By • Oct 11th, 2009 • Category: Digital stuffs

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Fitzand has always been fascinated by pool tables (and balls!) whenever he sees one … usually at the beach bar that we sometimes bring him to. A couple of times we gave him some coins to have a game or two but due to his height and age … hahahaha … all he could do was to push the balls into the pockets with his hands. Today I came across this little pool table and he immediately told me he wanted one. Luckily it costs about S$3.90 and so now he has a new toy in his already large collection.

He didn’t really need me to show him how to play it. So I asked him how to go about playing it and he was glad to let meΒ  video his short but pretty interesting ‘lesson’ …

In the video, you will hear him repeating the word ‘pop!’. Hahaha! Pop! Pop! Boomz!

The funniest thing was when I asked him how many balls are left … in Mandarin. He has picked up some Mandarin and can speak some Mandarin (usually pronounced like a Caucasian who has just learned some Mandarin words) in childcare. I asked him ‘hai you ji li?‘ which means ‘how many balls are there left?’. Sorry I can’t write in Chinese except maybe my name and a handful of basic words, but those who understand Mandarin will probably understand what I’m trying to say. Fitzand gave me a strange look after I asked him that. He paused for a moment and replied … ‘wo bu yao chilli!!!‘. Hahahaha! I almost fainted hearing the reply. He thought that ‘ji li‘ means ‘chilli’. He can’t take spicy food (yet) and after a couple of times he tasted a bit if chilli … he probably thought I was trying to ask if he wants chilli. ‘Wo bu yao‘ means ‘I don’t want’ in Mandarin. LOL! πŸ˜€

It is pretty scary to think how time flies. It was just like yesterday that I held a newborn in my arms and soon … come January next year … he will be 3 years old! I am pretty worried to think of maybe in another 10 years time … he might come tell me he wants a real pool table. It is not that it will cost an arm or a fat leg of mine … but the size of the flat I live in … a pool table will mean either my sofa set or a bed has to go.


  1. O.O! buy the real table lah! talented. lol

  2. @ymmij : I remember you having one of those real pool table in the tiger’s den. Did you leave it there? Maybe you can sell it to me. πŸ˜€

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  4. @norya : Why speechless? Because I mentioned ‘tiger’s den’??? πŸ˜€ πŸ˜›

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