Choice of words

Jun 26, 2010



It has been raining cats and dogs here in Japan since yesterday. My hubby went to work since morning and would only be back at night today. Since there were only two of us, I was not in the mood to cook anything special. Besides, there was nothing but chinese cabbage and fruits in the fridge today. So, I decided to cook maggie noodles + the chinese cabbage for lunch.

I finished my noodles and went off to the sink to wash the utensils. Then I heard my son announced, 'Mama, gochisousamadeshita ( I have enjoyed the meals, thanks)'. I looked at his bowl and found that the chinese cabbage was left untouched. I asked him, 'Aikk...why did you not finish the vege?' He looked at me with his dreamy eyes, 'Mama, datte men ga sugoku oishikatta mon. Onaka ga ippai desu. (mummy, because the noodles were so delicious, I finished the noodles and now I am full)'. I looked at his tummy and I know he was telling the truth. But what I found most amusing was that he didn't use the words like,' I hate vege' or 'Vege not nice'. I am sure if he chose to say that, he would be getting lectures from me. Because he chose to praise the cooking, he escaped the lecture and instead received a big kiss from mummy for praising her cooking though it was just instant noodles!

5 comments:

Uncle Lee said...

Hi Nana, wow! I'm impressed your kids speak Japanese fluently.
I have always loved Japan.....
I know of a 10 year old girl, she speaks French, English, Spanish, some Arabic, bits of Russian, Mandarin and I think Swahili.....she picks up these languages in school.....what with Toronto having 127 different Nationalities....like rojak.

Really good to know foreign languages.....and I bet you too boleh hantam Jepun like no tomorrow, huh? Ha ha. Lee.

Uncle Lee said...

Nana, I forgot, love your song collections. You have very good taste in songs, and the Vanassa Williams song is really nice. Lee.

Nana said...

Dear Uncle Lee,

I am glad you like my choice of music. Thanks for the complement.
Yeah...my son speaks only Japanese now, though he can understand our instructions in Malay. Wow, that girl can speak so many languages...she won't get confused? I sometimes confuse people with 3-4 different languages in one sentence. And get a weird stare from my friends. hahaha.

Uncle Lee said...

Hi Nana, knowing languages always good.
I can speak some words of Spanish, Greek, Albanian, Japanese as here 127 different nationalities.

Wow, your son speak Japanese, and not Malay....ha ha. might be a bit of a problem when back in Malaysia.
Anyway, you have fun, Lee.

Nana said...

Dear Uncle Lee,

We know that would be the big challenge when we go back. We must make sure he speaks Malay with his grandfather. Another concern would be that like my hubby and I, we would like him to be educated in Chinese school. My mom didn't request so but we know she would be very happy ;)

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