Sunday, April 25, 2010

Usapang bata # 16

One very hot Sunday afternoon, I asked my 3-year old cousin Frey to turn the electric fan's face my way.

Me: Frey, pakitapat na sken yung electric fan

Frey: Ayaw

Me: Cge na Frey

Frey: Ayaw! Please ka sken.

***ok fine! please na kung please!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Usapang bata # 15

Last Monday, April 12, was the start of the summer class in Escuela Legarda. We had one student from the previous school year who joined us again for the summer class. Her name's Chesca. Since she's attending big school na next school year, her tita wants to train her na to stay in the room without any guardians. But since Chesca's not used to it, she cried and cried the first time her tita went outside.

While I was asking her to finish her work first before she could see her tita, this was our conversation:

Chesca: Cge na Teacher, please, please! Papasukin mo na Tita ko!
Me: Di ba we told you na before that you have to be prepared na for big school? Kaya your tita has to stay outside na.

Chesca: and namimiss q na si Mamex eh (she calls her tita, 'mamex'). Miss na miss q na si Mamex.

Me: Eh kasama mo naman siya lagi sa house di ba?

Chesca: Opo nga pero namimiss q na talaga siya eh. Papasukin mo na siya please!

Me: Cge, finish your work first then I'll let you see your tita na.

Chesca: Dali na let's do this na para matapos na tayo!

***i could only sigh***

Usapang bata #14

During the Lenten Season, while we were having 'Pabasa' in Nanay sitang's house, my 6-year-old cousin Sai was playing with his playmates outside. My mom called him because he was already all sweaty.

Mama: Bakit ba ang hilig hilig mong makipaglaro dun sa mga bata na 'yun? Tingnan mo nga parang hindi sila naliligo (my mom has a tendency to be matapobre sometimes)

Sai: Eh magaganda naman sila Tita eh.

Mama: Ano'ng maganda dun eh tingnan mo nga yung mga buhok nila ni hindi nasusuklay?

Sai: Akala mo lang 'yun Tita. Pag tiningnan mo sila ng mabuti makikita mo maganda sila. Crush ko nga yung isa dun eh, si Nicole.

Ayun na! Beauty is in the eye of the beholder talaga:-)