Kalender Kereta Api

Tadi siang sewaktu berkunjung ke PT. KAI di Cikini, Kiran mendapatkan suvenir berupa kalender, tabloid dan botol minum. Setelah itu kami pergi ke sebuah mal di daerah Jakarta Selatan karena Kiran mengikuti beberapa kelas olahraga di sana.

Setelah selesai berkegiatan dalam perjalanan keluar mal . . .

Bunda: Kiran, the calendar and the tabloid are heavy. Can I give it to someone else? We already have a calendar at home.

Kiran: Bunda, do you want me to give your phone to someone else?

Bunda: No. Of course not.

Kiran: Well, me too. That is mine. I want to keep it

Ketika pertanyaan dibalas dengan pertanyaan. Sepertinya saya keseringan menjawab Kiran dengan “What do you think?”

Hanya 6 Kilometer

Setelah selesai melakukan wawancara di kantor PT. KAI di Cikini . . .

Kiran: Bun, I want to ride train to Kota Kasablanka.

Bunda: But we only have 20 minutes left before your tennis class. I think we better take Gojek, it’s very close from here, only 6 kilos.

~Gojeknya sampai~

Kiran: Bun, aku duduk di depan drivernya ya.

Bunda: Jangan ah Ki, jauh soalnya.

Kiran: Tadi kata Bunda deket, only 6 kilos, sekarang bilangnya jauh, gimana sik . . . wishy washy nih bunda . . . (sambil ngelirik ngeledek)

Bunda: Hehe, ternyata jauh juga ya . . . maaf ya, bunda tadi belum lihat peta Ki.. (ngeles dotkom)

Moral lesson: mulutmu harimaumu.. ??

T Vs D

Pagi ini merasakan debat kusir sama Kiran ketika reading time. Mendebatkan bunyi kata “Walked” dan “Talked“..

Bunda: Ki, you read this word (walked) WALKT, with ending T sound. And so is the word talk, it ends with T, so it becomes TALKT.

Kiran: Bunda, I don’t see the T on the word, so it should be walked, ends with -ED, not with T . . . this one (talked) is also ED not with T.

Bunda: How do you know that? Why do you think it is pronounced that way?

Kiran: Because I know it bunda, English is my first language, so I know it. (tsaaahh, gaya bangeett)

Bunda: Well, I think we should check with Uncle Dez, we can ask which one is the correct pronunciation.

Kiran: Okay, we can check it on the internet too.

Mungkin untuk orang lain Kiran seperti ngeyel kalau di kasih tahu. Tapi buat saya, ini kemajuan, karena dia bisa mempertahankan pendapatnya memberikan argumen sesuai pengetahuannya sekarang dan jawabannya tidak terpengaruh pendapat saya.

Dimple

Pagi kemarin:

Kiran: Bunda, ayah has dimples on his cheeks, do I have one?

Bunda: Yes, you did Ki, when you were a baby. I’ll find the photo later.

Sore tadi:

Bunda: Here’s the photo Ki, see, you had one on your right cheek.

Kiran: Oh yeah, I have dimple like ayah (sumringah)

Bunda: How come I dont have one? (Pura-pura sedih)

Kiran: Dont worry Bun, I think you have, but it is covered by fat on your cheeks. (Muka lempeng)