Lulu: A top that you can spin around--it's made from three pieces of paper.
Roy: A ninja shuriken. It's a little hard to make, but you can throw it at your enemies.
When you think to yourselves (in your mind), do you think in English or Japanese?
Lulu: I usually think in Japanese because I'm thinking in Japanese all day at school. At home, sometimes in Japanese and sometimes in English.
Roy: I think in both. When I'm talking to you and people who speak English, I think in English. With Mommy and other people, I think in Japanese.
Nikoya, have a fun, origami-filled day with your daughter!
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Thank you Lulu & Roy for letting us know your interests!
My daughter says hi to you both, and she too looks forward to playing with you soon. I am going to call her A-chan for the sake of keeping things clear.
A-chan and me were reading their answers, and just when I read out Lulu's hobbies, we looked at each other with a smile and said "same hobbies!". She was so happy that one more person shares her interests !
Ahh...and they are so confident about their hobbies! Smart kids!
And, when I asked A-chan if she knows how to make a crane, top and ninja shuriken, the first thing she asked me was "what's a top?", but when I said it's a "koma" in Japanese, she immediately understood.
There seems to be a gradual fine-tuning process in A-chan's CPU!
Interesting how Lulu and Roy try to make use of both languages to suit the situation. Good job!
Mayken: My 7-year-old, her ML dad and a ml family are going to the Christmas market at a ml school today - and I can't go with them! (Hope that ML dad's presence doesn't stop the kids from speaking ml together.)
Dec 2, 2017 22:12:04 GMT 9
Amy: I'm sure the language balance is heavily in favour of the ml. Don't you worry Mayken. And it's also good that your daughter sees that the ml exists beyond the Mummy sphere. It will give more weight to the ml to hear from another sphere.
Dec 2, 2017 22:51:42 GMT 9
Mayken: In the end, it was my daughter with ML dad and the other girl with ML mom (but who's fluent in ml). The other girl got tired of ml after a while but my girl chatted with people in ml and bought ml books and a snack, all in ml!
Dec 5, 2017 0:29:57 GMT 9
Amy: Not so bad after all then, Mayken
Dec 5, 2017 6:27:24 GMT 9
Mayken: Not bad at all, I just regret I wasn't there with them.
Dec 6, 2017 6:11:36 GMT 9
Amy: As the French have it Mayken: "ce n'est que partie remise!"
Dec 6, 2017 18:47:06 GMT 9
Mayken: My daughter wrote her letter to Santa in the ml this weekend, and we'll send it to Santa's address in the ml country, that way she'll get an ml letter back from him! Last item on her wishlist reads "The second Harry Potter book, and more books."
Dec 11, 2017 23:59:38 GMT 9
Adam Beck: More books is always good!
Dec 12, 2017 8:15:58 GMT 9
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Dec 12, 2017 8:16:04 GMT 9