Meet the neighbours
Little Mikaela wows us
TOM Kids received a warm invitation to pay a house visit to two proud parents and their first born in Wangsa Baiduri, Subang Jaya. Here’s an excerpt of our conversation with Cassandra Anne Paul, Jovan Matthew Tang and their chatty one-year old Mikaela Cathryn Tang:
Who do you think Mikaela takes after more? Jovan A lot of people have said that she looks like me. Character-wise, she’s a lot more like Cassie. She has a lot of her mum’s good traits. She’s a fast learner. I think she’s also a left-hander like Cassie.
Can you tell by this age? Cassandra She seems to be using her left hand more. I’m definitely going to be the shortest person in this family, so I hope at least I won’t be the only left-handed Tang! Mikaela My ball! Wooow. J That’s not a ball, darling. That’s Doraemon.
What is one of your daughter’s cutest traits? J She’s very talkative. She started talking a lot faster than most babies her age. Even our doctor noted that her speech patterns are very good. M WOOOW. J You can actually hear her clear pronunciation. And she just started walking this week! C I think the cutest thing about her are her beautiful eyes.
Does she like going out or is she more of a home person? J She’s a very outgoing and social baby. I think because we put her in day care, she’s very used to being around crowds. C We tend to go out quite a bit over the weekends and she’s a good sport about it. She doesn’t really get cranky so it’s easy to take her out. M Wooow.
That seems to be her favourite word! What else can Mikaela say? C She doesn’t say ‘mummy,’ she says ‘mimi’, but I think it’s cute so I don’t correct her. She can also say ‘papa’.
Your new home is looking good. When did you guys buy the house? J We bought the house in July 2013. We were engaged for two years and spent that time looking for a place that we liked. C We were so happy to have found this place after such a long time of looking, but we don’t get to spend as much time here as we’d like to. There’s work, and on weekends we go see the grandparents. I would say that this house is still a work in progress.
Why did you choose this neighbourhood? C My cousin lives six houses away and my auntie lives on the road just before ours. J We liked the location and having family in the area. And the moment we walked into the house, it felt right.
Good vibes. C&J Yeah!
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