my nephew visited us again this afternoon. he was his usual bubbly & energetic self. our neighbor was building an extension to their house and i showed it to him
me: look yohan, they’re building a house.
yohan: where? how can you say they’re building a house.
me: you see that man on top? he’s putting on the roof.
yohan: let’s go there.
me: we can’t.
me: cos it’s dangerous. the roof might fall on us
he kept on insisting that we go nearer the construction. and i was steadfast in telling him that we can’t. and i left him talking to my cousins. after a while he called me.
yohan: ninang chona, come. i have to show you somethin’.
so i went with him. he stood just outside our house. he pointed at the ceiling.
yohan: you should fix your roof. it might fall on me.
i laughed so hard. he was actually talking about our ceiling, which is almost coming off (our house is old and in bad need of repairs). i told him to tell his mama (that’s what he calls my mom) about it. and he actually did. he pulled my mom and told her the same thing. hahaha.
my uncle’s family were also here for lunch. we can’t stop but be amazed at my nephew. he’s so talkative. we talk to yohan in english cos that’s what he’s used to.
tito boy: totoy, baket ga ika’y ingles ng ingles. baka ika’y mapagkamalang mayaman. ika’y ma-kidnap.
yohan: i’m a good boy. they only kidnap bad boys.
hahaha. he understands tagalog but speaks in english.
tita myrna: you know yohan, he drives an airplane (referring to tito boy who’s a pilot)
yohan: oooh, he’s a pilot (clapping his hands gleefully)! he’s going to bring me to the states! that’s where we could buy lego.
i learned from his mom, rach, that once when yohan wanted one set of legos (apart from what she just bought him), she told him that it’s wasn’t available locally and can only be found in the states, hence the comment of wanting to go to the states. hahaha.
one of my fave pics of yohan, taken during our lolo’s bday.