Everyone speak English

Eric hugging her preggy mom.A brief conversation took place as my mom was babysitting Eric at her batik factory in Tuaran some time ago:

Old man (who happened to be there): Apa nama kau? (What’s your name?)
Eric: Don’t speak Malay. Speak in English.
Old man: Uncle mana pandai cakap Inggeris. Bapa kau urang English ka? (Uncle don’t know how to speak English. Is your dad an Englishman?)
Eric: (Paused a second before replying) Yes, my daddy is English.
Eric’s grandma: Mana ada! Daddy kau urang Cina tu, bukan English! (Is not! Your Daddy’s Chinese, not English!)
Eric: (adamantly) No! He is English!
(Just so you know, Eric’s dad is barely a Sino-Kadazan, much less an Englishman)

Kids — when they think they’re smarter than you, the things they would do just leaves you speechless….


Holiday greetings

Season’s Greetings from Eric and the whole Dony family.This is a post I made in the old Friendster blog on Thursday, 30 November 2006 at 12:48 AM

Christmas greetings courtesy of Eric. He made this himself through CartoonNetwork.com’s Holiday Design Workshop site. He even printed one out; will save the hardcopy for his personal scrapbook, if I ever get into making one.

Babies CAN speak

This is post that I made in the old Friendster blog on Wednesday, 29 November 2006 at 10:51 PM.

From Oprah.com:
“One woman says she’s unlocked the secret language of babies! What’s your baby trying to tell you? (There are) five words your newborn already uses. After testing her baby language theory on more than 1,000 infants around the world, Priscilla (Dunstan) says there are five words that all babies 0–3 months old say—regardless of race and culture.”


  1. http://www2.oprah.com/tows/pastshows/200611/tows_past_20061113.jhtml (Link to show info)
  2. http://www2.oprah.com/tows/slide/200611/20061113/slide_20061113_350_101.jhtml (direct link to Dunstan’s synopsis)

Don’t miss watching the clips on the 5 basic baby talks. I can’t wait to try this out on baby Joel.

Fetal scan

Fetal scan of Joel at 24 weeks.This is a post I made in the old blog on Wednesday, 29 November 2006 at 10:10 PM.

Just to be fair, here’s a blog entry for Joel. I was into my 24th week of pregnancy when this was taken. The marked/circled area was suppose to be what my OBGYN doc, Dr. Krishen, affectionately referred to as Joel’s “ku ku chai.” I was kind of impressed to see it, considering Eric’s little one was visible only during my 8th month of carrying him (he kept ‘hiding’ that area every time he was scanned).

Crib tag

Eric’s crib tagThis the very first post made in the old blog on Wednesday, 29 November 2006 at 09:06 PM.

Thought I’ve lost it forever. A nice note to help me reminisce of the first-time motherhood experiences, sleepless nights, moodiness, and the sweet smile of my little one that makes all the suffering worthwhile.

Welcome to The Blog of Rugrats

So here it is. The Blog of Rugrats has finally found its new home, after almost a year being left in stagnant back in Friendster. Slowly, the few posts that I have in Friendster will be — shall I say — ported over into this blog within a month or two. And since Eric can now read and write (and type), who knows? I may even get his to do his very first post soon!

Here’s to a New Year and a fresh new start!