Sunday, February 14, 2016

When I was a child

[ child = 0-6 years of age ]

When I was a child, I had two young parents and an elder sister.
I was surrounded by my loving grandparents and many relatives.
I also had a community of family friends daily and was part of a family that was active in church.

When I was a child, I had an incredibly huge head.
(I still have a large head, but I had an incredibly massive one then).
I looked like a little boy, and sometimes dressed like one too.
I had two small teeth that peeked through my constant grin, and was rather adorable.

When I was a child, I was really active, friendly and talkative.
I loved strangers, and mingling was a born talent of mine.
I liked singing, dancing, running and playing;

When I was a child, people took many photos of me.
I had an awkward smile, especially when I had lipstick on (during events/performances).

When I was a child, I had two things that were inseparable from me:
a) my toy doll named David, given to me by Mum for my birthday
b) my mini bolster which I called po-chim (It wasn't a name, probably a term for it in chinese?)

When I was a child, I loved my grandmother and had a soft spot especially for my mother.
I liked to eat cream fruit cakes with chocolate sprinkles and toys on them.
And I shared a room with my sister.

When I was a child, I was a pretend-spy part time.
I was also a mother-in-training and imaginative scientist.
I watched Barney & Friends, Winnie the Pooh and Mary Kate & Ashley a lot.

When I was a child, I was cute.
I was rather charismatic and had charm, but wasn't pretty like my sisters.
Despite that, I earned a special place in the heart of my grandparents; probably for my good nature and spirited personality.

My step-grandfather adored me, and took me on dates to eat KFC and rides on theme park donkeys.
He told my grandmother 'When she grows up, she will be really beautiful'.

When I was a child,
I was fearless, brave and willing.
I wasn't scared of bugs, or animals, or people.
Once, I killed a kutu - something like a bed bug.
I didn't care about the sun, wind or anything in between.
Oh! but when I was a child, I developed a fear of being stuck in toilets.

When I was a child, I had two best friends: Jeremiah and Aida.
They were my best friends from school.
They were quiet, pleasant and made great company.
Jeremiah liked Japanese food like me. He was the first boy I held hands with.
Aida had a rat tail (hairstyle). She had an elder sister too.

When I was a child, my biggest crush was a boy named Caleb.
He had really dark eyes and long black eyelashes.
I thought he liked me too.
He always came up to me, even though we were in different classes.

When I was a child, I didn't like a girl named Nicole.
She played a lead role in our school's show, and had glitter all over her pretty hair.
She wasn't nice, and the only thing we had in common was the same kindergarten crush.

When I was a child, I had several firsts;
I took steps that eventually built events and actions to come.
Though many solid memories are a blur,
many of them played a huge part contributing to the early stages of my life.

those cream cakes with chocolate sprinkles

ft my two grandmothers at the back

me being awks cause I had lipstick on

the difference between my sisters and I

my beloved pochim


  1. I love this so much. It reminded me of how pure childhood was and how we were so different back then. This gave me goosebumps tbh cause its so good. Knowing you in person makes this post feels even more i dont know actually more pure etc!!!

    1. Aww glad to hear that! :') I have a feeling I know who you are hehe. I'll be writing a 'When I'm a teenager' one soon :P