Don't know why recently she prefers to sleep back in bouncer at night and commanded us to swing her. She will says: "Ah mie... yao2 (means swing in mandarin)!" Last night she saw daddy went in bedroom earlier and straight away told us: "Papa... yao2!" I guess she's enjoying to be threated like a princess and poor mummy and daddy become her slave. Guess that's why daddy always will remain downstairs till late night. LOL...
Next when we are riding in the car, she's now very interested in different types of vehicles, particularly bus. She will point and says out loud "Ba..." whenever a bus passes by. She even can differentiate and tell us "loli" (lorry). She's learning van now but still not yet spoken out.
We are amazed when she's able to follow us to do counting 1,2,3... in mandarin. It starts like this:
Mummy: yi (1)...
En En : (follow) yi... or sometimes er (2)... immediately
Mummy: san (3)
En En : san...
Mummy: si (4)
En En : wu (5) *surprise!*
Mummy: liu (6)
En En : yuik...
Mummy: qi (7)
En En : ba (8) *surprise!*
Mummy: jiu (9)
En En : yoo...
Mummy: shi (10)
En En : shi - 100% accurate pronunciation for shi, especially the sh- part
Sing song time...
Papa : "Old Mcdonald had a farm, ee yah ee yah..."
En En: "Ohhhh...." (the loudest)
En En understand Malay language too. My maid speak Malay with her and even En En can't speak back but she really understand. We tested her a few words:
Ah Mah : pointing to her muslin (cloth nappy) "Apa ini?" what is this
En En : "pinn... (lampin/muslin)"
Ah Mah : "Mana hidung?" where is your nose?
En En : pointing her nose
Ah Mah : "Nak makan?" want to eat?
En En : shake head
Ah Mah : "Mau susu?" do you want milk?
En En : nodded her head then happily sucking her bottle later
Then mummy teach her a few simple english word like sit, walk, open door, close door, take, put down, clap you hands... and her favourite is "tap-tap" (actually it's "step step"). She loves to sit at the staircase and ask us to step our feet with her. It started from the children song:
If you happy and you know it step your feet ~ Step, step x2
If you happy and you know it and you really want to show it
If you happy and you know it step your feet ~ Step, step