Afiq turned 3 on April 16, 2008. We didn't do anything special because we already threw him a party 4 days before that, combined with Mariessa's 1st.

Conversations with Afiq is definitely getting more interesting these days. He's very quick and sharp, and what's more interesting is that, he usually repeats words he heard only a few days after he heard them and not immediately. And usually it will be in the right context. He surprised us many, many times already repeating after us (and of course selalunya apa yg not so good tu lah dia dapat dulu...) Hehe.

Random facts about Afiq:

1. When talking to us (me & shahril) he usually refers himself as 'Afiq'
or 'saya' <- this, he got from the TV i believe. And lately i noticed he started saying 'kita' as well. That, definitely from anak2 jiran. Usual context would be: "bola ni kita punya lahhh!" or, "ini toy kita lahh" <- yes.. kita is more used when in argument. Hehe And the sweet thing is, he automatically bahasakan diri dia 'Abang' when talking to Mariessa. E.g. "Dik... jangan la ambik toy tu.. Tu abang punya!"

2. His favourite baju is the one that he wore during the bday party (refer previous post). Aunty Mas & Aunty Pet yang bagi. He calls it 'baju shen dengan merari' (that's baju Shell dengan Ferrari) sebab kat baju tu ada lambang Shell dengan Ferrari. His absolute favourite, that one. Bila dah pakai baju tu, mesti dtg to us and senyum simpul malu2... tunggu complimentlah tu maksudnya. I usually say.."wahhhh handsomenya Afiq".. that will do. He will senyum control macho, th
en lari gi main.

3. Favourite toys: Cars & bikes & ball. So very boyish. Now, sebab dah byk sgt toy cars, bila dapat cars baru je, bukannya main dah.. but he will tanggalkan the wheels first and then whatever yang boleh ditanggalkan. Life span toys dia usually ranging from 15 minutes to 3 days, depending on how kebal the cars are.

4. Last month we took him to the National Zoo. He can name most of the common animals there. Jibra (zebra), giraffe ('kenapa giraffe tu makan sayur je ma?"), tiger (tiger mandi tu sebab dia panas ke?"), birds, ostrich, monkey, turtle, and elephant. He was a big fan of elephants BEFORE we went to the zoo. So we were excited to introduce him to the elephant when we went there. But i guess he didn't expect the elep
hant to be THAT big, so he got scared. Now whenever we mention elephant, he'll say: "Afiq tak nak lah tengok elephant. Afiq takut. Soooo big!" So much for my macho boy.

5. He still pronounce piano as pinano!

6. Last week, Shahril had to go to Spore for a few days. Took him to the airport to send Shahril off. On our way back, Afiq asked me ("mama... kenapa se
mua orang punnnnn nak pegi sinopo?). And for the next 2 days, asyik cakap nak pegi 'sinopo' je. On the 2nd night, he took out a photo album, flipped through it, stopped at one page and said..."haaaa... ni pun Ayah!" I felt soo syahdu.

The next morning, the first question he asked me was: "Mama.. kenapa Ayah tak balik balik lagi ni?"
The night Shahril came home, we all went to KLIA. Took Afiq to the viewing area (anjung tinjau) to see aeroplanes. (He loves aeroplanes too.. OK, he loves ALL kinds of vehicles lah nak senang cerita. Trains dia panggil Thomas (for Thomas & friends the cartoon)). He pronounces aeroplanes: Epopolane. :D

I tried correcting Sinopo -> Singapore. Told him it's not sinopo, it's Siiiiiii ngaaaaaa pore! Lepas
tu betul la sikit : sinapo. 5 minutes after that, I asked him again: "Ayah pegi mana, fiq?" Dengan confidentnya dia jawab, as a matter of factly: "Ayahhhh, pegiiii Siiiiii ngaaaaa NOPO!!" Hihi..

7. Once he wanted something, and I said no, he said: "Mama ni... suka gaduh gaduh!" I have NOOO idea where he got that. Seriously!

8. One night, wanting to use some words he obviously picked up from TV, he asked me: "Mama, ni beg Mama ke ni?" (knowing very well it's MY bag). I said yes anyway. He said:"Ohhhh biar saya tolong ambilkan ye?" hihi.. sooo lah baku and TV-nya!

9. He loves Postman-Pat and Fireman-Sam series (Channel Ceria). Once
we passed thru the Petronas area in Kerteh (or is it Paka?) and he saw those whatever-you-call-it, yang berapi2 tu lah kan.. he said: "Mama look... tu terbakar! Nanti saya telefon Pakcik Sam!" Hehe. I hope he doesnt call the postman in our area Uncle Pat. :D

10. He remembers the full names of ALL our family members. Ada la salah pronouciation here & there kan.. like Aunty Mas becomes " Uuuujeypaaaa Tutura" :D. Cubalah teka apa sebenarnya tu. Hehe.

11. He expects me to call him every morning when I'm in the office. Kalau tak call, around 11 tu dia dah resah.. main phone. Or he'll just ask my maid to dial my number. Usual conversation will be, "d
ahhh.. Afiq dah makan dah... makan soshesh."or.."Afiq dah mandi dah, takde sejuk pun?". Or "Mama.. nanti mama balik.. mama beli calci-yum k? Calci-yum, dengan juice, k?"

12. His favourite song for now is... jeng jeng jeng.... "pertama kallli kuuuuu bejumpa dengan si diaaa" <- that, for those yang tak tau.. is a song by Datuk M. Daud Kilau ok? The one yang Zahid AF2 nyanyi dulu tuh! The reason he knows this song is that, as told by my maid, in Tom Tom Bak rancangan Aznil Hj Nawawi tu, ada one kid buat miming lagu ni. And for some reason, selaluuuuuu ulang this episode. He perfectly memorizes the first line! The unbeatable line would be his chorus"

"senyumlah.... senyumlah.. ahaiiiii cikcak molek" Muahahahaaaaa... (it's supposed to be cik mek molek). I'll try to get this on tape one day, complete with his gelek, and sunglasses!

That's My Afiq. :)

Afiq and his must-have-before-tido companion: Barney.
3 Responses
  1. Anonymous Says:

    He is one articulate boy, impressively. I wouldnt mind reading one whole book about him :) Hmm...maybe that's what you should do?

    I tumpang your pride ek?

  2. hani Says:

    lawaknya afiq ni...tergolek2 aunty baca citer dia..hehe..

  3. la Signora Says:

    "senyumlah.... senyumlah.. ahaiiiii cikcak molek"

    Afiq Adorable.Nanti dia, tunggu Aunty Lisa landing kat KL, I'll smother him with kisses!He's so cute.

    You just wait 'til the little one starts talking as well.It'll be a blast!