Up till now at 20 months, her speech includes (but not limited to) [ listed verbatim ]
- Selamat Hari Raya
- I want ice-cream.
- I do magic.
- Kor kor naughty
- Cane kor kor
- Play piano first (when she doesn't want to sleep)
- I want to read (snatch book from kor kor)
- Dora go to sleep.
- Happy birthday Ah Ku (singing to the tune)
- Joy-Anne go kai kai.
She can also pray... "Jesus...bless Yee Yee...have baby boy...Amen."
Counting 1 to 20 is not a problem. She knows she lives on "thirteen floor".
She can identify (and say) colour pencils, marker pen, ballpen...
And she sings in tune! Her repertoire currently includes Kher Ren Lai (and the entire day will be "papa pu chai chia"), You are my sunshine, It's raining...it's pouring, This Old Man and The B-I-B-L-E.
Of course she knows (and can say) her cartoon characters like Bob (the tomato), Mickey Mouse, Dora, Pocoyo, Lula, Sleepy Bird, Oso, Higglytown Heroes, Handy Manny, Pooh, Darby etc.
And just last night, she did what to me, has been the most jaw-dropping thing....
She climbed on my back (as if for a piggy-back ride) and then put her hand (five fingers together) to my mouth and said, "peanut...eat. Go!"
In my biased opinion, she's certainly the most lovable, adorable, cheerful, happy, intelligent (more than Joe at this point!) baby!