - September 6, 2007

Wow, you and daddy must be on the best of behaviour at all times from now on…otherwise your girl will definitely be reminding you.

25. laundryamah - September 6, 2007

how to not say la leh? my brother called Kieran la-la boy as he was using too many las n he got pretty upset and stopped using la for a while..only la…

26. Malaika's mummy - September 6, 2007

Zara is so good in words. Amazing. I always enjoy reading her conversations with you. It’s reall funny. I am sure there is always laughters at your home.

27. chanelwong - September 7, 2007
28. twin - September 7, 2007

warming the ice-cream is a good one hahahha.
she’s really good with words. she’s gonna be one girl that’s hard to say no … she’ll find words to make u submit to what she wants …. hahhha.
we always uses la also … now even darien uses it .. everything also la.

29. Irene - September 7, 2007

She’s such a smart cookie. A great negotiater.

PS: Email me again – i deleted the last email with the password.

30. ehon - September 7, 2007

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! i laughed at ur last sentence! lol!

why are the others password protected?

31. jacss - September 7, 2007

now my boys also ended up with lots of ‘la’, ‘ma’, ‘wor’ and i’m trying to rectify that with much difficulties ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

btw, rgdg yr next post, what’s the password thing ahh, how to get it?

32. Dawn - September 7, 2007

It’s hard not to use “la” even for me in the US. I say it with my M’sian friends and hubby. Zara is so comical. I’m sure there’s never a dull moment in the household.

33. Dawn - September 7, 2007

Could you share your password, please?

34. diyana yang - September 7, 2007

hahaha! i laughed so hard!! Zara is such a smart kid!

35. peekaboo - September 7, 2007

won’t you please please share your password? *bats eyes*

36. shern's mom - September 8, 2007

zara oh zara..how smarter can you get…very!
haha..she’s so cute..
so i guess your leap frog return-in-investment manyak cepat horr..

37. shern's mom - September 8, 2007

duh..i mean r-on-i.

38. mom2que - September 8, 2007

hey, just found your blog. ur daughter is simply so cute!

39. LiL'deviL - September 8, 2007

Zara is doing very well, and cheeky. Does she know she’s being cheeky?

It’s very difficult to not say “la”. C’mon, we even write them out in our blogs. There’s a special touch added but only us will understand them.

40. seefei - September 9, 2007

a case of saying the “right” thingy at the right time? how come all the latest posts are locked?

41. Malaika's mummy - September 9, 2007
42. huisia - September 10, 2007

warn up ice-cream..haha…she’s cute!

43. syn - September 10, 2007

hi, can i have the password too please? unless it’s not meant to be read by outsiders. thanks!

44. mom2ashley - September 10, 2007

like i’ve always said..she is one clever gal!

45. Mama BoK - September 14, 2007

Hehehhe!! she is way too smart..!! what a cutie..!

46. allyfeel - September 15, 2007

So farny la your girl. Can’t stop laughing quietly, my girl n boy is sleeping soundly. ๐Ÿ˜‰

47. Pavliga - August 15, 2008

I’m sold :)) +1

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