July 2008

Treasure Map

July 27, 2008 Manila

Nina: “Daddy, I am going to the treasure. I have my treasure map to the treasure. Do u want to see my treasure map?” She then explained by looking at her map (her drawing of monster, tree, hut, dog house, chair and ‘X’). She rolled the paper just as if it was a map. Nina: […]

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Bathing and Cooking

July 27, 2008 Manila

Nina was in a bathtub finishing her bathing by playing with the water, the bubbles and also cooking for her mommy. Nina: “I mix hot chili and hot milk” Nina: “It’s for mommy” (she was holding her plastic steaming pan, and then she moved to the other end of the bathtub and said …) Nina: […]

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Is Mickey Mouse a Boy or a Girl?

July 26, 2008 Manila

Nina: “Mommy, is Mickey a boy or a girl?” Mommy: “A boy” Nina: “Itu kenapa Mickey pake dress?” She was watching Mickey Mouse on Playhouse Disney channel and Mickey was wearing that Hawaiian style’s grass hula skirt. To her, Mickey Mouse is a boy and thus she was confused when she saw Mickey wearing skirt.

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Camera Not working

July 26, 2008 Manila

I was hugging Nina as she came out of the bedroom. She suddenly saw her green toy camera on the shelves and remembered that the battery has died. She quickly picked up the camera and told me: Nina: “Oh, Daddy. Can you fix this? It’s not working” (she pressed the shutter button repeatedly to prove […]

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I can ‘draw’ a frog

July 25, 2008 Nina's Diary

“Mommy, I want to draw a frog. I can draw a frog. Here, I show you” But, then what she was doing was to fold the paper.

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Nina’s Swimming Story

July 24, 2008 Manila

I came home and saw her swimsuit was in the bathroom, so I asked Nina, “Did you swim today, Nina?”. And then she went on telling me a story about what happened at the swimming pool. Grammar and words were as per what she said. “Yes Daddy, I swim with mommy. And then mommy said […]

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It’s OK Daddy …

July 19, 2008 Manila

Nina was trying to open her Barbie’s toy box. It’s just a plastic container her mommy bought for her. The Barbie set has lots of small stuffs, like the shoes, the clothes, rubber band, etc, which can be misplaced easily. She tried to open but the cover was too tight and she seemed to hurt […]

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