Meet the neighbours
Ping Kuek Sammi Lim caught up with a Malaysian couple whom she met in New York some years ago. Wan Yin, Ping Kuek and little Lee Lerk joined her for brunch at Delirium Coffee in Damansara Heights to chat about cartoons, orange juice and travelling as a family.
Lee Lerk: Pocoyo!
What’s that? Wan Yin It’s a Spanish kids programme. He saw that Papa has his phone out. Now he wants to watch ‘Pocoyo’. Ping Kuek Battery’s going to run out soon. [ They give in to Lee Lerk] L Fire truck. Look at the concentration on his face. [ After a while, Lee Lerk looks sad] L Pato? P Pato went home. No more battery. W Pato is a character in the cartoon. He’s a duck. Sometimes when we’re eating duck and I feed it to him, I tell him ‘This is Pato’. [ Laughs]
He kind of has an American accent. W That’s because he watches YouTube. [ Laughs] L Orange juice. W Good? Thumbs up!
Is that his favourite drink? W I think it’s the only thing he knows how to pronounce.
Lee Lerk What year did you guys move back from New York again? W Ping moved back first. I think it was 2010; one year before I did. Lee Lerk was born in 2013.
So Lee Lerk never got to experience New York? W We visited when he was ten months old. P Though I doubt he remembers much.
I love your family pictures taken at the Rainforest World Music Festival last August. W We took him to see the orang utans in Semenggoh and got so lucky. The minute we walked in, Edwin, the second largest primate
Wan Yin who’s 19 years old, made an appearance.
Weren’t you guys just in Hanoi? Is it a kid-friendly destination? W Not really. But when it rained during the last two days of our trip, we ended up going to a lot of museums. P It’s very historical. The locals are quite cultural.
Lucky kid. He’s always on the road with mum and dad. W We bring him everywhere!
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