Monday, December 29, 2008

Lethal Weapon

First of all let me start by wishing everyone a HAPPY HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

Lots have happened since my last post.

Barely 2 months old my daughter Angel have already paraded Orchard Road with its long stretch of shimmering Christmas lights, gained an extra few hundred pounds and started babbling some sort of "swahalli" language which neither me nor my wife can comprehend.

She would go like "Muahhh huaaa Arrrhrrrahhh hmmph.."

Of which my wife would say. "She's saying Daddy is a stupid idiot. Smart girl Angel."

Feigning ignorance over my wife's comments (a pathetically weak attempt apparently), I usually just smiled back at my daughter with my mouth wide open, .. almost like a legitimate idiot.

"Huaaamuah Huaaaa Swuahhha..Hmmph" she would babble again.

"There she go again. She's clearly enjoying the slapstick comedy in front of her." I would say, and my wife would simply nod in absolute agreement.

Comedic or not, her laughter and babbling kept melting my heart, over and over again. I felt like an ice cream in Sahara desert.

My daughter is also a messenger. She's like an msn application, a bridge between conversations commuted by her parents and grandparents. I swear to you this is killing me. Whatever the adults are saying, they are not saying to each other anymore.

Below is simply a couple of the messagers among the list.

1) "Mummy is very tired, Mummy's arm is aching, swelling, itching and rotting.. Daddy will be feeding you." (my wife will snappily knock back into her sleep after talking straight into my daughter's face.)

or this one coming from my mother, her grandma.

2) "Angel is a very good girl hor. She will grow up to be obedient unlike her father, she doesn't buy branded or Armani like her dad. From now on her daddy is gonna have to save up for Angel for her education, medical fees, university fees, marriage dowry.. " (well, what can I say, grandma is reprimanding her extravagant son in front of his daughter, almost directly but indirectly)

How the world changes, they say having a kid changes everything. Suddenly you are an idiot when you smile, but your daughter is an angel even when she poops or drools. My daughter has become a deadly weapon, used against her sleep deprived father wearing a comedic smile. The future ahead suddenly look bleaker, as if the current economic climate isn't sombre enough.

But still, I continue to become a tub of melted Haagen Daz whenever the little one mew in front of me. I will definitely stop at nothing for her, even if I have to give up my favorite Emporio Armani.

Bring it on, you little (lethal) Weeper (Weapon).


Twilight Zone said...

Oh that was a funny & lovely post. So you seem to enjoy being a daddy now. You guys SO LUCKY to live in Singapore coz kids will grow up smarter there! I love how you described this "I felt like an ice cream in Sahara desert."..........

Happy New Year! I am drawing some new New Year icons soon.

A Common Singaporean said...

Hey Hi Twilight! Nice of you to drop by. I guess kids will also grow up more pressurized in Singapore as well. Fatherhood is a joy, my only request in getting a bit more sleep.

Ho, I am looking forward to your icons.


Bengbeng said...

it is interesting the way u live life in Singapore as when compared to lives in smaller towns. i think it is advantages to live in S'pore but at the sam etime perhaps it is a little more stressful?

A Common Singaporean said...

Hi Beng Beng, yah Singapore is a tiny country in a cosmopolitan setup thus the stressful lifestyle to many. I have lived in a few continents for work and studies, and experienced living in small towns as well. Perhaps because my roots are here, i have always preferred living in Singapore. But I envy the many other things in smaller towns that we do not have here. I enjoy the photos of various places on yr blog. Happy New Year.

Daniel Ng said...

Wahaha...another blogger with the sense of humor, you make me laugh and love it:), LOL!

I love what your wife & your mom comments, so cold but so true!

btw, your daughter is really look like angel, so beautiful and cute1

Happy new year and all the best in 2009 to you & your family!

A Common Singaporean said...

Hi Daniel,

Thanks for reading my blog.

Trust me, there were colder comments. There is already leniency in those posted here.

Have a great 2009!!

Twilight Zone said...

i am taking a good look at your baby's photos again and she sure looks very cute, not kidding. So you photoshop her issit?? Just kidding, LOL....

A Common Singaporean said...

Ha ha, we are all suspected of crimes like this when we work in the creative industry.

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