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Double dose of funny quips

In this blog, there’s a category I dedicated to V called “V Quips”. It’s all about her witty and funny remarks.

Well, she doesn’t stand alone now in the funnies category. Nate’s vocabulary and speech talents have grown in the recent months by leaps and bounds.

Here’s a couple of the duo’s recent riot lines.


V, memorizing a Bible verse for Christian Education test. She quotes a verse in Isaiah, with feelings and actions: “All the grasses may wither and the flowers may fall, but your word shall remain forever.” (imagine her dramatic way of talking and acting.)

She pauses, with an discontented look. “Hmmmm, you know, Mom, it should be: All the grasses may wither and the flowers may fall, but your word shall remain for all. That sounds better, right? It should rhyme…”


(I posted this on my Facebook profile, but I wanted to share it here.)

I hear Nate getting back from his afternoon walk with the neighborhood kids. He races up the stairs and into our bedroom where I was napping. With twinkling eyes and that adorable smile (this little boy will break a lot of hearts), he gives me two gumamela flowers:

Nate to me: “For you! Put it on your ears… I know you love pink… Don’t let it die!”

And the punchline, with a half-wink (he still can’t do a full wink): “Papa never give(s) you flowers…”

All together now: *aawwwwww*

Enter, Miss V to burst the bubble… “You know,  sioti (little brother), Mom’s favorite color is blue. She hates pink.”

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Bed talk, bird talk and more V Quips

A few recent nights have reminded me that bedtime is the best time for priceless moments and senseless talk with my kids.

One night the talk turned tender… To tenders, in fact. Blame it on too much cartoons, Nate has a a Kungfu Panda way of thinking whenever he hears the word “tenders”.

Me: Achi* ate chicken tenders for meryenda kanina.

Nate: Oooh, my tenders!

Patch: What?? Ma, what are chicken tenders made of?

Me (makapang-asar lang): Tenders of chicken!

Patch: *grossed out* x_x

After that, the kids spent a good few minutes shadow boxing. The girls’ hand-shadows *punched* Nate as he pretended to either evade or get hurt with the punches. Teehee. Kaaliw sila.

*Achi is Fookienese way of calling the eldest sister in the family.


If V has witty quips, Nate seems to have his own thing going too…

Nate: Ma, boys have bird ba?

Me: Yes.

Nate: Papa has bird?

Me: Yes.

Nate: Same size ba bird namin?

Where in the world do kids get these questions???????


Of course, I’ll never run out of V quips. Here are her latest. Continue reading Bed talk, bird talk and more V Quips

V Quips are back!

Actually, V has had a lot of bloggable quips since the school year began. But I haven’t had time to capture them in text or in photos. Finally here they are, though no photos yet.


On the way home from school one afternoon. In the background on the radio, there’s a contest being held for Supafest tickets. Give the correct answer to the question and you win tix. Question: What do you call the plastic at the ends of shoelaces?

V (in a calm voice): Aglets

Me: What?

V: Aglets. The answer is aglets.

Me: Where did you learn that?

V: From TV! I learned it from Phineas and Ferb. TV rocks!

Unfortunately, we were not fast enough to text the answer. Pffffft.


From a Filipino subject seatwork. Topic:  Pangngalang pantangi at pambalana. Panuto: Tukuyin kung ang salita ay pambalana o pantangi. Kung pantangi, isulat ang salitang pambalanang katumbas nito.

So far lahat naman okay, until…

Ateneo de Manila –> pantangi –> pandesal –> isang malaking X mula sa guro!

Me: Ano ‘to? Bakit pandesal??

V: Eh kasi it sounded like Pan de Manila eh…


Topic in English is how to use the dictionary, so she has been practicing searching for words in it. One day, she sounded… hmmm.. I dunno, parang excited or intrigued.

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Tissue issue

Last night, in the bedroom. Kids were winding down. I was getting my dose of Bones. The Christmas episode of Season 1 was on. It was quite an emotional episode, and if you knew me, you’d expect me to be crying. Of course.

This was the episode where the whole team had to be quarantined in the lab because they were exposed to some infectious spore. It also happened to be Christmas. And so they all spent Christmas eve, and half of Christmas day in quarantine. On Christmas Eve, each one of the team was visited by family and loved ones. All, except Dr. Temperance Brennan a.k.a. Bones (played by Emily Deschanel) because up to that point she had no family. 🙁

It was more emotional than this, okay? Anyway, by the time the episode was finished I was in big-time cryfest. The girls began teasing me for being such a cry baby. Nate was nearest to me, so I took his hands and playfully wiped my tears with them.

Nate had this look of disdain on his face. He looked at his hands like they were really disgusting, and began bellowing in his low, paos voice:

“Hindi ako tissue! Hindiii ako tiiiisuueee!!! Waaaaaahhhh! Huhuhuhuuuu!”

Wahahahahaha! But the more I laughed, the louder he cried. I had to fake sympathy. 😛


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V’s Making a List…

And checking it twice…


four times…

One afternoon, as soon as we arrived at home from school, V got one of her old notebooks and began scribbling some stuff. I really wasn’t paying attention.

All through the evening, she kept going back to her scribbles. I got curious, of course. So nosy iMom decided to check it out…

This is my 8-year old daughter’s attempt at time management and organization. Not bad eh? Take note: “Aral for tests tomorrow.” Also: under “study list”, all boxes are ticked. *proud mama moment* 😀

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